Johann Christian Pyper, SV/PROG

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Johann Christian Pyper (Pfeifer), SV/PROG

Also Known As: "Pyper Stamvader"
Birthplace: Eisenberg, Thuringia, Germany
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Husband of Johanna Christina van de Kaap, SM/PROG
Father of Johannes (Jan) Hermanus Peyper

Occupation: Soldier, farm hand, farmer
Managed by: Daniel Jacobus Botes
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About Johann Christian Pyper, SV/PROG

In 1771 Johann Christian Pyper (originally Pfeifer) left his native Germany where he had been a farm laborer. Wars and rumors of wars brought opportunity and he arrived in the Cape Colony in late 1771 as a soldier to the VOC - Dutch East India Company. He married an emancipated slave-girl Christina van der Kaap in 1776.

In 1788 Johann was released from his duties to the VOC and he and his family travelled to the area near the present-day Orange Free State where they settled. In 1887 their many times removed grandson Gideon Francois Piper was born. In all there were 21 children born between the birth of the first child of Johann Christian and the birth of Gideon Francois.

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Eisenberg, Thuringia, Germany
May 1782
Age 34
Age 70