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Johann Christian Pyper (Pfeifer), SV/PROG

Also Known As: "Pyper Stamvader"
Birthdate: (70)
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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Johann Christoph Pyper (a2 'n Duitser en soldaat van beroep. Hy het van Hildesheim, 'n klein dorpie naby en suid-oos van Hannover, gekom. Die datum waarop Johann Christoph (a2) in Suid-Afrika geland het is nie bekend nie, maar dit was waarskynlik omstreeks 1775. Aan die Kaap was hy 'n soldaat in diens van die NOIK. Dit is opgeteken dat hy op 18 Februarie 1776 in Kaapstad met Johanna Christina getroud is. Hulle het twee seuns gehad: Hendrik Hermanus en Johannes Hermanus.

In 1777 het Johann Christoph (a2) iewers in die Kaap as 'n plaashandlanger begin werk. In die Kompanjie se Generale Monsterrollen van 1779 verskyn sy naam onder die pasiënte in die Kaapse hospitaal en hier loop sy spoor meteens ten einde.

Bron: https://www.myheritage.com/FP/newsItem.php?s=127556552&newsID=2&sourceList=home

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Johann Christian Pyper, SV/PROG's Timeline

1748
1748
Eisenberg, Thuringia, Germany
1782
May 1782
Age 34
South Africa
1818
1818
Age 70