South Africa - isolated trees
- not connected to The Big Tree
Including Progenitors and settlers
A vast number of South African Progenitors and their families have been added to Geni, and many of their descendants are active on the tree.
This project is targeting families of those families or trees listed in various resources such as South African Genealogies/Families and Genealogies of the old Cape Families who have not previously been added to Geni. Those interested in tree building could add and develop these trees which are largely isolated and not linked to the main South African tree.
Even small trees added to Geni attract the attention of those who Google names and often leads to new people joining the community and becoming interested in researching their families. While adding these to Geni connections to the main tree or other new families are often found through marriages, and so the South African presence on Geni is enriched.
This is potentially an enormous project with a lot of participation needed. It is very much in its infancy, but well worth pursuing. If you are interested in tree-building and would like to take part please do! The more on board the better! It might help if you volunteer to add names of an alphabet letter in the interest of getting the ball rolling!
In time it will be necessary to split the project as it will get a bit cumbersome! I am optimistic!
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What to do for this project
The list below (alphabetically arranged by surname) are people who are listed in various published Genealogies who do not or did not have a presence on Geni. It is a work in progress! Those with active links have had trees or families added. Some are very small trees but may in the end bear fruit. It is best not to add names where the sources give no progeny. The image that has been used to mark the heads of these families can be found attached to this project.
Please firstly check to make sure that the profiles are not yet on Geni before adding them to Geni or the list. If they are represented by private trees please contact the managers to see if they can be made public.
After a tree has been built for a person add the link to this list in bold - also add the profile to this project as well as to the South African Progenitors project if appropriate. For the time being leave profiles on this project which have found a link to the main South African tree add a ✔ (copy and paste). This way we can keep track of those small trees added to Geni but not yet connected to the main tree, and others which have been connected through marriage.
As an example Thomas Abbott has been added to Geni with his very small tree. He would get lost unless he stayed linked to this project. On the other hand ✔ Johann Philipp Anhäuser a.k.a Anhuyser has been inked to the main tree via marriages into the Gunn & van Rooyen families.
Initial listings taken from SAG/SAF
- John Abbott From England between 1838-1854
- Richard Abel born 1836 England brother of Samuel below
- Rudolf Jürgen Abel from Hildesheim
- ✔ Samuel Abel m Susanna Greef 1855. Linked to the main tree through his wife.
- Mattheus Abogustus Arrived in SA befor 1860 from Poland.
- Kalil Aboud
- George Abraham arrived in SA 1860 from Lincolnshire
- David Marthinus Abrahams
- Izak Abrahams
- Jan Abrahams
- Jan Abrahams (later Johannes Petrus)
- Johannes Abrahams
- Johannes Hendrik Abrahamse
- Johannes Jacobus Abrahamse
- Joseph Abrahamse
- Abrie (AKA Avrie)
- Peter Lukas Albertus Abrie
- Hans Abrie
- Adam Absalom
- Effendi Abu Bakr
- Rudolf Heinrich Ackerman/Ackerman - arrived 1802
- Thomas price-Adams 1820 Settler
- George Anderson 1820 Settler
- Johann Philipp Anhäuser a.k.a Anhuyser. Linked via Gunn & van Rooyen
- Jan Frederik Baartman
- Christian Gottlieb Baarts
- Barend Cornelius Backer
- Johann Otto Backer
- Johan Heinrich Backemeyer
- Dirk Backhus
- Johann Gottfried Bandik
- Johann Baptista - Adelborst, took part in the expeditions of Jan Danckaert (1660), Peter Cruythoff (1661) and Pieter Everaardt v. Cruybaert (1661).
- Gabriël Barbier
- Philip Andreas Barchfeld
- Gabriël Barbier, SV/PROG (linked to de Villiers)
- Gottlieb Barends
- William Barrett
- William Berry 1820 Settler
- Johann Carl Christian Binnemann
- NN Blythe
- Johannes Bongard
- Amos Boucher
- John Boucher
- Priesthood Boucher
- Richard Boucher (Pigot's Party)
- Robert Michelmore Bovey 1820 Settler
- ✔ Johan Andreas Brandt
- ✔ Abraham Brunt Linked to de Villiers
- Johannes Gerhardus van Buuren SV/PROG
- Alexander Byrne 1820 settler
- James Cahill Retired Soldier who stayed at the Cape
- Peter Carchaut AKA Carsouw
- Thomas Albert Chalker (1850-1899)
- John Centilivres Chase 1820 Settler
- Willem Colbert
- John Coleman 1820 Settler
- William Thomas Collen 1820 Settler
- Simeon Reeve Cornish
- Charles Crause 35 Lieut. Royal marines (Half-pay). 1820 Settler
- William Crooks 23 (Calton's Party) 1820 Settler. http://www.southafricansettlers.com/?p=2182
- ✔ Timothy Devine 1820 settler
- Georg Wilhelm Dielmann a.ka. Dillman Linked to Vioroni
- Samuel Dredge SV/PROG 1
- NN Drummond
- Peter Friedrich Dusing, SV/PROG Linked to main tree through Basson
- Evert van Dyk SV/PROG 3 (linked to Richard Abel above)
- James Thomas Erith 1820 Settler
- Fearnon Fallows Astronomer
- Freemantle James 1820 ish
- Albertus Frieslaar b Netherlands
- Gerrit Frieslaar
- Jens Jörgen Friis b Denmark
- Christian Frislew (Frislin) b Denmark
- George Gatehouse Cock's Party
- Thomas Griffin 1820 Settler
- Johann Vakentyn Grübel
- Georg Gottlob Heinrich Gruber
- Johann (Jan) Grün
- Friedrich Carl Adolph Grünberger
- Heinrich Franz Gründler
- William Gunn b 1782
- William Gunn b c1805
- Aaltje Hand ca 1851-1927 d.o. Louis and Sara hand. She was born in Amsterdam Netherlands and married Henry Solomon.
- Henry Harper 1820 Settler
- Thomas William Hewson 1820 Settler
- Frederick William Hiles 1820 Settler
- Ivy Hill
- ✔ William Henry John Jerram, SV/PROG a.k.a. Jerrome - British. (Linked through Brandt)
- Thomas Jones (1813-1869) Apprenticed as a straw hat manufacturer on 5 April 1830. He arrived at the Cape in 1838 and became a merchant.
- Frederik Jourdan
- Charles Cocks
- Hendrik Johannes Kocks
- Abraham Johannes Matthee Swiss settler 1743
- Samuel John Mollett 1820 Settler
- Charles Mouncey 1820 Settler
- Johannes Heinrich Christian Wilhelm Neitz. One of the first missionaries of the Berlin Missionary Society.
- ✔ Diederick Pallas connected through Eksteen and Cloete
- William Parker, 1820 Settler, Leader of Parker's Party on the East Indian, died 1840
- George Pelteret Children's Friend Society child
- Johann Petrie
- Karl Moritz Paul Friedrich Petrie born Petmold, Germany
- Thomas Phillips SV/PROG 2 1820 Settler - Crause's Party
- James Walter Puttergill
- Petrus Cornelis Pelser Death notice of wife supplied. She was Brits. not connected yet.
- Hercules Sandenberg arrived in 1714 from Drontheim, Norway
- Hezekiah Sephton 1820 Settler
- Louis Edouard Bernard Siemens Rhodesian Settler
- Georg Christoffel Sondermann
- Francis Stanley - Owen's Party
- James William Stroud
- Henry Solomon died February 1911 in South Africa
- John Roy Stewart Born in Aberdeen Scotland ca 1859 †19/6/1939 Johannesburg South Africa Had issue X Jessie Lawson In London.
- Christiaan Velbron
- ✔ Thomas Venn Connected through Brandt
- Francois Vink [Private profile on Geni]
- Joseph Vintcent
- Joseph Anthonie Vioroni a.k.a Guiseppe Anthonie. (Connects to the Main tree through Basson)
- William Francis Viret
- Ebenezer Warner b.1792, 1820 Settler - Clarke's Party. (Wife Louisa Dann McCall. Ch : Thomas 10, William 4.)
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