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Zeeman Family - South Africa

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Zeeman Family - South Africa


  • Seeman
  • Seemann

Image Right: Grave of ZEEMAN Jacob S. 1855-1934 & Johanna A.G. VAN DER MERWE 1857-1937 - Franschoek, Old Cemetery, Hugenot Museum

There are a number of Zeeman families listed in “SA Genealogies” vol 17, Genealogical Institute of SA, Stellenbosch, 2008”. Some of the trees have been added to GENi and others not.

The purpose of his project is to establish the trees and try to fit in some profiles as yet not linked to any main tree. It would be good to establish accurate trees for this family.

There are 3 sections to the project:

  1. Heads of families/tress as listed in SAGv17
  2. GENI Profiles not yet connected to a Zeeman tree
  3. Sundry records/entries/documents found but not placed/linked/connected

Heads listed in SAG v17

Once the trees are all added to GENi we will be able to assign the order/ of their Stamvader/Progenitor status. Listed in order of arrival date where known.

Detlef Seemann

Arrived 1746 from Brunsbüttel, Ditmarschen, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Soldier, joiner/carpenter 1747-1749 Burger 1753. Died 9 Oct 1788. Married 1st: 31 Dec 1752 Johanna Barbara de Jong. Married 2nd 16 Oct 1763 Hendrina Engela

Matthys Zeeman

From Hellingöor, Denmark. Married 22 June 1777 Johanna Magdalena Christiaanse (widow of Lourens Claassen) v.d.K daughter of Johannes Christiaan v.d. Kust and Judith v. Nagapatnam

Pieter Zeeman

Arrived 1746 from Amsterdam, Netherlands. Married 18 March 1753 Catharina Verbeek

GENI Profiles not yet connected to a Zeeman tree

Please add only the most senior member of the tree to the list below, not all members. Sundry records/entries/documents found...

... not placed or matched to anyone yet

  • Andries Johannes Zeeman (Jacob's son) married Caledon 23 Nov 1868 Elizabeth Johanna Susanna Ritter (Stephen's daughter)
  • Anna Elizabeth Zeeman - married to Jan Godfried Gertenbach - SAFv1 - pdf page 210
  • Anna Johanna Zeeman born c 1874 married Hendrik Johannes Schietekat (born c. 1874)
  • Johanna Catharina Carolina Zeeman van Regen (or van Rejin) d. 22 Jan 1905, Cape Town. Married to Johannes Jacobus Zeeman - Must be connected to Amerentia Johanna Zeeman see document and
  • Cornelia J F Zeeman nee Thiart Born 1 Nov 1898 Died 24 Dec 1955 -
  • David Abraham Zeeman married Robertson 10 Oct 1876 Petronella Cornelia Schoonwinkel (Page 72 SAG v17)
  • Elizabeth Zeeman born 20 Nov 1944 from Goodwood married Belville 10 Aug 1964 Aspry Bosman (born 3 Mar 1943
  • Frances Susan Zeeman (born Murraysburg 6 May 1912, died 13 Aug 1971) married c. 1942 to Jan Hendrik Benade (born 10 Dec 1916 Died 17 May 1985)
  • Frank William Nicklos Zeeman (born c. 1894) married 22 May 1931 to Rykie Woutrina Ackerman (born 27 Feb 1899) SAFv1 PDF page 91
  • Jacob Hermanus Zeeman. Page 73 SAGv17 Born Franschhoek, boer Married Hester Petronella Snyman Roos * "Bellevue", dist Barbeton 24 Dec 1898
  • Jacobus Christoffel Zeeman Married Nov 1867 Cape Town Regina Fredrika Charlotte Ross
  • Jan Zeeman m Anna Magdalena Badenhorst (died before 6 Oct 1816) (Page 73 SAGv17)


  • Hendrina Magdalena born 24 Feb 1807 m. John Hendrik Sleigh
  • Anna Catharina born 5 Feb 1808
  • Johanna Catharina Carolina Zeeman born c 1851/1857 Married Cape Town 31 Aug 1871 Carel Hendrik Elius Bernstein (b. c. 1845) (Page 73 SAGv17)
  • Johannes Zeeman m. Stellenbosch 12 Jan 1845 Barbara Elizabeth Smit (Page 73 SAGv17)
  • Michiel Samuel Alexander Zeeman married to Catharina Johanna Laubscher


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