Van Niekerk's living in Amersfoort - brothers for grate gather Gert Daniel van Niekerk

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My grate father was Gert Daniel van Niekerk (Born 1888) that lived in Amersfoort, he was a transport ryer (delivery of parcels and mail).  My mother told me the story that he rode his horse into the bar and created chaos.  Do anyone know his brothers or sisters and/or any news on his father Cornelius Jan Hendrik van Niekerk , his father I think , was it him in the staatsartillery during the boer was , as my father's brother had the name Cornelius Jan Hendrik?

 Please help!
in Genealogy Help by Gert Daniel Van Niekerk G2G Crew (580 points)
Could you clarify if you mean Amersfoort, South Africa (Your mention of the Boer War suggests this, but thought I would ask just in case...)
Rob Ton, Yes its a very small town in South Africa (we have many towns named after Netherland towns) where our heritage starts. 1690's 5 van niekerk brothers entered South Africa from Netherland. My interest is the Boer War, and I collect Boer War coins (Zuid Afrikaanse Repuliek (ZAR) also medals from President Paul Kruger that went to Nederlands.  have one of the scare medals when Paul Kruger ask Netherlands to help agains the Birttish in 1870 's.

Greeting ,

Gert van Niekerk

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I believe my great grandfather, Jacobus van Niekerk, was a builder in Amersfoort during 1920-1928. He might be family as his children were named: Cornelius Gerhardus van Niekerk(born 1925), Gerhardus Daniel van Niekerk born (1928).  I am also looking for any information on these families.
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We are closer than we think.

My farther was the youngest born in 1931 4th July in Amersfoort, Mpumalanga.

His brother Gert Daniel Hendrik (oom Billy) was the oldest born in Amersfoort.

His brother Cornelius Jan Hendrik (Whitey) was born 2 April 1919 in Amersfoort - surely with 6 years apart they must have seen each other in 'n small town and the same surname.

they were 11 children
Ja, hul moet familie wees.

Ek sukkel my dood om uit te vind wie Jacobus van Niekerk se pa of ma was en
ook sy broers en susters. Ek wonder of Gert Daniel (jou familie gebore in
1888) my oupa se broer dalk was aangesien hy sy jongste seun Gerhardus
Daniel gedoop het en hom Gert genoem het.
My oupagrootjie, Jacobus van Niekerk, is op 26 Aug 1929 oorlede. (Die
stories wat ek gehoor het was dat hy 'n drinker was en een nag na sy kuier
by 'n Bar, in die sneeu gestruikel en daar verkluim het)  Sy vrou, Maria
Magdalena Magritha, (nee Mostert) is in 1937 oorlede met die geboorte van
haar 2de man se kind. Haar eie kinders is almal weeshuis toe in Bethlehem
aangesien sy nie vir hul kon sorg nie. Sy was van Memel.
Die kinders:

   -  Phillipus Jacobus van Niekerk Geb 1921 (was nie sy eie kind nie, hy
   het die seun aangeneem met sy troue)Oom soon is oorlede 'n paar jaar terug.   Hy het kontak met my oupa gehad tot met sy dood

   1.  Maria Magdalena Christina Geb 1923 (was hul dogter) sy is oorlede +-    1959

   -  Cornelius Gerhardus  (geb 1925) Sy geboortedorp wys Amersfoort op sy    Trousertifikaat.  oom Cor leef nog, maar sy verstand is nie meer so helder nie en kan nie veel onthou nie. Hy het ook kontak  met my oupa gehad.

   -     Petrus Jacobus (geb 17 Sept 1927 - is vir aanneming gegee met
   geboorte aan Petrus Jacobus Erasmus - dit is my oupa en die rede hoekom ek sukkel om informasie te kry) Die Erasmusse het op Wakkerstroom gebly en na die  aanneming Dundee/Dannhauser toe getrek.

   -      Gerhardus Daniel  (geb 17 Okt 1928) is ook al oorlede. Hy was
   lief om te steel en te bedrieg en was ook  in die tronk. (Noem naam Gert)

As jy dalk eendag iets meer uitvind, sal jy my asb. laat weet?

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