Willem Francois Potgieter

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We have been to SA and we went to Pretoria for info on our families.

I had info on my husband’s father and grand father. And we were looking for info on his great grand father.

What we found is the following:

Cornelis Dirk Potgieter Sep 18 1854 - May 2 1938. In the documents it said that this man C D Potgieter died in the home of his son Willem Francois Potgieter on his farm Rietvlei.

My husband’s grand father was Willem Francois Potgieter and he had a farm Rietvlei same district Roossenekal, Middelburg, South Africa. The Mapochsgronden are part of the family land

Now my problem is that on record is that my husbands grand father was born Jun 11 1897 and on a pdf document of Harmen Jansz POTGIETER it says that Willem Francois Potgieter, son of Cornelis Dirk Potgieter Sep 18 1854 - May 2 1938 was born 2 Aug 1886

  1. Cornelis Dirk POTGIETER, g. 4 Mei 1825 in Grahamstad,24 s. 8 Sep 1899 in Mapochsgronden, Middelburg,
  2. 1.1.6.4.7.2.2.  Cornelis Dirk POTGIETER, g. 18 Sep 1854.28
  3. Hy trou Catharina Johanna Susanna POTGIETER, in Heidelberg, Tvl,27 g. 29 Nov 1859
  4. Willem Francois POTGIETER, g. 2 Aug 1886,

Can this be the same man? Can the only document I have (the “begrafnis brief”) be so wrong with the birth date?

Can anybody help?

Thank you.

Cornelia Potgieter

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in Genealogy Help by anonymous G2G Crew (580 points)

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I would go with the begrafnis brief ...

are you refering to Dr Jordaan Potgieter's PDF document or who's  There are serveral documents about Herman Janz Potgieter written by different people.

 

I search Dr Jordaan Potgieter's document on the Herman Janz Potgieter decendants and found an entry on page 11: 

 

 

1.1.6.4.7.2. Cornelis Dirk POTGIETER, g. 4 Mei 1825 in Grahamstad,24 s. 8 Sep 1899 in Mapochsgronden, Middelburg,24 beroep landbouer. MHG 16967, 74j 3m 4d. 

 

Hy trou24 Magdalena Maria Catharina MEYER, g. 22 Mrt 1820 in Grahamstad,24 (dogter van Johannes Cornelis MEYER en Martha Maria SCHEEPERS) s. 27 Jan 1900 in Mapochsgronden, Middelburg.24 Magdalena: MHG 0/16968, 79j 10m 5d. 

then further on at the bottom of p 12 we have your hubby's grandfather (I think)

1.1.6.4.7.2.2. Cornelis Dirk POTGIETER, g. 18 Sep 1854.29

Hy trou Catharina Johanna Susanna POTGIETER, trou in Heidelberg, Tvl,28 g. 29 Nov 1859 in Natal,21 (dogter van Jan Andries POTGIETER en Johanna Susanna PRETORIUS) gedoop 24 Des 1859 in Ladysmith, Natal,21 s. 16 Apr 1923 in Boshoffshoop, Middelburg, Tvl,24 verw. nr. b1c6d4e7f3g1,21 beroep huisvrou. Catharina: MHG 51569 64j 4m woon op Boshofshoop, Middelburg, Tvl. 

1.1.6.4.7.2.2 has 8 children and the 6th child is : 

 

1.1.6.4.7.2.2.6. Willem Francois POTGIETER, g. 2 Aug 1886,47 gedoop 23 Okt 1887 in Pretoria Herv Kerk.47 

e-mail me to willa@willa.co.za - then I will forward you dr Jordaan Potgieter's e-mail.  I am sure he will be able to help to clarify this and then I would love to be updated too, as I am working on a Global Potgieter Document

 

Willa

 

by Willa Truter G2G1 (1.7k points)
edited by Willa Truter
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Good day Cornelia,

I am an estate agent and went to list a farm close to Roosenekal yesterday. I found a lot of Potgieter graves there.

Please contact me should you get this message.

hilda@marula24.co.za
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