How was Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr, born July 4 1845, related to Onze Jan?

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This is confusing, aren't they the same person. Jan Hendrik "Onze Jan" Hofmeyr?  Some records state born 4 July 1845 and others state born 3 July 1845.

Jan Hendrik "Onze Jan" Hofmeyr was born on July 3, 1845, in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa to Rykie Hester Roos, age 22 (his mum died on January 9, 1897, at the age of 73), and Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr, age 26 (his dad died on April 25, 1893, at the age of 74).


by Amanda X G2G6 Mach 1 (14.9k points)
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As you can see there is some confusion here. I hope this helps you figure it out.

A friend had this to say: "my Grandmother was Isabelle Hofmeyer, kin (Niece - I think) to Jan Hendrik Hofmeyer (Tvl Administrator) who was also cousin to Jannie Smuts. Her brothers were also Willie Hofmeyer (SWA Admin ) and Hoffie Hofmeyer ( Min of Traditional Affairs)".

A brief search gave me a Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr-"Onze Jan" (4 July 1845 – 11 October 1909), a South African politician.
He was a Member of the Cape House of Assembly for Stellenbosch. In office: 1879 – 11 October 1909 & Minister without portfolio. In office: May – November 1881.

He had a nephew, Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr. Baptised Jan Frederick Hendrik Hofmeyr, but he dropped the name Frederick & was also known as "Hoffie", (diminutive form of his surname).

Administrator of the Transvaal. In office: 1924–1929.
Minister of Finance and Education. In office: 5 September 1939 – 25 May 1948.
Deputy Prime Minister. In office

Personal details:-
Born: 20 March 1894
Cape Town, Cape Colony
Died: 3 December 1948 (aged 54)
Johannesburg, South Africa.
Nationality: South African
Political party: South African Party, United Party.

by Karen Lange G2G Crew (670 points)

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