Parents of Johanna Elizabeth (de Beer) Basson (b. c1897)

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Good day

I am searching for any information regarding Johanna Elizabeth de Beer's parents.

I I've tried Family Search but came up with nothing useful.

I suspect she wad born/lived somewhere in the Ladismith (Karoo, Western Cape) area of South Africa as her husband (Jan Hendrik Basson) and his entire family was from there.

According to a source (who's reliability is questionable) she may have had a stepfather with the last name "de Klerk".

Any additional information you may have will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance

An-Mari Basson
WikiTree profile: Johanna Elizabeth Basson
in Genealogy Help by An-Mari Basson G2G1 (1.8k points)

Sterftekennis JH Basson. Ek het so vinnig deur die ander boedel dokumente geloer, maar niks meer wysgeword oor sy vrou nie.

Ek sien jy is nuut op WikiTree as sulks het ek vir jou die basiese transkripsies gedoen as voorbeeld. Sou jy sukkel moenie huiwer om te vra nie. Lees meer hier.

Baie dankie, Louis!  Ek waardeer jou hulp.  Ja, ek is nog redelik nuut en leer elke dag iets anders!

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This had actual marriage date

Johannes Hendrik Basson

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Event Date:

26 Dec 1916

Event Place:

Bloemhof, Bloemhof





Birth Year (Estimated):


Spouse's Name:

Johanna Elizabeth de Beer

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Spouse's Age:


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"South Africa, Transvaal, Civil Marriages, 1870-1930," database, FamilySearch ( : 3 October 2018), Johannes Hendrik Basson and Johanna Elizabeth de Beer, Bloemhof, Bloemhof; citing Marriage, , NARS "Civil registration (marriages - coloureds), Transvaal and Swaziland, 1898-1927." The National Archives and Records Service of South Africa, Pretoria.

by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)

Findmypast has this, but doesn’t give full name


Last name Debeer

Title MISS

Gender Female

Departure year 1901

Departure day 28

Departure month 12

Departure port Southampton

Destination port Cape

Destination CAPE

Country South Africa

Destination country South Africa

Ship name Norman

Ship master's first name R

Ship master's last name REYNOLDS

Ship destination port SOUTH AFRICA

Ship destination country SOUTH AFRICA

Ship square feet 3400

Ship registered tonnage 7537

Number of passengers 287

Record set Passenger Lists Leaving Uk 1890-1960

Category Travel & migration

Subcategory Passenger Lists

Collections from Great Britain, England

Whilst looking found this - does it relate to your Jan?


Last name Basson

Service number 329

Rank Private

Regiment Namaqualand Border Scouts

Literary references The National Archives WO127. Nominal rolls colonial units.

Biography -

Country Great Britain

Record set Anglo-Boer War Records 1899-1902

Category Armed Forces & Conflict

Subcategory Boer Wars

Collections from Great Britain, UK None

Thank you SO very much for all of this!

I've got more questions than answers now (but in the good way!).

I don't know anything about this side of my family and don't know anyone I can ask about them.  I'm going to do some research and see if I can get to know a bit more about them.
If you're on Facebook there is a VERY helpful closed group called South African Genealogy.  Lots of information there on how to search etc...
Dear Marion

I've since come into contact with Glen von Zeill of UCT, who did a lot of research on the Namaqualand Border Scouts.

He gave me some names of Basson's who were in the Scouts.

There were two names that stood out:

Jan Basson and Petrus Basson.  Unfortunately no additional information regarding their DOB etc appears.  I suspect that this may be my ancestors, as Jan (who you mentioned above) had a father named Petrus.   

These two individuals were both part of the 2nd Namaqualand Border Scouts.     A father-son duo makes sense to me, but one of the main reasons I'm doubting this, is the fact that Jan would have been between 13 and 16 years old  (thus still very young- though boys much younger than him took part in the war).

Thank you for putting me on this track.  I'm still trying to find additional information to prove or disprove this, but even if I don't find it, this has given me a lot of interesting reading.


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