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Johannis Dietrich (Becker) Bekker (abt. 1645 - 1717)

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Johannis Dietrich "Johan" Bekker formerly Becker
Born about in Koningsburg / Duisburg, Westphalia [Germany]map
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 1670 in Westfalen, Prussiamap
Descendants descendants
Father of
Died in Westphalia [Germany]map
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German ancestor of a Dutch Cape Colony settler -
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Johannis (Becker) Bekker Ancestor of a Dutch Cape Colony Settler
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Biography

Johannis (Becker) Bekker has German Roots.

Birth

JOHAN DIEDRICH BECKER *1645 Duisberg[1]
Duisburg is a German city in the western part of the Ruhr Area in North Rhine-Westphalia
Johan’s parents were ALEXANDER BOCHER x SIBILLA NN[2]

Marriage

x 1670 SIBILLA van der UPWHICH, * 1620 † 1687 d.v. Dirk van der Upwich en Catharina Swem. Dirk was die burgermeester van Rees, Germany. [3]

Occupation

Katoliek en beroep “Keurvorstelijk Wandgraaf te Kleef” (die kollege het nuwe pouse vir die kerk verkies) [4]
“It appears that Johan was a Catholic as his occupation was “Keurvorstelijk Wandgraaf te Kleef”. This I take to mean that he was a member of the College. He was Catholic and part of the “Keurvorstelijk Wandgraaf te Kleef” (the college that had the power to elect new popes for the church”[5]

Death

died 24 Jan 1717 aged 77 yrs[6]

Sources


  • J.Pottas & A. Tiran, Stamboom van Pieter Becker, www.genza.org.za

  1. Source: Pioneers, Plunderers, and Patroits: History of The Bekker Family by Henry Shaw hshaw@iafrica.com on 5th June 2013 [1]. Added by Alta Bekker Sept 1, 2015.
  2. Source: Pioneers, Plunderers, and Patroits: History of The Bekker Family by Henry Shaw hshaw@iafrica.com on 5th June 2013 [2]. Added by Alta Bekker Sept 1, 2015.
  3. Source: Pioneers, Plunderers, and Patroits: History of The Bekker Family by Henry Shaw hshaw@iafrica.com on 5th June 2013 [3]. Added by Alta Bekker Sept 1, 2015.
  4. Source: Pioneers, Plunderers, and Patroits: History of The Bekker Family by Henry Shaw hshaw@iafrica.com on 5th June 2013 [4]. Added by Alta Bekker Sept 1, 2015.
  5. Source: Pioneers, Plunderers, and Patroits: History of The Bekker Family by Henry Shaw hshaw@iafrica.com on 5th June 2013 [5]. Added by Alta Bekker Sept 1, 2015.
  6. Source: Pioneers, Plunderers, and Patroits: History of The Bekker Family by Henry Shaw hshaw@iafrica.com on 5th June 2013 [6]. Added by Alta Bekker Sept 1, 2015.


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Pieter, thanks for the observations. We are are still in the collation stage of this project and in time we will get nearer to the truth ... we still need to source with primary sources many of the progenitors. At this moment they are being profile by profile brought under the custodial managership of the project protect (even if temporary) the LNAB and the parental connection, as well as to facilitate eventual further research and communication through this project. It is a collaborative effort to collectively source the research. You can help someone like me who has to tend to hundreds if not thousands of surnames and genealogical lines over countless generations, who may have no idea who Henry Shaw might be, to put his comments into context. If I think of a German version - "Bäcker" ... and there might be dozens of variations in the spelling because Low-Saxon was one of the common "Lingua Franca's" in those days, together with Westphalian and Eastphalian Low Saxon.
posted by Philip van der Walt
I am unconvinced by Henry Shaw's assertion that Johannes and Sibella are Pieter Becker's parents. In all the early instances of his name it is spelled Becker (a German rather than Dutch spelling) and there are no instances of either Johannes or Sibella amongst the names given to his children. Shaw does not cite his sources. I am unconvinced by this ascription.
posted by Pieter Bekker
I see no evidence connecting Johannes with Pieter Becker. The supposition that he was born in Koningsburg appears to be just that: a supposition. If we factor in the male names of Pieter's sons, it seems odd that none is called Johannes. So I remain skeptical of this ascription.
posted by Pieter Bekker
Bekker-364 and Becker-2194 appear to represent the same person because: Seems to be duplicates. Aka Bekker. I'll do the final integration of the bio after the merge.
posted by Philip van der Walt

Johannis is 23 degrees from Peter Roberts, 18 degrees from Emma Smith and 17 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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