Johannes Brand

Johannes Henricus Brand (1823 - 1888)

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Sir Johannes Henricus (Johannes) "Jan" Brand
Born in Cape Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 11 Aug 1851 in Graaff-Reinet, Cape Colonymap
Died in Bloemfontein, Orange Free Statemap
Profile last modified 13 Sep 2019 | Created 9 May 2014
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Preceded by
3rd State President
Marthinus Wessel Pretorius
Johannes Henricus Brand
4th State President
of the "Oranje Vrij Staat"
2 February 1864 – 14 July 1888
Succeeded by
5th State President
Francis William Reitz



Sir Johannes Henricus Brand, GCMG (popularly known as Jan Brand and sometimes as John Henry Brand or Jan Henrick Brand;[1] 6 December 1823 – 14 July 1888) was a South African lawyer and politician who served as the fourth state president of the Orange Free State, from 2 February 1864 until his death in 1888. He was the son of Sir Christoffel Joseph Brand (1797–1875), speaker of the Cape legislative assembly, and Catharina Fredrica Küchler. Johannes Brand married in 1851 to Johanna Sibella Zastron, a daughter of the Registrar of Deeds in Cape Town. The couple had 8 sons and 3 daughters. [1]

Birth & Death

Date: Johannes Henricus was born in 1823. [2] Johannes Henricus Brand passed away in 1888. [1]


Date: 11 Jan 1824 [2]
Place: Kaapstad, Kaap Kolonie [2]
Father: Christoffel Josef Brand [2]
Mother: Catharina Frederica Kuchler [2]
Witnesses: Johannes Henricus Brand, Wilhelmina Catharina L?????, Johan Gerhard Cloete, Johann Petronella Erica Kuchler, Hendrik Jacobus Johannes Brand, Jan Hendrik Hofmeyer Janz, Jan Henry van Vloten [2]


Wife: Johanna Sibella Zastron [3]


Christoffel Jacob Brand [3]
Carel Mauritz Zastron Brand - overleden B1080 [3]
Jan Hendrik Brand [3]
Johanna Sibella Gates [3]
James London Brand [3]
Thomas Frederick Brand[3]
Catharina Frederica Brand [3]
Elizabeth Johanna Wilhelmina McGregor [3]
Albertus Johannes Brand [3]
Alexander Sherriff Albercrombie Brand [3]
George Alfred Brand [3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Leonie Brand, Friday, May 9, 2014. Source:
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Source:
    • South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (Cape Town Archives), 1660-1970, database with images, FamilySearch Baptism Johannes Henricus Brand 1824 : 21 May 2014, South Africa > Cape of Good Hope > Cape Town > Baptisms 1821-1831 > image 608 of 797; State Archives, Cape Province. Added by Jo Fourie, 9 September 2019.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 Source: Added by Jo Fourie, 9 September 2019.

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On 16 Nov 2016 at 08:37 GMT Philip van der Walt wrote:

For parentage [still to be made / found in WikiTree] see: > Pres. Johannes Hendricus Brand.

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