Voortrekker: Retief Massacre

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6 Februarie 1838 [[Space:Voortrekkers|Voortrekkers: Retief Moorde]] :


Naamlys van burgers wat saam met Retief vermoor is

Retief familie

1. Pieter Retief, senior, Hoof Pieter Mauritz Retief

2.Pieter Retief, junior Pieter Retief age 12

3.Abraham Greyling [kmdt.] Abraham Greyling Retief's step son

4.Pieter Meyer [kmdt.] Lucas Petrus Johannes Meyer Retief's son-in-law


45.Dirk Aucamp Johannes Diederik Aucamp


13.Willem Basson Willem Johannes Basson

Breed( Breet) familie

26.Johannes Breed Johannes Breed
27.Piet Breed Petrus Gerhardus Breet brother of Johannes

Botha gesin

44.Joachim BothaJoachim Botha

Bothma gesin

68.Gerrit Bothma, L. seun Gerhardus Cornelis Bothma

Cilliers familie

53.Pieter Cilliers Petrus Gerhardus Cilliers
Note.This may be incorrect Visagie gives name as Pieter Josuas Hendrik Cilliers (unmarried)

de Beer familie

42. Matthys de Beer Matthys de Beer father of Stephanus
43. Stephanus de BeerMatthys Stephanus Johannes de Beer

de Klerk familie

31. Jacobus de Klerk, Jacobus seun Izak Jacobus Johannes de Clercq
35. Pieter Taute Matthys Pieter Taute His stepfather was Abraham de Klerk

de Wet

23.Jan de Wet, Jacobus seun Johannes de Wet
24.Hendrik de Wet, Piet seun Hendrik de Wet

Esterhuisen familie

51.Marthinus Esterhuysen Marthinus Esterhuysen
52.Samuel Esterhuysen Samuel Esterhuysen

Grobler family

29.Reynier Grobbelaar, M. seun Reinier Nicolaas Johannes Grobler

Halstead family

71.Thomas Holstead] Thomas Caldecott Halstead Retief's interpreter

Hugo familie

25.Jacobus Hugo, Piet seun Jacobus Johannes Petrus Paulus Hugo

Klaasen familie

34.Jan Classen Johannes Hendrik Claassen
This profile has a probate giving date and place of death

Klopper familie

19.Piet Klopper Klopper-157
20.Balthazar Klopper Balthasar Marthinus Klopper
21.Lucas Cornelis Klopper Lucas Cornelis Klopper son of Coenraad
22.Coenraad Christoffel Klopper Coenraad Christoffel Kloppe
son-in-law of JC Beukes

Labuschagne familie

30.Hendrik Labuschagne, senior Jan Hendrik Labuschagne
41.Frans Labuschagne Labuschagne-1230 son of Hendrik

Liebenberg familie

Barend Johannes Liebenberg Barend Johannes Liebenberg

Malan familie

28.Hercules Malan Hercules Phillippus Malan

Opperman familie

36.Jacobus Opperman, J. seun Jacobus Johannes Opperman
37.K OppermanJacobus(Kootjie) Opperman 11 years old created

Oosthuizen familie

6.Marthinus Oosthuysen Marthinus Jacobus Oosthuizen
7.Johannes Oosthuysen, M. seun Johannes Hendrik Lodewyk Oosthuysen
17.Jacobus Oosthuysen, P. seun Jacobus Nicolaas Oosthuysen 12 years old

Pretorius Familie

50.Frederik Pretorius Frederik Pretorius created
48.Thys Pretorius, M. seunMathys Van As Pretorius (death notice)


15.Isaak Roberts (Robberts) Isaak Jacobus Robertse

Scheepers familie

11.Stephanus Scheepers Stephanus Johannes Scheepers

van den Berg gesin

57.P. van den Berg, J. seun Barend Petrus van den Berg

van Dyk gesin

67.Andries van Dyk Andries (Van Dyk) van Dyk His family died at Blaauwekrans on 17 Feb 1838

van der Merwe gesin

66.Johannes van der MerweJohannes Frederick van der Merwe father of Johanna van der Merwe

van Schalkwyk gesin

8.Christiaan van Schalkwyk Johannes Christiaan van Schalkwyk This is indicated by Visagie as being the person who died. Investigating further


40.Gert Visagie Gerrit Willem Visagie


5.Johannes Beukes, Cornelius seun (unable to identify)

9.Johannes Scheepers, F. seun

10.Gerrit Scheepers Gerrit Scheepers Stephanus Scheepers brother?

12.Marthinus Scheepers, S. seun Lucas Marthinus Scheepers Stephanus scheepers son?

14.Jan Roberts [Robberts] Jan Hendrik Robbertse possibility needs investigation

16.Barend Oosthuysen

18.Piet Jordaan Pieter Johannes Petrus Jordaan ?????

32.Johannes de Klerk

33.Abraham de Klerk Abraham Johannes de Clercq Uncertain??

38.Stephanus Smit

39.Stephanus Janse van Vuren Stephanus Petrus Janse van Vuuren?? Possibility there is an SP Janse van Vuureen married to an M Pretorius on Voortrekker Stamouer list

46.Matthys Pretorius, J. seun

47.Jan Pretorius, J. seun

49.Marthinus Pretorius, M. seun Marthinus Gerhardus Petrus Pretorius ???

54.Barend van den Berg Barend Jacobus Petrus (van den Berg) van den Bergh ????? adopted profile Jaulanne van der Bank

55.Piet van den Berg

56.Jacobus Joosten

58.Charl Maré

59.Pieter Breed, J. seun Junior?

61.Daniel Liebenberg, B. seun Barend's soon. Searching for birth confirmation as this person should have been about 12 years old(unconfirmed)

Being Researched. Please do not link Liebenberg-681. There is a death notice attached to that profile that shows he died in 1855.

62.Jacobus Hattingh

63.Christiaan de Beer

64.Jan de Beer

65.Gerrit Bothma

69.Hermanus [Fourie] possibly Fourie-5964

70.Christiaan Bredenbag (Breijtenbach?)

Ook ongeveer 30 agterryers en bediendes

(Uit: A. Dreyer. 1929. Die Kaapse Kerk en die Groot Trek. Kaapstad.

Met erkenning aan Helena Liebenberg (

  • Noot [5] (Bladz. 56).
Naamlijst der mannen met Retief vermoord; bijna zonder uitzondering

namen, die in Zuid-Afrika nog overal worden gehoord. Zij waren: Dirk Aucamp, Willem Basson, Johannes de Beer, Matthijs de Beer, Barend van der Berg, Pieter van der Berg Sr., Pieter van der Berg Jr., Johannes Beukes, Joachim Botha, Gert Bothma Sr., Gert Bothma Jr., Christiaan Breitenbach, Johannes Brits, Pieter Brits Sr., Pieter Brits Jr., Pieter Cilliers, Andries van Dijk, Marthinus Esterhuijzen, Samuel Esterhuijzen, Hermanus Fourie, Abraham Greyling, Reinier Grobbelaar, Jacobus Hatting, Thomas Halstead (een Engelsman), Jacobus Hugo, Jacobus Jooste, Pieter Jordaan, Johannes Klaassen, Abraham de Klerk, Jacobus de Klerk, Johannes de Klerk, Balthazar Klopper, Koenraad Klopper, Lucas Klopper, Pieter Klopper, Hendrik Labuschagne, Barend Liebenberg, Daniel Liebenberg, Hercules Malan, Karel Marais, Johannes van der Merwe, Pieter Meyer, Barend Oosthuisen, Jacobus Opperman Sr., Jacobus Opperman Jr., Frederik Pretorius, Johannes Pretorius, Marthinus Pretorius, Matthijs Pretorius Sr., Matthijs Pretorius Jr., Pieter Retief, Izak Robbertse, Johannes Robbertse, Christiaan van Schalkwijk, Gert Scheepers, Johannes Scheepers, Marthinus Scheepers, Stephanus Scheepers, Stephanus Smit, Pieter Tante, Gert Visagie, Stephanus van Vuuren, Hendrik de Wet en Johannes de Wet.


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I am still working on this. Adding as I find sources

posted by Jaulanne van der Bank
edited by Jaulanne van der Bank
Die gegewens in SAG en ander werwe blyk foutief te wees. Hy sterf 17 November 1835. Ek sal later die SK byvoeg as bewys.

Ronel, Please look at Hermanus Fourie profile

there was no death info. I found a reference on another website indicating his death date

posted by Jaulanne van der Bank

see extract at end of list. Found another source for the names ,compliments of Project gutenberg -

posted by Jaulanne van der Bank
According to storyI have just read here

P Retief. K Oosthuizen, K Opperman, D Lieberman were children.

posted by Jaulanne van der Bank
70.Christiaan Bredenbag (Breijtenbach?) Monument has Breijtenbach
posted by Jaulanne van der Bank
Removed WikiTree link to number 61. Death notice attached to profile Liebenberg-681
Changed 37 to K Opperman as per monument. Believe that 36 & 37 are father and son. K possibly stands for Kobus
posted by Jaulanne van der Bank
Name on Monument is Labuschagne. Have changed names on page to reflect this
posted by Jaulanne van der Bank
Name on Monument is Breed. Have changed names on page to reflect this
posted by Jaulanne van der Bank
Thanks again Jaulanne

I will be the someone for now and I am sure others will also leave appropriate comments where needed. Don't worry to much about being bold. The collaboration on WikiTree is awesome and working together is always very reassuring when in doubt .

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