Philip Johan van der Walt

Philip van der Walt

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Philip J. van der Walt
Born 1960s.
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Brother of , , and [private brother (1970s - unknown)]
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Van_der_Walt-440 created 2 Nov 2013 | Last modified | Last edit: 27 May 2017
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Acknowledgements

Before I write my biography I would first want to honor among all of my ancestors over all the generations going back in time, Gaele Andriesz - the first Van der Walt in South Africa, and my grandmother ten generations removed - Catharina of Malabar. They and many other unnamed forebears and their descendants have sacrificed, suffered, rejoiced and lived so much, for me to be here in healthy spirits today.
I also honor my mother and father sadly but understandably deceased now, my three brothers and their families. Especially my youngest brother who introduced me to this WikiTree - Wynand van der Walt.[1]

Biography

I was born and bred in South-Africa, a product one might say of the 400 year old legacy of the Dutch East India Company (Dutch: Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie, VOC). I am descended from a long line of Polish, English, Slave, Huguenot, Dutch, Frisian, German and Scandinavian ancestors. What a wonderful mix of blood that runs through my veins.
I am fluent in Afrikaans and English - besides Political Science (too much Behaviorism for my liking), I also studied English Literature at university; I got introduced to Old English and Anglo-Frisian, Middle English, Early Modern English, and especially Critical Theory and Literary Criticism / Aesthetics were my favourite subjects. I had to read huge amounts of literature ranging from Beowulf to Henry David Thoreau (Walden!) and Olive Schreiner's Story of an African Farm - I am so privileged to have been able to study with such learned mentors albeit for such a short time and me being a mediocre student - I owe them so much. A huge belated Thanks!
After 30 years of living in the Netherlands (Amsterdam), I am as near as fluent in Dutch as a non-native born and bred can be. I have (in various degrees - mostly basic but better than nothing) some knowledge of Frisian, German, French and even Spanish. This is also the reason I volunteerd to help out with the New Netherland Settlers Project and the Dutch Cape Colony 1652-1806 Project, trying to make sense of all the variations of the LNAB's of the settlers of these two small Dutch colonies, one that later would grow to be New York as we know it today, the latter that would eventually grow into the geographical entity and the nation state of South Africa. My expertise lies in knowing (and still learning) how the different Dutch and Huguenot spellings differ and evolved over time in different locations. For example the different spelling of surnames in South-Africa (Cape Colony when it was still a Dutch Colony and not English compared to the USA (New Amsterdam and the surrounding Dutch and English settlements) and the socio-geopolitical dynamics that caused this morphing of (sur)names. I am not a linguistic expert though. And the reason that I enjoy WikiTree so much is that I learn so much. A whole new world opened up to me - with all it's glory and horrific evil - it is my second university ...
The Dutch Cape Colony 1652-1806 Project is my favorite hobby at this moment. I am privileged to be the Project Coordinator and research leader - providing assistance with sourcing, citation, merging, translation and any other questions regarding issues relating to the project. My personal goal regarding this project is to get as many of the profiles of the settlers and their descendants as well any of the indigenous peoples in so far they are available, correctly merged into the properly researched, validated and protected profiles. Eventually this project will encompass everyone known and documented who lived in the Cape during that period, so their descendants will only have to link their lineages (connect them if you will) to the researched and validated profiles.
When I'm not being absorbed by the merging of profiles and the organizing of the biographies, I indulge in researching my own ancestry and the general history of South Africa. It both exhilarates and astounds me, at times it is humbling and even shocking to see (actually only to get a glimpse of) with hindsight the context of the realities of all the generations that went before us.
To think that only a few years ago I bought my first smart phone - an apparatus that at the slightest touch of the finger brings the whole of mankind into my palm - internet, social media - I even had trouble finding the actual phone to communicate with. My mother who died in 2007 just saw the dawn of Facebook. She still had the cranky old black and white television in her flat when I last visited her (no cable). My father who died in 2000 still witnessed the introduction of the first mobile phones. We were all there as children when the state television was introduced in 1976. Before then it was the drive-in or the movie theater formula of the 1930's that entertained us. My grandparents grew up on farms, rode buggies (or 'Spiders' as they used to be called) and I remember my grandfather 'Oupa' Jimmy Baker recalling his first (model?) Ford-T he owned in the 1920's. In just 3 generations all this and so much more has happened. The mind boggles.

Birth

I was was born in 1963. My father was Willem van der Walt and my mother was Joan Baker. (to be continued).

DNA- connections

Direkte Lyn vroulike geslag voorouer Francoise (Martinet) Cordier (abt. 1655 - abt. 1703):
DNA markers Philip van der Walt - Martinet 18 May 2016.

Credit

Thank you to Wynand van der Walt for creating Philip van der Walt-440 on Aug 11, 2013.
  1. Entered by Philip van der Walt March 16, 2014.
"To aid WikiTree in the administration of my account should I be incapacitated, or in the event of my death, I hereby give permission for all private profiles I'm managing to be transferred to the following WikiTreers, whether or not they are currently on the Trusted Lists: Wynand van der Walt ; Eugene Andre van der Walt ; Reinette (Wehmeyer) Hesseling ; Shireen (Pontac) van der Walt ; Angie Oosthuizen (formerly van der Walt). These profiles are not to be deleted because they contain information (i.e. photographs, narratives and other texts) that is important to be saved for posterity; for the children of my brothers and the children of my cousins. As such they are also the property of the next generations."

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Followed Tags
Philip is a Wiki Genealogist following these tags:
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Like to be in the know
DEARLOVE
My paternal grandmother had a half-sister who was a Dearlove. Their bloodline now extends to at least 3 continents.
DUTCH_CAPE_COLONY
I am one of the research coordinators and co-leader of the Dutch Cape Colony Project (the main difference is I do not [de-]protect profiles but screen them before passing them on the project leader).
DUTCH_ROOTS_PROJECT
I am project member - in order to follow tags in the G2G.
GAELE_ANDRIESZ
Andriesz was the patronym of the progenitor of the van der Walt-family in South Africa. Geale was his first name. Like many Dutch and other European surnames the place from which a person came got administratively attached to the LNAB during migration in the 17th and 18th centuries.
IMPROVEMENTS
Would like to stay in the know.
LEADERS
Am interested in following Leaders content and genealogist-to-genealogist (G2G) forum activity.
LIEBENBERG
On both the maternal and paternal side of my family there is extensive Liebenberg blood.
MALABAR
My great-grandmother nine times removed was a slave from India; van Malabar is just one of the variations in spelling used.
NEW_NETHERLAND
I am member of the New Netherland Project.
PRETORIUS
Besides having Pretorius surnames in my ancestry, I also follow this LNAB because of slight variations in the spelling.
PROJECTS
I am a member of a few in would like to be in the know.
PROJECT_COORDINATORS
I am a project coordinator for the Dutch Cape Colony project
VAN_BENGALE
Another LNAB which many slaves (among them some of my ancestors) had, also with different variations in the toponymic spelling.
VAN_DER_WALT
Andriesz was the patronym of the progenitor of the van der Walt-family in South Africa. Like many Dutch and other European surnames the place from which a person came got administratively attached to the LNAB during migration in the 17th and 18th centuries.
VAN_DE_CAEP
Variation of van de Kaap, van die Caap etc. (in order to spot duplicates).
VAN_DE_KAAP
Variation of van de Caep, van die Kaap etc. (in order to spot duplicates).
VAN_DIE_CAAP
Variation of van de Caep, van die Kaap etc. (in order to spot duplicates).
VAN_DIE_KAAP
Variation of van de Caep, van de Kaap etc. (in order to spot duplicates).
VAN_MALABAR
Another toponymic variation of from India [transl]...


DNA Tested
Philip van der Walt's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Philip or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Philip van der Walt: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup U5b2b3a, Mitosearch C8JWY, FTDNA kit #429810
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Philip:
  • Philip van der Walt: Family Tree DNA Family Finder, GEDMatch F429810, FTDNA kit #429810

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On 27 May 2017 at 05:24 GMT Russ Gunther wrote:

Hi Philip,

I recommend you to join the Diversity project: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Notables_Diversity

Best wishes!

On 24 May 2017 at 04:05 GMT Eowyn Langholf wrote:

On 10 May 2017 at 22:13 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

Hi Philip,

We now officially started with the Indonesia Project, just take a look and if you have questions or would like to see something added to the page (still a bit under construction) just go to the join G2G and add it there ;)

Greets and have a great day ,

Bea

On 27 Apr 2017 at 19:06 GMT Diane (Leroux) Depatie wrote:

Diane again: Prieur-17 --- b. 1530 d. 1590 : "son" Joseph Prieur Russon b. 1660 d. 1706 Could not find a source to connect them...has to be a missing link. Wiki throws up all kinds (4) of red flags if make them father and son. Only rationale I can find right now without going through boxes of packed up genealogy files preparatory to moving. Again sorry for my screw ups.

On 27 Apr 2017 at 18:27 GMT Diane (Leroux) Depatie wrote:

Thank you for catching the Le Roux - ID errors. Got the numbers mixed up and ended up with someone I've never seen before. So sorry. But in reviewing to find the right one, I found another one that also matches. Put right numbers, I trust, on Le_Roux-1287. Thank you so much for your sharp eyes and help. Sorry to add to workload. Now I'll look into the other problem you noted.

On 27 Apr 2017 at 18:27 GMT Diane (Leroux) Depatie wrote:

Thank you for catching the Le Roux - ID errors. Got the numbers mixed up and ended up with someone I've never seen before. So sorry. But in reviewing to find the right one, I found another one that also matches. Put right numbers, I trust, on Le_Roux-1287. Thank you so much for your sharp eyes and help. Sorry to add to workload. Now I'll look into the other problem you noted.

On 27 Apr 2017 at 18:27 GMT Diane (Leroux) Depatie wrote:

Thank you for catching the Le Roux - ID errors. Got the numbers mixed up and ended up with someone I've never seen before. So sorry. But in reviewing to find the right one, I found another one that also matches. Put right numbers, I trust, on Le_Roux-1287. Thank you so much for your sharp eyes and help. Sorry to add to workload. Now I'll look into the other problem you noted.

On 22 Apr 2017 at 16:48 GMT Louis Heyman wrote:

Dankie vir die merge, maar ek was besig om Johan Mouton te leer om dit te doen

On 9 Apr 2017 at 00:45 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

Hi Philip !

It's spring (in some Countries) so time for some cleaning, perhaps you would like to help ?

See Join Team SA Springboks for the 'Spring' Clean-a-Thon 2017 !

Greets from the Netherlands,

Bea

On 18 Mar 2017 at 00:51 GMT Ronel (van Heerden) Olivier wrote:

Goeie middag mede SA Roots Lede

Daar is op die oomblik besprekings in die G2G aangaande ons werkwyse, hoe ons die probleem van LNAB in die toekoms gaan hanteer en algemene sake: Dit is vir ons as projek bestuurders baie belangrik dat almal tevrede en gelukkig moet wees binne die projek. Jou opinie maak saak !! Gaan lees asseblief en plaas jou stem by die bespreking sodat almal deel kan wees van die besluite. As jy nie iets in die hulp bladsy verstaan nie of nie hou van die manier waarop ons wil werk nie, of selfs as die bewoording nie vir jou reg is nie, plaas asseblief jou kommentaar hier: [Help Afrikaans] of neem hier aan die bespreking deel [G2G] Hier is die bespreking oor LNAB, plaas asseblief ook jou kommentaar hier: [G2G] Vir inligting oor veranderings [G2G] Ons waardering vir die tyd wat julle bereid is om op te offer en by voorbaat dank vir jul insette. Geniet die naweek en lekker familie soek SA Roots projek korps

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