Selected Families and Individuals

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Erik Gustavus ASPELING

Depending what documents one is reading Erik Gustavus's name is spelt Erick; Gustaaf; Gustaeff; Aspling; Aspelink,

Translation of Eric and Hillegonda's will.
This seal covers the included mutual estate of the burgher Erich Gustavus Aspeling and his spouse dated 17 July 1767 compiled on my behalf. LSF.
On this day 17 July 1767 there appeared before me, Lucas Sigismundus Faber, sworn clerk in the Secretariat of Justice of this Government in the presence of the witnesses named hereafter, the burgher Erich Gustavus Aspeling of Leerbek in Sweden and Hillegonda Cotzee of the Cape of Good Hope, a married couple known to me, sworn Clerk and witnesses, healthy in body in our estimation, in possession of all their senses, who, wishing to dispose of their possessions, do so of their own free will, without persuasion by anyone.
After revoking all foregoing wills, codicils or other statements of this nature of which they might have been testators, together or separately; they stated that from mutual singular love and affection shown over and over, the first to die and the surviving one of them both be nominated and instituted as his or her sole and entire heir or heiress, of the entire estate, moveable as well as immovable, present and future, none excluded, to be used and occupied as own and intended by the surviving spouse, provided nevertheless that the surviving spouse will be obliged and held to it that a child or children who might be born of their marriage to each other be brought up honestly and in a Christian manner until they come of age, marry or reach other approved state, when they must be given such an amount as inheritance from father or mother as it is proper to do, depending on the state of the estate. Should the surviving spouse wish to remarry however, before the marriage can be solemnized, he or she must choose and appoint two decent and irreproachable men as guardians of everything pertaining to the children’s inheritance. However, the portion of those not yet come of age must remain under the surviving spouse until [the] above mentioned, being the express will and wish of the testators that the surviving spouse must remain in full possession of these estates, in order to educate and feed them in the rust for their inheritances.
In the event that the testators die without offspring, the testator leaves to his parents the burgher Gustavus Aspeling and Breeta Taalberg formerly residing in Leerbek, as well as the testatrix to her father Dirk Cotzee the elder, each the legitimate portion of their children’s estate to which they are entitled under the law.
And whilst the testators appoint each other as executor or executrix of these wills, as well as guardian of their possible offspring, they wish to seclude from their will all officials or magistrates who on behalf of their officers could or would interfere with this will or children and in particular the Masters of the Orphan Chamber of this city, who for their pains taken on their behalf otherwise, they thank their Honours.
Which foregoing having been read word for word clearly and distinctly to the testators, they declared it to be their last and final will, wishing it validated as will, codicil, death gratuity or as it best exists under the law, in spite of any solemn omission, is herewith ensured, imploring the utmost benevolence of the judges.
The testators stated to me, sworn Clerk, pursuant to the estimated seal ordinance, their express wish that this estate not be imported 6000 guilders.
Thus attested at the Cape of Good Hope on the above date, month and year in the presence of the clerks Pieter Caspar Broedersz: and Henricus Jacobus Storm as witnesses in good faith.

As witnesses: P:C: Broedersz:, H:J: Storm
Erick Gustaf Aspling
Hellegonda Kotze
Before me: L:S: Faber, sworn Clerk

NEW INFORMATION. re: E. Aspeling
The following information receieved, July 2011 from Eric Aspeling, is assumed to pertain to Erik Gustavus because of the date but it is the first reference I have seen to Simons Town.

“Although the new hospital was built for 200 sick people, there were already more than 300 patients in January 1772. Thereafter it was seldom less than full, The arrival of the Würtemburg Regiment in 1788 placed a heavy burden on the hospital. There was “rat fever and other contagious diseases” in the regiment. The Upper Master asked the post holder and others for more workers as he had only five slaves to wash and care for everyone, and there were at that time 380 sick people in the hospital. He had no more bedding or medicine left and he warned the post holder that epidemics could break out under these circumstances. The Government removed the regiment from the hospital and placed them in groups of 25 to 30 men in rooms belonging to the burgher E. Aspeling in Simons Bay.


Hillegonda KOTZE

Her family first came to the Cape of Good Hope in 1691, a mere 39 years after Jan Van Riebeek arrived at the Cape to set up a refreshment station for the VOC's (Dutch East India Company) ships so they could obtain meat, vegetables, water and other essentials. The progenitor of the Kotzee family in South Africa came from Germany. So I guess we all have some Swede and German genes. Note: In very early documents she is sometimes refered to as Coetzee.


Marriage Notes for Erik Gustavus Aspeling and Hillegonda KOTZE-5

According to Utah marriage was in 1776
According to Dr Herman Theodoor Colenbrander (Published Dodrecht 1902)  De Afkomst der Boeren
" I Came S.A. I Name of husband I          Birth place I Marriage I Name of Wife I         Birth Place I Children I Nat I
1758                 Erik Gustavies Aspeling ! Uddevallei! 1766         Hillegonda Coetzee  Cape              5             Zweed-K  '


Gustavus ASPELING

"In the event that the testators die without offspring, the testator leaves to his parents the burgher Gustavus Aspeling and Breeta Taalberg formerly residing in Leerbek, as well as the testatrix to her father Dirk Cotzee the elder, each the legitimate portion of their children’s estate to which they are entitled under the law."
Extracted from the will of Erik Gustavus Aspeling

Birth estimated on son coming to South Africa in 1758


HOW TO READ A DESCENDANCY CHART IN THIS DATA BASE.

The descendancy chart shows, numerically, the relationship among members of a family. The Patriarch or Matriarch of the family is assigned the number one. His or her children the number 2, the grandchildren number 3, great grandchildren 4 and so on through the generations.
Spouses are identified by the "sp-" When there is more than one spouse; this is shown on the chart. The chart also shows which spouse the children belong.
Descendancy charts can be lengthy, so scan the whole chart to identify all the children of an early descendant
When the name of an individual is not known it is recorded as NN. (NN+ nomen nescio = Name unknown )

BIOGRAPHY: Each of us carries DNA that is a combination of genes passed from both our mother and father, giving us traits that range from eye color and height to athleticism and disease susceptibility. One exception is the Y chromosome, which is passed directly from father to son,unchanged,from generation to generation.

BIOGRAPHY: I am a member of the haplogrouup I1a so Gustavus Aspeling the father of Erik Gustavus Aspeling who is the prognitor of the Aspeling Family in South Africa must belong to the same group.

BIOGRAPHY: Now going back to, Adam & Eve, our earlist ancestor left Africa roughly 50,000 years ago. He probably lived in North East Africa in the region of the Rift Valley,perhaps in present day Ethiopa, Kenya or Tanzania.
He traveled in a pretty much straight route through Europe and landed up in Scandavia !!!!
Know we know for sure we are Swedes transplanted to South Africa

BIOGRAPHY: Data is availablle through the National Geographic Genograhic Project
(For "non Aspelings" join the project and send them a DNA sample


Breeta TAALBERG

In the event that the testators die without offspring, the testator leaves to his parents the burgher Gustavus Aspeling and Breeta Taalberg formerly residing in Leerbek, as well as the testatrix to her father Dirk Cotzee the elder, each the legitimate portion of their children’s estate to which they are entitled under the law.

Age calculated on date of son coming to South Africa in 1758


Dirk Jacobus ASPELING

Dirk Jacobus Aspeling, baptized Cape of Good Hope 5 May 1771, served as soldier (1788), assistant at the Secretariat of Justice at Cape of Good Hope (1789),  later as senior clerk and in particular as auction ­master, requested to be reappointed in his former position (1803), mentioned 1806-1807, died Cape Town 12 Jan.1856, married  Cape of Good Hope 9 Oct. 1791.  Johanna Jacoba de Villiers, baptized Cape of Good Hope 10 Sept. 1775, died Cape Town 9 Oct.1840, daughter of Jan de Villiers and Anna de Villiers.  Assistant at the Secretariat of Justice at Cape of Good Hope (1789), later as senior clerk and in particular as auction ­master, Requested to be reappointed in his former position(1803), mentioned 1806-1807.
Listings in the Cape Directory:
1831 - There is a listing "D. Aspeling, 29, St George's Street, Cape Town"
1839 - 1856  General agent, Garden Welkom, behind the Castle. Office, 12 Plein Street.
Listings in the African Court Calendar:
In the African Court Calendar for 1809 there is a Mr. D.J. Aspeling - Member of the Matrimonial Court also, there is a listing in the  African Court Calendar that a Mr. D.J. Aspeling was a deacon in the Lutheran Church. He is listed as a member of the Lutheran Church in Strand Street as a young man so it is  possible that he was a deacon in 1809.
He was twenty years old when he married Johana De Villiers and seventy two years of age when he married Johanna Catherine Blackenberg.
(This is the chap that Uncle Jack spoke of as being secretary to the Governors Janssen & De Mist .)


Johanna Jacoba DE VILLIERS

"Cape Town Directory"  Address listed as Garden Welkom behind the Castle.
Left a joint will with immoveable and moveable property.
Death certificate signed on the 11th March 1840 in Cape Town by D.J. Aspeling. She died at the age of 64 yrs 6 months and 7 days


Petrus Francois Rossouw ASPELING

Died young


Dirk Jacobus ASPELING

Dirk Jacobus Aspeling, baptized Cape of Good Hope 5 May 1771, served as soldier (1788), assistant at the Secretariat of Justice at Cape of Good Hope (1789),  later as senior clerk and in particular as auction ­master, requested to be reappointed in his former position (1803), mentioned 1806-1807, died Cape Town 12 Jan.1856, married  Cape of Good Hope 9 Oct. 1791.  Johanna Jacoba de Villiers, baptized Cape of Good Hope 10 Sept. 1775, died Cape Town 9 Oct.1840, daughter of Jan de Villiers and Anna de Villiers.  Assistant at the Secretariat of Justice at Cape of Good Hope (1789), later as senior clerk and in particular as auction ­master, Requested to be reappointed in his former position(1803), mentioned 1806-1807.
Listings in the Cape Directory:
1831 - There is a listing "D. Aspeling, 29, St George's Street, Cape Town"
1839 - 1856  General agent, Garden Welkom, behind the Castle. Office, 12 Plein Street.
Listings in the African Court Calendar:
In the African Court Calendar for 1809 there is a Mr. D.J. Aspeling - Member of the Matrimonial Court also, there is a listing in the  African Court Calendar that a Mr. D.J. Aspeling was a deacon in the Lutheran Church. He is listed as a member of the Lutheran Church in Strand Street as a young man so it is  possible that he was a deacon in 1809.
He was twenty years old when he married Johana De Villiers and seventy two years of age when he married Johanna Catherine Blackenberg.
(This is the chap that Uncle Jack spoke of as being secretary to the Governors Janssen & De Mist .)


Johanna Catherina BLANCKENBERG

She left landed property in Kloof Street and "Buitengracht" Cape Town. Her death certificate was signed on the 31st Oct 1872 in Cape Town by A.E.Stringer. (Probablly by her daughter.)


Marriage Notes for Dirk Jacobus Aspeling and Johanna Catherina BLANCKENBERG-931

He was nearly 72 when he married for the second time. He married the widow of the late William Springer


Johannes Gustavus ASPELING

From 1785 to 1789 he was a sailor in the service of the Swedish and the  V.O.C. (Dutch East India Company) He was also a Shopkeeper and Dealer in Cape Town.
"Johannes Gustaaph left for Europe in 1785 in the private vessel the "Neptunus" and now returns as a young sailor in the company's service on board the compmanay ship "Schoondeloo" As he was a native of this place he asks for his discharge an burghers papers" See 3 photos of Schoonderloo for details He was 69 years 4 months and 26 days old when he died. He is lisited on the manifest of the Schoondeloo as a sailor.He was married to Johanna Elizabeth Guerint in the Lutheran Church. She  was the widow of George Wolfgang Spengler. His parents are not listed on his death notice nor was his wife mentioned. eath certificate writen in Dutch
Both of these were minors at the time of his death. He left a house and household goods in Long Street "Als normal"
Looks like he was married in community of property.
Birth date could be 21 Dec 1768 as calculated from Death Notice and "Died 1st April 1838 at 1:30 am aged 69 years 6 months and 26 days".as reported in the Gazette 6 April 1838. J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard South African Genealogies has birthdate as 6 November 1768.


Johanna Elizabeth GURRENT

In various Directories from 1831 to 1854  she is listed as the widow of Johan Gustaaf Aspeling and having a retail shop at 18 Long Street and also 82 Long Street.
Parents deceased and not stated on death notice. Had two husbands 1. George Wolfgang Spengler (Deceased) 2. Johan Gustaaf Aspeling. Children listed on death certificate were Johanna Helena Georgina Spengler (Previous marriage)  Erick Dirk Hendrik Gustaaf Aspeling and Johan Edmond William.
Left a house in Lange Street, Cape Town and  88 pounds 10 shillings and 10 pence in savings bank and household goods worth 4 pounds ten shillings.


E J Lambrecht VAN DER WOORD

Spelling of name:  Heese J.A; S.A. Genealogies p.458 [van der Woord] DeVilleirs & Pama Genealogies of Old South African Families p.3 [van der Woort] and van der Hoeven, Die Indische Navescher [van der Word]; [van der Woort];  [van der Wordt]

He was from Vlissingen and was an assitant to the Dutch East India Company.
Lambrecht van der Woord (Woort, Woordt), born after 1762, church member Vlissingen 26 June 1781, resident there at Nieuwendijk (1781), stayed first in West India, went to India as soldier on the vessel 'Ouwerkerk' in 1783, then assistant paymaster East India Compa­ny at Cape of Good Hope (1785),  mentioned in Banda (1792), died ca. 1798, son of Jan van der Woordt, merchant at West India and the Gold Coast, and Jozina Woutersen.


Helena Wilhelmina ASPELING

Ref L.M.van der Hoeven
"Helena Wilhelmina Aspeling, baptised Cape of Good Hope 20 Sept. 1767",
1st married  to E, J, van der Woord and then Robert Row.


Robert ROW

Robert Row was quite an entrepreneur and his business transactions are very interesting. He bought and sold property so often that it would rival today's real estate agents.  One needs to read David Philip's "British Residents at the Cape 1795-1819 to fully appreciate this gentleman's acumen. In 1800 he and his wife were living in False Bay and in 1801 was asking for a renewal of a loan and for an enlarged grant. In 1803 he was intending to leave the Cape Colony but there does not seem to be any evidence that he did. Some interesting deals: " Informs the gentleman of the Army & Navy that he has fitted up a house in Barrack street as a hotel and coffee house" " Had a license for vending foreign wine and liquors ... and threatens to prosecute those who infringe his monopoly" " Row's livery stables, Barrack St, now ready to receive horses to stand at livery by day or month" While this is all going on he is buying and selling property like it is going out of style. However, the sad thing is that on 20th October 1817 he seems to gone into bankruptcy. " "20.10.17 Liquidation sale of his insolvent estate"  It seems that he was left with wife, son, 2 daughters, 2 prize slaves, and two slaves.


Helena Wilhelmina ASPELING

Ref L.M.van der Hoeven
"Helena Wilhelmina Aspeling, baptised Cape of Good Hope 20 Sept. 1767",
1st married  to E, J, van der Woord and then Robert Row.


Dirk KOTZE

Check spelling of name he was a "Burger Drakenstein."  I think his mother was Catherina Henneka.
It will take a lot of calculating dates to calculate mothers

In the event that the testators die without offspring, the testator leaves to his parents the burgher Gustavus Aspeling and Breeta Taalberg formerly residing in Leerbek, as well as the testatrix to her father Dirk Cotzee the elder, each the legitimate portion of their children’s estate to which they are entitled under the law.


Maria Magdalena CARSTENS

Action needed Input data from book


Louis KOTZE

dVP p 422


Maria Magdalena KOTZE

dVP p 423


Johanna Elizabeth KOTZE

dVP p 423


Belia KOTZE

dVP p424


Belia KOTZE

dVP p424


Arthur DANN

He was electrocuted in Uitenhage by a live lead in 1968.


Anthonie DE HEUS

Estimated birth at 1770 he was married in 1790. He was from Amsterdam and was "Luitenant ter Zee"


Maria Louisa ASPELING

Maria Louisa Aspeling's first marriage to Antonie de Heus, a lietenant in the Navy, from Amsterdam in 1790 ended in divorce and she then married Nicolaas H. Sertijn in 1797 who was from Amsterdam and a Lietenant in the navy.
Maria Louise Aspeling, baptised Cape of Good Hope 9 April 1775, died after March 1807, married first at Cape of Good Hope 3 Oct. 1790 to Anthonie de Heus, of Amsterdam, lieutenant at sea, who made a will at Cape of Good Hope in 1787 (alone) and with his wife in 1790, second marriage at Cape of Good Hope 9 Feb. 1797 to Nicolaas Hendricus Sertijn, baptised Cape of Good Hope 3 May 1772, died after March 1807, son of Nicolaas Sertijn and Magdalena Cornelia Vreeden­burg (he first married Margaretha Catharina Smit).