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Mattheus Booyens
Died Circa 1816

Anna Gouws
Died 1843

Pieter Johannes Booyens
Died 1832

Susanna Human
Died 1820

Matthys Johannes Booyens


of the farm Rietvley in the Upper Olifants River Valley - later De Rust 1
General Farmer
Born 13 March 1813, Keurfontein, Upper Olifants River Wyk, District George 2
Baptised 13 February 1814, George, Cape 3
Died 30 June 1897, Rietvlei, District Oudtshoorn 4

Notes:

In his generation, Matthys Johannes is the most senior male descendant of the 1710-1712 immigrant Pieter Booyens. His line of descendants will be among the very small fraction of the Booyens family of South Africa to remain in the De Rust-Willowmore area of the South Cape, where the family patriarch, Mattheus, is settled by the very early 19th century. The family will stay rooted to the farm Rietvley near De Rust until deep into the 20th century, and will still commemorate their departed in the local farm cemetery in the 21st century. Matthys' line of the family may be viewed as "manning the headquarters" of the family Booyens.


Married 7 January 1838 at George, Cape 5

Sara Susanna Snyman1817-1857


Anna Wilhelmina Sophia
b.1839

Petrus Johannes
1841 -
1915
Children

Susanna Petronella Wilhelmina
1842 -
1878

Susara Susanna
1844 -
1904

Johanna Hendrica
b.1846

Aletta Wilhelmina Sophia
1848 -
1923

Matthys Johannes
1849 -
1933
Children

Catharina Elizabeth
b.1851

Petronella Wilhelmina

Johannes Hendrik
1855 -
1937
Children

Petronella Wilhelmina
d.1897

Children of Matthys Johannes Booyens and Sara Susanna Snyman

Anna Wilhelmina Sophia Booyens Born 1839
Born 12 March 1839 6
Baptised 3 November 1839, George, Cape 7

Notes: Anna was confirmed in the Oudtshoorn Dutch Reformed Church in 12 January 1855 [#1]. She also appears in Oudtshoorn on 25 March 1883 as witness [#2] to the baptism of Pieter Johannes, son of her brother Pieter Johannes Booyens and his wife Gezina Botha. At this time, she is in the company of Philip Christoffel Botha. At this point, we lose track of Anna and never hear or read of her again. No Death Notice has been found for this lady.

#1. Membership Books of the Dutch Reformed Church - Oudtshoorn Parish (Courtesy Alta le Roux)
#2. Baptism Books of the Dutch Reformed Church - Oudtshoorn Parish (Courtesy Alta le Roux & Jorrie Jordaan)


Petrus Johannes Booyens 1841-1915
Born 2 May 1841
Baptised 12 September 1841, George
Died 23 May 1915, Police Station, Ficksburg, OFS

 x Married 27 May 1879 Oudtshoorn
Gesina Maria Botha 1855-1900
of Grootkraal , District Oudtshoorn


Susanna Petronella Wilhelmina Booyens 1842-1878
Born 31 October 1842 8
Baptised 5 February 1843 9
Died 1878, OFS 10

 x Married  11
Ernst Philippus Blignaut


Susara Susanna Booyens 1844-1904
of Mooihoek, Ficksburg, Orange Free State 12
Born 26 August 1844, District Oudtshoorn, Cape Colony 13
Baptised 16 February 1845, George, Cape Colony 14
Died 4 January 1904, Maloppozicht, District Winburg, Orange River Colony 15

 x Married (1) 20 March 1865 Oudtshoorn 16
Johannes Hendrik Snyman
 x Married (2) Before 20 May 1899 District Ficksburg, OFS 17
Cornelius Johannes van der Walt


Johanna Hendrica Booyens Born 1846
Born 10 August 1846 18
Baptised 6 September 1846, George 19


Aletta Wilhelmina Sophia Booyens 1848-1923
Born 13 June 1848 20
Baptised 20 September 1848, George, Cape 21
Died 19 August 1923, Rietvlei, district Oudtshoorn (De Rust) 22
Buried Rietvlei, district Oudtshoorn (De Rust) 23

Notes: Aletta is confirmed in the Dutch Reformed Church of Oudtshoorn on 25 December 1863. [#1]. Her middle name comes from her death notice and the Oudtshoorn DRC membership register. The other two come from her baptism in the same church. SA Genealogies by Heese swops the two outer names around.
On 25 March 1883 she appears as witness to the Oudtshoorn Dutch Reformed Church baptism of Pieter Johannes, son of her eldest brother Pieter Johannes [#2]. She appears at the baptism in the company of Philip Christoffel Botha.

#1. Membership Books of the Dutch Reformed Church - Oudtshoorn Parish (Courtesy Alta le Roux)
#2. Baptism Books of the Dutch Reformed Church - Oudtshoorn Parish (Courtesy Alta le Roux & Jorrie Jordaan)


Matthys Johannes Booyens 1849-1933
Born 14 December 1849, Olynhoutskloof, District Oudtshoorn
Baptised 23 June 1850
Died 17 July 1933, Rietvlei, District Oudtshoorn

 x Married 25 September 1876 Oudtshoorn
Susanna Johanna Hermina Redelinghuys 1857-1925
of Rietvlei, District Oudtshoorn


Catharina Elizabeth Booyens Born 1851
Born 9 October 1851 24
Baptised 30 November 1851, George, Cape 25


Petronella Wilhelmina Booyens
Baptised 10 October 1853, Oudtshoorn, Cape Colony 26

Notes: Because her double name is used again on 4 August 1857 for another later daughter in the family, we are forced to assume this young girl dies before that date.


Johannes Hendrik Booyens 1855-1937
Born 19 May 1855
Baptised 4 June 1855, Oudtshoorn, Cape Colony
Died 30 May 1937, Chalk Farm, Frankfort, OFS

 x Married 14 March 1893 Oudtshoorn
Sophia Aletta Fredrika Jacoba Booyens 1874-1941


Petronella Wilhelmina Booyens Died 1897
Baptised 4 August 1857, Oudtshoorn, Cape Colony 27
Died 9 August 1897, Nelsrivier, District Oudsthoorn 28

 x Married  29
Frederik Jacobus Schonken 1859-1943
Born 13 June 1859 30
Died 30 June 1943 31


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