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Matthijs Greef Born Maagdeburg, Germany. Research by Francois Greef. 
(updated 19 Nov 2006) 283 families, 577 individuals

Frantz Kröger
(Kruger) by Ray Peter Kruger

Jan Smit and Adriana Tol (updated 26 Jan 2021)

Jan SMIT 16XX-1704, arrived in South Africa in 1688 from Maastricht, Netherlands. He was a burgher of Stellenbosch. He married Adriana TOL from Delft, who married Andries KUYPER from Stettin on 11 January 1705 after Jan's death.

General Nicolaas Jacobus Smit

Alwyn Petrus Smit has provided us with his ancestry, from the Jan and Adriana Smit lineage. He has also provided his de Jager roots. Written in Afrikaans.

Erasmus Smit (Schmidt) (updated 20 Jan 2021) 537 families, 1708 individuals

Erasmus SCHMIDT arrived at the Cape of Good Hope from Holstein, Germany, in 1717 in the service of the VOC, contracted as a soldier. He was granted free burgher status in 1727, at which time his name changed to SMIT. He married Cornelia van EMMENES on 6th May 1731. They lived at Drakenstein, and he died at Stellenbosch before 1771, contrary to published information.
Thanks to Richard Ball for providing this information

Ron's family pages 

SMIT names which cannot be linked to those above. These are from queries or publications.
Anyone able to contribute information, kindly contact Ron

Pieter Zeeman

Pieter ZEEMAN born 1728 in Amsterdam, arrived at the Cape of Good Hope in 1746. He was the son of Kornelius Zeeman and Johanna Mulder. He married Catharina Verbeek on 18 March 1753, the daughter of Jan Verbeek from Rotterdam and Dorothea Raats.

Note - more Zeeman's appear under Erasmus Smit. Petrus Johannes Zeeman's Bible
Henk Zeeman's family pages

Colart (-Klaus) du Vinage  (Duvenage, Du Venage, Duvenhage)

The first authentic bearer of the name, 1331, tax-gatherer at Maubeuge. Individuals names are under Erasmus Smit, above. Family coat of arms can be seen here.

Frederick Pietersen (a12b6)

Frederick Pietersen, son of Barthold (Bartel) Pietersen and Anna Christina Minnie, was born in Swellendam, and christened on 25th April 1773 in the Cape of Good Hope. He died in South Africa. 

Frans Alwyn Smit Schimper
by John and Terry George


Part of this family, Edwin Swales VC was a true South African hero who gave his life saving others during WWII.

Updated 31 Oct 2021