Surnames A to C

COERTZE Johann Martin

Johann Martin COERTZE or Kursz (also Koorts or Koorzen and Goosen) from Bennechenstein, Germany, arrived at the Cape as a soldier in the service of the D.E.I.C. in 1731, aboard the ship "Castricum". He was recorded as a burgher in 1736: ( He signed his name as Kursz). He married 9 December 1736 Jacoba COETSEE daughter of Jacobus Coetsee and Elisabeth (Glim) Lowis. K. widow of Cubo and daughter of Louis of Bengal and Rebecca from Macassar, both ex slaves.

They had 5 children as follows:
b1) Anna Elisabeth bap 8.3.1739

b2) Johannes Marthinus bap 19.2.1741. marr: Engela Jansen
b3) Jacobus Pieter bap 30.6.1742
b4) Jacobus bap 12.1.1744
b5) Anna Elisabeth bap 1.8.1745

The following child was from Marietje VAN DE KAAP (MOOC 7/50: 77)
b6) Sara Magdalena bap. Paarl 8.3.1750; marr: Cape Town 11.4.1790 Zacharias Joseph de Beer

NOTE: Johann Martin Coertze comes forward as Jan Coertze in D.P.; and Johann Martin Kurz In SAG; Then as Johannes Marthinus Koorts in the de Beer book; and as Johann Martin Coertze in Personalia; then again as Jan Martin Kursz (Coorts) In `Die Blanke Nageslag van Louis van Bengale"

Sources:
1) de Villiers/Pama: p. 144(a1); 145(b1c3)
2) Groep Sonder Grense, H.F.Heese: pp. 4; 46; 84;
3) SA.Genealogies: vol.4. p. 412(a1)
4) Personalia: p.62
5) Die Blanke Nageslag van Louis van Bengale: p.17 (See Kronos 3, p.31)
6) de Beer Family Book p.713 (8597(b6c9)

Saamgestel deur:
Gene le Roux

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