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ARMBRECHT Christoffel

Christoffel ARMBRECHT came from Bodenwiler. According to Schoeman, p 595 in 1702 the freeburgher Christoffel Armbrecht agreed to purchase a slave from Olof Bergh, in exchange for another slave of Bergh"s, since he wanted to marry her. He already had a child with her and was raising the child as his own.

Hoge, states that Armbrecht had a son Wilhelmus 3 October 1700 by Elisabeth MARKENSE, also known as Lijsbet VAN DE KAAP. He was a shoemaker from 1702 - 1703.

Sources:
Heese, Groep Sonder Grense
Hoge, Personalia of the Germans at the Cape
K Schoeman, Armosyn van die Kaap,
GC de Wet, Vryliede en Vryswartes an die Kaapse Nederseting

Contribution: AM van Rensburg

 

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