Surnames R to U

SCHÖNNBERG Valentin Alexis

Valentin Alexis SCHÖNNBERG was born in Traunstein a south-eastern district of “The Free State of Bavaria”, Germany on 20 January 1751. Son of Johannes Gerhardus SCHÖNNBERG and Maria Constantia von OPPACH.(Both German) 
He arrived as a soldier in 1776 in Cape Town. Later he managed a bakery.   
  
He married Anna Frederika KÖNING, daughter of Christian Ludwig KÖNING (German) and Elizabeth SPRIE (Indonesian).  
Second marriage to  Maria Wilhelmina Geesje KIRSTEN on 11 February 1810.  
He died 20 May 1825.  
Variances on the surname are SCHOENBERG or SCHÖNBERG. The surname means “beautiful hill” in German.

Children with Anna Frederika KÖNING: [9]

b1 Alexander Andreas – baptised 13 July 1783 married Johanna Elizabeth du PLESSIS in 1837.  

b2 Christina Johanna  - baptised 28 Mar 1784 married William EDWARDS (from Bath in England, United Kingdom) 

b3 Anna Maria – baptised 8 Jan 1786

b4 Elizabeth Henrietta  – baptised 25 November 1790

b5 Christiaan – baptised 26 May 1793

b6 Catharina F – Baptised 5 November 1795

b7 Dercilius –born 12 March 1799, died 1 Jun 1868, married to Elizabeth Rachel LAMBRECHTS (Daughter of Nicolaas Everhardus LAMBRECHTS and Helena Alberta LOUBSCHER). 

b8 Vesparis –born 17 May 1801, married to Maria Johanna BRÄSLER in 1822(Daughter of Johan Christiaan BRÄSLER and Susanna Francina VERWEY)  

b9 Sophia Johanna – born 11 November 1803 , died 28 August 1884, married Jan Pieter Hendrik FAURE (Son of Jan Pieter FAURE and Anna Catharina BRAND)  
 
Child with Maria Wilhelmina Geesje KIRSTEN:[1]

b10 Valentin Alexis  – born 1811
 
Sources: 
 
1. National Archives of South Africa  
3. Geslacht Register der Oude Kaapsche familien Part 3 by CC de Villiers published by van der Sandt de Villiers &co Beperkt
 

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