Johannes KASSELMANN was born in 1774 in Kassel in the province of Hessen, Germany. He immigrated to South Africa in 1794. He settled in Swellendam where he made a living as a Wagon Builder. He died on 6 July 1822 in Swellendam, at age 48.
Johannes married Johanna Maria Magdalena MATTHEE (alt. Matthé) on 6 February 1814 at Zoutrivier in the district of Caledon. Johanna was born in about 1792 and was christened on 21 Dec 1794. They had three children: Johannes Jurgen, Bernardina Carolina, and Joachim Petrus Wilhelmus.
After the death of Johannes Johanna married the widower Thomas SCOTT in Swellendam, 16 Mar 1828.
*Note: The current day spelling of KASSELMAN (minus 2nd N) was used for all three children.
Sources:Genealogies of old South African Families – By C.Pama Personalia of the Germans at the Cape, 1652 – 1806 - By Dr. J. Hoge FamilySearch.org National Archives of South Africa Ancestry24.co.za
b 1 Johannes Jurgen (Jurie) * Swellendam 26.5.1814 † Brandfort 1.4.1897 x Swellendam 6.9.1835 Susara (Sara) Johanna BESTER * 31.12.1809 † 25.5.1890
b 2 Bernardina Carolina ≈ Swellendam 4.12.1815 † Heidelberg, KP 26.12.1891 x Swellendam 15.6.1834 Daniel Coenraad BESTER * c. 1808 † 3.11.1885
b 3 Joachim Petrus Wilhelmus * 7.10.1817 ≈ Swellendam 2.11.1817 † Brandfort 26.10.1909 (92.-) x Swellendam 16.12.1837 Susanna Maria MATTHEE * 4.8.1820 † 1.12.1888 d.v. Joachim Phillipus Matthee en Susanna Maria Elizabeth Bester xx Zeerust 12.6.1889 Magdalena Susanna VAN WYK wed. v. Johannes Matthysen
SAF (South African Family Registers) CD v.19 Ka-Koch pg 45.
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