YSELLE Johann Christiaan
Johan(n) Christia(a)n YSELLE (YSELLI, ISEL, IZEL, YSSEL), van Hasle of Hasli in die kanton Bern (Switserland), gebore 1733, oorlede 18.5.1807. Kom in 1753 hier aan op die De Vischvleit. Kleremaker. Trou 26.9.1762 met Johanna Dorothea VAN DAALEN, gedoop 18.11.1742. Volgens Hoge p 482 was sy die buitegtelike kind van Jan Gustavus Daale en Johanna Franken; hertrou 31.3.1782 met Anna Albertina BIENVIGNON, van Morges in die kanton Waadt (Switserland), dogter van Jean Baptiste BIENVIGNON en Luisa DUMONT. Die stamvader het sy van as beide Yselle of Yselli geteken. Sy nageslag in Suid-Afrika het ondermeer ISEL, IZEL en YSSEL gebruik. Die stamvader het 9 kinders uit sy 1ste huwelik en 3 uit die 2de huwelik.
b1 Johan Christiaan gedoop 1.4.1764
b2 August Erns gedoop 30.6.1765
b3 Godlieb Fredericus gedoop 25.10.1767
b4 Gabriel Ernst gedoop 18.2.1770, burger te Graaff-Reinet, x 28.11.1802 Clara Isabella POTGIETER
b5 Johanna Maria gedoop 19.4.1772
b6 Johanna Magdalena gedoop 15.4.1773; sy is waarskynlik klein dood, want die volgende kind (b7) het dieselfde name (samesteller se opmerking)
b7 Johanna Magdalena gedoop 4.6.1775
b8 Christiaan gedoop 4 Mei 1777
b9 Petrus Albertus gedoop 7 Maart 1779, burger te Graaff-Reinet, x 16.9.1798 Hester VENTER
b10 Maria Louisa gedoop 13.4.1783, x Willem STURT van Dorsetshire
b11 Elizabeth Cornelia gedoop 22.10.1786 x Johannes WYDEMAN
b12 Jacob Lodewyk gedoop 2.11.1788
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Additional data contributed by B. Nelson.
YSELLE, JOHANN (JAN) CHRISTIAAN
Johann Christiaan YSELLE (from Swiss descent) arrived in South Africa in January 1754 on the ship “Visvliet”. The captain of the ship was Leendert Fruit van HERTOG and it was send by the “Kamer Zeeland (the chamber of Zeeland, in Middelburg, the Netherlands). It was a ship from the “VOC” and departed from Rammekens harbour (the Netherlands) to Batavia, via Kaap de Goede Hoop. He got off in Cape Town. The original spelling of the surname is ISELI, from Swiss origin. The “surname” arrived in South Africa as YSELLE. It changed to various versions but the only two remaining in South Africa is YZELLE (the “s” was replaced with a “z”) and the more common known surname YSSEL. The meaning of the surname refers to the material iron and specifically a small piece. He came to South Africa initially as a soldier but later moved into the clothing business (tailoring) Johann Christiaan YSELLE was born on a farm Bärgli close by Hasle bei Burgdorf im Emmental im Kanton Bern in der Schweiz (Switzerland) in 1732. He married Johanna Dorothea (van) DA(A)LE(N) on 26 September 1762. She was also from Switzerland. She was the child of Jan Gustavus DALE and Johanna FRANKEN.
b1 Johann Christiaan * 1764 He farmed in the Eastern Cape near Cradock
b2 August Ernst *1765
b3 Godlieb Frederikus *1767, † 11 February 1782
b4 Gabriel Ernst *1770, † 1837. His name was spelled YZELLE. He was a farmer. He married Clara Isabella POTGIETER *1788, †1814. She was the daughter of Philippus Arnoldus POTGIETER and Gerbrecht Elizabeth VOSLOO.
XX Anna Hendrina Engela du PLESSIS *1793, † 1823. Her parents were Andries Jacobus du PLESSIS and Anna Maria ROOS
XXX Maria Catharina NIENABER *1797, † 8 March 1857. She was born out of the marriage of Carel Gerhardus NIENABER and Johanna Hendrina du PLESSIS
b5 Johanna Maria *1772, † 30 May 1772
b6 Johanna Magdalena *1773, † 1773
b7 Johanna Magdalena *1775, † 7 February 1782
b8 Christiaan *1777, † 2 July 1779
b9 Petrus Albertus *1779 X Hester VENTER
Johanna Dorothea (van) DA(A)LE(N) died 3 March 1782 Johann Christiaan YSELLE married again. His second wife was Johanna Albertina BIEN-VIGNON. She came from Morges im Kanton Waadt in der Schweiz (Switzerland) Her Swiss parents were Jean Baptiste BIEN-VIGNON and Luisa DUMONT. She arrived on the ship “de Parel”in 1739. The ship’s captain was Jan van THIEL. The ship belonged to the “VOC” and the trip was from Texel in the Netherlands to Batavia. She embarked at Cape Town.
b10 Maria Louisa *1783, X George William Milner STURT * 7 October 1777, † 25 August 1830. He was British, born to Humphrey STURT and Mary PITFIELD. He was a pastor.
b11 Elisabeth Cornelia * 1786, † 7 June 1850, X Johannes Weidemann * 1789. He was the son of Willem WEIDEMANN and Johanna NIEWOUDT
b12 Jacob Lodewyk 1788
Johann Christiaan YSELLE and Johanna Albertina BIEN-VIGNON died in South Africa on 18 May 1807 and 7 July 1817 respectively.
Book: The Swiss at the Cape of Good Hope 1652-1971, written by Adolphe Linder, ISBN 3-905141-66-3