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Dirk Coetzee, SV/PROG

Also Known As: "Coetsee", "Coetse", "Couche", "Coussé"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Kampen, Overijssel, Netherlands
Death: June 25, 1725
Papendorp, Kaapstad, Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
Immediate Family:

Son of Gerard Couche Coetzee; Gerard Coetzee and Margaretha Claasdochter Coetzee (Couche)
Husband of Sara Jacobz Coetzee and Sara Jacobsz Coetzee, SM/PROG
Father of Cornelis Coetse Coetzee; Jacobus Coetzee, b1; Gerrit Coetzee, b2; Gerrit Coetzee, b3; Margaretha Krugel, b4 and 7 others
Brother of Unknown Coetzee

Occupation: Soldaat, boer. Kom 8 Mei 1679 na Papendorp, Kaap. Kaptein van Stellenbosche infanterie. Simon van der Stel skenk aan hom Coetzenberg en Assegai Bosch plase.
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About Dirk Coetzee, SV/PROG

Lived in Kapen

1679/05/08 - Arrives in South Africa on board "ASIA"

1679-1683 - Lives in Cape Town for 4 years.

1683 until 1725 he lives in Stellenbosch

1682 he recieves the farm Coetsenberg from Simon van der Stel.

1686 chosen as deacon in the Stellenbosch church (20 Dec)

1687 - he becomes "Heemrad van die Stellenbosch Infanterie"

1697 - chosen as an elder in the chruch of Stellenboch ( 13 Dec)

1706- hy word bevorder na Kaptein van die infanterie ( 14 Aug)

1707 - he becomes "Kaptein van die Stellenbosch Infanterie"

He also owned Assegaai Bosch in Jonkershoek.


­COETSEE

a1 Dirk Coetsee

v. Kampen, ­1655, s.v. Gerhard Coetse en Margaretha Claasdochter. Aank. 1679. Hy woon eers vier jaar in Kaapstad en daarna, tot 1729, op Stellenbosch waar hy in 1682 van Simon van der Stel die bekende plaas “Coetsenberg” in eiendom gekry het. Hy het ook grond in Jonkershoek gehad “Assagai Bosch” genoem. In 1687 is hy Heemraad en in 1706 kaptein van die Stellenbosche infanterie. x Sara van der Schulp, v. Amsterdam, d.v. Jacobus v.d.S. en Maria Elison.

GR - C C de Villiers Vol 2 bygewerk deur Cor Pama

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Arrived in the Cape in 1679. He was the captain of the Stellenbosch Infantry. He founded the farm Coetzenberg in Stellenbosch.



Dirk Coetzee (Coetzier), born circa 1655, arrived in De Caap de Goede Hoop, from Holland, taking charge of the Military of the Caap and based in the Castle of Good Hope. As an expression of appreciation,Commander Dirk Coetzee,was presented with a farm in the Stellenbosch area, against the slopes of the mountain of Stellenbosch. Dirk Coetzee named his farm Coetzee-zijn-berg, later to become the famous Coetzenberg, where today, the Stellenbosch University and sport grounds are situated It is being argued that the full names of Dirk Coetzee was Hendrik Jacobus Coetzee The ceremonial sable (sabre) of Commander Dirk Coetzee, was handed down through generations of Coetzee (first born son, normally inherited, till last ownership landed with young Hendrik Jacobus Bekker, (his Mother Tienkie Coetzee). This ceremonial sabre, donated in the late fifties, to the Coetzee Museum in Zeerust, North West. (Old Dutch Reformed Church/Hervormde Kerk,) Zeerust original Coetzee farm, known as Coetzee'sRust. [1]

Dirk leaves Texel in Northern Holland on 19 December 1678 aboard the ship Asia[9] and arrive on 8 May 1679 in the Cape. He worked for his passage to the Cape, with the intention to settle in the Cape of Good Hope.

Slave Births Before 21 May 1709, Catie NN was born in bondage and was owned by Dirk Coetzee de Caep de Goede Hoop.21 Before 21 May 1709, Geertruijt NN was born in bondage and was owned by Dirk Coetzee de Caep de Goede Hoop.21 Slave Transactions In 1680 Anthony was sold, perhaps by Reijnier de Groot, to Dirk Coetzee.22 On 11 April 1686 Reijnier de Groot, demanded payment from Dirk Coetzee for Anthony, whom he had purchased in 1680, but had not paid for. Coetsé promised to pay within a year, however if he failed to do so, then Anthonij would become the property of Jeronimus Cruse.22 The Coetsee's are descendents from Dirk Coetsee (Dirk Couché) who’s well known Christian Huguenot family escaped from the religious prosecution of the John Calvin Huguenot Protestants in France. The family escaped via Kampen, Overijssel in the Dutch Republic in 1662 where they became members of the Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk

Dirk with some borrowed money, from his uncle, arrived in Cape Town on 8 May 1679 on the ship “De Asia”. On arrival he was appointed by the Cape Dutch East India Company as the captain of the Vrijburgers. Dirk almost immediately became a member of the newly formed Nederlandse Hervormde Kerk in Cape Town.

It was also here where Dirk Couché changed his surname by entering his name as Dirk Coetsee into the church register.

The start of the First Generation (a1) of the Coetsee/Coetzee family tree in South Africa.
Johan Van Arckel, the first minister of the church appointed Dirk Coetsee as deacon.

While in Cape Town Dirk quickly arranged for his wife-to-be Sara van der Schulp to travel to South Africa on the same ship “De Asia”. Sara joined Dirk in Cape Town where they got married a few months later.


Lived in Kapen

1679/05/08 - Arrives in South Africa on board "ASIA"

1679-1683 - Lives in Cape Town for 4 years.

1683 until 1725 he lives in Stellenbosch

1682 he recieves the farm Coetsenberg from Simon van der Stel.

1686 chosen as deacon in the Stellenbosch church (20 Dec)

1687 - he becomes "Heemrad van die Stellenbosch Infanterie"

1697 - chosen as an elder in the chruch of Stellenboch ( 13 Dec)

1706- hy word bevorder na Kaptein van die infanterie ( 14 Aug)

1707 - he becomes "Kaptein van die Stellenbosch Infanterie"

He also owned Assegaai Bosch in Jonkershoek.

rrived in the Cape in 1679. He was the captain of the Stellenbosch Infantry. He founded the farm Coetzenberg in Stellenbosch.

Dirk Coetzee (Coetzier), born circa 1655, arrived in De Caap de Goede Hoop, from Holland, taking charge of the Military of the Caap and based in the Castle of Good Hope. As an expression of appreciation,Commander Dirk Coetzee,was presented with a farm in the Stellenbosch area, against the slopes of the mountain of Stellenbosch. Dirk Coetzee named his farm Coetzee-zijn-berg, later to become the famous Coetzenberg, where today, the Stellenbosch University and sport grounds are situated It is being argued that the full names of Dirk Coetzee was Hendrik Jacobus Coetzee The ceremonial sable (sabre) of Commander Dirk Coetzee, was handed down through generations of Coetzee (first born son, normally inherited, till last ownership landed with young Hendrik Jacobus Bekker, (his Mother Tienkie Coetzee). This ceremonial sabre, donated in the late fifties, to the Coetzee Museum in Zeerust, North West. (Old Dutch Reformed Church/Hervormde Kerk,) Zeerust original Coetzee farm, known as Coetzee'sRust. [1] Dirk leaves Texel in Northern Holland on 19 December 1678 aboard the ship Asia[9] and arrive on 8 May 1679 in the Cape. He worked for his passage to the Cape, with the intention to settle in the Cape of Good Hope.

Slave Births Before 21 May 1709, Catie NN was born in bondage and was owned by Dirk Coetzee de Caep de Goede Hoop.21 Before 21 May 1709, Geertruijt NN was born in bondage and was owned by Dirk Coetzee de Caep de Goede Hoop.21 Slave Transactions In 1680 Anthony was sold, perhaps by Reijnier de Groot, to Dirk Coetzee.22 On 11 April 1686 Reijnier de Groot, demanded payment from Dirk Coetzee for Anthony, whom he had purchased in 1680, but had not paid for. Coetsé promised to pay within a year, however if he failed to do so, then Anthonij would become the property of Jeronimus Cruse.22 The Coetsee's are descendents from Dirk Coetsee (Dirk Couché) who’s well known Christian Huguenot family escaped from the religious prosecution of the John Calvin Huguenot Protestants in France. The family escaped via Kampen, Overijssel in the Dutch Republic in 1662 where they became members of the Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk

Dirk with some borrowed money, from his uncle, arrived in Cape Town on 8 May 1679 on the ship “De Asia”. On arrival he was appointed by the Cape Dutch East India Company as the captain of the Vrijburgers. Dirk almost immediately became a member of the newly formed Nederlandse Hervormde Kerk in Cape Town.

It was also here where Dirk Couché changed his surname by entering his name as Dirk Coetsee into the church register. The start of the First Generation (a1) of the Coetsee/Coetzee family tree in South Africa. Johan Van Arckel, the first minister of the church appointed Dirk Coetsee as deacon.

While in Cape Town Dirk quickly arranged for his wife-to-be Sara van der Schulp to travel to South Africa on the same ship “De Asia”. Sara joined Dirk in Cape Town where they got married a few months later. show less



Arrived as a settler in South Africa in 1679 from Netherlands. Changed his Surname to Coetzee from Couche (original French surname)

  • Immigration: Were passengers on board of the "Asia". Lived in Cape Town for 4 years, then moved to the farm Coetzenburg, where they lived till his son Gerrit took over. Dirk and his wife then went to live in Papendorp till his death. - May 8 1679 - Cape of Good Hope

Born in Kampen,Holland. came to SA 08 05 1679in the ship ASIA. Lived 4 years in Cape Town then Stellenbosch. In 1682 S v d Stel granted him COETENBERG. also had a farm in Jonkershoek "ASSEGAIBOSCH". In 1687 Member of the Heemraad and captain in Stellenbosch infantary. Retired to Papendorp and died there 25 06 1725.
He was married in Holland

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Dirk Coetzee, SV/PROG's Timeline

1655
1655
Kampen, Overijssel, Netherlands
1679
1679
Age 24
Netherlands to South Africa
1680
June 16, 1680
Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
1682
January 26, 1682
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1683
May 9, 1683
Kaapstad, Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika