SYNDICATE OF SEVEN

Lady Grey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLOETE Cornelius Willem (Zoontjie)

 

Name:††††††††††††††† Cornelius Willem (Zoontjie) CLOETE

Sex:††††††††††††††††† Male

Father:††††††††††††† Christiaan Cornelis CLOETE (10 Mar 1822 - 20 Aug 1897)

Mother:†††††††††††† Alida Elizabeth Johanna JOUBERT (abt Aug 1829 - 21 Jan 1893)

 

Individual Facts

Birth†††††††††††††††† 6 May 1857

Death††††††††††††††† 11 Jul 1930 (age 73)

Burial††††††††††††††† Cemetery, Bamboeshoek, Lady Grey

 

Marriages/Children

1. Susanna Wilhelmina (Soekie) WESSELS

Marriage††††††††††

Children††††††††††† Christiaan Cornelis (Zoon) CLOETE (28 Jun 1889 - 20 Jun 1960)

†††††††††††††††††††††††† Johanna Maria CLOETE (28 May 1890 - )

†††††††††††††††††††††††† Alida Elizabeth CLOETE (1891 - )

†††††††††††††††††††††††† Frans Johannes CLOETE (22 Aug 1893 - 31 Oct 1918)

†††††††††††††††††††††††† Cornelis Willem CLOETE (6 Aug 1894 - 20 Aug 1921)

†††††††††††††††††††††††† Jurie Jacobus CLOETE (12 Jan 1896 - 19 Aug 1921)

 

2. Maria Jacoba (Polly) MOSTERT

Marriage††††††††††

 

3. HUMPHREY

Marriage††††††††††

 

Notes (Individual)

General:

 

According to Mr. van der Spuy, his name was Cornelius Willem (Oom Zoontjie).† The Death Register refers to him as Cornelis Willim Cloete and comments: "'n Kerksman".

 

Die Cloete Familie - Cornelius Willem (Oom Zoontjie) was die erfgenaam van Bamboeshoek.

 

(Hy, sy eerste 2 vrouens, en almal sy kinders en hulle gades, behalwe Alida Elizabeth Johanna en haar man, F van Coppenhagen, is begrawe in die kerkhof op Bamboeshoek).

 

Oom Zoontjie wat op die ryp ouderdom van 73 jaar oorlede is, was 'n alombeminde en gerespekteerde persoon.† Een van sy kennisse het hom tipeer as 'n ware "ou gentleman"; besadig, eerlik en 'n goeie mens.† Hy was dan ook op 'n stadium deur sy gemeenskap vereer toe hulle hom as hul verteenwoordiger gestuur het na die ou Kaapse Parlement (MLA).† Hy en JW Sauer (later Minister) en prokureur te Aliwal-Noord, het die Aliwal-Noord/Albert kiesafdeling gesamentlik verteenwoordig.

 

Oom Zoontjie het in sy leeftyd ook diep moes drink uit die kelk van lewensbeproewing.† Nie alleen het hy sy eerste vrou op die jeugdige ouderdom van slegs 51 jaar in 1917 aan die dood afgestaan nie, maar moes hy 'n jaar later met die griep-epidemie van 1918, sy tweede oudste seun op die jeugdige ouderdom van 27 jaar aan die doodafstaan.† En drie jaar daarna in 1921, moes hy sy twee jongste seuns binne een dag na mekaar, op die ewe-jeugdige ouderdomme van 27 en 25 jaar na die graf dra.

 

En asof die man se beker nog nie vol genoeg was nie; vyf jaar daarna, in 1926, moes hy ook sy tweede vrou, op die ewe jeugdige ouderdom van slegs 61 jaar, in die Bamboeshoek-dode-akker gaan wegbere.

 

'n Mens kan net verbysterd staan by die onmeetlike loutering wat hierdie man in sy leeftyd moes verwerk.

 

Oom Zoontjie was dan ook om verstaanbare redes 'n diep christenmens en het ook 'n leidende rol gespeel in kerklike aangeleenthede.† Hy het gedien op die kerk se boukomitee, met die bou van Lady Grey se nuwe kerk.

 

Hy was soos ook te wagte, 'n suksesvolle boer en 'n welgestelde man.† Gedurende sy leeftyd, en waarskynlik met die oog op sy 4 seuns se toekoms, het hy ook die plase Karringmelkspruit, Ossa, Nooitgedacht en Theefontein (die De Wet plaas) bygekoop.

 

Hy en sy eerste vrou had 5 kinders, 4 seuns en 1 dogter; geen kinders uit die 2de en 3de huwelike nie.

 

Death (11 Jul 1930):

According to the Death Register, he was 73 years and 2 months old when

he died.† The Death Register comments: "Beroerte - 'n Paar jaar

lydende.† Siekbed v. 15 dae."

 

JOUBERT Gideon Sr

 

Name:††††††††††††††† Gideon JOUBERT Sr

Sex:††††††††††††††††† Male

 

Individual Facts

Alt. Name††††††††† Gideon Johannes Joubert

Birth†††††††††††††††† 15 Feb 1853†† -† South Africa, Eastern Cape, Graaff-Reinet

Death††††††††††††††† 27 Mar 1934 (age 81)† -† South Africa, Eastern Cape, Lady Grey

Burial††††††††††††††† South Africa, Eastern Cape, Lady Grey, Old Cemetery

SAG† No.†††††††††† b5c7d1e7f1g14

SAG† No.†††††††††† b5c7d1e7f1g10

 

Marriages/Children

1. Johanna Margerita DE WET

Marriage†††††††††† abt 1881 (age 28)

Children††††††††††† (Son of Gideon & Johanna Margertha) JOUBERT ( - )

†††††††††††††††††††††††† Daniel Francois (Danie) JOUBERT ( - )

†††††††††††††††††††††††† Christiaan De Wet (Chris) JOUBERT (13 Feb 1883 - 22 Jun 1954)

†††††††††††††††††††††††† Gideon (Giel) JOUBERT (19 Apr 1889 - 17 Jul 1931)

†††††††††††††††††††††††† Johannes Martinus (Martiens) JOUBERT (11 May 1892 - )

†††††††††††††††††††††††† Dorothea Maria JOUBERT (14 Dec 1894 - )

†††††††††††††††††††††††† Elizabeth Maria JOUBERT (29 Oct 1897 - )

 

2. Johanna Christina GREYLING

Marriage†††††††††† abt 1898 (age 45)

 

3. Carolina Elizabeth ENGELA

Marriage†††††††††† abt 1911 (age 58)

Carolina Elizabeth Engela was the widow of Tom Liebenberg.

 

4. Catharina Maria Magdalena (Tant Katriena) GEYER

Marriage†††††††††† abt 1930 (age 77)

 

Notes (Individual)

General:

He was actively involved with the Dutch Reformed Church and a member of the Building Committee when the new church was built.† Also read Cheese & Pigs (The Story) as it involves the Joubert family.

 

Death (27 Mar 1934): Gideon Johannes Joubert died in Lady Grey. (Anne Lehmkuhl)† He was 81 years and 1 month old when he died.† He had Cancer. (Death Register)

 

Burial:

Grave Address as obtained from the Old Cemetery Register : Block I, Grave No. 1.

This is a single grave with the following inscriptions on the Headstone:

 

TER GEDAGTENIS AAN

MY GELIEFDE EGGENOOT

GIDEON JOUBERT

GEB. 15 FEB. 1853

OORL. 27 MAART 1934

IMMERS IS ZIJN ZIEL STIL TOT GOD

 

JOUBERT Daniel Francois (Danie)

 

Name:††††††††††††††† Daniel Francois (Danie) JOUBERT

Sex:††††††††††††††††† Male

Father:††††††††††††† Gideon JOUBERT Sr (15 Feb 1853 - 27 Mar 1934)

Mother:†††††††††††† Johanna Margerita DE WET (10 Apr 1859 - 29 Oct 1897)

 

Individual Facts

Also read Cheese & Pigs (The Story) as it involves the Joubert family.

 

JOUBERT Christiaan De Wet (Chris)

 

Name:††††††††††††††† Christiaan De Wet (Chris) JOUBERT

Sex:††††††††††††††††† Male

Father:††††††††††††† Gideon JOUBERT Sr (15 Feb 1853 - 27 Mar 1934)

Mother:†††††††††††† Johanna Margerita DE WET (10 Apr 1859 - 29 Oct 1897)

 

Individual Facts

Birth†††††††††††††††† 13 Feb 1883

Death††††††††††††††† 22 Jun 1954 (age 71) South Africa, Gauteng, Johannesburg, Belgravia

Burial††††††††††††††† South Africa, Gauteng, Johannesburg, Westpark Cemetery

 

Marriages/Children

1. Martha Magdalena (Martie) VAN ZYL

Children††††††††††† Marie Elizabeth (Miemie) JOUBERT (19 Sep 1907 - )

†††††††††††††††††††††††† Gideon (Klein Gideon) JOUBERT (28 Feb 1910 - 1972)

†††††††††††††††††††††††† Pieter van Zyl (van Zyl) JOUBERT (8 Mar 1914 - 17 Jul 1945)

†††††††††††††††††††††††† Daniel Francois (Danie) JOUBERT (12 Oct 1921 - 15 Sep 1975)

†††††††††††††††††††††††† Blyda Dorothea JOUBERT (9 Feb 1919 - )

 

Notes (Individual)

General:

His father gave him the farm "Cottswold" and he farmed there.† He was also a member of the Homeguard. In the 1930's he was forced to sell his farm and he went to Johannesburg and worked at a mine as a carpenter.† Also read Cheese & Pigs (The Story) as it involves the Joubert family.

 

JOUBERT Gideon (Giel)

 

Name:††††††††††††††† Gideon (Giel) JOUBERT

Sex:††††††††††††††††† Male

Father:††††††††††††† Gideon JOUBERT Sr (15 Feb 1853 - 27 Mar 1934)

Mother:†††††††††††† Johanna Margerita DE WET (10 Apr 1859 - 29 Oct 1897)

 

Individual Facts

Birth†††††††††††††††† 19 Apr 1889

Baptism†††††††††††† 19 May 1889 (age 0)††††††††††††††††† South Africa, Eastern Cape, Lady Grey, DR Church

Death††††††††††††††† 17 Jul 1931 (age 42)

 

Marriages/Children

1. Johanna Catharina VAN STADEN

Marriage††††††††††

Children††††††††††† Elizabeth JOUBERT (12 Sep 1913 - )

†††††††††††††††††††††††† Gideon Tempe JOUBERT (19 Jun 1917 - )

 

2. Hendrika Johanna HENNING

Marriage††††††††††

Children††††††††††† Pieter Jacobus JOUBERT (29 Jun 1920 - )

†††††††††††††††††††††††† Gerhardus Francois (Gert) JOUBERT (17 Oct 1921 - )

†††††††††††††††††††††††† Susanna Lasya Hendrika JOUBERT (8 Dec 1924 - )

†††††††††††††††††††††††† Gideon JOUBERT (21 Jul 1928 - )

 

Notes (Individual)

Baptism (19 May 1889):

He was baptised in the Dutch Reformed Church at Lady Grey.† The entry

for the date 19 May 1889 is as follows:

 

Gideon, geb. 19 April 1889

Ouders:- Gideon Joubert

††††††††††††† Anna Margaretha De Wet

Get:- Gert Johannes Martinus de Wet

†††††††† Aletta Elizabeth Stapelberg

†††††††† Frederik Ebert Potgieter (second name not clear)

†††††††† Martha Etresia de Wet

 

Death (17 Jul 1931):

According to the Death Register, he was 42 years old when he died. The Death Register also comments: "Met motor verongeluk."† Also read Cheese & Pigs (The Story) as it involves the Joubert family.

 

JOUBERT Johannes Martinus (Martiens)

 

Name:††††††††††††††† Johannes Martinus (Martiens) JOUBERT

Sex:††††††††††††††††† Male

Father:††††††††††††† Gideon JOUBERT Sr (15 Feb 1853 - 27 Mar 1934)

Mother:†††††††††††† Johanna Margerita DE WET (10 Apr 1859 - 29 Oct 1897)

 

Individual Facts

Birth†††††††††††††††† 11 May 1892

Baptism†††††††††††† 28 May 1892 (age 0)††††††††††††††††† South Africa, Eastern Cape, Lady Grey, DR Church

 

Notes (Individual)

General:†

Also read Cheese & Pigs (The Story) as it involves the Joubert family.

 

Baptism (28 May 1892):

He was baptised in the Dutch Reformed Church at Lady Grey.† The entry

for the date 28 May 1892 is as follows:

 

Johannes Martinus, geb. 11 Mei 1892

Ouders:- Gideon Joubert

††††††††††††† Johanna Margeritha De Wet

Get:- Johannes Martinus De Wet

†††††††† Aletta Elizabeth Stapelberg

†††††††† Dirk Jacobus De Wet

†††††††† Nicolasina Jacoba Potgieter

 

STEPHENSON George Frederick (Takkie)

 

Name:††††††††††††††† George Frederick (Takkie) STEPHENSON

Sex:††††††††††††††††† Male

 

Individual Facts

 

Marriages/Children

1. Alida Elizabet Johanna MULLER

Marriage††††††††††

Children††††††††††† Frederick (Freddie) STEPHENSON ( - )

 

Notes (Individual)

General: His wife, Alida Elizabet Johanna, inherited the farm Olympus from her maternal grandfather, Johannes Eckhard Oosthuizen in April 1913.

 

 

 

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THE PEOPLE WHO MADE JOUBERTíS PASS

 

Members of only three families,† Joubert,† Stephenson† and† Cloete made the wagon road over the mountain between Lady Grey and the farms† situated† in the New† England† portion of the Lady Grey sub-district.† The† stone† tablet† on the top of† the† pass† credits† the people who made Joubertís Pass.† They† are† the†† Jouberts,† Gideon Sr. and his† sons† Daniel Francois (Danie), Christiaan de Wet (Chris),† Gideon Jr. (Giel)†† and†† Johannes††† Marthinus†††† (Martiens).†† The others were† George† Friedrich† Stephenson†† and† Cornelius Willem† Cloete.†† The† initials at the bottom† are those† of Moos† Pieterse, who also carved many of the headstones found in the old cemetery in Lady Grey.††

 

 

 

 

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