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SCHONKEN, Bartholomeus
(Bef 1723-1774)
CLAASZ, Leonara
VAN ELLEWEE, Hendrik Rudolf
ESTERHUYSEN, Elizabeth Catharina
SCHONKEN, Bartholomeus
VAN ELLEWEE, Elizabeth Maria
SCHONKEN, Bartholomeus Hendrik (Hendricus)


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VAN NIEKERK, Engela Hillegonda

SCHONKEN, Bartholomeus Hendrik (Hendricus) 1

  • Born: 1767 1
  • Christened: May 24, 1767 2 3
  • Marriage: VAN NIEKERK, Engela Hillegonda on Jul 2, 1811 1
  • Died: Sep 22, 1837, (Georgetown) Pacaltsdorp ? aged 70

bullet   Another name for Bartholomeus was SCHONKEN, Bartholomeus Hendricus.


bullet  Events:

1. Historical. We have a DN iamge KAB MOOC 6/9/57 Ref 1247, signed by Engela Heigona (?) Van Niekerk, which gives a list of children which is plainly in error because it includes names of 3 people whose parents, as obtained from other sources, were also parents of the deceased.
The Engela van Niekerk who signed the DN was surely the spouse of the deceased but this was not mentioned in the notice. It is difficult to understand how such an error came about. (If indeed she made them!)

2. Alt Birth. KAB MOOC 6/9/57 Ref 1247 states his age at death was 84 and he died on 22 Sep0 1837. This would make his birth date in 1753 whereas another source for Legacy gives it as 1767, a difference of 14 years. As there appears to be so many inaccuracies in the DN, I am inclined to accept the original source data which is based on a baptismal certification.


Bartholomeus married Engela Hillegonda VAN NIEKERK on Jul 2, 1811.1

bullet  Marriage:

1. Alt Marriage, Jun 2, 1811. 2 3 Also given by Jan-Willem Schonken



1 Dr. D. F. du Toit MALHERBE, Family Register of a South African Nation (Third Edition published by TEGNIEK STELLENBOSCH, 1966.
This is a wonderful source of clues on specific families, but all data in the publication needs to be verified with Original Sources.), SCHONKEN Extract - Page 905. Cit. Date: Oct 7, 2002.

2 Peter S. Anderson, Weapons of Peace: The Story of William and Johanna Anderson. (Published by Logos Production House, Unit 1011-1012, Fo Tan Industrial Centre, 26-28 Au Pui Wan St., Fo Tan, Shatin, N.T. Hong Kong. Tel:2687-0331 Fax; (852) 2687-0281.
First English Edition May 1995 Copyright 1995 by Peter S. Anderson.
ISBN 962-457-091-4). Rec. Date: Aug 9, 2003.

3 T.A.Anderson, The Story of Pacaltsdorp and Some Reminiscences (Made and Printed by Long & Co. (Pty) Ltd.
297 Kempston Road, Port Elizabeth.
Authors Note April 1957). Rec. Date: Aug 9, 2003.

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