Malagasy

J. M. Coetzee

by Manila on November 30, 2017

Birth Name: John Maxwell Coetzee

Place of Birth: Cape Town, South Africa

Date of Birth: 9 February, 1940

Ethnicity: Afrikaner (Dutch, French, German, Belgian [Flemish]), Portuguese, 1/8 Polish, English, Irish, as well as 1/1024 Malagasy, remote Danish, Finnish, and Indian

J. M. Coetzee is a South African writer. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003.

J. M.’s father, Zacharias “Jack/Zach” Coetzee, was an occasional attorney and government employee, from Prince Albert, Cape (now Western Cape). J. M’s mother, Vera Hildred Marie (Wehmeyer), was a schoolteacher, from Diepkloof, Transvaal (now Gauteng).

J. M. was married to Philippa Jubber, with whom he has two children.

A few of J. M.’s remote ancestors were Indian slaves.

J. M.’s sixth paternal great-grandfather, Dirk Coetzee, was a Dutch immigrant, from Kampen, Overijssel. J. M.’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his seventh great-grandfather, Gerhard Coetzee.

J. M.’s paternal grandfather was Gerrit Maxwell “Gert” Coetzee (the son of Frederik Laurens Johannes Coetzee and Elizabeth Agnes Mills). Gerrit was born in Hopefield, Western Cape. Frederik was the son of Gerrit “Gert” Coetzee and Elizabeth Jacoba Hess. J. M.’s great-grandmother Elizabeth was the daughter of J. Mills.

J. M.’s paternal grandfather was Magdalena Catherina “Lenie” de Beer (the daughter of Zacharias Johannes Hendrik “Zaag” de Beer and Magdalena Maria Le Roux). J. M’s grandmother Magdalena was born in Prince Albert, Central Karoo DC, Western Cape. J. M.’s great-grandfather Zacharias was the son of Zacharias Johannes Hendrikus de Beer and Catharina Petronella Oosthuijsen/Oosthuizen. J. M.’s great-grandmother Magdalena was the daughter of Gabriel Jacobus Le Roux.

J. M.’s maternal grandfather was Petrus/Pieter Hendrik Wehmeyer (the son of Gottlieb/Gotlieb Wilhelm Bernhard Wehmeyer and Anna Maria Adriana Ferreira). Pieter was born in Stellenbosch, Breede River DC, Western Cape. Gottlieb was the son of Bernhard Matthys/Matthijs Wehmeyer/Wehmeijer and Martha Johanna Maria Zondagh. Anna was the daughter of Ignatius Stephanus Johannes Ferreira and Gertruida Sophia Minnie.

J. M.’s maternal grandmother was Louise Amalia du Biel (the daughter of Balthazar du Biel and Anna Louisa Brecher). Louise was born in Illinois, U.S. Balthazar was a Polish emigrant, from Schwarzwald, Posen, now Czarnylas, Greater Poland Voivodeship. Anna was the daughter of a German emigrant, Ferdinand Brecher, of Nassau, Rhineland-Palatinate, and of Anna Katharina Hanafey. The surname Hanafey is of Irish origin.

J.M.’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fifth great-grandmother, Jurriana Frederika van Bernago.

Sources: Genealogy of J. M. Coetzee – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of J.M.’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Gerrit Coetzee – https://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of J.M.’s paternal great-great-great-grandmother, Aletta Elizabeth (Delport) Hesse – https://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of J.M.’s paternal great-great-great-grandfather, Matthys Andries de Beer (through Matthys’s brother, Zacharias Johannes de Beer) – https://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of J.M.’s paternal great-great-great-grandfather, Ockert Almero Oosthuijsen/Oosthuizen – https://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of J.M.’s paternal great-great-great-grandmother, Adriana Cecilia (Venter) Oosthuizen – https://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of J.M.’s maternal grandfather, Petrus/Pieter Hendrik Wehmeyer (focusing on his own father’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of J.M.’s maternal great-grandmother, Anna Maria Adriana Ferreira (through Anna’s sister, Margaretha Louisa Ferreira) – https://www.wikitree.com

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Johannes de Klerk

by Manila on January 4, 2016

Date of Birth: July 22, 1903

Place of Birth: Burgersdorp, Cape Colony (now part of South Africa)

Date of Death: January 24, 1979

Place of Death: Krugersdorp, Transvaal Province, South Africa

Ethnicity: Afrikaner (Belgian [both Flemish and Walloon], Dutch, French, German, Swiss-French, Swiss-German), remote African (including Khoikhoi), Danish, Indian, Indonesian, and Malagasy

Johannes de Klerk was a South African politician. He served as Minister of Home Affairs, from 8 October, 1961 to 30 March, 1966, and interim State President of South Africa, from 9 April, 1975 to 19 April, 1975. He was the son of Aletta Johanna “Lettie” (van Rooy) and Willem Johannes de Klerk. He was married to Hendrina Cornelia Coetzer, with whom he had two children, including politician F. W. de Klerk, who was State President of South Africa, from 1989 to 1994, and Deputy President of South Africa, from 1994 to 1996.

The surname de Klerk is derived from Le Clerc, Le Clercq, and de Clercq, and is of French Huguenot origin (meaning “clergyman” or “literate” in old French).

Johannes’ patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his 9th great-grandfather, Étienne le Clercq, a French Huguenot.

A few of Johannes’ ancestors were slaves from Africa, India, Indonesia, and Madagascar. His 9th great-grandmother, Krotoa (also known as Eva), was a Khoikhoi interpreter.

Johannes’ paternal grandfather was Barend Jacobus de Klerk (the son of Johannes Cornelis de Klerk and Martha Margaretha Schoeman). Johannes was the son of Barend de Klerk and Maria van der/den Heyden. Martha was the daughter of Daniel Wilhelmus Schoeman and Anna Catharina Hattingh.

Johannes’ paternal grandmother was Maria Jacoba Grobler (the daughter of Jacobus Johannes Grobler and Johanna Susanna Lasya Coetzee). Jacobus was the son of Douw Gerbrand Grobler and Johanna Cornelia Coetzer. Johannes’ great-grandmother Johanna was the daughter of Josef Adriaan Coetzee and Francina Hendrina Barendina Kruger.

Johannes’ maternal grandfather was Johannes Cornelis van Rooy (the son of Johannes Cornelis van Rooy and Anne Françoise Holsters). Johannes’ great-grandfather Johannes was the son of Henricus van Rooij and Clara Kuijpers. Anne was the daughter of Charles Holsters and Petronella de Gieter.

Johannes’ maternal grandmother was Aletta Johanna Smit (the daughter of Jacobus Albertus Smit and Aletta Johanna Smit). Jacobus was the son of Stephanus Albertus Smit and Susanna Maria de Klerk. Johannes’ great-grandmother Aletta was the daughter of Jacobus Petrus Erasmus Smit and Martha Gerbrechta Sophia de Klerk.

Johannes’ matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his 9th great-grandmother, Dorathea Loxton, of Blois, Loir-et-Cher department, France.

Sources: Genealogy of Johannes de Klerk – http://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Johannes de Klerk (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of Johannes’ maternal grandmother, Aletta Johanna Smit (through Aletta’s sister, Martha Gerbrechta Sophia Smit) – https://www.wikitree.com

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F. W. de Klerk

by Manila on January 4, 2016

Birth Name: Frederik Willem de Klerk

Place of Birth: Johannesburg, Transvaal Province, Union of South Africa

Date of Birth: March 18, 1936

Ethnicity: Afrikaner (Austrian, Belgian [both Flemish and Walloon], Dutch, French, German, Swiss-French, Swiss-German), remote African (including Khoikhoi), Danish, Indian, Indonesian, and Malagasy

F. W. de Klerk is a South African politician. He served as State President of South Africa, from 15 August, 1989 to 10 May, 1994, and Deputy President of South Africa, from 10 May, 1994 to 30 June, 1996. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1993, with Nelson Mandela. He was the seventh and last head of state of South Africa under the apartheid era. He is the son of Hendrina Cornelia (Coetzer) and politician Johannes de Klerk. He is married to Elita Georgiadis. He has three children with his former wife, Marike Willemse.

“The Peacemakers” won Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 1993. F. W. was one of four persons chosen to represent that title, along with Yasser Arafat, Nelson Mandela, and Yitzhak Rabin.

The surname de Klerk is derived from Le Clerc, Le Clercq, and de Clercq, and is of French Huguenot origin (meaning “clergyman” or “literate” in old French). Meanwhile, the surname Coetzer came from his ancestor, Kutzer, who stems from Austria.

Some research suggests that F. W. has Finnish and Italian ancestry. It is not clear if these ancestries have been verified/documented.

F. W. is a half-third cousin, once removed, of Namibian model Behati Prinsloo. F.W.’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Anna Sophia Erasmus, was also Behati’s paternal great-great-great-grandmother.

F. W.’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his 10th great-grandfather, Étienne le Clercq, a French Huguenot.

A few of F. W.’s remote ancestors were slaves from African, India, Indonesia, and Madagascar. His 10th great-grandmother, Krotoa (also known as Eva), was a Khoikhoi interpreter.

F. W.’s paternal grandfather was Willem Johannes de Klerk (the son of Barend Jacobus de Klerk and Maria Jacoba Grobler). Barend was the son of Johannes Cornelis de Klerk and Martha Margaretha Schoeman. Maria was the daughter of Jacobus Johannes Grobler and Johanna Susanna Lasya Coetzee.

F. W.’s paternal grandmother was Aletta Johanna “Lettie” van Rooy (the daughter of Johannes Cornelis van Rooy and Aletta Johanna Smit). F. W.’s great-grandfather Johannes was the son of Johannes Cornelis van Rooy and Anne Françoise Holsters. F. W.’s great-grandmother Aletta was the daughter of Jacobus Albertus Smit and Aletta Johanna Smit. Jacobus and F. W.’s great-great-grandmother Aletta were both born with the same surname.

F. W.’s maternal grandfather was Frederik Willem Coetzer (the son of Jacob Erasmus Coetzer and Elizabeth Catharina Jacoba Johanna Buitendag). Jacob was the son of Jacob Coetzer and Anna Sophia Erasmus. Elizabeth was the daughter of Carel Hendrik Buitendag and Maria Magdalena de Beer.

F. W.’s maternal grandmother was Anna Cecilia Fouchè (the daughter of Jacobus Paulus Fouché and Cornelia Hendrina Strydom). Jacobus was the son of Gustavus Wilhelmus Fouché amd Johanna Swanepoel. Cornelia was the daughter of Adriaan Stephanus Strydom and Elizabeth Johanna Maria Charlotte Swanepoel.

F. W.’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his 5th great-grandmother, Jacoba Johanna Kruger.

Sources: Genealogy of F. W. de Klerk – http://www.geni.com

Genealogy of F.W.’s father (focusing on his own father’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of F.W.’s paternal great-grandmother, Aletta Johanna Smit (through Aletta’s sister, Martha Gerbrechta Sophia Smit) – https://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of F.W.’s maternal great-grandfather, Jacobus Erasmus Coetzer – https://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of F.W.’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Gustavus Wilhelmus Fouché – https://www.wikitree.com

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Oscar Pistorius

by andrew on October 28, 2014

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Birth Name: Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius

Place of Birth: Sandton, Johannesburg, Transvaal Province, South Africa

Date of Birth: 22 November, 1986

Ethnicity: Afrikaner [Dutch, German, some French Huguenot, distant Belgian (both Flemish and Walloon) and Danish, remote English, remote Malagasy, Bengali, Indian, and Indonesian], some English, evidently 1/8th Italian

Oscar Pistorius is a South African sprint runner. Both of his legs were amputated below the knee when he was eleven months old, and he competed in events for single below-knee amputees and for able-bodied athletes.

Oscar is the son of Sheila Francis (Bekker) and Heinrich Carl Wilhelm “Henke” Pistorius. His mother was born in Kenya. He has Afrikaner (German and Dutch), some English, and evidently 1/8th Italian, ancestry, from his mother’s grandfather, an Italian emigrant to Kenya. He is English-speaking.

Oscar was found guilty of culpable homicide of his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp. In February 2013, he shot her in his Pretoria home.

Oscar’s paternal grandfather was Hendrik Wilhelm Carl Pistorius (the son of Theodor/Theodore Georg Joseph Pistorius and Anna Sofia/Sophia Magdalena Stander). Hendrik was born in Pretoria, Pretoria, Gauteng. Theodor was the son of Carl Wilhelm Heinrich/Hendrik Pistorius and Anna Maria van Staden. Oscar’s great-grandmother Anna was born in Rustenburg, Bojanala, North West, the daughter of Johannes Hendrikus Stander and Johanna Frederika Elizabeth Schoeman.

Oscar’s paternal grandmother was Gertruda/Gertruida Jacoba de Beer (the daughter of Arnoldus Stephanus de Beer and Martha Johanna Maria de Beer). Gertruda was born in Transvaal. Arnoldus was the son of Johannes Christoffel de Beer and Emmerentia Petronella Swanepoel. Martha was born in Doorndraai Dam, the daughter of Dewald Lambertus de Beer and Martha Johanna Maria Scheepers.

Oscar’s maternal grandparents were Len Bekker and Joyce W. Sugar (the daughter of parents surnamed Sugar and Brocklesby). Joyce was born in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England.

The original Pistorius immigrants to South Africa were Friedrich Heinrich Pistorius (b. 16 March 1789, Tondorf, Sachsen-Weimar, Germany), his elder brother, Maximilian Ernst Ludwig (b. 1781), and the eight children of Friedrich, who arrived at the Cape, South Africa in 1838, onboard the “Cape Packet”. The family moved to Natal in 1842. The brothers were the sons of Wilhelm August Pistorius and Fredericke Maria Voigt. Friedrich Heinrich (1789-c. 1863), a brick-maker, is considered to be the Progenitor/Stamvader of the Pistorius family in South Africa.

Oscar is a seventh cousin, once removed, of model Candice Swanepoel.

Sources: Genealogy of Oscar Pistorius – http://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Oscar’s father (through his own brother) – https://www.wikitree.com

Birth record of Oscar’s maternal grandmother, Joyce W. Sugar – https://www.familysearch.org

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Behati Prinsloo

by follers on April 27, 2014

Behati Prinsloo  at the 'Pink Body' by Victoria's Secret Launch.

Place of Birth: Grootfontein, South-West Africa (now Namibia)

Date of Birth: May 16, 1989

Ethnicity: Afrikaner (Dutch, as well as French and German, distant Latvian, remote Portuguese, Norwegian, Belgian [both Flemish and Walloon], Swiss-French, Swiss-German, Danish, Swedish, Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, Malagasy, and other African [including Angolan])

Behati Prinsloo is a Namibian model. Her father, Louis Francois “Boet” Prinsloo, a Christian minister, was born in South-West Africa (now Namibia). Her mother, Magda (Rossouw), was born in Cape Town. Her surname is Dutch. She is from an Afrikaner family.

Behati is married to American singer, television personality, and actor Adam Levine, with whom she has two children.

Behati is a second cousin, three times removed, of prominent Afrikaner, Colonel Hendrik Prinsloo. She is also a half-third cousin, once removed, of South African president F. W. de Klerk. Behati’s paternal great-great-great-grandmother, Anna Sophia Erasmus, was also F. W.’s maternal great-great-grandmother.

Behati’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her tenth great-grandfather, Hendrik Prinsloo.

Behati’s paternal grandparents were Louis Francois Prinsloo (the son of Georg Diederick Prinsloo and Cornelia Maria Pretorius) and a woman surnamed van Tonder. Georg was the son of Michiel Wilhelm “Giel Prem” Prinsloo and Martha Catharina Jacoba du Preez. Cornelia was the daughter of Louis Frans Pretorius and Martha Sophia van Dyk.

Sources: Genealogy of Behati Prinsloo (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Behati’s paternal great-great-great-grandfather, George Diederick Petrus Prinsloo – https://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of Behati’s paternal great-grandmother, Cornelia Maria Pretorius – https://www.wikitree.com

Photo by s_bukley/Bigstock.com

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