I just found this website by coincedence.I am a goossen as well, daughter of frederik johan goossen ( 1943), son of abraham pieter cornelis goossen (1902). As far as I can see this line is not in your documentation. Can de webmaster of this site sent me an email with his contact details, i would like to know more. thanks esther
Hi great site!! I live in south london england, i moved here with my mum and brother 12 years ago from Johannesburg South Africa. Amazed to see all you Goosen's on here!! Being in south london for 12 years i have not come across a single one. I have family in south africa, australia, france and spain that carry the name aswell. We have all moved across the globe. Unfortunately the eldest member of my Goosen family is about 50ish so dont really know alot about our history but am going to hassel everyone to find out now... I say hi to all Goosen's out there!!!!!
I am Arthur Goosen (b 1956) currently living in Durban South Africa, brothers James John, Percival Robert, & George Saunders(deseased),sisters Esme & Felicity. Father's name, Percy Goosen (b. 1927) who had bro's Piet, Albert, Mick,Gert etc. They grew up in the Koffiefontein area (Jagersfontein). My fathers mother was born a Mitchell, which inturn is my son's 1st name, Mitchell Arthur Goosen (b 1982) Any one connected here??? Please e mail me would be great to meet some family. I travel to Europe often, so if you are related, please let me know PS Great site!
hello, maybe anyone can help me. i`m serching for a richard goosen from the netherlands. we met nearly 16 years ago in a center park in de eemhof, we wright each other letters, but then broke up. all i remember ist that he later went to the army ( also stationed in yugoslavia ). i`m 29 years old now, and he must be nearly the same age. I
Hi, I'v got a message about this site and I'm 58 years old, live en work as sculpturist in The Hague. I was surprised, that so many Goosen's were born in South Africa. I was told that the name Goosen came from the land of Gosen, where Abraham lived with is tribe. That land was situated between the rivers Eufraat and Tigris, somewhere in Egypt. Ofcourse I know a lot of family named Goosen. We were born in Hilversum and my grandfather had a chique business there in porcelainen services.
I just like to have some detailde information abpout John Arkema of Grandhaven, who must be a familymember of my wife. Can anyone supply me with data of his parents (Hendrik en Gezina) and his grandparents ( names, place of birth a.s.o.) Hope to get some data from the readers of this message. Jaap
Hi, Im Gerhardus Petrus Goosen Jnr. My father and grandfather has the same names as me, my grandmothers maden name is Hill if im not mistaken, but i can't find any links further back than that. I was born 1984, my dad is was born +-1958. My grandfather and grandmother came married in Graafrenet if im not mistaken... maybe you can help.. thanks.. PS.. great site
sorry to have to bug you guys again dose anybody know anything about my boy friend jan-david Goosen I met him on the net and wanted to get more info on him I have no e-mail sorry i know im making it a bit difficult to get info across .Oh and were is Axten or maby it's Axton ya if you have any info on Jan-david Goosen then i guess put it on the site I guess so sorry about not having an E-mail adress :[ ok thax for any info you have even small amounts will help (please make it in english). thax cat
Thanks 4 the informative Goosen Hierachy LOng lfe. My father was Vivian Henry Goosen from Ugie in the Eastern Cape.Son of KoKie and Maggie Goosen.They had a dozen kids ,archie,winston.patrick,magarette ,shirley,aubrey,kenny,sammy ,keep up the good work
Hi, Please help me find out what happened to my Father, His name is Hendrick Petrus Goosen,everyone called him Butch, he was married to Maureen Goosen, We lived in Primrose,Germiston,South Africa,I know he had a big family,We lost contact when my parents were divorced in +/- 1973, he lived in various places,he had a good friend named Jules Goosen who I remember stayed in Boksburg,South Africa. Can anyone please help me. Thanks Grenville
Hallo Goosen's. Ook vaak last van mensen die je naam verkeerd schrijven. In Zuid-Afrika hebben ze daar geen last van, want daar heten veel mensen Goosen. Komt goosen van de Republiek GOOSEN te zuid-afrika?? Lijkt me wel wat.. Wie kan wat zeggen over de oorsprong van de naam?? Ben geboren in Hilversum, nog meer Hilversummers hier?? Tot horens. Jon
I am searching my family tree which is Chandler from Hull area in England and in Toronto area, also Gill, Moore from The Isle of Man and Liverpool then Toronto and Montreal.I am also looking for any Larche or Larsh in southern Ontario. If you think you are related please contact me , I would like to find my lost relatives and if you have won the lottery, I am not going to ask for money.
I am Darleen the wife of Stanley Goosen, the son of Anne and Jacob Goosen from Steinbach near Winnipeg. We have not done much with the Goosen family tree but I think he was born in Russia about 1924 and went to Austria.His father was adopted by a family but kept his own last name.
Hi to all the Goosens out there!! I am a Capetonian, district of North Eastern Cape Home address Kraaifontein. All I know of my grand parents is that they were Jakob Petrus Goosen married to Johanna Elizabeth Schierhoudt. Thanks for such a lovely site. Juliana. nee Wessels
Thanks for this site and the useful info! I would like to trace my side of the Goosen Family, if possible. I am daughter of Benjamin Franklin Goosen of Namibie. I live in South Africa now and havent met even remotely a third of my Goosen family. My father works and lives in Windhoek, Namibie. His brother, Tom farmed on a farm called Eleksie and after his death he left the farm to his second five and their children. His first fives name is Annatjie. If anyone could help me, please? Oh, yes, my fathers one sister lives in South Africa too, her name is Yvonne and she is married to Klasie. Thanks a lot! Keep up the good work! Elz
Hi. I am looking for information on Mr. James C. Goossen who was born in Holland on 4-4-1859. His parents were James and Sarah Goossen. He came to the U.S. at age 4 and lived in Michigan for a few years and spent the rest of his life in Marion, NY. He married Sarah Goossen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abram Goossen of Kalamazoo, Michigan. And together, they had 3 daughters: Helen Katherine, Mina Sarah and Delia Lavina. At the time of his death, he left one sister, Mrs. Charles Lays and one brother, Charles Goossen. I am just interested in learning about his life from some friends and family members. Anyone who has any information would be great appreciated. Thanks, Carrie
Can any of the UK Goosens help as I have no other information to go on other than my father was (he is aparently deceased) a South African Merchant Seaman married to Nola Hehir around 1963 and I was born in 1965. I am trying to find any other relations I may have, and any help would be gratefully recieved.
Wow, great site guys. I just wanted to leave a note to say Hi. I beleive we are one of the only Goosen families in NZ, so its great to see how well loved the name is overseas. It was my father-in-law who brought us the name from South Africa when he was 18. I dont know his lineage other than he came from a long line of JPD Goosens. I'll come back and check one day when I have more info.
Very interesting and informative site! I would like to make contact with relatives or acquaintances of the late Thomas Casper Goosen born November 15th, 1910; died November 3rd, 1983. He was married to Elizabeth Susanna Goosen (nee ???) born March 3rd, 1915; died November 22, 1974. They had one daughter, the late Larry Goosen who was married to Henk Traut.