I have recently begun researching my family tree & stumbled on this site by Googling the names I knew from an old document written by my great-great grandfather, John W. Goozen.
I am thrilled to find so much information, going back so far! Thank you to all who have contributed.
I'm not sure if there is anything I can contribute, but I will keep looking around the site and add things if possible.
Data i.v.m. ons Goosen Familie is dat
die Goosen naam die mees algemeenste verskyn in die Joodse Ortodokse Geskrifte, maar met die Jood vervolging het die spelling Goosen op baie maniere verander.
Die Goosens is gevind op die eiland Schokland buite Nederland.
Van daar is ons met 'n skip van Kaptein Hendrik Goosen(die ontdekker van die Silikant vis) na Amerika en het geland in die staat Goshen. Van daar weet nie presies wanneer nie maar het in 1880 tot 1883 in Durban geland en getrek te voet na die staat Goosen en later saamgesmelt met Stellaland onder president Guy van Pitteus 1883 - 1885.
Het eie vlag en Hoofstad (Rooigrond) gehad. Hetin 1885 saamgesmelt met Betsuanaland en trek het begin met twee broers - Hendrik Johannes en Gysbert Magiel na Namakwaland en hulle verblyf op Groot Mis, Soebatsfontein en Springbok omgewing begin. Hulle was veeboere, wa makers, ystersmit.
Born in 1965 my dad is Nicholaas Johanes Stefanus he married Elizabeth Jacoba in 1961. Grandad was Adriaan Wilhelm Goosen he married Francina Fouche. Father is the only son and had two sisters older than him one married a van zyl and kukkuk. I have 4 sisters. Born in Kempton Park but stays in Cape Town.
I became a part of your chart 36 years ago when I became Walter Dwight Goossen's (1915 - 1999) Son-in-Law. I maintain an address book of the descendants of Franz M Goossen's (1876 - 1943) descendants. I also try to maintain a Genealogy chart of the F M Goossen cousins. Mel.
Henrick Goossen The oldest generation of our family Goossens I could find is from Henrick Goossen 1293-1368 married to Katalijn Veerkens. This family and their descendants lived in two regions of the Dutch and Belgian border. See map on my website www.Hof-ter-Poorte.be
Hi Here some corrections on the 2 marriages of Fredericus GOOSSENS, born on 08-03-1840 in Hansbeke, Nevele, died on 14-10-1921 in Destelbergen. marriage 1 on 26/8/1874 in Ruiselede with Maria Philomena Ghislena Van Compernolle 3 children in this marriage marriage 2 on 25/3/1879 in Ruiselede with Rosalia Callewaert 9 children in this second marriage, Cyrillus Goossens was the 5th child
I would like to find out more about my ancestors but am battling to make the right link. My grandfather was Theunis Christoffel and he had 2 brothers Petrus and Christoffel and a sister called Anna. I think Anna's married name was Roux. The grew up somewhere near Queenstown, South Africa. My grandfather was born in 1907.
This is for David Goossen. So pleased to read your entry. You must be my second cousin as the Fred Goossen you talk about was my first cousin. I lived in the same house with him in Brewster, NY when I was in high school. My mother was taking care of her father, Behrend Goossen, at the time. My Uncle Ben, Aunt Carrie, cousin Fred, his first two sons, and cousin Dorothy lived upstairs in my grandfather's huge house. After we moved away I lost touch with a lot of relatives, but I talked to your Dad while he was in hospice care just before he died.
My Dad was John Daniel Goosen born in East London, South Africa in 1912. His mother was Dorothy. His dad might be Silverstein. Think he ended up in an orphanage in Kimberly approx 1917. Would love to find a link as I have no clues to his life other than the above. He died in Johannesburg in 1982 aged 70. I think he ran away from the orphanage at 15.
I am looking for ancestors of Marinus and Pieter Goossen, parents are Jan and Theodora Kouwenberg. I plan to visit the Netherlands in May and would like to visit cemeteries, etc where Jan and his parents might be buried. I have birth and marriage info from various sources, but no death/burial info. Please contact me if you have any information. Ida Keating
I see that it was a long time ago that someone wrote something here.. but I saw an old message from my uncle Maurice goosen. He wrote his message in 1999... what a great website! I never knew my my familyname was so widespread all over the world!! I'm always curious about my ancesters (A).. if you find out more.. I hope I'll get to know it (A) kind regards!!
EK IS SELF N GOOSEN EN WIL MEER WEET OOR DIE FAMILIE GESKIEDENIS.MY PA PIET GOOSEN IS EEN VAN NEGE KINDERS UIT HENDRIK EN BABS GOOSEN SE HUWELIK WAT REEDS IN DIE 80S DOOD IS.MY PA WOON IN BENONI EN DIE RES IS OOR DIE LAND VERSPREI.EK KEN NIE REGTIG HULLE NIE,JUL WEET GOOSENS BAKLEI ALTYD ONDER MEKAAR.MY EEN OOM BOETA GOOSEN IS DOOD IN 1993 EN SY DOGTERS BLY OOK IN SPRING.DIE EEN SISTER PETRO EN HAAR MAN JOHAN VAN HEERDEN WOON IN RICHARDSBAAI EN BESIT N ROOMYS FABRIEK.EK WIL WEET WAAR DIE AFKOMS IS VAN DIE GOOSENS EN WAAR VAN ALMAL IN. GROETE JODY GOOSEN -
Trying to find out my where my family originated from. I believe i am from the line of Heinrich Goosen. I also think that before the goosens were in west prussia they might of immagrated from the netherlands or northern germany. The mennonites? any one with information prior to heinrich 1684? -
Hi Heather - is this you?! I feel it must be! I heard you'd left Byo and headed down to Cape Town and thought I'd try to find you again and this came up! Mum and Thea are there, in Tokai. They've both recently been widowed. Anyway, here's hoping you are all well - and hope to hear from you, Best wishes Rozanne -
Thanks also just came upon this site by chance, i was born in Springs on 15/07/1960 to Johannes Christoffel Goosen and Doreen Rosemary (Smith) Goosen My sister is Vera Catherine Goosen now Amos. At 2 years we moved to Durban lost all contact. My father fell ill with gillian barre syndrome and we never again had contact with any of the family since. If anyone can remember us let us know, i think my father had a brother who was much younger than him and i think it was Patrick -
HI OOM GIDEON ,RYNARD IS MY PA JACO MY OOM,EN JOHN IS MY OUPA SO DIT MAAK JOU MY OOM,MY MA HET MY AL BAIE VAN JOU VERTEL EN VAN AL DIE ANDER FAMILY,HULLE IS ALMEL IN RANDFONTEIN,SJOE HET ONS AL VIR JOU GESOEK,DIT SAL NICE WEES OM VAN JOU TE HOOR MAAR LASTE VAS JULLE IN OATSHORRING -
I mentioned in my last posting that I had started the family tree. If someone could point me to another web site as I am stuck on my grandfather Christoffel Jacobus Goosen. I know he had siblings, but no one in the family knows their names. Would the national archives reveal this? Help!! Regards Ashley Goosen -
Interesting that your father George Goosen was born in Muskegon Michigan. My father, George Goosen was born in Muskegon Michigan in 1916; son of George and Rena Goosen who both came from the Netherlands when they were children. I'm sure there is a connection here. Email me if you're interested in talking about this. Jan -