I have been trying for some years to track my fathers genealogy with little success. He tried all his life with no success.
I fiNAlly uncovered a document from the archives with some clues.
I am hoping that with a lot of luck someone might just have the missing pieces.
My father John Daniel Goosen was born in East london on 12 April 1912 to Dorothy Cornelia Goosen. She worked in the Orient Tea Room in East London and was according to the document of good character but unable to support her self and her child.
He was illegitimate and Dorothy never told her family he existed. Her parents were dead in 1917. I believe she went to Johannesburg in 1921.
She handed him in t the "Newton Te Huis" orphAnage in KImberley due to extreme financial hardship in 1917.
Her father was John Daniel and he was a farmer in the Queenstown district at the farm Vaalbank. She had a brother in Dordrecht (Wodehouse) named Hendrick goosen. She also had a sister Johanna Opperman wife of Christiaan who lived in Komgha.
She has another brother Antonio Christopher Lombard Goosen who lived at Retreat Queenstown district.
Despite these facts finally uncovered I still cannot find any further information. Any links or information WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
(Excuses for my bad English)
Searching for the names of my family I found this Genealogy. Reading this I found the data of "Albert Goossen" (born 1875), married to "Maria Scholma". I saw one child of them ("Albert Goossen", born 1914), but is not true. I give you here in Dutch (sorry!) the right data:
Persoonskaart van Albert Goossen
Albert Goossen is geboren op dinsdag 13 juli 1875 in Roden, zoon van Jannes Goossen en Trientje Aalders. Albert is overleden op zondag 13 december 1936 in Bedum, 61 jaar oud. Hij is begraven in Bedum.
Albert trouwde, 25 jaar oud, op zaterdag 25 mei 1901 in Winsum met Maria Scholma, 19 jaar oud. Maria is geboren op dinsdag 28 maart 1882 in Obergum, dochter van Kornelis Scholma en Catharina Zandweg. Maria is overleden op vrijdag 9 mei 1952 in Groningen, 70 jaar oud. Zij is begraven op dinsdag 13 mei 1952 in Bedum.
Kinderen van Albert en Maria:
1 Trijntje Goossen, geboren op dinsdag 2 juli 1901 in Obergum. Trijntje is overleden op dinsdag 11 februari 1902 in Obergum, 7 maanden oud.
2 Jannes Goossen, geboren op maandag 17 november 1902 in Obergum. Jannes is overleden op maandag 2 augustus 1982 in Groningen, 79 jaar oud. Hij is gecremeerd op donderdag 5 augustus 1982 in Groningen.
Jannes trouwde, 35 jaar oud, op zaterdag 28 mei 1938 in Warffum met Grietje Klazina Kuizenga, 26 jaar oud. Grietje is geboren op dinsdag 19 maart 1912 in Warffum, dochter van Klaas Kuizenga en Grietje Klazina Poel. Grietje is overleden op donderdag 8 april 2004 in Warffum, 92 jaar oud. Zij is gecremeerd op dinsdag 13 april 2004 in Groningen.
3 Kornelis Goossen, geboren op zaterdag 26 november 1904 in Obergum. Kornelis is overleden op zaterdag 8 januari 1977 in Ter Apel, 72 jaar oud. Hij is begraven op donderdag 13 januari 1977 in Bedum.
Kornelis trouwde, 25 jaar oud, op zaterdag 19 april 1930 in Bedum met Pietje Prins, 18 jaar oud. Pietje is geboren op dinsdag 16 mei 1911 in Bedum, dochter van Sytze Sjoerds Prins en Jantje van Nimwegen. Pietje is overleden op donderdag 11 april 1974 in Groningen, 62 jaar oud. Zij is begraven op dinsdag 16 april 1974 in Bedum.
4 Karst Goossen, geboren op woensdag 29 mei 1907 in Obergum. Karst is overleden op donderdag 7 november 1929 in Groningen, 22 jaar oud. Hij is begraven in Bedum.
5 Roelf Goossen, geboren op zaterdag 25 juli 1908 in Obergum. Roelf is overleden op donderdag 19 juli 2001 in Appingedam, 92 jaar oud. Hij is begraven op dinsdag 24 juli 2001 in Bedum.
Roelf trouwde, 23 jaar oud, op zaterdag 30 januari 1932 in Bedum met Bontje Hut, 23 jaar oud. Bontje is geboren op woensdag 15 juli 1908 in Leek, dochter van Hendrik Hut en Meike de Kleine. Bontje is overleden op donderdag 31 maart 1994 in Bedum, 85 jaar oud. Zij is begraven op dinsdag 5 april 1994 in Bedum.
6 Andries Goossen, geboren op vrijdag 4 oktober 1912 in Termunterzijl. Hij is gedoopt omstreeks 1913. Andries is overleden op vrijdag 14 maart 2003 in Bedum, 90 jaar oud. Hij is begraven op dinsdag 18 maart 2003 in Bedum.
Notitie bij overlijden van Andries: RK begraafplaats
Andries trouwde, 30 jaar oud, op woensdag 18 november 1942 in Bedum met Josephina Wilhelmina Antonia Meijer, 26 jaar oud. Het kerkelijk huwelijk vond plaats op woensdag 18 november 1942 in Bedum. Josephina is geboren op zondag 9 april 1916 in Rotterdam, dochter van Ferdinand Antonius Meijer en Engelina Vromans. Zij is gedoopt op zondag 9 april 1916 in Rotterdam. Josephina is overleden op donderdag 14 april 2011 om 21:15 in Bedum, 95 jaar oud. Zij is begraven op dinsdag 19 april 2011 in Bedum.
Notitie bij overlijden van Josephina: RK begraafplaats
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 -