janice goosen Nichols

my father was frank joseph goosen and had another wife before my mother. I have three step sisters before me. i grew up in detroit michigan. my grandmothers name was mildred goosen and fred goosen. they passed away? in sarasota florida my father died in bushnelle florida. Any info on the other family members apreciated.

Friday, 29 February 2008 01:57
Michele Goosen

Hello. I am the sister-in-law of Clarence Goosen who posted a lot of our family background. I am married to his brother, John Goosen. Our son is Matthew (Matt) Goosen.

Wednesday, 27 February 2008 00:08
Theodore James Goosen Sr

I think My sister in law has talk to you before i am just looking around

Tuesday, 26 February 2008 22:34
scott goossen


Thursday, 21 February 2008 19:14

Hi im Wian Goosen. Goosen from my father side of the family. His name is Willem Adriaan Goosen and my grandfathers name was the same. I live in Port Elizabeth, RSA, and the rest of the family down in Mosselbay and Cape Town. Anybody know anything about my family'history let me know. thx

Monday, 28 January 2008 06:24
Susan Huey

Hi, I am looking for CHRIS GOOSEN who was last living in California USA. My husband Gregory is his son and we would like to make contact with him. Our address is PO Box 1431, McMinnville OR 97128, USA Thank you!

Thursday, 24 January 2008 01:47

Maria Helena Charlotte Goosen getroud Willem Johannes Coetzee Al wat ek van haar en hom het is een foto'tjie met die storie dat sy het blykbaar gekom van Port Alfred en na die troue met Coetzee gebly op n n plaas Somerset Oos Oos-Kaap. Ek het uitgewerk sy moes +- 1864 gebore gewees het. Het jy miskien enige inligting aangaande Goosen families van Port Alfred..

Tuesday, 22 January 2008 15:46
Dudley Gideon James Goosen

I was born in June 1941. My father was Daniel Theodorus Goosen born 20/09/1916 and his father was Gideon Jacobus Francois Goosen born 9/10/1892 and passed away 6/11/1950. He grew up in Worcester RSA. His father was Gideon Jacobus Francois Goosen born 5/9/1862 and passed away 12/5/1941. I'am looking for more information re. by Great grandfather and furher in the past. The first Goosen in RSA was Jean Baptiste Goosen from Londerzeel Belgium. He was a shoemaker in Stellenbosch.

Wednesday, 09 January 2008 09:36

Hi, my name is Nicky Goosen (born Louwrens Nicholas Goosen). My father is Marthinus Johannes Goosen (born 1945-03-03 in Belfast, SA). My mother was Elizabeth Isabella Goosen (nee Magor, born in Durban on 30-11-1939). I have two sisters (Theresa and Natasha) and one brother (Marthinus Johannes). We all stay, except for my mom who passed away in 2000, on the East Rand near Johannesburg. Great site and nice to see all the Goosens from all over the world, even Goosens that cannot speak English/Afrikaans.

Tuesday, 08 January 2008 12:55

My Grandmother was Mary Goosen who was born somewhere in the Cape Province in about 1902. She died in East London in the late 60's/ early 70's. She had a daughter, my mother, Vera Joyce, born in East London, in 1925. Do you, or anyone else, perhaps have any information on this branch of the Goosen Family or have any idea where I could find it? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Saturday, 05 January 2008 00:00
Jacolize Goosen

just browsing

Thursday, 27 December 2007 09:19
Arthur Goosen

Still waiting to hear from other 'family' members..... Is there any one out there??

Tuesday, 18 December 2007 11:13
Carel Anton Goosen

Just trying to find out who my ancestors are.

Saturday, 15 December 2007 15:43
Erna Goosen

Married to Francois David Goosen

Wednesday, 12 December 2007 07:33
Mary Howery

Do you have any information on the van Duren family in Wisconsin? We are also related to them. Also to Van Horns and Van Renans!

Sunday, 09 December 2007 20:44

Ons e-mail contact van vandaag

Friday, 07 December 2007 21:36

ons email contact

Friday, 07 December 2007 21:34

Just trying to find out who my ancestors are.

Wednesday, 05 December 2007 02:52
Melory Goosen

wow i had no idea that there were so many goosen's this is such a cool sight my oma and opa are from the netherlands and most of my family is resided there

Monday, 26 November 2007 23:56
Jannie Charl Goosen

The South African Goosen's all stem from Jean Baptiste Goosen & Elizabeth Viant (married in Cape Town on 13 July 169. Jean Baptiste originates from Londerzeel, Brabant, Belgium. Elizabeth is from Amsterdam, Netherlands. They had 3 children, but only 1, nl. Cornelius continued the name: Cornelius GOOSEN, born on 14-03-1700 in Stellenbosch, christened on 14-03-1700 in Cape. Married at the age of 29 on 26-06-1729 in Stellenbosch to Wilhelmina Hendrina BERKMAN, born 1710 in Stellenbosch, daughter of Willem BERKMAN and Helena MULDER. From this marriage: 1. Willem (Johannes) GOOSEN 2. Johannes GOOSEN, born 1732 in Cape. Married 1755 to Sannatje. 3. Helena Elisabeth GOOSEN, born on 07-08-1732 in Stellenbosch, died on 11-12-1833 at the age of 101. Married at the age of 29 on 01-08-1762 to Cornelis van NIEKERK, 35 years old, born on 29-12-1726 in Paarl. 4. Johannes Corneli(u)s GOOSEN 5. Cornelis GOOSEN 6. Johanna GOOSEN, born on 06-01-1737 in Stellenbosch, christened on 06-01-1737 in Cape. Married at the age of 18 on 26-10-1755 to Lourens Cornelisz. van KOPENHAGEN, born 1733 in Stellenbosch. 7. Elisabeth GOOSEN, born on 18-09-1740 in Stellenbosch, died on 11-12-1833 at the age of 93. Married at the age of 21 on 01-08-1762 in Drakenstein, Cape to Cornelis van NIEKERK, 35 years old, born on 29-12-1726 in Drakenstein. 8. Cornelis GOOSEN, born on 10-03-1743 in Stellenbosch, christened on 10-03-1743 in Cape. Married to Anna Elisabeth BARENTS, born on 20-10-1754 in Stellenbosch. 9. Wilhelmina Hendrina GOOSEN, born on 26-07-1744 in Stellenbosch. 10. Elias GOOSEN, born on 05-03-1747 in Stellenbosch. 11. Maria GOOSEN, born on 08-06-1749 in Stellenbosch. 12. Guilliam GOOSEN, born on 23-08-1750 in Stellenbosch. Further details are available upon request. In the 1700's my Goosen line ventured into the Eastern Cape as Border Farmers, where I still am today, although we finally gave up farming (oranges) about 10 years ago. I hope this is of help to someone...

Friday, 23 November 2007 10:56

Hi, I'm a McKnight (by marriage) from the McKnight-Goosen line. If you have any relevant info about my family history, please let me know. Thanks! Brilliant site.

Thursday, 22 November 2007 03:04

My naam is Johannes Corneluis Goosen,gebore 1981-11-24 My oupa is Hannes (ook Johannes Corneluis Goosen) enige persoon wat hierby kan baat kan my kontat

Monday, 19 November 2007 12:23
Christine Gosson

I am searching for my family tree/coat of arms ect. I'm told my dads side came from Belguim. (Goosen- not sure how many s there were) and they moved to France (they connect to the Payment family at this point) migrated to Canada then to the U.S. where it was changed to Gosson. Thats all I know. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.

Sunday, 18 November 2007 22:48
burger oelofse

i am searching for the oelofse family tree, all the way back from Olaff, head on the vilikngs. tks.

Friday, 02 November 2007 15:02
Chris Goosen

Hi there im chris goosen born 1988-05-17 my fathers name is christoffel jacobus i want to find out where my family started can someone help plz

Sunday, 28 October 2007 18:38
Andre Herbert Goosen

Update on the Goosens from Pietersburg: Pieter Johannes GOOSEN, born on 14-07-1903, died on 11-06-1984 at the age of 80 Married (1) to Johanna Catharina JONES, born on 05-09-1905, died on 31-12-1941 at the age of 36. Married (2) to Anna Magdalena BROWN, born on 30-09-1921, died on 21-02-1998 at the age of 76. Decendants from Pietetr Johannes Goosen above: 1) Theodorus Phillipus Goosen Geb:1933-12-10 Getroud:1958-10-12 Annetjie Viviers Geb:1932-02-04 Phillip Goosen Geb:1962-04-13 Getroud:1988-12-10 Alida Roos Geb:1963-08-07 Chantelle Goosen Geb:1997-10-11 Francois Goosen Geb:1963-08-05 Getroud:1994-03-19 Amanda Joubert Geb:1962-02-26 Theo Goosen Geb: 1998-05-31 Odette Goosen Geb: Retief Goosen Geb:1969-02-03 {UK} Getroud: 2001-04-21 Tracy Pittock Geb:1964-06-06 Leo & Ella-Anna 2) Pieter Johannes Goosen Geb:1937-05-27 Getroud:1960-06-21 Claire Ren

Friday, 19 October 2007 15:50
Alberto Goosen

I am the son of Albertus Goosen married to Elmarie Goosen. I have one sister, Marsha Goosen. My fater died 1982 two years after my birth and consequently do not have any extended family information at present. I am living and working in Stuttgart, Germany but my family is still living in Somerset West, South Africa where all of us were born. If you can tell me what you need to complete our family tree, I can supply you with more accurate information in due time, I would have to correspond with my mother first. Thank you and good work!

Monday, 15 October 2007 19:03
George Goosen

Hi I am the bastard child of Pieter Francois Goosen and Liesbet Mogale. I was brought up in the kasie, but am trying to get in touch with my roots. Anyone with links to my extended family, please let me know. Thanks.

Monday, 15 October 2007 12:42

Hi, I am the son of Butch Goosen in South Africa , anyone with details with details to my ectended family please mail me

Monday, 15 October 2007 10:30

Would anyone have information on my Goosen family: John Goosen born 1842 and wife Margarethe Hink, born 1839 My family came from Germany and settled in Polk County, Minnesota, USA

Saturday, 13 October 2007 22:54
Deon van Zijl

I am the son of Jonny and Miemie (Goosen) van Zijl. You know more than i of my family. Was i surprised wen i saw the hole goosen family on the internet. I know that all the information are not accurate. I can help you were i can, if you are interested.

Saturday, 29 September 2007 12:03
Renate Schwietering

I am looking for Jeanine Goosen. We were colleagues at South African Airways in Johannesburg from 1977 until 1978. As far as I know her married name is Orzechowski. Her cousin was Sue McCarthy.

Sunday, 16 September 2007 23:27
Anel Brits

En ek het grootgeword met die idee dat daar net 'n handjievol Goosens in die land is... Ek probeer nou ook uitvind waar ek vandaan kom, maar my pa se pa se pa is vermoedelik dood in die 1918 griep en my oupa was op daardie stadium maar 6 jaar oud, so ek kom niks verder as dit nie. My pa is Willem Johannes Goosen, gebore 1949 in Heidelberg, Transvaal en my oupa was Frederik Gerhardus Wolmarans Goosen, maar my pa weet ongelukkig nie wat sy oupa se name was nie en sy oudste suster is reeds oorlede. My oupa het 'n ouer broer genaamd Bennie gehad, maar hy is ook reeds oorlede! Dalk kan iemand help?

Tuesday, 04 September 2007 10:42
Penny vandyke

Iam looking for anybody that is related to the following people herman and christen gossen,carl and dorothy gossen(tordoer),hermanus gossen,william and esther tordoer(totzke).any help would be great.my e-mail adderss is journeylover8@netscape.net

Saturday, 25 August 2007 07:30

Wil graag 'n familieboom opstel. Soek baie inligting. Oupa was Gybertus Johannes Goosen en pa is Gysbertus Johannes van Lier Goosen gebore 21-03-1934.

Thursday, 16 August 2007 23:25

I am trying to find out where my Goosen family tree started. My grandfather was Gysbertus Johannes Goosen and father Gysbertus Johannes van Lier Goosen. Both born in South-Africa. Does this names mean anything to another Goosen?

Thursday, 16 August 2007 22:17

I am trying to find out where my Goosen family tree started.

Thursday, 16 August 2007 22:10

This is so weird! I've just googled my father's name, Gerrit Carel Goosen, and found this site! The weird thing is how similar all the first names here are! My father's brother's name is Willem, and by chance there is someone else here called Gerrit Goosen who said something to Willem Goosen, but unfortunately I dont understand! Well just to let you know I'm another one of the most stubborn generation known! I'll come back again! Rikus Goosen

Sunday, 12 August 2007 00:50
nathan goosen

Edwin Goosen has 3 kids, Shannon,Nathan,Cameron Goosen. Nicole Goosen has 1 son,Dylan Els.

Saturday, 11 August 2007 23:00
Hetty Goosen

I am also cold Goosen It is my fathers birthname he died 6 years ago at the age of 77 all his life he lived in Utrecht Holland, His names are Johannes Henri he was born on 9 august 1923,his father my grandfather died young at the age of 49 so I don`t know much about other relatives best regards Hetty

Tuesday, 24 July 2007 14:25
Alex Goossen

My grandfather who was a Russian Jew, changed his last name from Goosen to Goossen when he converted to Catholicism to marry my grandmother. I've never really known much about the family tree on the Goosen side besides the fact that my grandpa, Elliott, his parents came to Michigan by way of Russia after fleeing from another country, don't really know which one. would love to find out more.

Monday, 23 July 2007 22:32


Monday, 09 July 2007 17:46
Bernard Todd Goosen

Amazing that I stumbled upon this site. Google is great. I am Bernard Todd Goosen, Son of Carl and Doreen Goosen. My father and mother moved to the USA from Capetown in 1967/68 and I am the first born, 1969, US Goosen. My wife is Christine (Lamee) Goosen. We have 4 children, Rachel, Carl, Nicholas, and Elise. My Brothers are James Carl Goosen and Andrew Peter Goosen. My sister is Carol Goosen. My daughter Rachel has already placed an entry to the site, and that is how I found it. Please feel free to contact me via email if I can help.

Saturday, 30 June 2007 05:07

Hi, I am to put together my family tree. I have such a little information to go by. If anyone can advise me further I would be most appreciative. My grandfathers surname was Goosen, a JW Goosen and he married a Kate C Grey. They had a daughter called Lucille, born in 1938. I am trying to find any information I can about the Goosen side of my family tree. I know this is a huge 'shot in the dark'.... Gonda

Thursday, 28 June 2007 20:39
Clarence Goosen

The following is the beginning of a short history of my fathers family of Goosen. I will gladly shared infor about our families. I have information that I will galdly share about the family life in Russia and the Mennonites settlements where they lived. Beginning about 1790, thousands of Mennonites, largely of Dutch extraction, left Germany for the Central Steppes of Russia. The Czar had invited Europeans to come and settle this vast plains. Since the Dutch Mennonites were being persecuted by the prominent Protestant religious followers, the move was not a hard decision to make. Here was a new opportunity to live, farm and be free from religious intolerance. Along with other Ethnic groups, they settled in southern Russia, thinking that this would be a lasting home for them and their future families. However, in 1871 the Czars bureaucrats began a program to make all the Ethnic groups that settled in the Central Steppes become completely Russian. They were to learn the Russian language, be conscripted into the military and integrate into the Russian culture.* When the Ethic groups balked at letting go of their heritage, the Czars officials began a different course which was to just throw the foreigners out of Russia or the groups just immigrate on their own. My ancestors on my father

Wednesday, 27 June 2007 00:51
sharon raven

looking for info on my grandparients parients. hope you can help julius loewen aug 1885/father jacob loewen oct 14,1847/mom katherine ens june 12,1855. katherina ens dec 10,1885/father peter ens april 1847/mom katherine dyck oct 23,1847. looking forward to your email. thank you in advance my mom is 96 and she is really looking forward to my completion of this work. thank you sharon raven rustyl@sasktel.net hope you will share what you have.

Friday, 22 June 2007 03:38
Gordon Goosen

Great Site. My Grandfather/Grandmother was George Goosen and Adina (Kleinsasser) Goosen of Onida, SD USA. I have been told that his Dad was a immigrant that lived in Germany, then Russia, then USA (Marion, SD). Grandpa was from Marion/Freeman area of South Dakota. I (Gordon) am the son of Elmer and Joan (Glassmaker) Goosen of Onida, SD. Elmer was born in Sully County and is a retired farmer. I am married to Tina (Watts) Goosen of Asheville, NC. One child, Garrett Goosen, born in Mesa, AZ. We live in Phoenix, AZ USA. My sister, Gayle (Goosen) Allison, her husband John Allison III and daughters, Alexys and Ashlie live in Chandler, AZ Have a great day. If anyone is in the Phoenix, AZ area, please look us up.

Sunday, 27 May 2007 09:31
Anne-Marie Goosen

Hi My grandfather was a Goosen and he and my grandmother had 8 children, 5 girls and 3 boys. My father is Kenneth John Goosen and I am his eldest daughter. I know that I have lots of cousins, but when my paremts divirced, I lost touch with almost all of my father's family. My father grew up in the Transkei, near Umtata, on a place calle Nqandule (not sure about the spelling). His one sister married a Benz, the other married a Robinson. I remember some cousins' names; Pieter Goosen, Rina Goosen, Danie Benz. I would like to trace our family tree, as well as connect again with some of my family.

Friday, 25 May 2007 17:13
Marianna Goosen

Kan iemand dalk vir my my meer inligting oor die familie Goosen in Suid Afrika gee. Is spesifiek opsoek na die broers van Hendrik Dirk Johannes (gebore 08/02/1899) wat getroud was met Anna Goosen (nooiensvan onbekend) en later met Maria Johanna Catherina (gebore 10/11/1913). Die familie het redelik lank in die Moorreesburgdistrik gebly en Hendrik Goosen se voorgeslag kom vermoedelik van die Namakwaland.

Wednesday, 23 May 2007 12:31
Jakob Hendrik Goosen

Wie kent mij????

Tuesday, 22 May 2007 19:40
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