ivan bester

Same as with Carl, I would also like to make contact with anyone who has done research/has had contact with
Goosens of the Maclear area.(Willem Adriaan Goosen +Maria Elizabeth Johanna Shepperson, nee Goosen of farm Stockenstroom)
I am a decendant of these Goosens.

Sunday, 20 January 2013 20:31
Trish Goosen (Botha)

My husband, Alwyn Goosen, was born in Kleinzee in the Northern Cape in 1983. We would love some info and family history on the Goosens from Namakwaland. Baby Goosen (our first), another Goosen generation is due in September 2013.
PS: Dankie vir 'n fantastiese webtuiste!

Friday, 04 January 2013 21:36
Robert Leon Goosen

My name is Robert Leon Goosen. My father is Gideon Daniel Goosen. He is the son of Johan Stephanus Goosen (1 Dec 1889 to 21-1-1975). He was the son of Jan Daniel and Jacoba Goosen from Vaalbank, Queenstown. Unfortunately, I don't have any information further back. Can you perhaps help?

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 15:36
Lezell Powell (Goosen)

Good day I would like to make contact with Gideon Willem Joubert Goosen as I believe he is my half brother

Wednesday, 13 June 2012 15:27
Michael Goosen

I am Michael Goosen, Born to Danie Christoffel Coenraad Goosen (born 1955), My Grandfather was Christoffel Coenraad Goosen (Baby) Born 1925 Married to Ivy Gertrude De klerk (Dutz) He had 2 Bothers Hendrik and Jan Daniel (Dennis) and a Sister Lorna. My Great-Grandfather was Jan Daniel Goosen who married M E Van Heerden (Miems).
Please contact me if you have any further links. mikegoosen69@hotmail.com

Monday, 28 May 2012 16:33
Carl Goosen


Has anyone done any research on Maclear's Goosens? There used to be quite a lot of them in the area and in Rhodes.


Saturday, 26 May 2012 13:06
Jackie Youlton

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.
Jackie Youlton

Saturday, 12 May 2012 09:17
Bert Goossen

(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.
brandmeester steenfabriek

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.
medewerker steenfabriek

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.
medewerker steenfabriek

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
boekhouder, kassier

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

Bert Goossen

Monday, 09 April 2012 16:04
Jacques Goosen

Trauma Surgeon, Johanesburg
Born 011147

Wednesday, 07 March 2012 21:25
Cathy Moorman

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.

Saturday, 25 February 2012 06:31
Lauri Ann Goosen-Janose

My Grandfather was Stanley Goosen also known as Constan Goosen, he came to America from Belgium...I have a cousin who is working on our family tree..interesting !

Thursday, 23 February 2012 11:17
Shelly Goosen

Hi there, I had to look up the tree for a friend, and under christoffel Jacobus goosen, Number 8 is my hubby's dad who passed away, he married annie elizabeth cotton... am i looking in the wrong place for him> 2 kids, Deborah Anne and Christopher John

Monday, 06 February 2012 10:16
Andries Mattheus Goosen

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.

Sunday, 05 February 2012 15:41
Lesli Goosen Finkler

just trying to find some Goosens.

Monday, 23 January 2012 19:37
Barbara Olfert

Decendants of Isaac Gossen: Your listing II.4 is correct. They had three children: Katarina born abt 1849; Heinrich Johann Gossen born 6 Jan 1853 and Johann Johann Gossen born 9 Jan 1855...file # 45279 in Gramma Files from Mennonite listing.

Tuesday, 27 December 2011 21:12
sonja goosen

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.

Monday, 17 October 2011 16:21
Estelle Goosen

New Goosens for you on this side! Let me know if you want information about the great gran parents down to our generation.

Friday, 23 September 2011 06:56
Louis VanGinderdeuren

Thank you for your efforts. I have confirmed part of my family tree.

Saturday, 17 September 2011 06:34
Melvin A. Leistico

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.

Sunday, 21 August 2011 03:52
Cor Straatsma

Pieter Nicolaas Goosen
Geboren: August 5, 1893
Husband of dirkje van Eck
was my grand-dad I do'nt no about his history

Wednesday, 17 August 2011 15:31
Anne-Marie Slabbert nee Goosen

My pa is een van 4 seuns gebore in Port Nolleth. Oupa was Eduard Johannes en ouma Marietjie. Seuns: Leon Namibie, Edie Pretoria, Pedro Kaapstad en Carel Goosen Franschoek. Ek het nooit besef die SA Goosens is so baie nie. Groete

Saturday, 16 July 2011 22:51
Patrick Deroover / www.Hof-ter-Poorte.be

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

Sunday, 10 July 2011 16:19
Patrick Deroover

new info about Hendricus Goossens

Saturday, 09 July 2011 10:40
Patrick Deroover

A new correction for your data about L

Friday, 08 July 2011 21:23
Patrick Deroover

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

Friday, 08 July 2011 21:11
Patrick Deroover

Hi Patrick, great work and nice site with good information. I'm doing since a couple years also searches about the Goossens family, see for more details on my site www.Hof-ter-Poorte.be thanks, Patrick

Friday, 08 July 2011 17:45
timothy paul goosen

I am bringing endeavouring to add the side of Peter Nicholus Goosen of Manubi. there must be a happy medium so that our children and grandchildren can have all the informaiton. The Manubi angle I am busy with is on My Heritage Your email address and cell numbers would be welcome This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thursday, 30 June 2011 18:32
Karen Goosen

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.

Thursday, 23 June 2011 21:36
Linda Goosen

Wat heb je weer een hoop werk verricht. Toppie hoor my love.

Monday, 06 June 2011 23:14
Kimberly Goosen Morton

Patrick thanks for keeping this site up. I sent you an update from our branch tonight! Peace ~ Kimberly

Thursday, 02 June 2011 06:55
Willie Goosen

Hallo, baie dankie vir die wonderlike webblad oor die Goosen familie. Groete Willie Goosen

Monday, 16 May 2011 00:20
Jackie Youlton

Hi Looking for Information on Dorothy Cornelia Goosen born in Quueenstown. Brothers Hendrick Goosen, Antonio Christopher Lombard Goosen and sister Johanna Opperman. My dad was John Daniel Goosen - born in East london.

Wednesday, 04 May 2011 14:55
Connie Turner

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.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011 17:35
Jackie Youlton /Gooosen

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.

Friday, 11 March 2011 13:50
Zelda Goosen

Hi daar - my pa was Nicolaas Johannes Albertus Goosen. Gebore 1919, oorlede 1975 Tvl Suid Afrika. Sou graag wou weet van watter Goosens ek afkomstig is..Nederland, dalk Suid Dakota? Groete aan al die Goosens!

Wednesday, 02 March 2011 19:02
Ida Keating

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

Thursday, 17 February 2011 06:09
Lotte Goosen

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!!

Monday, 27 December 2010 16:45
John Goosen

Hello everyone. My Father was Daniel Goosen everyone knew him as Daan he was born in 1933 and died 2007. He had 4 children Magda, Hester, Daniel and myself.just want to know if someone knew my father.

Monday, 27 September 2010 02:26
Frank Willem Goosen

mijn naam is frank w Goosen ,geboren 9-10-1969 te amsterdam

Monday, 26 July 2010 15:37
Marthinus Johannes Goosen

Good day nice to see so many Goosens. My Granfather was Louwrence Nicholas Goosen and his father Pieter Johannes Goosen from Groblersdal and then Belfast he had about five brothers and one sister. Help with more detail please. -

Friday, 23 July 2010 22:57
Jody Goosen


Friday, 23 July 2010 11:55
Melinda Goosen Wagner

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? -

Friday, 23 July 2010 09:47
Roz Carpenter (nee Coom)

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 -

Friday, 23 July 2010 00:59
Hans Goossen

Hello, I'm looking for info about ancestors of Johann Goossen, born 31 Jan 1858 in Ladekopp, Crimea (Russia). He married Anna Reimer (b. 1857, d. 1935) in 1878. Any help will be welcomed. -

Saturday, 17 July 2010 18:00
Eduard Johannes Goosen

Hi Allen, het jy n familie boom opgetrek, sal dit graag wil sien. Cheers, Foenie -

Wednesday, 07 July 2010 19:38

Wonder if anybody can help. Looking for my granny's siblings and parent's names and any other info further back. my granny's name is Catherina Maria Goosen born 6/11/1887 in Elliot,SA married Willem Adriaan Bosch born 1/10/1882 in Winburg, SA(i believe).. -

Tuesday, 29 June 2010 13:27
Louis (Bobby) Pelser

Great site -Would like to make contact with school friend from Helmekaar Girls High school -1959 to 1961 The family stayed in Norwood JHB -Heinriette Goosen. -

Tuesday, 29 June 2010 12:47

My Oupa, Jacob Daniel Goosen is gebore op 15.01.1902 Ek wil ook navors of daar enige joodse bloedlyne is in die Goosen familie. Sal dit waardeer indien jy my op hoogte kan hou. -

Sunday, 27 June 2010 20:49

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 -

Tuesday, 01 June 2010 17:46
Annatjie Coetzee

Would like to know more about the brothers of George Saunders Goosen (died August 1997). -

Wednesday, 19 May 2010 04:48
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