Johan David C1 (1778-1845) born: 07/06/1778 Leonberg, Wurttemberg, Germany died: 29/04/1845 Cape Town lived: ±67 years
Arrived at the Cape in 1799. A butcher, had a grocery store in Cape Town. Lived and died in 14 Bloem Street, Cape Town. When he died he left stock in shop worth 30 pounds, and immoveable property. The 'father' of the second line of Leibbrandts in South Africa.
Daughter of Johann George MULLER and Maria DE BEER
Dina Margaretha C11 (1801-)
Capt. J Nash
Johan Michael C12 (1810-1854) died: 01/05/1854 Cape Town lived: ±44 years
A shopkeeper. When he died in his home in Waterkant Street as an uncertified insolvent, all children were minors. He had moveable and immovable property under sequestration. His wife Johanna BASSON must have been a lady of courage; five children and no money!
Maria Magdalena Anna Beyers (1857-1905) died: 1905 16 Jannusan St Gardens, Cape Town lived: ±48 years
Was 16 years younger than husband Hendrik. Father: Martinus BEYERS, and her mother: Anna Carolina BEYERS born BRUIK. Described as a "lady" on her death notice. An educated person, signed Hendrik's death notice as executrix.
A manager of 'Stumets' a tobacco and snuff company in Cape Town. Was known as a very good generous man (one of his friends referred to him as a saint) His wife was one of the old Oudtshoorn family of DE WET. Information gained from a letter from Kathleen Victor 's wife, in a letter. Mentioned that Linda born 1925 died 1994 suffered from Downs syndrome.
Maria Magdalena Elizabeth De Wet (1893-1981) born: 12/07/1893 died: 15/09/1981 lived: ±88 years
Hester Magdalena Muller (-1887) died: 1887 Cape Town married: 1864
Daughter of Ignatius Theodorus MULLER and Hester Magdalena MULLER born KRITZINGER. Died in her son-in-law's house 39 Roeland Street.
Magdalena Maria Beyers married: 1885
Not the same person as his brother Hendrik 's wife Maria Magdalena Anna BEYERS due to two reasons: 1) The order of Hendrik's wife's names and her additional name 'Anna' and 2) Johan David 's death notice was signed by his wife as MM Leibbrandt in 1908, but MMA died in 1905. Remarkably the handwriting (signature) looks identical and all other factors, age etc, would tie in with given data. It is possible that they were sisters. Last child's name suggests that her mother's maiden name was DE LEEU
Worked a Okiep Copper mine northern Cape, where he met Jean Lily TOWNSEND. Moved to Cape Town where he was the manager of the South Arm Docks. Later moved to Johannesburg where he was a partner in Osch and Co. His first family would not accept the second wife, and they believed 'Percy' committed suicide due to his wife running up bad debts.
Lived in 153a Quartz Street, Hillbrow. Died in a house in Richmond Ave. Buried with his first wife in Auckland Park cemetery.
Jean Lily Townsend (1875-1917) lived: ±42 years
17th child of George Seaborn and Sara Payne TOWNSEND, died in the 'flu' epidemic of 1917
Mine Surveyor and very competent Mine Manager. Served in the Gunners 1914-1918 war, SW Africa and East Africa. Good musician with sometimes strange habits. Good marksman, Elephant hunter. Biography of ‘My Dad’ by [C123222] Douglas Paul (his nephew) gives a greater overview.
A biography of Douglas is in the Pretoria Archives. An Electrical/Mechanical Engineer graduate of School of Mines, (before Wits University established), Chief Electrical Engineer S.A.R. 1939, responsible for a large section of Electric Train system in S.A.
Formerly JONES. Daughter of colonial James Joseph Benjamin Patterson and Winifred WOOD. First husband, (divorced, a Mr. Jones ) had three daughters, Forna a Nursing Sister and matron Baragwanath Hospital, Verdell married Hans WECHSLER, and Barbara married Hugh LITTLETON.
Victor Sydney C123221 (1924-2014) born: 09/09/1924 died: 04/10/2014 lived: ±90 years
Doctor (M.B. B.Ch Wits), Farmer, Engineer, Philosopher. Resided in Swaziland.
B Comm. (Economics, University of Natal, Durban), Software Developer, artist, musician. Lived in South Africa, New Zealand and the UK. Mission in life is to live as wisely and healthily as possible. Webmaster for this site. Officially changed his surname to the shortened form "Brand" in 1995.
A CIS administrator of ESCOM. A very kind man, loved dogs; also researched the LEIBBRANDT family tree, with Agnes RISSIEK. Troubled by and died of psychosomatic asthma. His wife ran the house (and George).
A government Land Surveyor. A very hospitable man and also known as an educationalist. Had many land deals in partnership with his brother Sidney, and mostly to do with mining. Reputedly lost a fortune as a result of being cheated out of land rights by other parties. Much too kind-hearted, and his home was welcome to all friends and relations.
Violet Eileen C12342 (1903-1956) died: ±1956 Natal lived: ±53 years
She and her husband Michiel were very active in their community; when Princess Alice of Greece visited South Africa in the 1930s, she stayed with them for a while. Violet wrote several books on spiritualism which are all still in the National Archive in Pretoria. They later moved from the Eastern Transvaal to Pretoria, and finally to Durban where Violet set up a centre for meditation and spiritualism in Essenwood Drive. They had one child, Michael John Lister Liebenberg, who was born in 1935 and died in 1997. This information was kindly provided by his daughter Louise Liebenberg, Assistant Editor of Weekend Post
A South African, he qualified at Edinburgh University and specialised in tropical diseases like malaria. He was based in the Nelspruit area, at one stage being the only doctor for the entire Kruger National Park and doing most of his calls on horseback. He was also credited in the 1930s for his work in the treatment of malaria in the Eastern Transvaal area, even having a street named after him in Nelspruit.
Mabel Irene C12343 (1905-)
Doris Blanche C12344 (1911-1956) lived: ±45 years
Married more than once, no details known as yet.
Blanche Maud Magdalene C1235 (1877-1967) lived: ±90 years
Van Der Riet
Lavinia Agnes Emerton C1236 (1880-1969) lived: ±89 years
Known as ' A gentleman and a very kind person'. Worked on the mines as a Reduction Works manager Geldenhuis deep and others. During the 1922 strike would not join the strikers, and was known as a 'scab', and when the violent mob came to look for him (probably to kill him), he hid under the bed with his son Gerald. Later in his declining years he assisted Gerald in the Durban View Hotel Durban as barman even though he was a teetotaller!
Ellen Johanna Coetzee (1887-1976) born: 11/06/1887 Ceres Cape died: 1976 Johannesburg lived: ±89 years married: Pietermaritzburg
Known as a kind and upright woman and a very good cook. Also helped in the Durban View Hotel as a Manager Housekeeper. The Hotel was known as a 'Family Hotel'.
Arthur Henry C12371 (1913-1975) born: 07/11/1913 died: 28/10/1975 lived: ±62 years
Trained as an Electrician. Worked for the Rand Water Board, and later joined Henry LEPKE in a factory that became First Electric. He served for many years as Chief Inspector, and as First Electric was renowned for their products he must have been very efficient. During a visit to Cape Town he was set upon by some 'skollies' and injured badly. He never fully recovered and died in 1975 probably as a result of his injuries
Ethel Victoria Barnet (1937-)
Joan Louise C123711 (1944-)
Ivan Alfred C12372 (1915-1991) born: 31/03/1915 died: 24/08/1991 lived: ±76 years
Ivan served in the mines as Chief Assayer and in fact it could be said he 'took over' his fathers job (James Burchell *1884 +1966). During the 1939-1945 war he served in the SAPPERS. Well renowned for bravery he was awarded the M.M. During the war he was seconded to Modderfontein Dynamite Works and was injured in an explosion. His right eye and face were injured, and the injury was repaired to some extent by the famous plastic surgeon Dr Jack Penn. He could still see to some degree from his injured eye.
Lilian Short (1939-)
Delyse Elaine C123721 (1941-)
Ivan James C123722 (1943-)
Alfred Charles C123723 (1943-)
Gerald Lawrence C12373 (1918-) born: 10/05/1918 Kensington Sanatorium,Johannesburg
Educated at Malvern Inter High. A choir boy at the Anglican Church. First job obtained with the help of cousin George [C12323] who worked for the E.S.C. The next employment was also with cousin George's help and was with the S.A. Permanent Building Society. During the war years Gerald joined firstly the Transvaal Scottish, where he had an embarrassing moment. In 1939-1945 one had to volunteer for service outside S A (the Red Tab). Just prior to the call for volunteers he had an accident with a drunk driver and had to wait for the case to be called. This, unfairly as was later shown, was labelled by the CO as unpatriotic. The case was called, Gerald was paid damages, and then he joined the I.L.H. with a Red Tab. Gerald like many Leibbrandts was an excellent marksman. He came back from serving in Egypt to Wits Command and in 1945 after demobilization worked for S A Perm again.
Gerald and Marjorie managed (took over) the running of Durban View Hotel, for two years. This was the Hotel 'stage' as Gerald worked at Umhlanga Rocks hotel, then Sea Sands and back to Durban View. Many building projects were completed by Gerald on the Durban View, with great skill and ingenuity. In 1967 Gerald again joined the Perm, built two houses and then retired in 1983, to his and Marjorie's home at Chartwell Drive Umhlanga.
Marjorie Surgeon (1922-) married: 26/01/1946
Noel Burchell C123731 (1946-) born: 06/12/1946
Obtained a B.Sc. Geology degree / Agronomist.
Penelope Isabel Holford married: 1976
Christopher Lawrence C123732 (1949-)
Obtained a B.A. Industrial psychology degree.
Karyn Williams married: 1991
Margaret Beth C123733 (1955-)
James Ralph married: 1976
Gary David Pearson married: 1985
Muriel Magdalene C12374 (1920-)
James Henderson Frew married: 1942
Johanna De Leeu Beyers C1238
Johan Michael C124 (1846-1925) died: 1925 Green Point, Cape Town lived: ±79 years
Died at 12 Wigtown Rd, Green Point Cape Town as a retired gentleman. Left all his property to his sixth child Cathrine Susan, a sum of £633 pounds. Son George signed the death note.
Letter from Jacobus stated some of the following. He worked for Nasionale Pers Bpk: for 50 years and retired at the age of 69. Competed in the 50 mile walk at the Cape, 5 times. Before the gathering of the prize giving committee he refused to accept his Gold medal as Leibbrandt was spelt with one 'B' !! ( True Leibbrandt tradition.) Lived at 42 Beaufort Street, Goodwood. Listed his family without any dates but from death notes dates were obtained.
Sophia Christina Jacoba Ausserhoffer (1910-1967) died: 01/03/1967 lived: ±57 years
Father Fredrik Albrecht, and mother Dirkje Catharina AUSSERHOFFER.