Johan David born: 1778/06/07 Leonberg, Wurttemberg, Germany died: 1845/04/29 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
1.Dina Margaretha born: 1801 ID: C11
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2.Johan Michael born: 1810 died: 1854/05/01 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!
History of his children found in PhD thesis, English Studies, Karen Jennings, UKZN 212558671, Nov 2014, cf pg 13-14
Maria Magdalena Anna Beyers born: 1857 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.
2.2.1.Maria Sophia Catharina born: 1879 ID: C1221
Brother of Maria De de Wet - wife of his brother-in-law Fredrick (C1224).
A manager of 'Stumets' a tobacco and snuff company in Cape Town. Was known as a very good generous man. Frederick was a reputed to be a hoarder (as was his son Aubrey) and in one of the cellars under his house he stored all the cards and letters that his sisters had sent him from Peru, England and Russia. But, after his death, grief-stricken, Ria cleared out the cellars burning everything flammable on the lawn of the family home; letters, photos, books, portraits, everything.
Maria Magdalena Elizabeth "Ria (pronouced Rye-a)" De Wet born: 1893/07/12 died: 1981/09/15 lived: ±88 years
Began a courtship with her brother-in-law, Frederick Leibbrandt, while she was working in a shoe store in Plein Street in Cape Town, opposite the tobacconist where he worked. Her brother (name?) had married Frederik's sister, also named Maria (C1121). They were part of the old De Wet family from Oudtshoorn.
2.2.5.Adriana Heldegonda born: 1887 died: 1972 lived: ±85 years
An accomplished concert pianist and music teacher. She eventually became one of the music teachers to the children of the last Russian Tsar, Nicholas II, in St Petersburg. There is no consensus in the family as to how this happened. Some have suggested that she was jilted after following her lover to Russia. Others argue that she was recommended to the Tsarina by the letter of a Russian nobleman who had been visiting South Africa. In any event, Adriana was with the royal family from 1910 till 1917. There is no record of how Adriana might have felt as revolution broke out around her in October 1917. No evidence of what a loss the deaths of her pupils might have been to her, nor of how near she may have come to death herself. It is only known that she was able to flee, reaching Odessa on the Black Sea, where she gained passage on a ship bound for France. There she was taken under the wing of a Polish nobleman, Count Bellinski (or Belinksi), whom she had known during her time in St Petersburg. They married, moving to a house near Regent’s Park in London. Adriana remained there until her death in 1972. Her will gives insight into how she might have lived, for she left the house to her housekeeper and its furniture to the head maid. She had no children, nor did she have any relatives nearby. All of her money and jewellery was bequeathed to her spinster sister, Joey. However, Joey (and her other siblings) had predeceased Adriana and therefore her estate was divided among the sons and daughters of her brothers and sisters. In South Africa, Victor, Aubrey and their cousin Toni each received a share of the estate. Most of the jewellery ended up with Aubrey, though he gave some items to Victor and Kathleen.
2.3.Johann David born: 1842 died: 1908/05/05 lived: ±66 years ID: C123
Hester Magdalena Muller 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 born: 1875 died: 1917 lived: ±42 years
17th child of George Seaborn and Sara Payne TOWNSEND, died in the 'flu' epidemic of 1917
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.
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 born: 1887/06/11 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'.
2.3.8.Johanna De Leeu Beyers ID: C1238
2.4.Johan Michael born: 1846 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 born: 1910 died: 1967/03/01 lived: ±57 years
Father Fredrik Albrecht, and mother Dirkje Catharina AUSSERHOFFER.