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.
184.108.40.206.Victor born: 1921 died: 1992 lived: ±71 years
In 1930s Victor volunteered to fight with the South African forces to help drive out the Italians from Abyssinia (Northern part of modern Ethiopia). Remained to fight in WW2 (1939-1945) against the Germans and Italians
in North Africa. During the war, attracted to Kathleen from a photo taken of her as a bridesmaid at her older sister's wedding in 1944. On his return to SA in 1948 courted her and married her soon after.
Kathleen Margaret Jennings born: 1925/12/02 married: 1948
A slim, dark-haired woman, her face bright and engaging in youth. Characterised by bitterness later in life (cause unknown).
220.127.116.11.1.Derek Brian born: 1956 died: 1982 lived: ±26 years ID: C122421
18.104.22.168.2.Linda born: 1958 died: 1994 lived: ±36 years
Rumoured to have been afflicted with Down's syndrome.
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
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.
Doris Pricilla Reid divorced
22.214.171.124.1.Peter Val born: 1928 died: 1990 lived: ±62 years
Lorna Carter born: 1951
126.96.36.199.1.1.Clifford Peter born: 1952 ID: C1232111
Christine Vinjevold married: 1976
188.8.131.52.1.2.Glynnis born: 1954 ID: C1232112
John Liversage married: 1987
184.108.40.206.1.3.Murray born: 1959 ID: C1232113
Shirley Creighton married: 1959
220.127.116.11.2.Robin Victor born: 1933 died: 1976 lived: ±43 years
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.
18.104.22.168.1.Victor Sydney born: 1924/09/09 died: 2014/10/04 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).
Martha Eleanor Gouldie
22.214.171.124.1.Lorraine born: 1929 ID: C123231
Alexander Konstantin Von Memerty
126.96.36.199.2.Irving born: 1931 died: 1995 lived: ±64 years ID: C123232
188.8.131.52.2.1.Mandy born: 1960/11/08 ID: C1232321
Terence Paul Denis Everson married: 1980
David Paul (1987/03/12) Sara Jayne (1989/11/13)
184.108.40.206.2.2.Kirsty born: 1963/03/11 ID: C1232322
Richard Jeremy Thomas born: 1954 married: 1983 divorced
Robert Gordon Alexander Gardiner married: 1991
Duncan Gordon, and Jeremy Raymond. Twins. (1992/08/12)
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.
220.127.116.11.Violet Eileen born: 1903 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.
18.104.22.168.Mabel Irene born: 1905 ID: C12343
22.214.171.124.Doris Blanche born: 1911 died: 1956 lived: ±45 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 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'.
126.96.36.199.Arthur Henry born: 1913/11/07 died: 1975/10/28 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 born: 1937
188.8.131.52.1.Joan Louise born: 1944 ID: C123711
184.108.40.206.Ivan Alfred born: 1915/03/31 died: 1991/08/24 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.
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 born: 1922 married: 1946/01/26
220.127.116.11.1.Noel Burchell born: 1946/12/06
Obtained a B.Sc. Geology degree / Agronomist.
Penelope Isabel Holford married: 1976
18.104.22.168.2.Christopher Lawrence born: 1949
Obtained a B.A. Industrial psychology degree.
Karyn Williams married: 1991
22.214.171.124.3.Margaret Beth born: 1955 ID: C123733
James Ralph married: 1976
Gary David Pearson married: 1985
126.96.36.199.Muriel Magdalene born: 1920 ID: C12374
James Henderson Frew married: 1942
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.
188.8.131.52.Magdelena Johanna Catharina born: 1930 ID: C18141
184.108.40.206.Christo born: 1932 ID: C18142
220.127.116.11.John Philip Joseph born: 1934 ID: C18143
18.104.22.168.Fredrik Albrecht Sadie born: 1936 ID: C18144