BOTHA in Southern Africa

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The surname of BOTHA in South Africa is derived from two progenitors ("stamvaders").

The first progenitor, Friedrich Both came from Germany, whilst the second, Samuel Friedrich Bode, although he came from Germany, is believed to have migrated there from France.

FRIEDRICH BOTH * 4 March 1653

Generation
No
Name
Date of Birth
Place of Birth Date of Death Place of Decease
Progenitor
1
Friedrich BOTH
4 March 1653
Wangenheim, Germany South Africa
I. Generation
2
Michael BOTH
c. 1625
3
Susanna SAULUS
c. 1630
II. Generation
4
Hans BOTH
c. 1600
c. Nov. 1642
Breitenfeld
5
WORKING ON IT
6
Hans SAULUS
c. 1610
7
WORKING ON IT
III. Generation
8
WORKING ON IT
Notes:
1.
He was christened on the same day in the Lutheran religion.
2 & 3.
Married on 24 February 1648 in the Lutheran Church at Wangenheim.
4.
Owned a 4.5 Hufen farm (about 100 morgen) at Westhausen, 4,5 km. due east of Wangenheim. He supplied the royal family at Wangenheim with horses for their coaches. He had a number of grooms working for him.
6.
Resident of Wangenheim per the Marriage register of Wangenheim (1648).
General.
Searching for a town about 20 km. south of Leipzig by the old name of Botha, which presently could be Rötha or Rütha. If anyone has any information, please forward to the author.



SAMUEL FRIEDRICH BODE * c. 1730

Generation
No
Name
Date of Birth
Place of Birth Date of Death Place of Decease
Progenitor
1
Samuel Friedrich BODE
c. 1730
Lüneburg, Germany 20 July 1791 South Africa
I. Generation
WORKING ON IT
Notes:
1.
Leaves from Hannover in 1766 to go to Amsterdam to join the VOC.
General. According to legend the family is believed to have migrated from France (as Hugenots) possibly to the Netherlands and then to Germany. The surname changed from Boudier (France) to Boodjee (Netherlands) to Bode (Germany) and finally to Botha (South Africa).



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Date Last Updated: 28 June 2000
Date First Published: 30 June 1999

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