Eastern Cape, SOMERSET EAST district, Cookhouse, Roode Wal 87, farm cemetery
With the help of an old farmworker three weeks ago the grave of Frans Johannes VAN AARDT was found on the farm Roodewal near Somerset East, Eastern Cape of Good Hope.
The farm once belonged to Frans Johannes. He was born on the 12th September 1777 at Bruintjieshoogte, Somerset East,
Eastern Cape of Good Hope died 6 Jun 1856 Roodewal Farm, Somerset East, Eastern Cape of Good Hope.
His two wives are buried with him. The first wife was Susanna Wilhelmina TREGARDT married 21st October 1798 &
Maria Johanna MENTZ married 11 Mar 1826.
Susanna Wilhelmina TREGARDT was born on the 21st April 1780 died about 1825 Cape of Good Hope.
Maria Johanna MENTZ was born 28 Feb 1798 Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope & died 30th Jan 1869 Balfour, Cape of Good Hope
The grave is situated near the Fish River (it's a miracle that it wasn't washed away in the 1974 floods which caused a lot of damage to the site.
The site of the grave is near the ruins of fort Pos Roodewal and the cookhouse run by Susanna Wilhelmina VAN AARDT (giving the name to the nearby town Cookhouse).
eGGSA captions by: Eileen de Jager
The GGSA Cemetery DVD only has information on the location of the cemetery
Cemetery ID: 3912
Google Earth Project Information:-
GPS: +/- -32 46.357, 25 48.040
Date: 20 Aug 2010
Contributed by: eGGSA
Size: 4 items