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Hi to the LIEBENBERGs

Hi to the LIEBENBERGs

Posted: 28 Feb 2005 6:54AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 12 Mar 2005 1:53AM GMT
Surnames: Liebenberg
This is unfortunately not a response to the postings here looking for information on death sertificates etc., but rather to say, hey, we Liebenberg's are out here in Africa too - South Africa to be exact (originally via Namibia I believe). I was very surprised to see that the family name has found itself out to the States as well (but it doesn't seem to be a "big" surname though!).
If any of you guys want to drop me an email, please do so!

Jacobus Johannes Liebenberg
Cape Town, South Africa
ramkatz@yahoo.com

Re: Hi to the LIEBENBERGs

Don Liebenberg (View posts)
Posted: 8 Mar 2005 1:40AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 12 Mar 2005 1:52AM GMT
Surnames: Liebenberg
My relation moved to the U.S. circa 1857. I know of one other family of Liebenbergs in the U.S.
I have been to S.A. and have observed the large number of Liebenbergs in the Cape Town phone directory for example. Is there some reason that Liebenbergs left Germany/Austria and populated so well in S.A. I realize Namibia was a former German colony but apparently either the water or climate must agree with Liebenbergs!
Good to hear from you.

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Posted: 3 Jan 2006 9:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 4 Jan 2006 10:06AM GMT
Surnames: Liebenberg, Glennie
Hello,
I am trying to trace my family history, which includes "Liebenbergs" in South Africa. I am looking for info on how "Liebenbergs" got to South Africa (from where) and a person called Ernest Louis Liebenberg who was maried to Mary Evelyn Glennie-any relation?
Regards,
Michael

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Joyce Fourie (View posts)
Posted: 23 Oct 2006 8:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Nov 2006 11:26PM GMT
Surnames: Liebenberg, Cilliers, Odendaal
Hiya

Just a message to say howzit from a fellow Liebenberg now living in the UK. I was born in Rhodiesia in 1974. My dad was Jozua Petrus Cilliers. My gran was Jacomina Josina (nee Odendaal).

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Posted: 1 Jan 2010 3:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Feb 2011 10:56PM GMT
Surnames: Liebenberg, De Chavonnes, Lübbe, Löbe, Brandenburg, Oppermann, Bockelenberg, Myburgh, Burger, Tilheim, Ras
The first and only progenator of the Liebenberg surname in South-Africa and its surrounding countries all decend from Christia(a)n Rudolph Liebenberg, who arrived in South Africa on the ship Vrijburg 1715 from MÜNCHENBERG, Brandenburg, Germany. He was in the service of the V.O.C. as a soldier. Soon after he arrived he was contracted by the V.O.C. to work as a labourer on another's land. In 1723 he gained approval from the General/Governor of the Cape; De Chavonnes, and received consent from which he was allowed to become an independant farmer. He received citizenship (Burgher rights) in 1725 and acquired his on ground (leën-plaatz) to farm. He farmed at the utmost Northern corner inhabitat by the settlers.

He married Catharina LÜBBE on 11 May 1727. Her parents was Berndt LÖBE (Barend LÜBBE) from Germany and Jacoba BRANDENBURG from Netherlands. He died on the farm Pampoenekraal in 1763. They had the following children:

1. Christiaan Liebenberg who married Anna Maria Oppermann, they had 7 daughters and four sons.
2. Bernardus (or Barend) Liebenberg who married Elisabeth Bockelenberg, they had 4 sons and 1 daughter. His decendants farmed left the Cape to farm on Graaf-Reinett, they were almost completely wiped out during the Great-Trek during a Matabele sneak attack while they were asleep.
3. Jacobus Liebenberg who married Maria Magdalena Myburgh, they had 1 son, who died without any children.
4. Johannes J. Liebenberg 'de oude' who married Elsje (Maria) Burger, they had 4 sons and 1 daughter. His decendants farmed mainly at Ward Twenty four Rivers, in the district of Piquetberg.
5. Catharina Jacoba Liebenberg, she married Jurgen Tilheim from Germany and later remarried again with Willem Burger.
6. Hendrik (Folentjin) Liebenberg who married Aletta Ras. He later remarried and died without any decendants.
7. Fredrik Liebenberg who married Martha Burger, they had 8 daughters.

Various Liebenberg individuals could have been deported or exiled to America during the Boer war's. Many Boers also left SA out of their own free will after these wars due to their refusal to submit under British rulership. Some were also orphaned during these wars and the concentration camps. Some cape rebels and boers were also captured and executed after the wars due to their refusal to submit and swear allegiance to the British, it is quite possible that some of their children could have been orphaned and sent to other families in the colonies.

Regards

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Posted: 1 Jan 2010 5:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Liebenberg, Schoepp
Thank you for the information on Liebenbergs in South Africa. I found only Muncheberg, not Munchenberg, on my nearly current Germany map. The city is East of Berlin at the split of highways 1 and 5. There is a lake a little closer to Berlin, West of Mucheberg, that is known on my map as Liebenberg See. I have been unable to trace my Liebenberg ancestry back beyond Wilhelm Heinrich Liebenberg, my great-grandfather, born about Jan. 1832 and emmigrated to the U.S. in 1857. He married a Dorothea Schoepp, born 1840, a name that seems entwined with other Liebenbergs in Germany.
Again thanks for the information - there are now a lot of Liebenbergs in South Africa and when my parents visited there they met a customs official with that surname and sent back phone book pages of Liebenbergs. Only two lines of Liebenbergs are known by me in the U.S.

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Posted: 17 Jul 2010 4:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: liebenberg
My name Louis Petrus Liebenberg 23-05-1964.Father Johannes,Albertus Gerhardus Liebenberg 01-02-1941 and his father Philippus Jacobus Liebenberg 30-09-1904. Believe we are descendants from Barend that you are referring to above as I am told we were almost wiped out but for one boy who was hiding under the wagon as the rest of the Liebenberg trek was murdered in the Drakensberg in South Africa where we still stay.Would like to know if I am on the right track.

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Posted: 18 Jul 2010 6:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Liebenberg, Schoepp, Stimm
Regarding Louis Petrus Liebenberg's note: I don't believe my great grandfather was likely to have been the boy hiding under the wagon but subsequently I believe his mother was a Charlotte Christine (Stimm) who remarried after J. J. Liebenberg died. We have a census record 1870 in Wisconsin showing a Charlotte in residence with my great gradfather, his wife Dorothea Schoepp and family. She is listed as age 57 and would have been age 44 when my g-g father came from Germany on the Ship Ericsson in 1857 from Bremerhaven. Charlotte may have been born in Tomsdorf, Germany, not too far from the village of Liebenberg is located. Of course I would appreciate knowing further details.

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Posted: 29 Sep 2010 9:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello.
Was wondering if you had any info on the Namibian Liebenbergs? My hubby was born there and so was his dad, and I am guessing that the original line came from there, as my hubby spoke german and had a liederhauzen when he was small. You can mail me at magsnunn@yahoo.com.
Thanks so much.

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Posted: 5 Feb 2011 1:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: LIEBENBERG.OOSTHUIZEN. LE GRANGE
Hi
My GGGgrandmother was SUSANNA MARGRIETA LIEBENBERG who married PIETER MARTHINUS OOSTHUIZEN,have no dates, but my GGgrandfather also PMO was born in 1851.They lived in the District of Prins Albert,and Susanna`s spouse died in Klaarstroom.in that area.

She is the only branch of my family I have not been able to find any info. on .I shall be in Prins Albert next Dec after spending some time in C`Town so shall ask around but if in the meantime I can come up with something it will certainly help.
If you have anything at all which might but me on the right path would be most grateful.

Regards
Joan
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