THE WINBURG KOTZEE’s and the BRANDFORT CAMP FOR WOMEN

 

 

The following Kotzee family members were interned together in the Brandfort Camp for Women on 7 October 1901 (Brandfort Camp SRC 76 p.225)

 

Pieter Jacobus Kotzee (? b 1833/4 or 27 March 1837 HSRC) 67 (64) yrs of “Kareeboomfontein” of Smaldeel (1350 morgen) in the Winburg district ; Jacobus Gideon (? b 1874) 26yrs; Maria Magdalina (actually Johanna Magdalena) (? b 1875) 25yrs; Emma Jeanette (? b 1877) 23yrs [later proven to be siblings of Johannes Albertus Kotzee]

 

The following offspring of Johannes Albertus and Johanna Aletta Kotzee : Pieter Jacobus (12yrs) ; Salomon Jacobus (5yrs); Sarah Johanna [K1670]; Johanna Aletta [K1669]

 

On 9 June 1902 (unnamed) were permitted to travel to Brandfort where father and son was. Given permission to live in town and draw rations.

 


 

ORANGE RIVER COLONY VOLUNTEER REPATRIATION and COMPENSATION

 

On 8 December 1902, Johannes Albertus Kotzee received and signed for bonded rations to the value of £55. These were made up of mealie meal, mealies, flour, sugar, coffee and candles. Therewith, he was permitted to retire to the farm, Taaibosch in the Winburg district. [VRO 3 ref 1245]

 

[“ORC Claims for Compensation” cjc vol 713 ref 796] The documents pertain to a claim J A Kotzee lodged on behalf of his father, P J Kotzee (of the farm Kareeboomfontein in the district of Winburg) for losses incurred and/or damages suffered when the British Columns invaded the farm of P J Kotzee e.g. house destroyed, loads of wood taken, horses and cattle killed (or taken). There are detailed statements and inventories on what his father claimed.