|Source: Die Truter Facebook group|
Johan Andreas TRUTER (also known as Jan Andries) was born in 1694. The name Truter originates from a German male Trudhari, – a mighty nation. He arrived in the Cape of Good Hope on 20 Sep 1722 as a soldier on board the VOC-yacht “Sleewijk”. This yacht, with a volume of 520 tons, departed from Hellevoetsluis on 13 May 1722 equipped by the Amsterdam Chamber. The yacht’s master was Claas Koster. The “Sleewijk” called at the Cape from 20 Sep 1722 to 23 Oct 1722. On 12 Oct 1722 Johann was admitted into hospital and after his recovery decided to stay at the Cape. He was a gardener 1723-5, soon his function at the Cape as ‘Baesthuynier’, where he was in charge of the VOC’s Local Garden in 1727. He was the Head Gardener from 1723 to 1725 and in this capacity on 6 May 1730 he addressed a report to the Governor of the Cape (Jan de la Fontaine) concerning the planting of the sand-dunes along Table Bay.
He got maried on 7 March 1728 with Magaretha HASEWINKEL, she died in 1732.
Johan married again on 29 September 1732 with Maria KUIPERMAN she was born on 23 June 1715, en she died in 1755. They had 14 children.
b1 Johan Barend ~26.7.1733
b2 Daniel Barthlomeus ~23.01.1735
b3 Hendrik Andries ~13.01.1737 x 21.7.1761 Catharina Borgertz (~19.5.1737) xx 24.10.1762 Susanna Catharina Victor (~19.3.1741 d/v stamvader Wijnand Victor en Susanna Verdeau)
b4 Gerhardus Marthinus ~24.8.1738
b5 Andries Jacobus ~24.8.1738
b6 Maria Dorothea ~24.4.1740 x 8.12.1765 Adriaan De Nicker (~11.11.1742 s/v Francois De Nicker en Petronella van den Heever)
b7 Catharina Christina ~21.01.1742
b8 Carel Willem ~7.7.1743
b9 Aletta Carolina ~8.4.1746
b10 Petrus Johannes ~17.12.1747 +31.01.1825 x18.4.1773 Johanna Ernestina Blankenberg (~19.4.1750 d/v Johannes Hendricus Blankenberg en Anna Margaretha van der Heyden) xx 01.04.1814 Emernetia Hoebert (~21.9.1760 d/v stamvader Christiaan Lodewyk Hubert en Maria Sophia Steyn)
b11 Frederik Christoffel ~21.12.1749 x 08.04.1781 Johanna Elisabeth Russouw (~06.04.1760 d/v Abraham Russouw en Beatrix van der Westhuizen) xx Martha Rouusouw (~23.01.1746 d/v Daniel Russouw en Maria le Riche)
b12 Johanna Dorothea ~03.10.1751
b13 Anna Oeloffina ~29.04.1753 x15.1.1778
b14 Johannes Barend ~20.07.1755
He and his first wife had no children. His second wife Maria Cuypermann was the daughter of stamvader Johann Küpermann van Detmold and Catharina van der Heyde.
He went on pension in 1755. He died 19 November 1772.
Personal information from Margaret Truter
J Hoge, Personalia of the Germans at the Cape
AM van Rensburg