NOTE TO ENGLISH READERS:

This web site deals with the Linde family of South Africa. They are the descendants of Hans Jürgen Linde who immigrated to South Africa from Hagsfeld in the district of Durlach in Germany.

 

He arrived in the Cape Colony in 1753 as a soldier in the service of the Vereenigde Oost-Indische Companjie. He later became a wagon builder and farm worker. In 1758 he became a citizen of the Cape Colony. He married Catharina Elisabeth SWART (widow of Pieter Moleman) and became the farmer on Ganzekraal on the banks of the Sonderend River in the district of Swellendam. They had six children. Hans Jürgen Linde died in 1775 and was buried in the historic cemetery on the farm Leeukraal at the present day Lindeshof between Caledon and Riviersonderend in the southern Cape.

 

The descendants of Hans Jürgen Linde are divided into two large groups: the Swellendam Lindes and the Free State Lindes. Altogether there are about 1,700 people in South Africa today with the surname Linde. They are to be found in all walks of life and they play a significant role in the history of South Africa.

 

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