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Franz Jooste

Franz Jooste was born circa. 1673 in Lippstadt, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Franz board the Dutch East India Company ship, Dageraat on 18 January 1693 at Wielingen (now Port of Vlissingen), Netherlands, captained by Jan Tak.  Franz was employed as a sailor also called a boat companion.  His responsibilities included, amongst other, watch and stirring, loading, and unloading, tarring, and calving of the ship, mooring, and assisting the non-commissioned officers. The Dageraat was shipwrecked off the coast of Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) by the rocks on the westside of Robben Island in December 1693.

Franz worked as a shepherd from 1693 and became a farmer in 1696.  He became a citizen in 1699.  He married his wife, Maria Mouton in 1706.  They had two sons.  Franz was murdered on 31 January 1714 by his wife and two slaves.

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