Joseph Johannes Kapp

2 April 1890–30 November 1972 (Age 82)
Knysna, Cape Province, South Africa

The Life of Joseph Johannes

When Joseph Johannes Kapp was born on 2 April 1890, in Knysna, Cape Province, South Africa, his father, Alexander Hendrik Frederik Kapp, was 26 and his mother, Louisa Julyan, was 23. He married Martha Jacoba Dixon on 23 December 1919. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 30 November 1972, in Swellendam, Western Cape, South Africa, at the age of 82, and was buried in Swellendam, Western Cape, South Africa.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Johannes Kapp
Martha Jacoba Dixon
Marriage: 23 December 1919
Louisa Kapp

Spouse and Children

23 December 1919
Uniondale, Cape, South Africa


    Louisa Kapp


Parents and Siblings

    Alexander Hendrik Frederik Kapp


    Louisa Julyan




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World Events (8)


Age 7

Part of Zululand incorporated into British colony of Natal. King Solomon ka Dinizulu exiled.

Age 9

British troops gather on the Transvaal border and ignore an ultimatum to disperse. The second Anglo-Boer War begins.

Age 23

Natives Land Act introduced to prevent blacks, except those living in Cape Province, from buying land outside reserves.

Name Meaning

German:1. from Middle High German kappe ‘hooded cloak’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of hoods and hooded cloaks or a nickname for someone who habitually wore such a garment. 2. nickname for a man with a high voice, from Middle High German kappe ‘capon’. 3. from a variant of the personal name Kaspar .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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