Ockert Jacobus Coleske

Brief Life History of Ockert Jacobus

When Ockert Jacobus Coleske was born on 27 December 1920, in Willowmore, Willowmore, Cape Province, South Africa, his father, Christoffel Frans Coleske, was 31 and his mother, Magdalena Josina Susanna KRITZINGER, was 25. He married Jacomina Aletta Snyman on 5 February 1944, in Kensington, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 10 October 1981, in Port Elizabeth, Port Elizabeth, Cape Province, South Africa, at the age of 60, and was buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

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Family Time Line

Ockert Jacobus Coleske
Jacomina Aletta Snyman
Marriage: 5 February 1944
Erwin Coleske
Amanda Coleske
Johann Coleske
Neville Coleske
Suzette Coleske
Tersia Coleske

Sources (5)

  • Ockert Jacobus Coleske, "South Africa, Civil Marriage Records, 1840-1973"
  • Ockert Jacobus Coleske, "South Africa, Civil Death Registration, 1955-1966"
  • Okkert-Jakobus Coleske, "South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (Cape Town Archives), 1660-1970 "

World Events (8)


Communist Party of South Africa established (after 1953, the South African Communist Party).


Natives Urban Areas Act authorizes segregation in urban areas. South African Indian Congress established. South African Native National Congress becomes African National Congress (ANC).


South Africa supports Allies in World War II.

Name Meaning


habitational name for someone living by the Ocker river in the Harz Mountains, which perhaps derives its name from a Celtic word for ‘salmon’, cognate with Cornish ehoc.

(Öcker): patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Otto .

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

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