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Krotoa, 1643?-1674


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  • Variants

    • Eva, 1643?-1674
    • Krotoa, -1674
    • Krotoa, d. 1674
    • Meerhof, Eva van, 1643?-1674
    • Meerhoff, Eva van, 1643?-1674
    • Van Meerhof, Eva, 1643?-1674
    • Van Meerhoff, Eva, 1643?-1674
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1643?
    • Death Date

        16740729
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Nederlandsche Oost-Indische Compagnie
    • Death Place

        (naf) Robben Island (South Africa)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) South Africa
    • Gender

        female
    • Associated Language

    • Associated Language

        Khoikhoi
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  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Krotoa, -1674
    • Krotoa, d. 1674
  • Sources

    • found: Krotoa, called Eva, a woman between, 1990:p. 1, etc. (a Khoikhoi woman in South Africa, called Eva by the Dutch; ca. 32 years old when she died in 1674)
    • found: The side of the sun at noon, 2014:p. 1 (Eva, 9 years old when the Dutch arrived [1652]) p. 19-20 (according to [Jan] Van Riebeeck, who Eva served as interpreter, the Khoikhoi called her Krotoa, and it has become fashionable to call her by that name; but it was likely Van Riebeeck's attempt to reproduce sounds not present in his own language experience; she lived with Van Riebeeck, Dutch upbringing, allied herself with the Dutch) p. 39 (her mother's people were the Goringhaiqua) p. 82 (Eva aka Krotoa, b. 1643) p. 56-57 (Pieter van Meerhoff, Eva's future husband, b. in Copenhagen, arrived at Cape in 1659 as a soldier)
    • found: Wikitree.com website (profile manager Adri Winckler), viewed Aug. 27, 2014(Krotoa-Eva Van Meerhof, formerly Goringhaiquas; b. about 1643; wife of Pieter Van Meerhof; d. July 30, 1674, Robben Island, South Africa)
    • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed February 17, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Krotoa; Eva; interpreter, merchant; born 1640, place unknown; kidnapped and forced into service to Dutch family; taught in Christianity and Dutch culture; Khoikhoi interpreter and trader at the first Dutch East India Company settlement at the Cape of Good Hope (present-day South Africa); remained neutral during the first Khoikhoi/Dutch war (1659); interacted and traded skillfully with Khoikhoi leaders; became a chronic alcoholic after death of her husband; died 29 July, 1674 in South Africa)
  • Change Notes

    • 1994-04-25: new
    • 2015-04-17: revised
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