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Magdalena Catharina Elizabeth KeyserAge: 90 years17731863

Name
Magdalena Catharina Elizabeth Keyser
Given names
Magdalena Catharina Elizabeth
Surname
Keyser
Married name
Magdalena Catharina Elizabeth Welgemoed
Birth January 13, 1773
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Citation details: Death notice: Magdalena Catharina Elizabeth KEYSER (1863), MOOC 6/9/105 #776, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-X9PV-Q?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZ5%3A1598082374 : 12 September 2017), 007844941 > image 2109 of 2198; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 16 Oct 2020
Text:

Birth place of the Deceased: District Uitenhage in this Colony

Age of the Deceased: Ninety years nine months + thirteen days

Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Transcribed by Lynn Couperthwaite,Trysie Joubert and Richard Ball as part of the eGGSA Project, from VC 657, Cape Archives Repository
Citation details: Baptism: Magdalena Catharina KEYSER (1777), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSV8-WT2B?i=263&cat=993681 : accessed 15 Jan 2020
Text:

gebore 1773

Historical Event July 1776 (Age 3 years)

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Note: Americans declare independece
Christening November 16, 1777 (Age 4 years)
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Citation details: a1
Publication: Transcribed by Lynn Couperthwaite,Trysie Joubert and Richard Ball as part of the eGGSA Project, from VC 657, Cape Archives Repository
Citation details: Baptism: Magdalena Catharina KEYSER (1777), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSV8-WT2B?i=263&cat=993681 : accessed 15 Jan 2020
War December 20, 1780 (Age 7 years)

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Note: Britain declares war on the Netherlands. French troops arrive at the Cape Colony to guard it against the English
Historical Event 1780 (Age 6 years)

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Note: The Fish River is made the eastern boundary of the Cape Colony
War 1784 (Age 10 years)

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Note: French troops depart the Cape after the Treaty of Paris (3 Sep 1783) is signed
Birth of a son
#1
David Johannes Welgemoed
calculated February 1793 (Age 20 years)

Publication: Copy obtained in 2015
Citation details: b4
Text:

* 19.1.1803

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Citation details: Death Notice: David Johannes WELGEMOED (1871) (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-CVQZ?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S83%3A1598082379 : 12 September 2017), 007844945 > image 219 of 2137; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa.
Note: Birth date as given by Welgemoed-naamlys is in dispute with age at death calculation.
MarriageJohann Godfried WelgemoedView this family
May 15, 1796 (Age 23 years)
Publication: Copy obtained in 2015
Citation details: a1
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Citation details: Death notice: Johann Godfried WELGEMOED (1841), MOOC 6/9/23 #4811, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MQ2F-K?mode=g&i=788&cat=331262 image 789/2223 : accessed 5 March 2017
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Death notice: Magdalena Catharina Elizabeth KEYSER (1863), MOOC 6/9/105 #776, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-X9PV-Q?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZ5%3A1598082374 : 12 September 2017), 007844941 > image 2109 of 2198; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 16 Oct 2020
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: Marriage: Johan Godlieb WELGEMOED and Magdalena Catharina Elisabeth KEYSER (1796), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSFQ-SR5P?i=662&cat=993508 : accessed 15 Jan 2020
War from 1789 to 1799 (Age 15 years)

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Note: French Revolution
Historical Event 1795 (Age 21 years)

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Note: The Dutch East India Company is in financial ruins. 29 January – Farmers expelled the officials of the Dutch East India Company and established an independent government at Graaff Reinet. 18 June - Swellendam follows Graaff Reinet and declares a republic under Hermanus Steyn. The Netherlands is invaded by the French under the leadership of Napoléon Bonaparte. A republic is declared by Dutch revolutionaires and the Prince of Orange flees to England. 16 September – British forces under General Sir James Henry Craig seizes the Cape Colony for the Stadtholder Prince William V of Orange. The republics of Graaff Reinet and Swellendam reject the British and the British army is sent in.The start of free trade was announced
Historical Event March 5, 1797 (Age 24 years)

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Note: The Cape becomes a British Colony
Birth of a son
#2
Hendrik Paul Welgemoed
October 22, 1808 (Age 35 years)

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Citation details: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-DRV2-RW?cc=1478678&wc=M6GW-T38%3A49605401%2C49605402%2C50282101%2C50291701 : 21 May 2014), South Africa > Cape of Good Hope > Stellenbosch > Baptisms 1788-1815 > image 149 of 241; State Archives, Cape Province : accessed 23 Sep 2018
War from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (Age 30 years)

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Note: Napoleonic Wars
Baptism of a sonHendrik Paul Welgemoed
November 11, 1808 (Age 35 years)
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Citation details: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-DRV2-RW?cc=1478678&wc=M6GW-T38%3A49605401%2C49605402%2C50282101%2C50291701 : 21 May 2014), South Africa > Cape of Good Hope > Stellenbosch > Baptisms 1788-1815 > image 149 of 241; State Archives, Cape Province : accessed 23 Sep 2018
Natural disaster 1809 (Age 35 years)

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Note: A severe drought occurs in eastern frontier region
Town founded 1812 (Age 38 years)

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Note: The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
Town founded August 27, 1818 (Age 45 years)

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Note: Cradock is founded
Historical Event 1820 (Age 46 years)

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Note: 17 March - The first British settlers arrived in Table Bay, Cape Town on the Nautilus and the Chapman. 1 May - The Albury reaches Cape Town bringing settlers to Albany, South Africa. They arrive in Algoa Bay on 15 May. 2 May - La Belle Alliance reached Cape Town. She brought British settlers to Algoa Bay. 4000 British settlers started arriving in Algoa Bay (Port Elizabeth), they settled in Grahamstown and along the frontier
Marriage of a childDavid Johannes WelgemoedMaria Elizabeth KrugelView this family
about 1824 (Age 50 years)
Publication: Copy obtained in 2015
Citation details: b4, but does not mention the place
Economic Event 1825 (Age 51 years)

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Note: Rix dollar Dutch: Rijsksdaalder is converted into the British sterling
Birth of a grandson
#1
Andries Jacobus Welgemoed
May 13, 1830 (Age 57 years)
Publication: Copy obtained in 2015
Citation details: b4c2
Citation details: Gravestone: A J WELGEMOED (1830-1911), https://graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=3433000 : accessed 8 Jan 2020
Historical Event 1835 (Age 61 years)

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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony
Birth of a granddaughter
#2
Elizabeth Margaretha Welgemoed
February 1838 (Age 65 years)
Publication: Copy obtained in 2015
Citation details: b4c6
Birth of a grandson
#3
Hendrik Paul Welgemoed
August 4, 1840 (Age 67 years)

Publication: Copy obtained in 2015
Citation details: b4c7
Text:

c. 1840

Death of a husbandJohann Godfried Welgemoed
February 14, 1841 (Age 68 years) Age: 81 years 3 months
Address: Welgevonden, Winterhoek, Dist. Uitenhage
Publication: Copy obtained in 2015
Citation details: a1
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Citation details: Death notice: Johann Godfried WELGEMOED (1841), MOOC 6/9/23 #4811, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MQ2F-K?mode=g&i=788&cat=331262 image 789/2223 : accessed 5 March 2017
Quality of data: primary evidence
Town founded 1844 (Age 70 years)

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Note: Settlement of Victoria West is established
Marriage of a grandchildAndries Jacobus WelgemoedCicilia Gerbregta Catharina LombardView this family
before 1850 (Age 76 years)

Publication: Copy obtained in 2015
Citation details: b4c2
Marriage of a grandchildAndries Jacobus WelgemoedMagdalena Wilhelmina BoschView this family
May 14, 1854 (Age 81 years)
Publication: Copy obtained in 2015
Citation details: b4c2
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Citation details: Death notice: Magdalena Wilhelmina BOSCH (1855) , MOOC 6/9/72 #3534/1855, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-CS39-8?i=1550&cat=331262 image 1551/2120 : accessed 23 Feb 2017
Text:

was married to Andries Jacobus Welgemoed

Citation details: Marriage: Andrias Jacobus WELGEMOED and Magdalena Willemina BOSCH (1854), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKD-G9JP-J?cat=994807 : accessed 11 Apr 2020
Marriage of a grandchildAndries Jacobus WelgemoedAnna Ramertha BesterView this family
January 18, 1857 (Age 84 years)
Publication: Copy obtained in 2015
Citation details: b4c2
Citation details: Marriage: Andrias Jacobus WELGEMOED and Anna Remerta BESTER (1857), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKD-G9JL-8?i=530&cat=994807 : accessed 11 Apr 2020
Marriage of a grandchildBarend Stephanus van der MerweElizabeth Margaretha WelgemoedView this family
March 1, 1857 (Age 84 years)
Publication: Copy obtained in 2015
Citation details: b4c6
Text:

03 JAN 1857

Publication: Vol 5, L-M (1999) ISBN: 0-7972-0732-5
Citation details: van der Merwe, p581, b2c14d2e3f7g2.
Citation details: Marriage: Barend Stephanus VAN DER MERWE and Elisabetha Margaritha WELGEMOED (1857), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKD-G9JV-N?i=534&cat=994807 : accessed 9 Aug 2019
Epidemic from 1857 to 1859 (Age 83 years)

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Citation details: http://goo.gl/XVwD6F
Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza
Marriage of a grandchildHendrik Paul WelgemoedJohanna Hendrina Elizabeth GrobbelaarView this family
September 7, 1862 (Age 89 years)
Publication: Copy obtained in 2015
Citation details: b4c7, no place
Text:

c. 1862

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Citation details: Death notice: Johanna Hendrina Elizabeth GROBBELAAR (1899), MOOC 6/9/387 #1155, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQJ-8S9P-4?mode=g image 670/2166 : accessed 4 March 2017
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: Marriage: Hendrik Paul WELGEMOED and Johanna Hendrina Elizabeth GROBLER (1862), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKD-G9J8-V?i=657&cat=994807 : accessed 10 Aug 2019
War from April 1861 to May 1865 (Age 88 years)

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Citation details: http://goo.gl/ETtxkC
Note: American Civil War: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War
Historical Event from 1852 to 1902 (Age 78 years)

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Note: The South African Republic (Dutch: Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, ZAR), often referred to as the Transvaal and sometimes as the Republic of Transvaal, was an independent and internationally recognised country in Southern Africa from 1852 to 1902.
Historical Event from 1854 to 1902 (Age 80 years)

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Note: The Orange Free State (Dutch: Oranje-Vrijstaat, Afrikaans: Oranje-Vrystaat) was an independent Boer sovereign republic in southern Africa during the second half of the 19th century, and later a British colony and a province of the Union of South Africa. It is the historical precursor to the present-day Free State province
Death October 26, 1863 (Age 90 years) Age: 90 years 9 months 13 days
Address: Palingkloof, Dist. Cradock
Publication: Copy obtained in 2015
Citation details: a1
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Citation details: Death notice: Magdalena Catharina Elizabeth KEYSER (1863), MOOC 6/9/105 #776, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-X9PV-Q?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZ5%3A1598082374 : 12 September 2017), 007844941 > image 2109 of 2198; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 16 Oct 2020
  1. Generation 1
    1. Magdalena Catharina Elizabeth Keyser, daughter of David Keyser and Anna Margaretha Klem, was born on January 13, 1773 in Dist. Uitenhage, Eastern Cape and died on October 26, 1863 in Palingkloof, Cradock, Eastern Cape at the age of 90. She married Johann Godfried Welgemoed on May 15, 1796 in Cape Town, Western Cape. He was born in November 1759 in Kaliningrad, Russian Federation and died on February 14, 1841 in Welgevonden, Winterhoek, Uitenhage, Eastern Cape at the age of 81.

      Children of Magdalena Catharina Elizabeth Keyser and Johann Godfried Welgemoed:

      1. David Johannes Welgemoed (17931871)
      2. Hendrik Paul Welgemoed (1808)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. David Johannes Welgemoed, boer and veldkornet, son of Johann Godfried Welgemoed and Magdalena Catharina Elizabeth Keyser, was born calculated February 1793 and died on June 10, 1871 in Cradock, Eastern Cape. He married Maria Elizabeth Krugel, daughter of Andries Jacobus Krugel and Elisabeth Margaretha du Plessis, about 1824 in Cradock, Eastern Cape. She was born calculated April 1810 in Cradock, Eastern Cape and died on June 13, 1875 in Brakfontein, Cradock, Eastern Cape.

      Children of David Johannes Welgemoed and Maria Elizabeth Krugel:

      1. Andries Jacobus Welgemoed (18301911)
      2. Elizabeth Margaretha Welgemoed (18381897)
      3. Hendrik Paul Welgemoed (18401899)
  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. Andries Jacobus Welgemoed, son of David Johannes Welgemoed and Maria Elizabeth Krugel, was born on May 13, 1830 in Brakfontein, Cradock, Eastern Cape and died on July 24, 1911 in Tarkastad, Eastern Cape at the age of 81. He married 3 times. The first time he married Cicilia Gerbregta Catharina Lombard before 1850. The second time he married Magdalena Wilhelmina Bosch (niece-in-law’s aunt), daughter of Michiel Coenraad Bosch and Maria Susanna Catharina Wagenaar, on May 14, 1854 in Cradock, Eastern Cape. She was born on May 26, 1835 in Dist. Somerset East, Eastern Cape and died on December 15, 1855 in Palingkloof, Cradock, Eastern Cape at the age of 20. The third time he married Anna Ramertha Bester, daughter of Barend Jacobus Bester and Johanna Jacoba Coetzer, on January 18, 1857 in Cradock, Eastern Cape. She was born on June 11, 1837 in Thomaskraal, Dist. Cradock, Eastern Cape and died on November 1, 1926 in Tarkastad, Eastern Cape at the age of 89.

      Andries Jacobus Welgemoed and Cicilia Gerbregta Catharina Lombard had none children.

      Children of Andries Jacobus Welgemoed and Magdalena Wilhelmina Bosch:

      1. David Johannes Welgemoed (18551925)

      Children of Andries Jacobus Welgemoed and Anna Ramertha Bester:

      1. Barend Jacobus Welgemoed (1858)
      2. Andries Jacobus Welgemoed (18591940)
      3. Johanna Jacoba Welgemoed (18611929)
      4. Maria Elizabeth Welgemoed (1863)
      5. Gert Jacobus Johannes Welgemoed (1866)
      6. Francois Jacobus Welgemoed (1870)
      7. Anna Ramertha Welgemoed (18721926)
      8. Johan Gottlieb Welgemoed (18751899)
      9. Pieter Willem Abraham Welgemoed (1880)
    2. Elizabeth Margaretha Welgemoed, daughter of David Johannes Welgemoed and Maria Elizabeth Krugel, was born in February 1838 in Dist. Cradock, Eastern Cape and died about 1897 in Schurftepoort, Dist. Cradock, Eastern Cape. She married Barend Stephanus van der Merwe (great-great-grandfather’s niece-in-law’s grandson), son of Izaak van der Merwe and Aletta Susanna van der Linde, on March 1, 1857 in Cradock, Eastern Cape. He was baptized on April 18, 1832 in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape and died on September 11, 1896 in Dassieskloof, Cradock, Eastern Cape at the age of 64.

      Children of Elizabeth Margaretha Welgemoed and Barend Stephanus van der Merwe:

      1. Maria Elizabeth van der Merwe (18581880)
      2. Barend Stephanus van der Merwe (18661936)
    3. Hendrik Paul Welgemoed, son of David Johannes Welgemoed and Maria Elizabeth Krugel, was born on August 4, 1840 and died about 1899 in Cradock, Eastern Cape. He married Johanna Hendrina Elizabeth Grobbelaar (great-great-grandfather’s son-in-law’s great-grandson’s sister-in-law), daughter of Willem Isaak Grobler and Judith Magdalena Odendaal, on September 7, 1862 in Cradock, Eastern Cape. She was born on October 27, 1840 in Middelburg, Eastern Cape and died on March 6, 1899 in Brakfontein, Dist. Cradock, Eastern Cape at the age of 58.

      Children of Hendrik Paul Welgemoed and Johanna Hendrina Elizabeth Grobbelaar:

      1. David Johannes Welgemoed (1863)
      2. Judeth Magdalena Maria Welgemoed (1865)
      3. Willem Izak Welgemoed (18671945)
      4. Hendrik Paul Welgemoed (18681869)
      5. Hendrik Paul Welgemoed (18691925)
      6. Maria Elizabeth Welgemoed (1871)
      7. Johanna Hendrina Elisabeth Welgemoed (1875)
      8. Elizabeth Catharina Welgemoed (1878)
      9. Johannes Godliep Welgemoed (18791923)
      10. Nicolaas Johannes Welgemoed (1881)
      11. Louisa Petronella Welgemoed (1882)