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Willem Jacobus BurgersAge: 64 years18281892

Name
Willem Jacobus Burgers
Given names
Willem Jacobus
Surname
Burgers
Birth January 28, 1828 53 35

Publication: Vol. 8, Pi-Q (2002) ISBN: 0-7972-0949-2
Citation details: Pienaar, p45, b2c5d7e7f3.
Baptism February 24, 1828 (Age 27 days)
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2f12.
Birth of a sisterElsje Margaretha Burger
June 19, 1830 (Age 2 years)

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2f13.
Baptism of a sisterElsje Margaretha Burger
July 18, 1830 (Age 2 years)
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2f13.
Marriage of a half-siblingJacobus Stephanus BurgerMaartje Johanna GrobbelaarView this family
March 10, 1833 (Age 5 years)
Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Death notice: Elizabeth Margaretha BURGER (1908), MOOC 6/9/599 #1937/1908, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ6-GQTV-P?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZ8%3A1598082354 : 28 September 2018), 007844927 > image 1378 of 2118; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 29 Jan 2019
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2f7.
Citation details: Marriage: Jacobus Stephanus BURGER and Maartje Johanna GROBBELAAR (1883), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSV8-QDH5?i=215&cat=959223 : accessed 2 May 2020
Birth of a brotherThomas Francois Burger
April 15, 1834 (Age 6 years)
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2f14.
Baptism of a brotherThomas Francois Burger
May 11, 1834 (Age 6 years)
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2f14.
Historical Event 1835 (Age 6 years)

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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony
Marriage of a half-siblingWillem Jacobus BurgerMagdalena Johanna van HeerdenView this family
March 24, 1836 (Age 8 years)
Publication: History of the Burger Family in South Africa, maintained by Juan Burger
Citation details: Willem Jacobus BURGER (1808-1883), https://burgerfamilie.com/getperson.php?personID=I375&tree=Tree5 : accessed 1 May 2020
Publication: Vol. 3, H-I (1992) ISBN: 0-7969-1425-7
Citation details: van Heerden, p240, b1c5d3e5.
Text:

x Graaff-Reinet 24.4.1836 Willem Jacobus BURGER (Andries Batholomeus-sn)

Death of a maternal grandmotherElsabé Johanna Duvenhage
February 9, 1840 (Age 12 years) Age: 66 years 10 months 19 days
Citation details: Theron, b4c7d1
Publication: Hugenote Genealogiereeks no. 2, Hugenote-Vereniging van Suid-Afrika, Franschhoek, 2009
Citation details: Deel 2, p372, b4c7d1.
Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Death notice: Elsabe Johanna VAN DER MERWE (1840), MOOC 6/9/19 #4145, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MQ2H-C?i=55&cat=331262 image 56/2223 : accessed 5 March 2017
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a half-brotherSchalk Willem Burger
September 1, 1840 (Age 12 years) Age: 32 years 9 months
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Citation details: Death notice: Schalk Willem BURGER (1840), MOOC 6/9/22 #4555, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MQLC-2?mode=g&i=516&cat=331262 image 517/2223 : accessed 10 Mar 2017
Quality of data: primary evidence
Town founded 1844 (Age 15 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Settlement of Victoria West is established
Death of a fatherBarend Jacobus Burger
April 28, 1845 (Age 17 years) Age: 71 years 0 months 26 days
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2.
Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Death notice: Barend Jacobus BURGER (1845), MOOC 6/9/36 #7877, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-6RQ9?mode=g&i=1400&cat=331262 image 1401/2225 : accessed 8 Mar 2017
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a half-sisterMagdalena Johanna van Heerden
March 21, 1847 (Age 19 years)
Publication: History of the Burger Family in South Africa, maintained by Juan Burger
Citation details: Willem Jacobus BURGER (1808-1883), https://burgerfamilie.com/getperson.php?personID=I375&tree=Tree5 : accessed 1 May 2020
MarriageElsje Jacoba PienaarView this family
October 29, 1849 (Age 21 years)
Publication: Vol. 8, Pi-Q (2002) ISBN: 0-7972-0949-2
Citation details: Pienaar, p45, b2c5d7e7f3.
Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Death notice: Johanna Sophia BURGERS (1877), MOOC 6/9/162 #4845/1877, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQN-X4DZ?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZY%3A1598082381 : 12 September 2017), 007844948 > image 1945 of 2181; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 3 Nov 2018
Citation details: Marriage: Willem Jacobus BURGER and Elsje Jacoba PIENAAR (1849), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSFQ-SF2W?i=289&cat=1153592 : accessed 28 Jan 2019
Birth of a daughter
#1
Johanna Sophia Burgers
calculated September 1850 (Age 22 years)
Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Death notice: Johanna Sophia BURGERS (1877), MOOC 6/9/162 #4845/1877, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQN-X4DZ?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZY%3A1598082381 : 12 September 2017), 007844948 > image 1945 of 2181; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 3 Nov 2018
Epidemic from 1857 to 1859 (Age 28 years)

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Citation details: http://goo.gl/XVwD6F
Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza
War from April 1861 to May 1865 (Age 33 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
Economic Event 1865 (Age 36 years)
Source: Wikipedia
Note: Economic depression
Death of a motherElisabeth Magdalena Theron
September 28, 1867 (Age 39 years)

Publication: Hugenote Genealogiereeks no. 2, Hugenote-Vereniging van Suid-Afrika, Franschhoek, 2009
Citation details: Deel 2, p372, b4c7d1e1.
Economic Event 1867 (Age 38 years)
Source: Wikipedia
Note: The Eureka Diamond was the first diamond discovered in South Africa. It weighed 21.25 carats (4.250 g), and was found by Erasmus Jacobs near Hopetown on the Orange River in 1867. The diamond, cut to a 10.73-carat (2.146 g) cushion-shaped brilliant, is currently on display at the Mine Museum in Kimberley. The discovery of diamonds in South Africa led to the Kimberley Diamond Rush, and marked the beginning of the Mineral Revolution
Death of a half-brotherJacobus Stephanus Burger
April 8, 1868 (Age 40 years) Age: 57 years 8 months
Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Death notice: Jacobus Stephanus BURGER (1868), MOOC 6/9/123 #4344, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-MSSH-D?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZK%3A1598082376 : 28 September 2018), 007844943 > image 1586 of 2192; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 18 Jan 2020
Marriage of a childCornelius Willem Petrus “Lang Kerneels” CloeteJohanna Sophia BurgersView this family
May 26, 1869 (Age 41 years) Husband: 23 years Wife: 19 years
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2f12g1.
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Citation details: Death notice: Cornelius Willem Petrus CLOETE (1929), MOOC 6/9/3624 #24488/1929, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91Q-HSR1-J?i=891&cat=331262 : accessed 18 Feb 2017, image 892/1527
Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Death notice: Johanna Sophia BURGERS (1877), MOOC 6/9/162 #4845/1877, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQN-X4DZ?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZY%3A1598082381 : 12 September 2017), 007844948 > image 1945 of 2181; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 3 Nov 2018
Citation details: Marriage: Cornelis Willem Petrus CLOETE and Johanna Sophia BURGERS (1869), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSK6-B7Q2-D?i=69&cat=244034 : accessed 11 Jan 2020
Birth of a grandson
#1
Daniel Francois Cloete
August 16, 1870 (Age 42 years)

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Citation details: Death notice: Johanna Sophia BURGERS (1877), MOOC 6/9/162 #4845/1877, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQN-X4DZ?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZY%3A1598082381 : 12 September 2017), 007844948 > image 1945 of 2181; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 3 Nov 2018
Birth of a grandson
#2
Willem Jacobus Cloete
June 5, 1872 (Age 44 years)
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Citation details: Death registration Willem Jacobus CLOETE: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-159394-179887-91?cc=1779109 : accessed 17 October 2015), 1937 > Barkly East > image 91 of 200; National Archives, Pretoria.
Date of entry in original source: November 1, 1937
Text:
  1. Birthplace Graaff Reinet, Cape Province
Quality of data: secondary evidence
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Citation details: Death notice: Johanna Sophia BURGERS (1877), MOOC 6/9/162 #4845/1877, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQN-X4DZ?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZY%3A1598082381 : 12 September 2017), 007844948 > image 1945 of 2181; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 3 Nov 2018
Economic Event September 1873 (Age 45 years)
Source: Wikipedia
Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field
Birth of a grandson
#3
Pieter John Cloete
March 22, 1874 (Age 46 years)

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Citation details: Death notice: Johanna Sophia BURGERS (1877), MOOC 6/9/162 #4845/1877, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQN-X4DZ?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZY%3A1598082381 : 12 September 2017), 007844948 > image 1945 of 2181; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 3 Nov 2018
Birth of a granddaughter
#4
Elsje Jacoba Cloete
March 28, 1876 (Age 48 years)

Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Death notice: Johanna Sophia BURGERS (1877), MOOC 6/9/162 #4845/1877, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQN-X4DZ?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZY%3A1598082381 : 12 September 2017), 007844948 > image 1945 of 2181; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 3 Nov 2018
Death of a daughterJohanna Sophia Burgers
December 22, 1877 (Age 49 years) Age: 27 years 3 months
Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Death notice: Johanna Sophia BURGERS (1877), MOOC 6/9/162 #4845/1877, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQN-X4DZ?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZY%3A1598082381 : 12 September 2017), 007844948 > image 1945 of 2181; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 3 Nov 2018
War from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (Age 52 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: First Boer War
Death of a brotherThomas Francois Burger
December 9, 1881 (Age 53 years)

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2f14.
Historical Event from 1852 to 1902 (Age 23 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 25 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
Economic Event 1881 (Age 52 years)
Source: Wikipedia
Note: In 1881 gold in the Barberton area was discovered by Tom McLachlan who found alluvial gold at Jamestown. However due to the location (the hot lowveld region was rife with malaria) no-one wanted to go there until Auguste Roberts (French Bob) discovered gold in Concession Creek in 20 June 1883. This discovery resulted in a gold rush to the area
Economic Event 1886 (Age 57 years)
Source: Wikipedia
Note: Discovery of the Main Reef in Witwatersrand. Gold rushes to Pilgrim's Rest and Barberton were precursors to the biggest discovery of all, the Main Reef/Main Reef Leader on Gerhardus Oosthuizen's farm Langlaagte, Portion C, in 1886, the Witwatersrand Gold Rush and the subsequent rapid development of the gold field there, the biggest of them all.
Death May 8, 1892 (Age 64 years) Age: 64 years 3 months

Publication: Vol. 8, Pi-Q (2002) ISBN: 0-7972-0949-2
Citation details: Pienaar, p45, b2c5d7e7f3.
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2f12.
  1. Generation 1
    1. Willem Jacobus Burgers, son of Barend Jacobus Burger and Elisabeth Magdalena Theron, was born on January 28, 1828 and died on May 8, 1892 at the age of 64. He married Elsje Jacoba Pienaar (second cousin once removed descending), daughter of Petrus Pienaar and Johanna Sophia van der Merwe, on October 29, 1849 in Richmond, Northern Cape. She was born on March 7, 1833.

      Children of Willem Jacobus Burgers and Elsje Jacoba Pienaar:

      1. Johanna Sophia Burgers (18501877)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Johanna Sophia Burgers, daughter of Willem Jacobus Burgers and Elsje Jacoba Pienaar, was born calculated September 1850 in Camdeboo, Dist. Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape and died on December 22, 1877 in Van der Waltshoek, Cambdeboo-Oost, Eastern Cape. She married Cornelius Willem Petrus “Lang Kerneels” Cloete (father’s step-mother’s uncle’s great-grandson), son of Daniel Francois Cloete and Hester Aletta Burger, on May 26, 1869 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape. He was born on May 23, 1846 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape and died on October 23, 1929 in Glen Almond, Barkly East, Eastern Cape at the age of 83.

      Children of Johanna Sophia Burgers and Cornelius Willem Petrus “Lang Kerneels” Cloete:

      1. Daniel Francois Cloete (18701894)
      2. Willem Jacobus Cloete (18721937)
      3. Pieter John Cloete (18741937)
      4. Elsje Jacoba Cloete (18761946)
  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. Willem Jacobus Cloete

      Willem Jacobus Cloete, son of Cornelius Willem Petrus “Lang Kerneels” Cloete and Johanna Sophia Burgers, was born on June 5, 1872 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape and died on November 1, 1937 in Barkly East, Eastern Cape at the age of 65. He married 2 times. The first time he married Jacoba Ritchie Erlank (mother’s great-uncle’s granddaughter), daughter of Andries Gustaf Erlank and Susanna Sophia Ritchie. The second time he married Cornelia Susanna “Nellie” Wessels on April 25, 1907 in Winburg, Free State. She was born calculated 1873 in and died on July 24, 1956 in Mutare, Zimbabwe.

      Children of Willem Jacobus Cloete and Jacoba Ritchie Erlank:

      1. Cornelius Willem Petrus “Corneels” Cloete (18991967)
      2. Sophia Ritche Cloete (19001905)
      3. Willem Jacobus Cloete (19011981)
      4. Private
      5. Johanna Francina “Dollie” Cloete (19041985)

      Children of Willem Jacobus Cloete and Cornelia Susanna “Nellie” Wessels:

      1. … “Jannie” Cloete (19181933)
      2. Nita Estelle Cloete (19181976)
    2. Pieter John Cloete, son of Cornelius Willem Petrus “Lang Kerneels” Cloete and Johanna Sophia Burgers, was born on March 22, 1874 and died on July 7, 1937 in Queenstown, Eastern Cape at the age of 63. He married Hester Aletta Joubert (first cousin), daughter of Daniel Francois Joubert and Maria Magdalena Cloete,. She was born on December 3, 1882 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape and died on March 8, 1948 at the age of 65.

      Children of Pieter John Cloete and Hester Aletta Joubert:

      1. Cloete (19211921)
      2. Cloete (19211921)
    3. Elsje Jacoba Cloete, daughter of Cornelius Willem Petrus “Lang Kerneels” Cloete and Johanna Sophia Burgers, was born on March 28, 1876 and died on January 31, 1946 in Zastron, Free State at the age of 69. She married Barend Francois Stevens.

      Children of Elsje Jacoba Cloete and Barend Francois Stevens:

      1. Private
      2. Cornelius Burgers “Piekie” Stevens (19051978)