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Susanna Wilhelmina “Soekie” WesselsAge: 51 years18661917

Name
Susanna Wilhelmina “Soekie” Wessels
Given names
Susanna Wilhelmina
Nickname
Soekie
Surname
Wessels
Married name
Susanna Wilhelmina Cloete
Birth calculated 1866

Text:

sy eerste vrou op die jeugdige ouderdom van slegs 51 jaar in 1917 aan die dood afgestaan

MarriageCornelius Willem “Zoontjie” CloeteView this family
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Historical Event from 1852 to 1902

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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

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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 1867 (Age 12 months)
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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
Economic Event September 1873 (Age 7 years)
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field
War from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (Age 14 years)

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Note: First Boer War
Economic Event 1881 (Age 15 years)
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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 20 years)
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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.
Birth of a son
#1
Christiaan Cornelis “Zoon” Cloete
June 28, 1889 (Age 23 years)

Birth of a daughter
#2
Johanna Maria Cloete
May 28, 1890 (Age 24 years)

Birth of a daughter
#3
Alida Elizabeth Cloete
1891 (Age 25 years)

Birth of a son
#4
Frans Johannes Cloete
August 22, 1893 (Age 27 years)

Birth of a son
#5
Cornelis Willem Cloete
August 6, 1894 (Age 28 years)

Birth of a son
#6
Jurie Jacobus Cloete
January 12, 1896 (Age 30 years)

Epidemic February 1, 1901 (Age 35 years)

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Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town
War from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (Age 33 years)

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Note: Second Boer War
Epidemic February 1904 (Age 38 years)

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Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg
Epidemic 1906 (Age 40 years)

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Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa
Historical Event May 31, 1910 (Age 44 years)

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Note: Union of South Africa established
Epidemic 1912 (Age 46 years)

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Note: Smallpox outbreaks: The outbreak of smallpox is reported in the Malay Location, Johannesburg and cases of smallpox are discovered in Durban
War from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (Age 48 years)

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Note: World War I
Death 1917 (Age 51 years)

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sy eerste vrou op die jeugdige ouderdom van slegs 51 jaar in 1917 aan die dood afgestaan

Burial
  1. Generation 1
    1. Susanna Wilhelmina “Soekie” Wessels was born calculated 1866 and died in 1917. She married Cornelius Willem “Zoontjie” Cloete, son of Christiaan Cornelis Cloete and Alida Elizabeth Johanna Joubert,. He was born on May 6, 1857 and died on July 11, 1930 in Lady Grey, Eastern Cape at the age of 73.

      Children of Susanna Wilhelmina “Soekie” Wessels and Cornelius Willem “Zoontjie” Cloete:

      1. Christiaan Cornelis “Zoon” Cloete (18891960)
      2. Johanna Maria Cloete (1890)
      3. Alida Elizabeth Cloete (18911971)
      4. Frans Johannes Cloete (18931918)
      5. Cornelis Willem Cloete (18941921)
      6. Jurie Jacobus Cloete (18961921)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Alida Elizabeth Cloete, daughter of Cornelius Willem “Zoontjie” Cloete and Susanna Wilhelmina “Soekie” Wessels, was born in 1891 and died on October 3, 1971 at the age of 80. She married Frederick Paschoud van Coppenhagen. He died on May 15, 1958.