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Jacoba Ritchie ERLANK (c. 1905)

Jacoba Ritchie ErlankAge: 37 years18661904

Name
Jacoba Ritchie Erlank
Given names
Jacoba Ritchie
Surname
Erlank
Married name
Jacoba Ritchie Cloete
Birth August 27, 1866 42 39

Citation details: b4c1d12
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Citation details: Death notice: Susanna Sophia RICHIE (1887), MOOC 6/9/246 # 1067/1887, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-DSPL-3?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S8Q%3A1598082395 : 12 September 2017), 007844956 > image 1232 of 2061; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Citation details: Baptism: Jacoba Ritchie ERLANK (1866), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSF3-VS82-N?i=13&cat=1156624 : accessed 12 July 2019
Note: Year of birth on gravestone is incorrect
Baptism September 9, 1866 (Age 13 days)
Citation details: b4c1d12
Citation details: Baptism: Jacoba Ritchie ERLANK (1866), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSF3-VS82-N?i=13&cat=1156624 : accessed 12 July 2019
Economic Event 1867 (Age 4 months)
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
Birth of a sisterJanet Elizabeth Erlank
October 28, 1868 (Age 2 years)
Citation details: b4c1d13
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Citation details: Death notice: Janet Elizabeth ERLANK (1904), TAB MHG #5429/1904, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS92-H7DV-T?cc=2520237&wc=Q6NX-RBV%3A1590242339 : 16 December 2016), 007805278 > image 1266 of 1430; Pietermaritzburg Archives (formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Citation details: Gravestone: Janet Elizabeth ERLANK (1868-1904), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=3346271 : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Birth of a sisterElse Lasya Erlank
August 6, 1871 (Age 4 years)

Citation details: b4c1d14
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Citation details: Death notice: Susanna Sophia RICHIE (1887), MOOC 6/9/246 # 1067/1887, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-DSPL-3?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S8Q%3A1598082395 : 12 September 2017), 007844956 > image 1232 of 2061; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Birth of a sisterJohanna Adriana Erlank
August 6, 1871 (Age 4 years)

Citation details: b4c1d15
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Citation details: Death notice: Susanna Sophia RICHIE (1887), MOOC 6/9/246 # 1067/1887, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-DSPL-3?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S8Q%3A1598082395 : 12 September 2017), 007844956 > image 1232 of 2061; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Marriage of a siblingAbraham PretoriusMaria Elizabeth ErlankView this family
December 9, 1872 (Age 6 years)
Citation details: b4c1d2
Publication: Vol. 8, Pi-Q (2002) ISBN: 0-7972-0949-2
Citation details: Pretorius, p424, b5c3d5e4f5g2.
Death of a maternal grandfatherThomas Ritchie
March 22, 1873 (Age 6 years) Age: 82 years
Address: Caledon Street, Graaff Reinet
Citation details: Gravestone: Thomas RETCHIE (1791-1873), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=50513 : accessed 13 Oct 2015
Text:

RETCHIE Thomas 1791-1873

Citation details: Death notice: Thomas RITCHIE (1873), MOOC 6/9/143 #9249, http://www.eggsa.org/documents/main.php?g2_itemId=268119 : accessed 20 Oct 2015
Date of entry in original source: March 24, 1873
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a sisterAnna Maria Elizabeth Erlank
April 14, 1873 (Age 6 years)
Citation details: b4c1d3
Economic Event September 1873 (Age 7 years)
Source: Wikipedia
Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field
Birth of a sisterAnna Maria Elizabeth Erlank
August 28, 1874 (Age 8 years)

Citation details: b4c1d16
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Citation details: Death notice: Susanna Sophia RICHIE (1887), MOOC 6/9/246 # 1067/1887, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-DSPL-3?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S8Q%3A1598082395 : 12 September 2017), 007844956 > image 1232 of 2061; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Citation details: Baptism: Anna Maria Elizabeth ERLANK (1874), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSF3-VSC5-G?cat=1156624 : accessed 27 Feb 2021
Death of a brotherJohan Jacobus Erlank
August 5, 1877 (Age 10 years)
Citation details: b4c1d6
Death of a paternal grandfatherAndries Gustaf Erlank
February 12, 1879 (Age 12 years) Age: 77 years
Citation details: b4
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Citation details: Death notice: Andries Gustaaf ERLANK (1879), MOOC 6/9/169 #6622/1879, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-W388-X?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZR%3A1598082383 : 28 September 2018), 007844949 > image 1698 of 2103; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
War from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (Age 14 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: First Boer War
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
Baptism of a sisterAnna Maria Elizabeth Erlank
September 29, 1874 (Age 8 years)
Citation details: Baptism: Anna Maria Elizabeth ERLANK (1874), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSF3-VSC5-G?cat=1156624 : accessed 27 Feb 2021
Economic Event 1881 (Age 14 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 19 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 of a motherSusanna Sophia Ritchie
May 26, 1887 (Age 20 years) Age: 59 years 10 months
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Citation details: Death notice: Susanna Sophia RICHIE (1887), MOOC 6/9/246 # 1067/1887, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-DSPL-3?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S8Q%3A1598082395 : 12 September 2017), 007844956 > image 1232 of 2061; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Marriage of a siblingAlbert Grobbelaar du ToitJanet Elizabeth ErlankView this family
before 1891 (Age 24 years)
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Citation details: Death notice: Janet Elizabeth ERLANK (1904), TAB MHG #5429/1904, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS92-H7DV-T?cc=2520237&wc=Q6NX-RBV%3A1590242339 : 16 December 2016), 007805278 > image 1266 of 1430; Pietermaritzburg Archives (formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Citation details: Gravestone: Janet Elizabeth ERLANK (1868-1904), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=3346271 : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Marriage of a siblingJohannes Jurgens LombaardMaria Elizabeth ErlankView this family
after 1895 (Age 28 years)
Citation details: b4c1d2
Occupation
teacher
1897 (Age 30 years)

Citation details: Marriage: Willem Jacobus CLOETE and Jacoba Ritchie ERLANK (1897), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSK6-R95T-H?i=490&cat=244034 : accessed 26 Dec 2019
Birth of a son
#1
Cornelius Willem Petrus “Corneels” Cloete
April 30, 1899 (Age 32 years)
Citation details: Gravestone: Cornelius Willem Petrus CLOETE (1899-1967), Barkly East
Birth of a daughter
#2
Sophia Ritche Cloete
June 8, 1900 (Age 33 years)

Birth of a son
#3
Willem Jacobus Cloete
1901 (Age 34 years)
Epidemic February 1, 1901 (Age 34 years)

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

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Second Boer War
Residence 1904 (Age 37 years)
Address: Smith Street, Barkly East
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Citation details: Death registration Jacoba Ritchie ERLANK: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-9728-5415-34?cc=1779109&wc=31DM-T36:139964701,140029801 : accessed 24 September 2015), 1904 > Barkly East > image 78 of 125; National Archives, Pretoria.
Epidemic February 1904 (Age 37 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg
Death of a sisterJanet Elizabeth Erlank
March 28, 1904 (Age 37 years) Age: 35 years 5 months
Citation details: b4c1d13
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Citation details: Death notice: Janet Elizabeth ERLANK (1904), TAB MHG #5429/1904, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS92-H7DV-T?cc=2520237&wc=Q6NX-RBV%3A1590242339 : 16 December 2016), 007805278 > image 1266 of 1430; Pietermaritzburg Archives (formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Citation details: Gravestone: Janet Elizabeth ERLANK (1868-1904), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=3346271 : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Birth of a daughter
#4
Johanna Francina “Dollie” Cloete
July 9, 1904 (Age 37 years)
Citation details: Johanna Francina DELPORT (CLOETE), D015/M12
Death July 30, 1904 (Age 37 years) Age: 33 years 11 months
Address: Smith Street, Barkly East
Citation details: b4c1d12
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Citation details: Death registration Jacoba Ritchie ERLANK: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-9728-5415-34?cc=1779109&wc=31DM-T36:139964701,140029801 : accessed 24 September 2015), 1904 > Barkly East > image 78 of 125; National Archives, Pretoria.
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Citation details: Death notice: Jacoba Ritchie ERLANK (1904), MOOC 6/9/506 #2460/1904, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ8-W9B4-B?mode=g&i=1076&cat=331262 image 1077/2096 : accessed 22 Feb 2017
Note: Gravestone gives 29 July, while all other sources give 30 July.
Burial
  1. Generation 1
    1. Jacoba Ritchie Erlank

      Jacoba Ritchie Erlank, teacher (in 1897), daughter of Andries Gustaf Erlank and Susanna Sophia Ritchie, was born on August 27, 1866 and died on July 30, 1904 in Barkly East, Eastern Cape at the age of 37. She married Willem Jacobus Cloete (mother’s step-mother’s great-great-nephew), son of Cornelius Willem Petrus “Lang Kerneels” Cloete and Johanna Sophia Burgers.

      Children of Jacoba Ritchie Erlank and Willem Jacobus Cloete:

      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)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Cornelius Willem Petrus “Corneels” Cloete

      Cornelius Willem Petrus “Corneels” Cloete, son of Willem Jacobus Cloete and Jacoba Ritchie Erlank, was born on April 30, 1899 in Barkly East, Eastern Cape and died on February 26, 1967 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal at the age of 67. He married Johanna Hendrina Grobler “Babes” Welgemoed (great-great-grandfather’s wife’s great-great-niece), daughter of Hendrik Paul Welgemoed and Elizabeth Margaretha Welgemoed.

      Cornelius Willem Petrus “Corneels” Cloete and Johanna Hendrina Grobler “Babes” Welgemoed had 2 children.

    2. Willem Jacobus Cloete

      Willem Jacobus Cloete, son of Willem Jacobus Cloete and Jacoba Ritchie Erlank, was born in 1901 in Barkly East, Eastern Cape and died on March 23, 1981 in Aliwal North, Eastern Cape at the age of 80. He married Petronella Johanna “Piekie” de Villiers (uncle’s third cousin’s step-daughter), daughter of Roelof Stephanus de Villiers and Elizabeth Gertruida Catharina Groenewald, in Aliwal North, Eastern Cape. She was born on January 6, 1907 in Caledon, Western Cape and died on January 31, 1973 in Aliwal North, Eastern Cape at the age of 66.

      Willem Jacobus Cloete and Petronella Johanna “Piekie” de Villiers had none children.

    3. The details of this family are private.
    4. Johanna Francina “Dollie” Cloete, daughter of Willem Jacobus Cloete and Jacoba Ritchie Erlank, was born on July 9, 1904 in Barkly East, Eastern Cape and died on October 31, 1985 in Pretoria, Gauteng at the age of 81. She married Gert Christiaan “Boet” Delport (niece’s mother-in-law’s fifth cousin), son of Gert Christian Jurgens Delport and Clementina Letitia Johanna Berry.

      Children of Johanna Francina “Dollie” Cloete and Gert Christiaan “Boet” Delport:

      1. Gert Cloete Delport (19352009)
      2. Private
  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. The details of this family are private.
    2. The details of this family are private.
    3. Jacobus Andreas “James” Reeders, farmer (in 1984), son of Henri Jacobus Reeders and Private, was born on February 18, 1927 and died on July 18, 1993 at the age of 66.

      Children of Jacobus Andreas “James” Reeders:

      1. Henri Jacobus “Jaco” Reeders (19601997)
      2. Private
    4. The details of this family are private.
    5. The details of this family are private.
    6. The details of this family are private.
    7. Gert Cloete Delport, engineer (before 1984), son of Gert Christiaan “Boet” Delport and Johanna Francina “Dollie” Cloete, was born on January 24, 1935 and died on July 6, 2009 in Shere, Pretoria, Gauteng at the age of 74.

      Gert Cloete Delport had 4 children.

    8. The details of this family are private.