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Susanna Sophia RitchieAge: 59 years18271887

Name
Susanna Sophia Ritchie
Given names
Susanna Sophia
Surname
Ritchie
Married name
Susanna Sophia Erlank
Birth July 13, 1827 36 18
Citation details: b4c1
Publication: Vol. 9, Ra-Ron (2003) ISBN: 0-7972-0961-1
Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b1.
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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
Baptism August 26, 1827 (Age 44 days)
Publication: Vol. 9, Ra-Ron (2003) ISBN: 0-7972-0961-1
Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b1.
Birth of a daughter
#1
Elizabeth Maria Erlank

Citation details: b4c1d11
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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 brotherDavid Ritchie
September 25, 1828 (Age 14 months)

Publication: Vol. 9, Ra-Ron (2003) ISBN: 0-7972-0961-1
Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b2.
Baptism of a brotherDavid Ritchie
November 2, 1828 (Age 15 months)
Publication: Vol. 9, Ra-Ron (2003) ISBN: 0-7972-0961-1
Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b2.
Birth of a brotherJacobus “James” Ritchie
January 10, 1831 (Age 3 years)

Publication: Vol. 9, Ra-Ron (2003) ISBN: 0-7972-0961-1
Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b3.
Baptism of a brotherJacobus “James” Ritchie
February 6, 1831 (Age 3 years)
Publication: Vol. 9, Ra-Ron (2003) ISBN: 0-7972-0961-1
Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b3.
Birth of a sisterJanet Elizabeth “Jane” Ritchie
June 22, 1832 (Age 4 years)

Publication: Vol. 9, Ra-Ron (2003) ISBN: 0-7972-0961-1
Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b4.
Baptism of a sisterJanet Elizabeth “Jane” Ritchie
July 22, 1832 (Age 5 years)
Publication: Vol. 9, Ra-Ron (2003) ISBN: 0-7972-0961-1
Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b4.
Birth of a sisterAnna Elizabeth “Anne” Ritchie
August 22, 1833 (Age 6 years)

Publication: Vol. 9, Ra-Ron (2003) ISBN: 0-7972-0961-1
Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b5.
Baptism of a sisterAnna Elizabeth “Anne” Ritchie
September 29, 1833 (Age 6 years)
Publication: Vol. 9, Ra-Ron (2003) ISBN: 0-7972-0961-1
Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b5.
Birth of a sisterMartha Magdalena Ritchie
May 13, 1835 (Age 7 years)

Publication: Vol. 9, Ra-Ron (2003) ISBN: 0-7972-0961-1
Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b6.
Historical Event 1835 (Age 7 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony
Baptism of a sisterMartha Magdalena Ritchie
May 31, 1835 (Age 7 years)
Publication: Vol. 9, Ra-Ron (2003) ISBN: 0-7972-0961-1
Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b6.
Birth of a sisterElizabeth Maria Ritchie
October 21, 1836 (Age 9 years)

Publication: Vol. 9, Ra-Ron (2003) ISBN: 0-7972-0961-1
Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b7.
Baptism of a sisterElizabeth Maria Ritchie
November 27, 1836 (Age 9 years)
Publication: Vol. 9, Ra-Ron (2003) ISBN: 0-7972-0961-1
Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b7.
Birth of a brotherThomas Ritchie
April 26, 1838 (Age 10 years)

Publication: Vol. 9, Ra-Ron (2003) ISBN: 0-7972-0961-1
Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b8.
Baptism of a brotherThomas Ritchie
July 16, 1838 (Age 11 years)
Publication: Vol. 9, Ra-Ron (2003) ISBN: 0-7972-0961-1
Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b8.
Death of a motherAnna Elizabeth Marais
August 16, 1839 (Age 12 years) Age: 29 years 6 months

Publication: Vol. 9, Ra-Ron (2003) ISBN: 0-7972-0961-1
Citation details: Ritchie, p451, a1.
Text:

29y 6m 9d

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Citation details: Death notice: Anna Elisabeth RITCHIE (1839), MOOC 6/9/17 #3692, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-M2H9?mode=g&i=1822&cat=331262 image 1823/2253 : accessed 4 March 2017
Quality of data: primary evidence
Marriage of a parentThomas RitchieMaria Elizabeth van der MerweView this family
April 27, 1840 (Age 12 years)
Citation details: Death notice: Maria Elizabeth VAN DER MERWE (1886), MOOC 6/9/231 #51, http://www.eggsa.org/documents/main.php?g2_itemId=268151 or http://www.eggsa.org/documents/main.php?g2_itemId=282472 : accessed 21 Oct 2015
Date of entry in original source: April 1886
Text:

2. Birth-place of the Deceased. Quaggasdrift, Murraysburg 4. Age of the Deceased. 73 years 7. The day of the decease. 22nd March 1886

Publication: Vol. 9, Ra-Ron (2003) ISBN: 0-7972-0961-1
Citation details: Ritchie, p451, a1.
Citation details: Marriage: Thomas RITCHIE and Maria Elizabeth VAN DER MERWE (1840), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSV8-QD75?i=275&cat=959223 : accessed 31 Jan 2019
Birth of a half-brotherHendrik Ritchie
February 5, 1841 (Age 13 years)

Publication: Vol. 9, Ra-Ron (2003) ISBN: 0-7972-0961-1
Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b9.
Citation details: Death notice Maria Elizabeth VAN DER MERWE (1886), MOOC 6/9/231 #51, http://www.eggsa.org/documents/main.php?g2_itemId=268151 or http://www.eggsa.org/documents/main.php?g2_itemId=282472 : accessed 21 Oct 2015
Text:

9. Names of the Children of Deceased, and whether Minors or Majors.

  1. Hendrik Ritchie
  2. Petronella Elizabeth Ritchie

Majors

Baptism of a half-brotherHendrik Ritchie
March 21, 1841 (Age 13 years)
Publication: Vol. 9, Ra-Ron (2003) ISBN: 0-7972-0961-1
Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b9.
Birth of a half-sisterPetronella Elizabeth Ritchie
March 15, 1843 (Age 15 years)

Citation details: Death notice Maria Elizabeth VAN DER MERWE (1886), MOOC 6/9/231 #51, http://www.eggsa.org/documents/main.php?g2_itemId=268151 or http://www.eggsa.org/documents/main.php?g2_itemId=282472 : accessed 21 Oct 2015
Text:

9. Names of the Children of Deceased, and whether Minors or Majors.

  1. Hendrik Ritchie
  2. Petronella Elizabeth Ritchie

Majors

Publication: Vol. 9, Ra-Ron (2003) ISBN: 0-7972-0961-1
Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b10.
Baptism of a half-sisterPetronella Elizabeth Ritchie
April 3, 1843 (Age 15 years)
Publication: Vol. 9, Ra-Ron (2003) ISBN: 0-7972-0961-1
Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b10.
Town founded 1844 (Age 16 years)

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Note: Settlement of Victoria West is established
MarriageAndries Gustaf ErlankView this family
January 11, 1847 (Age 19 years)
Citation details: b4c1
Citation details: Death notice: Thomas RITCHIE (1873), MOOC 6/9/143 #9249, (http://www.eggsa.org/documents/main.php?g2_itemId=268119 : accessed 13 Oct 2015)
Text:

Kennisgeving van sterfgeval 1. Naam van Overlede. Thomas Ritchie 9. Namen der Kinderen van den Overledene, ... Susanna Sophia gehuwd met Andries Erlank jr

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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: Marriage: Andries Gustaf ERLANCK and Susanna Sophia RITCHIE (1847), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSV8-Q6YZ?i=418&cat=959223 : accessed 31 Jan 2019
Birth of a son
#2
Andries Gustav Erlank
November 29, 1847 (Age 20 years)
Citation details: b4c1d1
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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
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Andries Gustav ERLANK (1935), VAB MHG #26877/1935, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-6FDS-WLR?i=2086&cat=195564 : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Birth of a daughter
#3
Maria Elizabeth Erlank
April 10, 1849 (Age 21 years)

Citation details: b4c1d2
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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 daughter
#4
Anna Maria Elizabeth Erlank
May 25, 1851 (Age 23 years)
Citation details: b4c1d3
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Citation details: (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VRLW-LT8 : 4 December 2014), Anna Maria Elisabeth Erlank, 24 Nov 1851, Baptism; citing p. , Richmond, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, State Archives, Cape Province; FHL microfilm 2,214,505 : accessed 27 Jan 2017
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Baptism of a daughterAnna Maria Elizabeth Erlank
November 24, 1851 (Age 24 years)
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Citation details: (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VRLW-LT8 : 4 December 2014), Anna Maria Elisabeth Erlank, 24 Nov 1851, Baptism; citing p. , Richmond, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, State Archives, Cape Province; FHL microfilm 2,214,505 : accessed 27 Jan 2017
Marriage of a siblingJacobus “James” RitchieAnna Johanna MaraisView this family
March 15, 1853 Husband: 22 years
Citation details: Death registration: Jacobus RITCHIE (1906), FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9BY-T3RG-R?cc=3732502 : 18 October 2020), > image 1 of 1 : accessed 18 Oct 2020
Text:

CAL 1854

Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Jacobus RITCHIE (1906), VAB MHG R1648, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9LW-PFR6?cc=3040532 : 26 June 2019), > image 1 of 1; citing Master's Office of the Orange Free State Archives, Bloemfontein : accessed 18 Oct 2020
Publication: Vol. 9, Ra-Ron (2003) ISBN: 0-7972-0961-1
Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b3.
Birth of a daughter
#5
Janet Elizabeth Erlank
October 5, 1853 (Age 26 years)

Citation details: b4c1d5
Note: In lieu of Thomas Erland born also on 5 Oct 1853 I am choosing 5 Oct 1853 as the actual birth date and dismissing the 5 Aug 1853 possibility indicated in the source
Birth of a son
#6
Thomas Erland Erlank
October 5, 1853 (Age 26 years)

Citation details: b4c1d4
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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 son
#7
Johan Jacobus Erlank
September 7, 1855 (Age 28 years)

Citation details: b4c1d6
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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 son
#8
David Ritchie Erlank
September 23, 1857 (Age 30 years)

Citation details: b4c1d7
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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 daughter
#9
Susanna Sophia Erlank
November 5, 1859 (Age 32 years)

Citation details: b4c1d8
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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
Epidemic from 1857 to 1859 (Age 29 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Citation details: http://goo.gl/XVwD6F
Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza
Marriage of a siblingJ. F. TiervogelAnna Elizabeth “Anne” RitchieView this family
before 1860 (Age 32 years)

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Citation details: Death notice: Anna Elizabeth RITCHIE (1860), KAB MOOC 6/9/89 #6635, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-D9TY-H?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZ2%3A1598082373 : 12 June 2018), 007844940 > image 574 of 2251; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 11 Oct 2020
Death of a sisterAnna Elizabeth “Anne” Ritchie
January 5, 1860 (Age 32 years) Age: 26 years 4 months 14 days
Publication: Vol. 9, Ra-Ron (2003) ISBN: 0-7972-0961-1
Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b5.
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Citation details: Death notice: Anna Elizabeth RITCHIE (1860), KAB MOOC 6/9/89 #6635, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-D9TY-H?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZ2%3A1598082373 : 12 June 2018), 007844940 > image 574 of 2251; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 11 Oct 2020
Birth of a daughter
#10
Hester Christina Johanna Adriana Erlank
October 14, 1860 (Age 33 years)

Citation details: b4c1d9
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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 daughter
#11
Hester Christina Johanna Adriana Erlank
August 11, 1862 (Age 35 years)
Citation details: http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=1752111 : accessed 5 June 2016
Date of entry in original source: 1930
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: b4c1d10 (ongetroud)
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Citation details: Death notice: Hester Christina Johanna Adriana ERLANK (1930), MOOC 6/9/3694 #26047/1930, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91Q-Z66G?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-91W%3A1598062321 : 28 September 2018), 007735890 > image 691 of 1309; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Text:

CAL AUG 1861

Marriage of a half-siblingJohan Christiaan BerrangePetronella Elizabeth RitchieView this family
December 23, 1862 (Age 35 years)

Publication: Vol. 9, Ra-Ron (2003) ISBN: 0-7972-0961-1
Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b10.
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 37 years)
Source: Wikipedia
Note: Economic depression
Birth of a daughter
#12
Jacoba Ritchie Erlank
August 27, 1866 (Age 39 years)

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 of a daughterJacoba Ritchie Erlank
September 9, 1866 (Age 39 years)
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
Marriage of a half-siblingCharles RitchieSarah Rebecca BarkerView this family
January 2, 1867 (Age 39 years)
Publication: Vol. 9, Ra-Ron (2003) ISBN: 0-7972-0961-1
Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b11.
Marriage of a half-siblingThies BöckelPetronella Elizabeth RitchieView this family
October 10, 1867 (Age 40 years)

Publication: Vol. 9, Ra-Ron (2003) ISBN: 0-7972-0961-1
Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b10.
Economic Event 1867 (Age 39 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
Birth of a daughter
#13
Janet Elizabeth Erlank
October 28, 1868 (Age 41 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 daughter
#14
Else Lasya Erlank
August 6, 1871 (Age 44 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 daughter
#15
Johanna Adriana Erlank
August 6, 1871 (Age 44 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 childAbraham PretoriusMaria Elizabeth ErlankView this family
December 9, 1872 (Age 45 years)
Citation details: b4c1d2
Publication: Vol. 8, Pi-Q (2002) ISBN: 0-7972-0949-2
Citation details: Pretorius, p424, b5c3d5e4f5g2.
Death of a fatherThomas Ritchie
March 22, 1873 (Age 45 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 daughterAnna Maria Elizabeth Erlank
April 14, 1873 (Age 45 years)
Citation details: b4c1d3
Economic Event September 1873 (Age 46 years)
Source: Wikipedia
Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field
Birth of a daughter
#16
Anna Maria Elizabeth Erlank
August 28, 1874 (Age 47 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
Historical Event from 1852 to 1902 (Age 24 years)

Source: Wikipedia
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 26 years)

Source: Wikipedia
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 daughterAnna Maria Elizabeth Erlank
September 29, 1874 (Age 47 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
Death of a sonJohan Jacobus Erlank
August 5, 1877 (Age 50 years)
Citation details: b4c1d6
War from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (Age 53 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: First Boer War
Economic Event 1881 (Age 53 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 58 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 26, 1887 (Age 59 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
  1. Generation 1
    1. Susanna Sophia Ritchie, daughter of Thomas Ritchie and Anna Elizabeth Marais, was born on July 13, 1827 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape and died on May 26, 1887 in Sterkstroom, Queenstown, Eastern Cape at the age of 59. She married Andries Gustaf Erlank (third cousin once removed ascending), son of Andries Gustaf Erlank and Anna Maria Catharina Bisschoff, on January 11, 1847 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape. He was born on June 13, 1824 in Sterkstroom, Queenstown, Eastern Cape.

  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Maria Elizabeth Erlank, daughter of Andries Gustaf Erlank and Susanna Sophia Ritchie, was born on April 10, 1849 and died on February 11, 1924 in Queenstown, Eastern Cape at the age of 74. She married 2 times. The first time she married Abraham Pretorius (mother’s father’s sister-in-law’s uncle’s grandson), son of Johannes Lodewikus “Louw” Pretorius and Engela Helena Lombard, on December 9, 1872 in Burgersdorp, Eastern Cape. He was born on July 4, 1834 in Tarkastad, Eastern Cape and died on November 2, 1895 in Grootvlei, Steynsburg, Eastern Cape at the age of 61. The second time she married Johannes Jurgens Lombaard after 1895 in Steynsburg, Eastern Cape.

    2. 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)
    3. Janet Elizabeth Erlank, daughter of Andries Gustaf Erlank and Susanna Sophia Ritchie, was born on October 28, 1868 in Burgersdorp, Eastern Cape and died on March 28, 1904 in Carolina, Mpumalanga at the age of 35. She married Albert Grobbelaar du Toit (great-grandfather’s uncle’s great-great-nephew), son of Petrus Jacobus du Toit and Louisa Maria Grobbelaar, before 1891 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape. He was born on July 11, 1862 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape and died on March 27, 1938 in Pretoria, Gauteng at the age of 75.

      Children of Janet Elizabeth Erlank and Albert Grobbelaar du Toit:

      1. Sophia Janet Ritchie du Toit (1891)
      2. Andreas Petrus du Toit (1894)
      3. Albert Louis du Toit (1896)
      4. Haddon Hendrik du Toit (1898)
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    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)
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