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Hester Christina Smit1772

Name
Hester Christina Smit
Given names
Hester Christina
Surname
Smit
Married name
Hester Christina Bishof
Citation details: b1
Baptism August 30, 1772

Publication: Vol. 11, Scho-Sny (2004) ISBN: 0-7972-1031-8
Citation details: Smit, p442, a4b6c10d2.
Death of a paternal grandfatherAlewijn Smit de oude
about 1774 (Age 16 months)
Publication: Vol. 11, Scho-Sny (2004) ISBN: 0-7972-1031-8
Citation details: Smit, p436, a4b6.
Historical Event July 1776 (Age 3 years)

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Note: Americans declare independece
Death of a paternal grandmotherHester Bekker
January 11, 1778 (Age 5 years)

Publication: Vol. 11, Scho-Sny (2004) ISBN: 0-7972-1031-8
Citation details: Smit, p436, a4b6.
Baptism of a brotherAlwyn Jacobus Smit
February 13, 1780 (Age 7 years)

Publication: Vol. 11, Scho-Sny (2004) ISBN: 0-7972-1031-8
Citation details: Smit, p442, a4b6c10d5.
War December 20, 1780 (Age 8 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 7 years)

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Note: The Fish River is made the eastern boundary of the Cape Colony
War 1784 (Age 11 years)

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Note: French troops depart the Cape after the Treaty of Paris (3 Sep 1783) is signed
MarriageJohann Heinrich BisschoffView this family
August 26, 1792 (Age 19 years)
Citation details: b4
Publication: Vol. 11, Scho-Sny (2004) ISBN: 0-7972-1031-8
Citation details: Smit, p442, a4b6c10d2.
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Citation details: Death notice: Anna Maria Catharina Jacoba BISSCHOF (1836), MOOC 6/9/9 #1700, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQJ-6QFL?i=1871&cat=331262 image 1871-2/2202 : accessed 4 March 2017
Death of a motherAnna Maria Bothma
September 14, 1794 (Age 22 years)

Publication: Vol. 11, Scho-Sny (2004) ISBN: 0-7972-1031-8
Citation details: Smit, p440, a4b6c10.
War from 1789 to 1799 (Age 16 years)

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Note: French Revolution
Historical Event 1795 (Age 22 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 daughter
#1
Anna Maria Catharina Bisschoff
calculated March 24, 1807 (Age 34 years)
Citation details: b4
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Citation details: Death notice: Anna Maria Catharina Jacoba BISSCHOF (1836), MOOC 6/9/9 #1700, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQJ-6QFL?i=1871&cat=331262 image 1871-2/2202 : accessed 4 March 2017
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Note: Based on age at death.
War from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (Age 30 years)

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Note: Napoleonic Wars
Natural disaster 1809 (Age 36 years)

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Note: A severe drought occurs in eastern frontier region
Town founded 1812 (Age 39 years)

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Note: The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
Death of a fatherAndries Adriaan Smit
September 23, 1814 (Age 42 years)
Publication: Vol. 11, Scho-Sny (2004) ISBN: 0-7972-1031-8
Citation details: Smit, p440, a4b6c10.
Town founded August 27, 1818 (Age 45 years)

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Note: Cradock is founded
Historical Event 1820 (Age 47 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 childAndries Gustaf ErlankAnna Maria Catharina BisschoffView this family
April 6, 1823 (Age 50 years)
Citation details: b4
Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Death notice: Anna Maria Catharina Jacoba BISSCHOF (1836), MOOC 6/9/9 #1700, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQJ-6QFL?i=1871&cat=331262 image 1871-2/2202 : accessed 4 March 2017
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: Marriage: Andries Gustaf ERLANK and Anna Maria Cathia Jac BISHOF (1823), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSV8-QDG7?i=103&cat=959223 : accessed 11 Apr 2020
Birth of a grandson
#1
Andries Gustaf Erlank
June 13, 1824 (Age 51 years)
Citation details: b4c1
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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
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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
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Baptism of a grandsonAndries Gustaf Erlank
July 5, 1824 (Age 51 years)
Citation details: b4c1
MarriageCoenraad Christiaan WunderView this family
July 25, 1825 (Age 52 years)
Publication: Vol. 11, Scho-Sny (2004) ISBN: 0-7972-1031-8
Citation details: Smit, p442, a4b6c10d2.
Economic Event 1825 (Age 52 years)

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Note: Rix dollar Dutch: Rijsksdaalder is converted into the British sterling
Birth of a granddaughter
#2
Hester Christina Johanna Adriana Erlank
February 14, 1826 (Age 53 years)
Citation details: b4c2
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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
Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Death notice: Hester Christina Johanna Adriana ERLANK (1893), MOOC 6/9/317 #1171/1893, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ8-W94N-C?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S86%3A1598082396 : 12 September 2017), 007844963 > image 1589 of 2039; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Birth of a granddaughter
#3
Catharina Maria Erlank
November 18, 1827 (Age 55 years)

Citation details: b4c3
Death of a granddaughterCatharina Maria Erlank
May 10, 1829 (Age 56 years)
Citation details: b4c3
Birth of a grandson
#4
Johan Hendrik Erlank
October 3, 1830 (Age 58 years)

Citation details: b4c4
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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
Birth of a grandson
#5
Gustav Zacharias Erlank
January 30, 1833 (Age 60 years)

Citation details: b4c5
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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
Birth of a granddaughter
#6
Anna Maria Catharina Jacoba Erlank
February 15, 1835 (Age 62 years)

Citation details: b4c6
Historical Event 1835 (Age 62 years)

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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony
Birth of a granddaughter
#7
Erlank
July 26, 1836 (Age 63 years)

Citation details: b4c7
Death of a granddaughterErlank
July 27, 1836 (Age 63 years)

Citation details: b4c7
Death of a daughterAnna Maria Catharina Bisschoff
August 4, 1836 (Age 63 years) Age: 29 years 4 months 11 days
Citation details: b4
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Citation details: Death notice: Anna Maria Catharina Jacoba BISSCHOF (1836), MOOC 6/9/9 #1700, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQJ-6QFL?i=1871&cat=331262 image 1871-2/2202 : accessed 4 March 2017
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a granddaughterAnna Maria Catharina Jacoba Erlank
August 22, 1836 (Age 63 years)
Citation details: b4c6
Town founded 1844 (Age 71 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Settlement of Victoria West is established
Death of a brotherAlwyn Jacobus Smit
August 19, 1846 (Age 73 years)
Publication: Vol. 11, Scho-Sny (2004) ISBN: 0-7972-1031-8
Citation details: Smit, p442, a4b6c10d5.
Marriage of a grandchildAndries Gustaf ErlankSusanna Sophia RitchieView this family
January 11, 1847 (Age 74 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
Marriage of a grandchildGustav Zacharias ErlankAnna Susanna PienaarView this family
December 27, 1852 (Age 80 years)
Citation details: b4c5.
Citation details: Marriage: Gustaf Zacharias ERLANK and Anna Susanna PIENAAR (1852), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKD-S9V7-K?i=412&cat=244034 : accessed 23 Apr 2020
Epidemic from 1857 to 1859 (Age 84 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 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 79 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 81 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 1865 (Age 92 years)
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Note: Economic depression
Economic Event 1867 (Age 94 years)
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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 101 years)
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field
War from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (Age 108 years)

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Note: First Boer War
Economic Event 1881 (Age 108 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 113 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.
Deathyes

  1. Generation 1
    1. Hester Christina Smit, daughter of Andries Adriaan Smit and Anna Maria Bothma, was baptized on August 30, 1772. She married 2 times. The first time she married Johann Heinrich Bisschoff on August 26, 1792 in Cape Town, Western Cape. The second time she married Coenraad Christiaan Wunder on July 25, 1825 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape.

      Children of Hester Christina Smit and Johann Heinrich Bisschoff:

      1. Anna Maria Catharina Bisschoff (18071836)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Anna Maria Catharina Bisschoff, daughter of Johann Heinrich Bisschoff and Hester Christina Smit, was born calculated March 24, 1807 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape and died on August 4, 1836 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape. She married Andries Gustaf Erlank (second cousin’s son-in-law’s brother), son of Gustav Erlank and Catharina Maria Wilke, on April 6, 1823 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape. He was born about March 1801 in Dist. Wellington, Western Cape and died on February 12, 1879 in Murraysburg, Western Cape.

      Children of Anna Maria Catharina Bisschoff and Andries Gustaf Erlank:

      1. Andries Gustaf Erlank (1824)
      2. Hester Christina Johanna Adriana Erlank (18261893)
      3. Catharina Maria Erlank (18271829)
      4. Johan Hendrik Erlank (18301911)
      5. Gustav Zacharias Erlank (18331909)
      6. Anna Maria Catharina Jacoba Erlank (18351836)
      7. Erlank (18361836)
  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. Andries Gustaf Erlank, son of Andries Gustaf Erlank and Anna Maria Catharina Bisschoff, was born on June 13, 1824 in Sterkstroom, Queenstown, Eastern Cape. He married Susanna Sophia Ritchie (third cousin once removed descending), daughter of Thomas Ritchie and Anna Elizabeth Marais, on January 11, 1847 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape. She 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.

    2. Hester Christina Johanna Adriana Erlank, daughter of Andries Gustaf Erlank and Anna Maria Catharina Bisschoff, was born on February 14, 1826 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape and died on June 1, 1893 in Hanover, Northern Cape at the age of 67. She married 2 times. The first time she married Andries Stephanus Gous. The second time she married Cornelis Maartins Oosthuissen.

    3. Gustav Zacharias Erlank, shopkeeper (before March 15, 1909), son of Andries Gustaf Erlank and Anna Maria Catharina Bisschoff, was born on January 30, 1833 and died on March 15, 1909 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape at the age of 76. He married Anna Susanna Pienaar (sister-in-law’s step-mother’s second cousin), daughter of Willem Johannes Pienaar and Francina Philippina Retief, on December 27, 1852 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape. She was born on January 18, 1834 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape and died on September 21, 1894 in Nieu-Bethesda, Eastern Cape at the age of 60.

      Children of Gustav Zacharias Erlank and Anna Susanna Pienaar:

      1. Gustaaf Zacharias Erlank (18571926)