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John Bodinnar1816

John Bodinnar
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Birth about 1816 40 25
Town founded August 27, 1818 (Age 2 years)

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Note: Cradock is founded
Historical Event 1820 (Age 4 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
Birth of a sisterPhillis Bodinnar
about 1821 (Age 5 years)
Baptism of a brotherJames Trewavas Bodinar
January 21, 1821 (Age 5 years)
Economic Event 1825 (Age 9 years)

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Note: Rix dollar Dutch: Rijsksdaalder is converted into the British sterling
Birth of a brotherRichard Bodinnar
about 1826 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a sisterElizabeth Bodinnar
about 1827 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a brotherWilliam Bodinnar
about 1829 (Age 13 years)
Historical Event 1835 (Age 19 years)

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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony
Census June 6, 1841 (Age 25 years)
1841 (Age 25 years)
Town founded 1844 (Age 28 years)

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Note: Settlement of Victoria West is established
Marriage of a siblingJames Trewavas BodinarElizabeth Harvey PentreathView this family
January 15, 1848 (Age 32 years)
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Note: Wife (Elizabeth Penthreath) is a widow at the time of the 1871 census.
Epidemic from 1857 to 1859 (Age 41 years)

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Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza
Death of a brotherJames Trewavas Bodinar
between October 1863 and December 1863 (Age 47 years)
Publication: Record transcription
Note: Wife is widow at time of 1871 census
War from April 1861 to May 1865 (Age 45 years)

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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 49 years)
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Note: Economic depression
Economic Event 1867 (Age 51 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 57 years)
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field
War from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (Age 64 years)

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Note: First Boer War
Economic Event 1881 (Age 65 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 70 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.
Epidemic February 1, 1901 (Age 85 years)

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Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town
War from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (Age 83 years)

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Note: Second Boer War
Historical Event from 1852 to 1902 (Age 36 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 38 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
Epidemic February 1904 (Age 88 years)

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Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg
Epidemic 1906 (Age 90 years)

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Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa
Historical Event May 31, 1910 (Age 94 years)

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Note: Union of South Africa established
Epidemic 1912 (Age 96 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 98 years)

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Note: World War I
Epidemic 1918 (Age 102 years)

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Note: Spanish flu: An estimated 500,000 people die from the Spanish flu epidemic in South Africa, the fifth hardest hit country in the world
Economic Event October 1929 (Age 113 years)

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Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century

  1. Generation 1
    1. John Bodinnar, fisherman (in 1841), son of John Bodinnar and Mary Trewavas, was born about 1816 in Cornwall, England.