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Johan Godfried GerickeAge: 96 years17411837

Name
Johan Godfried Gericke
Surname
Gericke
Birth about 1741
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Zachsen, Germany

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Citation details: Death notice: Johan Godfried GERICKE (1837), MOOC 6/9/10 #2120, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-M99V-W?mode=g&i=137&cat=331262 image 138/2253 : accessed 5 March 2017
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Zachsen Harken Rode

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MarriageAnna Barbara GerberView this family
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Citation details: Death notice: Johan Godfried GERICKE (1837), MOOC 6/9/10 #2120, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-M99V-W?mode=g&i=137&cat=331262 image 138/2253 : accessed 5 March 2017
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Citation details: Death notice: Anna Barbara GERBER (1843), MOOC 6/9/30 #6339, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-656P?mode=g&i=261&cat=331262 image 262/2225 : accessed 5 March 2017
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Occupation
wagon maker

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Citation details: Death notice: Johan Godfried GERICKE (1837), MOOC 6/9/10 #2120, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-M99V-W?mode=g&i=137&cat=331262 image 138/2253 : accessed 5 March 2017
Historical Event 1754 (Age 13 years)

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Note: A population count in the Cape shows that there were 5,510 Europeans and 6,279 slaves in the Cape Colony
Epidemic May 1, 1755 (Age 14 years)

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Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at Cape Colony. A total of 2,372 people die
Historical Event July 1776 (Age 35 years)

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Note: Americans declare independece
War December 20, 1780 (Age 39 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 39 years)

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Note: The Fish River is made the eastern boundary of the Cape Colony
War 1784 (Age 43 years)

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Note: French troops depart the Cape after the Treaty of Paris (3 Sep 1783) is signed
Historical Event 1795 (Age 54 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 56 years)

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Note: The Cape becomes a British Colony
Birth of a son
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Johan Christiaan Gericke
about 1798 (Age 57 years)
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War from 1789 to 1799 (Age 48 years)

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Note: French Revolution
War from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (Age 62 years)

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Note: Napoleonic Wars
Natural disaster 1809 (Age 68 years)

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Note: A severe drought occurs in eastern frontier region
Town founded 1812 (Age 71 years)

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Note: The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
Town founded August 27, 1818 (Age 77 years)

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Note: Cradock is founded
Marriage of a childJohan Christiaan GerickeLea Jacoba StanderView this family
April 4, 1819 (Age 78 years)
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Publication: Vol. 12, So-Sz (2005) ISBN: 0-7972-1032-6
Citation details: Stander, p114, b8c8.
Historical Event 1820 (Age 79 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
Economic Event 1825 (Age 84 years)

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Note: Rix dollar Dutch: Rijsksdaalder is converted into the British sterling
Birth of a grandson
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Adriaan Johan Marthinus Gericke
April 18, 1826 (Age 85 years)
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Citation details: Death notice: Adriaan Marthinus GERICKE (1914), MOOC 6/9/757 #1750, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ8-TQ7L?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SDL%3A1598092349 : 28 September 2018), 007845006 > image 855 of 1290; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 22 Apr 2020
Historical Event 1835 (Age 94 years)

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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony
Death March 21, 1837 Age: 96 years
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Citation details: Death notice: Johan Godfried GERICKE (1837), MOOC 6/9/10 #2120, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-M99V-W?mode=g&i=137&cat=331262 image 138/2253 : accessed 5 March 2017
  1. Generation 1
    1. Johan Godfried Gericke, wagon maker, son of Johan Godfried Gericke, was born about 1741 in Saxony, Germany and died on March 21, 1837 in Geelhoutboom, George, Western Cape. He married Anna Barbara Gerber, daughter of Franz Anton Gerber and Catharina van Dyk,. She was born calculated December 1773 in Cape Town, Western Cape and died on August 20, 1843 in George, Western Cape.

      Children of Johan Godfried Gericke and Anna Barbara Gerber:

      1. Johan Christiaan Gericke (17981887)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Johan Christiaan Gericke, son of Johan Godfried Gericke and Anna Barbara Gerber, was born about 1798 in George, Western Cape and died on September 26, 1887 in Mossel Bay, Western Cape. He married Lea Jacoba Stander, daughter of Adriaan Stander and Geertruyda Elizabeth Barnard, on April 4, 1819 in George, Western Cape. She was born about 1801.

      Children of Johan Christiaan Gericke and Lea Jacoba Stander:

      1. Adriaan Johan Marthinus Gericke (18261914)
  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. Adriaan Johan Marthinus Gericke, sheep farmer (before 1914), son of Johan Christiaan Gericke and Lea Jacoba Stander, was born on April 18, 1826 in Geelhoutboom, George, Western Cape and died on June 15, 1914 in Wolwedans, Mossel Bay, Western Cape at the age of 88. He married 2 times. The first time he married Dorothea Hester Catharina Lange, daughter of Johan Frederik Lange and Anna Helena van Rensburg, on May 19, 1851 in Mossel Bay, Western Cape. She was born on February 21, 1827 and died on August 9, 1876 in Mossel Bay, Western Cape at the age of 49. The second time he married Susanna Johanna Magdalena Fouche on March 26, 1878 in Mossel Bay, Western Cape. She was born calculated 1855.

      Children of Adriaan Johan Marthinus Gericke and Dorothea Hester Catharina Lange:

      1. Anna Magdalena Egberta Gericke (1852)
      2. Lea Jacoba Gericke (1854)
      3. Dorothy Catharina Paulina Gericke (1859)