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Jacob Erasmus1745

Name
Jacob Erasmus
Given names
Jacob
Surname
Erasmus
Baptism November 7, 1745

Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Erasmus, p220, b3c9.
MarriageEster BockelenbergView this family
yes

Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Erasmus, p220, b3c9.
Death of a maternal grandfatherJacques Pienaar
about 1750 (Age 4 years)

Publication: Vol. 8, Pi-Q (2002) ISBN: 0-7972-0949-2
Citation details: Pienaar, p14, b2.
Historical Event 1754 (Age 8 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 9 years)

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Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at Cape Colony. A total of 2,372 people die
Marriage of a siblingLourens ErasmusMachteld van der MerweView this family
April 13, 1760 (Age 14 years)
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Erasmus, p217, b3c5.
Publication: Vol 5, L-M (1999) ISBN: 0-7972-0732-5
Citation details: van der Merwe, p582, b2c14d3.
Marriage of a siblingLourens ErasmusMargaretha Louisa de BruynView this family
November 4, 1762 (Age 16 years)
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Erasmus, p217, b3c5.
Birth of a son
#1
Lourens Jacobus Erasmus
March 8, 1774 (Age 28 years)

Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Erasmus, p220, b3c9d1.
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Citation details: Death notice: Lourens Jacobus ERASMUS (1851), MOOC 6/9/56 #1095/851, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-DB5S-ZQQ?cc=2517051&wc=WVWM-9J3%3A1598032348 : 12 September 2017), 004433417 > image 828 of 2173; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 4 Oct 2018
Text:

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Baptism of a sonLourens Jacobus Erasmus
March 27, 1774 (Age 28 years)
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Erasmus, p220, b3c9d1.
Death of a maternal grandmotherLouisa Cordier
November 22, 1774 (Age 29 years)
Publication: Vol. 8, Pi-Q (2002) ISBN: 0-7972-0949-2
Citation details: Pienaar, p14, b2.
Historical Event July 1776 (Age 30 years)

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Note: Americans declare independece
Baptism of a sonDaniël Johannes Erasmus
September 15, 1776 (Age 30 years)

Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Erasmus, p220, b3c9d2.
War December 20, 1780 (Age 35 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 34 years)

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Note: The Fish River is made the eastern boundary of the Cape Colony
War 1784 (Age 38 years)

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Note: French troops depart the Cape after the Treaty of Paris (3 Sep 1783) is signed
Death of a brotherLourens Erasmus
December 12, 1794 (Age 49 years)
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Erasmus, p217, b3c5.
Historical Event 1795 (Age 49 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
Marriage of a childLourens Jacobus ErasmusLouisa Catharina GrobbelaarView this family
January 3, 1796 (Age 50 years)

Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Erasmus, p220, b3c9d1.
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Grobbelaar, p570, b9c12.
Text:

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Note: Marriage either 3 Jan or 3 Feb 1796
Marriage of a childDaniël Johannes ErasmusCatharina Geertruyda PretoriusView this family
October 23, 1796 (Age 50 years)
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Citation details: Erasmus, p220, b3c9d2.
Publication: Vol. 8, Pi-Q (2002) ISBN: 0-7972-0949-2
Citation details: Pretorius, p441, b5c3d8e1.
War from 1789 to 1799 (Age 43 years)

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Note: French Revolution
Historical Event March 5, 1797 (Age 51 years)

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Note: The Cape becomes a British Colony
Baptism of a grandsonHendrik Stephanus Erasmus
September 16, 1798 (Age 52 years)

Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Erasmus, p220, b3c9d2e1.
Publication: Vol. 11, Scho-Sny (2004) ISBN: 0-7972-1031-8
Citation details: Smit, p418, a4b3c5d5e3f1.
Birth of a grandson
#1
Willem Petrus Erasmus
October 23, 1812 (Age 66 years)

Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Erasmus, p220, b3c9d1e9.
War from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (Age 57 years)

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Note: Napoleonic Wars
Natural disaster 1809 (Age 63 years)

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Note: A severe drought occurs in eastern frontier region
Town founded 1812 (Age 66 years)

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Note: The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
Baptism of a grandsonWillem Petrus Erasmus
December 27, 1812 (Age 67 years)
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Erasmus, p220, b3c9d1e9.
Marriage of a grandchildHendrik Stephanus ErasmusAnna Susanna SmitView this family
September 3, 1820 (Age 74 years)
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Erasmus, p220, b3c9d2e1.
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Lourens Francois ERASMUS (1905), VAB MHG #E841/1905, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939J-DN34-FF?i=103&cat=195564 : accessed 4 Oct 2018
Publication: Vol. 11, Scho-Sny (2004) ISBN: 0-7972-1031-8
Citation details: Smit, p418, a4b3c5d5e3f1.
Marriage of a childLourens Jacobus ErasmusView this family
between 1816 and 1835 (Age 70 years)

Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Erasmus, p220, b3c9d1.
Town founded August 27, 1818 (Age 72 years)

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Note: Cradock is founded
Historical Event 1820 (Age 74 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 79 years)

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Note: Rix dollar Dutch: Rijsksdaalder is converted into the British sterling
Marriage of a grandchildWillem Petrus ErasmusGesina Cornelia Dorothea ElsView this family
September 12, 1832 (Age 86 years)
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Erasmus, p220, b3c9d1e9.
Historical Event 1835 (Age 89 years)

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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony
Marriage of a childLourens Jacobus ErasmusAnna Margaretha Carolina de VilliersView this family
May 14, 1836 (Age 90 years)
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Erasmus, p220, b3c9d1.
Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Death notice: Lourens Jacobus ERASMUS (1851), MOOC 6/9/56 #1095/851, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-DB5S-ZQQ?cc=2517051&wc=WVWM-9J3%3A1598032348 : 12 September 2017), 004433417 > image 828 of 2173; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 4 Oct 2018
Town founded 1844 (Age 98 years)

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Note: Settlement of Victoria West is established
Death of a sonLourens Jacobus Erasmus
October 2, 1851 (Age 105 years) Age: 77 years 6 months 24 days
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Erasmus, p220, b3c9d1.
Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Death notice: Lourens Jacobus ERASMUS (1851), MOOC 6/9/56 #1095/851, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-DB5S-ZQQ?cc=2517051&wc=WVWM-9J3%3A1598032348 : 12 September 2017), 004433417 > image 828 of 2173; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 4 Oct 2018
Epidemic from 1857 to 1859 (Age 111 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 115 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
Historical Event from 1852 to 1902 (Age 106 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 108 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
  1. Generation 1
    1. Jacob Erasmus, son of Lourens Erasmus and Martha Pienaar, was baptized on November 7, 1745. He married Ester Bockelenberg.

      Children of Jacob Erasmus and Ester Bockelenberg:

      1. Lourens Jacobus Erasmus (17741851)
      2. Daniël Johannes Erasmus (1776)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Lourens Jacobus Erasmus, son of Jacob Erasmus and Ester Bockelenberg, was born on March 8, 1774 and died on October 2, 1851 in Somerset East, Eastern Cape at the age of 77. He married 2 times. The first time he married Louisa Catharina Grobbelaar (sister-in-law’s mother’s half-sister), daughter of Coert Grobbelaar and Louisa Pienaar, on January 3, 1796. She was born on February 4, 1781 in Tulbagh, Western Cape. The second time he married Anna Margaretha Carolina de Villiers on May 14, 1836 in Somerset East, Eastern Cape.

      Children of Lourens Jacobus Erasmus and Louisa Catharina Grobbelaar:

      1. Willem Petrus Erasmus (18121873)

      Children of Lourens Jacobus Erasmus:

      1. Sarah Catharina Erasmus
      2. Magdalalisia Carolina Erasmus
    2. Daniël Johannes Erasmus, son of Jacob Erasmus and Ester Bockelenberg, was baptized on September 15, 1776. He married Catharina Geertruyda Pretorius (sister-in-law’s father’s granddaughter), daughter of Hendrik Stephanus Pretorius and Geertruyda Grobbelaar, on October 23, 1796 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape. She was born on May 24, 1782 and died on June 24, 1857 in Wildebeesfontein, Dist. Smithfield, Free State at the age of 75.

      Children of Daniël Johannes Erasmus and Catharina Geertruyda Pretorius:

      1. Hendrik Stephanus Erasmus (1798)
  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. Willem Petrus Erasmus, son of Lourens Jacobus Erasmus and Louisa Catharina Grobbelaar, was born on October 23, 1812 and died in 1873 at the age of 60. He married Gesina Cornelia Dorothea Els on September 12, 1832 in Somerset East, Eastern Cape. She was born on October 24, 1812.

    2. Hendrik Stephanus Erasmus, son of Daniël Johannes Erasmus and Catharina Geertruyda Pretorius, was baptized on September 16, 1798. He married Anna Susanna Smit (second cousin once removed descending), daughter of Jacobus Francois Smit and Johanna Jacoba Coetzer, on September 3, 1820 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape. She was born on February 14, 1804 in Cradock, Eastern Cape and died on October 5, 1869 in Driefontein, Dist. Cradock, Eastern Cape at the age of 65.

      Children of Hendrik Stephanus Erasmus and Anna Susanna Smit:

      1. Lourens Francois Erasmus (18371905)