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Johannes Joachim Wilke

Johannes Joachim Wilke
Given names
Johannes Joachim
MarriageSusanna Sophia BurgerView this family

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Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
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War December 20, 1780

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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

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Note: The Fish River is made the eastern boundary of the Cape Colony
War 1784

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Note: French troops depart the Cape after the Treaty of Paris (3 Sep 1783) is signed
War from 1789 to 1799

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Note: French Revolution
Historical Event 1795

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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

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Note: The Cape becomes a British Colony
War from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815

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Note: Napoleonic Wars
Natural disaster 1809

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Note: A severe drought occurs in eastern frontier region
Town founded 1812

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Note: The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
Town founded August 27, 1818

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Note: Cradock is founded
Marriage of a childJonas Michiel Johannes ErlankSusanna Sophia WilkeView this family
June 4, 1820
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Historical Event 1820

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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 grandson
Johannes Gustaaf Joachim Erlank
May 30, 1821

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Baptism of a grandsonJohannes Gustaaf Joachim Erlank
July 29, 1821
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Birth of a grandson
Jonas Michiel Erlank
February 27, 1825

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Economic Event 1825

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Note: Rix dollar Dutch: Rijsksdaalder is converted into the British sterling
Baptism of a grandsonJonas Michiel Erlank
March 20, 1825
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Birth of a granddaughter
Susanna Sophia Erlank
May 25, 1827

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Baptism of a granddaughterSusanna Sophia Erlank
June 24, 1827
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Birth of a grandson
Samuel Carel Erlank
between July 2, 1832 and August 2, 1832

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Baptism of a grandsonSamuel Carel Erlank
August 19, 1832
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Historical Event 1835

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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony
Town founded 1844

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Note: Settlement of Victoria West is established
Epidemic from 1857 to 1859

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Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza
War from April 1861 to May 1865

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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

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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

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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
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Note: Economic depression
Death of a daughterSusanna Sophia Wilke
April 24, 1867
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Economic Event 1867
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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
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field
War from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881

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Note: First Boer War
Economic Event 1881
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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
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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.
  1. Generation 1
    1. Johannes Joachim Wilke. He married Susanna Sophia Burger, daughter of Barend Johannes Burger and Anna du Toit,. She was baptized on April 5, 1777.

      Children of Johannes Joachim Wilke and Susanna Sophia Burger:

      1. Susanna Sophia Wilke (1867)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Susanna Sophia Wilke, daughter of Johannes Joachim Wilke and Susanna Sophia Burger. She died on April 24, 1867 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape. She married Jonas Michiel Johannes Erlank (mother’s second cousin’s brother-in-law), son of Gustav Erlank and Catharina Maria Wilke, on June 4, 1820 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape. He was born on November 13, 1798 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape and died on July 28, 1878 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape at the age of 79.

      Children of Susanna Sophia Wilke and Jonas Michiel Johannes Erlank:

      1. Johannes Gustaaf Joachim Erlank (18211897)
      2. Jonas Michiel Erlank (18251916)
      3. Susanna Sophia Erlank (1827)
      4. Samuel Carel Erlank (1832)
  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. Jonas Michiel Erlank, son of Jonas Michiel Johannes Erlank and Susanna Sophia Wilke, was born on February 27, 1825 and died on July 28, 1916 in Kimberley, Northern Cape at the age of 91. He married Elizabeth Susanna “Johanna” van den Berg (first cousin’s wife’s step-mother’s first cousin), daughter of Izak Jacobus van den Berg and Elisabeth Susanna Joubert,. She was born on December 19, 1836 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape.

      Children of Jonas Michiel Erlank and Elizabeth Susanna “Johanna” van den Berg:

      1. Elizabeth Susanna Erlank (1856)
      2. Jonas Michiel Erlank (18581906)
      3. Izak Jacobus Erlank (18611932)
      4. Johannes Gustaaf Erlank (1869)
      5. Susanna Sophia Elizabeth Erlank (1881)