Susanna Sophia Erlank1827–
- Susanna Sophia Erlank
- Given names
- Susanna Sophia
- Married name
- Susanna Sophia Coetzer
|Birth|| May 25, 1827 28|
Citation details: b3c3.
|Baptism|| June 24, 1827 (Age 30 days)|
Citation details: b3c3.
|Birth of a brother||Samuel Carel Erlank|
between July 2, 1832 and August 2, 1832 (Age 5 years)
Citation details: b3c4.
|Baptism of a brother||Samuel Carel Erlank|
August 19, 1832 (Age 5 years)
Citation details: b3c4.
|Historical Event|| 1835 (Age 7 years)|
Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony
|Town founded|| 1844 (Age 16 years)|
Note: Settlement of Victoria West is established
|Epidemic|| from 1857 to 1859 (Age 29 years)|
Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza
|War|| from April 1861 to May 1865 (Age 33 years)|
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 37 years)|
Note: Economic depression
|Death of a mother||Susanna Sophia Wilke|
April 24, 1867 (Age 39 years)
Citation details: b3.
|Economic Event|| 1867 (Age 39 years)|
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 46 years)|
Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field
|Death of a father||Jonas Michiel Johannes Erlank|
July 28, 1878 (Age 51 years) Age: 79 years 8 months 15 days
Citation details: b3
Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Death notice: Jonas Michael Johannes ERLANK (1878), MOOC 6/9/164 #5624/1878, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-W38W-D?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZR%3A1598082383 : 28 September 2018), 007844949 > image 628 of 2103; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
|War|| from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (Age 53 years)|
Note: First Boer War
|Historical Event|| from 1852 to 1902 (Age 24 years)|
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 26 years)|
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|| 1881 (Age 53 years)|
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 58 years)|
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.
|Death of a brother||Johannes Gustaaf Joachim Erlank|
April 1, 1897 (Age 69 years)
Citation details: b3c1.
|Epidemic|| February 1, 1901 (Age 73 years)|
Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town
|War|| from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (Age 72 years)|
Note: Second Boer War
|Epidemic|| February 1904 (Age 76 years)|
Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg
|Epidemic|| 1906 (Age 78 years)|
Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa
|Historical Event|| May 31, 1910 (Age 83 years)|
Note: Union of South Africa established
|Epidemic|| 1912 (Age 84 years)|
Note: Smallpox outbreaks: The outbreak of smallpox is reported in the Malay Location, Johannesburg and cases of smallpox are discovered in Durban
|Death of a brother||Jonas Michiel Erlank|
July 28, 1916 (Age 89 years)
Citation details: b3c2.
|War|| from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (Age 87 years)|
Note: World War I
|Epidemic|| 1918 (Age 90 years)|
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 102 years)|
Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century
|War|| from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (Age 112 years)|
Note: World War II
- Generation 1
Susanna Sophia Erlank, daughter of Jonas Michiel Johannes Erlankand Susanna Sophia Wilke, was born on May 25, 1827.