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Johannes Gustaaf Erlank1869

Johannes Gustaaf Erlank
Given names
Johannes Gustaaf
Birth December 28, 1869 44 33

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Baptism February 6, 1870 (Age 40 days)
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Economic Event September 1873 (Age 3 years)
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field
Death of a paternal grandfatherJonas Michiel Johannes Erlank
July 28, 1878 (Age 8 years) Age: 79 years 8 months 15 days
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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 10 years)

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Note: First Boer War
Birth of a sisterSusanna Sophia Elizabeth Erlank
December 1, 1881 (Age 11 years)

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Economic Event 1881 (Age 11 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
Baptism of a sisterSusanna Sophia Elizabeth Erlank
January 12, 1882 (Age 12 years)
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Economic Event 1886 (Age 16 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 31 years)

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Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town
War from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (Age 29 years)

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Note: Second Boer 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
Epidemic February 1904 (Age 34 years)

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Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg
Death of a brotherJonas Michiel Erlank
June 20, 1906 (Age 36 years)
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Epidemic 1906 (Age 36 years)

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Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa
Historical Event May 31, 1910 (Age 40 years)

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Note: Union of South Africa established
Epidemic 1912 (Age 42 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
Death of a fatherJonas Michiel Erlank
July 28, 1916 (Age 46 years)
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War from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (Age 44 years)

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Note: World War I
Epidemic 1918 (Age 48 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 59 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
Death of a brotherIzak Jacobus Erlank
February 28, 1932 (Age 62 years)
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War from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (Age 69 years)

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Note: World War II
Historical Event February 14, 1961 (Age 91 years)
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Note: Decimalisation of currency replaces the South African pound with the South African rand
Historical Event May 31, 1961 (Age 91 years)

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Note: South Africa becomes a republic
  1. Generation 1
    1. Johannes Gustaaf Erlank, son of Jonas Michiel Erlank and Elizabeth Susanna “Johanna” van den Berg, was born on December 28, 1869.