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Michiel Casparus Eksteen

Name
Michiel Casparus Eksteen
Given names
Michiel Casparus
Surname
Eksteen
MarriageMaria Susanna Magdalena CoetzerView this family
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Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p388, b2c2.
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
Baptism of a daughterMaria Susanna Margaretha Eksteen
April 11, 1819

Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p388, b2c2.
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
Economic Event 1825

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Note: Rix dollar Dutch: Rijsksdaalder is converted into the British sterling
Historical Event 1835

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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony
Marriage of a childFrancois Johannes Reimert FurstenburgMaria Susanna Margaretha EksteenView this family
May 27, 1839
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p388, b2c2.
Birth of a granddaughter
#1
Maria Susanna Margaretha Furstenburg
February 27, 1840
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p388, b2c2d1.
Birth of a grandson
#2
Johan Pieter Hendrik Furstenburg
May 1841

Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p388, b2c2d2.
Birth of a grandson
#3
Michiel Casparus Furstenburg
June 1, 1844

Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p388, b2c2d3.
Town founded 1844

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Note: Settlement of Victoria West is established
Birth of a granddaughter
#4
Anna Margaretha Furstenburg
August 31, 1846

Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p388, b2c2d4.
Birth of a grandson
#5
Francois Johannes Reimert Furstenburg
December 23, 1848

Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p388, b2c2d5.
Baptism of a grandsonFrancois Johannes Reimert Furstenburg
August 22, 1849
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Citation details: Furstenburg, p388, b2c2d5.
Birth of a grandson
#6
Hendrik Oostewald Furstenburg
August 19, 1851
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p389, b2c2d6.
Birth of a grandson
#7
Roelof Abraham Furstenburg
August 30, 1853

Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p389, b2c2d7.
Baptism of a grandsonRoelof Abraham Furstenburg
November 20, 1853
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Citation details: Furstenburg, p389, b2c2d7.
Birth of a granddaughter
#8
Martha Hendrina Magdalena Furstenburg
December 18, 1855

Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p389, b2c2d8.
Birth of a grandson
#9
Frederik Constant Furstenburg
April 6, 1858
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p389, b2c2d9.
Birth of a grandson
#10
Jeremias Petrus Furstenburg
about 1860

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Citation details: Furstenburg, p390, b2c2d10.
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
Baptism of a granddaughterMartha Hendrina Magdalena Furstenburg
November 16, 1856
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p389, b2c2d8.
Epidemic from 1857 to 1859

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Citation details: http://goo.gl/XVwD6F
Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza
Baptism of a grandsonFrederik Constant Furstenburg
August 15, 1858
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p389, b2c2d9.
Economic Event 1865
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Note: Economic depression
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.
Death of a granddaughterMaria Susanna Margaretha Furstenburg
September 11, 1888
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p388, b2c2d1.
  1. Generation 1
    1. Children of Michiel Casparus Eksteen and Maria Susanna Magdalena Coetzer:

      1. Maria Susanna Margaretha Eksteen (1819)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Maria Susanna Margaretha Eksteen, daughter of Michiel Casparus Eksteen and Maria Susanna Magdalena Coetzer, was baptized on April 11, 1819. She married Francois Johannes Reimert Furstenburg, son of Johan Pieter Fürstenburg and Anna Margaretha Roos, on May 27, 1839 in Swellendam, Western Cape. He was born on November 14, 1817 and died on December 17, 1872 in Dist. Bloemfontein, Free State at the age of 55.

      Children of Maria Susanna Margaretha Eksteen and Francois Johannes Reimert Furstenburg:

      1. Maria Susanna Margaretha Furstenburg (18401888)
      2. Johan Pieter Hendrik Furstenburg (18411907)
      3. Michiel Casparus Furstenburg (18441932)
      4. Anna Margaretha Furstenburg (1846)
      5. Francois Johannes Reimert Furstenburg (18481924)
      6. Hendrik Oostewald Furstenburg (1851)
      7. Roelof Abraham Furstenburg (1853)
      8. Martha Hendrina Magdalena Furstenburg (1855)
      9. Frederik Constant Furstenburg (18581916)
      10. Jeremias Petrus Furstenburg (18601944)
  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. Frederik Constant Furstenburg, son of Francois Johannes Reimert Furstenburg and Maria Susanna Margaretha Eksteen, was born on April 6, 1858 in Free State and died on October 26, 1916 in Randgate, Randfontein, Gauteng at the age of 58. He married Johanna Susanna Brits (great ×4 aunt’s husband’s great-niece’s son-in-law’s niece), daughter of Gert Roelof Brits and Maria Jacoba Meybürgh.

      Children of Frederik Constant Furstenburg and Johanna Susanna Brits:

      1. Private
      2. Francois Johannes Furstenburg (18811950)
      3. Gert Roelof Furstenburg (18831943)
      4. Frederik Constandt Furstenburg (18851952)
      5. Johanna Susanna Furstenburg (1887)
      6. Philippus Arnoldus Furstenburg (18881938)
      7. Private
      8. Marthinus Jacobus Furstenburg (18921954)
      9. Maria Jacoba Furstenburg (1895)
      10. Michiel Casparus Furstenburg (1897)
      11. Dina Carolina Furstenburg (18991967)