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Roelof Abraham Furstenburg1853

Name
Roelof Abraham Furstenburg
Given names
Roelof Abraham
Surname
Furstenburg
Birth August 30, 1853 35 34

Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p389, b2c2d7.
Baptism November 20, 1853 (Age 2 months)
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p389, b2c2d7.
Birth of a sisterMartha Hendrina Magdalena Furstenburg
December 18, 1855 (Age 2 years)

Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p389, b2c2d8.
Birth of a brotherFrederik Constant Furstenburg
April 6, 1858 (Age 4 years)
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p389, b2c2d9.
Epidemic from 1857 to 1859 (Age 3 years)

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Citation details: http://goo.gl/XVwD6F
Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza
Birth of a brotherJeremias Petrus Furstenburg
about 1860 (Age 6 years)

Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p390, b2c2d10.
War from April 1861 to May 1865 (Age 7 years)

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Citation details: http://goo.gl/ETtxkC
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
Death of a fatherFrancois Johannes Reimert Furstenburg
December 17, 1872 (Age 19 years)
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p388, b2c2.
War from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (Age 27 years)

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Note: First Boer War
Death of a sisterMaria Susanna Margaretha Furstenburg
September 11, 1888 (Age 35 years)
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p388, b2c2d1.
Epidemic February 1, 1901 (Age 47 years)

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Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town
War from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (Age 46 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 (Age 4 months)

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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 sisterMartha Hendrina Magdalena Furstenburg
November 16, 1856 (Age 3 years)
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p389, b2c2d8.
Baptism of a brotherFrederik Constant Furstenburg
August 15, 1858 (Age 4 years)
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p389, b2c2d9.
Economic Event 1865 (Age 11 years)
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Note: Economic depression
Economic Event 1867 (Age 13 years)
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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 (Age 20 years)
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field
Economic Event 1881 (Age 27 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
Economic Event 1886 (Age 32 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 1904 (Age 50 years)

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Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg
Epidemic 1906 (Age 52 years)

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Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa
Death of a brotherJohan Pieter Hendrik Furstenburg
October 8, 1907 (Age 54 years)
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p388, b2c2d2.
Historical Event May 31, 1910 (Age 56 years)

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Note: Union of South Africa established
Epidemic 1912 (Age 58 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 brotherFrederik Constant Furstenburg
October 26, 1916 (Age 63 years)
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p389, b2c2d9.
War from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (Age 60 years)

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Note: World War I
Epidemic 1918 (Age 64 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
Death of a brotherFrancois Johannes Reimert Furstenburg
June 9, 1924 (Age 70 years)
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p388, b2c2d5.
Economic Event October 1929 (Age 76 years)

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Citation details: http://goo.gl/MgHbRM
Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century
Death of a brotherMichiel Casparus Furstenburg
November 1932 (Age 79 years)
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p388, b2c2d3.
Death of a brotherJeremias Petrus Furstenburg
September 17, 1944 (Age 91 years)
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p390, b2c2d10.
War from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (Age 86 years)

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Note: World War II
Historical Event February 14, 1961 (Age 107 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 107 years)

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Note: South Africa becomes a republic
  1. Generation 1
    1. Roelof Abraham Furstenburg, son of Francois Johannes Reimert Furstenburg and Maria Susanna Margaretha Eksteen, was born on August 30, 1853.