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Maria Magdalena Fürstenberg1785

Name
Maria Magdalena Fürstenberg
Given names
Maria Magdalena
Surname
Fürstenberg
Baptism May 29, 1785

Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p385, b1.
Baptism of a brotherJohan Pieter Fürstenburg
July 19, 1789 (Age 4 years)

Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p385, b2.
Birth of a sisterMaria Elizabeth Fürstenberg
about 1790 (Age 4 years)

Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p390, b3.
War from 1789 to 1799 (Age 3 years)

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Note: French Revolution
Historical Event 1795 (Age 9 years)

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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 (Age 11 years)

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Note: The Cape becomes a British Colony
Death of a fatherJohan Pieter Fürstenberg
September 1, 1797 (Age 12 years) Age: 44 years
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p385, a1.
Natural disaster 1809 (Age 23 years)

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Note: A severe drought occurs in eastern frontier region
Town founded 1812 (Age 26 years)

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Note: The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
Marriage of a siblingJohan Pieter FürstenburgAnna Margaretha RoosView this family
August 6, 1815 (Age 30 years)
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p385, b2.
War from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (Age 17 years)

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Note: Napoleonic Wars
Town founded August 27, 1818 (Age 33 years)

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Note: Cradock is founded
Historical Event 1820 (Age 34 years)

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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 (Age 39 years)

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Note: Rix dollar Dutch: Rijsksdaalder is converted into the British sterling
Historical Event 1835 (Age 49 years)

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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony
Town founded 1844 (Age 58 years)

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Note: Settlement of Victoria West is established
Death of a sisterJohanna Catharina Louisa Fürstenberg
October 2, 1854 (Age 69 years)

Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p390, b4.
Epidemic from 1857 to 1859 (Age 71 years)

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Citation details: http://goo.gl/XVwD6F
Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza
War from April 1861 to May 1865 (Age 75 years)

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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
Epidemic February 1, 1901 (Age 115 years)

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Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town
War from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (Age 114 years)

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Note: Second Boer War
Historical Event from 1852 to 1902 (Age 66 years)

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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 68 years)

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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 (Age 79 years)
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Note: Economic depression
Economic Event 1867 (Age 81 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 88 years)
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field
War from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (Age 95 years)

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Note: First Boer War
Economic Event 1881 (Age 95 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 100 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 118 years)

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Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg
  1. Generation 1
    1. Maria Magdalena Fürstenberg, daughter of Johan Pieter Fürstenberg and Anna Elizabeth Hammes, was baptized on May 29, 1785.