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Jan van Straten

Name
Jan van Straten
Given names
Jan
Surname
van Straten (van Straaten, van Straten)
Birthyes

Publication: Vol. 12, So-Sz (2005) ISBN: 0-7972-1032-6
Citation details: Straaten, p290, a3.
MarriageMaria ClaasenView this family
yes

Publication: Vol. 12, So-Sz (2005) ISBN: 0-7972-1032-6
Citation details: Straaten, p290, a3.
Baptism of a sonJacob van Straaten
February 9, 1738

Publication: Vol. 12, So-Sz (2005) ISBN: 0-7972-1032-6
Citation details: Straaten, p290, a3b1.
MarriageHenriëtta Wilhelmina WiederholtView this family
November 9, 1746

Publication: Vol. 12, So-Sz (2005) ISBN: 0-7972-1032-6
Citation details: Straaten, p290, a3.
Historical Event 1754

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Note: A population count in the Cape shows that there were 5,510 Europeans and 6,279 slaves in the Cape Colony
Epidemic May 1, 1755

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Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at Cape Colony. A total of 2,372 people die
Marriage of a childJacob van StraatenMartha van AardeView this family
November 28, 1762

Publication: Vol. 12, So-Sz (2005) ISBN: 0-7972-1032-6
Citation details: Straaten, p290, a3b1.
Historical Event July 1776

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Note: Americans declare independece
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
Marriage of a childJacob van StraatenSusara Catharina ErasmusView this family
January 7, 1786

Publication: Vol. 13, T-U (2006) ISBN: 0-7972-1086-5
Citation details: du Toit, p255, a1b5c7d1e13.
Publication: Vol. 12, So-Sz (2005) ISBN: 0-7972-1032-6
Citation details: Straaten, p290, a3b1.
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Erasmus, p224, b6c2d1.
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
Baptism of a granddaughterSusara Maria van Straaten
May 20, 1805

Publication: Vol. 13, T-U (2006) ISBN: 0-7972-1086-5
Citation details: du Toit, p255, a1b5c7d1e13.
Publication: Vol. 12, So-Sz (2005) ISBN: 0-7972-1032-6
Citation details: Straaten, p292, a3b1c9.
Natural disaster 1809

Source: Wikipedia
Note: A severe drought occurs in eastern frontier region
Town founded 1812

Source: Wikipedia
Note: The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
Town founded August 27, 1818

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Note: Cradock is founded
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
Marriage of a grandchildDaniël Stephanus du ToitSusara Maria van StraatenView this family
March 2, 1823
Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Death notice: Petrus Jacobus DU TOIT (1900), MOOC 6/9/403 #2085, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ8-73F6-F?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S8B%3A1598092306 : 12 September 2017), 007844974 > image 758 of 2141; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 20 Nov 2019
Publication: Vol. 13, T-U (2006) ISBN: 0-7972-1086-5
Citation details: du Toit, p255, a1b5c7d1e13.
Publication: Vol. 12, So-Sz (2005) ISBN: 0-7972-1032-6
Citation details: Straaten, p292, a3b1c9.
Economic Event 1825

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Note: Rix dollar Dutch: Rijsksdaalder is converted into the British sterling
  1. Generation 1
    1. Jan van Straten. He married 2 times. The first time he married Maria Claasen. The second time he married Henriëtta Wilhelmina Wiederholt, daughter of Hendrik Lodewyk Wiederholt and Geertruyd Loos, on November 9, 1746. She was baptized on February 26, 1730.

      Children of Jan van Straten and Maria Claasen:

      1. Jacob van Straaten (1738)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Jacob van Straaten, son of Jan van Straten and Maria Claasen, was baptized on February 9, 1738. He married 3 times. The first time he married Martha van Aarde on November 28, 1762. The second time he married Susara Catharina Erasmus, daughter of Abraham Erasmus and Adriana Smit, on January 7, 1786. She was baptized on August 13, 1769. The third time he married Adriana Smit.

      Children of Jacob van Straaten and Susara Catharina Erasmus:

      1. Susara Maria van Straaten (18051868)
  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. Susara Maria van Straaten, daughter of Jacob van Straaten and Susara Catharina Erasmus, was born in Buffelshoek, Dist. Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape and died on December 30, 1868 in Groenekloof, Petrusburg, Dist. Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape. She married Daniël Stephanus du Toit (mother’s great-aunt’s great-nephew), son of Petrus Jacobus du Toit and Elisabeth Maria Theron, on March 2, 1823 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape. He was baptized on March 9, 1800 in Tulbagh, Western Cape and died on September 1, 1876 in Rouxville, Free State at the age of 76.