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Abraham Erasmus1738

Name
Abraham Erasmus
Given names
Abraham
Surname
Erasmus
Baptism July 6, 1738

Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Erasmus, p224, b6c2.
Historical Event 1754 (Age 15 years)

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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 (Age 16 years)

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Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at Cape Colony. A total of 2,372 people die
MarriageAdriana SmitView this family
March 27, 1768 (Age 29 years)

Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Erasmus, p224, b6c2.
Publication: Vol. 11, Scho-Sny (2004) ISBN: 0-7972-1031-8
Citation details: Smit, p417, a4b3c5d4.
Marriage of a half-siblingJacob ErasmusAnna Margaretha VisagieView this family
March 27, 1768 (Age 29 years)

Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Erasmus, p223, b6c1.
Baptism of a daughterSusara Catharina Erasmus
August 13, 1769 (Age 31 years)

Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Erasmus, p224, b6c2d1.
Historical Event July 1776 (Age 37 years)

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Note: Americans declare independece
War December 20, 1780 (Age 42 years)

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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 (Age 41 years)

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Note: The Fish River is made the eastern boundary of the Cape Colony
War 1784 (Age 45 years)

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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 (Age 47 years)

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 (Age 50 years)

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Note: French Revolution
Historical Event 1795 (Age 56 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 58 years)

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Note: The Cape becomes a British Colony
War from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (Age 64 years)

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Note: Napoleonic Wars
Baptism of a granddaughterSusara Maria van Straaten
May 20, 1805 (Age 66 years)

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 (Age 70 years)

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Note: A severe drought occurs in eastern frontier region
Town founded 1812 (Age 73 years)

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Note: The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
Town founded August 27, 1818 (Age 80 years)

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Note: Cradock is founded
Historical Event 1820 (Age 81 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
Marriage of a grandchildDaniël Stephanus du ToitSusara Maria van StraatenView this family
March 2, 1823 (Age 84 years)
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 (Age 86 years)

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Note: Rix dollar Dutch: Rijsksdaalder is converted into the British sterling
Historical Event 1835 (Age 96 years)

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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony
Town founded 1844 (Age 105 years)

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Note: Settlement of Victoria West is established
Epidemic from 1857 to 1859 (Age 118 years)

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Citation details: http://goo.gl/XVwD6F
Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza
Historical Event from 1852 to 1902 (Age 113 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 115 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
  1. Generation 1
    1. Abraham Erasmus, son of Jacob Erasmus and Sara de Klerk, was baptized on July 6, 1738. He married Adriana Smit (first cousin’s son-in-law’s sister), daughter of Jacobus Smit and Catharina van Dyk, on March 27, 1768. She was baptized on December 2, 1753 in Swartland, Western Cape.

      Children of Abraham Erasmus and Adriana Smit:

      1. Susara Catharina Erasmus (1769)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Susara Catharina Erasmus, daughter of Abraham Erasmus and Adriana Smit, was baptized on August 13, 1769. She married Jacob van Straaten, son of Jan van Straten and Maria Claasen, on January 7, 1786. He was baptized on February 9, 1738.

      Children of Susara Catharina Erasmus and Jacob van Straaten:

      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.