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Gert Roelof BritsAge: 75 years18361912

Name
Gert Roelof Brits
Given names
Gert Roelof
Surname
Brits
Birth September 12, 1836 32 28

Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Gert Roelof BRITS (1912), VAB MHG B3920, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939J-6Q9Q-1M?cat=195564 : accessed 26 Nov 2019
Text:

CAL SEP 1836

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3f2g6.
Baptism February 5, 1837 (Age 4 months)
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3f2g6.
Birth of a son
#1
Marthinus Jacobus Johannes Brits

Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Gert Roelof BRITS (1912), VAB MHG B3920, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939J-6Q9Q-1M?cat=195564 : accessed 26 Nov 2019
Town founded 1844 (Age 7 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Settlement of Victoria West is established
Marriage of a siblingJacobus BritsCecilia Helena Christina BritsView this family
February 26, 1849 (Age 12 years)
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3f2g2.
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e1f15.
Citation details: Marriage: Jacobus BRITS and Cicilia Helena Christina BRITS (1849), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKD-W97L-K?i=416&cat=244034 : accessed 22 Apr 2020
MarriageMaria Jacoba MeybürghView this family
August 17, 1857 (Age 20 years) Husband: 21 years Wife: 17 years
Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Death notice: Johanna Susanna BRITS (1933), TAB MHG #81710, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS3F-N514?cc=2520237&wc=Q6VB-BT2%3A1590242822 : 14 February 2019), 007820146 > image 1407 of 1687; Pietermaritzburg Archives (formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 22 Nov 2019
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Gert Roelof BRITS (1912), VAB MHG B3920, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939J-6Q9Q-1M?cat=195564 : accessed 26 Nov 2019
Publication: database with images
Citation details: Marriage: Gerrit Rudolf BRITS and Maria Jacoba MEIBURG (1857), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89QG-BNPY?cc=1910846&wc=39ZF-T3X%3A183083201%2C183099001%2C1301817626 : 4 November 2016), Free State > Bloemfontein > Marriages 1848-1870 > image 229 of 544; Dutch Reformed Church Synod Centre, Bloemfontein : accessed 29 Nov 2019
Birth of a son
#2
Jan Jacobus Brits
June 5, 1858 (Age 21 years)

Publication: database with images
Citation details: Baptism: Jan Jacobus BRITS (1858), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9QG-59HD-M?cc=1910846&wc=39ZF-2N5%3A183083201%2C183194001%2C1301770801 : 4 November 2016), Free State > Smithfield > Christenings 1848-1899 > image 114 of 546; Dutch Reformed Church Synod Centre, Bloemfontein : accessed 30 Nov 2019
Baptism of a sonJan Jacobus Brits
July 25, 1858 (Age 21 years)
Publication: database with images
Citation details: Baptism: Jan Jacobus BRITS (1858), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9QG-59HD-M?cc=1910846&wc=39ZF-2N5%3A183083201%2C183194001%2C1301770801 : 4 November 2016), Free State > Smithfield > Christenings 1848-1899 > image 114 of 546; Dutch Reformed Church Synod Centre, Bloemfontein : accessed 30 Nov 2019
Death of a maternal grandmotherMartha du Plessis
November 3, 1858 (Age 22 years)

Publication: Vol 5, L-M (1999) ISBN: 0-7972-0732-5
Citation details: Myburgh, p761, b2c5d4e2.
Epidemic from 1857 to 1859 (Age 20 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Citation details: http://goo.gl/XVwD6F
Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza
Birth of a daughter
#3
Johanna Susanna Brits
January 31, 1860 (Age 23 years)
Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Death notice: Johanna Susanna BRITS (1933), TAB MHG #81710, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS3F-N514?cc=2520237&wc=Q6VB-BT2%3A1590242822 : 14 February 2019), 007820146 > image 1407 of 1687; Pietermaritzburg Archives (formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 22 Nov 2019
Text:

CAL JAN 1860

Publication: database with images
Citation details: Baptism: Johanna Susanna BRITS (1860), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9QG-597R-G?cc=1910846&wc=39ZF-2N5%3A183083201%2C183194001%2C1301770801 : 4 November 2016), Free State > Smithfield > Christenings 1848-1899 > image 129 of 546; Dutch Reformed Church Synod Centre, Bloemfontein : accessed 27 Nov 2019
Baptism of a daughterJohanna Susanna Brits
April 1, 1860 (Age 23 years)
Publication: database with images
Citation details: Baptism: Johanna Susanna BRITS (1860), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9QG-597R-G?cc=1910846&wc=39ZF-2N5%3A183083201%2C183194001%2C1301770801 : 4 November 2016), Free State > Smithfield > Christenings 1848-1899 > image 129 of 546; Dutch Reformed Church Synod Centre, Bloemfontein : accessed 27 Nov 2019
Birth of a son
#4
Philippus Arnoldus Brits
June 2, 1861 (Age 24 years)
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Gert Roelof BRITS (1912), VAB MHG B3920, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939J-6Q9Q-1M?cat=195564 : accessed 26 Nov 2019
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Philippus Arnoldus BRITS (1919), VAB MHG B4645, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939J-DN33-CK?i=561&cc=3040532 : accessed 30 Nov 2019
Text:

CAL JUN 1861

Publication: database with images
Citation details: Baptism: Philippus Arnoldus BRITS (1861), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99QG-597P-Y?cc=1910846&wc=39ZF-2N5%3A183083201%2C183194001%2C1301770801 : 4 November 2016), Free State > Smithfield > Christenings 1848-1899 > image 147 of 546; Dutch Reformed Church Synod Centre, Bloemfontein : accessed 30 Nov 2019
Baptism of a daughterAnna Cecilia Brits
June 7, 1863 (Age 26 years)
Publication: database with images
Citation details: Baptism: Anna Cecilia BRITS (1863), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9QG-5LJC?cc=1910846&wc=39ZF-VZS%3A183083201%2C183099001%2C1301813930 : 4 November 2016), Free State > Bloemfontein > Christenings 1849-1865 > image 267 of 312; Dutch Reformed Church Synod Centre, Bloemfontein : accessed 30 Nov 2019
Birth of a daughter
#5
Maria Jacoba Brits
calculated December 1864 (Age 28 years)
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Gert Roelof BRITS (1912), VAB MHG B3920, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939J-6Q9Q-1M?cat=195564 : accessed 26 Nov 2019
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Maria Jacoba BRITS (1919), VAB MHG V2142, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99LW-J9Q6-G?i=1654&cc=3040532 : accessed 30 Nov 2019
War from April 1861 to May 1865 (Age 24 years)

Source: Wikipedia
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
Baptism of a sonPhilippus Arnoldus Brits
October 5, 1861 (Age 25 years)
Publication: database with images
Citation details: Baptism: Philippus Arnoldus BRITS (1861), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99QG-597P-Y?cc=1910846&wc=39ZF-2N5%3A183083201%2C183194001%2C1301770801 : 4 November 2016), Free State > Smithfield > Christenings 1848-1899 > image 147 of 546; Dutch Reformed Church Synod Centre, Bloemfontein : accessed 30 Nov 2019
Birth of a daughter
#6
Anna Cecilia Brits
April 12, 1863 (Age 26 years)

Publication: database with images
Citation details: Baptism: Anna Cecilia BRITS (1863), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9QG-5LJC?cc=1910846&wc=39ZF-VZS%3A183083201%2C183099001%2C1301813930 : 4 November 2016), Free State > Bloemfontein > Christenings 1849-1865 > image 267 of 312; Dutch Reformed Church Synod Centre, Bloemfontein : accessed 30 Nov 2019
Economic Event 1865 (Age 28 years)
Source: Wikipedia
Note: Economic depression
Birth of a daughter
#7
Dina Carolina Brits
calculated June 1867 (Age 30 years)
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Gert Roelof BRITS (1912), VAB MHG B3920, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939J-6Q9Q-1M?cat=195564 : accessed 26 Nov 2019
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Dina Carolina BRITS (1930), VAB MHG 22411, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89LS-J9DT-W?i=1664&cc=3040532 : accessed 30 Nov 2019
Economic Event 1867 (Age 30 years)
Source: Wikipedia
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
Death of a paternal grandfatherRudolph Marthinus Brits
November 1, 1868 (Age 32 years) Age: 86 years 4 months 21 days
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3.
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Rudolph Marthinus BRITS (1868), VAB MHG B208, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939J-DNS5-48?i=351&cat=195564 : accessed 1 Dec 2019
Death of a daughterAnna Cecilia Brits
before 1869 (Age 32 years)

Publication: database with images
Citation details: Baptism: Anna Cecilia BRITS (1870), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C953-S9GT-9?cc=1910846&wc=39ZN-T3X%3A183083201%2C183099001%2C1559168493 : 4 November 2016), Free State > Bloemfontein > Christenings, memberships 1869-1872 > image 35 of 149; Dutch Reformed Church Synod Centre, Bloemfontein : accessed 30 Nov 2019
Death of a fatherJan Brits
August 3, 1869 (Age 32 years)

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3f2.
Birth of a daughter
#8
Anna Cecilia Brits
October 14, 1869 (Age 33 years)
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Gert Roelof BRITS (1912), VAB MHG B3920, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939J-6Q9Q-1M?cat=195564 : accessed 26 Nov 2019
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Anna Cecilia BRITZ (1926), VAB MHG 19084, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89LW-P6XP?i=309&cat=195564 : accessed 30 Nov 2019
Text:

CAL NOV 1869

Publication: database with images
Citation details: Baptism: Anna Cecilia BRITS (1870), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C953-S9GT-9?cc=1910846&wc=39ZN-T3X%3A183083201%2C183099001%2C1559168493 : 4 November 2016), Free State > Bloemfontein > Christenings, memberships 1869-1872 > image 35 of 149; Dutch Reformed Church Synod Centre, Bloemfontein : accessed 30 Nov 2019
War from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (Age 44 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: First Boer War
Marriage of a childPhilippus Arnoldus BritsMartha Sophia ViljoenView this family
April 25, 1881 (Age 44 years) Husband: 19 Wife: 19
Publication: database with images
Citation details: Marriage: Philippus Arnoldus BRITS and Martha Sophia VILJOEN (1881), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C95S-B9XP-L?cc=1910846&wc=39ZN-GPD%3A183083201%2C183129501%2C1559164501 : 4 November 2016), Free State > Brandfort > Marriages 1875-1901 > image 56 of 452; Dutch Reformed Church Synod Centre, Bloemfontein : accessed 30 Nov 2019
Historical Event from 1852 to 1902 (Age 15 years)

Source: Wikipedia
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 17 years)

Source: Wikipedia
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 daughterAnna Cecilia Brits
January 9, 1870 (Age 33 years)
Publication: database with images
Citation details: Baptism: Anna Cecilia BRITS (1870), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C953-S9GT-9?cc=1910846&wc=39ZN-T3X%3A183083201%2C183099001%2C1559168493 : 4 November 2016), Free State > Bloemfontein > Christenings, memberships 1869-1872 > image 35 of 149; Dutch Reformed Church Synod Centre, Bloemfontein : accessed 30 Nov 2019
Birth of a daughter
#9
Martha Cornelia Brits
between June 1871 and April 1872 (Age 34 years)
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Gert Roelof BRITS (1912), VAB MHG B3920, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939J-6Q9Q-1M?cat=195564 : accessed 26 Nov 2019
Publication: database with images
Citation details: Marriage: Gerhardus Albertus VAN ASWEGEN and Martha Cornelia BRITS (1889), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:77TD-ZY67?cc=1910846&wc=39ZX-T36%3A183083201%2C183123201%2C183123202 : 21 May 2014), Free State > Boshof > Marriages 1878-1900 > image 395 of 712; Dutch Reformed Church Synod Centre, Bloemfontein : accessed 1 Dec 2019
Text:

CAL 1871

Publication: database with images
Citation details: Death registration: Martha Cornelia BRITS (1928), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-95F7-9FBP?cc=1779109&wc=Q81G-8GW%3A139968901%2C141194401 : 23 August 2019), 1928 > Kimberley > image 446 of 1225; National Archives, Pretoria : accessed 1 Dec 2019
Text:

CAL 1872

Economic Event September 1873 (Age 36 years)
Source: Wikipedia
Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field
Birth of a daughter
#10
Magdalena Cecilia Johanna Brits
calculated February 1874 (Age 37 years)
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Gert Roelof BRITS (1912), VAB MHG B3920, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939J-6Q9Q-1M?cat=195564 : accessed 26 Nov 2019
Publication: database with images
Citation details: Marriage: Pieter Johannes Venter JOUBERT and Magdalena Cecilia Johanna BRITZ (1907), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C953-SS3V-M?cc=1910846&wc=39ZJ-MNT%3A183083201%2C1301841311%2C1559233681 : 4 November 2016), Free State > Dealesville > Marriages 1905-1919 > image 34 of 226; Dutch Reformed Church Synod Centre, Bloemfontein : accessed 1 Dec 2019
Text:

CAL 1874

Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Magdalena Cecilia Johanna BRITS (1942), VAB MHG 34716, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9L4-HGFX?i=1021&cat=195564 : accessed 1 Dec 2019
Birth of a daughter
#11
Jeanetta Jacoba Brits
calculated 1878 (Age 41 years)

Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Gert Roelof BRITS (1912), VAB MHG B3920, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939J-6Q9Q-1M?cat=195564 : accessed 26 Nov 2019
Publication: database with images
Citation details: Marriage: Daniel Cornelis Francois ELLIS and Janetta Jacoba BRITS (1908), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C953-SSSB-Z?cc=1910846&wc=39ZJ-MNT%3A183083201%2C1301841311%2C1559233681 : 4 November 2016), Free State > Dealesville > Marriages 1905-1919 > image 44 of 226; Dutch Reformed Church Synod Centre, Bloemfontein : accessed 1 Dec 2019
Economic Event 1881 (Age 44 years)
Source: Wikipedia
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
Birth of a grandson
#1
Francois Johannes Furstenburg
December 1881 (Age 45 years)
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p389, b2c2d9e2.
Birth of a grandson
#2
Gert Roelof Furstenburg
about July 1883 (Age 46 years)

Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p389, b2c2d9e3.
Marriage of a childDavid Jacobus ViljoenDina Carolina BritsView this family
July 7, 1884 (Age 47 years) Husband: 26 years Wife: 17 years
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Dina Carolina BRITS (1930), VAB MHG 22411, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89LS-J9DT-W?i=1664&cc=3040532 : accessed 30 Nov 2019
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: David Jacobus VILJOEN (1910), VAB MHG V1834, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99LW-J9WG-K?i=166&cat=195564 : accessed 30 Nov 2019
Publication: database with images
Citation details: Marriage: David Jacobus VILJOEN and Dina Carolina BRITS (1884), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:77TD-ZGL8?cc=1910846&wc=39ZX-L29%3A183083201%2C183099001%2C183104101 : 21 May 2014), Free State > Bloemfontein > Marriages 1870-1890 > image 641 of 828; Dutch Reformed Church Synod Centre, Bloemfontein : accessed 30 Nov 2019
Publication: Vol. 14, Va-Vir (2006) ISBN: 0-7972-1087-3
Citation details: Viljoen, p324, b3c4d12e8f7g3.
Birth of a grandson
#3
Frederik Constandt Furstenburg
November 13, 1885 (Age 49 years)
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p389, b2c2d9e4.
Economic Event 1886 (Age 49 years)
Source: Wikipedia
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.
Birth of a granddaughter
#4
Johanna Susanna Furstenburg
about 1887 (Age 50 years)

Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p389, b2c2d9e5.
Marriage of a childThomas DeaconAnna Cecilia BritsView this family
March 14, 1887 (Age 50 years)
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Anna Cecilia BRITZ (1926), VAB MHG 19084, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89LW-P6XP?i=309&cat=195564 : accessed 30 Nov 2019
Birth of a grandson
#5
Philippus Arnoldus Furstenburg
about 1888 (Age 51 years)
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p389, b2c2d9e6.
Marriage of a childGerhardus Albertus van AswegenMartha Cornelia BritsView this family
August 26, 1889 (Age 52 years) Husband: 23 years Wife: 18 years
Publication: database with images
Citation details: Marriage: Gerhardus Albertus VAN ASWEGEN and Martha Cornelia BRITS (1889), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:77TD-ZY67?cc=1910846&wc=39ZX-T36%3A183083201%2C183123201%2C183123202 : 21 May 2014), Free State > Boshof > Marriages 1878-1900 > image 395 of 712; Dutch Reformed Church Synod Centre, Bloemfontein : accessed 1 Dec 2019
Marriage of a childJan Hendrik “Jerman” ViljoenMaria Jacoba BritsView this family
November 23, 1891 (Age 55 years) Husband: 26 Wife: 26
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Maria Jacoba BRITS (1919), VAB MHG V2142, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99LW-J9Q6-G?i=1654&cc=3040532 : accessed 30 Nov 2019
Publication: database with images
Citation details: Marriage: Jan Hendrik VILJOEN and Maria Jacoba BRITS (1891), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:77TD-ZYF2?cc=1910846&wc=39ZX-T36%3A183083201%2C183123201%2C183123202 : 21 May 2014), Free State > Boshof > Marriages 1878-1900 > image 470 of 712; Dutch Reformed Church Synod Centre, Bloemfontein : accessed 30 Nov 2019
Publication: Vol. 14, Va-Vir (2006) ISBN: 0-7972-1087-3
Citation details: Viljoen, p324, b3c4d12e8f7g7.
Text:

x BRITS

Birth of a grandson
#6
Marthinus Jacobus Furstenburg
about 1892 (Age 55 years)
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p390, b2c2d9e8.
Birth of a granddaughter
#7
Maria Jacoba Furstenburg
September 30, 1895 (Age 59 years)

Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p390, b2c2d9e9.
Death of a motherAnna Cecilia Meyburgh
November 15, 1896 (Age 60 years) Age: 88 years 6 months
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3f2.
Text:

15.1.1896 (88.6.-)

Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Anna Cecilia MIJBURG (1896), VAB MHG M819, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9LW-P93Z-L?i=1476&cat=195564 : accessed 7 Dec 2019
Birth of a grandson
#8
Michiel Casparus Furstenburg
November 13, 1897 (Age 61 years)

Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p390, b2c2d9e10.
Birth of a granddaughter
#9
Dina Carolina Furstenburg
August 23, 1899 (Age 62 years)
Publication: Hugenote Genealogiereeks no. 2, Hugenote-Vereniging van Suid-Afrika, Franschhoek, 2009
Citation details: Deel 2, p253, b4c5d1e1f1g5h2.
Text:

1899

Citation details: Gravestone: Petrus Du Toit THERON (1890-1949) and Dina Carolina FURSTENBURG (1899-1967), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=3450449 : accessed 21 Nov 2019
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Furstenburg, p390, b2c2d9e11.
Marriage of a childHermanus Bernardus GroenewaldJeanetta Jacoba BritsView this family
before 1900 (Age 63 years)

Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notices: Hermanus Bernardus GROENEWALD (1902), VAB MHG G813, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99LW-V9DJ-4?i=464&cat=195564 and https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99LW-V9DN-D?i=465&cat=195564 : accessed 1 Dec 2019
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Citation details: Baptism: Maria Jacoba GROENEWALD (1900), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89GM-KQ1Q?cc=1910846&wc=39ZN-V8J%3A183083201%2C183123201%2C1301770676 : 4 November 2016), Free State > Boshof > Christenings 1898-1902 > image 35 of 59; Dutch Reformed Church Synod Centre, Bloemfontein : accessed 1 Dec 2019
Birth of a granddaughter
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Maria Jacoba Groenewald
March 13, 1900 (Age 63 years)

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Citation details: Baptism: Maria Jacoba GROENEWALD (1900), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89GM-KQ1Q?cc=1910846&wc=39ZN-V8J%3A183083201%2C183123201%2C1301770676 : 4 November 2016), Free State > Boshof > Christenings 1898-1902 > image 35 of 59; Dutch Reformed Church Synod Centre, Bloemfontein : accessed 1 Dec 2019
War from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (Age 63 years)

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Note: Second Boer War
Baptism of a granddaughterMaria Jacoba Groenewald
June 3, 1900 (Age 63 years)
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Citation details: Baptism: Maria Jacoba GROENEWALD (1900), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89GM-KQ1Q?cc=1910846&wc=39ZN-V8J%3A183083201%2C183123201%2C1301770676 : 4 November 2016), Free State > Boshof > Christenings 1898-1902 > image 35 of 59; Dutch Reformed Church Synod Centre, Bloemfontein : accessed 1 Dec 2019
Epidemic February 1, 1901 (Age 64 years)

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Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town
Death of a granddaughterMaria Jacoba Groenewald
before 1902 (Age 65 years)

Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notices: Hermanus Bernardus GROENEWALD (1902), VAB MHG G813, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99LW-V9DJ-4?i=464&cat=195564 and https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99LW-V9DN-D?i=465&cat=195564 : accessed 1 Dec 2019
Epidemic February 1904 (Age 67 years)

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Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg
Epidemic 1906 (Age 69 years)

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Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa
Marriage of a childPieter Johannes Venter JoubertMagdalena Cecilia Johanna BritsView this family
May 7, 1907 (Age 70 years) Husband: 36 years Wife: 33 years
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Citation details: Marriage: Pieter Johannes Venter JOUBERT and Magdalena Cecilia Johanna BRITZ (1907), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C953-SS3V-M?cc=1910846&wc=39ZJ-MNT%3A183083201%2C1301841311%2C1559233681 : 4 November 2016), Free State > Dealesville > Marriages 1905-1919 > image 34 of 226; Dutch Reformed Church Synod Centre, Bloemfontein : accessed 1 Dec 2019
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Citation details: Death notice: Magdalena Cecilia Johanna BRITS (1942), VAB MHG 34716, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9L4-HGFX?i=1021&cat=195564 : accessed 1 Dec 2019
Historical Event May 31, 1910 (Age 73 years)

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Note: Union of South Africa established
Epidemic 1912 (Age 75 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 August 19, 1912 (Age 75 years) Age: 75 years 11 months
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Citation details: Death notice: Gert Roelof BRITS (1912), VAB MHG B3920, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939J-6Q9Q-1M?cat=195564 : accessed 26 Nov 2019
  1. Generation 1
    1. Gert Roelof Brits, son of Jan Brits and Anna Cecilia Meyburgh, was born on September 12, 1836 and died on August 19, 1912 in Biesempan, Boshof, Free State at the age of 75. He married Maria Jacoba Meybürgh (first cousin), daughter of Philippus Arnoldus Meiburgh and Johanna Susanna Nienaber, on August 17, 1857 in Bloemfontein, Free State. She was born calculated 1840.

      Children of Gert Roelof Brits and Maria Jacoba Meybürgh:

      1. Jan Jacobus Brits (1858)
      2. Johanna Susanna Brits (18601933)
      3. Philippus Arnoldus Brits (18611919)
      4. Anna Cecilia Brits (18631869)
      5. Maria Jacoba Brits (18641919)
      6. Dina Carolina Brits (18671930)
      7. Anna Cecilia Brits (18691926)
      8. Martha Cornelia Brits (18711928)
      9. Magdalena Cecilia Johanna Brits (18741942)
      10. Jeanetta Jacoba Brits (1878)
      11. Marthinus Jacobus Johannes Brits
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Johanna Susanna Brits, daughter of Gert Roelof Brits and Maria Jacoba Meybürgh, was born on January 31, 1860 in Boshof, Free State and died on May 30, 1933 in Randgate, Randfontein, Gauteng at the age of 73. She married Frederik Constant Furstenburg (aunt’s mother’s great-aunt’s great ×4 nephew), son of Francois Johannes Reimert Furstenburg and Maria Susanna Margaretha Eksteen.

      Children of Johanna Susanna Brits and Frederik Constant Furstenburg:

      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)
    2. Philippus Arnoldus Brits, son of Gert Roelof Brits and Maria Jacoba Meybürgh, was born on June 2, 1861 in Dist. Bloemfontein, Free State and died on February 10, 1919 in Doornpan, Dist. Boshof, Free State at the age of 57. He married Martha Sophia Viljoen on April 25, 1881 in Brandfort, Free State. She was born calculated 1862.

    3. Maria Jacoba Brits, daughter of Gert Roelof Brits and Maria Jacoba Meybürgh, was born calculated December 1864 in Dist. Bloemfontein, Free State and died on February 17, 1919 in Dealesville, Dist. Boshof, Free State. She married Jan Hendrik “Jerman” Viljoen (brother-in-law), son of David Jacobus Viljoen and Hester Catherina van Aswegen, on November 23, 1891 in Boshof, Free State. He was born on July 17, 1865.

    4. Dina Carolina Brits, daughter of Gert Roelof Brits and Maria Jacoba Meybürgh, was born calculated June 1867 in Dist. Bloemfontein, Free State and died on April 1, 1930 in Bultfontein, Dist. Hoopstad, Free State. She married David Jacobus Viljoen (brother-in-law), son of David Jacobus Viljoen and Hester Catherina van Aswegen, on July 7, 1884 in Bloemfontein, Free State. He was born on April 15, 1858 in Burgersdorp, Eastern Cape and died on October 22, 1910 in Bultfontein, Dist. Hoopstad, Free State at the age of 52.

    5. Anna Cecilia Brits, daughter of Gert Roelof Brits and Maria Jacoba Meybürgh, was born on October 14, 1869 in Edenburg, Dist. Fauresmith, Free State and died on August 3, 1926 in Grassland, Bloemfontein, Free State at the age of 56. She married Thomas Deacon on March 14, 1887 in Bloemfontein, Free State.

    6. Martha Cornelia Brits, daughter of Gert Roelof Brits and Maria Jacoba Meybürgh, was born between June 1871 and April 1872 in Dist. Boshof, Free State and died on May 6, 1928 in Kimberley, Northern Cape. She married Gerhardus Albertus van Aswegen on August 26, 1889 in Boshof, Free State. He was born calculated 1866.

    7. Magdalena Cecilia Johanna Brits, daughter of Gert Roelof Brits and Maria Jacoba Meybürgh, was born calculated February 1874 in Dist. Boshof, Free State and died on November 23, 1942 in Doornlaagte, Dist. Boshof, Free State. She married Pieter Johannes Venter Joubert (first cousin’s son-in-law), son of Francois Jacobus Joubert and Margaretha Louisa Boshoff, on May 7, 1907 in Dealesville, Dist. Boshof, Free State. He was born on June 29, 1870 in Dist. Bloemfontein, Free State and died on October 8, 1948 in Doornlaagte, Dist. Boshof, Free State at the age of 78.

    8. Jeanetta Jacoba Brits, daughter of Gert Roelof Brits and Maria Jacoba Meybürgh, was born calculated 1878. She married 2 times. The first time she married Hermanus Bernardus Groenewald, son of Johannes Jacobus Groenewald and Abrahamina Johanna “Amy” du Plessis, before 1900. He was born calculated 1877 in Klippan, Dist. Boshof, Free State and died on February 7, 1902 in Hospital, Refugee camp, Brandfort, Free State. The second time she married Daniel Cornelis Francois Ellis.

      Children of Jeanetta Jacoba Brits and Hermanus Bernardus Groenewald:

      1. Maria Jacoba Groenewald (19001902)

      Jeanetta Jacoba Brits and Daniel Cornelis Francois Ellis had 2 children.

  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. Dina Carolina Furstenburg, daughter of Frederik Constant Furstenburg and Johanna Susanna Brits, was born on August 23, 1899 in Skeerpoort, North West Province and died on July 27, 1967 in Roodepoort, Gauteng at the age of 67. She married Petrus Du Toit Theron (great-great-great-aunt’s son-in-law’s great-great-nephew), son of Pieter Andries Theron and Susara Maria du Toit.

      Dina Carolina Furstenburg and Petrus Du Toit Theron had 5 children.