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Maria Jacoba van den BergAge: 82 years17891872

Name
Maria Jacoba van den Berg
Given names
Maria Jacoba
Surname
van den Berg
Married name
Maria Jacoba Nienaber
Birth August 15, 1789
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Citation details: Death notice: Maria Jacoba VAN DEN BERG (1872), MOOC 6/9/140 #8558, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-CVS7?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S83%3A1598082379 : 12 September 2017), 007844945 > image 1674 of 2137; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 10 Dec 2019
Text:

CAL 16 AUG 1790

Publication: Vol. 6, N (2000) ISBN:
Citation details: Nienaber, p300, b7.
Baptism September 27, 1789 (Age 43 days)
Publication: Vol. 6, N (2000) ISBN:
Citation details: Nienaber, p300, b7.
War from 1789 to 1799

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Note: French Revolution
Historical Event 1795 (Age 5 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 7 years)

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Note: The Cape becomes a British Colony
MarriageJan Hendrik NienaberView this family
June 28, 1807 (Age 17 years)

Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Johanna Susanna NIENABER (1888), VAB MHG N275, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99LW-P1C1?i=656&cat=195564 : accessed 28 Nov 2019
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Citation details: Death notice: Jan Hendrik NIENABER (1849), MOOC 6/9/48 #346, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MST8-M?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZJ%3A1598082368 : 28 September 2018), 007844937 > image 1748 of 2283; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 10 Dec 2019
Publication: Vol. 6, N (2000) ISBN:
Citation details: Nienaber, p300, b7.
War from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (Age 13 years)

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Note: Napoleonic Wars
Natural disaster 1809 (Age 19 years)

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Note: A severe drought occurs in eastern frontier region
Town founded 1812 (Age 22 years)

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Note: The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
Town founded August 27, 1818 (Age 29 years)

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Note: Cradock is founded
Historical Event 1820 (Age 30 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
Birth of a daughter
#1
Johanna Susanna Nienaber
calculated August 24, 1823 (Age 34 years)
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Johanna Susanna NIENABER (1888), VAB MHG N275, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99LW-P1C1?i=656&cat=195564 : accessed 28 Nov 2019
Economic Event 1825 (Age 35 years)

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Note: Rix dollar Dutch: Rijsksdaalder is converted into the British sterling
Historical Event 1835 (Age 45 years)

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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony
Marriage of a childPhilippus Arnoldus MeiburghJohanna Susanna NienaberView this family
December 26, 1838 (Age 49 years)
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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
Citation details: Marriage: Philippus Arnoldus MEYBURG and Johanna Suzanna NIENABER (1838), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKD-3SPV-B?i=247&cat=244034 : accessed 27 Nov 2019
Publication: Vol 5, L-M (1999) ISBN: 0-7972-0732-5
Citation details: Myburgh, p761, b2c5d4e2f8.
Birth of a granddaughter
#1
Maria Jacoba Meybürgh
calculated 1840 (Age 50 years)

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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
Town founded 1844 (Age 54 years)

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Note: Settlement of Victoria West is established
Death of a husbandJan Hendrik Nienaber
July 10, 1849 (Age 59 years) Age: 66 years 0 months 2 days
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Citation details: Death notice: Jan Hendrik NIENABER (1849), MOOC 6/9/48 #346, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MST8-M?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZJ%3A1598082368 : 28 September 2018), 007844937 > image 1748 of 2283; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 10 Dec 2019
Publication: Vol. 6, N (2000) ISBN:
Citation details: Nienaber, p300, b7.
Marriage of a grandchildGert Roelof BritsMaria Jacoba MeybürghView this family
August 17, 1857 (Age 68 years) Husband: 21 years Wife: 17 years
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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
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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
Epidemic from 1857 to 1859 (Age 67 years)

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Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza
War from April 1861 to May 1865 (Age 71 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
Historical Event from 1852 to 1902 (Age 62 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 64 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 75 years)
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Note: Economic depression
Economic Event 1867 (Age 77 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
Death August 6, 1872 (Age 82 years) Age: 81 years 11 months 21 days
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Citation details: Death notice: Maria Jacoba VAN DEN BERG (1872), MOOC 6/9/140 #8558, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-CVS7?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S83%3A1598082379 : 12 September 2017), 007844945 > image 1674 of 2137; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 10 Dec 2019
Publication: Vol. 6, N (2000) ISBN:
Citation details: Nienaber, p300, b7.
  1. Generation 1
    1. Maria Jacoba van den Berg was born on August 15, 1789 in Camdeboo, Dist. Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape and died on August 6, 1872 in Taaiboschfontein, Dist. Colesberg, Northern Cape at the age of 82. She married Jan Hendrik Nienaber, son of Jan Hendrik Nienaber and Maria Agatha du Plessis, on June 28, 1807. He was born calculated July 8, 1783 in Rhenosterberg, Dist. Colesberg, Northern Cape and died on July 10, 1849 in Klippoort, Colesberg, Northern Cape.

      Children of Maria Jacoba van den Berg and Jan Hendrik Nienaber:

      1. Johanna Susanna Nienaber (18231888)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Johanna Susanna Nienaber, daughter of Jan Hendrik Nienaber and Maria Jacoba van den Berg, was born calculated August 24, 1823 in Klippoort, Colesberg, Northern Cape and died on August 26, 1888 in Palmietfontein, Dist. Smithfield, Free State. She married Philippus Arnoldus Meiburgh (second cousin), son of Jacobus Myburgh and Martha du Plessis, on December 26, 1838 in Colesberg, Northern Cape. He was born on September 5, 1818 and died on December 2, 1884 in Palmietfontein, Dist. Smithfield, Free State at the age of 66.

      Children of Johanna Susanna Nienaber and Philippus Arnoldus Meiburgh:

      1. Maria Jacoba Meybürgh (1840)
  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. Maria Jacoba Meybürgh, daughter of Philippus Arnoldus Meiburgh and Johanna Susanna Nienaber, was born calculated 1840. She married Gert Roelof Brits (first cousin), son of Jan Brits and Anna Cecilia Meyburgh, on August 17, 1857 in Bloemfontein, Free State. He was born on September 12, 1836 and died on August 19, 1912 in Biesempan, Boshof, Free State at the age of 75.

      Children of Maria Jacoba Meybürgh and Gert Roelof Brits:

      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