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Philippus Arnoldus BritsAge: 57 years18611919

Name
Philippus Arnoldus Brits
Given names
Philippus Arnoldus
Surname
Brits
Birth June 2, 1861 24 21
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
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CAL JUN 1861

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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 October 5, 1861 (Age 4 months)
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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 sisterAnna Cecilia Brits
April 12, 1863 (Age 22 months)

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
Historical Event from 1852 to 1902

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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.
Baptism of a sisterAnna Cecilia Brits
June 7, 1863 (Age 2 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 sisterMaria Jacoba Brits
calculated December 1864 (Age 3 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

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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
Birth of a sisterDina Carolina Brits
calculated June 1867 (Age 5 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 5 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 of a sisterAnna Cecilia Brits
before 1869 (Age 7 years)

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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 paternal grandfatherJan Brits
August 3, 1869 (Age 8 years)

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3f2.
Birth of a sisterAnna Cecilia Brits
October 14, 1869 (Age 8 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
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CAL NOV 1869

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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
Historical Event from 1854 to 1902

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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 3 years)
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Note: Economic depression
Baptism of a sisterAnna Cecilia Brits
January 9, 1870 (Age 8 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 sisterMartha Cornelia Brits
between June 1871 and April 1872 (Age 9 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
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CAL 1871

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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
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CAL 1872

Economic Event September 1873 (Age 12 years)
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field
Birth of a sisterMagdalena Cecilia Johanna Brits
calculated February 1874 (Age 12 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
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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 sisterJeanetta Jacoba Brits
calculated 1878 (Age 16 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
War from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (Age 19 years)

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Note: First Boer War
MarriageMartha Sophia ViljoenView this family
April 25, 1881 (Age 19 years) Husband: 19 Wife: 19
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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
Economic Event 1881 (Age 19 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
Marriage of a siblingDavid Jacobus ViljoenDina Carolina BritsView this family
July 7, 1884 (Age 23 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.
Death of a maternal grandfatherPhilippus Arnoldus Meiburgh
December 2, 1884 (Age 23 years) Age: 66 years 2 months 28 days
Address: Palmietfontein, Dist. Caledonrivier
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Phillipus Arnoldus MYBURG (1884), VAB MHG M405, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9LW-G9NP-W?i=748&cat=195564 : accessed 28 Nov 2019
Economic Event 1886 (Age 24 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.
Marriage of a siblingThomas DeaconAnna Cecilia BritsView this family
March 14, 1887 (Age 25 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
Death of a maternal grandmotherJohanna Susanna Nienaber
August 26, 1888 (Age 27 years) Age: 65 years 2 days
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
Marriage of a siblingGerhardus Albertus van AswegenMartha Cornelia BritsView this family
August 26, 1889 (Age 28 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 siblingJan Hendrik “Jerman” ViljoenMaria Jacoba BritsView this family
November 23, 1891 (Age 30 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:

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Death of a paternal grandmotherAnna Cecilia Meyburgh
November 15, 1896 (Age 35 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
Marriage of a siblingHermanus Bernardus GroenewaldJeanetta Jacoba BritsView this family
before 1900 (Age 38 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
Publication: database with images
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 39 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town
War from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (Age 38 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Second Boer War
Epidemic February 1904 (Age 42 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg
Epidemic 1906 (Age 44 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa
Marriage of a siblingPieter Johannes Venter JoubertMagdalena Cecilia Johanna BritsView this family
May 7, 1907 (Age 45 years) Husband: 36 years Wife: 33 years
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
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
Historical Event May 31, 1910 (Age 48 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Union of South Africa established
Death of a fatherGert Roelof Brits
August 19, 1912 (Age 51 years) Age: 75 years 11 months
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
Epidemic 1912 (Age 50 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Smallpox outbreaks: The outbreak of smallpox is reported in the Malay Location, Johannesburg and cases of smallpox are discovered in Durban
War from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (Age 53 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: World War I
Epidemic 1918 (Age 56 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Spanish flu: An estimated 500,000 people die from the Spanish flu epidemic in South Africa, the fifth hardest hit country in the world
Death February 10, 1919 (Age 57 years) Age: 57 years 8 months
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
  1. Generation 1
    1. 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.