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Marthinus Jacobus Johannes Brits

Name
Marthinus Jacobus Johannes Brits
Given names
Marthinus Jacobus Johannes
Surname
Brits
Birthyes

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
Baptism of a sisterAnna Cecilia Brits
January 9, 1870
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
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

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
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CAL 1872

Economic Event September 1873
Source: Wikipedia
Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field
Birth of a sisterMagdalena Cecilia Johanna Brits
calculated February 1874
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

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

Source: Wikipedia
Note: First Boer War
Marriage of a siblingPhilippus Arnoldus BritsMartha Sophia ViljoenView this family
April 25, 1881 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
Economic Event 1881
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
Marriage of a siblingDavid Jacobus ViljoenDina Carolina BritsView this family
July 7, 1884 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: 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
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.
Marriage of a siblingThomas DeaconAnna Cecilia BritsView this family
March 14, 1887
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: 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 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 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: 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

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

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

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Second Boer War
Historical Event from 1852 to 1902

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

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
Epidemic February 1904

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg
Epidemic 1906

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 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

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Union of South Africa established
Death of a fatherGert Roelof Brits
August 19, 1912 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

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

Source: Wikipedia
Note: World War I
Epidemic 1918

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 of a brotherPhilippus Arnoldus Brits
February 10, 1919 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
Death of a sisterMaria Jacoba Brits
February 17, 1919 Age: 54 years 2 months
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
Death of a sisterAnna Cecilia Brits
August 3, 1926 Age: 56 years 9 months
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 sisterMartha Cornelia Brits
May 6, 1928 Age: 56 years
Address: 27 Boshof Road, Kimberley
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
Economic Event October 1929

Source: Wikipedia
Citation details: http://goo.gl/MgHbRM
Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century
Death of a sisterDina Carolina Brits
April 1, 1930 Age: 62 years 10 months
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
Death of a sisterJohanna Susanna Brits
May 30, 1933 Age: 73 years 4 months
Address: 51 Barend Street, Randgate, Krugersdorp
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
Death of a sisterMagdalena Cecilia Johanna Brits
November 23, 1942 Age: 68 years 9 months
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
War from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945

Source: Wikipedia
Note: World War II
Historical Event February 14, 1961
Source: Wikipedia
Note: Decimalisation of currency replaces the South African pound with the South African rand
Historical Event May 31, 1961

Source: Wikipedia
Note: South Africa becomes a republic
  1. Generation 1
    1. Marthinus Jacobus Johannes Brits, son of Gert Roelof Brits and Maria Jacoba Meybürgh.