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David Jacobus ViljoenAge: 52 years18581910

Name
David Jacobus Viljoen
Given names
David Jacobus
Surname
Viljoen
Birth April 15, 1858 25 23
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
Text:

CAL APR 1858

Publication: Vol. 14, Va-Vir (2006) ISBN: 0-7972-1087-3
Citation details: Viljoen, p324, b3c4d12e8f7g3.
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Hester Catharina VAN ASWEGEN (1902), VAB MHG #A372, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-62NS-3BD?i=504&cat=195564 : accessed 23 Apr 2020
Baptism June 13, 1858 (Age 59 days)
Publication: Vol. 14, Va-Vir (2006) ISBN: 0-7972-1087-3
Citation details: Viljoen, p324, b3c4d12e8f7g3.
Occupation
farmer

Publication: Vol. 14, Va-Vir (2006) ISBN: 0-7972-1087-3
Citation details: Viljoen, p324, b3c4d12e8f7g3.
Epidemic from 1857 to 1859

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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 2 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
Birth of a brotherJan Hendrik “Jerman” Viljoen
July 17, 1865 (Age 7 years)

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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
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CAL 1865

Publication: Vol. 14, Va-Vir (2006) ISBN: 0-7972-1087-3
Citation details: Viljoen, p324, b3c4d12e8f7g7.
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Hester Catharina VAN ASWEGEN (1902), VAB MHG #A372, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-62NS-3BD?i=504&cat=195564 : accessed 23 Apr 2020
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.
Economic Event 1865 (Age 6 years)
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Note: Economic depression
Baptism of a brotherJan Hendrik “Jerman” Viljoen
October 8, 1865 (Age 7 years)
Publication: Vol. 14, Va-Vir (2006) ISBN: 0-7972-1087-3
Citation details: Viljoen, p324, b3c4d12e8f7g7.
Economic Event 1867 (Age 8 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
Economic Event September 1873 (Age 15 years)
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field
Death of a fatherDavid Jacobus Viljoen
May 28, 1879 (Age 21 years) Age: 46 years 1 month 13 days
Publication: Vol. 14, Va-Vir (2006) ISBN: 0-7972-1087-3
Citation details: Viljoen, p324, b3c4d12e8f7.
Text:

Ficksburg

Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: David Jacobus VILJOEN (1879), VAB MHG #V253, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9LW-J93M-P?cat=195564 : accessed 23 Apr 2020
War from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (Age 22 years)

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Note: First Boer War
Economic Event 1881 (Age 22 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
MarriageDina 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.
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 1886 (Age 27 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 siblingJan Hendrik “Jerman” ViljoenMaria Jacoba BritsView this family
November 23, 1891 (Age 33 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.
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x BRITS

Epidemic February 1, 1901 (Age 42 years)

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Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town
Death of a motherHester Catherina van Aswegen
February 24, 1902 (Age 43 years) Age: 67 years
Address: Refugee camp, Winburg
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Hester Catharina VAN ASWEGEN (1902), VAB MHG #A372, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-62NS-3BD?i=504&cat=195564 : accessed 23 Apr 2020
War from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (Age 41 years)

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Note: Second Boer War
Epidemic February 1904 (Age 45 years)

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Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg
Epidemic 1906 (Age 47 years)

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Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa
Historical Event May 31, 1910 (Age 52 years)

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Note: Union of South Africa established
Death October 22, 1910 (Age 52 years) Age: 52 years 6 months
Cause of death: struck by lightning
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
Text:

BEF 01 APR 1930

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: Vol. 14, Va-Vir (2006) ISBN: 0-7972-1087-3
Citation details: Viljoen, p324, b3c4d12e8f7g3.
  1. Generation 1
    1. David Jacobus Viljoen, farmer, son of David Jacobus Viljoen and Hester Catherina van Aswegen, 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. He married Dina Carolina Brits (sister-in-law), daughter of Gert Roelof Brits and Maria Jacoba Meybürgh, on July 7, 1884 in Bloemfontein, Free State. She was born calculated June 1867 in Dist. Bloemfontein, Free State and died on April 1, 1930 in Bultfontein, Dist. Hoopstad, Free State.