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Gerhardus Albertus van Aswegen1866

Name
Gerhardus Albertus van Aswegen
Given names
Gerhardus Albertus
Surname
van Aswegen
Birth calculated 1866

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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
Economic Event 1867 (Age 12 months)
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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 7 years)
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field
War from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (Age 14 years)

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Note: First Boer War
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.
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 1881 (Age 15 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
Economic Event 1886 (Age 20 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.
MarriageMartha Cornelia BritsView this family
August 26, 1889 Husband: 23 years Wife: 18 years
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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
Epidemic February 1, 1901 (Age 35 years)

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Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town
War from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (Age 33 years)

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Note: Second Boer War
Epidemic February 1904 (Age 38 years)

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Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg
Epidemic 1906 (Age 40 years)

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Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa
Historical Event May 31, 1910 (Age 44 years)

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Note: Union of South Africa established
Epidemic 1912 (Age 46 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
War from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (Age 48 years)

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Note: World War I
Epidemic 1918 (Age 52 years)

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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 wifeMartha Cornelia Brits
May 6, 1928 (Age 62 years) Age: 56 years
Address: 27 Boshof Road, Kimberley
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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
Economic Event October 1929 (Age 63 years)

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Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century
War from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (Age 73 years)

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Note: World War II
Historical Event February 14, 1961 (Age 95 years)
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Note: Decimalisation of currency replaces the South African pound with the South African rand
Historical Event May 31, 1961 (Age 95 years)

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Note: South Africa becomes a republic
  1. Generation 1
    1. Gerhardus Albertus van Aswegen was born calculated 1866. He married Martha Cornelia Brits, daughter of Gert Roelof Brits and Maria Jacoba Meybürgh, on August 26, 1889 in Boshof, Free State. She was born between June 1871 and April 1872 in Dist. Boshof, Free State and died on May 6, 1928 in Kimberley, Northern Cape.