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Jan Johannes Rudolf Brits1850

Name
Jan Johannes Rudolf Brits
Given names
Jan Johannes Rudolf
Surname
Brits
Birth June 26, 1850 22 22

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Citation details: Marrage: Jan Johannes Rudolf BRITS and Dina Carolina BOTHA (1870), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:77TD-ZGW?cc=1910846&wc=39ZX-L29%3A183083201%2C183099001%2C183104101 : 21 May 2014), Free State > Bloemfontein > Marriages 1870-1890 > image 6 of 828; Dutch Reformed Church Synod Centre, Bloemfontein : accessed 1 Dec 2019
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CAL 1851

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3f2g2h1.
Baptism May 19, 1851 (Age 10 months)
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3f2g2h1.
Birth of a son
#1
Jacobus Brits

Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Descendants: Estate papers of Dina Carolina BOTHA (1923), VAB MHG #16043, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7 -89LW-P9WQ-Z?i=1472&cat=195564 : accessed 27 Apr 2020
Epidemic from 1857 to 1859 (Age 6 years)

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Citation details: http://goo.gl/XVwD6F
Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza
Death of a maternal grandfatherJohannes Jacobus Frederik Brits
May 11, 1864 (Age 13 years)
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p446, b6c3d2e1.
War from April 1861 to May 1865 (Age 10 years)

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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
Historical Event from 1852 to 1902 (Age 18 months)

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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 3 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 14 years)
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Note: Economic depression
Economic Event 1867 (Age 16 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 paternal grandfatherJan Brits
August 3, 1869 (Age 19 years)

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3f2.
MarriageDina Carolina BothaView this family
March 7, 1870 Husband: 19 years
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Anna Cecilia BRITS (1901), VAB MHG B1852, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939J-6Q9R-NK?i=118&cat=195564 : accessed 1 Dec 2019
Publication: database with images
Citation details: Marrage: Jan Johannes Rudolf BRITS and Dina Carolina BOTHA (1870), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:77TD-ZGW?cc=1910846&wc=39ZX-L29%3A183083201%2C183099001%2C183104101 : 21 May 2014), Free State > Bloemfontein > Marriages 1870-1890 > image 6 of 828; 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: Dina Carolina BOTHA (1923), VAB MHG #16043, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89LW-P9WW-N?i=1469&cat=195564 : accessed 27 Apr 2020
Birth of a daughter
#2
Anna Cecilia Brits
calculated November 16, 1872 (Age 22 years)
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Anna Cecilia BRITS (1901), VAB MHG B1852, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939J-6Q9R-NK?i=118&cat=195564 : accessed 1 Dec 2019
Economic Event September 1873 (Age 23 years)
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field
War from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (Age 30 years)

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Note: First Boer War
Economic Event 1881 (Age 30 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 35 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.
Birth of a granddaughter
#1
Dina Carolina Joubert
March 2, 1892 (Age 41 years)

Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Descendants: Estate papers of Dina Carolina BOTHA (1923), VAB MHG #16043, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7 -89LW-P9WQ-Z?i=1472&cat=195564 : accessed 27 Apr 2020
Birth of a grandson
#2
Francois Jacobus Joubert
July 21, 1895 (Age 45 years)

Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Descendants: Estate papers of Dina Carolina BOTHA (1923), VAB MHG #16043, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7 -89LW-P9WQ-Z?i=1472&cat=195564 : accessed 27 Apr 2020
Death of a paternal grandmotherAnna Cecilia Meyburgh
November 15, 1896 (Age 46 years) Age: 88 years 6 months
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3f2.
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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
Birth of a grandson
#3
Jan Joahnnes Joubert
September 18, 1897 (Age 47 years)

Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Descendants: Estate papers of Dina Carolina BOTHA (1923), VAB MHG #16043, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7 -89LW-P9WQ-Z?i=1472&cat=195564 : accessed 27 Apr 2020
Epidemic February 1, 1901 (Age 50 years)

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Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town
Death of a daughterAnna Cecilia Brits
July 14, 1901 (Age 51 years) Age: 28 years 7 months 28 days
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Anna Cecilia BRITS (1901), VAB MHG B1852, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939J-6Q9R-NK?i=118&cat=195564 : accessed 1 Dec 2019
War from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (Age 49 years)

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Note: Second Boer War
Epidemic February 1904 (Age 53 years)

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Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg
Epidemic 1906 (Age 55 years)

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Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa
Historical Event May 31, 1910 (Age 59 years)

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Note: Union of South Africa established
Epidemic 1912 (Age 61 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 64 years)

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Note: World War I
Epidemic 1918 (Age 67 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 wifeDina Carolina Botha
February 7, 1923 (Age 72 years) Age: 70 years 4 months
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Dina Carolina BOTHA (1923), VAB MHG #16043, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89LW-P9WW-N?i=1469&cat=195564 : accessed 27 Apr 2020
Economic Event October 1929 (Age 79 years)

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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
War from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (Age 89 years)

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Note: World War II
Historical Event February 14, 1961 (Age 110 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 110 years)

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Note: South Africa becomes a republic
  1. Generation 1
    1. Jan Johannes Rudolf Brits, son of Jacobus Brits and Cecilia Helena Christina Brits, was born on June 26, 1850. He married Dina Carolina Botha (uncle’s son-in-law’s step-mother), daughter of Jacob Pieter Botha and Anna Cecilia Brits, on March 7, 1870 in Bloemfontein, Free State. She was born calculated October 1852 in Free State and died on February 7, 1923 in Bloemfontein, Free State.

      Children of Jan Johannes Rudolf Brits and Dina Carolina Botha:

      1. Jacobus Brits
      2. Anna Cecilia Brits (18721901)
      3. Cecilia Helena Christina Brits
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Anna Cecilia Brits, daughter of Jan Johannes Rudolf Brits and Dina Carolina Botha, was born calculated November 16, 1872 in Boshof, Free State and died on July 14, 1901 in Refugee camp, Bloemfontein, Free State. She married Pieter Johannes Venter Joubert, son of Francois Jacobus Joubert and Margaretha Louisa Boshoff,. He was born on June 29, 1870 in Dist. Bloemfontein, Free State and died on October 8, 1948 in Doornlaagte, Dist. Boshof, Free State at the age of 78.

      Children of Anna Cecilia Brits and Pieter Johannes Venter Joubert:

      1. Dina Carolina Joubert (1892)
      2. Francois Jacobus Joubert (1895)
      3. Jan Joahnnes Joubert (1897)
    2. Cecilia Helena Christina Brits, daughter of Jan Johannes Rudolf Brits and Dina Carolina Botha. She married Rudolf Johannes Francois Kachelhoffer, son of Johannes Jacobus Kachelhoffer and Margaretha Elizabeth van Niekerk.

      Cecilia Helena Christina Brits and Rudolf Johannes Francois Kachelhoffer had 1 child.