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Jacobus Brits1828

Name
Jacobus Brits
Given names
Jacobus
Surname
Brits
Birth January 12, 1828 24 19

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3f2g2.
Baptism March 9, 1828 (Age 57 days)
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3f2g2.
Historical Event 1835 (Age 6 years)

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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony
Birth of a brotherGert Roelof Brits
September 12, 1836 (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
Text:

CAL SEP 1836

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3f2g6.
Baptism of a brotherGert Roelof Brits
February 5, 1837 (Age 9 years)
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3f2g6.
Town founded 1844 (Age 15 years)

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Note: Settlement of Victoria West is established
MarriageCecilia Helena Christina BritsView this family
February 26, 1849 (Age 21 years)
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3f2g2.
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e1f15.
Citation details: Marriage: Jacobus BRITS and Cicilia Helena Christina BRITS (1849), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKD-W97L-K?i=416&cat=244034 : accessed 22 Apr 2020
Birth of a son
#1
Jan Johannes Rudolf Brits
June 26, 1850 (Age 22 years)

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
Text:

CAL 1851

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3f2g2h1.
Baptism of a sonJan Johannes Rudolf Brits
May 19, 1851 (Age 23 years)
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3f2g2h1.
Marriage of a siblingGert Roelof BritsMaria Jacoba MeybürghView this family
August 17, 1857 (Age 29 years) Husband: 21 years Wife: 17 years
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
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: Gerrit Rudolf BRITS and Maria Jacoba MEIBURG (1857), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89QG-BNPY?cc=1910846&wc=39ZF-T3X%3A183083201%2C183099001%2C1301817626 : 4 November 2016), Free State > Bloemfontein > Marriages 1848-1870 > image 229 of 544; Dutch Reformed Church Synod Centre, Bloemfontein : accessed 29 Nov 2019
Death of a maternal grandmotherMartha du Plessis
November 3, 1858 (Age 30 years)

Publication: Vol 5, L-M (1999) ISBN: 0-7972-0732-5
Citation details: Myburgh, p761, b2c5d4e2.
Epidemic from 1857 to 1859 (Age 28 years)

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Citation details: http://goo.gl/XVwD6F
Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza
War from April 1861 to May 1865 (Age 33 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
Economic Event 1865 (Age 36 years)
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Note: Economic depression
Economic Event 1867 (Age 38 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 grandfatherRudolph Marthinus Brits
November 1, 1868 (Age 40 years) Age: 86 years 4 months 21 days
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3.
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Rudolph Marthinus BRITS (1868), VAB MHG B208, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939J-DNS5-48?i=351&cat=195564 : accessed 1 Dec 2019
Death of a fatherJan Brits
August 3, 1869 (Age 41 years)

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3f2.
Marriage of a childJan Johannes Rudolf BritsDina Carolina BothaView this family
March 7, 1870 (Age 42 years) 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 granddaughter
#1
Anna Cecilia Brits
calculated November 16, 1872 (Age 44 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 45 years)
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field
War from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (Age 52 years)

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Note: First Boer War
Economic Event 1881 (Age 52 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 57 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.
Death of a motherAnna Cecilia Meyburgh
November 15, 1896 (Age 68 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
Epidemic February 1, 1901 (Age 73 years)

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Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town
Death of a granddaughterAnna Cecilia Brits
July 14, 1901 (Age 73 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 71 years)

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Note: Second Boer War
Historical Event from 1852 to 1902 (Age 23 years)

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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 25 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
Epidemic February 1904 (Age 76 years)

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Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg
Epidemic 1906 (Age 77 years)

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Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa
Historical Event May 31, 1910 (Age 82 years)

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Note: Union of South Africa established
Death of a brotherGert Roelof Brits
August 19, 1912 (Age 84 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 83 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 86 years)

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Note: World War I
Epidemic 1918 (Age 89 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
Economic Event October 1929 (Age 101 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 111 years)

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Note: World War II
  1. Generation 1
    1. Jacobus Brits, son of Jan Brits and Anna Cecilia Meyburgh, was born on January 12, 1828. He married Cecilia Helena Christina Brits (first cousin once removed ascending), daughter of Johannes Jacobus Frederik Brits and Catharina Elizabeth van der Linde, on February 26, 1849 in Colesberg, Northern Cape. She was born on July 29, 1827.

      Children of Jacobus Brits and Cecilia Helena Christina Brits:

      1. Jan Johannes Rudolf Brits (1850)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    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
  3. Generation 3back 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.