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Theunis Gerhardus Kotze

Name
Theunis Gerhardus Kotze
Given names
Theunis Gerhardus
Surname
Kotze (Kotze, Coetzee)
MarriageAletta Catharina CarstensView this family
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War December 20, 1780

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Note: Britain declares war on the Netherlands. French troops arrive at the Cape Colony to guard it against the English
Historical Event 1780

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Note: The Fish River is made the eastern boundary of the Cape Colony
War 1784

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Note: French troops depart the Cape after the Treaty of Paris (3 Sep 1783) is signed
War from 1789 to 1799

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Note: French Revolution
Historical Event 1795

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Note: The Dutch East India Company is in financial ruins. 29 January – Farmers expelled the officials of the Dutch East India Company and established an independent government at Graaff Reinet. 18 June - Swellendam follows Graaff Reinet and declares a republic under Hermanus Steyn. The Netherlands is invaded by the French under the leadership of Napoléon Bonaparte. A republic is declared by Dutch revolutionaires and the Prince of Orange flees to England. 16 September – British forces under General Sir James Henry Craig seizes the Cape Colony for the Stadtholder Prince William V of Orange. The republics of Graaff Reinet and Swellendam reject the British and the British army is sent in.The start of free trade was announced
Historical Event March 5, 1797

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Note: The Cape becomes a British Colony
War from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815

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Note: Napoleonic Wars
Natural disaster 1809

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Note: A severe drought occurs in eastern frontier region
Town founded 1812

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Note: The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
Birth of a daughter
#1
Maatje Catharina Kotze
August 25, 1818

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Town founded August 27, 1818

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Note: Cradock is founded
Baptism of a daughterMaatje Catharina Kotze
February 5, 1819

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Historical Event 1820

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Note: 17 March - The first British settlers arrived in Table Bay, Cape Town on the Nautilus and the Chapman. 1 May - The Albury reaches Cape Town bringing settlers to Albany, South Africa. They arrive in Algoa Bay on 15 May. 2 May - La Belle Alliance reached Cape Town. She brought British settlers to Algoa Bay. 4000 British settlers started arriving in Algoa Bay (Port Elizabeth), they settled in Grahamstown and along the frontier
Economic Event 1825

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Note: Rix dollar Dutch: Rijsksdaalder is converted into the British sterling
Historical Event 1835

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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony
Marriage of a childGerrit Christiaan Jacobus “Gert” NieuwoudtMaatje Catharina KotzeView this family
January 3, 1836
Publication: Hugenote Genealogiereeks no. 2, Hugenote-Vereniging van Suid-Afrika, Franschhoek, 2009
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Birth of a granddaughter
#1
Aletta Catharina Nieuwoudt
May 28, 1837
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ABT 1838

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Citation details: Death notice: Gert Christiaan Jacobus NIEUWOUDT (1847), MOOC 6/9/42 #8933, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MSXM-3?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZJ%3A1598082368 : 12 September 2017), 007844937 > image 344 of 2283; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 23 Apr 2020
Baptism of a granddaughterAletta Catharina Nieuwoudt
December 29, 1837
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Birth of a grandson
#2
Heremias Cornelis Nieuwoudt
April 28, 1839

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Citation details: Death notice: Gert Christiaan Jacobus NIEUWOUDT (1847), MOOC 6/9/42 #8933, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MSXM-3?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZJ%3A1598082368 : 12 September 2017), 007844937 > image 344 of 2283; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 23 Apr 2020
Birth of a grandson
#3
Theunis Gerhardus Josias Nieuwoudt
June 3, 1841

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Citation details: Death notice: Gert Christiaan Jacobus NIEUWOUDT (1847), MOOC 6/9/42 #8933, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MSXM-3?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZJ%3A1598082368 : 12 September 2017), 007844937 > image 344 of 2283; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 23 Apr 2020
Town founded 1844

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Note: Settlement of Victoria West is established
Birth of a grandson
#4
Gert Christiaan Jacobus Nieuwoudt
November 25, 1845

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Citation details: Death notice: Gert Christiaan Jacobus NIEUWOUDT (1847), MOOC 6/9/42 #8933, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MSXM-3?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZJ%3A1598082368 : 12 September 2017), 007844937 > image 344 of 2283; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 23 Apr 2020
Marriage of a grandchildThomas Petrus Arnoldus TheronAletta Catharina NieuwoudtView this family
August 7, 1854 Husband: 22 years Wife: 16 years
Publication: Hugenote Genealogiereeks no. 2, Hugenote-Vereniging van Suid-Afrika, Franschhoek, 2009
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Citation details: Marriage: Thomas Petrus Arnoldus THERON and Alettha Catharina NIEUWOUDT (1854), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKD-7VGQ?i=199&cat=244034 : accessed 23 Apr 2020
Marriage of a childHugo SmithMaatje Catharina KotzeView this family
between 1847 and 1854

Citation details: Marriage: Thomas Petrus Arnoldus THERON and Alettha Catharina NIEUWOUDT (1854), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKD-7VGQ?i=199&cat=244034 : accessed 23 Apr 2020
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

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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
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 1865
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Note: Economic depression
Economic Event 1867
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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
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field
Death of a granddaughterAletta Catharina Nieuwoudt
December 17, 1879
Publication: Hugenote Genealogiereeks no. 2, Hugenote-Vereniging van Suid-Afrika, Franschhoek, 2009
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War from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881

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Note: First Boer War
Death of a daughterMaatje Catharina Kotze
March 27, 1881

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Economic Event 1881
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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
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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.
  1. Generation 1
    1. Children of Theunis Gerhardus Kotze and Aletta Catharina Carstens:

      1. Maatje Catharina Kotze (18181881)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Maatje Catharina Kotze, daughter of Theunis Gerhardus Kotze and Aletta Catharina Carstens, was born on August 25, 1818 and died on March 27, 1881 at the age of 62. She married 2 times. The first time she married Gerrit Christiaan Jacobus “Gert” Nieuwoudt, son of Heremias Cornelis Nieuwoudt and Jannetjie Sophia “Johanna” Bock, on January 3, 1836 in Clanwilliam, Western Cape. He was born on September 3, 1813 in Bokkeveld, Calvinia, Northern Cape and died on March 30, 1847 at the age of 33. The second time she married Hugo Smith between 1847 and 1854.

      Children of Maatje Catharina Kotze and Gerrit Christiaan Jacobus “Gert” Nieuwoudt:

      1. Aletta Catharina Nieuwoudt (18371879)
      2. Heremias Cornelis Nieuwoudt (1839)
      3. Theunis Gerhardus Josias Nieuwoudt (1841)
      4. Gert Christiaan Jacobus Nieuwoudt (1845)
  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. Aletta Catharina Nieuwoudt, daughter of Gerrit Christiaan Jacobus “Gert” Nieuwoudt and Maatje Catharina Kotze, was born on May 28, 1837 in Willemsrivier, Bokkeveld, Calvinia, Northern Cape and died on December 17, 1879 in Zoutpan, Calvinia, Northern Cape at the age of 42. She married Thomas Petrus Arnoldus Theron (third cousin), son of Petrus Lodewicus Theron and Christina Sophia Hough, on August 7, 1854 in Calvinia, Northern Cape. He was born on February 10, 1832 and died on July 17, 1899 in Calvinia, Northern Cape at the age of 67.

      Children of Aletta Catharina Nieuwoudt and Thomas Petrus Arnoldus Theron:

      1. Maatje Catharina Theron (1855)
      2. Christina Sophia Theron (1858)
      3. Petrus Lodewicus Theron (18601931)
      4. Aletta Catharina Theron (1862)
      5. Gert Christiaan Jacobus Theron (1864)
      6. Thomas Petrus Arnoldus Theron (1866)
      7. Heremias Cornelius Nieuwoudt Theron (18681939)
      8. Helena Hendrina Theron (18701941)
      9. Johanna Margaretha Elizabeth Theron (18731935)
      10. Theunis Gerhardus Josias Nieuwoudt Theron (18751883)