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Jacobus van den Berg1773

Name
Jacobus van den Berg
Given names
Jacobus
Surname
van den Berg
Baptism April 10, 1773

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Berg, p227, a3b1c10d1.
Publication: Vol 5, L-M (1999) ISBN: 0-7972-0732-5
Citation details: van der Merwe, p546, b2c9d9e3.
Historical Event July 1776 (Age 3 years)

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Note: Americans declare independece
War December 20, 1780 (Age 7 years)

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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 (Age 6 years)

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Note: The Fish River is made the eastern boundary of the Cape Colony
War 1784 (Age 10 years)

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Note: French troops depart the Cape after the Treaty of Paris (3 Sep 1783) is signed
MarriageMaria Susanna van der MerweView this family
February 23, 1794 (Age 20 years)

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Berg, p227, a3b1c10d1.
Publication: Vol 5, L-M (1999) ISBN: 0-7972-0732-5
Citation details: van der Merwe, p546, b2c9d9e3.
Historical Event 1795 (Age 21 years)

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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 (Age 23 years)

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Note: The Cape becomes a British Colony
Marriage of a parentAbraham Paulus van den BergMagdalena PretoriusView this family
April 2, 1797 (Age 23 years)

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Berg, p227, a3b1c10.
Publication: Vol. 8, Pi-Q (2002) ISBN: 0-7972-0949-2
Citation details: Pretorius, p395, b3c7d1e5.
War from 1789 to 1799 (Age 15 years)

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Note: French Revolution
Marriage of a parentAbraham Paulus van den BergDirkie Hendrina Cecilia van den BergView this family
between 1798 and 1815 (Age 24 years)

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Berg, p227, a3b1c10.
War from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (Age 30 years)

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Note: Napoleonic Wars
Baptism of a sonIzak Jacobus van den Berg
November 17, 1805 (Age 32 years)

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Berg, p227, a3b1c10d1e7.
Natural disaster 1809 (Age 35 years)

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Note: A severe drought occurs in eastern frontier region
Town founded 1812 (Age 38 years)

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Note: The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
Marriage of a parentAbraham Paulus van den BergHeyla Magdalena de BeerView this family
October 27, 1816 (Age 43 years)

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Berg, p227, a3b1c10.
Town founded August 27, 1818 (Age 45 years)

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Note: Cradock is founded
Historical Event 1820 (Age 46 years)

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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
Marriage of a childIzak Jacobus van den BergJohanna Maria NaudéView this family
October 6, 1823 (Age 50 years)
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Berg, p227, a3b1c10d1e7.
Text:

Graaff-Reinet

Publication: Vol. 6, N (2000) ISBN:
Citation details: Naudé, p38, a2b1c1.
Text:

Cradock

Marriage of a childIzak Jacobus van den BergMartha Hendrina Wilhelmina van den BergView this family
April 4, 1825 (Age 51 years)
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Berg, p227, a3b1c10d1e7.
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Berg, p227, b1c9d5e2.
Economic Event 1825 (Age 51 years)

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Note: Rix dollar Dutch: Rijsksdaalder is converted into the British sterling
Marriage of a childIzak Jacobus van den BergElisabeth Susanna JoubertView this family
January 6, 1827 (Age 53 years)
Citation details: Baptism: Elisabeth Susanna VAN DEN BERG (1837), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKD-YL9M?i=414&cat=959223 : accessed 9 Dec 2019
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Berg, p227, a3b1c10d1e7.
Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Death notice: Anna Susanna VAN DEN BERG (1906), MOOC 6/9/554 #2662, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ8-4S8N-6?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SCY%3A1598082345 : 1 October 2018), 007844459 > image 532 of 2125; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 10 Dec 2019
Publication: Vol. 4, J-K (1992) ISBN: 0-7969-1491-5
Citation details: Joubert, p175, b8c1d12e7.
Historical Event 1835 (Age 61 years)

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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony
Birth of a granddaughter
#1
Elizabeth Susanna “Johanna” van den Berg
December 19, 1836 (Age 63 years)
Citation details: b3c2.
Text:

20 DEC 1836

Citation details: Baptism: Elisabeth Susanna VAN DEN BERG (1837), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKD-YL9M?i=414&cat=959223 : accessed 9 Dec 2019
Baptism of a granddaughterElizabeth Susanna “Johanna” van den Berg
April 3, 1837 (Age 63 years)
Citation details: Baptism: Elisabeth Susanna VAN DEN BERG (1837), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKD-YL9M?i=414&cat=959223 : accessed 9 Dec 2019
Birth of a granddaughter
#2
Anna Susanna van den Berg
February 7, 1842 (Age 68 years)

Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Death notice: Anna Susanna VAN DEN BERG (1906), MOOC 6/9/554 #2662, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ8-4S8N-6?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SCY%3A1598082345 : 1 October 2018), 007844459 > image 532 of 2125; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 10 Dec 2019
Text:

CAL 1842

Citation details: Baptism: Anna Susanna VAN DEN BERGH (1842), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKD-YGVT?i=763&cat=959223 : accessed 10 Dec 2019
Baptism of a granddaughterAnna Susanna van den Berg
March 20, 1842 (Age 68 years)
Citation details: Baptism: Anna Susanna VAN DEN BERGH (1842), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKD-YGVT?i=763&cat=959223 : accessed 10 Dec 2019
Town founded 1844 (Age 70 years)

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Note: Settlement of Victoria West is established
Death of a wifeMaria Susanna van der Merwe
January 26, 1859 (Age 85 years) Age: 84 years 3 months 9 days
Publication: ISBN: 978-0-9921833-0-1
Citation details: Vol 1, p454, #10948, b8c1d12.
Epidemic from 1857 to 1859 (Age 83 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 87 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
War from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (Age 107 years)

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Note: First Boer War
Historical Event from 1852 to 1902 (Age 78 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 80 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 91 years)
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Note: Economic depression
Economic Event 1867 (Age 93 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 100 years)
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field
Economic Event 1881 (Age 107 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 112 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.
  1. Generation 1
    1. Jacobus van den Berg, son of Abraham Paulus van den Berg and Hendrina van Rensburg, was baptized on April 10, 1773. He married Maria Susanna van der Merwe (first cousin once removed ascending), daughter of Isak van der Merwe and Anna Susanna van Heerden, on February 23, 1794. She was born about 1774 in Camdeboo, Dist. Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape and died on January 26, 1859 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape.

      Children of Jacobus van den Berg and Maria Susanna van der Merwe:

      1. Izak Jacobus van den Berg (1805)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Izak Jacobus van den Berg, son of Jacobus van den Berg and Maria Susanna van der Merwe, was baptized on November 17, 1805. He married 3 times. The first time he married Johanna Maria Naudé (first cousin), daughter of Carel David Naudé and Elisabeth van der Merwe, on October 6, 1823 in Eastern Cape. She was baptized on May 11, 1806. The second time he married Martha Hendrina Wilhelmina van den Berg (uncle’s niece), daughter of Abraham Paulus van den Berg and Martha Hendrina Koen, on April 4, 1825 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape. She was baptized on May 20, 1805. The third time he married Elisabeth Susanna Joubert, daughter of Francois Joubert and Maria Hendrika Meegel, on January 6, 1827 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape. She was born on April 15, 1809.

      Children of Izak Jacobus van den Berg and Elisabeth Susanna Joubert:

      1. Elizabeth Susanna “Johanna” van den Berg (1836)
      2. Anna Susanna van den Berg (18421906)
  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. Elizabeth Susanna “Johanna” van den Berg, daughter of Izak Jacobus van den Berg and Elisabeth Susanna Joubert, was born on December 19, 1836 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape. She married Jonas Michiel Erlank (father’s great-aunt’s great-great-nephew), son of Jonas Michiel Johannes Erlank and Susanna Sophia Wilke,. He was born on February 27, 1825 and died on July 28, 1916 in Kimberley, Northern Cape at the age of 91.

      Children of Elizabeth Susanna “Johanna” van den Berg and Jonas Michiel Erlank:

      1. Elizabeth Susanna Erlank (1856)
      2. Jonas Michiel Erlank (18581906)
      3. Izak Jacobus Erlank (18611932)
      4. Johannes Gustaaf Erlank (1869)
      5. Susanna Sophia Elizabeth Erlank (1881)
    2. Anna Susanna van den Berg, daughter of Izak Jacobus van den Berg and Elisabeth Susanna Joubert, was born on February 7, 1842 and died on August 15, 1906 in Middelburg, Eastern Cape at the age of 64. She married Andries Lodewikus Schoombee.

      Children of Anna Susanna van den Berg and Andries Lodewikus Schoombee:

      1. Elizabeth Susanna Schoombee (1864)