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Jan Abraham Meyer

Name
Jan Abraham Meyer
Given names
Jan Abraham
Surname
Meyer
MarriageLouisa Jacoba de BruynView this family
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Publication: Hugenote Genealogiereeks no. 2, Hugenote-Vereniging van Suid-Afrika, Franschhoek, 2009
Citation details: Deel 2, p93, b2c4d18.
Historical Event 1754

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Note: A population count in the Cape shows that there were 5,510 Europeans and 6,279 slaves in the Cape Colony
Epidemic May 1, 1755

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Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at Cape Colony. A total of 2,372 people die
Historical Event July 1776

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Note: Americans declare independece
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
Birth of a daughter
#1
Louisa Jacoba Meyer
January 23, 1794

Publication: Hugenote Genealogiereeks no. 2, Hugenote-Vereniging van Suid-Afrika, Franschhoek, 2009
Citation details: Deel 2, p93, b2c4d18.
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
Baptism of a daughterLouisa Jacoba Meyer
February 8, 1795
Publication: Hugenote Genealogiereeks no. 2, Hugenote-Vereniging van Suid-Afrika, Franschhoek, 2009
Citation details: Deel 2, p93, b2c4d18.
Historical Event March 5, 1797

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Note: The Cape becomes a British Colony
Birth of a granddaughter
#1
Louisa Jacoba Theron
April 12, 1814

Publication: Hugenote Genealogiereeks no. 2, Hugenote-Vereniging van Suid-Afrika, Franschhoek, 2009
Citation details: Deel 2, p94, b2c4d18e3.
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
Marriage of a childThomas Arnoldus TheronLouisa Jacoba MeyerView this family
June 6, 1812
Publication: Hugenote Genealogiereeks no. 2, Hugenote-Vereniging van Suid-Afrika, Franschhoek, 2009
Citation details: Deel 2, p93, b2c4d18.
Town founded 1812

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Note: The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
Birth of a grandson
#2
Jacobus Johannes Theron
April 29, 1813

Publication: Hugenote Genealogiereeks no. 2, Hugenote-Vereniging van Suid-Afrika, Franschhoek, 2009
Citation details: Deel 2, p93, b2c4d18e2.
Baptism of a grandsonJacobus Johannes Theron
May 30, 1813
Publication: Hugenote Genealogiereeks no. 2, Hugenote-Vereniging van Suid-Afrika, Franschhoek, 2009
Citation details: Deel 2, p93, b2c4d18e2.
Baptism of a granddaughterLouisa Jacoba Theron
August 21, 1814
Publication: Hugenote Genealogiereeks no. 2, Hugenote-Vereniging van Suid-Afrika, Franschhoek, 2009
Citation details: Deel 2, p94, b2c4d18e3.
Birth of a granddaughter
#3
Anna Sophia Theron
May 15, 1816

Publication: Hugenote Genealogiereeks no. 2, Hugenote-Vereniging van Suid-Afrika, Franschhoek, 2009
Citation details: Deel 2, p94, b2c4d18e4.
Baptism of a granddaughterAnna Sophia Theron
June 8, 1816
Publication: Hugenote Genealogiereeks no. 2, Hugenote-Vereniging van Suid-Afrika, Franschhoek, 2009
Citation details: Deel 2, p94, b2c4d18e4.
Birth of a granddaughter
#4
Magdalena Maria Theron
October 4, 1817

Publication: Hugenote Genealogiereeks no. 2, Hugenote-Vereniging van Suid-Afrika, Franschhoek, 2009
Citation details: Deel 2, p94, b2c4d18e5.
Baptism of a granddaughterMagdalena Maria Theron
November 16, 1817
Publication: Hugenote Genealogiereeks no. 2, Hugenote-Vereniging van Suid-Afrika, Franschhoek, 2009
Citation details: Deel 2, p94, b2c4d18e5.
Town founded August 27, 1818

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Note: Cradock is founded
Birth of a granddaughter
#5
Margaretha Elizabeth Theron
March 4, 1819

Publication: Hugenote Genealogiereeks no. 2, Hugenote-Vereniging van Suid-Afrika, Franschhoek, 2009
Citation details: Deel 2, p94, b2c4d18e6.
Baptism of a granddaughterMargaretha Elizabeth Theron
May 21, 1819
Publication: Hugenote Genealogiereeks no. 2, Hugenote-Vereniging van Suid-Afrika, Franschhoek, 2009
Citation details: Deel 2, p94, b2c4d18e6.
Birth of a grandson
#6
Thomas Arnoldus Theron
November 25, 1820

Publication: Hugenote Genealogiereeks no. 2, Hugenote-Vereniging van Suid-Afrika, Franschhoek, 2009
Citation details: Deel 2, p94, b2c4d18e7.
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
Baptism of a grandsonThomas Arnoldus Theron
December 26, 1820
Publication: Hugenote Genealogiereeks no. 2, Hugenote-Vereniging van Suid-Afrika, Franschhoek, 2009
Citation details: Deel 2, p94, b2c4d18e7.
Birth of a granddaughter
#7
Elsabé Cecilia “Elsje” Theron
October 9, 1822

Publication: Hugenote Genealogiereeks no. 2, Hugenote-Vereniging van Suid-Afrika, Franschhoek, 2009
Citation details: Deel 2, p101, b2c4d18e8.
Baptism of a granddaughterElsabé Cecilia “Elsje” Theron
November 3, 1822
Publication: Hugenote Genealogiereeks no. 2, Hugenote-Vereniging van Suid-Afrika, Franschhoek, 2009
Citation details: Deel 2, p101, b2c4d18e8.
Birth of a granddaughter
#8
Maria Susanna Theron
September 2, 1825

Publication: Hugenote Genealogiereeks no. 2, Hugenote-Vereniging van Suid-Afrika, Franschhoek, 2009
Citation details: Deel 2, p101, b2c4d18e9.
Economic Event 1825

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Note: Rix dollar Dutch: Rijsksdaalder is converted into the British sterling
Baptism of a granddaughterMaria Susanna Theron
October 9, 1825
Publication: Hugenote Genealogiereeks no. 2, Hugenote-Vereniging van Suid-Afrika, Franschhoek, 2009
Citation details: Deel 2, p101, b2c4d18e9.
Birth of a grandson
#9
Jan Abraham Theron
June 14, 1827

Publication: Hugenote Genealogiereeks no. 2, Hugenote-Vereniging van Suid-Afrika, Franschhoek, 2009
Citation details: Deel 2, p101, b2c4d18e10.
Baptism of a grandsonJan Abraham Theron
July 22, 1827
Publication: Hugenote Genealogiereeks no. 2, Hugenote-Vereniging van Suid-Afrika, Franschhoek, 2009
Citation details: Deel 2, p101, b2c4d18e10.
Historical Event 1835

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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony
Marriage of a grandchildThomas Arnoldus TheronHendrina Johanna van der MerweView this family
May 23, 1842
Publication: Hugenote Genealogiereeks no. 2, Hugenote-Vereniging van Suid-Afrika, Franschhoek, 2009
Citation details: Deel 2, p94, b2c4d18e7.
Citation details: Marriage: Thomas Arnoldus THERON and Hendrina Johanna VAN DER MERWE (1842), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKD-NNYR?cat=244034 : accessed 20 Apr 2020
Death of a granddaughterLouisa Jacoba Theron
January 15, 1843
Publication: Hugenote Genealogiereeks no. 2, Hugenote-Vereniging van Suid-Afrika, Franschhoek, 2009
Citation details: Deel 2, p94, b2c4d18e3.
Town founded 1844

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Note: Settlement of Victoria West is established
Marriage of a grandchildJan Abraham TheronAnna Sophia SwartView this family
July 9, 1849
Publication: Hugenote Genealogiereeks no. 2, Hugenote-Vereniging van Suid-Afrika, Franschhoek, 2009
Citation details: Deel 2, p101, b2c4d18e10.
Citation details: Marriage: Jan Abram THERON and Anna Sophia SWART (1849), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSJG-T5R2?i=429&cat=244034 : accessed 22 Apr 2020
Death of a daughterLouisa Jacoba Meyer
November 26, 1855
Publication: Hugenote Genealogiereeks no. 2, Hugenote-Vereniging van Suid-Afrika, Franschhoek, 2009
Citation details: Deel 2, p93, b2c4d18.
Death of a granddaughterMagdalena Maria Theron
February 13, 1858

Publication: Hugenote Genealogiereeks no. 2, Hugenote-Vereniging van Suid-Afrika, Franschhoek, 2009
Citation details: Deel 2, p94, b2c4d18e5.
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
Death of a grandsonJacobus Johannes Theron
December 9, 1869
Publication: Hugenote Genealogiereeks no. 2, Hugenote-Vereniging van Suid-Afrika, Franschhoek, 2009
Citation details: Deel 2, p93, b2c4d18e2.
Economic Event September 1873
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field
  1. Generation 1
    1. Children of Jan Abraham Meyer and Louisa Jacoba de Bruyn:

      1. Louisa Jacoba Meyer (17941855)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Louisa Jacoba Meyer, daughter of Jan Abraham Meyer and Louisa Jacoba de Bruyn, was born on January 23, 1794 and died on November 26, 1855 in Wolvenkop, Dist. Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape at the age of 61. She married Thomas Arnoldus Theron, son of Jacobus Theron and Anna Sophia de Vos, on June 6, 1812 in Tulbagh, Western Cape. He was baptized on October 23, 1789 in Tulbagh, Western Cape and died on January 11, 1863 in Wolvenkop, Dist. Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape at the age of 73.

      Children of Louisa Jacoba Meyer and Thomas Arnoldus Theron:

      1. Jacobus Johannes Theron (18131869)
      2. Louisa Jacoba Theron (18141843)
      3. Anna Sophia Theron (1816)
      4. Magdalena Maria Theron (18171858)
      5. Margaretha Elizabeth Theron (1819)
      6. Thomas Arnoldus Theron (18201900)
      7. Elsabé Cecilia “Elsje” Theron (1822)
      8. Maria Susanna Theron (18251887)
      9. Jan Abraham Theron (18271893)
  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. Thomas Arnoldus Theron, son of Thomas Arnoldus Theron and Louisa Jacoba Meyer, was born on November 25, 1820 and died on September 14, 1900 in Lady Grey, Eastern Cape at the age of 79. He married Hendrina Johanna van der Merwe (great-uncle’s niece’s step-daughter), daughter of Hendrik van der Merwe and Martje Pieternella Vorster, on May 23, 1842 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape. She was born on September 25, 1825 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape.

    2. Jan Abraham Theron, son of Thomas Arnoldus Theron and Louisa Jacoba Meyer, was born on June 14, 1827 and died on January 4, 1893 in Barkly East, Eastern Cape at the age of 65. He married 2 times. The first time he married Anna Sophia Swart, daughter of Barnard Hermanus Swart and Susanna Sophia , on July 9, 1849 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape. She was born on July 29, 1830 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape and died on November 4, 1883 in Middelfontein, Dist. Barkly East, Eastern Cape at the age of 53. The second time he married Engela Catharina de Villiers, daughter of David Stephanus de Villiers and Christina Hendrina Struwig, after 1883. She was born in 1841 and died on February 16, 1903 in Tygerkrantz, Barkly East, Eastern Cape at the age of 62.

      Children of Jan Abraham Theron and Anna Sophia Swart:

      1. Susanna Sophia Theron (18501934)
      2. Louisa Jacoba Theron (18511930)
      3. Anna Sophia Theron (18531928)
      4. Magdalena Maria Theron (1854)
      5. Hendrina Johanna Theron (18551937)
      6. Thomas Arnoldus Theron (18571946)
      7. Margaretha Cecilia Theron (1858)
      8. Jan Abraham Theron (1859)
      9. Maria Magdalena Theron (1860)
      10. Elsie Cecilia Theron (1861)
      11. Barend Jacobus Theron (18631915)
      12. Magdalena Elizabeth Theron (1864)
      13. Jan Abraham Theron (1867)
      14. Maria Johanna Theron (18701941)
      15. Jan Abraham Theron (1871)
      16. Ida Naomi Theron (1875)