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Marthinus Christoffel BothaAge: 46 years18421888

Name
Marthinus Christoffel Botha
Given names
Marthinus Christoffel
Surname
Botha
Birth May 21, 1842 38

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Botha, p377, b4c9d2e1f2g2.
Baptism August 14, 1842 (Age 2 months)
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Botha, p377, b4c9d2e1f2g2.
Town founded 1844 (Age 19 months)

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Note: Settlement of Victoria West is established
Epidemic from 1857 to 1859 (Age 14 years)

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Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza
MarriageMaria Susanna StearView this family
February 16, 1865 (Age 22 years)
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Distribution account: Estate of Maria Susanna STEAR born THERON (1890), VAB MHG T242, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9LW-J9D3-Q?i=657&cat=195564 : accessed 11 Dec 2019
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Botha, p377, b4c9d2e1f2g2.
War from April 1861 to May 1865 (Age 18 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 38 years)

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Note: First Boer War
Historical Event from 1852 to 1902 (Age 9 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 11 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 22 years)
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Note: Economic depression
Economic Event 1867 (Age 24 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 31 years)
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field
Economic Event 1881 (Age 38 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 43 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 October 20, 1888 (Age 46 years)

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Botha, p377, b4c9d2e1f2g2.
  1. Generation 1
    1. Marthinus Christoffel Botha, son of Adam Botha and Susanna Catharina Jänecke, was born on May 21, 1842 and died on October 20, 1888 at the age of 46. He married Maria Susanna Stear (great-great-uncle’s son-in-law’s great-niece), daughter of John Richard Stear and Maria Susanna Theron, on February 16, 1865 in George, Western Cape. She was born on April 30, 1851 and died on November 27, 1939 at the age of 88.