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Petrus Hermanus PretoriusAge: 76 years18311908

Name
Petrus Hermanus Pretorius
Given names
Petrus Hermanus
Surname
Pretorius
Birth November 18, 1831 26

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Baptism December 11, 1831 (Age 23 days)
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Historical Event 1835 (Age 3 years)

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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony
Death of a paternal grandfatherJacobus Johannes Pretorius
January 23, 1837 (Age 5 years)
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Town founded 1844 (Age 12 years)

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Note: Settlement of Victoria West is established
MarriageMaria Susanna Elizabeth Janse van RensburgView this family
March 13, 1854 (Age 22 years)
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Epidemic from 1857 to 1859 (Age 25 years)

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Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza
War from April 1861 to May 1865 (Age 29 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
Death of a fatherJohannes Jacobus Pretorius
June 10, 1890 (Age 58 years)
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Epidemic February 1, 1901 (Age 69 years)

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Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town
War from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (Age 67 years)

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Note: Second Boer War
Historical Event from 1852 to 1902 (Age 20 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 22 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 33 years)
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Note: Economic depression
Economic Event 1867 (Age 35 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 41 years)
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field
War from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (Age 49 years)

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Note: First Boer War
Economic Event 1881 (Age 49 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 54 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 wifeMaria Susanna Elizabeth Janse van Rensburg
February 23, 1903 (Age 71 years) Age: 65 years 7 months 21 days
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Maria Susanna Elizabeth JANSE VAN RENSBURG (1903), VAB MHG R1439, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99LW-P96K-Q?cc=3040532 : accessed 10 May 2020
MarriageBarbara Wilhelmina StearView this family
February 15, 1904 (Age 72 years)
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Citation details: Death notice: Barbara Wilhelmina STEAR (1934), TAB MHG #86263, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSSD-P4GL?cc=2520237&wc=Q6VB-BYF%3A1590242847 : 16 December 2016), 007820965 > image 1784 of 2138; Pietermaritzburg Archives (formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 11 Dec 2019
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Epidemic February 1904 (Age 72 years)

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Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg
Epidemic 1906 (Age 74 years)

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Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa
Death March 23, 1908 (Age 76 years)

Publication: Vol. 8, Pi-Q (2002) ISBN: 0-7972-0949-2
Citation details: Pretorius, p390, b3c7d1e1f3g3.
  1. Generation 1
    1. Petrus Hermanus Pretorius, son of Johannes Jacobus Pretorius and Elisabeth Maria van Vreeden, was born on November 18, 1831 and died on March 23, 1908 at the age of 76. He married 2 times. The first time he married Maria Susanna Elizabeth Janse van Rensburg, daughter of Luduwich Johannes Janse van Rensburg and Maria Susanna Elizabeth Jacobs, on March 13, 1854 in Potchefstroom, North West Province. She was born calculated July 2, 1837 in Free State and died on February 23, 1903 in Schulpatkuil, Dist. Boshof, Free State. The second time he married Barbara Wilhelmina Stear (great-uncle’s son-in-law’s father’s great-niece), daughter of John Richard Stear and Maria Susanna Theron, on February 15, 1904 in Boshof, Free State. She was born on October 14, 1855 in Boshof, Free State and died on August 8, 1934 in Christiana, North West Province at the age of 78.