Jan Stephanus Minnaar,

Name
Jan Stephanus /Minnaar/
Given names
Jan Stephanus
Surname
Minnaar
MarriageCatharina Frederica LoockView this family
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War
Britain declares war on the Netherlands
December 20, 1780

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Note: French troops arrive at the Cape Colony to guard it against the English.
Historical Event
Colonisation
1780

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Note: The Fish River is made the eastern boundary of the Cape Colony.
War
French troops depart the Cape
1784

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Note: Consequence of signing the Treaty of Paris (3 Sep 1783).

Consequence of signing the Treaty of Paris (3 Sep 1783).

War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799

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Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795

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Note: The Dutch East India Company is in financial ruins. 29 January – Farmers expelled the officials of t…

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
The Cape becomes a British Colony
March 5, 1797

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War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815

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Natural disaster
Drought
1809

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Note: A severe drought occurs in the eastern frontier region.
Town founded
The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
1812

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Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818

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Historical Event
British settlers
1820

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Note: 17 March - The first British settlers arrived in Table Bay, Cape Town on the Nautilus and the Chapma…

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
British sterling adopted
1825

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Note: Rix dollar (Dutch: Rijsksdaalder) is converted into the British sterling.
Marriage of a childCarel Johannes van der MerweDeborah Elizabeth MinnaarView this family
June 8, 1828

Citation details: van der Merwe, p578, b2c13d5e1f7.
Historical Event
Great trek
1835

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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony.
Marriage of a childAndries Gustaf ErlankAnna Catharina Susanna MinnaarView this family
November 25, 1836
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Citation details: Death notice: Anna Catherina Susana MINNAAR (1879), MOOC 6/9/169 #6788/1879, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-W3DG-C?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZR%3A1598082383 : 28 September 2018), 007844949 > image 1873 of 2103; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
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Citation details: Marriage: Andries Gustaf ERLANCK and Anna Catharina Susanna MINNAAR (1836), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSV8-QDZN?cat=959223 : accessed 11 Apr 2020
Birth of a granddaughterCatharina Frederica Elizabeth Erlank
November 11, 1837

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Citation details: Death notice: Anna Catherina Susana MINNAAR (1879), MOOC 6/9/169 #6788/1879, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-W3DG-C?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZR%3A1598082383 : 28 September 2018), 007844949 > image 1873 of 2103; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Citation details: Death notice: Andries Gustaaf ERLANK (1879), MOOC 6/9/169 #6622/1879, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-W388-X?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZR%3A1598082383 : 28 September 2018), 007844949 > image 1698 of 2103; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Birth of a grandsonJan Stephanus van der Merwe
May 1838
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Citation details: van der Merwe, p578, b2c13d5e1f7g6.
Birth of a grandsonJan Stephanus Erlank
January 27, 1839

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Death of a grandsonJan Stephanus Erlank
August 28, 1839
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Birth of a grandsonJan Stephanus Erlank
August 2, 1840

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Citation details: Death notice: Anna Catherina Susana MINNAAR (1879), MOOC 6/9/169 #6788/1879, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-W3DG-C?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZR%3A1598082383 : 28 September 2018), 007844949 > image 1873 of 2103; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Citation details: Death notice: Andries Gustaaf ERLANK (1879), MOOC 6/9/169 #6622/1879, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-W388-X?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZR%3A1598082383 : 28 September 2018), 007844949 > image 1698 of 2103; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Birth of a granddaughterMaria Catharina Erlank
October 11, 1841

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Birth of a granddaughterElizabeth Debora Erlank
October 11, 1841

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Birth of a granddaughterElsie Erlank
December 16, 1842

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Citation details: Death notice: Anna Catherina Susana MINNAAR (1879), MOOC 6/9/169 #6788/1879, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-W3DG-C?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZR%3A1598082383 : 28 September 2018), 007844949 > image 1873 of 2103; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Citation details: Death notice: Andries Gustaaf ERLANK (1879), MOOC 6/9/169 #6622/1879, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-W388-X?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZR%3A1598082383 : 28 September 2018), 007844949 > image 1698 of 2103; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Birth of a granddaughterElsie Erlank
December 16, 1843

Citation details: van der Merwe, p578, b2c13d5e1f7g6.
Citation details: Death notice: Anna Catherina Susana MINNAAR (1879), MOOC 6/9/169 #6788/1879, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-W3DG-C?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZR%3A1598082383 : 28 September 2018), 007844949 > image 1873 of 2103; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Citation details: Death notice: Andries Gustaaf ERLANK (1879), MOOC 6/9/169 #6622/1879, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-W388-X?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZR%3A1598082383 : 28 September 2018), 007844949 > image 1698 of 2103; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844

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Birth of a grandsonCarel Jonas Johannes Erlank
March 4, 1845

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Citation details: Death notice: Anna Catherina Susana MINNAAR (1879), MOOC 6/9/169 #6788/1879, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-W3DG-C?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZR%3A1598082383 : 28 September 2018), 007844949 > image 1873 of 2103; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Citation details: Death notice: Carel Jonas Johannes ERLANK (1878), MOOC 6/9/164 #5793/1878, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-W3DC-8?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZR%3A1598082383 : 12 September 2017), 007844949 > image 804 of 2103; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Citation details: Death notice: Andries Gustaaf ERLANK (1879), MOOC 6/9/169 #6622/1879, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-W388-X?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZR%3A1598082383 : 28 September 2018), 007844949 > image 1698 of 2103; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Baptism of a granddaughterElsie Erlank
January 1, 1846
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Birth of a granddaughterAnna Catharina Susanna Erlank
September 14, 1847

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Citation details: Death notice: Anna Catherina Susana MINNAAR (1879), MOOC 6/9/169 #6788/1879, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-W3DG-C?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZR%3A1598082383 : 28 September 2018), 007844949 > image 1873 of 2103; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Citation details: Death notice: Andries Gustaaf ERLANK (1879), MOOC 6/9/169 #6622/1879, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-W388-X?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZR%3A1598082383 : 28 September 2018), 007844949 > image 1698 of 2103; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Birth of a grandsonGert Johan Willem Gous Erlank
February 18, 1850

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Citation details: Death notice: Anna Catherina Susana MINNAAR (1879), MOOC 6/9/169 #6788/1879, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-W3DG-C?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZR%3A1598082383 : 28 September 2018), 007844949 > image 1873 of 2103; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Citation details: Death notice: Andries Gustaaf ERLANK (1879), MOOC 6/9/169 #6622/1879, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-W388-X?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZR%3A1598082383 : 28 September 2018), 007844949 > image 1698 of 2103; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Birth of a grandsonJohannes Hendrik Erlank
October 22, 1851

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Citation details: Death notice: Anna Catherina Susana MINNAAR (1879), MOOC 6/9/169 #6788/1879, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-W3DG-C?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZR%3A1598082383 : 28 September 2018), 007844949 > image 1873 of 2103; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Citation details: Death notice: Andries Gustaaf ERLANK (1879), MOOC 6/9/169 #6622/1879, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-W388-X?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZR%3A1598082383 : 28 September 2018), 007844949 > image 1698 of 2103; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Birth of a grandsonJacobus Johannes Erlank
March 21, 1853
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Citation details: Death notice: Anna Catherina Susana MINNAAR (1879), MOOC 6/9/169 #6788/1879, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-W3DG-C?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZR%3A1598082383 : 28 September 2018), 007844949 > image 1873 of 2103; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Citation details: Death notice: Andries Gustaaf ERLANK (1879), MOOC 6/9/169 #6622/1879, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-W388-X?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZR%3A1598082383 : 28 September 2018), 007844949 > image 1698 of 2103; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Birth of a granddaughterWilhelmina Christina Erlank
November 22, 1855

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Citation details: Death notice: Anna Catherina Susana MINNAAR (1879), MOOC 6/9/169 #6788/1879, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-W3DG-C?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZR%3A1598082383 : 28 September 2018), 007844949 > image 1873 of 2103; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Citation details: Death notice: Andries Gustaaf ERLANK (1879), MOOC 6/9/169 #6622/1879, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-W388-X?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZR%3A1598082383 : 28 September 2018), 007844949 > image 1698 of 2103; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Birth of a granddaughterMartha Johanna Erlank
August 20, 1858

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Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859

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Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza.
Birth of a granddaughterFrancina Johanna Erlank
December 29, 1860

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Citation details: Death notice: Anna Catherina Susana MINNAAR (1879), MOOC 6/9/169 #6788/1879, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-W3DG-C?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZR%3A1598082383 : 28 September 2018), 007844949 > image 1873 of 2103; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Citation details: Death notice: Andries Gustaaf ERLANK (1879), MOOC 6/9/169 #6622/1879, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-W388-X?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZR%3A1598082383 : 28 September 2018), 007844949 > image 1698 of 2103; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
War
American Civil War
from April 1861 to May 1865

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Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues includin…

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 granddaughterMartha Johanna Erlank
March 21, 1877
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Death of a grandsonCarel Jonas Johannes Erlank
August 22, 1878 Age: 33 years 5 months 18 days
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Citation details: Death notice: Carel Jonas Johannes ERLANK (1878), MOOC 6/9/164 #5793/1878, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-W3DC-8?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZR%3A1598082383 : 12 September 2017), 007844949 > image 804 of 2103; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
War
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881

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Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902

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Note: The South African Republic (Dutch: Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, ZAR), often referred to as the Trans…

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
Orange Free State
from 1854 to 1902

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Note: The Orange Free State (Dutch: Oranje-Vrijstaat, Afrikaans: Oranje-Vrystaat) was an independent Boer…

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
Economic depression
1865
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Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867
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Note: The Eureka Diamond was the first diamond discovered in South Africa. It weighed 21.25 carats (4.250…

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
Gold discovered
September 1873
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field.
Death of a daughterAnna Catharina Susanna Minnaar
June 5, 1878 Age: 58 years 2 months
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Citation details: Death notice: Anna Catherina Susana MINNAAR (1879), MOOC 6/9/169 #6788/1879, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-W3DG-C?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZR%3A1598082383 : 28 September 2018), 007844949 > image 1873 of 2103; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Economic Event
Gold discovered
1881
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Note: In 1881 gold in the Barberton area was discovered by Tom McLachlan who found alluvial gold at Jamest…

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.

Death of a daughterDeborah Elizabeth Minnaar
June 16, 1884
Citation details: van der Merwe, p578, b2c13d5e1f7.
Economic Event
Gold discovered
1886
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Note: Discovery of the Main Reef in Witwatersrand. Gold rushes to Pilgrim's Rest and Barberton were precur…

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.

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