Jacobus Johannes Erlank, 18531908 (aged 55 years)

Name
Jacobus Johannes /Erlank/
Given names
Jacobus Johannes
Surname
Erlank
Birth March 21, 1853 52 32
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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
Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859 (aged 5 years)

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Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza.
War
American Civil War
from April 1861 to May 1865 (aged 12 years)

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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.

Economic Event
Economic depression
1865 (aged 11 years)
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Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 13 years)
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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 (aged 20 years)
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field.
Death of a sisterMartha Johanna Erlank
March 21, 1877 (aged 24 years)
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Death of a motherAnna Catharina Susanna Minnaar
June 5, 1878 (aged 25 years) 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
Death of a brotherCarel Jonas Johannes Erlank
August 22, 1878 (aged 25 years) 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
Death of a fatherAndries Gustaf Erlank
February 12, 1879 (aged 25 years) Age: 77 years
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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
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (aged 28 years)

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Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 48 years)

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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 (aged 48 years)

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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
Gold discovered
1881 (aged 27 years)
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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.

Economic Event
Gold discovered
1886 (aged 32 years)
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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.

Death of a half-sisterHester Christina Johanna Adriana Erlank
June 1, 1893 (aged 40 years) Age: 67 years
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Text:

Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Citation details: Death notice: Hester Christina Johanna Adriana ERLANK (1893), MOOC 6/9/317 #1171/1893, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ8-W94N-C?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S86%3A1598082396 : 12 September 2017), 007844963 > image 1589 of 2039; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901 (aged 47 years)

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Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town.
War
Second Boer War
from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (aged 49 years)

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Epidemic
Pneumonic plague
February 1904 (aged 50 years)

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Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg.
Epidemic
Tuberculosis
1906 (aged 52 years)

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Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa.
Number of children
9

Citation details: Death registration Jacobus Johannes ERLANK: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-21991-71793-20?cc=1779109 : accessed 28 September 2015), 1908 > Kimberley > image 440 of 1166; National Archives, Pretoria.
Date of entry in original source: May 5, 1908
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Death May 3, 1908 (aged 55 years)
Address: Robinson Street, Beaconsfield, Kimberley
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Date of entry in original source: May 5, 1908
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: Death registration Jacobus Johannes ERLANK: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-21991-71793-20?cc=1779109 : accessed 28 September 2015), 1908 > Kimberley > image 440 of 1166; National Archives, Pretoria.