Maria Cornelia Beatha Erlank, 1797

Name
Maria Cornelia Beatha /Erlank/
Given names
Maria Cornelia Beatha
Surname
Erlank
Name
Maria Cornelia Bertha /Erlank/
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also known as
Birth
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Baptism January 8, 1797 38 20 (aged 0 days)
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Citation details: (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VFT9-TPV : 4 December 2014), Maria Cornelia Bertha Erlank, 08 Jan 1797, Baptism; citing p. , Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, State Archives, Cape Province; FHL microfilm 2,214,108 : accessed 27 Jan 2017
War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 1 year)

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Historical Event
The Cape becomes a British Colony
March 5, 1797 (aged 1 month)

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Death of a brotherKarel Hendrik Erlank
December 21, 1803 (aged 6 years)
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War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 18 years)

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Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 11 years)

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Note: A severe drought occurs in the eastern frontier region.
Town founded
The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
1812 (aged 14 years)

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Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 21 years)

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Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 22 years)

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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.

Death of a fatherGustav Erlank
August 27, 1823 (aged 26 years)
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Economic Event
British sterling adopted
1825 (aged 27 years)

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Note: Rix dollar (Dutch: Rijsksdaalder) is converted into the British sterling.
Death of a sisterFrancina Carolina Gustava Erlank
December 26, 1832 (aged 35 years)
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Historical Event
Great trek
1835 (aged 37 years)

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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony.
Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844 (aged 46 years)

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Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859 (aged 61 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 68 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 67 years)
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Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 69 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 76 years)
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field.
Death of a brotherJonas Michiel Johannes Erlank
July 28, 1878 (aged 81 years) Age: 79 years 8 months 15 days
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Citation details: Death notice: Jonas Michael Johannes ERLANK (1878), MOOC 6/9/164 #5624/1878, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-W38W-D?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZR%3A1598082383 : 28 September 2018), 007844949 > image 628 of 2103; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Death of a brotherAndries Gustaf Erlank
February 12, 1879 (aged 82 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 84 years)

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Economic Event
Gold discovered
1881 (aged 83 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 88 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.

Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901 (aged 104 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 105 years)

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Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 104 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 104 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.

Epidemic
Pneumonic plague
February 1904 (aged 107 years)

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Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg.
Epidemic
Tuberculosis
1906 (aged 108 years)

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Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa.
Historical Event
Union of South Africa
May 31, 1910 (aged 113 years)

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Note: Union of South Africa established.
Epidemic
Smallpox
1912 (aged 114 years)

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Note: Smallpox outbreaks: The outbreak of smallpox is reported in the Malay Location, Johannesburg and cas…

Smallpox outbreaks: The outbreak of smallpox is reported in the Malay Location, Johannesburg and cases of smallpox are discovered in Durban.

War
World War I
from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (aged 121 years)

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Prime minister
Louis Botha
from May 31, 1910 to August 27, 1919 (aged 122 years)

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Death of a motherCatharina Maria Wilke

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Death
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