Izaak van der Merwe, 1809

Name
Izaak /van der Merwe/
Given names
Izaak
Surname
van der Merwe
Birth
Citation details: van der Merwe, p581, b2c14d2e3f7.
Marriage
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Citation details: van der Merwe, p581, b2c14d2e3f7.
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War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 6 years)
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Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 0)
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Note: A severe drought occurs in the eastern frontier region.
Town founded
The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
1812 (aged 2 years)
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Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 8 years)
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Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 10 years)
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Note: 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.
Marriage of a parent
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Economic Event
British sterling adopted
1825 (aged 15 years)
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Note: Rix dollar (Dutch: Rijsksdaalder) is converted into the British sterling.
Historical Event
Great trek
1835 (aged 25 years)
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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony.
Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844 (aged 34 years)
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Marriage of a son
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03 JAN 1857

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Citation details: van der Merwe, p581, b2c14d2e3f7g2.
Citation details: Marriage: Barend Stephanus VAN DER MERWE and Elisabetha Margaritha WELGEMOED (1857), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKD-G9JV-N?i=534&cat=994807 : accessed 9 Aug 2019
Birth of a granddaughter
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Citation details: Death notice: Maria Elizabeth VAN DER MERWE (1880), MOOC 6/9/176 #832, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ6-GSHS-K?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S89%3A1598082384 : 28 September 2018), 007844950 > image 2000 of 2130; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 22 Sep 2020
Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859 (aged 49 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 55 years)
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Note: 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 55 years)
South Africa
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Birth of a grandson
Baptism of a grandson
Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 57 years)
Hopetown, Northern Cape, South Africa
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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
Gold discovered
September 1873 (aged 63 years)
Pilgrim's Rest, Mpumulanga, South Africa
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field.
Marriage of a granddaughter
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Citation details: Death notice: David Johan WELGEMOED (1925), MOOC 6/9/2820 #8439/1925, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9BK-Y7MJ?i=792&cat=331262 : accessed 20 Feb 2017
Citation details: Marriage: David Johannes WELGEMOED and Maria Elisabeth VAN DER MERWE (1878), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKD-G92L-F?i=770&cat=994807 : accessed 9 Aug 2019
Death of a granddaughter
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Citation details: Death notice: Maria Elizabeth VAN DER MERWE (1880), MOOC 6/9/176 #832, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ6-GSHS-K?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S89%3A1598082384 : 28 September 2018), 007844950 > image 2000 of 2130; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 22 Sep 2020
War
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (aged 71 years)
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Economic Event
Gold discovered
1881 (aged 71 years)
Barberton, Mpumulanga, South Africa
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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
Gold discovered
1886 (aged 76 years)
Langlaagte, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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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.
Marriage of a grandson
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Citation details: Marriage: Barend Stefanus VAN DER MERWE and Maria Susanna Catharina BOSCH (1888), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKD-G927-G?i=844&cat=994807 : accessed 30 June 2019
Death of a son
Cause: murder by gunshot (after inquest)
Citation details: Death registration: Barend Stephanus VAN DER MERWE (11 Sep 1896), FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939Z-PB81-C?cc=1779109&wc=Q81G-HQR%3A139966501%2C139965702 : 21 August 2017), 1896 > Cradock > image 238 of 428; National Archives, Pretoria : accessed 11 Oct 2020
Date of entry in original source: September 11, 1896
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: Death registration: Barend Stephanus VAN DER MERWE (17 Sep 1896), FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939Z-PB81-C?cc=1779109&wc=Q81G-HQR%3A139966501%2C139965702 : 21 August 2017), 1896 > Cradock > image 238 of 428; National Archives, Pretoria : accessed 11 Oct 2020
Date of entry in original source: September 17, 1896
Quality of data: primary evidence
Text:

† "Brakfontein", dist. Cradock 11.9.1896

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Text:

op de plaats Brakfontein

Citation details: Death notice: Barend Stephanus VAN DER MERWE (1896), MOOC 6/9/358 #2612, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ8-FSJ7-B?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S8T%3A1598092308 : 12 September 2017), 007844969 > image 9 of 2176; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 25 June 2019

Death place: Barend Stephanus VAN DER MERWE (1832-1896)

The death registrations indicate place of death as Dassieskloof with an intention to bury on Brakfontein his normal place of residence.

Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901 (aged 91 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 92 years)
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Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 92 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
Orange Free State
from 1854 to 1902 (aged 92 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.
Epidemic
Pneumonic plague
February 1904 (aged 94 years)
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Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg.
Epidemic
Tuberculosis
1906 (aged 96 years)
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Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa.
Historical Event
Union of South Africa
May 31, 1910 (aged 100 years)
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Note: Union of South Africa established.
Epidemic
Smallpox
1912 (aged 102 years)
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Note: 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 109 years)
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Epidemic
Spanish flu
1918 (aged 108 years)
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Note: An estimated 500,000 people die from the Spanish flu epidemic in South Africa, the fifth hardest hit country in the world.
Prime minister
Louis Botha
from May 31, 1910 to August 27, 1919 (aged 109 years)
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Prime minister
Jan Christiaan Smuts
from September 3, 1919 to June 30, 1924 (aged 114 years)
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Prime minister
James Barry Munnik Hertzog
from June 30, 1924 to September 5, 1939 (aged 129 years)
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Death of a father
Death of a mother
Death
yes
Family with parents
father
1775
Baptism: June 18, 1775 32 32 Drakenstein, Western Cape, South Africa
Death:
mother
Marriage MarriageOctober 12, 1798
11 years
himself
1809
Birth: October 7, 1809 34 28 Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Death:
Father’s family with Magdalena Johanna de Wet
father
1775
Baptism: June 18, 1775 32 32 Drakenstein, Western Cape, South Africa
Death:
stepmother
Marriage MarriageFebruary 6, 1823
Family with Aletta Susanna van der Linde
himself
1809
Birth: October 7, 1809 34 28 Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Death:
wife
1811
Birth: February 8, 1811 44
Death:
Marriage MarriageGrahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
son
18321896
Baptism: April 18, 1832 22 21 Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Death: September 11, 1896Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Johan Christiaan Isaakse + Aletta Susanna van der Linde
wife’s husband
wife
1811
Birth: February 8, 1811 44
Death:
Marriage MarriageNovember 9, 1851Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Descendants of Izaak van der Merwe

  1. Generation 1
    1. Izaak van der Merwe, son of Pieter Schalk van der Merwe and Cornelia Labuschagne, was born on October 7, 1809 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

      He married Aletta Susanna van der Linde, daughter of Barend Stephanus van der Linde and Anna Margaretha Roos, in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. She was born on February 8, 1811.

      Children of Izaak van der Merwe and Aletta Susanna van der Linde:

      1. Barend Stephanus van der Merwe (18321896)
  2. Generation 2 back to top
    1. Barend Stephanus van der Merwe, farmer (in 1857) and farmer (in 1896), son of Izaak van der Merwe and Aletta Susanna van der Linde, was baptized on April 18, 1832 in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa and died on September 11, 1896 in Dassieskloof, Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa at the age of 64.

      He married Elizabeth Margaretha Welgemoed, daughter of David Johannes Welgemoed and Maria Elizabeth Krugel, on March 1, 1857 in Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa. She was born in February 1838 in Dist. Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa and died about 1897 in Schurftepoort, Dist. Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

      Children of Barend Stephanus van der Merwe and Elizabeth Margaretha Welgemoed:

      1. Maria Elizabeth van der Merwe (18581880)
      2. Barend Stephanus van der Merwe (18661936)
  3. Generation 3 back to top
    1. Maria Elizabeth van der Merwe, daughter of Barend Stephanus van der Merwe and Elizabeth Margaretha Welgemoed, was born on January 6, 1858 in Brakfontein, Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa and died on September 26, 1880 in Brakfontein, Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa at the age of 22.

      She married David Johannes Welgemoed (first cousin), son of Andries Jacobus Welgemoed and Magdalena Wilhelmina Bosch, on March 27, 1878 in Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa. He was born before December 15, 1855 in Dist. Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa and died on June 30, 1925 in Buxton, Dist. Stockenstrom, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

      Children of Maria Elizabeth van der Merwe and David Johannes Welgemoed:

      1. Elizabeth Margaretha Welgemoed (18781940)
      2. Magdalena Wilhelmina Welgemoed (18801880)
    2. Barend Stephanus VAN DER MERWE (1866-1936, c. 1920)

      Barend Stephanus van der Merwe, son of Barend Stephanus van der Merwe and Elizabeth Margaretha Welgemoed, was born on March 15, 1866 and died on July 31, 1936 in Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa at the age of 70.

      He married Maria Susanna Catharina Bosch (fourth cousin), daughter of Roelof Anthony Bosch and Aletta Johanna Hayter, on August 27, 1888 in Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa. She was born on June 12, 1864 and died on December 28, 1947 at the age of 83.

      Children of Barend Stephanus van der Merwe and Maria Susanna Catharina Bosch:

      1. Aletta Johanna van der Merwe (1889)
      2. Barend Stefanus van der Merwe (1891)
      3. Roelof Anthonie van der Merwe (1893)
      4. Margaretha Elizabeth van der Merwe (1903)
      5. Barend Stephanus van der Merwe (19111969)

Ancestors of Izaak van der Merwe

  1. Generation 1
    1. Izaak van der Merwe, son of Pieter Schalk van der Merwe and Cornelia Labuschagne, was born on October 7, 1809 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

  2. Generation 2 back to top
      2 of 2 individuals (100% complete).
    1. Pieter Schalk van der Merwe, son of Pieter Schalk van der Merwe and Elsie van der Merwe, was baptized on June 18, 1775 in Drakenstein, Western Cape, South Africa.

    2. Cornelia Labuschagne was baptized on December 10, 1780.

  3. Generation 3 back to top
      2 of 4 individuals (50% complete).
    1. Pieter Schalk van der Merwe, son of Gerrit van der Merwe and Jacoba Jabje van Heerden, was baptized on April 13, 1743 in Drakenstein, Western Cape, South Africa.

    2. Elsie van der Merwe, daughter of Willem van der Merwe and Elsie van Heerden, was baptized on April 13, 1743.

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Barend Stephanus van der Merwe (1866–1936) Judith Daisy Welgemoed (1914–1987) Dirk Hendrik Jacobus Coetzee (1931–2010) Aletta C. Lettie Visagie (1921–2002) Guillaume Gieljam van Niekerk (1872–1978) Burgher Ferreira Koch (1913–1976) Anna Magdalena Egbertha Koch (1905–1972) Vera Theron (1954–2012) Roelof Anthonie van der Merwe (1893–) Barend Stephanus van der Merwe Bennie Welgemoed (1906–1959) John Maitland Laurie Watermeyer (1916–2000) Emma Carolina Louisa Boardman (1875–1960) Daniel Hockly (1787–1835) Muriel Dorothy Evelyn Barnard (1941–2009) Jacoba Egberta Ferreira (1881–1940) Jacoba Ritchie Erlank (1866–1904) Harriet Hockly (1817–1874) Frank Edwin Blewett (1916–1995) Petronella Johanna Piekie de Villiers (1907–1973) Michiel Hendrik Koch (1867–1941) Cynthia Theron (1934–1998) Christian Gert Boy Theron (1874–1962) Richard Leonard Haddon Townsend (1904–1990) William Dods Pringle (1809–1876) Rhoda Alice Lovering (1893–) Willem Izak Welgemoed (1911–1992) Leon Theron (1916–1966) Jacobus Nicolaas Boshoff (1808–1881) Brenda Law (1910–1999) Elizabeth Moore (1790–1862) Maria Susanna Catharina Bosch (1864–1947) Hugo Theron (1918–1987) Johanna Maria Jossie Loubser (1934–2007) Charles Thomas Ekron (1873–1935) Magdalena Elizabeth Grové (1841–1907) Maria Elizabeth Nonnie Conradie (1866–1955) Dacre Lovett Haddon (1922–1944) Johannes Frederik John Theron (1880–1971) Anna Jacoba Elizabeth Greeff (1891–1966) Kate Winifred Winnie Haddon (1873–1945) Willem Jacobus Cloete (1901–1981) Anna Susanna Girlie Theron (1907–1984) Jacobus Johannes Koos Theron (1896–1975) Hugo Theron (1918–1987) Johannes Frederik Jannie Theron (1910–1990) Henri-Armand du Wicquet de Rodelinghem (1848–) Rosine Maud Townsend (1897–) Andries Christian David Dries Koch (1918–1982) Dirk Hendrik Jacobus Coetzee (1931–2010) Willem Izak Welgemoed (1911–1992) Johanna Andrichetta Thebus Koch (1907–2003) Barend Stephanus van der Merwe Bennie Welgemoed (1906–1959) Aletta Johanna van der Merwe (1889–) Margaretha Elizabeth van der Merwe (1903–) James Arthur Frederick Skeggs (1896–1963) Cornelius Willem Petrus Corneels Cloete (1899–1967) Cornelius Willem Petrus Corneels Cloete (1899–1967) Susanna Catharina Sannie van der Merwe (1927–1951) Toby van Schalkwyk Koch (1952–2003) Martinus Gericke Jeppe Koch (1921–1998)