Michiel Hendrik Koch, 18671941 (aged 73 years)

Name
Michiel Hendrik /Koch/
Birth October 18, 1867 33 35

Citation details: Gravestone: MH KOCH (1868-1941), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=1173673 : accessed 25 Sep 2015
Text:

17 OCT 1868

Quality of data: secondary evidence
Source: LT GEDCOM
Citation details: Baptism: Michaël Hendrik KOCH (1868), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/ 3:1:3Q9M-CSK6-S77T-6?i=236&cat=959223 : accessed 10 July 2019

Birth date: Michael Hendrik KOCH (1867-1941)

Gravestone records 17.10.1868 and LT GEDCOM gives one year earlier on the same day, i.e. 17.10.1867. Baptism record (14.1.1868) gives birth date as 18.10.1867.

Conclusion: birth year is 1867, which also corresponds to age on death certificate (although his death is 2 months before his birthday, so they could have rounded his age off), while birthday is probably on 17 October, as the gravestone was erected by his children.

We will keep 18 October 1867 as day of birth, as this is the oldest record.

Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 34 years)

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. Source: Wikipedia
Historical Event
Orange Free State
from 1854 to 1902 (aged 34 years)

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. Source: Wikipedia
Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 0)
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. Source: Wikipedia
Baptism January 14, 1868 33 35 (aged 2 months)
Citation details: Baptism: Michaël Hendrik KOCH (1868), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/ 3:1:3Q9M-CSK6-S77T-6?i=236&cat=959223 : accessed 10 July 2019
Economic Event
Gold discovered
September 1873 (aged 5 years)
Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field. Source: Wikipedia
War
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (aged 13 years)

Note: Source: Wikipedia
Economic Event
Gold discovered
1881 (aged 13 years)
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. Source: Wikipedia
Economic Event
Gold discovered
1886 (aged 18 years)
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. Source: Wikipedia
MarriageJacoba Egberta FerreiraView this family
April 10, 1900 (aged 32 years) Husband: 30 years Wife: 17 years
Citation details: Marriage: Michiel Hendrik KOCH and Jacoba Egberta FERREIRA (1900), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSV8-83ZL-T?i=1052&cat=959223 : accessed 26 Jan 2019
Source: LT GEDCOM
Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901 (aged 33 years)

Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town. Source: Wikipedia
War
Second Boer War
from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (aged 34 years)

Note: Source: Wikipedia
Epidemic
Pneumonic plague
February 1904 (aged 36 years)

Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg. Source: Wikipedia
Death of a sonAndries Herklaas Koch
May 4, 1905 (aged 37 years)

Source: LT GEDCOM
Epidemic
Tuberculosis
1906 (aged 38 years)

Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa. Source: Wikipedia
Death of a fatherJohannes Petrus Jan Koch
September 29, 1907 (aged 39 years) Age: 73 years 4 months
Citation details: Death notice: Jan Petrus KOCH (1907), MOOC 6/9/583 #3231/1907, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ6-5YMH?mode=g&i=1151&cat=331262 : accessed 19 Feb 2017 image 1152/2202
Text:

at his residence

Citation details: Death registration: Johannes Petrus KOCH (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-95DK-93N4?cc=1779109&wc=Q81G-CWT%3A139969701%2C140563101 : 20 August 2015), 1907 > image 202 of 251; National Archives, Pretoria : accessed 20 Feb 2017
Death of a motherJohanna Andriëtta Teubes
November 28, 1907 (aged 40 years) Age: 75 years 10 months
Citation details: Death notice: Johanna Andriëtta KOCH (1908), MOOC 6/9/588 #410/1908, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ6-5RF8?mode=g&i=1882&cat=331262 : accessed 19 Feb 2017 image 1883/2202
Citation details: Death registration Johanna Andriëtta TEUBES (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-G5DK-9SRN?cc=1779109&wc=Q81G-CWT%3A139969701%2C140563101 : 20 August 2015), 1907 > image 244 of 251; National Archives, Pretoria : accessed 20 Feb 2017
Death of a sisterJohanna Christina Magdalena Koch
November 5, 1908 (aged 41 years) Age: 36 years 3 months
Citation details: Death notice: Johanna Christina Magdalena KOCH (1908), MOOC 6/9/606 #2913, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-CQ96?i=335&cat=331262 image 336/2143 : accessed 26 Feb 2017
Date of entry in original source: November 10, 1908
Quality of data: primary evidence
Historical Event
Union of South Africa
May 31, 1910 (aged 42 years)

Note: Union of South Africa established. Source: Wikipedia
Epidemic
Smallpox
1912 (aged 44 years)

Note: Smallpox outbreaks: The outbreak of smallpox is reported in the Malay Location, Johannesburg and cases of smallpox are discovered in Durban. Source: Wikipedia
Death of a sonCasper Johannes Koch
November 10, 1917 (aged 50 years)

War
World War I
from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (aged 51 years)

Note: Source: Wikipedia
Epidemic
Spanish flu
1918 (aged 50 years)

Note: An estimated 500,000 people die from the Spanish flu epidemic in South Africa, the fifth hardest hit country in the world. Source: Wikipedia
Birth of a granddaughterMona Beatrice Minny
September 28, 1927 (aged 59 years)

Citation details: Mona Beatrice DU PLESSIS, Estate file: 015248/2009
Source: LT GEDCOM
Citation details: Mona Beatrice NAUDE (MINNY), N002/H15
Birth of a grandsonMichael Hendrik Mike Koch
August 22, 1928 (aged 60 years)

Source: LT GEDCOM
Economic Event
Wall Street Crash
October 1929 (aged 61 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century. Source: Wikipedia
Birth of a granddaughterCynthia Theron
September 20, 1934 (aged 66 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p268, b4c5d1e2f1g10h2i1.
Citation details: Edward Noël GIDDY (1931-1998) and Cynthia THERON (1934-1998), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=1951203 : accessed 1 June 2016
Citation details: Cynthia GIDDY (THERON), G007/M07
Baptism of a granddaughterCynthia Theron
January 27, 1935 (aged 67 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p268, b4c5d1e2f1g10h2i1.
Death of a sisterSusanna Justiena Koch
October 3, 1937 (aged 69 years) Age: 74 years 8 months 14 days
Address: Môrester, Kempstraat, Humansdorp
Citation details: http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=695170 : accessed 20 May 2016
Text:

NORTIER J.H. 1857 -1938 & S.J. KOCH 1869-1934

Note: The transcription of the gravestone is wrong. According to the death notice, one calculates the birthdate to be 21.1.1863 based on age at death.
Citation details: Death notice: Susanna Justiena KOCH (1937), KAB MOOC 6/9/4983 #56583, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91Q-WKCS?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-9TB%3A1598052368 : 12 September 2017), 007735694 > image 1556 of 1583; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 20 Apr 2020
Birth of a granddaughterJacoba Egbertha Johannes Bertha Koch
February 17, 1939 (aged 71 years)

Source: LT GEDCOM
Citation details: Jacoba Egbertha Johannes KREUNEN (KOCH), K018/M16
Birth of a grandsonTheseus Koch
June 13, 1939 (aged 71 years)

Source: LT GEDCOM
Death of a wifeJacoba Egberta Ferreira
March 14, 1940 (aged 72 years)
Citation details: Death registration Jacoba Egberta FERREIRA: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-159394-172310-19?cc=1779109 : accessed 25 September 2015), 1940 > Beaufort West > image 82 of 381; National Archives, Pretoria
Date of entry in original source: March 15, 1940
Text:

Carcinoma of the spine

Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: Burial: Jacoba Egberta KOCH (1940), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKD-YKXG?i=98&cat=1152816 : accessed 9 Jan 2020
Burial of a wifeJacoba Egberta Ferreira
March 15, 1940 (aged 72 years)
Address: Old cemetery, Corner of Blyth and Van Wyk Street, Beaufort West
Citation details: Burial: Jacoba Egberta KOCH (1940), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKD-YKXG?i=98&cat=1152816 : accessed 9 Jan 2020
Death of a grandsonTheseus Koch
August 5, 1940 (aged 72 years)

Source: LT GEDCOM
War
World War II
from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (aged 77 years)

Note: Source: Wikipedia
Death August 12, 1941 Age: 73 years
Citation details: Death registration Michael Hendrik KOCH: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-9718-39131-91?cc=1779109 : accessed 25 September 2015), 1941 > Worcester > image 468 of 790; National Archives, Pretoria.
Date of entry in original source: August 12, 1941
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: Gravestone: MH KOCH (1868-1941), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=1173673 : accessed 25 Sep 2015
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Source: LT GEDCOM
Burial
Address: Ou NG Kerk begraafplaas, De Doorns
Citation details: Gravestone: MH KOCH (1868-1941), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=1173673 : accessed 25 Sep 2015