Jan Gysbert du Preez, 18661950 (aged 84 years)

Name
Jan Gysbert /du Preez/
Given names
Jan Gysbert
Surname
du Preez
Birth calculated August 25, 1866

Address: Cape Province
Citation details: Death notice: Jan Gysbert DU PREEZ (1950), TAB MHG #6625/1950, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS37-9S1Z-L?cc=2520237&wc=Q6VB-BZB%3A1590243047 : 16 December 2016), 007830993 > image 1227 of 3018; Pietermaritzburg Archives (formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 13 Dec 2018
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…

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

Economic Event
Gold discovered
September 1873 (aged 7 years)
Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilgrim%27s_…

Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field. Source: Wikipedia

War
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (aged 14 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Boer_War)
Economic Event
Gold discovered
1881 (aged 14 years)
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. Source: Wikipedia

Economic Event
Gold discovered
1886 (aged 19 years)
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. Source: Wikipedia

MarriageMargaretha Isabella Maria OdendaalView this family
May 1, 1889 (aged 22 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p400, b4c7d2e1f7g3.
Citation details: Death notice: Margaretha Isabella Maria ODENDAAL (1933), TAB MHG #82677/1933, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS9R-4Q4X-Q?cc=2520237&wc=Q6VB-BPQ%3A1590242720 : 7 September 2018), 007808648 > image 180 of 2421; Pietermaritzburg Archives (formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 13 Dec 2018
Citation details: Odendaal, p22, b3c1d3e3f13g2.
Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901 (aged 34 years)

Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1901_in_So…

Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town. Source: Wikipedia

War
Second Boer War
from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (aged 35 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Boer_War)
Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 35 years)

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

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 35 years)

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

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

Epidemic
Pneumonic plague
February 1904 (aged 37 years)

Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1904_…

Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg. Source: Wikipedia

Epidemic
Tuberculosis
1906 (aged 39 years)

Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.…

Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa. Source: Wikipedia

Historical Event
Union of South Africa
May 31, 1910 (aged 43 years)

Note: Union of South Africa established. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_of_South_…

Union of South Africa established. Source: Wikipedia

Epidemic
Smallpox
1912 (aged 45 years)

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. Source: Wikipedia

Marriage of a childJohannes Nicolaas TheronRosina Rose du PreezView this family
July 25, 1917 (aged 50 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p400, b4c7d2e1f7g3.
War
World War I
from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (aged 52 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I)
Epidemic
Spanish flu
1918 (aged 51 years)

Note: An estimated 500,000 people die from the Spanish flu epidemic in South Africa, the fifth hardest hit…

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 grandsonJean Du Pré Theron
January 2, 1921 (aged 54 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p402, b4c7d2e1f7g3h13.
Text:

Standerton (Paardeberg)

Economic Event
Wall Street Crash
October 1929 (aged 63 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression i…

The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century. Source: Wikipedia

Death of a wifeMargaretha Isabella Maria Odendaal
August 24, 1933 (aged 66 years) Age: 63 years 0 months 24 days
Citation details: Death notice: Margaretha Isabella Maria ODENDAAL (1933), TAB MHG #82677/1933, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS9R-4Q4X-Q?cc=2520237&wc=Q6VB-BPQ%3A1590242720 : 7 September 2018), 007808648 > image 180 of 2421; Pietermaritzburg Archives (formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 13 Dec 2018
War
World War II
from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (aged 79 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II)
Death November 25, 1950 (aged 84 years) Age: 84 years 3 months
Citation details: Death notice: Jan Gysbert DU PREEZ (1950), TAB MHG #6625/1950, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS37-9S1Z-L?cc=2520237&wc=Q6VB-BZB%3A1590243047 : 16 December 2016), 007830993 > image 1227 of 3018; Pietermaritzburg Archives (formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 13 Dec 2018