Joseph Adriaan de Klerk,

Name
Joseph Adriaan /de Klerk/
Given names
Joseph Adriaan
Surname prefix
de
Surname
Klerk
MarriageMagdalena Johanna MoutonView this family
Yes

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Citation details: Mouton, p706, b9c10.
Citation details: Death notice: Magdalena Johanna THERON (1839), MOOC 6/9/16 #3525, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MTS1?mode=g&i=1636 image 1637/2253 : accessed 5 March 2017
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Historical Event
Census
1754

Note: A population count in the Cape shows that there were 5,510 Europeans and 6,279 slaves in the Cape Co…

A population count in the Cape shows that there were 5,510 Europeans and 6,279 slaves in the Cape Colony. Source: Wikipedia

Epidemic
Smallpox
May 1, 1755

Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at Cape Colony. A total of 2,372 people die. Source: [Wikipedia](https:…

Smallpox epidemic breaks out at Cape Colony. A total of 2,372 people die. Source: Wikipedia

Historical Event
Americans declare independece
July 1776

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_United_States_(1776%E2%80%9389))
War
Britain declares war on the Netherlands
December 20, 1780

Note: French troops arrive at the Cape Colony to guard it against the English. Source: [Wikipedia](https:/…

French troops arrive at the Cape Colony to guard it against the English. Source: Wikipedia

Historical Event
Colonisation
1780

Note: The Fish River is made the eastern boundary of the Cape Colony. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikip…

The Fish River is made the eastern boundary of the Cape Colony. Source: Wikipedia

War
French troops depart the Cape
1784

Note: Consequence of signing the [Treaty of Paris (3 Sep 1783)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Pa…

Consequence of signing the Treaty of Paris (3 Sep 1783). Source: Wikipedia

War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution)
Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795

Note: The Dutch East India Company is in financial ruins. 29 January – Farmers expelled the officials of t…

The Dutch East India Company is in financial ruins. 29 January – Farmers expelled the officials of the Dutch East India Company and established an independent government at Graaff Reinet. 18 June - Swellendam follows Graaff Reinet and declares a republic under Hermanus Steyn. The Netherlands is invaded by the French under the leadership of Napoléon Bonaparte. A republic is declared by Dutch revolutionaires and the Prince of Orange flees to England. 16 September – British forces under General Sir James Henry Craig seizes the Cape Colony for the Stadtholder Prince William V of Orange. The republics of Graaff Reinet and Swellendam reject the British and the British army is sent in. The start of free trade was announced. Source: Wikipedia

Historical Event
The Cape becomes a British Colony
March 5, 1797

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1790s_in_South_Africa)
Marriage of a childJacobus Wouter TheronMagdalena Johanna de KlerkView this family
August 22, 1802
Citation details: Deel 2, p72, b2c4d12.
Citation details: Death notice: Magdalena Johanna THERON (1839), MOOC 6/9/16 #3525, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MTS1?mode=g&i=1636 image 1637/2253 : accessed 5 March 2017
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Birth of a granddaughterAnna Sophia Theron
November 23, 1803

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Baptism of a granddaughterAnna Sophia Theron
December 18, 1803
Citation details: Deel 2, p72, b2c4d12e1.
Birth of a grandsonJacobus Johannes Theron
October 16, 1806

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Baptism of a grandsonJacobus Johannes Theron
October 19, 1806
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Birth of a grandsonWouter Arnoldus Theron
February 1, 1809

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Baptism of a grandsonWouter Arnoldus Theron
February 19, 1809
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Birth of a grandsonJospeh Hendrik Theron
May 6, 1812

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Baptism of a grandsonJospeh Hendrik Theron
May 24, 1812
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Birth of a grandsonChristiaan Jacobus Theron
November 1, 1814

Citation details: Deel 2, p75, b2c4d12e5.
War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleonic_Wars)
Natural disaster
Drought
1809

Note: A severe drought occurs in the eastern frontier region. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org…

A severe drought occurs in the eastern frontier region. Source: Wikipedia

Town founded
The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
1812

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1812_in_South_Africa)
Baptism of a grandsonChristiaan Jacobus Theron
November 27, 1814
Citation details: Deel 2, p75, b2c4d12e5.
Birth of a granddaughterMagdalena Johanna Maria Theron
May 27, 1817
Citation details: Deel 2, p75, b2c4d12e6.
Citation details: Death notice: Magdalena Johanna Maria THERON (1848), MOOC 6/9/46 #9630, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MSKD-N?mode=g&i=1104&cat=331262 image 1105/2283 : accessed 12 Mar 2017
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Baptism of a granddaughterMagdalena Johanna Maria Theron
June 1, 1817
Citation details: Deel 2, p75, b2c4d12e6.
Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1818_in_South_Africa)
Birth of a grandsonThomas Arnoldus Theron
March 11, 1820

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Baptism of a grandsonThomas Arnoldus Theron
April 13, 1820
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Historical Event
British settlers
1820

Note: 17 March - The first British settlers arrived in Table Bay, Cape Town on the *Nautilus* and the *Cha…

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. Source: Wikipedia

Birth of a grandsonJan Petrus Daniël Theron
September 10, 1822

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Baptism of a grandsonJan Petrus Daniël Theron
October 20, 1822
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Birth of a grandsonPetrus Jacobus Theron
July 16, 1825

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Baptism of a grandsonPetrus Jacobus Theron
September 11, 1825
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Economic Event
British sterling adopted
1825

Note: Rix dollar (Dutch: *Rijsksdaalder*) is converted into the British sterling. Source: [Wikipedia](http…

Rix dollar (Dutch: Rijsksdaalder) is converted into the British sterling. Source: Wikipedia

Birth of a granddaughterAnna Sophia Theron
January 16, 1829

Citation details: Deel 2, p78, b2c4d12e10.
Baptism of a granddaughterAnna Sophia Theron
February 22, 1829
Citation details: Deel 2, p78, b2c4d12e10.
Historical Event
Great trek
1835

Note: *Voortrekkers* start leaving the Cape Colony. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1835…

Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony. Source: Wikipedia

Death of a daughterMagdalena Johanna de Klerk
May 25, 1839 Age: 55 years
Citation details: Deel 2, p72, b2c4d12.
Citation details: Death notice: Magdalena Johanna THERON (1839), MOOC 6/9/16 #3525, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MTS1?mode=g&i=1636 image 1637/2253 : accessed 5 March 2017
Quality of data: primary evidence
Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1844_in_South_Africa)
Death of a granddaughterMagdalena Johanna Maria Theron
February 24, 1848 Age: 30 years

Citation details: Deel 2, p75, b2c4d12e6.
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Marriage of a granddaughterThomas Arnoldus TheronElizabeth Francina van SchalkwykView this family
November 25, 1850
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Citation details: Marriage: Tomas Arnoldus THERON and Elizabeth Francina VAN SCHALKWYK (1850), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSK8-29YV-Q?i=405&cat=244034 : accessed 22 Apr 2020
Death of a grandsonJacobus Johannes Theron
July 16, 1859
Citation details: Deel 2, p72, b2c4d12e2.
Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza. Source: [Wikipedia](htt…

In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza. Source: Wikipedia

War
American Civil War
from April 1861 to May 1865

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. Source: Wikipedia

Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902

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

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

Economic Event
Economic depression
1865
Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1865_in_South_Africa)
Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867
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