Petrus Jacobus Theron, 18251901 (aged 75 years)

Name
Petrus Jacobus /Theron/
Given names
Petrus Jacobus
Surname
Theron
Birth July 16, 1825 50 41

Citation details: Deel 2, p78, b2c4d12e9.
Baptism September 11, 1825 50 41 (aged 1 month)
Citation details: Deel 2, p78, b2c4d12e9.
Economic Event
British sterling adopted
1825 (aged 0)

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

Historical Event
Great trek
1835 (aged 9 years)

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 motherMagdalena Johanna de Klerk
May 25, 1839 (aged 13 years) 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
Marriage of a parentJacobus Wouter TheronMagdalena Johanna TheronView this family
April 28, 1840 (aged 14 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p354, b4c6d4e3.
Citation details: Death notice: Magdalena Johanna THERON (1841), MOOC 6/9/24 #5195, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MQY8-4?i=1212&cat=331262 image 1213/2223 : accessed 5 March 2017
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: Marriage: Jacobus Wouter THERON and Magdalena Johanna THERON (1840), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKD-Z9XL-F?i=471&cat=244034 : accessed 18 Apr 2020
Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844 (aged 18 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1844_in_South_Africa)
Death of a sisterMagdalena Johanna Maria Theron
February 24, 1848 (aged 22 years) Age: 30 years

Citation details: Deel 2, p75, b2c4d12e6.
Text:

BEF 20 JUL 1854

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: primary evidence
Death of a fatherJacobus Wouter Theron
July 20, 1854 (aged 29 years) Age: 79 years 1 month 10 days
Citation details: Deel 2, p72, b2c4d12.
Citation details: Death notice: Jacobus Wouter THERON (1854), MOOC 6/9/67 #2655, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-CSMQ-H?mode=g&i=585&cat=331262 image 586/2120 : accessed 12 Mar 2017
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: His wife's mother is incorrectly given as his mother in the death notice.
Death of a brotherJacobus Johannes Theron
July 16, 1859 (aged 34 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p72, b2c4d12e2.
Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859 (aged 33 years)

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 (aged 39 years)

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

Economic Event
Economic depression
1865 (aged 39 years)
Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1865_in_South_Africa)
Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 41 years)
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 48 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 55 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Boer_War)
Economic Event
Gold discovered
1881 (aged 55 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 60 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

Death of a brotherChristiaan Jacobus Theron
July 26, 1889 (aged 64 years)
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Death of a brotherJan Petrus Daniël Theron
January 1, 1900 (aged 74 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p76, b2c4d12e8.
Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901 (aged 75 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 76 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Boer_War)
Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 76 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 76 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

Death February 12, 1901 (aged 75 years)
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