Ockert Johannes van Schalkwyk, 17901873 (aged 83 years)

Name
Ockert Johannes /van Schalkwyk/
Given names
Ockert Johannes
Surname prefix
van
Surname
Schalkwyk
Citation details: Schalkwyk, p432, b2c2d8e3.

Ockert Johannes van Schalkwyk misidentified as Albert L van Schalkwyk.

Theron - Geslagregister van Therons in Suid-Afrika, says Albert L van Schalkwyk is the father of Elizabeth Francina van Schalkwyk who married Thomas Arnoldus Theron. This is most probably incorrect.

Birth June 28, 1790
Citation details: Schalkwyk, p432, b2c2d8e3.
Baptism October 17, 1790 (aged 3 months)
Citation details: Schalkwyk, p432, b2c2d8e3.
War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 8 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution)
Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 4 years)

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 (aged 6 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1790s_in_South_Africa)
War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 25 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleonic_Wars)
Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 18 years)

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 (aged 21 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1812_in_South_Africa)
MarriageElisabeth Susanna ClaassenView this family
April 6, 1816 (aged 25 years)
Citation details: Schalkwyk, p432, b2c2d8e3.
Death of a wifeElisabeth Susanna Claassen
about 1818 (aged 27 years)

Citation details: Schalkwyk, p432, b2c2d8e3.
Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 28 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1818_in_South_Africa)
Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 29 years)

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

MarriageMaria Jacomina ViviersView this family
March 12, 1823 (aged 32 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p75, b2c4d12e7.
Citation details: Schalkwyk, p432, b2c2d8e3.
Economic Event
British sterling adopted
1825 (aged 34 years)

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 44 years)

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

Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony. Source: Wikipedia

Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844 (aged 53 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1844_in_South_Africa)
Marriage of a childThomas Arnoldus TheronElizabeth Francina van SchalkwykView this family
November 25, 1850 (aged 60 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p75, b2c4d12e7.
Citation details: Schalkwyk, p432, b2c2d8e3f3.
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
Birth of a grandsonJacobus Wouter Theron
November 5, 1853 (aged 63 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p75, b2c4d12e7f1.
Baptism of a grandsonJacobus Wouter Theron
April 7, 1854 (aged 63 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p75, b2c4d12e7f1.
Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859 (aged 68 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

Death of a wifeMaria Jacomina Viviers
June 17, 1864 (aged 73 years)
Citation details: Schalkwyk, p432, b2c2d8e3.
Citation details: Death notice: Maria Jacomina VIVIJE (1864), MOOC 6/9/108 #1231, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-VBMZ?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZP%3A1598082375 : 12 June 2018), 007844942 > image 506 of 2278; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa: accessed 27 Sep 2018
War
American Civil War
from April 1861 to May 1865 (aged 74 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

Birth of a granddaughterMaria Jacomina Theron
April 11, 1866 (aged 75 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p76, b2c4d12e7f2.
Baptism of a granddaughterMaria Jacomina Theron
January 6, 1867 (aged 76 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p76, b2c4d12e7f2.
Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 111 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 111 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

Economic Event
Economic depression
1865 (aged 74 years)
Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1865_in_South_Africa)
Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 76 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

Death August 7, 1873 (aged 83 years)
Citation details: Schalkwyk, p432, b2c2d8e3.