Geertruida Petronella van Laar,

Name
Geertruida Petronella /van Laar/
Given names
Geertruida Petronella
Surname prefix
van
Surname
Laar
Name
Geertruida Petronella /Roux/
Type
married name
MarriageJohannes Petrus RouxView this family
Yes

Citation details: Deel 2, p354, b4c6d4.
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

Marriage of a childCarel Wynand TheronSara RouxView this family
October 3, 1790
Citation details: Deel 2, p354, b4c6d4.
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
Birth of a granddaughterSara Geertruy Theron
July 11, 1791

Citation details: Deel 2, p354, b4c6d4e1.
Baptism of a granddaughterSara Geertruy Theron
July 17, 1791
Citation details: Deel 2, p354, b4c6d4e1.
Birth of a granddaughterSusanna Alida Theron
May 10, 1793

Citation details: Deel 2, p354, b4c6d4e2.
Baptism of a granddaughterSusanna Alida Theron
May 19, 1793
Citation details: Deel 2, p354, b4c6d4e2.
Birth of a granddaughterMagdalena Johanna Theron
calculated June 2, 1796

Citation details: Deel 2, p354, b4c6d4e3.
Text:

22 JUN 1796

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
Note: Based on age at death according to death notice. Discounting the date in [Theron]
Baptism of a granddaughterMagdalena Johanna Theron
July 3, 1796
Citation details: Deel 2, p354, b4c6d4e3.
Birth of a grandsonSarel Gerhardus Theron
August 30, 1797

Citation details: Deel 2, p354, b4c6d4e4.
Baptism of a grandsonSarel Gerhardus Theron
September 10, 1797
Citation details: Deel 2, p354, b4c6d4e4.
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 granddaughterJan Joachim Lodewk WernichSara Geertruy TheronView this family
September 27, 1807
Citation details: Deel 2, p354, b4c6d4e1.
Citation details: Marriage: Johannes Joachim Lodewyk WERNICH and Sara Geertruida THERON (1807), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKD-3SR7-F?i=98&cat=244034 : accessed 8 Aug 2019
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)
Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1818_in_South_Africa)
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

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

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

Marriage of a granddaughterJacobus Wouter TheronMagdalena Johanna TheronView this family
April 28, 1840
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
Death of a granddaughterMagdalena Johanna Theron
October 9, 1841 Age: 44 years 3 months 7 days
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: primary evidence
Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1844_in_South_Africa)
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