Theodorus Hermanus Mathys de Koker,

Name
Theodorus Hermanus Mathys /de Koker/
Given names
Theodorus Hermanus Mathys
Surname
de Koker
MarriageHester Johanna Franciska MullerView this family
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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

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

Marriage of a childCharl Wynand TheronHester Johanna Franciska Theodora de KokerView this family
April 10, 1865
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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

Economic Event
Economic depression
1865
Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1865_in_South_Africa)
Birth of a grandsonPieter Johannes Theron
April 7, 1866

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Baptism of a grandsonPieter Johannes Theron
April 29, 1866
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Birth of a granddaughterHester Johanna Theodora Theron
October 7, 1867

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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

Baptism of a granddaughterHester Johanna Theodora Theron
January 20, 1868
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Birth of a granddaughterHendrina Gertruida Theron
November 19, 1869
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Baptism of a granddaughterHendrina Gertruida Theron
December 14, 1869
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Birth of a grandsonTheodorus Hermanus Mathys Theron
March 23, 1871

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Baptism of a grandsonTheodorus Hermanus Mathys Theron
May 21, 1871
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Birth of a granddaughterAnna Maria Theron
January 14, 1873

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Death of a granddaughterAnna Maria Theron
April 20, 1873
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Economic Event
Gold discovered
September 1873
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

Birth of a grandsonCharl Wynand Theron
July 1, 1874

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Baptism of a grandsonCharl Wynand Theron
August 2, 1874
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Birth of a grandsonJohannes Gerhardus Christiaan Theron
May 7, 1876

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Baptism of a grandsonJohannes Gerhardus Christiaan Theron
May 28, 1876
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War
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881

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

Birth of a granddaughterJohanna Elizabeth Theron
October 30, 1882

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Baptism of a granddaughterJohanna Elizabeth Theron
December 3, 1882
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Marriage of a granddaughterPieter Francois TheronHendrina Gertruida TheronView this family
November 1, 1886
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Economic Event
Gold discovered
1886
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

Birth of a granddaughterAlida Margaretha Theron
March 6, 1891

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Baptism of a granddaughterAlida Margaretha Theron
June 18, 1891
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Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901

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

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

Epidemic
Pneumonic plague
February 1904

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

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

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

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

War
World War I
from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918

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

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

Death of a daughterHester Johanna Franciska Theodora de Koker
August 28, 1919
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Death of a granddaughterHendrina Gertruida Theron
August 27, 1922 Age: 52 years 3 months
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