David Strauss,

Name
David /Strauss/
Given names
David
Surname
Strauss
MarriageSarah van DykView this family
Yes

Citation details: Deel 2, p206, b4c1d3.
Epidemic
Smallpox
March 16, 1713

Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at the Cape Colony. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1…

Smallpox epidemic breaks out at the Cape Colony. Source: Wikipedia

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 childDaniël Johannes TheronJohanna Francina StraussView this family
December 6, 1789
Citation details: Deel 2, p206, b4c1d3.
Citation details: p47, no 9.
Text:

1789, den 6 Decembr: Daniel Johannes Theron van Cabo de Goede Hoop, jongman burger aan Stellenbosch Met Johanna Francina Straus van Cabo voorn:, jonge dogter

Baptism of a grandsonDavid Johannes Theron
July 24, 1792

Citation details: Deel 2, p206, b4c1d3e1.
Baptism of a grandsonPetrus Lodewicus Theron
December 25, 1793

Citation details: Deel 2, p214, b4c1d3e2.
Baptism of a granddaughterAnna Margaretha Frederica Theron
January 10, 1796

Citation details: Deel 2, p215, b4c1d3e3.
Birth of a grandsonDaniël Johannes Theron
December 31, 1798

Citation details: Deel 2, p216, b4c1d3e4.
Baptism of a grandsonDaniël Johannes Theron
February 10, 1799
Citation details: Deel 2, p216, b4c1d3e4.
Birth of a granddaughterSara Elizabeth Theron
November 3, 1799

Citation details: Deel 2, p216, b4c1d3e5.
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)
Baptism of a granddaughterSara Elizabeth Theron
February 23, 1800
Citation details: Deel 2, p216, b4c1d3e5.
Birth of a granddaughterElizabeth Johanna Maria Theron
March 30, 1803

Citation details: Deel 2, p216, b4c1d3e6.
Baptism of a granddaughterElizabeth Johanna Maria Theron
December 6, 1804
Citation details: Deel 2, p216, b4c1d3e6.
Birth of a granddaughterJacoba Aletta Margaretha Theron
March 6, 1808

Citation details: Deel 2, p216, b4c1d3e7.
Baptism of a granddaughterJacoba Aletta Margaretha Theron
October 1, 1808
Citation details: Deel 2, p216, b4c1d3e7.
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

Birth of a grandsonJacobus Christiaan Gabriël Theron
July 14, 1812

Citation details: Deel 2, p216, b4c1d3e8.
Town founded
The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
1812

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1812_in_South_Africa)
Baptism of a grandsonJacobus Christiaan Gabriël Theron
March 7, 1813
Citation details: Deel 2, p216, b4c1d3e8.
Marriage of a granddaughterPetrus Lodewicus TheronEngela Jacoba EsterhuyseView this family
April 1, 1815
Citation details: Deel 2, p214, b4c1d3e2.
Citation details: p93, no 12.
Text:

1815, Den 1 April Petrus Lud: Theron met Engela Jacoba Esterhuyse

Citation details: Esterhuizen, p233, b2c1d1e1.
War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleonic_Wars)
Marriage of a granddaughterGeorge Sebastiaan NieuwoudtAnna Margaretha Frederica TheronView this family
April 6, 1816
Citation details: Nieuwoudt, p320, b1c1d7.
Citation details: Deel 2, p206, b4c1d3e1f1.
Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1818_in_South_Africa)
Marriage of a granddaughterDavid Johannes TheronFrancina Lodewica Johanna JoosteView this family
May 7, 1820
Citation details: Deel 2, p206, b4c1d3e1.
Citation details: p123, no 21.
Text:

1820, Den 7 Mey David Johannis Theron D'l. Z van Cabo de Goede Hoop, jongman Burger Alhier met Francina Lodewica Johanna Jooste van Cabo voorn., Jonge Dogter

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