Schalk Willem Petrus Burger, 17841868 (aged 84 years)

Name
Schalk Willem Petrus /Burger/
Given names
Schalk Willem Petrus
Surname
Burger
Birth calculated April 1, 1784 22 19
Citation details: Death notice: Schalk Willem Petrus BURGER (1864), MOOC 6/9/124 #4528, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-MSSV-6?mode=g&i=1793&cat=331262 image 1794/2192 : accessed 2 March 2017
Text:

Karmelk Vallei, dist Clanwilliam

Note: Based on age at death.
Baptism April 10, 1784 22 19 (aged 9 days)

Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d9e1.
War
French troops depart the Cape
1784 (aged 0)

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

War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 14 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution)
Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 10 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 12 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 31 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleonic_Wars)
Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 24 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

MarriageElsje Sophia LubbeView this family
April 7, 1810 (aged 26 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p216, b4c1d3e8.
Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d9e1.
Citation details: p72, no 12.
Text:

1810, den 7 April Schalk Willem Petrus Burger Jac'b's Zoon van Cabo de Goede Hoop, jonkman burger alhier met Elsie Sofia Lubbe van Cabo voornoemd, Jongedogter

Citation details: Lubbe, p340, b12c10d8.
Town founded
The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
1812 (aged 27 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1812_in_South_Africa)
Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 34 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1818_in_South_Africa)
Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 35 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

Economic Event
British sterling adopted
1825 (aged 40 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

MarriageAlida Carolina SteenkampView this family
November 15, 1829 (aged 45 years)
Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d9e1.
Citation details: Steenkamp, p165, b13c3d7.
Marriage of a childJacobus Stephanus BurgerMartha Sophia van der MerweView this family
October 4, 1835 (aged 51 years)
Citation details: Jacobus Stephanus BURGER (1811-), https://www.burgerfamilie.com/getperson.php?personID=I552&tree=Tree5 : accessed 30 Apr 2020
Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d9e1f1.
Historical Event
Great trek
1835 (aged 50 years)

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 childJacobus Christiaan Gabriël TheronJohanna Adriana Maria BurgerView this family
April 1, 1838 (aged 54 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p216, b4c1d3e8.
Birth of a grandsonDaniël Johannes Theron
March 7, 1839 (aged 54 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p216, b4c1d3e8f1.
Baptism of a grandsonDaniël Johannes Theron
August 11, 1839 (aged 55 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p216, b4c1d3e8f1.
Birth of a grandsonKarel Nicolaas Burger
December 15, 1840 (aged 56 years)
Citation details: Karel Nicolaas BURGER (1840-1890), https://www.burgerfamilie.com/getperson.php?personID=I3603&tree=Tree5 : accessed 30 Apr 2020
Birth of a granddaughterElsje Sophia Johanna Theron
August 6, 1841 (aged 57 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p223, b4c1d3e8f2.
Baptism of a grandsonKarel Nicolaas Burger
October 15, 1841 (aged 57 years)
Citation details: Karel Nicolaas BURGER (1840-1890), https://www.burgerfamilie.com/getperson.php?personID=I3603&tree=Tree5 : accessed 30 Apr 2020
Baptism of a granddaughterElsje Sophia Johanna Theron
January 9, 1842 (aged 57 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p223, b4c1d3e8f2.
Birth of a grandsonSchalk Willem Petrus Schalk Profeet Theron
September 19, 1843 (aged 59 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p223, b4c1d3e8f3.
Baptism of a grandsonSchalk Willem Petrus Schalk Profeet Theron
September 12, 1844 (aged 60 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p223, b4c1d3e8f3.
Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844 (aged 59 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1844_in_South_Africa)
Birth of a granddaughterJohanna Francina Maria Theron
December 6, 1846 (aged 62 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p225, b4c1d3e8f4.
Baptism of a granddaughterJohanna Francina Maria Theron
February 6, 1848 (aged 63 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p225, b4c1d3e8f4.
Birth of a grandsonJacobus Christiaan Theron
February 8, 1855 (aged 70 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p225, b4c1d3e8f5.
Baptism of a grandsonJacobus Christiaan Theron
September 14, 1856 (aged 72 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p225, b4c1d3e8f5.
Birth of a granddaughterHester Johanna Sophia Theron
September 15, 1859 (aged 75 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p225, b4c1d3e8f6.
Baptism of a granddaughterHester Johanna Sophia Theron
December 11, 1859 (aged 75 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p225, b4c1d3e8f6.
Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859 (aged 74 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

Marriage of a granddaughterDaniël Johannes TheronElsabé Catharina ImmelmanView this family
May 11, 1863 (aged 79 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p216, b4c1d3e8f1.
Marriage of a granddaughterJohannes Gysbert TheronElsje Sophia Johanna TheronView this family
April 17, 1865 (aged 81 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p120, b4c1d2e2f2g1.
Citation details: Deel 2, p223, b4c1d3e8f2.
War
American Civil War
from April 1861 to May 1865 (aged 81 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

Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 117 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 117 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 80 years)
Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1865_in_South_Africa)
Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 82 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 of a fatherJacobus Stephanus Burger

Death of a motherHester Sophia van der Merwe

Death June 16, 1868 (aged 84 years) Age: 84 years 2 months 15 days
Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d9e1.
Citation details: Death notice: Schalk Willem Petrus BURGER (1864), MOOC 6/9/124 #4528, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-MSSV-6?mode=g&i=1793&cat=331262 image 1794/2192 : accessed 2 March 2017