Elsje Sophia Johanna Theron, 1841

Name
Elsje Sophia Johanna /Theron/
Given names
Elsje Sophia Johanna
Surname
Theron
Birth August 6, 1841 29 21

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Baptism January 9, 1842 29 22 (aged 5 months)
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Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844 (aged 2 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1844_in_South_Africa)
Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859 (aged 17 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

MarriageJohannes Gysbert TheronView this family
April 17, 1865 (aged 23 years)
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War
American Civil War
from April 1861 to May 1865 (aged 23 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

Economic Event
Economic depression
1865 (aged 23 years)
Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1865_in_South_Africa)
Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 25 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 maternal grandfatherSchalk Willem Petrus Burger
June 16, 1868 (aged 26 years) Age: 84 years 2 months 15 days
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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
Economic Event
Gold discovered
September 1873 (aged 32 years)
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

Death of a sisterJohanna Francina Maria Theron
1879 (aged 37 years)

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Death of a motherJohanna Adriana Maria Burger
October 30, 1880 (aged 39 years)
Citation details: Johanna Adriana Maria BURGER (1819-1880), https://www.burgerfamilie.com/getperson.php?personID=I565&tree=Tree5 : accessed 30 Apr 2020
War
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (aged 39 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Boer_War)
Economic Event
Gold discovered
1881 (aged 39 years)
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

Death of a fatherJacobus Christiaan Gabriël Theron
June 19, 1883 (aged 41 years)
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Economic Event
Gold discovered
1886 (aged 44 years)
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

Death of a husbandJohannes Gysbert Theron
June 14, 1894 (aged 52 years)
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Marriage of a childPetrus Jacobus TheronChristina Alida GildenhuysView this family
August 28, 1898 (aged 57 years)
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Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901 (aged 59 years)

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 (aged 60 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Boer_War)
Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 60 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 60 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

Epidemic
Pneumonic plague
February 1904 (aged 62 years)

Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1904_…

Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg. Source: Wikipedia

Marriage of a childPetrus Jacobus TheronJohanna Maria Magdalena BurgerView this family
May 7, 1906 (aged 64 years)
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Citation details: Johanna Maria Magdalena BURGER (1885-), https://www.burgerfamilie.com/getperson.php?personID=I21012&tree=Tree5 : accessed 30 Apr 2020
Epidemic
Tuberculosis
1906 (aged 64 years)

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 (aged 68 years)

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 (aged 70 years)

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

Marriage of a childPetrus Jacobus TheronJacomina Johanna Christina TheronView this family
October 16, 1916 (aged 75 years)
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War
World War I
from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (aged 77 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I)
Epidemic
Spanish flu
1918 (aged 76 years)

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 brotherJacobus Christiaan Theron
October 7, 1920 (aged 79 years)
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Death of a brotherDaniël Johannes Theron
August 7, 1927 (aged 86 years)
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Economic Event
Wall Street Crash
October 1929 (aged 88 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression i…

The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century. Source: Wikipedia

Death of a brotherSchalk Willem Petrus Schalk Profeet Theron
June 22, 1936 (aged 94 years)
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War
World War II
from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (aged 104 years)

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