Petrus Jacobus Theron, 18151902 (aged 86 years)

Name
Petrus Jacobus /Theron/
Given names
Petrus Jacobus
Surname
Theron
Birth August 30, 1815 25 20

Citation details: Deel 2, p120, b4c1d2e2f2.
Baptism November 10, 1815 25 20 (aged 2 months)
Citation details: Deel 2, p120, b4c1d2e2f2.
War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 2 months)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleonic_Wars)
Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 2 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1818_in_South_Africa)
Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 4 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

Marriage of a parentJohannes TheronJohanna Catharina OlivierView this family
December 9, 1821 (aged 6 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p120, b4c1d2e2.
Citation details: Olivier, p107, a2b7c4d2e6.
Economic Event
British sterling adopted
1825 (aged 9 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

Marriage of a parentJohannes TheronJacomina Johanna Christina MaritzView this family
December 21, 1828 (aged 13 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p120, b4c1d2e2.
Death of a paternal grandfatherPetrus Jacobus Theron
July 9, 1830 (aged 14 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p107, b4c1d2.
Historical Event
Great trek
1835 (aged 19 years)

Note: *Voortrekkers* start leaving the Cape Colony. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1835…

Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony. Source: Wikipedia

MarriageMargaretha Magdalena MaritzView this family
September 3, 1839 (aged 24 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p120, b4c1d2e2f2.
Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844 (aged 28 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1844_in_South_Africa)
Death of a wifeMargaretha Magdalena Maritz
March 9, 1850 (aged 34 years) Age: 31 years 3 months 20 days
Citation details: Deel 2, p120, b4c1d2e2f2.
Citation details: Death notice: Margaritha Magdalena MARITZ (1850), MOOC 6/9/50 #125, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MSNR-K?mode=g&i=2059&cat=331262 image 2060/2283 : accessed 10 Mar 2017
Text:

† Tygerhoek, distrik Fraserburg, 9.3.1850

Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: Tygerhoek in Division of Worcester according to death notice.
MarriageJohanna Christina TheronView this family
December 2, 1850 (aged 35 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p120, b4c1d2e2f2.
Citation details: Marriage: Petrus Jacobus THERON and Johanna Christina THERON (1850), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSK8-29YN-V?i=427&cat=244034 : accessed 22 Apr 2020
Death of a fatherJohannes Theron
October 25, 1858 (aged 43 years) Age: 68 years 6 months 25 days

Citation details: Deel 2, p120, b4c1d2e2.
Citation details: Death notice: Johannes THERON (1858), MOOC 6/9/84 #5594, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-CSWC-H?mode=g&cat=331262 image 1619/2166 : accessed 13 Mar 2017
Quality of data: primary evidence
Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859 (aged 43 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 childJohannes Gysbert TheronElsje Sophia Johanna TheronView this family
April 17, 1865 (aged 49 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p120, b4c1d2e2f2g1.
Citation details: Deel 2, p223, b4c1d3e8f2.
War
American Civil War
from April 1861 to May 1865 (aged 49 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 49 years)
Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1865_in_South_Africa)
Birth of a grandsonPetrus Jacobus Theron
August 6, 1867 (aged 51 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p121, b4c1d2e2f2g1h1.
Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 51 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

Baptism of a grandsonPetrus Jacobus Theron
June 21, 1868 (aged 52 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p121, b4c1d2e2f2g1h1.
Economic Event
Gold discovered
September 1873 (aged 58 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 wifeJohanna Christina Theron
February 11, 1875 (aged 59 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p172, b4c1d2e5f3.
MarriageCecilia Jacoba SmitView this family
January 31, 1876 (aged 60 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p120, b4c1d2e2f2.
Text:

(wed. v. Philip Mans)... d.v. Cornelius Mans en Nina van Wyk

Note: Cecilia Jacoba SMIT's parents and her late husband have the same surname in the source reference. Da…

Cecilia Jacoba SMIT's parents and her late husband have the same surname in the source reference. Data therefore not included in this record.

Citation details: Death notice: Cicilya Jacoba SMIT (1887), MOOC 6/9/244 #725, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-D3MH-9?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S8Q%3A1598082395 : 28 September 2018), 007844956 > image 860 of 2061; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 29 Apr 2020
Marriage of a childPetrus Jacobus Lodewicus TheronBeatrix TheronView this family
May 18, 1880 (aged 64 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p171, b4c1d2e5f1g4.
Citation details: Deel 2, p133, b4c1d2e2f2g8.
War
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (aged 65 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Boer_War)
Economic Event
Gold discovered
1881 (aged 65 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 sonDaniël Johannes Theron
February 4, 1884 (aged 68 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p133, b4c1d2e2f2g7.
Death of a daughterBreggie Elizabeth Theron
January 10, 1886 (aged 70 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p124, b4c1d2e2f2g2.
Economic Event
Gold discovered
1886 (aged 70 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 wifeCecilia Jacoba Smit
April 22, 1887 (aged 71 years) Age: 62 years
Citation details: Deel 2, p120, b4c1d2e2f2.
Text:

(wed. v. Philip Mans)... d.v. Cornelius Mans en Nina van Wyk

Citation details: Death notice: Cicilya Jacoba SMIT (1887), MOOC 6/9/244 #725, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-D3MH-9?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S8Q%3A1598082395 : 28 September 2018), 007844956 > image 860 of 2061; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 29 Apr 2020
Death of a sonJohannes Gysbert Theron
June 14, 1894 (aged 78 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p120, b4c1d2e2f2g1.
Death of a sonPetrus Jacobus Theron
July 24, 1894 (aged 78 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p124, b4c1d2e2f2g3.
Marriage of a grandsonPetrus Jacobus TheronChristina Alida GildenhuysView this family
August 28, 1898 (aged 82 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p121, b4c1d2e2f2g1h1.
Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901 (aged 85 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 86 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Boer_War)
Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 86 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 86 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

Death of a motherChristina Botma

Number of childrenCecilia Jacoba SmitView this family
0

Citation details: Deel 2, p135, b4c1d2e2f2g11 & b4c1d2e2f3.
Citation details: Death notice: Cicilya Jacoba SMIT (1887), MOOC 6/9/244 #725, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-D3MH-9?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S8Q%3A1598082395 : 28 September 2018), 007844956 > image 860 of 2061; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 29 Apr 2020
Death April 1, 1902 (aged 86 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p120, b4c1d2e2f2.