Wilhelm Grobbelaar, 18071873 (aged 66 years)

Name
Wilhelm /Grobbelaar/
Given names
Wilhelm
Surname
Grobbelaar
Birth July 5, 1807 26

Citation details: Grobbelaar, p573, b11c8d2.
Baptism July 26, 1807 26 (aged 21 days)
Citation details: Grobbelaar, p573, b11c8d2.
Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 1 year)

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 (aged 4 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1812_in_South_Africa)
Death of a paternal grandmotherMagdalena Elizabeth Volschenk
1813 (aged 5 years)

Citation details: Grobbelaar, p570, b11.
War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 8 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleonic_Wars)
Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 11 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1818_in_South_Africa)
Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 12 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 17 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

MarriageCatharina Josina Johanna JoosteView this family
September 21, 1831 (aged 24 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p135, b4c1d2e2f6.
Citation details: Grobbelaar, p573, b11c8d2.
Historical Event
Great trek
1835 (aged 27 years)

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 (aged 36 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1844_in_South_Africa)
Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859 (aged 51 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 TheronMartha Maria GrobbelaarView this family
December 28, 1863 (aged 56 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p135, b4c1d2e2f6.
War
American Civil War
from April 1861 to May 1865 (aged 57 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

Birth of a grandsonJohannes Rooi Johans Theron
October 31, 1867 (aged 60 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p135, b4c1d2e2f6g1.
Baptism of a grandsonJohannes Rooi Johans Theron
February 10, 1868 (aged 60 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p135, b4c1d2e2f6g1.
Birth of a granddaughterCatharina Josina Johanna Theron
July 29, 1869 (aged 62 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p136, b4c1d2e2f6g2.
Baptism of a granddaughterCatharina Josina Johanna Theron
November 28, 1869 (aged 62 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p136, b4c1d2e2f6g2.
Birth of a granddaughterJacomina Johanna Christina Theron
August 3, 1870 (aged 63 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p136, b4c1d2e2f6g3.
Baptism of a granddaughterJacomina Johanna Christina Theron
April 9, 1871 (aged 63 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p136, b4c1d2e2f6g3.
Birth of a grandsonWillem Theron
March 22, 1873 (aged 65 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p136, b4c1d2e2f6g4.
Death of a sonWillem Grobbelaar
May 2, 1873 (aged 65 years)
Citation details: Grobbelaar, p573, b11c8d2e4.
Baptism of a grandsonWillem Theron
August 17, 1873 (aged 66 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p136, b4c1d2e2f6g4.
Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 94 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 94 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 57 years)
Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1865_in_South_Africa)
Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 59 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

Economic Event
Gold discovered
September 1873 (aged 66 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 fatherWillem Grobbelaar

Death September 26, 1873 (aged 66 years)
Citation details: Grobbelaar, p573, b11c8d2.