Andries Jacobus Welgemoed, 1886

Name
Andries Jacobus /Welgemoed/
Given names
Andries Jacobus
Surname
Welgemoed
Birth November 15, 1886 30 23

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Economic Event
Gold discovered
1886 (aged 0)
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

Baptism February 6, 1887 31 23 (aged 2 months)
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Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901 (aged 14 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 15 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Boer_War)
Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 15 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 15 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 17 years)

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

Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg. Source: Wikipedia

Epidemic
Tuberculosis
1906 (aged 19 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 23 years)

Note: Union of South Africa established. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_of_South_…

Union of South Africa established. Source: Wikipedia

Death of a paternal grandfatherAndries Jacobus Welgemoed
July 24, 1911 (aged 24 years) Age: 81 years
Address: Du Plessisstraat, Tarkastad
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Citation details: Death registration Andries Jacobus WELGEMOED: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-21988-24930-0?cc=1779109 : accessed 11 October 2015), 1911 > Tarka > image 68 of 118; National Archives, Pretoria.
Date of entry in original source: July 24, 1911
Text:

apoplexy and senile decay

Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: Gravestone: A J WELGEMOED (1830-1911), https://graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=3433000 : accessed 8 Jan 2020
Epidemic
Smallpox
1912 (aged 25 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

War
World War I
from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (aged 31 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I)
Epidemic
Spanish flu
1918 (aged 31 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

Occupation
driver
1922 (aged 35 years)

Employer: S.A. Railways
Citation details: Death notice: Anna Remertha VENTER (1922), TAB MHG #49321, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-C935-G?cc=2520237 : 7 April 2020), > image 1 of 1; Pietermaritzburg Archives (formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 22 Sep 2020
Death of a wifeAnna Remertha Venter
July 8, 1922 (aged 35 years) Age: 38 years 2 months
Address: The Poplars nursing home, 225 Smit Street
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Citation details: Death notice: Anna Remertha VENTER (1922), TAB MHG #49321, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-C935-G?cc=2520237 : 7 April 2020), > image 1 of 1; Pietermaritzburg Archives (formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 22 Sep 2020
Death of a brotherBarend Jacobus Welgemoed
September 13, 1923 (aged 36 years)
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Citation details: Death notice: Barend Jacobus WELGEMOED (1923), MOOC 6/9/2523 #2502, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9BY-19T7?cc=2517051&wc=WVWM-9F8%3A1598032430 : 11 October 2018), 007731736 > image 361 of 834; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 22 Sep 2020
Death of a fatherDavid Johannes Welgemoed
June 30, 1925 (aged 38 years) Age: 69 years 6 months
Address: Buxton, District Stockenstrom
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Citation details: Death registration David Johannes WELGEMOED: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-22061-14251-50?cc=1779109 : accessed 11 October 2015), 1925 > Stockenstrom > image 111 of 240; National Archives, Pretoria.
Date of entry in original source: July 1, 1925
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: Death notice: David Johan WELGEMOED (1925), MOOC 6/9/2820 #8439/1925, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9BK-Y7MJ?i=792&cat=331262 : accessed 20 Feb 2017
Economic Event
Wall Street Crash
October 1929 (aged 42 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 half-sisterElizabeth Margaretha Welgemoed
March 25, 1940 (aged 53 years)
Address: Greystraat
Cause: Carcinoma of Stomach
Citation details: Death registration Elizabeth Margariet WELGEMOED: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-159394-92778-1?cc=1779109 : accessed 26 September 2015), 1940 > Tarka > image 26 of 96; National Archives, Pretoria.
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Death of a sisterAdriana Catharina Welgemoed
August 23, 1941 (aged 54 years) Age: 50 years
Citation details: Death registration: Adriana Katrina WELGEMOED (1941), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939Z-5QB7-F?cc=1779109&wc=Q81G-HVQ%3A139967901%2C142128601 : 11 January 2017), 1941 > Stockenstroom > image 124 of 173; National Archives, Pretoria : accessed 22 Sep 2020
War
World War II
from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (aged 58 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II)
Death of a motherCatharina Elizabeth Johanna Botha
May 6, 1949 (aged 62 years) Age: 86 years
Address: Elizabeth Jordaan Oue Tehuis, Cradock
Citation details: Death Registration: Catharina Elizabeth Johanna BOTHA (1949), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-95F7-SMXT?cc=1779109&wc=Q81G-8PJ%3A139963701%2C139965702 : 24 June 2016), 1949 > Cradock > image 133 of 385; National Archives, Pretoria : accessed 22 Sep 2020
Economic Event
Rand adopted
February 14, 1961 (aged 74 years)
Note: Decimalisation of currency replaces the South African pound with the South African rand. Source: [Wi…

Decimalisation of currency replaces the South African pound with the South African rand. Source: Wikipedia

Historical Event
Republic of South Africa
May 31, 1961 (aged 74 years)

Note: South Africa becomes a republic. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1961_in_South_Afr…

South Africa becomes a republic. Source: Wikipedia

Death of a sonBarend Jacobus Welgemoed
January 9, 1963 (aged 76 years)
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Historical Event
Nelson Mandela released from prison
February 11, 1990 (aged 103 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1990_in_South_Africa)
Historical Event
First General Elections
April 27, 1994 (aged 107 years)
Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_general_election,_1994)
Death
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