Francois Jacobus Welgemoed, 1870

Name
Francois Jacobus /Welgemoed/
Given names
Francois Jacobus
Surname
Welgemoed
Birth January 27, 1870 39 32

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Baptism January 15, 1871 40 33 (aged 11 months)
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Death of a paternal grandfatherDavid Johannes Welgemoed
June 10, 1871 (aged 1 year) Age: 78 years 4 months
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Citation details: Death Notice: David Johannes WELGEMOED (1871) (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-CVQZ?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S83%3A1598082379 : 12 September 2017), 007844945 > image 219 of 2137; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa.
Citation details: Gravestone: David Johannes WELGEMOED (1813-1871), https://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=3189044 : accessed 15 May 2021

David Johannes WELGEMOED (1793-1871)

The birth year of David Johannes WELGEMOED can be determined in the following three ways:

Death notice: His age at death is given as 78y 4m, which implies born about Feb 1793 Welgemoed naamlys: States his birth date as 19 Jan 1802 (but the source is unclear) Gravestone: States his birth date as 19 January 18-0-13 (with the zero crossed out)

Until more evidence is found, I will take the age at death as definitive. The written 7 in 78 years on the death notice is unmistakable. This would mean he was 78y and his wife 71y in 1871. If he was born in 1813, he would be 58y and his wife 61y at his death.

Economic Event
Gold discovered
September 1873 (aged 3 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 paternal grandmotherMaria Elizabeth Krugel
June 13, 1875 (aged 5 years) Age: 65 years 2 months
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Citation details: Death Notice: Maria Elizabeth KRUGEL (1875), KAB MOOC 6/9/151 #1754, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ6-GQSR-5?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZT%3A1598082382 : 12 September 2017), 007844947 > image 829 of 2203; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa.
War
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (aged 11 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Boer_War)
Economic Event
Gold discovered
1881 (aged 10 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 brotherJohan Gottlieb Welgemoed
September 17, 1899 (aged 29 years)
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Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901 (aged 31 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 32 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Boer_War)
Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 31 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 31 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
Gold discovered
1886 (aged 15 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

Epidemic
Pneumonic plague
February 1904 (aged 34 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 35 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 40 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 fatherAndries Jacobus Welgemoed
July 24, 1911 (aged 41 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 41 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 48 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I)
Epidemic
Spanish flu
1918 (aged 47 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 half-brotherDavid Johannes Welgemoed
June 30, 1925 (aged 55 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
Death of a sisterAnna Ramertha Welgemoed
about 1926 (aged 55 years)

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Death of a motherAnna Ramertha Bester
November 1, 1926 (aged 56 years) Age: 89 years 4 months
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Citation details: Death registration Anna Remertha BESTER: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-22055-50508-15?cc=1779109 : accessed 11 October 2015), 1926 > Tarka > image 107 of 144; National Archives, Pretoria.
Date of entry in original source: November 1, 1926
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: Death notice: Anna Ramertha BESTER (1926), MOOC 6/9/3066 #13362/1926, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9BY-T71Q-X?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-92Y%3A1598032483 : 11 October 2018), 007731772 > image 721 of 812; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 3 Nov 2018
Text:

2nd November 1926

Death of a sisterJohanna Jacoba Welgemoed
about 1929 (aged 58 years)

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Economic Event
Wall Street Crash
October 1929 (aged 59 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 brotherAndries Jacobus Welgemoed
January 15, 1940 (aged 69 years)
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War
World War II
from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (aged 75 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II)
Economic Event
Rand adopted
February 14, 1961 (aged 91 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 91 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

Burial of a fatherAndries Jacobus Welgemoed

Citation details: Gravestone: A J WELGEMOED (1830-1911), https://graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=3433000 : accessed 8 Jan 2020
Death
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