Elsie van der Merwe, 1697

Name
Elsie /van der Merwe/
Given names
Elsie
Surname
van der Merwe
Name
Elsie /Burger/
Type
married name
Birth August 17, 1697 24

Citation details: van der Merwe, p531, b2c1.
Baptism
Citation details: van der Merwe, p531, b2c1.
MarriageWillem BurgerView this family
Yes

Citation details: Burger, p499, b2.
Citation details: Pienaar, p31, b2c5.
Citation details: van der Merwe, p531, b2c1.
Epidemic
Smallpox
March 16, 1713 (aged 15 years)

Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at the Cape Colony. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1…

Smallpox epidemic breaks out at the Cape Colony. Source: Wikipedia

Death of a paternal grandfatherWillem van der Merwe
July 12, 1716 (aged 18 years)

Death of a sisterSophia van der Merwe
before 1727 (aged 29 years)

Citation details: Rossouw, p124, b9.
Death of a brotherPieter van der Merwe
before 1738 (aged 40 years)

Citation details: Pieter van der Merwe, b3c9, http://vandermerwefamilytree.com/en/Extract.html : accessed 9 May 2020
Marriage of a childWillem Janse van RensburgAnna Sophia BurgerView this family
July 2, 1740 (aged 42 years)
Citation details: Schalk Willem van der Merwe, b3c9d2, http://vandermerwefamilytree.com/en/Extract.html : accessed 9 May 2020
Citation details: Janse van Rensburg, p331, b4.
Death of a fatherSchalk van der Merwe
1740 (aged 42 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p531, b2.
Baptism of a grandsonWillem van Rensburg
June 2, 1741 (aged 43 years)
Citation details: Janse van Rensburg, p331, b4c1.
Marriage of a childBarend BurgerHelena SmitView this family
September 10, 1741 (aged 44 years)

Citation details: Burger, p499, b2c1.
Citation details: Smit, p436, a4b6c1.
Marriage of a childSchalk Willem BurgerHester SmitView this family
September 16, 1742 (aged 45 years)

Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2.
Citation details: Smit, p436, a4b6c2.
Baptism of a grandsonWillem Burger
September 30, 1742 (aged 45 years)

Citation details: Burger, p499, b2c1d1.
Citation details: du Toit, p249, a1b5c4d2.
Marriage of a childWillem BurgerMaria Magdalena BurgerView this family
November 1, 1744 (aged 47 years)

Citation details: Burger, p505, b3c2.
Baptism of a grandsonHester Helena Burger
March 14, 1745 (aged 47 years)

Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d1.
Baptism of a granddaughterHester Burger
June 21, 1745 (aged 47 years)

Citation details: Burger, p500, b2c1d2.
Baptism of a grandsonWillem Burger
October 3, 1745 (aged 48 years)

Citation details: Burger, p505, b3c2d1.
Death of a motherAnna Prevot
about 1745 (aged 47 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p531, b2.
Baptism of a granddaughterElsie Janse van Rensburg
October 1, 1746 (aged 49 years)

Citation details: Schalk Willem van der Merwe, b3c9d2, http://vandermerwefamilytree.com/en/Extract.html : accessed 9 May 2020
Baptism of a granddaughterMaria Magdalena Burger
July 1, 1747 (aged 49 years)

Citation details: Burger, p506, b3c2d2.
Baptism of a grandsonBarend Jacobus Burger
August 22, 1747 (aged 50 years)

Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2.
Baptism of a grandsonSchalk Jacobus Burger
December 24, 1747 (aged 50 years)

Citation details: Burger, p500, b2c1d3.
Marriage of a childJohannes PienaarAnna Sophia BurgerView this family
January 4, 1750 (aged 52 years)
Citation details: Pienaar, p31, b2c5.
Baptism of a grandsonBarend Johannes Burger
March 29, 1750 (aged 52 years)

Citation details: Burger, p501 b2c1d4.
Baptism of a grandsonSchalk Willemse Burger
April 26, 1750 (aged 52 years)

Citation details: Burger, p503, b2c2d3.
Baptism of a granddaughterElsie Burger
December 26, 1751 (aged 54 years)

Citation details: Burger, p503, b2c2d4.
Baptism of a granddaughterElsie Sophia Burger
February 13, 1752 (aged 54 years)

Citation details: Burger, p506, b3c2d3.
Baptism of a grandsonAlewyn Petrus Burger
December 25, 1753 (aged 56 years)

Citation details: Burger, p501, b2c1d5.
Baptism of a grandsonAlewyn Johannes Burger
December 25, 1753 (aged 56 years)

Citation details: Burger, p503, b2c2d5.
Historical Event
Census
1754 (aged 56 years)

Note: A population count in the Cape shows that there were 5,510 Europeans and 6,279 slaves in the Cape Co…

A population count in the Cape shows that there were 5,510 Europeans and 6,279 slaves in the Cape Colony. Source: Wikipedia

Epidemic
Smallpox
May 1, 1755 (aged 57 years)

Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at Cape Colony. A total of 2,372 people die. Source: [Wikipedia](https:…

Smallpox epidemic breaks out at Cape Colony. A total of 2,372 people die. Source: Wikipedia

Baptism of a granddaughterMartha Barbara Burger
July 6, 1755 (aged 57 years)

Citation details: Burger, p506, b3c2d4.
Baptism of a grandsonAndries Petrus Burger
December 2, 1755 (aged 58 years)

Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d6.
Baptism of a granddaughterAnna Burger
September 11, 1757 (aged 60 years)

Citation details: Burger, p506, b3c2d5.
Baptism of a granddaughterAnna Sophia Burger
October 9, 1757 (aged 60 years)

Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d7.
Baptism of a granddaughterElsie Sophia Burger
November 12, 1758 (aged 61 years)

Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c1d6.
Baptism of a granddaughterJohanna Andriana Burger
December 2, 1759 (aged 62 years)

Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d8.
Baptism of a grandsonJacobus Stephanus Burger
August 2, 1761 (aged 63 years)

Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d9.
Marriage of a grandsonWillem van RensburgHester BurgerView this family
April 18, 1762 (aged 64 years)
Citation details: Janse van Rensburg, p331, b4c1.
Marriage of a granddaughterWillem van RensburgHester BurgerView this family
April 18, 1762 (aged 64 years)
Citation details: Janse van Rensburg, p331, b4c1.
Baptism of a grandsonBarend Pienaar
September 5, 1762 (aged 65 years)
Citation details: Pienaar, p43, b2c5d7.
Citation details: van der Merwe, p574, b2c13d2e5.
Marriage of a granddaughterSchalk Willem van der MerweElsie Janse van RensburgView this family
February 20, 1763 (aged 65 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p547, b2c10d2.
Text:

20 FEB 1762

Citation details: Schalk Willem van der Merwe, b3c9d2, http://vandermerwefamilytree.com/en/Extract.html : accessed 9 May 2020
Baptism of a granddaughterHester Cecilia Burger
September 11, 1763 (aged 66 years)

Citation details: Burger, p506, b3c2d6.
Baptism of a granddaughterMartha Dorothea Burger
March 31, 1765 (aged 67 years)

Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d10.
Baptism of a grandsonBarend Frederik Burger
July 3, 1768 (aged 70 years)

Citation details: Burger, p506, b3c2d7.
Baptism of a grandsonWillem Petrus Burger
March 25, 1769 (aged 71 years)

Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d11.
Death of a brotherJacob van der Merwe
October 31, 1769 (aged 72 years)
Citation details: van der Merwe, p532, b2c4.
Death of a brotherGerrit van der Merwe
February 9, 1770 (aged 72 years)
Citation details: van der Merwe, p580, b2c14.
Marriage of a grandsonBarend Jacobus BurgerJacoba LubbeView this family
February 18, 1770 (aged 72 years)

Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2.

Identity of Jacoba LUBBE, wife of Barend Jacobus BURGER

Lubbe (b12c9), is taken as the wife in this family, based on name and age. Use with caution, until more source material is found.

Marriage of a grandsonWillem BurgerMaria Susanna du ToitView this family
May 30, 1773 (aged 75 years)

Citation details: Burger, p499, b2c1d1.
Citation details: du Toit, p249, a1b5c4d2.
Marriage of a grandsonAndries Petrus BurgerMartha PienaarView this family
October 7, 1775 (aged 78 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p577, b2c13d4e4.
Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d6.
Marriage of a grandsonBarend Johannes BurgerAnna du ToitView this family
October 8, 1775 (aged 78 years)
Citation details: Burger, p501 b2c1d4.
Citation details: du Toit, p260, a1b5c8d1.
Death of a brotherWillem van der Merwe
July 3, 1776 (aged 78 years)
Citation details: van der Merwe, p538, b2c5.
Historical Event
Americans declare independece
July 1776 (aged 78 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_United_States_(1776%E2%80%9389))
Death of a granddaughterElsie Janse van Rensburg
November 15, 1776 (aged 79 years)
Citation details: van der Merwe, p547, b2c10d2.
Text:

1776

Citation details: Schalk Willem van der Merwe, b3c9d2, http://vandermerwefamilytree.com/en/Extract.html : accessed 9 May 2020
Marriage of a grandsonFrans LubbeJohanna Andriana BurgerView this family
April 20, 1777 (aged 79 years)

Citation details: Lubbe, p339, b12c10.
Marriage of a grandsonSchalk Jacobus BurgerHester Aletta VorsterView this family
May 25, 1777 (aged 79 years)
Citation details: Burger, p500, b2c1d3.
Citation details: p30, no 14
Text:

25 May 1777 1777, den 25 Maij Schalk Jacobus Burger van Cabo de Goede Hoop, status: jongman occupation: burger aan Stellenbosch met Hester Aletta Vorster van Cabo voorn', status: Weduwe wijlen Willem van Heerden

Citation details: Death notice: Alwyn Petrus BURGER (1858), MOOC 6/9/83 #5261/1858, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-CSW5-L?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZX%3A1598082377 : 12 September 2017), 007844939 > image 1269 of 2166; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 3 Nov 2018
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: b5c2
Death of a brotherIzaak van der Merwe
June 1, 1777 (aged 79 years)
Citation details: van der Merwe, p549, b2c11.
Marriage of a grandsonAlewyn Johannes BurgerAletta Sophia LubbeView this family
May 17, 1778 (aged 80 years)

Citation details: Burger, p503, b2c2d5.
Citation details: Lubbe, p340, b12c12.
Marriage of a grandsonDavid van RensburgElsie Sophia BurgerView this family
July 14, 1778 (aged 80 years)
Citation details: Janse van Rensburg, p350, b6c2.
Marriage of a grandsonAlewyn Petrus BurgerSusanna Catharina van der MerweView this family
August 15, 1779 (aged 81 years)

Citation details: Burger, p501, b2c1d5.
War
Britain declares war on the Netherlands
December 20, 1780 (aged 83 years)

Note: French troops arrive at the Cape Colony to guard it against the English. Source: [Wikipedia](https:/…

French troops arrive at the Cape Colony to guard it against the English. Source: Wikipedia

Historical Event
Colonisation
1780 (aged 82 years)

Note: The Fish River is made the eastern boundary of the Cape Colony. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikip…

The Fish River is made the eastern boundary of the Cape Colony. Source: Wikipedia

Marriage of a grandsonJacobus Stephanus BurgerHester Sophia van der MerweView this family
February 9, 1783 (aged 85 years)

Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d9.
Death of a brotherDavid van der Merwe
April 1, 1784 (aged 86 years)
Citation details: van der Merwe, p541, b2c9.
Marriage of a grandsonJacobus Lodevicus van der MerweMartha Dorothea BurgerView this family
October 10, 1784 (aged 87 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p557, b2c11d2e5.
Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d10.
Marriage of a granddaughterBarend PienaarHester Sophia van der MerweView this family
November 7, 1784 (aged 87 years)
Citation details: Pienaar, p43, b2c5d7.
Citation details: p54, no 46.
Text:

1784, den 7 November Barend Pienaar van Cabo de goede hoop, jongman burger aan Stellenbosch Met Hester Sophia van der Merwe van Cabo voornt:, jonge dogter

Citation details: van der Merwe, p574, b2c13d2e5.
War
French troops depart the Cape
1784 (aged 86 years)

Note: Consequence of signing the [Treaty of Paris (3 Sep 1783)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Pa…

Consequence of signing the Treaty of Paris (3 Sep 1783). Source: Wikipedia

Marriage of a grandsonWillem BurgerJudith Catharina GrundlinghView this family
May 6, 1787 (aged 89 years)

Citation details: Burger, p499, b2c1d1.
Marriage of a granddaughterBarend Frederik BurgerMartha Sophia van HeerdenView this family
January 13, 1788 (aged 90 years)

Citation details: Burger, p506, b3c2d7.
Citation details: van Heerden, p236, b1c2d5.
Citation details: Death notice: Barend Frederik BURGER (1839), MOOC 6/9/18 #3929, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MLLJ?mode=g&i=2069 image 2070/2253 : accessed 5 March 2017
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Marriage of a granddaughterBarend PienaarAnna Sophia van HeerdenView this family
May 3, 1789 (aged 91 years)
Citation details: Pienaar, p43, b2c5d7.
Citation details: p46, no 3.
Text:

1789, den 3 Maij Barend Pienaar van Cabo de Goede Hoop, weduwenaar burger aan Stellenbosch Met Anna Sophia van Heerden van Cabo voornt:, jonge dogter

Citation details: van Heerden, p238, b1c4d7.
Marriage of a grandsonWillem Petrus BurgerAnna Magdalena van HeerdenView this family
November 22, 1789 (aged 92 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p226, b4c1d9e1.
Text:

Louisa Jacoba BURGER ... d.v. Willem Petrus Burger en Anna Magdalena van Heerden

Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d11.
Marriage of a grandsonAlewyn Johannes BurgerJacoba Wilhelmina van WykView this family
March 17, 1793 (aged 95 years)

Citation details: Burger, p503, b2c2d5.
Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 97 years)

Note: The Dutch East India Company is in financial ruins. 29 January – Farmers expelled the officials of t…

The Dutch East India Company is in financial ruins. 29 January – Farmers expelled the officials of the Dutch East India Company and established an independent government at Graaff Reinet. 18 June - Swellendam follows Graaff Reinet and declares a republic under Hermanus Steyn. The Netherlands is invaded by the French under the leadership of Napoléon Bonaparte. A republic is declared by Dutch revolutionaires and the Prince of Orange flees to England. 16 September – British forces under General Sir James Henry Craig seizes the Cape Colony for the Stadtholder Prince William V of Orange. The republics of Graaff Reinet and Swellendam reject the British and the British army is sent in. The start of free trade was announced. Source: Wikipedia

Marriage of a granddaughterBarend PienaarElsie Jacoba van der MerweView this family
November 20, 1796 (aged 99 years)
Citation details: Pienaar, p43, b2c5d7.
Citation details: van der Merwe, p577, b2c13d4e6.
Citation details: Death notice: Petrus PIENAAR (1859), MOOC 6/9/85 #5742, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-CSWV-Y?i=1776&cat=331262 image 1777/2166 : accessed 13 Mar 2017
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Death of a daughterAnna Sophia Burger
January 17, 1798 (aged 100 years)

Citation details: Pienaar, p31, b2c5.
War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 101 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution)
Historical Event
The Cape becomes a British Colony
March 5, 1797 (aged 99 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1790s_in_South_Africa)
Marriage of a grandsonAlewyn Petrus BurgerHester Susanna JordaanView this family
October 5, 1800 (aged 103 years)
Citation details: Burger, p501, b2c1d5.
Citation details: Jordaan, p143, b3c1d12.
War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 118 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleonic_Wars)
Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 111 years)

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 114 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1812_in_South_Africa)
Death
Yes