Helena Burger, 1701

Name
Helena /Burger/
Given names
Helena
Surname
Burger
Name
Helena /Olivier/
Type
married name
Baptism July 8, 1701 25 (aged 0 days)

Citation details: Burger, p509, b4.
Death of a fatherBerndt Burger
1705 (aged 3 years)

Citation details: Burger, p499, a1.
Epidemic
Smallpox
March 16, 1713 (aged 11 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 maternal grandfatherWillem van der Merwe
July 12, 1716 (aged 15 years)

MarriageJohannes Jan OlivierView this family
April 18, 1717 (aged 15 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p1, b2c2.
Citation details: Burger, p509, b4.
Citation details: Olivier, p85, a2b4.
Marriage of a childJohannes du PlessisAnna Hendrina Engela OlivierView this family
before April 26, 1744 (aged 42 years)

Citation details: Du Plessis, p134, b1c5.
Text:

xx Paarl 26.4.1744 Anna Claudina ROUX

Citation details: Olivier, p102, a2b4c9.
Text:

abt 1750

Marriage of a childJohannes Gysbert OlivierMaria Susanna TheronView this family
March 5, 1752 (aged 50 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p1, b2c2.
Citation details: p5, no 6.
Text:

1752, den 5 Maart [Jan Gijsbert Olivier] marital status: jongman burger aan Stellenbosch met Maria Susanna Theron van Cabo voornt., Wedw. wijlen Jacobus du Preez

Historical Event
Census
1754 (aged 52 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 53 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

Marriage of a childOkker OlivierDirkje OlivierView this family
May 19, 1755 (aged 53 years)
Citation details: Olivier, p86, a2b4c6.
Citation details: Olivier, p77, a1b2c2d2.
Baptism of a granddaughterMagdalena Martha Olivier
January 18, 1756 (aged 54 years)

Citation details: Richter, p425, a7.
Marriage of a childDaniel du PlessisHelena Aletta OlivierView this family
February 15, 1756 (aged 54 years)
Citation details: Terblanche, p68, b4c5.
Citation details: Du Plessis, p147, b1c10.
Citation details: Olivier, p103, a2b4c10.
Baptism of a granddaughterHelena Elizabeth du Plessis
June 26, 1758 (aged 56 years)
Citation details: Terblanche, p68, b4c5.
Citation details: Du Plessis, p148, b1c10d2.
Baptism of a granddaughterHelena Maria Olivier
April 20, 1766 (aged 64 years)

Citation details: Olivier, p92, a2b4c6d5.
Historical Event
Americans declare independece
July 1776 (aged 74 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_United_States_(1776%E2%80%9389))
Marriage of a granddaughterJohannes Gerhardus TerblancheHelena Elizabeth du PlessisView this family
March 21, 1779 (aged 77 years)

Citation details: Terblanche, p68, b4c5.
Citation details: Du Plessis, p148, b1c10d2.
War
Britain declares war on the Netherlands
December 20, 1780 (aged 79 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 78 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 grandsonJohann Jurgen RichterMagdalena Martha OlivierView this family
December 15, 1782 (aged 81 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p297, b4c5d8.
Citation details: Richter, p425, a7.
War
French troops depart the Cape
1784 (aged 82 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 grandsonJan Dirk HeynsHelena Maria OlivierView this family
April 20, 1787 (aged 85 years)

Citation details: Olivier, p92, a2b4c6d5.
Marriage of a grandsonDaniel van den BergHelena Maria OlivierView this family
August 23, 1789 (aged 88 years)

Citation details: Berg, p228, b1c11.
Citation details: Olivier, p92, a2b4c6d5.
Death of a sonJohannes Gysbert Olivier
February 1797 (aged 95 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p1, b2c2.
War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 97 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution)
Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 93 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

Historical Event
The Cape becomes a British Colony
March 5, 1797 (aged 95 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1790s_in_South_Africa)
War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 114 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleonic_Wars)
Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 107 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 110 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1812_in_South_Africa)
Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 117 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1818_in_South_Africa)
Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 118 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

Death of a motherMarritje Maria van der Merwe

Death
Yes