Maria Magdalena Burger, 1726

Name
Maria Magdalena /Burger/
Given names
Maria Magdalena
Surname
Burger
Baptism August 11, 1726 30 28 (aged 0 days)

Citation details: Burger, p505, b2c5.
Death of a maternal grandfatherSchalk van der Merwe
1740 (aged 13 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p531, b2.
MarriageWillem BurgerView this family
November 1, 1744 (aged 18 years)

Citation details: Burger, p505, b3c2.
Death of a maternal grandmotherAnna Prevot
about 1745 (aged 18 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p531, b2.
Historical Event
Census
1754 (aged 27 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 28 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

Historical Event
Americans declare independece
July 1776 (aged 49 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_United_States_(1776%E2%80%9389))
War
Britain declares war on the Netherlands
December 20, 1780 (aged 54 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 53 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

War
French troops depart the Cape
1784 (aged 57 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 childBarend Frederik BurgerMartha Sophia van HeerdenView this family
January 13, 1788 (aged 61 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
Baptism of a granddaughterMaria Magdalena Burger
December 28, 1788 (aged 62 years)

Citation details: Burger, p506, b3c2d7e1.
Baptism of a granddaughterLouisa Sophia Burger
April 7, 1792 (aged 65 years)

Citation details: Burger, p506, b3c2d7e2.
Baptism of a granddaughterMaria Magdalena Frederika Burger
April 13, 1794 (aged 67 years)

Citation details: Burger, p507, b3c2d7e3.
Birth of a grandsonBarend Frederik Burger
calculated April 1795 (aged 68 years)
Citation details: Burger, p507, b3c2d7e4.
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
Note: Birthdate calculated from age at death
Baptism of a grandsonBarend Frederik Burger
October 4, 1795 (aged 69 years)

Citation details: Burger, p507, b3c2d7e4.
Birth of a grandsonWillem Schalk Burger
July 18, 1797 (aged 70 years)

Citation details: Willem Schalk BURGER (1797-), https://www.burgerfamilie.com/getperson.php?personID=I880&tree=Tree5 : accessed 30 Apr 2020
Baptism of a grandsonWillem Schalk Burger
October 1, 1797 (aged 71 years)
Citation details: Burger, p507, b3c2d7e5.
Citation details: Willem Schalk BURGER (1797-), https://www.burgerfamilie.com/getperson.php?personID=I880&tree=Tree5 : accessed 30 Apr 2020
Death of a sisterAnna Sophia Burger
January 17, 1798 (aged 71 years)

Citation details: Pienaar, p31, b2c5.
Baptism of a grandsonSchalk Willem Burger
September 8, 1799 (aged 73 years)

Citation details: Burger, p507, b3c2d7e6.
War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 72 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution)
Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 68 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 70 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1790s_in_South_Africa)
Marriage of a grandsonBarend Frederik BurgerHester Sophia BurgerView this family
September 3, 1814 (aged 88 years)
Citation details: Burger, p507, b3c2d7e4.
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
Citation details: p90, #27.
Text:

1814, Den 3 September Barend Fre: Burger met Hester Sophia Burger

War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 89 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleonic_Wars)
Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 82 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 85 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1812_in_South_Africa)
Death of a granddaughterMaria Magdalena Frederika Burger
1816 (aged 89 years)

Citation details: Burger, p507, b3c2d7e3.
Marriage of a grandsonWillem Schalk BurgerAnna Wilhelmina VisagieView this family
November 2, 1817 (aged 91 years)
Citation details: Burger, p507, b3c2d7e5.
Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 92 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1818_in_South_Africa)
Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 93 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

Marriage of a grandsonSchalk Willem BurgerElsie Dorothea Maria BurgerView this family
April 7, 1822 (aged 95 years)
Citation details: Burger, p507, b3c2d7e6.
Citation details: p134
Text:

1822, Den 7 April. Schalke Willem Burger van Cabo de Goede Hoop, Jongman Burger alhier met Elsje Dorotia Maria Burger van Cabo voorn., Jonge dogter

Economic Event
British sterling adopted
1825 (aged 98 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

Historical Event
Great trek
1835 (aged 108 years)

Note: *Voortrekkers* start leaving the Cape Colony. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1835…

Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony. Source: Wikipedia

Death of a grandsonBarend Frederik Burger
September 19, 1839 (aged 113 years) Age: 44 years 5 months
Citation details: Burger, p507, b3c2d7e4.
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: primary evidence
Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844 (aged 117 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1844_in_South_Africa)
Death of a fatherWillem Burger

Death of a motherElsie van der Merwe

Death
Yes