Willem Burger, 1742

Name
Willem /Burger/
Given names
Willem
Surname
Burger
Baptism September 30, 1742 24 22 (aged 0 days)

Citation details: Burger, p499, b2c1d1.
Citation details: du Toit, p249, a1b5c4d2.
Historical Event
Census
1754 (aged 11 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 12 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 parentBartholomeus van der VyverHelena SmitView this family
August 16, 1772 (aged 29 years)

Citation details: Smit, p436, a4b6c1.
MarriageMaria Susanna du ToitView this family
May 30, 1773 (aged 30 years)

Citation details: Burger, p499, b2c1d1.
Citation details: du Toit, p249, a1b5c4d2.
Death of a maternal grandfatherAlewijn Smit de oude
about 1774 (aged 31 years)
Citation details: Smit, p436, a4b6.
Historical Event
Americans declare independece
July 1776 (aged 33 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_United_States_(1776%E2%80%9389))
Death of a maternal grandmotherHester Bekker
January 11, 1778 (aged 35 years)

Citation details: Smit, p436, a4b6.
War
Britain declares war on the Netherlands
December 20, 1780 (aged 38 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 37 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 41 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

Death of a wifeMaria Susanna du Toit
about 1786 (aged 43 years)

Citation details: du Toit, p249, a1b5c4d2.
MarriageJudith Catharina GrundlinghView this family
May 6, 1787 (aged 44 years)

Citation details: Burger, p499, b2c1d1.
Marriage of a childBarend Jacobus BurgerMagdalena Elizabeth BurgerView this family
October 27, 1793 (aged 51 years)

Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2.
Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 52 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

Baptism of a grandsonBarend Jacobus Johannes Burger
April 21, 1796 (aged 53 years)

Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2f1.
Historical Event
The Cape becomes a British Colony
March 5, 1797 (aged 54 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1790s_in_South_Africa)
Baptism of a granddaughterWilhelmina Maria Burger
July 8, 1798 (aged 55 years)

Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2f2.
Text:

~ 8.7.1898

Note: Presumed typo in source for baptism date
Baptism of a granddaughterJacoba Johanna Burger
November 24, 1799 (aged 57 years)

Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2f3.
War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 56 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution)
Birth of a grandsonWillem Jacobus Burger
December 1, 1802 (aged 60 years)

Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2f4.
Baptism of a grandsonWillem Jacobus Burger
October 2, 1803 (aged 61 years)
Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2f4.
Marriage of a childAndries Bartholomeus BurgerElise Sophia BurgerView this family
November 6, 1803 (aged 61 years)
Citation details: Burger, p499, b2c1d1e5.
Baptism of a grandsonAndries Petrus Burger
May 20, 1805 (aged 62 years)

Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2f5.
Birth of a grandsonSchalk Willem Burger
calculated December 1807 (aged 65 years)
Citation details: Death notice: Schalk Willem BURGER (1840), MOOC 6/9/22 #4555, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MQLC-2?mode=g&i=516&cat=331262 image 517/2223 : accessed 10 Mar 2017
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Baptism of a grandsonSchalk Willem Burger
April 18, 1808 (aged 65 years)

Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2f6.
Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 66 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

Birth of a grandsonJacobus Stephanus Burger
August 8, 1811 (aged 68 years)
Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2f7.
Citation details: Death notice: Jacobus Stephanus BURGER (1868), MOOC 6/9/123 #4344, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-MSSH-D?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZK%3A1598082376 : 28 September 2018), 007844943 > image 1586 of 2192; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 18 Jan 2020
Text:

CAL AUG 1810

Baptism of a grandsonJacobus Stephanus Burger
August 27, 1811 (aged 68 years)
Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2f7.
Marriage of a childSchalk Johannes BurgerJohanna Elizabeth BurgerView this family
September 20, 1812 (aged 69 years)
Citation details: Burger, p501 b2c1d3e9.
Citation details: Marriage: Schalk Johannes BURGER and Anna Elisabeth BURGER (1812), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSV8-QDBQ?i=68&cat=959223 : accessed 2 Feb 2019
Town founded
The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
1812 (aged 69 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1812_in_South_Africa)
Birth of a granddaughterMagdalena Johanna Burger
September 8, 1813 (aged 70 years)

Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2f8.
Baptism of a granddaughterMagdalena Johanna Burger
October 31, 1813 (aged 71 years)
Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2f8.
Marriage of a granddaughterBarend Jacobus Johannes BurgerJacoba Johanna TheronView this family
April 3, 1814 (aged 71 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p372, b4c7d1e3.
Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2f1.
Citation details: Death notice: Willem Jacobus BURGER (1911), MOOC 6/9/662 #740/1911, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-ZK6M?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZS%3A1598082362 : 28 September 2018), 007844931 > image 2120 of 2183; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 3 Nov 2018
Citation details: Marriage: Barend Jacobus Johannes BURGER and Jacoba Johanna THERON (1814), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSV8-QDTV?i=74&cat=959223 : accessed 3 Feb 2019
Marriage of a childAndries Bartholomeus BurgerMaartje Sophia van HeerdenView this family
October 30, 1815 (aged 73 years)
Citation details: Burger, p499, b2c1d1e5.
Citation details: Marriage: Andries Bartholomeus BURGER and Maartje Sophia VAN HEERDEN (1815), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSV8-QDR2?i=80&cat=959223 : accessed 3 Feb 2019
War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 73 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleonic_Wars)
Marriage of a childJacobus Petrus Alwyn BurgerAnna Catharina SalomonseView this family
January 4, 1818 (aged 75 years)
Citation details: Burger, p500, b2c1d1e9.
Citation details: Marriage: Jacobus Petrus Alewijn BURGER and Anna Catharina SALOMONSE (1818), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSV8-QDPN?i=91&cat=959223 : accessed 3 Feb 2019
Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 75 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1818_in_South_Africa)
Marriage of a childJacobus Petrus Alwyn BurgerAnna Maria BurgerView this family
November 5, 1820 (aged 78 years)
Citation details: Burger, p500, b2c1d3e2f1.
Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 77 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 childAndries Bartholomeus BurgerElsie Johanna van der MerweView this family
April 8, 1822 (aged 79 years)
Citation details: Burger, p499, b2c1d1e5.
Citation details: Death notice: Andreas Bartholomeus BURGER (1842), MOOC 6/9/25 #5360/1842, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MQYY-S?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZV%3A1598082367 : 12 September 2017), 007844936 > image 1393 of 2223; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 31 Dec 2018
Economic Event
British sterling adopted
1825 (aged 82 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

Birth of a grandsonAndries Bartholomeus Burger
November 15, 1831 (aged 89 years)

Citation details: Burger, p500, b2c1d1e9f6.
Baptism of a grandsonAndries Bartholomeus Burger
April 8, 1832 (aged 89 years)
Citation details: Burger, p500, b2c1d1e9f6.
Marriage of a granddaughterJacobus Stephanus BurgerMaartje Johanna GrobbelaarView this family
March 10, 1833 (aged 90 years)
Citation details: Death notice: Elizabeth Margaretha BURGER (1908), MOOC 6/9/599 #1937/1908, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ6-GQTV-P?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZ8%3A1598082354 : 28 September 2018), 007844927 > image 1378 of 2118; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 29 Jan 2019
Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2f7.
Citation details: Marriage: Jacobus Stephanus BURGER and Maartje Johanna GROBBELAAR (1883), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSV8-QDH5?i=215&cat=959223 : accessed 2 May 2020
Historical Event
Great trek
1835 (aged 92 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 daughterMagdalena Elizabeth Burger
before September 1, 1840 (aged 97 years)

Citation details: Death notice: Schalk Willem BURGER (1840), MOOC 6/9/22 #4555, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MQLC-2?mode=g&i=516&cat=331262 image 517/2223 : accessed 10 Mar 2017
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: Deceased at the time of her son's death.
Death of a grandsonSchalk Willem Burger
September 1, 1840 (aged 97 years) Age: 32 years 9 months
Citation details: Death notice: Schalk Willem BURGER (1840), MOOC 6/9/22 #4555, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MQLC-2?mode=g&i=516&cat=331262 image 517/2223 : accessed 10 Mar 2017
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a sonAndries Bartholomeus Burger
November 27, 1841 (aged 99 years) Age: 59 years 5 months 21 days
Citation details: Death notice: Andreas Bartholomeus BURGER (1842), MOOC 6/9/25 #5360/1842, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MQYY-S?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZV%3A1598082367 : 12 September 2017), 007844936 > image 1393 of 2223; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 31 Dec 2018
Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844 (aged 101 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1844_in_South_Africa)
Death of a sonWillem Jacobus Burger
October 22, 1852 (aged 110 years) Age: 65 years
Citation details: Burger, p500, b2c1d1e7.
Citation details: Death notice: Willem Jacobus BURGERS (1852), MOOC 6/9/60 #1710, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-DB5S-H3H?mode=g&i=1612&cat=331262 image 1613/2173 : accessed 11 Mar 2017
Quality of data: primary evidence
Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859 (aged 116 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza. Source: [Wikipedia](htt…

In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza. Source: Wikipedia

War
American Civil War
from April 1861 to May 1865 (aged 122 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues includin…

In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War. Source: Wikipedia

Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 159 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 159 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

Death of a fatherBarend Burger

Death of a motherHelena Smit

Death
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