Willem Jacobus Burger, 17931877 (aged 84 years)

Name
Willem Jacobus /Burger/
Given names
Willem Jacobus
Surname
Burger
Baptism August 18, 1793 45 37 (aged 0 days)

Citation details: Burger, p501 b2c1d3e8.
Citation details: Willem Jacobus BURGER (1793-1877), https://burgerfamilie.com/getperson.php?personID=I177&tree=Tree5 : accessed 1 May 2020
Death of a maternal grandfatherBarend Vorster
about 1793 (aged 0)
Citation details: Vorster, p92, b3.
Citation details: Smit, p437, a4b6c5.
Text:

BET 01 MAY 1793 AND 29 MAY 1794

War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 5 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution)
Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 1 year)

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 3 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1790s_in_South_Africa)
Death of a maternal grandmotherDorothea Maria Smit
after May 1797 (aged 3 years)

Citation details: Vorster, p92, b3.
War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 22 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleonic_Wars)
Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 15 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 18 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1812_in_South_Africa)
MarriageGeertruy Jacoba PienaarView this family
May 18, 1817 (aged 23 years)
Citation details: Willem Jacobus BURGER (1793-1877), https://burgerfamilie.com/getperson.php?personID=I177&tree=Tree5 : accessed 1 May 2020
Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 25 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1818_in_South_Africa)
Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 26 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

Economic Event
British sterling adopted
1825 (aged 31 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 41 years)

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

Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony. Source: Wikipedia

Marriage of a childSchalk Jacobus BurgerHelena Jacoba Catharina van AswegenView this family
July 29, 1844 (aged 50 years)
Citation details: Schalk Jacobus BURGER (1822-1881), https://burgerfamilie.com/getperson.php?personID=I182&tree=Tree5 : accessed 1 May 2020
Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844 (aged 50 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1844_in_South_Africa)
Death of a sisterAnna Sophia Burger
December 9, 1847 (aged 54 years)

Citation details: p348, b5c7.
Birth of a granddaughterSusanna Magrieta Burger
March 25, 1855 (aged 61 years)
Citation details: Susanna Margaretha BURGER (1855-1899), https://burgerfamilie.com/getperson.php?personID=I188&tree=Tree5 : accessed 1 May 2020
Baptism of a granddaughterSusanna Magrieta Burger
May 6, 1855 (aged 61 years)
Citation details: Susanna Margaretha BURGER (1855-1899), https://burgerfamilie.com/getperson.php?personID=I188&tree=Tree5 : accessed 1 May 2020
Death of a brotherAlwyn Petrus Burger
June 17, 1858 (aged 64 years) Age: 70 years
Citation details: p347, b5c6.
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
Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859 (aged 65 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 71 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

Marriage of a grandsonGert Jacobus OlivierSusanna Magrieta BurgerView this family
May 9, 1872 (aged 78 years)
Citation details: Olivier, p78, a1b2c2d6e2f6g5.
Citation details: Susanna Margaretha BURGER (1855-1899), https://burgerfamilie.com/getperson.php?personID=I188&tree=Tree5 : accessed 1 May 2020
Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 108 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 108 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
Economic depression
1865 (aged 71 years)
Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1865_in_South_Africa)
Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 73 years)
Note: The Eureka Diamond was the first diamond discovered in South Africa. It weighed 21.25 carats (4.250…

The Eureka Diamond was the first diamond discovered in South Africa. It weighed 21.25 carats (4.250 g), and was found by Erasmus Jacobs near Hopetown on the Orange River in 1867. The diamond, cut to a 10.73-carat (2.146 g) cushion-shaped brilliant, is currently on display at the Mine Museum in Kimberley. The discovery of diamonds in South Africa led to the Kimberley Diamond Rush, and marked the beginning of the Mineral Revolution. Source: Wikipedia

Death of a wifeGeertruy Jacoba Pienaar
November 17, 1868 (aged 75 years)
Citation details: Willem Jacobus BURGER (1793-1877), https://burgerfamilie.com/getperson.php?personID=I177&tree=Tree5 : accessed 1 May 2020
Economic Event
Gold discovered
September 1873 (aged 80 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 fatherSchalk Jacobus Burger

Death of a motherHester Aletta Vorster

Death November 15, 1877 (aged 84 years)
Citation details: Burger, p501 b2c1d3e8.
Citation details: Willem Jacobus BURGER (1793-1877), https://burgerfamilie.com/getperson.php?personID=I177&tree=Tree5 : accessed 1 May 2020