Magdalena Elizabeth Burger, 17761840 (aged 63 years)

Name
Magdalena Elizabeth /Burger/
Given names
Magdalena Elizabeth
Surname
Burger
Baptism September 29, 1776 33 24 (aged 0 days)

Citation details: Burger, p499, b2c1d1e2.
War
Britain declares war on the Netherlands
December 20, 1780 (aged 4 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 3 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 7 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 motherMaria Susanna du Toit
about 1786 (aged 9 years)

Citation details: du Toit, p249, a1b5c4d2.
Marriage of a parentWillem BurgerJudith Catharina GrundlinghView this family
May 6, 1787 (aged 10 years)

Citation details: Burger, p499, b2c1d1.
MarriageBarend Jacobus BurgerView this family
October 27, 1793 (aged 17 years)

Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2.
War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 22 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution)
Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 18 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 20 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 39 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleonic_Wars)
Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 32 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 35 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1812_in_South_Africa)
Marriage of a childBarend Jacobus Johannes BurgerJacoba Johanna TheronView this family
April 3, 1814 (aged 37 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
Birth of a granddaughterElsie Johanna Burger
August 10, 1816 (aged 39 years)

Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2f2g1.
Baptism of a granddaughterElsie Johanna Burger
November 24, 1816 (aged 40 years)
Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2f2g1.
Birth of a grandsonBarend Jacobus Burger
July 23, 1818 (aged 41 years)

Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2f2g2.
Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 41 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1818_in_South_Africa)
Baptism of a grandsonBarend Jacobus Burger
December 27, 1818 (aged 42 years)
Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2f2g2.
Birth of a grandsonJacobus Arnoldus Burger
October 3, 1820 (aged 44 years)

Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2f2g3.
Baptism of a grandsonJacobus Arnoldus Burger
December 26, 1820 (aged 44 years)
Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2f2g3.
Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 43 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

Birth of a granddaughterMagdalena Elizabeth Burger
June 2, 1824 (aged 47 years)

Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2f2g4.
Baptism of a granddaughterMagdalena Elizabeth Burger
July 5, 1824 (aged 47 years)
Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2f2g4.
Economic Event
British sterling adopted
1825 (aged 48 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 grandsonWillem Jacobus Burger
January 17, 1829 (aged 52 years)
Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2f2g5.
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
Baptism of a grandsonWillem Jacobus Burger
January 17, 1830 (aged 53 years)
Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2f2g5.
Marriage of a childJacobus Stephanus BurgerMaartje Johanna GrobbelaarView this family
March 10, 1833 (aged 56 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 58 years)

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

Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony. Source: Wikipedia

Birth of a granddaughterElizabeth Margaretha Burger
January 17, 1836 (aged 59 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
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Citation details: Elizabeth Margaretha BURGER (1836-1908), https://burgerfamilie.com/getperson.php?personID=I2425&tree=Tree5 : accessed 1 May 2020
Baptism of a granddaughterElizabeth Margaretha Burger
February 5, 1837 (aged 60 years)
Citation details: Elizabeth Margaretha BURGER (1836-1908), https://burgerfamilie.com/getperson.php?personID=I2425&tree=Tree5 : accessed 1 May 2020
Death of a fatherWillem Burger

Death before September 1, 1840 (aged 63 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.