Willem Jacobus Burger, 17871852 (aged 65 years)

Name
Willem Jacobus /Burger/
Given names
Willem Jacobus
Surname
Burger
Birth between October 1787 and September 1787 44
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: secondary evidence
Note: Based on age at death
Baptism September 25, 1788 45 (aged 11 months)

Citation details: Burger, p500, b2c1d1e7.
MarriageElizabeth Maria GerberView this family
Yes

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: secondary evidence
War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 11 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution)
Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 7 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 9 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 28 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleonic_Wars)
Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 21 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 24 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1812_in_South_Africa)
Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 30 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1818_in_South_Africa)
Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 32 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 37 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 47 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 half-sisterMagdalena Elizabeth Burger
before September 1, 1840 (aged 52 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 half-brotherAndries Bartholomeus Burger
November 27, 1841 (aged 54 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 56 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1844_in_South_Africa)
Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 114 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

Death of a fatherWillem Burger

Death October 22, 1852 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