Jacobus Stephanus Burger, 1761

Name
Jacobus Stephanus /Burger/
Given names
Jacobus Stephanus
Surname
Burger
Baptism August 2, 1761 40 37 (aged 0 days)

Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d9.
Death of a maternal grandfatherAlewijn Smit de oude
about 1774 (aged 12 years)
Citation details: Smit, p436, a4b6.
Historical Event
Americans declare independece
July 1776 (aged 14 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 16 years)

Citation details: Smit, p436, a4b6.
War
Britain declares war on the Netherlands
December 20, 1780 (aged 19 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 18 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

MarriageHester Sophia van der MerweView this family
February 9, 1783 (aged 21 years)

Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d9.
War
French troops depart the Cape
1784 (aged 22 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

War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 37 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution)
Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 33 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 35 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1790s_in_South_Africa)
Marriage of a childSchalk Willem Petrus BurgerElsje Sophia LubbeView this family
April 7, 1810 (aged 48 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p216, b4c1d3e8.
Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d9e1.
Citation details: p72, no 12.
Text:

1810, den 7 April Schalk Willem Petrus Burger Jac'b's Zoon van Cabo de Goede Hoop, jonkman burger alhier met Elsie Sofia Lubbe van Cabo voornoemd, Jongedogter

Citation details: Lubbe, p340, b12c10d8.
Birth of a grandsonJacobus Stephanus Burger
March 26, 1811 (aged 49 years)

Citation details: Jacobus Stephanus BURGER (1811-), https://www.burgerfamilie.com/getperson.php?personID=I552&tree=Tree5 : accessed 30 Apr 2020
Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d9e1f1.
Baptism of a grandsonJacobus Stephanus Burger
September 29, 1811 (aged 50 years)
Citation details: Jacobus Stephanus BURGER (1811-), https://www.burgerfamilie.com/getperson.php?personID=I552&tree=Tree5 : accessed 30 Apr 2020
Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d9e1f1.
Marriage of a childBarend Frederik BurgerHester Sophia BurgerView this family
September 3, 1814 (aged 53 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 54 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleonic_Wars)
Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 47 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 50 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1812_in_South_Africa)
Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 57 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1818_in_South_Africa)
Birth of a granddaughterJohanna Adriana Maria Burger
December 10, 1819 (aged 58 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p216, b4c1d3e8.
Text:

ABT 1820

Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d9e1f4.
Citation details: Johanna Adriana Maria BURGER (1819-1880), https://www.burgerfamilie.com/getperson.php?personID=I565&tree=Tree5 : accessed 30 Apr 2020
Marriage of a childFrancois Johannes BurgerCornelia Johanna Sophia BurgerView this family
February 6, 1820 (aged 58 years)
Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d9e5.
Citation details: p120, no 3.
Text:

1820, den 6 February Francois Johannis Burger van Cabo de Goede Hoop, jongman burger alhier met Cornelia Johanna Sophia Burger van Cabo voornt., jonge dogter

Baptism of a granddaughterJohanna Adriana Maria Burger
February 20, 1820 (aged 58 years)
Citation details: Johanna Adriana Maria BURGER (1819-1880), https://www.burgerfamilie.com/getperson.php?personID=I565&tree=Tree5 : accessed 30 Apr 2020
Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 58 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 63 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

Marriage of a childSchalk Willem Petrus BurgerAlida Carolina SteenkampView this family
November 15, 1829 (aged 68 years)
Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d9e1.
Citation details: Steenkamp, p165, b13c3d7.
Marriage of a grandsonJacobus Stephanus BurgerMartha Sophia van der MerweView this family
October 4, 1835 (aged 74 years)
Citation details: Jacobus Stephanus BURGER (1811-), https://www.burgerfamilie.com/getperson.php?personID=I552&tree=Tree5 : accessed 30 Apr 2020
Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d9e1f1.
Historical Event
Great trek
1835 (aged 73 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 grandsonJacobus Christiaan Gabriël TheronJohanna Adriana Maria BurgerView this family
April 1, 1838 (aged 76 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p216, b4c1d3e8.
Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844 (aged 82 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1844_in_South_Africa)
Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859 (aged 97 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 103 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

War
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (aged 119 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Boer_War)
Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 140 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 140 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 103 years)
Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1865_in_South_Africa)
Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 105 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 sonSchalk Willem Petrus Burger
June 16, 1868 (aged 106 years) Age: 84 years 2 months 15 days
Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d9e1.
Citation details: Death notice: Schalk Willem Petrus BURGER (1864), MOOC 6/9/124 #4528, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-MSSV-6?mode=g&i=1793&cat=331262 image 1794/2192 : accessed 2 March 2017
Economic Event
Gold discovered
September 1873 (aged 112 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 granddaughterJohanna Adriana Maria Burger
October 30, 1880 (aged 119 years)
Citation details: Johanna Adriana Maria BURGER (1819-1880), https://www.burgerfamilie.com/getperson.php?personID=I565&tree=Tree5 : accessed 30 Apr 2020
Death of a fatherSchalk Willem Burger

Death of a motherHester Smit

Death
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