Hester Sophia van der Merwe, 1764

Name
Hester Sophia /van der Merwe/
Given names
Hester Sophia
Surname
van der Merwe
Name
Hester Sophia /Burger/
Type
married name
Baptism April 22, 1764 29 38 (aged 0 days)
Citation details: van der Merwe, p557, b2c11d2e4.
Death of a paternal grandmotherCecilia Janse van Rensburg
December 1, 1774 (aged 10 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p549, b2c11.
Text:

01 DEC 1744

Citation details: Cisilia Janse van Rijnsbùrgh (1715-1774), http://www.e-family.co.za/ffy/g11/p11782.htm : accessed 1 Apr 2020

Cecilia Janse v Rensburg's death date wrong in her husband's entry in SAG 5

1.12.1744 instead of 1.12.1774

Death of a maternal grandfatherAlewijn Smit de oude
about 1774 (aged 9 years)
Citation details: Smit, p436, a4b6.
Historical Event
Americans declare independece
July 1776 (aged 12 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_United_States_(1776%E2%80%9389))
Death of a paternal grandfatherIzaak van der Merwe
June 1, 1777 (aged 13 years)
Citation details: van der Merwe, p549, b2c11.
Death of a maternal grandmotherHester Bekker
January 11, 1778 (aged 13 years)

Citation details: Smit, p436, a4b6.
War
Britain declares war on the Netherlands
December 20, 1780 (aged 16 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 15 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

MarriageJacobus Stephanus BurgerView this family
February 9, 1783 (aged 18 years)

Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d9.
War
French troops depart the Cape
1784 (aged 19 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 34 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution)
Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 30 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 32 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1790s_in_South_Africa)
Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 44 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

Marriage of a childSchalk Willem Petrus BurgerElsje Sophia LubbeView this family
April 7, 1810 (aged 45 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 46 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 47 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.
War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 51 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleonic_Wars)
Town founded
The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
1812 (aged 47 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1812_in_South_Africa)
Marriage of a childBarend Frederik BurgerHester Sophia BurgerView this family
September 3, 1814 (aged 50 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

Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 54 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1818_in_South_Africa)
Birth of a granddaughterJohanna Adriana Maria Burger
December 10, 1819 (aged 55 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 55 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 55 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 55 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 60 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 65 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 71 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 70 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 73 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p216, b4c1d3e8.
Death of a brotherIzaak Schalk van der Merwe
April 6, 1840 (aged 75 years)
Citation details: van der Merwe, p549, b2c11d2e2.
Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844 (aged 79 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1844_in_South_Africa)
Death of a brotherCarel Aaron van der Merwe
February 13, 1850 (aged 85 years)
Citation details: van der Merwe, p561, b2c11d2e8.
Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859 (aged 94 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 101 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

Death of a sonSchalk Willem Petrus Burger
June 16, 1868 (aged 104 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
War
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (aged 116 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Boer_War)
Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 137 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 137 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 100 years)
Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1865_in_South_Africa)
Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 102 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

Economic Event
Gold discovered
September 1873 (aged 109 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 116 years)
Citation details: Johanna Adriana Maria BURGER (1819-1880), https://www.burgerfamilie.com/getperson.php?personID=I565&tree=Tree5 : accessed 30 Apr 2020
Economic Event
Gold discovered
1881 (aged 116 years)
Note: In 1881 gold in the Barberton area was discovered by Tom McLachlan who found alluvial gold at Jamest…

In 1881 gold in the Barberton area was discovered by Tom McLachlan who found alluvial gold at Jamestown. However due to the location (the hot lowveld region was rife with malaria) no-one wanted to go there until Auguste Roberts (French Bob) discovered gold in Concession Creek in 20 June 1883. This discovery resulted in a gold rush to the area. Source: Wikipedia

Death of a fatherSchalk Willem van der Merwe

Death of a motherJohanna Adriana Smit

Death
Yes