Maria Martha du Preez, 1731

Name
Maria Martha /du Preez/
Given names
Maria Martha
Surname
du Preez
Name
Maria Martha /Vogel/
Type
married name
Baptism June 2, 1731 26 20 (aged 0 days)

Citation details: Du Preez, p342, b6c4d3.
MarriageJohann Christian VogelView this family
Yes

Citation details: Deel 2, p467, b7c6.
Death of a paternal grandmotherElizabeth Prévot
January 18, 1750 (aged 18 years)
Citation details: Du Preez, p334, b6.
Historical Event
Census
1754 (aged 22 years)

Note: A population count in the Cape shows that there were 5,510 Europeans and 6,279 slaves in the Cape Co…

A population count in the Cape shows that there were 5,510 Europeans and 6,279 slaves in the Cape Colony. Source: Wikipedia

Epidemic
Smallpox
May 1, 1755 (aged 23 years)

Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at Cape Colony. A total of 2,372 people die. Source: [Wikipedia](https:…

Smallpox epidemic breaks out at Cape Colony. A total of 2,372 people die. Source: Wikipedia

Death of a fatherPhilippe du Preez
about 1765 (aged 33 years)

Citation details: Du Preez, p334, b6c4.
MarriageChristoffel Frederik WotzkyView this family
February 28, 1768 (aged 36 years)

Citation details: Du Preez, p342, b6c4d3.
Historical Event
Americans declare independece
July 1776 (aged 45 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_United_States_(1776%E2%80%9389))
Marriage of a childJacobus Petrus TheronRegina Catharina VogelView this family
September 22, 1776 (aged 45 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p467, b7c6.
Marriage of a childJohannes SteynBarbara Wilhelmina VogelView this family
March 16, 1777 (aged 45 years)
Citation details: Steyn, p218, a2b2c3d12.
Baptism of a granddaughterMaria Martha Theron
October 11, 1778 (aged 47 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p467, b7c6d1.
Death of a sisterElisabeth du Preez
June 7, 1779 (aged 48 years)

Citation details: Du Preez, p334, b6c4d1.
Baptism of a grandsonDavid Abraham Theron
July 30, 1780 (aged 49 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p467, b7c6d2.
War
Britain declares war on the Netherlands
December 20, 1780 (aged 49 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 48 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

Baptism of a grandsonJacobus Arnoldus Theron
December 1, 1782 (aged 51 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p467, b7c6d3.
War
French troops depart the Cape
1784 (aged 52 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

Birth of a grandsonCharles Petrus Theron
calculated March 24, 1785 (aged 53 years)
Citation details: Death notice: Charles Petrus THERON (1858), MOOC 6/9/82 #5210, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-CS7S-H?i=1213&cat=331262 : accessed 12 Mar 2017
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Baptism of a grandsonCharles Petrus Theron
March 27, 1785 (aged 53 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p467, b7c6d4.
Baptism of a grandsonDaniël Phillipus Theron
June 3, 1787 (aged 56 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p482, b7c6d5.
Birth of a granddaughterCornelia Steyn
about 1788 (aged 56 years)

Citation details: Steyn, p220, a2b2c3d12e6.
Baptism of a granddaughterCornelia Steyn
September 27, 1789 (aged 58 years)

Citation details: Steyn, p220, a2b2c3d12e6.
Baptism of a granddaughterMagdalena Elizabeth Theron
October 25, 1789 (aged 58 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p482, b7c6d6.
MarriageChristiaan Albrect KraftView this family
December 18, 1791 (aged 60 years)

Citation details: Du Preez, p342, b6c4d3.
Baptism of a granddaughterRegina Johanna Theron
March 4, 1792 (aged 60 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p482, b7c6d7.
Baptism of a granddaughterAnna Catharina Theron
May 4, 1794 (aged 62 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p482, b7c6d8.
War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 67 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution)
Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 63 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 65 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1790s_in_South_Africa)
Marriage of a granddaughterFredrik Wilhelm KochCornelia SteynView this family
June 10, 1804 (aged 73 years)
Citation details: Koch, p363, a5b2.
Citation details: Steyn, p220, a2b2c3d12e6.
Marriage of a granddaughterCharles Petrus TheronAnna Magdalena van der MerweView this family
March 2, 1806 (aged 74 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p467, b7c6d4.
Text:

02 AUG 1806

Citation details: Death notice: Anna Magdalena THERON (1840), MOOC 6/9/21 #4443, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MQGZ-D?mode=g&i=391&cat=331262 image 392/2223 : accessed 5 March 2017
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: van der Merwe, p587, b2c15d3e8.
Citation details: Marriage: Charl Petrus THERON and Anna Magdalena VAN DER MERWE (1806), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKD-3SRQ-3?i=96&cat=244034 : accessed 8 Aug 2019

Marriage: Charl Petrus THERON and Anna Magdalena VAN DER MERWE (1806)

Theron gives 2.8.1806 while marriage record (1696-1899) is 2.3.1806

Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 77 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 granddaughterDavid Abraham TheronGeertruy Catharina ViljoenView this family
May 6, 1810 (aged 78 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p467, b7c6d2.
Citation details: Marriage: David Abraham THERON and Geertruyda Catarina VILJOEN (1810), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKD-3SRH-1?i=104&cat=244034 : accessed 8 Aug 2019

Marriages: Geertruy Catharina VILJOEN (1774-)

SAG 14 has her second marriage with David Abraham THERON without a date, but according to the marriage register the THERON marriage should be her first (1810), followed by the RETIEF marriage in 1829.

War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 84 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleonic_Wars)
Town founded
The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
1812 (aged 80 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1812_in_South_Africa)
Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 87 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1818_in_South_Africa)
Death of a daughterRegina Catharina Vogel
December 31, 1818 (aged 87 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p467, b7c6.
Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 88 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

Death of a granddaughterCornelia Steyn
between March 5, 1822 and July 21, 1822 (aged 91 years)

Citation details: Baptism: Cornelia KOCH (1822), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSK6-CSBB-Y?i=762&cat=959223 : accessed 9 July 2019
Death of a grandsonDavid Abraham Theron
November 28, 1825 (aged 94 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p467, b7c6d2.
Economic Event
British sterling adopted
1825 (aged 93 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

Death of a granddaughterMaria Martha Theron
August 10, 1834 (aged 103 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p467, b7c6d1.
Citation details: Death notice: Maria Martha THERON (1834), MOOC 6/9/2 #399, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQJ-683V?mode=g&i=440&cat=331262 image 441/2202 : accessed 4 March 2017
Text:

Drowned in the Bergrivier

Historical Event
Great trek
1835 (aged 103 years)

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

Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony. Source: Wikipedia

Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844 (aged 112 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1844_in_South_Africa)
Death
Yes