Helena Margaretha Voigt, 18231902 (aged 78 years)

Name
Helena Margaretha /Voigt/
Given names
Helena Margaretha
Surname
Voigt
Name
Helena Margaretha /Theron/
Type
married name
Birth October 2, 1823 29 30
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Baptism October 12, 1823 29 30 (aged 10 days)
Citation details: Deel 2, p479, b7c6d4e7.
Economic Event
British sterling adopted
1825 (aged 1 year)

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 11 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 motherAnna Margaretha Marais
January 8, 1842 (aged 18 years)

Citation details: Marais, p452, b2c4d4e8f2.
MarriageSchalk Willem TheronView this family
January 30, 1844 (aged 20 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p479, b7c6d4e7.
Citation details: Marriage: Schalk Willem THERON and Helena Margaretha VOIGT (1844), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKD-W4QR?i=681&cat=244034 : accessed 20 Apr 2020
Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844 (aged 20 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1844_in_South_Africa)
Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859 (aged 35 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

Death of a fatherJohan Carel Voigt
March 26, 1863 (aged 39 years)

Citation details: Marais, p452, b2c4d4e8f2.
War
American Civil War
from April 1861 to May 1865 (aged 41 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

Economic Event
Economic depression
1865 (aged 41 years)
Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1865_in_South_Africa)
Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 43 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 49 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

War
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (aged 57 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Boer_War)
Death of a husbandSchalk Willem Theron
July 29, 1881 (aged 57 years)
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Economic Event
Gold discovered
1881 (aged 57 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

Marriage of a childJacobus Daniël Koos TheronMartha Magdalena DreyerView this family
January 8, 1885 (aged 61 years)
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Birth of a granddaughterMartha Magdalena Theron
October 12, 1885 (aged 62 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p480, b7c6d4e7f6g1.
Baptism of a granddaughterMartha Magdalena Theron
January 24, 1886 (aged 62 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p480, b7c6d4e7f6g1.
Economic Event
Gold discovered
1886 (aged 62 years)
Note: Discovery of the Main Reef in Witwatersrand. Gold rushes to Pilgrim's Rest and Barberton were precur…

Discovery of the Main Reef in Witwatersrand. Gold rushes to Pilgrim's Rest and Barberton were precursors to the biggest discovery of all, the Main Reef/Main Reef Leader on Gerhardus Oosthuizen's farm Langlaagte, Portion C, in 1886, the Witwatersrand Gold Rush and the subsequent rapid development of the gold field there, the biggest of them all. Source: Wikipedia

Birth of a granddaughterHelena Margaretha Theron
October 13, 1887 (aged 64 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p480, b7c6d4e7f6g2.
Baptism of a granddaughterHelena Margaretha Theron
December 25, 1887 (aged 64 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p480, b7c6d4e7f6g2.
Birth of a grandsonSchalk Willem Theron
July 10, 1890 (aged 66 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p480, b7c6d4e7f6g3.
Birth of a grandsonJohannes Gerhardus Theron
August 21, 1892 (aged 68 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p481, b7c6d4e7f6g4.
Baptism of a grandsonJohannes Gerhardus Theron
October 2, 1892 (aged 69 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p481, b7c6d4e7f6g4.
Birth of a granddaughterAnna Margaretha Theron
May 25, 1895 (aged 71 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p481, b7c6d4e7f6g5.
Baptism of a granddaughterAnna Margaretha Theron
June 9, 1895 (aged 71 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p481, b7c6d4e7f6g5.
Birth of a grandsonJacobus Daniël Theron
June 8, 1897 (aged 73 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p481, b7c6d4e7f6g6.
Baptism of a grandsonJacobus Daniël Theron
July 4, 1897 (aged 73 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p481, b7c6d4e7f6g6.
Death of a grandsonJacobus Daniël Theron
October 21, 1897 (aged 74 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p481, b7c6d4e7f6g6.
Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901 (aged 77 years)

Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1901_in_So…

Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town. Source: Wikipedia

War
Second Boer War
from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (aged 78 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Boer_War)
Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 78 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 78 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

Death March 10, 1902 (aged 78 years)
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