Susanna Catharina van der Merwe, 17411800 (aged 58 years)

Name
Susanna Catharina /van der Merwe/
Given names
Susanna Catharina
Surname
van der Merwe
Name
Susanna Catharina /Burger/
Type
married name
Name
Susanna Catharina /Botha/
Type
married name
Baptism November 26, 1741 41 29 (aged 0 days)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p538, b2c4d9.
Death of a paternal grandmotherAnna Prevot
about 1745 (aged 3 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p531, b2.
Marriage of a parentJacob van der MerweElizabeth SenechalView this family
February 6, 1752 (aged 10 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p532, b2c4.
Historical Event
Census
1754 (aged 12 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 13 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

MarriageHendrik BothaView this family
April 9, 1758 (aged 16 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p538, b2c4d9.
Text:

(inferred) BEF 1779

Citation details: Botha, p382, b5c9.
Death of a fatherJacob van der Merwe
October 31, 1769 (aged 27 years)
Citation details: van der Merwe, p532, b2c4.
Death of a maternal grandmotherLouisa Cordier
November 22, 1774 (aged 32 years)
Citation details: Pienaar, p14, b2.
Historical Event
Americans declare independece
July 1776 (aged 34 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_United_States_(1776%E2%80%9389))
MarriageAlewyn Petrus BurgerView this family
August 15, 1779 (aged 37 years)

Citation details: Burger, p501, b2c1d5.
War
Britain declares war on the Netherlands
December 20, 1780 (aged 39 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 38 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

War
French troops depart the Cape
1784 (aged 42 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

Marriage of a childJohannes BothaPetronella JordaanView this family
May 14, 1786 (aged 44 years)

Citation details: Botha, p382, b5c9d1.
Citation details: Jordaan, p141, b3c1d2.
Baptism of a grandsonHendrik Johannes Botha
December 1, 1787 (aged 46 years)

Citation details: Botha, p382, b5c9d1e1.
Death of a sisterLouisa van der Merwe
1790 (aged 48 years)

Citation details: van Heerden, p235, b1c2.
War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 57 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution)
Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 53 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 55 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1790s_in_South_Africa)
Death of a motherCatharina Jacobs

Death before 1800 (aged 58 years)

Citation details: Burger, p501, b2c1d5.