Barend Frederik Burger, 17951839 (aged 44 years)

Name
Barend Frederik /Burger/
Given names
Barend Frederik
Surname
Burger
Birth calculated April 1795 26 22
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
Note: Birthdate calculated from age at death
Baptism October 4, 1795 27 23 (aged 6 months)

Citation details: Burger, p507, b3c2d7e4.
War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 3 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution)
Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 0)

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 1 year)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1790s_in_South_Africa)
Marriage of a parentAlwyn Johannes SmitMartha Sophia van HeerdenView this family
January 15, 1804 (aged 8 years)

Citation details: van Heerden, p236, b1c2d5.
Text:

AFT 1800

Citation details: Smit, p439, a4b6c8d2.
MarriageHester Sophia BurgerView this family
September 3, 1814 (aged 19 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 20 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleonic_Wars)
Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 13 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 16 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1812_in_South_Africa)
Death of a sisterMaria Magdalena Frederika Burger
1816 (aged 20 years)

Citation details: Burger, p507, b3c2d7e3.
Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 23 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1818_in_South_Africa)
Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 24 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 29 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

Historical Event
Great trek
1835 (aged 39 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 motherMartha Sophia van Heerden
September 20, 1836 (aged 41 years)
Citation details: Smit, p439, a4b6c8d2.
Death of a fatherBarend Frederik Burger

Death September 19, 1839 (aged 44 years) Age: 44 years 5 months
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: primary evidence