Elsie Margaretha Theron, 1794

Name
Elsie Margaretha /Theron/
Given names
Elsie Margaretha
Surname
Theron
Baptism March 23, 1794 24 21 (aged 0 days)

Citation details: Deel 2, p372, b4c7d1e2.
War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 4 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 2 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1790s_in_South_Africa)
Death of a paternal grandmotherElizabeth Margaretha du Toit
April 25, 1801 (aged 7 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p372, b4c7.
Death of a paternal grandfatherThomas Arnoldus Theron
October 24, 1802 (aged 8 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p372, b4c7.
War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 21 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleonic_Wars)
Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 14 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 17 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1812_in_South_Africa)
Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 24 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1818_in_South_Africa)
Death of a fatherJacobus Arnoldus Theron
December 6, 1819 (aged 25 years)

Cause: ox crushes his head
Citation details: Theron, b4c7d1
Text:

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Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: Deel 2, p372, b4c7d1.
Marriage of a parentWillem Jacobus van der MerweElsabé Johanna DuvenhageView this family
October 8, 1820 (aged 26 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p372, b4c7d1.
Citation details: Death notice: Elsabe Johanna VAN DER MERWE (1840), MOOC 6/9/19 #4145, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MQ2H-C?i=55&cat=331262 image 56/2223 : accessed 5 March 2017
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: van der Merwe, p572, b2c13d2e2.
Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 25 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 30 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 40 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 motherElsabé Johanna Duvenhage
February 9, 1840 (aged 45 years) Age: 66 years 10 months 19 days
Citation details: Theron, b4c7d1
Citation details: Deel 2, p372, b4c7d1.
Citation details: Death notice: Elsabe Johanna VAN DER MERWE (1840), MOOC 6/9/19 #4145, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MQ2H-C?i=55&cat=331262 image 56/2223 : accessed 5 March 2017
Quality of data: primary evidence
Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844 (aged 49 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1844_in_South_Africa)
Death of a brotherThomas Francois Theron
April 11, 1856 (aged 62 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p372, b4c7d1e4.
Death of a sisterMartha Margaretha Theron
June 20, 1859 (aged 65 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p390, b4c7d1e13.
Death of a sisterElsie Maria Theron
October 9, 1859 (aged 65 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p384, b4c7d1e5.
Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859 (aged 64 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 71 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 sisterElisabeth Magdalena Theron
September 28, 1867 (aged 73 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p372, b4c7d1e1.
Death of a brotherJacobus Arnoldus Theron
February 18, 1873 (aged 78 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p384, b4c7d1e7.
Death of a sisterJacoba Johanna Theron
July 31, 1874 (aged 80 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p372, b4c7d1e3.
War
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (aged 87 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Boer_War)
Death of a brotherPieter Francois Theron
June 13, 1888 (aged 94 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p387, b4c7d1e12.
Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901 (aged 106 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 108 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Boer_War)
Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 107 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 107 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 70 years)
Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1865_in_South_Africa)
Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 72 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 79 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

Economic Event
Gold discovered
1881 (aged 86 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

Economic Event
Gold discovered
1886 (aged 91 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

Epidemic
Pneumonic plague
February 1904 (aged 109 years)

Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1904_…

Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg. Source: Wikipedia

Epidemic
Tuberculosis
1906 (aged 111 years)

Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.…

Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa. Source: Wikipedia

Historical Event
Union of South Africa
May 31, 1910 (aged 116 years)

Note: Union of South Africa established. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_of_South_…

Union of South Africa established. Source: Wikipedia

Epidemic
Smallpox
1912 (aged 117 years)

Note: Smallpox outbreaks: The outbreak of smallpox is reported in the Malay Location, Johannesburg and cas…

Smallpox outbreaks: The outbreak of smallpox is reported in the Malay Location, Johannesburg and cases of smallpox are discovered in Durban. Source: Wikipedia

Death
Yes