Petrus Jacobus Lodewicus Theron, 1860

Name
Petrus Jacobus Lodewicus /Theron/
Given names
Petrus Jacobus Lodewicus
Surname
Theron
Birth August 8, 1860 44 26

Citation details: Deel 2, p133, b4c1d2e2f2g8.
Baptism December 25, 1860 45 26 (aged 4 months)
Citation details: Deel 2, p133, b4c1d2e2f2g8.
War
American Civil War
from April 1861 to May 1865 (aged 4 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

Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 41 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 41 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 4 years)
Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1865_in_South_Africa)
Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 6 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 13 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

Death of a motherJohanna Christina Theron
February 11, 1875 (aged 14 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p172, b4c1d2e5f3.
Marriage of a parentPetrus Jacobus TheronCecilia Jacoba SmitView this family
January 31, 1876 (aged 15 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p120, b4c1d2e2f2.
Text:

(wed. v. Philip Mans)... d.v. Cornelius Mans en Nina van Wyk

Note: Cecilia Jacoba SMIT's parents and her late husband have the same surname in the source reference. Da…

Cecilia Jacoba SMIT's parents and her late husband have the same surname in the source reference. Data therefore not included in this record.

Citation details: Death notice: Cicilya Jacoba SMIT (1887), MOOC 6/9/244 #725, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-D3MH-9?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S8Q%3A1598082395 : 28 September 2018), 007844956 > image 860 of 2061; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 29 Apr 2020
MarriageBeatrix TheronView this family
May 18, 1880 (aged 19 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p171, b4c1d2e5f1g4.
Citation details: Deel 2, p133, b4c1d2e2f2g8.
War
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (aged 20 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Boer_War)
Economic Event
Gold discovered
1881 (aged 20 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

Death of a brotherDaniël Johannes Theron
February 4, 1884 (aged 23 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p133, b4c1d2e2f2g7.
Death of a half-sisterBreggie Elizabeth Theron
January 10, 1886 (aged 25 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p124, b4c1d2e2f2g2.
Economic Event
Gold discovered
1886 (aged 25 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

Death of a half-brotherJohannes Gysbert Theron
June 14, 1894 (aged 33 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p120, b4c1d2e2f2g1.
Death of a half-brotherPetrus Jacobus Theron
July 24, 1894 (aged 33 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p124, b4c1d2e2f2g3.
Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901 (aged 40 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

Death of a fatherPetrus Jacobus Theron
April 1, 1902 (aged 41 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p120, b4c1d2e2f2.
War
Second Boer War
from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (aged 41 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Boer_War)
Epidemic
Pneumonic plague
February 1904 (aged 43 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 45 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 49 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 51 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 of a sisterHubregge Maria Theron
October 13, 1913 (aged 53 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p135, b4c1d2e2f2g11.
War
World War I
from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (aged 58 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I)
Epidemic
Spanish flu
1918 (aged 57 years)

Note: An estimated 500,000 people die from the Spanish flu epidemic in South Africa, the fifth hardest hit…

An estimated 500,000 people die from the Spanish flu epidemic in South Africa, the fifth hardest hit country in the world. Source: Wikipedia

Death of a brotherStephanus Johannes Christiaan Theron
December 7, 1925 (aged 65 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p134, b4c1d2e2f2g10.
Economic Event
Wall Street Crash
October 1929 (aged 69 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression i…

The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century. Source: Wikipedia

War
World War II
from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (aged 85 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II)
Economic Event
Rand adopted
February 14, 1961 (aged 100 years)
Note: Decimalisation of currency replaces the South African pound with the South African rand. Source: [Wi…

Decimalisation of currency replaces the South African pound with the South African rand. Source: Wikipedia

Historical Event
Republic of South Africa
May 31, 1961 (aged 100 years)

Note: South Africa becomes a republic. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1961_in_South_Afr…

South Africa becomes a republic. Source: Wikipedia

Death
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