Johannes Hendrik Jan Cloete, 18401891 (aged 51 years)

Name
Johannes Hendrik /Cloete/
Given names
Johannes Hendrik
Surname
Cloete
Nickname
Jan
Birth 1840 30 23

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*1840 † 21.8.1891 (Boeschmanspan, Prieska)[(50.11) KAB 1539/91]

Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844 (aged 4 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1844_in_South_Africa)
Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859 (aged 19 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 25 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 sisterElizabeth Catharina Cloete
September 7, 1865 (aged 25 years) Age: 30 years
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Elizabeth Catharina, *1835 (Klipfontein, Victoria West) † 7.9.1865 (Kalkput, Victoria Wes)[(30) KAB 4189]

Citation details: Death notice: Elizabeth Catharina Francina CLOETE (1865), MOOC 6/9/122 #4189/1868, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-MS3M-V?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZK%3A1598082376 : 12 September 2017), 007844943 > image 1417 of 2192; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 3 Nov 2018
Death of a fatherJan Johannes Jasper Cloete
March 10, 1873 (aged 33 years)
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† 10.3.1873 (Karbee, Victoria Wes)[(63.2) KAB 9207/73]

Death of a motherEngela Maria Cornelia Roets
March 11, 1873 (aged 33 years) Age: 50 years 2 months
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x (Graaff-Reinet) 3.2.1833 Engela Maria Cornelia Roets, *11.12.1816 † 11.3.1873 (Karbee, Victoria Wes)[(50.2) KAB 9208], dv Johannes Jurgen Roets & Catharina Elizabeth Mulder

Citation details: Death notice: Engela Maria Cornelia ROETS (1873), MOOC 6/9/143 #9208/1873, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-M3BR-K?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZG%3A1598082380 : 12 June 2018), 007844946 > image 224 of 2135; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 3 Nov 2018
War
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (aged 41 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Boer_War)
Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 62 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 62 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 25 years)
Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1865_in_South_Africa)
Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 27 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 33 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 41 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 46 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 August 21, 1891 (aged 51 years)
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*1840 † 21.8.1891 (Boeschmanspan, Prieska)[(50.11) KAB 1539/91]