Margaretha Catharina Cloete,

Name
Margaretha Catharina /Cloete/
Given names
Margaretha Catharina
Surname
Cloete
Economic Event
British sterling adopted
1825

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

Death of a maternal grandfatherDaniel Francois Joubert
June 11, 1832
Citation details: Vol 1, p51, #853, b5c7d1.
Historical Event
Great trek
1835

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 maternal grandmotherMaria Magdalena Marais
July 10, 1837 Age: 74 years
Citation details: Joubert, p150, b5c7d1.
Citation details: Death notice: Maria Magdalena JOUBERT (1837), MOOC 6/9/11 #2274, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-M1N2?i=304&cat=331262 images 305-7/2253 : accessed 5 March 2017
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: Vol 1, p51, #853, b5c7d1.
Death of a brotherCornelis Willem Petrus Cloete
before November 15, 1843 Age: 25 years
Citation details: Death notice: Cornelis Willem Petrus CLOETE (1843), MOOC 6/9/31 #6471, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-6516?mode=g image 410/2225 : accessed 3 March 2017
Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1844_in_South_Africa)
Death of a motherFrancina Elizabeth Joubert
March 15, 1852 Age: 59 years 2 months 21 days
Citation details: Death notice: Francina JOUBERT (1852), MOOC 6/9/58 #1386, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-DB5S-KMG?i=1160&cat=331262 image 1161-2/2173 : accessed 3 March 2017
Marriage of a parentCornelis Willem CloeteElizabeth Margaretha KrugelView this family
after 1852

Citation details: b2c1d4e8f9
Citation details: Death notice: Francina JOUBERT (1852), MOOC 6/9/58 #1386, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-DB5S-KMG?i=1160&cat=331262 image 1161-2/2173 : accessed 3 March 2017
Citation details: Death notice: Elizabetha Marguerita KRUGEL (1898), MOOC 6/9/379 #2504, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ8-X24H?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S8V%3A1598092309 : 27 April 2020), 007844971 > image 360 of 2282; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 10 May 2020
Note: After death of his first wife
Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859

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

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

Economic Event
Economic depression
1865
Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1865_in_South_Africa)
Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867
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

Death of a fatherCornelis Willem Cloete
June 26, 1872 Age: 79 years 7 months 16 days
Address: Plasket Street, Graaff-Reinet
Citation details: b2c1d4e8f9
Citation details: Death notice: Cornelis Willem CLOETE (1872), MOOC 6/9/140 #8319, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-CGGZ?mode=g&i=1427&cat=331262 : accessed 20 Feb 2017
Citation details: Vol 1, p52, #893, b5c7d1e6.
Economic Event
Gold discovered
September 1873
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 sisterMaria Magdalena Cloete
February 28, 1875 Age: 59 years
Citation details: Death notice: Maria Magdalena CLOETE (1875), MOOC 6/9/150 #1415/1875, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ6-GQ3B-4?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZT%3A1598082382 : 28 September 2018), 007844947 > image 455 of 2203; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 29 Dec 2018
Note: Death notice incorrectly refers to her step-mother (Elizabeth Margaretha KRUGEL) instead of her birt…

Death notice incorrectly refers to her step-mother (Elizabeth Margaretha KRUGEL) instead of her birth mother (Francina Elizabeth JOUBERT).

War
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Boer_War)
Economic Event
Gold discovered
1881
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 brotherDaniel Francois Cloete
December 12, 1883 Age: 66 years 10 months
Citation details: Death notice: Daniel Francois CLOETE (1883), MOOC 6/9/203 #7781, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ6-L5PH?i=2100&cat=331262 : accessed 20 Feb 2017
Economic Event
Gold discovered
1886
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 brotherChristiaan Cornelis Cloete
August 20, 1897 Age: 75 years 5 months
Address: Durban Street, Aliwal North
Citation details: e8f9g6 in http://incolor.inetnebr.com/strydom/geslagsregisters/cloete/214_e8.htm : accessed 1 June 2016
Citation details: Death registration Christiaan Cornelius CLOETE: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-9726-34519-45?cc=1779109 : accessed 27 September 2015), 1897 > Aliwal North > image 145 of 220; National Archives, Pretoria.
Date of entry in original source: August 21, 1897
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: Death notice: Christiaan Cornelis CLOETE (1897), MOOC 6/9/368 #2274/1897, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ8-4S5Y-9?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S8F%3A1598092314 : 12 September 2017), 007844970 > image 808 of 2117; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 3 Nov 2018
Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901

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

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Boer_War)
Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902

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

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

Death of a sisterFrancina Elizabeth Cloete
February 14, 1904 Age: 70 years 10 months
Citation details: Death notice: Francina Elizabeth CLOETE (1904), MOOC 6/9/494 #684, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ8-4S1G-9?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SCG%3A1598082352 : 28 September 2018), 007844464 > image 1388 of 2240; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 30 Sep 2018
Epidemic
Pneumonic plague
February 1904

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

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

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

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

War
World War I
from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918

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

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

Economic Event
Wall Street Crash
October 1929

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

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II)