Michiel Carel van Niekerk, 18021858 (aged 56 years)

Name
Michiel Carel /van Niekerk/
Given names
Michiel Carel
Surname
van Niekerk
Citation details: van Niekerk, p212, b2c3d2e6.
Citation details: Death notice: Michiel Carel VAN NIEKERK (1858), MOOC 6/9/84 #5482/1858, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-CSXG-4?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZX%3A1598082377 : 12 September 2017), 007844939 > image 1502 of 2166; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Jan 2019
Name
Michael Carel /van Niekerk/
Given names
Michael Carel
Surname
van Niekerk
Citation details: Death notice: Dirk Johannes VAN NIEKERK (1918), MOOC 6/9/1118 #1792, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9BT-YVLK?mode=g&i=519&cat=331262 image 520/735 : accessed 24 Feb 2017
Birth calculated 1802 36 29
Citation details: Death notice: Michiel Carel VAN NIEKERK (1858), MOOC 6/9/84 #5482/1858, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-CSXG-4?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZX%3A1598082377 : 12 September 2017), 007844939 > image 1502 of 2166; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Jan 2019

Identifying Migiel Giliam VAN NIEKERK as son of Michiel Carel VAN NIEKERK (1802-1858)

Migiel Giliam (MG) baptises his first born as Migiel Carel in 1865. This makes it very probable that MG's father is also named Migiel Carel. Present at the baptism as witnesses are: Willem Hendrik BARNAT and Aletta Magdalena VAN HEERDEN (his wife's parents) and Anna Fransina BOOISEN.

In MC's death notice we read that he was married to Anna Fransina Catharina Adriana BOOYSEN and had children (still alive in 1858) named 1) Aletta, 2) Anna, 3) Helena, 4) Dirk, 5) Barend, 6) Frederik and 7) Michiel. On the same day as MG baptises his son, Barend Phillipus VAN NIEKERK baptises his son Gieljam Dirk with witnesses Aletta and Dirk Johannes VAN NIEKERK. In the death notice of Anna Francina BOOYSEN her children are listed with two names, namely: 1) Aletta Johanna, 2) Dirk Johannes, 3) Barend Phillipus, 4) Anna Francina, 5) Michiel Giliam and 6) Frederik Christian.

Baptism February 27, 1803 37 30 (aged 1 year)

Citation details: van Niekerk, p212, b2c3d2e6.
War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 13 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleonic_Wars)
Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 7 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 10 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1812_in_South_Africa)
Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 16 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1818_in_South_Africa)
Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 18 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

MarriageAnna Francina Catharina Adriana BooysenView this family
February 6, 1825 (aged 23 years)
Citation details: Death notice: Dirk Johannes VAN NIEKERK (1918), MOOC 6/9/1118 #1792, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9BT-YVLK?mode=g&i=519&cat=331262 image 520/735 : accessed 24 Feb 2017
Citation details: van Niekerk, p212, b2c3d2e6.
Citation details: Death notice: Michiel Carel VAN NIEKERK (1858), MOOC 6/9/84 #5482/1858, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-CSXG-4?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZX%3A1598082377 : 12 September 2017), 007844939 > image 1502 of 2166; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Jan 2019
Citation details: Death notice: Anna Francina Catharina Adriana BOOYSEN (1868), MOOC 6/9/123 #4377/1868, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-MSS4-R?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZK%3A1598082376 : 28 September 2018), 007844943 > image 1621 of 2192; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Jan 2019
Economic Event
British sterling adopted
1825 (aged 23 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 33 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 brotherJan Albert van Niekerk
April 2, 1842 (aged 40 years)
Citation details: van Niekerk, p212, b2c3d2e3.
Death of a fatherGuilliam van Niekerk
June 11, 1842 (aged 40 years) Age: 77 years 2 months
Citation details: Death notice: Gilliam VAN NIEKERK (1842), MOOC 6/9/27 #5581/1842, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MQ26-1?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZV%3A1598082367 : 12 September 2017), 007844936 > image 1632 of 2223; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Jan 2019
Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844 (aged 42 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1844_in_South_Africa)
Birth of a grandsonMichiel Carel van Niekerk
July 8, 1849 (aged 47 years)

Citation details: Baptism: Michiel Carel VAN NIEKERK (1849), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-DRX7-XTS?cc=1478678&wc=M6GW-R2S%3A49605401%2C49605402%2C50273101%2C50273102 : 21 May 2014), South Africa > Cape of Good Hope > Richmond > Baptisms 1844-1852 > image 166 of 475; State Archives, Cape Province : accessed 3 Jan 2019
Baptism of a grandsonMichiel Carel van Niekerk
September 15, 1849 (aged 47 years)
Citation details: Baptism: Michiel Carel VAN NIEKERK (1849), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-DRX7-XTS?cc=1478678&wc=M6GW-R2S%3A49605401%2C49605402%2C50273101%2C50273102 : 21 May 2014), South Africa > Cape of Good Hope > Richmond > Baptisms 1844-1852 > image 166 of 475; State Archives, Cape Province : accessed 3 Jan 2019
Marriage of a childDirk Johannes van NiekerkAletta Catharina TheronView this family
October 6, 1851 (aged 49 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p269, b4c5d1e2f3.
Citation details: Death notice: Aletta Catharina THERON (1926), MOOC 6/9/2920 #10436, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91S-3SJK-F?mode=g&i=373&cat=331262 image 374/609 : accessed 24 Feb 2017
Citation details: Marriage: Dirk Johannes VAN NIEKERK and Aletta Catharina THERON (1851), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSFQ-SFDC?i=548&cat=1153592 : accessed 29 Jan 2019
Death of a motherHendrina Cecilia Steenkamp
July 30, 1854 (aged 52 years) Age: 82 years 2 months
Citation details: Death notice: Hendrina Cecilia STENECAMP (1854), MOOC 6/9/67 #2677/1854, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-C91H-2?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZN%3A1598082371 : 12 September 2017), 007844938 > image 609 of 2120; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Jan 2019
Note: Unsure of age at death, either 2m or 7m?
Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859 (aged 57 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

Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 100 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 100 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

Death 1858 (aged 56 years)
Citation details: Death notice: Michiel Carel VAN NIEKERK (1858), MOOC 6/9/84 #5482/1858, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-CSXG-4?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZX%3A1598082377 : 12 September 2017), 007844939 > image 1502 of 2166; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Jan 2019

Identifying Migiel Giliam VAN NIEKERK as son of Michiel Carel VAN NIEKERK (1802-1858)

Migiel Giliam (MG) baptises his first born as Migiel Carel in 1865. This makes it very probable that MG's father is also named Migiel Carel. Present at the baptism as witnesses are: Willem Hendrik BARNAT and Aletta Magdalena VAN HEERDEN (his wife's parents) and Anna Fransina BOOISEN.

In MC's death notice we read that he was married to Anna Fransina Catharina Adriana BOOYSEN and had children (still alive in 1858) named 1) Aletta, 2) Anna, 3) Helena, 4) Dirk, 5) Barend, 6) Frederik and 7) Michiel. On the same day as MG baptises his son, Barend Phillipus VAN NIEKERK baptises his son Gieljam Dirk with witnesses Aletta and Dirk Johannes VAN NIEKERK. In the death notice of Anna Francina BOOYSEN her children are listed with two names, namely: 1) Aletta Johanna, 2) Dirk Johannes, 3) Barend Phillipus, 4) Anna Francina, 5) Michiel Giliam and 6) Frederik Christian.