Martha Magdalena Burger, 1818

Name
Martha Magdalena /Burger/
Given names
Martha Magdalena
Surname
Burger
Birth February 5, 1818 43

Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2f9.
Baptism March 1, 1818 43 (aged 24 days)
Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2f9.
Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 6 months)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1818_in_South_Africa)
Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 1 year)

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 6 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

Marriage of a parentBarend Jacobus BurgerElisabeth Magdalena TheronView this family
April 16, 1826 (aged 8 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p372, b4c7d1e1.
Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2.
Citation details: Death notice: Barend Jacobus BURGER (1845), MOOC 6/9/36 #7877, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-6RQ9?mode=g&i=1400&cat=331262 image 1401/2225 : accessed 8 Mar 2017
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Death of a maternal grandmotherMartha Magdalena Lubbe
October 10, 1827 (aged 9 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p568, b2c13d2e1.
Historical Event
Great trek
1835 (aged 16 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 maternal grandfatherHendrik Schalk van der Merwe
January 21, 1838 (aged 19 years) Age: 77 years 11 months 15 days
Citation details: van der Merwe, p568, b2c13d2e1.
Citation details: Death notice: Hendrik Schalk VAN DER MERWE (1838), MOOC 6/9/12 #2585/1838, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-M99V-F?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZZ%3A1598082366 : 12 September 2017), 007844935 > image 640 of 2253; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 4 Nov 2018
Death of a half-brotherSchalk Willem Burger
September 1, 1840 (aged 22 years) Age: 32 years 9 months
Citation details: Death notice: Schalk Willem BURGER (1840), MOOC 6/9/22 #4555, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MQLC-2?mode=g&i=516&cat=331262 image 517/2223 : accessed 10 Mar 2017
Quality of data: primary evidence
Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844 (aged 25 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1844_in_South_Africa)
Death of a fatherBarend Jacobus Burger
April 28, 1845 (aged 27 years) Age: 71 years 0 months 26 days
Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2.
Citation details: Death notice: Barend Jacobus BURGER (1845), MOOC 6/9/36 #7877, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-6RQ9?mode=g&i=1400&cat=331262 image 1401/2225 : accessed 8 Mar 2017
Quality of data: primary evidence
Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859 (aged 40 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 47 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

Economic Event
Economic depression
1865 (aged 46 years)
Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1865_in_South_Africa)
Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 48 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

Death of a half-brotherJacobus Stephanus Burger
April 8, 1868 (aged 50 years) Age: 57 years 8 months
Citation details: Death notice: Jacobus Stephanus BURGER (1868), MOOC 6/9/123 #4344, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-MSSH-D?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZK%3A1598082376 : 28 September 2018), 007844943 > image 1586 of 2192; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 18 Jan 2020
Economic Event
Gold discovered
September 1873 (aged 55 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

War
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (aged 63 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Boer_War)
Death of a half-brotherThomas Francois Burger
December 9, 1881 (aged 63 years)

Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2f14.
Economic Event
Gold discovered
1881 (aged 62 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 67 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-brotherWillem Jacobus Burgers
May 8, 1892 (aged 74 years) Age: 64 years 3 months

Citation details: Pienaar, p45, b2c5d7e7f3.
Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2f12.
Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901 (aged 82 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 84 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Boer_War)
Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 83 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 83 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

Epidemic
Pneumonic plague
February 1904 (aged 85 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 87 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 92 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 93 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

War
World War I
from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (aged 100 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I)
Epidemic
Spanish flu
1918 (aged 99 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

Economic Event
Wall Street Crash
October 1929 (aged 111 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

Death
Yes