Thomas Francois Burger, 18341881 (aged 47 years)

Name
Thomas Francois /Burger/
Given names
Thomas Francois
Surname
Burger
Birth April 15, 1834 60 41
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Baptism May 11, 1834 60 41 (aged 26 days)
Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2f14.
Occupation
President of ZAR

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Historical Event
Great trek
1835 (aged 0)

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 grandmotherElsabé Johanna Duvenhage
February 9, 1840 (aged 5 years) Age: 66 years 10 months 19 days
Citation details: Theron, b4c7d1
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Citation details: Death notice: Elsabe Johanna VAN DER MERWE (1840), MOOC 6/9/19 #4145, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MQ2H-C?i=55&cat=331262 image 56/2223 : accessed 5 March 2017
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a half-brotherSchalk Willem Burger
September 1, 1840 (aged 6 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 9 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1844_in_South_Africa)
Death of a fatherBarend Jacobus Burger
April 28, 1845 (aged 11 years) Age: 71 years 0 months 26 days
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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
Death of a half-sisterMagdalena Johanna van Heerden
March 21, 1847 (aged 12 years)
Citation details: Willem Jacobus BURGER (1808-1883), https://burgerfamilie.com/getperson.php?personID=I375&tree=Tree5 : accessed 1 May 2020
Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859 (aged 24 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 31 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 motherElisabeth Magdalena Theron
September 28, 1867 (aged 33 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p372, b4c7d1e1.
Death of a half-brotherJacobus Stephanus Burger
April 8, 1868 (aged 33 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
Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 67 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 67 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 30 years)
Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1865_in_South_Africa)
Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 32 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 39 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 46 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Boer_War)
Economic Event
Gold discovered
1881 (aged 46 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 December 9, 1881 (aged 47 years)

Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2f14.