Cornelis van Niekerk, 1753

Name
Cornelis /van Niekerk/
Given names
Cornelis
Surname
van Niekerk
Baptism
September 23, 1753 44 28 (aged 0 days)
Citation details: van Niekerk, p262, b6c4.
Historical Event
Census
1754 (aged 0)
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Note: A population count in the Cape shows that there were 5,510 Europeans and 6,279 slaves in the Cape Colony.
Epidemic
Smallpox
May 1, 1755 (aged 1 year)
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Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at Cape Colony. A total of 2,372 people die.
Death of a mother
Citation details: van Niekerk, p262, b6.
Marriage
Citation details: van Niekerk, p262, b6c4.
Citation details: b1c6d2e8, http://incolor.inetnebr.com/strydom/geslagsregisters/cloete/cloet_mn.htm : accessed 7 Mar 2017
War
Britain declares war on the Netherlands
December 20, 1780 (aged 27 years)
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Note: French troops arrive at the Cape Colony to guard it against the English.
Historical Event
Colonisation
1780 (aged 26 years)
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Note: The Fish River is made the eastern boundary of the Cape Colony.
War
French troops depart the Cape
1784 (aged 30 years)
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Note: Consequence of signing the Treaty of Paris (3 Sep 1783).
War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 45 years)
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Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 41 years)
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Note: The Dutch East India Company is in financial ruins. 29 January – Farmers expelled the officials of the Dutch East India Company and established an independent government at Graaff Reinet. 18 June - Swellendam follows Graaff Reinet and declares a republic under Hermanus Steyn. The Netherlands is invaded by the French under the leadership of Napoléon Bonaparte. A republic is declared by Dutch revolutionaires and the Prince of Orange flees to England. 16 September – British forces under General Sir James Henry Craig seizes the Cape Colony for the Stadtholder Prince William V of Orange. The republics of Graaff Reinet and Swellendam reject the British and the British army is sent in. The start of free trade was announced.
Historical Event
The Cape becomes a British Colony
March 5, 1797 (aged 43 years)
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Marriage of a son
Citation details: Death notice: Daniel Jacobus VAN NIEKERK, snr (1900), MOOC 6/9/410 #3179, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ8-73J8-W?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S8B%3A1598092306 : 28 September 2018), 007844974 > image 1925 of 2141; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 3 May 2020
Citation details: van Niekerk, p262, b6c4d4.
Marriage of a son
Citation details: van Niekerk, p263, b6c4d5.
Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 55 years)
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Note: A severe drought occurs in the eastern frontier region.
Birth of a granddaughter
Citation details: van Niekerk, p264, b6c4d5e4.
Citation details: [3749] c2d5e1.
Baptism of a granddaughter
Citation details: van Niekerk, p264, b6c4d5e4.
Town founded
The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
1812 (aged 58 years)
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Marriage of a son
Citation details: van Niekerk, p263, b6c4d5.
Citation details: Pretorius, p431, b5c3d6e1f4.
Citation details: Marriage: Christiaan VAN NIEUWKERK and Engela Dorothea Maria PRETORIUS (1815), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSV8-QDRJ?i=77&cat=959223 : accessed 3 Feb 2019
War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 62 years)
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Birth of a grandson
Text:

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Citation details: Death notice: Daniel Jacobus VAN NIEKERK, snr (1900), MOOC 6/9/410 #3179, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ8-73J8-W?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S8B%3A1598092306 : 28 September 2018), 007844974 > image 1925 of 2141; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 3 May 2020
Citation details: van Niekerk, p263, b6c4d4e6.
Baptism of a grandson
Citation details: van Niekerk, p263, b6c4d4e6.
Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 64 years)
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Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 66 years)
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Note: 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.
Economic Event
British sterling adopted
1825 (aged 71 years)
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Note: Rix dollar (Dutch: Rijsksdaalder) is converted into the British sterling.
Marriage of a granddaughter
Citation details: van Niekerk, p264, b6c4d5e4.
Citation details: [3749] c2d5e1.
Citation details: Marriage: Pieter Jacobus COENRADIE and Willemina Magdalena VAN NIEKERK (1830), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSV8-QD8Z?i=200&cat=959223 : accessed 9 Aug 2019
Death of a brother
Citation details: van Niekerk, p265, b6c7.
Historical Event
Great trek
1835 (aged 81 years)
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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony.
Marriage of a grandson
Citation details: Death notice: Gerrit VAN NIEKERK (1929), TAB MHG 70068, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS9P-SS5C-W?cc=2520237&wc=Q6VB-BGL%3A1590242704 : 14 February 2019), 007808634 > image 631 of 2117; Pietermaritzburg Archives (formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 3 May 2020
Citation details: Death notice: Daniel Jacobus VAN NIEKERK, snr (1900), MOOC 6/9/410 #3179, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ8-73J8-W?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S8B%3A1598092306 : 28 September 2018), 007844974 > image 1925 of 2141; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 3 May 2020
Citation details: van Niekerk, p263, b6c4d4e6.
Death of a wife
November 15, 1842 (aged 89 years) Age: 88 years 0 months 10 days
Address: Cradock Street, Graaff-Reinet
Citation details: b1c6d2e8, http://incolor.inetnebr.com/strydom/geslagsregisters/cloete/cloet_mn.htm : accessed 7 Mar 2017
Citation details: Death notice: Petronella CLOETE (1843), MOOC 6/9/28 #5876, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MQRM-1?i=1969&cat=331262 images 1970-1/2223 : accessed 7 Mar 2017
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Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844 (aged 90 years)
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Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859 (aged 105 years)
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Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza.
War
American Civil War
from April 1861 to May 1865 (aged 111 years)
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Note: 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.
Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 148 years)
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Note: 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.
Historical Event
Orange Free State
from 1854 to 1902 (aged 148 years)
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Note: 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.
Economic Event
Economic depression
1865 (aged 111 years)
South Africa
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Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 113 years)
Hopetown, Northern Cape, South Africa
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Note: 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.
Death of a father
Death
yes
Family with parents
father
mother
Marriage Marriage
himself
8 years
brother
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Baptism: September 20, 1761 52 36 Swartland, Western Cape, South Africa
Death: May 4, 1834Kamiesberg, Northern Cape, South Africa
Family with Petronella Cloete
himself
wife
17541842
Birth: November 5, 1754 37 37 Hexriver, Western Cape, South Africa
Death: November 15, 1842Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Marriage MarriageJune 21, 1772
7 years
son
3 years
son
1781
Baptism: October 6, 1781 28 26
Death:
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