Willem van der Merwe, 16431716 (aged 73 years)

Name
Willem /van der Merwe/
Given names
Willem
Surname
van der Merwe
Name
Willem Schalk /van der Merwe/
Given names
Willem Schalk
Surname
van der Merwe
Citation details: Myburgh, p753, b2.
Citation details: Janse van Rensburg, p264, a1.
Birth 1643

Historical Event
Jan van Riebeeck arrives at the Cape
April 6, 1652 (aged 9 years)

Note: Jan van Riebeeck arrives at the Cape in the *Drommedaris* and sets up a supply station and fortifica…

Jan van Riebeeck arrives at the Cape in the Drommedaris and sets up a supply station and fortifications for the Dutch East India Company. Source: Wikipedia

Historical Event
First Freeburghers (*Vrijburgers*)
1657 (aged 14 years)
Note: The first nine men received grants of land along the Liesbeeck River (now *Rondebosch*). Source: [SA…

The first nine men received grants of land along the Liesbeeck River (now Rondebosch). Source: SA Timeline

Immigration 1660 (aged 17 years)
Citation details: van der Merwe, p531, a1.
Note: from Holland
Historical Event
Jan van Riebeeck leaves the Cape
May 7, 1662 (aged 19 years)

Note: Jan van Riebeeck leaves the Cape on promotion to a position on the Council of Justice in Batavia. So…

Jan van Riebeeck leaves the Cape on promotion to a position on the Council of Justice in Batavia. Source: Wikipedia

Church founded
First Dutch Reformed Church congregation founded
August 18, 1665 (aged 22 years)

Note: J. van Arkel is appointed the first minister. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/166…

J. van Arkel is appointed the first minister. Source: Wikipedia

MarriageElsje CloeteView this family
September 9, 1668 (aged 25 years)
Town founded
Stellenbosch is founded
November 6, 1679 (aged 36 years)
Note: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1660s_in_South_Africa)
Historical Event
French Huguenots
April 1688 (aged 45 years)

Note: French Huguenot refugees arrive after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. Simon van der Stel, the…

French Huguenot refugees arrive after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. Simon van der Stel, the Governor of the Cape Colony settles the Huguenot refugees in the present day Drakenstein, Franschhoek and Wellington areas which were beyond the Cape Colony and belonged to the Khoikhoi people. Source: Wikipedia

Marriage of a childSchalk van der MerweAnna PrevotView this family
after 1688 (aged 45 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p531, b2.
Baptism of a grandsonBarend Burger
September 7, 1692 (aged 49 years)

Citation details: Burger, p499, b1.
Baptism of a grandsonWillem Burger
May 28, 1696 (aged 53 years)
Citation details: Burger, p499, b2.
Birth of a granddaughterElsie van der Merwe
August 17, 1697 (aged 54 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p531, b2c1.
Birth of a grandsonCarel van der Merwe
November 16, 1698 (aged 55 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p531, b2c3.
Baptism of a grandsonCarel van der Merwe
December 30, 1698 (aged 55 years)
Citation details: van der Merwe, p531, b2c3.
Birth of a grandsonJacob van der Merwe
January 19, 1700 (aged 57 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p532, b2c4.
Baptism of a granddaughterHelena Burger
July 8, 1701 (aged 58 years)

Citation details: Burger, p509, b4.
Birth of a grandsonWillem van der Merwe
October 4, 1701 (aged 58 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p538, b2c5.
Baptism of a grandsonWillem van der Merwe
October 23, 1701 (aged 58 years)
Citation details: van der Merwe, p538, b2c5.
Birth of a granddaughterMaria van der Merwe
April 15, 1703 (aged 60 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p541, b2c6.
Baptism of a granddaughterMaria van der Merwe
April 29, 1703 (aged 60 years)
Citation details: van der Merwe, p541, b2c6.
Marriage of a childMarthinus van StadenAletta Aaltjie van der MerweView this family
about 1703 (aged 60 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p591, b7.
Citation details: Aletta van der Merwe, b8, http://vandermerwefamilytree.com/en/Extract.html : accessed 9 May 2020
Baptism of a grandsonJacobus Burger
April 3, 1704 (aged 61 years)

Citation details: Burger, p509, b5.
Birth of a granddaughterAnna van der Merwe
May 21, 1704 (aged 61 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p541, b2c7.
Birth of a granddaughterSophia van der Merwe
March 27, 1706 (aged 63 years)

Citation details: Rossouw, p124, b9.
Baptism of a granddaughterSophia van der Merwe
April 18, 1706 (aged 63 years)
Citation details: Rossouw, p124, b9.
Birth of a grandsonDavid van der Merwe
August 20, 1707 (aged 64 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p541, b2c9.
Baptism of a grandsonDavid van der Merwe
October 2, 1707 (aged 64 years)
Citation details: van der Merwe, p541, b2c9.
Marriage of a childNicolaas Janse van RensburgAletta Aaltjie van der MerweView this family
August 14, 1708 (aged 65 years)
Citation details: van der Merwe, p549, b2c11.
Citation details: van der Merwe, p591, b7.
Citation details: Janse van Rensburg, p264, a1.
Citation details: Aletta van der Merwe, b8, http://vandermerwefamilytree.com/en/Extract.html : accessed 9 May 2020
Marriage of a childPieter Willems van HeerdenMagtilt van der MerweView this family
September 18, 1708 (aged 65 years)
Citation details: van Heerden, p221, a1.
Citation details: van der Merwe, p591, b10.
Birth of a grandsonPieter van der Merwe
June 1, 1709 (aged 66 years)

Citation details: Pieter van der Merwe, b3c9, http://vandermerwefamilytree.com/en/Extract.html : accessed 9 May 2020
Baptism of a grandsonPieter van der Merwe
June 7, 1709 (aged 66 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p547, b2c10.
Citation details: Pieter van der Merwe, b3c9, http://vandermerwefamilytree.com/en/Extract.html : accessed 9 May 2020
Baptism of a grandsonJohannes Janse van Rensburg
July 7, 1709 (aged 66 years)
Citation details: Janse van Rensburg, p264, b1.
Baptism of a grandsonWillem van Heerden
October 22, 1709 (aged 66 years)

Citation details: van Heerden, p221, b1.
Birth of a grandsonIzaak van der Merwe
April 14, 1711 (aged 68 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p549, b2c11.
Baptism of a grandsonIzaak van der Merwe
September 27, 1711 (aged 68 years)
Citation details: van der Merwe, p549, b2c11.
Birth of a granddaughterElsie van Heerden
about 1711 (aged 68 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p538, b2c5.
Text:

ABT 1712

Citation details: van Heerden, p246, b2.
Note: Based on siblings baptism dates
Baptism of a granddaughterElsie van Rensburg
July 31, 1712 (aged 69 years)
Citation details: Pieter van der Merwe, b3c9, http://vandermerwefamilytree.com/en/Extract.html : accessed 9 May 2020
Epidemic
Smallpox
March 16, 1713 (aged 70 years)

Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at the Cape Colony. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1…

Smallpox epidemic breaks out at the Cape Colony. Source: Wikipedia

Baptism of a granddaughterMartha van der Merwe
May 14, 1713 (aged 70 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p567, b2c12.
Baptism of a grandsonHendrik van der Merwe
October 28, 1714 (aged 71 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p567, b2c13.
Birth of a granddaughterCecilia Janse van Rensburg
March 1, 1715 (aged 72 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p549, b2c11.
Death of a fatherSchalk van der Merwe

Note: Will (1696)
Death July 12, 1716 (aged 73 years)