Maria Agatha du Plessis, 1752

Name
Maria Agatha /du Plessis/
Given names
Maria Agatha
Surname
du Plessis
Name
Maria Agatha /Nienaber/
Type
married name
Baptism June 4, 1752 29 (aged 0 days)

Citation details: Nienaber, p282, a1.
Citation details: Du Plessis, p165, b2c4d6.
Historical Event
Census
1754 (aged 1 year)

Note: A population count in the Cape shows that there were 5,510 Europeans and 6,279 slaves in the Cape Co…

A population count in the Cape shows that there were 5,510 Europeans and 6,279 slaves in the Cape Colony. Source: Wikipedia

Epidemic
Smallpox
May 1, 1755 (aged 2 years)

Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at Cape Colony. A total of 2,372 people die. Source: [Wikipedia](https:…

Smallpox epidemic breaks out at Cape Colony. A total of 2,372 people die. Source: Wikipedia

Death of a motherMaria van Ellewee
October 9, 1761 (aged 9 years)
Citation details: Du Plessis, p158, b2c4.
Marriage of a parentCharl du PlessisGeertruy BoeiensView this family
February 14, 1762 (aged 9 years)

Citation details: Du Plessis, p158, b2c4.
Death of a paternal grandfatherJean Louis du Plessis
March 14, 1768 (aged 15 years)
Citation details: Du Plessis, p154, b2.
MarriageJan Hendrik NienaberView this family
October 13, 1771 (aged 19 years)
Citation details: Nienaber, p282, a1.
Citation details: Du Plessis, p165, b2c4d6.
Marriage of a parentCharl du PlessisMaria Susanna van NiekerkView this family
December 20, 1772 (aged 20 years)

Citation details: Du Plessis, p158, b2c4.
Citation details: van Niekerk, p262, b4c2.
Historical Event
Americans declare independece
July 1776 (aged 24 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_United_States_(1776%E2%80%9389))
Death of a paternal grandmotherMadeleine Rousseau
October 2, 1780 (aged 28 years)
Citation details: Du Plessis, p154, b2.
War
Britain declares war on the Netherlands
December 20, 1780 (aged 28 years)

Note: French troops arrive at the Cape Colony to guard it against the English. Source: [Wikipedia](https:/…

French troops arrive at the Cape Colony to guard it against the English. Source: Wikipedia

Historical Event
Colonisation
1780 (aged 27 years)

Note: The Fish River is made the eastern boundary of the Cape Colony. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikip…

The Fish River is made the eastern boundary of the Cape Colony. Source: Wikipedia

War
French troops depart the Cape
1784 (aged 31 years)

Note: Consequence of signing the [Treaty of Paris (3 Sep 1783)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Pa…

Consequence of signing the Treaty of Paris (3 Sep 1783). Source: Wikipedia

Death of a sisterJohanna Elisabeth du Plessis
March 18, 1791 (aged 38 years)

Citation details: Du Plessis, p165, b2c4d7.
Marriage of a childFrans Johannes KrugerAnna Brechje NienaberView this family
March 18, 1792 (aged 39 years)

Citation details: Kruger, p483, a2b3c8.
Citation details: Nienaber, p300, b3.
Death of a husbandJan Hendrik Nienaber
about 1793 (aged 40 years)

Citation details: Nienaber, p282, a1.
Baptism of a grandsonFrans Johannes Christiaan Kruger
February 10, 1793 (aged 40 years)
Citation details: Kruger, p483, a2b3c8d1.
MarriageJan Andries BeetgeView this family
September 14, 1794 (aged 42 years)
Citation details: Du Plessis, p165, b2c4d6.
War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 46 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution)
Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 42 years)

Note: The Dutch East India Company is in financial ruins. 29 January – Farmers expelled the officials of t…

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. Source: Wikipedia

Historical Event
The Cape becomes a British Colony
March 5, 1797 (aged 44 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1790s_in_South_Africa)
Death of a fatherCharl du Plessis
July 31, 1797 (aged 45 years)
Citation details: Du Plessis, p158, b2c4.
Marriage of a childCarel Johannes LubbeMaria Charlotta NienaberView this family
October 7, 1804 (aged 52 years)
Citation details: Lubbe, p337, b12c3d9.
Text:

Kaapstad

Citation details: Nienaber, p315, b9.
Citation details: Deel 2, p267, b4c5d1e2.
Note: Using [SAG 6] instead of [SAG 5] for place.
Marriage of a childHendrik Adriaan SmitAnna Brechje NienaberView this family
after 1806 (aged 53 years)

Citation details: Nienaber, p300, b3.
Citation details: Smit, p417, a4b3c4d5e2.
Marriage of a childJan Hendrik NienaberMaria Jacoba van den BergView this family
June 28, 1807 (aged 55 years)

Citation details: Death notice: Johanna Susanna NIENABER (1888), VAB MHG N275, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99LW-P1C1?i=656&cat=195564 : accessed 28 Nov 2019
Citation details: Death notice: Jan Hendrik NIENABER (1849), MOOC 6/9/48 #346, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MST8-M?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZJ%3A1598082368 : 28 September 2018), 007844937 > image 1748 of 2283; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 10 Dec 2019
Citation details: Nienaber, p300, b7.
Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 56 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

Marriage of a granddaughterFrans Johannes Christiaan KrugerZirkia Jacoba JansenView this family
July 15, 1810 (aged 58 years)
Citation details: Kruger, p483, a2b3c8d1.
Citation details: Marriage: Francois Johan Christiaan KRUGER and Cirkye Jacoba JANSEN (1810), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSV8-QDBN?i=63&cat=959223 : accessed 2 Feb 2019
Birth of a granddaughterSusanna Helena Lubbe
January 6, 1812 (aged 59 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p267, b4c5d1e2.
Citation details: Lubbe, p337, b12c3d9e4.
Baptism of a granddaughterSusanna Helena Lubbe
May 24, 1812 (aged 59 years)
Citation details: Lubbe, p337, b12c3d9e4.
War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 63 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleonic_Wars)
Town founded
The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
1812 (aged 59 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1812_in_South_Africa)
Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 66 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1818_in_South_Africa)
Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 67 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

Birth of a granddaughterJohanna Susanna Nienaber
calculated August 24, 1823 (aged 71 years)
Citation details: Death notice: Johanna Susanna NIENABER (1888), VAB MHG N275, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99LW-P1C1?i=656&cat=195564 : accessed 28 Nov 2019
Economic Event
British sterling adopted
1825 (aged 72 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 granddaughterJohannes Frederik Jan TheronSusanna Helena LubbeView this family
June 6, 1830 (aged 78 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p267, b4c5d1e2.
Historical Event
Great trek
1835 (aged 82 years)

Note: *Voortrekkers* start leaving the Cape Colony. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1835…

Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony. Source: Wikipedia

Marriage of a grandsonPhilippus Arnoldus MeiburghJohanna Susanna NienaberView this family
December 26, 1838 (aged 86 years)
Citation details: Baptism: Johanna Susanna BRITS (1860), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9QG-597R-G?cc=1910846&wc=39ZF-2N5%3A183083201%2C183194001%2C1301770801 : 4 November 2016), Free State > Smithfield > Christenings 1848-1899 > image 129 of 546; Dutch Reformed Church Synod Centre, Bloemfontein : accessed 27 Nov 2019
Citation details: Marriage: Philippus Arnoldus MEYBURG and Johanna Suzanna NIENABER (1838), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKD-3SPV-B?i=247&cat=244034 : accessed 27 Nov 2019
Citation details: Myburgh, p761, b2c5d4e2f8.

Parents of Maria Jacoba MEYBURGH

No direct evidence that this Maria Jacoba MEYBURGH is the daughter of Phillipus Arnoldus MEYBURGH and Johanna Susanna NIENABER, other than that these two names appear as witnesses to the baptism of Maria's daughter Johanna Susanna together with Maria's in-laws names.

A Maria Jacoba is listed as first born in the death notice of Philippus Arnoldus MEYBURGH, but her married name is not given there.

Children of Philippus Arnoldus MEIBURGH (1818-1884) and Johanna Susanna NIENABER (1823-1888)

The names of the children listed in both their death notices do not correspond completely to the children listed as g1..g9 in SAG 12, p761. There is some overlap, but also omissions in both sources. The data in SAG 12 seems to be identical to that of the genealogies prepared by PA Myburgh as well as Freek Myburgh. This requires further investigation.

Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844 (aged 91 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1844_in_South_Africa)
Death of a sonJan Hendrik Nienaber
July 10, 1849 (aged 97 years) Age: 66 years 0 months 2 days
Citation details: Death notice: Jan Hendrik NIENABER (1849), MOOC 6/9/48 #346, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MST8-M?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZJ%3A1598082368 : 28 September 2018), 007844937 > image 1748 of 2283; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 10 Dec 2019
Citation details: Nienaber, p300, b7.
Death of a daughterAnna Brechje Nienaber
March 27, 1852 (aged 99 years)
Citation details: Kruger, p483, a2b3c8.
Citation details: Nienaber, p300, b3.
Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859 (aged 106 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 112 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

Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 149 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 149 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 112 years)
Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1865_in_South_Africa)
Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 114 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
Yes