Schalk Willem van Heerden, 1732

Name
Schalk Willem /van Heerden/
Given names
Schalk Willem
Surname
van Heerden
Baptism July 20, 1732 22 19 (aged 0 days)

Citation details: van Heerden, p235, b1c2.
Death of a maternal grandfatherSchalk van der Merwe
1740 (aged 7 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p531, b2.
Death of a maternal grandmotherAnna Prevot
about 1745 (aged 12 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p531, b2.
MarriageLouisa van der MerweView this family
October 3, 1752 (aged 20 years)
Citation details: van Heerden, p235, b1c2.
Citation details: van der Merwe, p538, b2c4d6.
Historical Event
Census
1754 (aged 21 years)

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 22 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 paternal grandfatherPieter Willems van Heerden
1763 (aged 30 years)

Citation details: van Heerden, p221, a1.
Death of a fatherWillem van Heerden
1767 (aged 34 years)

Citation details: van Heerden, p221, b1.
Death of a brotherDavid van Heerden
1773 (aged 40 years)

Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d6.
Text:

BEF 1775

Citation details: van Heerden, p245, b1c10.
Death of a sisterAnna Sophia van Heerden
May 15, 1775 (aged 42 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p568, b2c13d2.
Death of a brotherIzaak van Heerden
1776 (aged 43 years)

Citation details: van Heerden, p238, b1c5.
Citation details: Deel 2, p450, b4c9.
Text:

BEF 1779

Citation details: Deel 2, p465, b5c4.
Historical Event
Americans declare independece
July 1776 (aged 43 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_United_States_(1776%E2%80%9389))
Marriage of a childJacobus Willem Schalk van HeerdenAnna Catharina EsterhuizenView this family
March 28, 1779 (aged 46 years)

Citation details: van Heerden, p235, b1c2d2.
Citation details: Esterhuizen, p234, b2c1d6.
Marriage of a childIzaak Schalk van der MerweCatharina Elizabeth van HeerdenView this family
May 7, 1780 (aged 47 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p549, b2c11d2e2.
War
Britain declares war on the Netherlands
December 20, 1780 (aged 48 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 47 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 51 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

Birth of a grandsonIzaak Jacobus van der Merwe
August 1786 (aged 54 years)
Citation details: van der Merwe, p555, b2c11d2e2f4.
Baptism of a grandsonJohannes Hendrik van Heerden
December 5, 1786 (aged 54 years)

Citation details: van Heerden, p235, b1c2d2e3.
Death of a brotherPetrus Johannes van Heerden
1787 (aged 54 years)

Citation details: Du Plessis, p137, b1c5d11.
Text:

BEF 1790

Citation details: van Heerden, p245, b1c11.
Marriage of a childBarend Frederik BurgerMartha Sophia van HeerdenView this family
January 13, 1788 (aged 55 years)

Citation details: Burger, p506, b3c2d7.
Citation details: van Heerden, p236, b1c2d5.
Citation details: Death notice: Barend Frederik BURGER (1839), MOOC 6/9/18 #3929, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MLLJ?mode=g&i=2069 image 2070/2253 : accessed 5 March 2017
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Baptism of a granddaughterMaria Magdalena Burger
December 28, 1788 (aged 56 years)

Citation details: Burger, p506, b3c2d7e1.
Marriage of a childWillem Petrus BurgerAnna Magdalena van HeerdenView this family
November 22, 1789 (aged 57 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p226, b4c1d9e1.
Text:

Louisa Jacoba BURGER ... d.v. Willem Petrus Burger en Anna Magdalena van Heerden

Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d11.
Death of a wifeLouisa van der Merwe
1790 (aged 57 years)

Citation details: van Heerden, p235, b1c2.
Birth of a granddaughterAnna Louisa van Heerden
1790 (aged 57 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p579, b2c13d5e4.
Baptism of a granddaughterAnna Louisa van Heerden
April 3, 1790 (aged 57 years)

Citation details: van Heerden, p236, b1c2d2e4.
Death of a brotherRoelof van Heerden
1791 (aged 58 years)

Citation details: van Heerden, p244, b1c9.
Baptism of a granddaughterLouisa Sophia Burger
April 7, 1792 (aged 59 years)

Citation details: Burger, p506, b3c2d7e2.
Marriage of a childCarel Aaron van der MerweElsie Johanna van HeerdenView this family
January 20, 1793 (aged 60 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p561, b2c11d2e8.
Citation details: van Heerden, p237, b1c2d8.
Baptism of a granddaughterMaria Magdalena Frederika Burger
April 13, 1794 (aged 61 years)

Citation details: Burger, p507, b3c2d7e3.
Baptism of a granddaughterLouisa Jacoba Burger
December 25, 1794 (aged 62 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p226, b4c1d9e1.
Citation details: Burger, p505, b2c2d11e3.
Citation details: van der Merwe, p555, b2c11d2e2f4.
Birth of a grandsonBarend Frederik Burger
calculated April 1795 (aged 62 years)
Citation details: Burger, p507, b3c2d7e4.
Citation details: Death notice: Barend Frederik BURGER (1839), MOOC 6/9/18 #3929, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MLLJ?mode=g&i=2069 image 2070/2253 : accessed 5 March 2017
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Note: Birthdate calculated from age at death
Baptism of a grandsonBarend Frederik Burger
October 4, 1795 (aged 63 years)

Citation details: Burger, p507, b3c2d7e4.
War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 66 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution)
Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 62 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 64 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1790s_in_South_Africa)
Birth of a grandsonWillem Schalk Burger
July 18, 1797 (aged 64 years)

Citation details: Willem Schalk BURGER (1797-), https://www.burgerfamilie.com/getperson.php?personID=I880&tree=Tree5 : accessed 30 Apr 2020
Baptism of a grandsonWillem Schalk Burger
October 1, 1797 (aged 65 years)
Citation details: Burger, p507, b3c2d7e5.
Citation details: Willem Schalk BURGER (1797-), https://www.burgerfamilie.com/getperson.php?personID=I880&tree=Tree5 : accessed 30 Apr 2020
Birth of a grandsonCarel Petrus van der Merwe
May 10, 1798 (aged 65 years)
Citation details: van der Merwe, p562, b2c11d2e8f3.
Baptism of a grandsonCarel Petrus van der Merwe
January 13, 1799 (aged 66 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p562, b2c11d2e8f3.
Baptism of a grandsonSchalk Willem Burger
September 8, 1799 (aged 67 years)

Citation details: Burger, p507, b3c2d7e6.
Marriage of a childAlwyn Johannes SmitMartha Sophia van HeerdenView this family
January 15, 1804 (aged 71 years)

Citation details: van Heerden, p236, b1c2d5.
Text:

AFT 1800

Citation details: Smit, p439, a4b6c8d2.
Birth of a granddaughterAnna Magdalena Burger
June 12, 1804 (aged 71 years)
Citation details: van der Merwe, p562, b2c11d2e8f3.
Baptism of a granddaughterAnna Magdalena Burger
November 4, 1804 (aged 72 years)

Citation details: Burger, p505, b2c2d11e8.
Marriage of a grandsonJohannes Hendrik van HeerdenAnna Sophia van HeerdenView this family
September 7, 1806 (aged 74 years)
Citation details: Death notice: Aletta Magdalena VAN HEERDEN (1876), MOOC 6/9/156 #2977/1976, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ6-GQ34-Z?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZT%3A1598082382 : 12 September 2017), 007844947 > image 2175 of 2203; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 3 Jan 2019
Citation details: van Heerden, p235, b1c2d2e3.
Citation details: van Heerden, p238, b1c5d1e3.
Citation details: Marriage: Johannes Hendrik VAN HEERDEN and Anna Sophia VAN HEERDEN (1806), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSV8-QDT6?i=55&cat=959223 : accessed 31 Jan 2019
Marriage of a grandsonJohannes Lodowicus van der MerweAnna Louisa van HeerdenView this family
April 18, 1808 (aged 75 years)
Citation details: van der Merwe, p579, b2c13d5e4.
Citation details: van Heerden, p236, b1c2d2e4.
Birth of a grandsonIzaak Johannes van der Merwe
April 8, 1809 (aged 76 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p547, b2c10d2e4f6.
Citation details: van der Merwe, p563, b2c11d2e8f6.
War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 83 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleonic_Wars)
Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 76 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

Town founded
The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
1812 (aged 79 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1812_in_South_Africa)
Marriage of a granddaughterBarend Frederik BurgerHester Sophia BurgerView this family
September 3, 1814 (aged 82 years)
Citation details: Burger, p507, b3c2d7e4.
Citation details: Death notice: Barend Frederik BURGER (1839), MOOC 6/9/18 #3929, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MLLJ?mode=g&i=2069 image 2070/2253 : accessed 5 March 2017
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: p90, #27.
Text:

1814, Den 3 September Barend Fre: Burger met Hester Sophia Burger

Marriage of a granddaughterIzaak Jacobus van der MerweLouisa Jacoba BurgerView this family
before 1816 (aged 83 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p226, b4c1d9e1.
Citation details: van der Merwe, p555, b2c11d2e2f4.
Marriage of a granddaughterIzaak Jacobus van der MerweLouisa Jacoba BurgerView this family
before 1816 (aged 83 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p226, b4c1d9e1.
Citation details: van der Merwe, p555, b2c11d2e2f4.
Death of a granddaughterMaria Magdalena Frederika Burger
1816 (aged 83 years)

Citation details: Burger, p507, b3c2d7e3.
Marriage of a granddaughterWillem Schalk BurgerAnna Wilhelmina VisagieView this family
November 2, 1817 (aged 85 years)
Citation details: Burger, p507, b3c2d7e5.
Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 86 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1818_in_South_Africa)
Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 87 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

Marriage of a granddaughterSchalk Willem BurgerElsie Dorothea Maria BurgerView this family
April 7, 1822 (aged 89 years)
Citation details: Burger, p507, b3c2d7e6.
Citation details: p134
Text:

1822, Den 7 April. Schalke Willem Burger van Cabo de Goede Hoop, Jongman Burger alhier met Elsje Dorotia Maria Burger van Cabo voorn., Jonge dogter

Economic Event
British sterling adopted
1825 (aged 92 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

Death of a daughterElsie Johanna van Heerden
1828 (aged 95 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p561, b2c11d2e8.
Marriage of a granddaughterIzaak Johannes van der MerweSophia Maria Jacoba van der MerweView this family
before 1831 (aged 98 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p547, b2c10d2e4f6.
Citation details: van der Merwe, p563, b2c11d2e8f6. and g1-g5
Historical Event
Great trek
1835 (aged 102 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 daughterMartha Sophia van Heerden
September 20, 1836 (aged 104 years)
Citation details: Smit, p439, a4b6c8d2.
Death of a grandsonBarend Frederik Burger
September 19, 1839 (aged 107 years) Age: 44 years 5 months
Citation details: Burger, p507, b3c2d7e4.
Citation details: Death notice: Barend Frederik BURGER (1839), MOOC 6/9/18 #3929, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MLLJ?mode=g&i=2069 image 2070/2253 : accessed 5 March 2017
Quality of data: primary evidence
Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844 (aged 111 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1844_in_South_Africa)
Death of a grandsonCarel Petrus van der Merwe
October 16, 1847 (aged 115 years)
Citation details: van der Merwe, p562, b2c11d2e8f3.
Death of a motherMartha van der Merwe

Death
Yes