Susanna Johanna de Wet,

Name
Susanna Johanna /de Wet/
Given names
Susanna Johanna
Surname prefix
de
Surname
Wet
Name
Susanna Johanna /du Plessis/
Type
married name
Historical Event
Census
1754

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

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

MarriageJohannes Petrus du PlessisView this family
December 19, 1773

Citation details: Du Plessis, p135, b1c5d5.
Historical Event
Americans declare independece
July 1776

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_United_States_(1776%E2%80%9389))
War
Britain declares war on the Netherlands
December 20, 1780

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

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

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

War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799

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

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

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1790s_in_South_Africa)
War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815

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

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

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1812_in_South_Africa)
Marriage of a childPhilippus Arnoldus du PlessisMaria Magdalena du PlessisView this family
June 5, 1813

Citation details: Du Plessis, p136, b1c5d5e9.
Citation details: Du Plessis, p137, b1c5d11e3.
Birth of a granddaughterMaria Magdalena du Plessis
April 14, 1814
Citation details: Death notice Maria Magdalena DU PLESSIS (1844), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-6TZ1?mode=g&i=936&cat=331262 image 937/2225 : accessed 2 Apr 2017
Text:

CAL APR 1814

Citation details: Du Plessis, p137, b1c5d5e9f1.
Baptism of a granddaughterMaria Magdalena du Plessis
July 12, 1814
Citation details: Du Plessis, p137, b1c5d5e9f1.
Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818

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

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

Economic Event
British sterling adopted
1825

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 childPhilippus Arnoldus du PlessisMaria Elisabeth FouchéView this family
November 5, 1831
Citation details: Du Plessis, p136, b1c5d5e9.
Marriage of a childPhilippus Arnoldus du PlessisMaria Jacoba de VilliersView this family
after 1831

Citation details: Du Plessis, p136, b1c5d5e9.
Historical Event
Great trek
1835

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 grandsonJohannes Izaak Frederik MaraisMaria Magdalena du PlessisView this family
April 13, 1839
Citation details: Death notice: Maria Magdalena DU PLESSIS (1844), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-6TZ1?mode=g&i=936&cat=331262 image 937/2225 : accessed 2 Apr 2017
Citation details: Du Plessis, p137, b1c5d5e9f1.

First wife of Johannes Izaak Frederik MARAIS *30.12.1809

[SAG 5, p458, e9] shows that he married Elizabeth Margaretha Maria MARAIS and had six children.

The first daughter, Maria Magdalena MARAIS *22.6.1840, has her mother named as Maria Magdalena MARAIS in her death notice. The death notice of Maria Magdalena DU PLESSIS +1844, shows one child Maria Magdalena and husband Johannis Isaak Frederik MARAIS.

Since children 2-6 of J.I.F. Marais have birthdates starting from 1846, it supports the assumption that he was first married to Maria Magdalena DU PLESSIS, and after her death in 1844, he married E.M.M. Marais b2c1d3e4f4. Further support for this is the fact that their first daughter (p458, f4 *22.10.1848) is named after E.M.'s mother, Rachel Maragaretha GROBBELAAR.

Death of a granddaughterMaria Magdalena du Plessis
July 15, 1844
Citation details: Death notice Maria Magdalena DU PLESSIS (1844), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-6TZ1?mode=g&i=936&cat=331262 image 937/2225 : accessed 2 Apr 2017
Citation details: Du Plessis, p137, b1c5d5e9f1.
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† voor 1860

Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1844_in_South_Africa)
Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859

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

Death of a sonPhilippus Arnoldus du Plessis
March 23, 1860
Citation details: Du Plessis, p136, b1c5d5e9.
War
American Civil War
from April 1861 to May 1865

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

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

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
Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1865_in_South_Africa)
Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867
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
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