Petrus Johannes van Heerden, 17501787 (aged 36 years)

Name
Petrus Johannes /van Heerden/
Given names
Petrus Johannes
Surname
van Heerden
Baptism March 8, 1750 40 36 (aged 0 days)

Citation details: van Heerden, p245, b1c11.
Historical Event
Census
1754 (aged 3 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 5 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 12 years)

Citation details: van Heerden, p221, a1.
Death of a fatherWillem van Heerden
1767 (aged 16 years)

Citation details: van Heerden, p221, b1.
MarriageMaria Magdalena MyburghView this family
August 12, 1770 (aged 20 years)

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

BEF 1789

Citation details: van Heerden, p245, b1c11.
Citation details: Myburgh, p756, b2c2d2.
Death of a brotherDavid van Heerden
1773 (aged 22 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 25 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p568, b2c13d2.
Death of a brotherIzaak van Heerden
1776 (aged 25 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 26 years)

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 (aged 30 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 29 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 33 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 motherMartha van der Merwe

Death 1787 (aged 36 years)

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

BEF 1790

Citation details: van Heerden, p245, b1c11.