Johan Pieter Fürstenburg, 1789

Name
Johan Pieter /Fürstenburg/
Given names
Johan Pieter
Surname
Fürstenburg
Baptism
July 19, 1789 36 (aged 0 days)
Citation details: Furstenburg, p385, b2.
War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 9 years)
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Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 5 years)
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Note: 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.
Historical Event
The Cape becomes a British Colony
March 5, 1797 (aged 7 years)
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Death of a father
Citation details: Furstenburg, p385, a1.
War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 26 years)
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Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 19 years)
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Note: A severe drought occurs in the eastern frontier region.
Town founded
The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
1812 (aged 22 years)
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Marriage
Citation details: Furstenburg, p385, b2.
Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 29 years)
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Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 30 years)
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Note: 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.
Economic Event
British sterling adopted
1825 (aged 35 years)
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Note: Rix dollar (Dutch: Rijsksdaalder) is converted into the British sterling.
Historical Event
Great trek
1835 (aged 45 years)
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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony.
Marriage of a son
Citation details: Furstenburg, p388, b2c2.
Birth of a granddaughter
Citation details: Furstenburg, p388, b2c2d1.
Birth of a grandson
Citation details: Furstenburg, p388, b2c2d2.
Birth of a grandson
Citation details: Furstenburg, p388, b2c2d3.
Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844 (aged 54 years)
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Birth of a granddaughter
Citation details: Furstenburg, p388, b2c2d4.
Birth of a grandson
Citation details: Furstenburg, p388, b2c2d5.
Baptism of a grandson
Citation details: Furstenburg, p388, b2c2d5.
Birth of a grandson
Citation details: Furstenburg, p389, b2c2d6.
Birth of a grandson
Citation details: Furstenburg, p389, b2c2d7.
Baptism of a grandson
Citation details: Furstenburg, p389, b2c2d7.
Death of a sister
Citation details: Furstenburg, p390, b4.
Birth of a granddaughter
Citation details: Furstenburg, p389, b2c2d8.
Baptism of a granddaughter
Citation details: Furstenburg, p389, b2c2d8.
Birth of a grandson
Citation details: Furstenburg, p389, b2c2d9.
Baptism of a grandson
Citation details: Furstenburg, p389, b2c2d9.
Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859 (aged 69 years)
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Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza.
Birth of a grandson
about 1860 (aged 70 years)
Citation details: Furstenburg, p390, b2c2d10.
War
American Civil War
from April 1861 to May 1865 (aged 75 years)
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Note: 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.
Economic Event
Economic depression
1865 (aged 75 years)
South Africa
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Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 77 years)
Hopetown, Northern Cape, South Africa
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Note: 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.
Death of a son
Citation details: Furstenburg, p388, b2c2.
War
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (aged 91 years)
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Death of a granddaughter
Citation details: Furstenburg, p388, b2c2d1.
Death of a daughter
Citation details: Furstenburg, p390, b2c5.
Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901 (aged 111 years)
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Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town.
Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 112 years)
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Note: 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.
Historical Event
Orange Free State
from 1854 to 1902 (aged 112 years)
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Note: 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.
Economic Event
Gold discovered
September 1873 (aged 84 years)
Pilgrim's Rest, Mpumulanga, South Africa
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field.
Economic Event
Gold discovered
1881 (aged 91 years)
Barberton, Mpumulanga, South Africa
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Note: In 1881 gold in the Barberton area was discovered by Tom McLachlan who found alluvial gold at Jamestown. However due to the location (the hot lowveld region was rife with malaria) no-one wanted to go there until Auguste Roberts (French Bob) discovered gold in Concession Creek in 20 June 1883. This discovery resulted in a gold rush to the area.
Economic Event
Gold discovered
1886 (aged 96 years)
Langlaagte, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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Note: Discovery of the Main Reef in Witwatersrand. Gold rushes to Pilgrim's Rest and Barberton were precursors to the biggest discovery of all, the Main Reef/Main Reef Leader on Gerhardus Oosthuizen's farm Langlaagte, Portion C, in 1886, the Witwatersrand Gold Rush and the subsequent rapid development of the gold field there, the biggest of them all.
Death of a son
Citation details: Furstenburg, p385, b2c1.
War
Second Boer War
from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (aged 112 years)
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Epidemic
Pneumonic plague
February 1904 (aged 114 years)
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Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg.
Epidemic
Tuberculosis
1906 (aged 116 years)
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Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa.
Death of a grandson
Citation details: Furstenburg, p388, b2c2d2.
Family with parents
father
17531797
Birth: calculated 1753
Death: September 1, 1797Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
mother
Marriage MarriageJuly 4, 1784
11 months
sister
4 years
himself
18 months
younger sister
sister
Family with Anna Margaretha Roos
himself
wife
Marriage MarriageAugust 6, 1815Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa
17 months
son
18161897
Birth: about 1816 26
Death: June 23, 1897Dist. Vredefort, Free State, South Africa
23 months
son
23 months
son
1819
Birth: October 5, 1819 30
22 months
son
1821
Birth: July 31, 1821 32
4 years
daughter
18251898
Birth: June 23, 1825 35
Death: July 30, 1898Dist. Uniondale, Western Cape, South Africa
2 years
son

Descendants of Johan Pieter Fürstenburg

  1. Generation 1
    1. Johan Pieter Fürstenburg, son of Johan Pieter Fürstenberg and Anna Elizabeth Hammes, was baptized on July 19, 1789.

      He married Anna Margaretha Roos on August 6, 1815 in Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa.

      Children of Johan Pieter Fürstenburg and Anna Margaretha Roos:

      1. Johan Pieter Furstenburg (18161897)
      2. Francois Johannes Reimert Furstenburg (18171872)
      3. Tielman Johannes Furstenburg (1819)
      4. Roelof Abraham Furstenburg (1821)
      5. Margaretha Elizabeth Frederika Furstenburg (18251898)
      6. Johannes Marthinus Furstenburg (1827)
  2. Generation 2 back to top
    1. Francois Johannes Reimert Furstenburg, son of Johan Pieter Fürstenburg and Anna Margaretha Roos, was born on November 14, 1817 and died on December 17, 1872 in Dist. Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa at the age of 55.

      He married Maria Susanna Margaretha Eksteen, daughter of Michiel Casparus Eksteen and Maria Susanna Magdalena Coetzer, on May 27, 1839 in Swellendam, Western Cape, South Africa. She was baptized on April 11, 1819.

      Children of Francois Johannes Reimert Furstenburg and Maria Susanna Margaretha Eksteen:

      1. Maria Susanna Margaretha Furstenburg (18401888)
      2. Johan Pieter Hendrik Furstenburg (18411907)
      3. Michiel Casparus Furstenburg (18441932)
      4. Anna Margaretha Furstenburg (1846)
      5. Francois Johannes Reimert Furstenburg (18481924)
      6. Hendrik Oostewald Furstenburg (1851)
      7. Roelof Abraham Furstenburg (1853)
      8. Martha Hendrina Magdalena Furstenburg (1855)
      9. Frederik Constant Furstenburg (18581916)
      10. Jeremias Petrus Furstenburg (18601944)
  3. Generation 3 back to top
    1. Frederik Constant Furstenburg, son of Francois Johannes Reimert Furstenburg and Maria Susanna Margaretha Eksteen, was born on April 6, 1858 in Free State, South Africa and died on October 26, 1916 in Randgate, Randfontein, Gauteng, South Africa at the age of 58.

      He married Johanna Susanna Brits, daughter of Gert Roelof Brits and Maria Jacoba Meybürgh, in Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa. She was born on January 31, 1860 in Boshof, Free State, South Africa and died on May 30, 1933 in Randgate, Randfontein, Gauteng, South Africa at the age of 73.

Ancestors of Johan Pieter Fürstenburg

  1. Generation 1
    1. Johan Pieter Fürstenburg, son of Johan Pieter Fürstenberg and Anna Elizabeth Hammes, was baptized on July 19, 1789.

  2. Generation 2 back to top
      2 of 2 individuals (100% complete).
    1. Johan Pieter Fürstenberg was born calculated 1753 and died on September 1, 1797 in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

    2. Anna Elizabeth Hammes, daughter of Pieter Casper Hammes and Maria Magdalena Delport.

  3. Generation 3 back to top
      2 of 4 individuals (50% complete).
    1. Pieter Casper Hammes. He died on May 20, 1772.

    2. Maria Magdalena Delport, daughter of Pieter Delport and Anna Elisabeth Maree.

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