Jan Johannes Rudolf Brits, 1850

Name
Jan Johannes Rudolf /Brits/
Given names
Jan Johannes Rudolf
Surname
Brits
Birth
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CAL 1851

Citation details: Marrage: Jan Johannes Rudolf BRITS and Dina Carolina BOTHA (1870), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:77TD-ZGW?cc=1910846&wc=39ZX-L29%3A183083201%2C183099001%2C183104101 : 21 May 2014), Free State > Bloemfontein > Marriages 1870-1890 > image 6 of 828; Dutch Reformed Church Synod Centre, Bloemfontein : accessed 1 Dec 2019
Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3f2g2h1.
Baptism
Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3f2g2h1.
Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859 (aged 8 years)
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Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza.
Death of a maternal grandfather
Citation details: Brits, p446, b6c3d2e1.
War
American Civil War
from April 1861 to May 1865 (aged 14 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.
Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 51 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 51 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
Economic depression
1865 (aged 14 years)
South Africa
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Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 16 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 paternal grandfather
August 3, 1869 (aged 19 years)
Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3f2.
Marriage
Citation details: Death notice: Anna Cecilia BRITS (1901), VAB MHG B1852, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939J-6Q9R-NK?i=118&cat=195564 : accessed 1 Dec 2019
Citation details: Marrage: Jan Johannes Rudolf BRITS and Dina Carolina BOTHA (1870), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:77TD-ZGW?cc=1910846&wc=39ZX-L29%3A183083201%2C183099001%2C183104101 : 21 May 2014), Free State > Bloemfontein > Marriages 1870-1890 > image 6 of 828; Dutch Reformed Church Synod Centre, Bloemfontein : accessed 1 Dec 2019
Citation details: Death notice: Dina Carolina BOTHA (1923), VAB MHG #16043, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89LW-P9WW-N?i=1469&cat=195564 : accessed 27 Apr 2020
Economic Event
Gold discovered
September 1873 (aged 23 years)
Pilgrim's Rest, Mpumulanga, South Africa
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field.
War
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (aged 30 years)
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Economic Event
Gold discovered
1881 (aged 30 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 35 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.
Birth of a granddaughter
Citation details: Descendants: Estate papers of Dina Carolina BOTHA (1923), VAB MHG #16043, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7 -89LW-P9WQ-Z?i=1472&cat=195564 : accessed 27 Apr 2020
Birth of a grandson
Citation details: Descendants: Estate papers of Dina Carolina BOTHA (1923), VAB MHG #16043, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7 -89LW-P9WQ-Z?i=1472&cat=195564 : accessed 27 Apr 2020
Death of a paternal grandmother
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15.1.1896 (88.6.-)

Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3f2.
Citation details: Death notice: Anna Cecilia MIJBURG (1896), VAB MHG M819, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9LW-P93Z-L?i=1476&cat=195564 : accessed 7 Dec 2019
Birth of a grandson
Citation details: Descendants: Estate papers of Dina Carolina BOTHA (1923), VAB MHG #16043, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7 -89LW-P9WQ-Z?i=1472&cat=195564 : accessed 27 Apr 2020
Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901 (aged 50 years)
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Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town.
Death of a daughter
Citation details: Death notice: Anna Cecilia BRITS (1901), VAB MHG B1852, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939J-6Q9R-NK?i=118&cat=195564 : accessed 1 Dec 2019
War
Second Boer War
from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (aged 51 years)
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Epidemic
Pneumonic plague
February 1904 (aged 53 years)
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Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg.
Epidemic
Tuberculosis
1906 (aged 55 years)
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Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa.
Historical Event
Union of South Africa
May 31, 1910 (aged 59 years)
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Note: Union of South Africa established.
Epidemic
Smallpox
1912 (aged 61 years)
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Note: Smallpox outbreaks: The outbreak of smallpox is reported in the Malay Location, Johannesburg and cases of smallpox are discovered in Durban.
War
World War I
from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (aged 68 years)
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Epidemic
Spanish flu
1918 (aged 67 years)
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Note: An estimated 500,000 people die from the Spanish flu epidemic in South Africa, the fifth hardest hit country in the world.
Prime minister
Louis Botha
from May 31, 1910 to August 27, 1919 (aged 69 years)
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Death of a wife
Citation details: Death notice: Dina Carolina BOTHA (1923), VAB MHG #16043, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89LW-P9WW-N?i=1469&cat=195564 : accessed 27 Apr 2020
Prime minister
Jan Christiaan Smuts
from September 3, 1919 to June 30, 1924 (aged 74 years)
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Economic Event
Wall Street Crash
October 1929 (aged 79 years)
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Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century.
Prime minister
James Barry Munnik Hertzog
from June 30, 1924 to September 5, 1939 (aged 89 years)
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War
World War II
from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (aged 95 years)
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Prime minister
Jan Christiaan Smuts
from September 5, 1939 to June 4, 1948 (aged 97 years)
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Prime minister
Daniel Francois Malan
from June 4, 1948 to November 30, 1954 (aged 104 years)
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Prime minister
Johannes Gerhardus Strijdom
from November 30, 1954 to August 24, 1958 (aged 108 years)
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Economic Event
Rand adopted
February 14, 1961 (aged 110 years)
South Africa
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Note: Decimalisation of currency replaces the South African pound with the South African rand.
Historical Event
Republic of South Africa
May 31, 1961 (aged 110 years)
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Note: South Africa becomes a republic.
Prime minister
Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd
from September 2, 1958 to September 6, 1966 (aged 116 years)
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Prime minister
Balthazar Johannes Vorster
from September 13, 1966 to October 2, 1978 (aged 128 years)
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Family with parents
father
1828
Birth: January 12, 1828 24 19
mother
1827
Birth: July 29, 1827 45 25
Marriage MarriageFebruary 26, 1849Colesberg, Northern Cape, South Africa
16 months
himself
1850
Birth: June 26, 1850 22 22
Family with Dina Carolina Botha
himself
1850
Birth: June 26, 1850 22 22
wife
18521923
Birth: calculated October 1852 31 Free State, South Africa
Death: February 7, 1923Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa
Marriage MarriageMarch 7, 1870Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa
son
daughter
18721901
Birth: calculated November 16, 1872 22 20 Boshof, Free State, South Africa
Death: July 14, 1901Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa
daughter
Francois Jacobus Joubert + Dina Carolina Botha
wife’s husband
18271906
Birth: December 29, 1827 32
Death: August 8, 1906Dist. Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa
wife
18521923
Birth: calculated October 1852 31 Free State, South Africa
Death: February 7, 1923Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa
Marriage Marriageafter 1879Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa
stepson
stepdaughter
stepdaughter
18851919
Birth: calculated 1885 57 32 Free State, South Africa
Death: May 21, 1919Dist. Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa
stepdaughter

Descendants of Jan Johannes Rudolf Brits

  1. Generation 1
    1. Jan Johannes Rudolf Brits, son of Jacobus Brits and Cecilia Helena Christina Brits, was born on June 26, 1850.

      He married Dina Carolina Botha (sixth cousin), daughter of Jacob Pieter Botha and Anna Cecilia Brits, on March 7, 1870 in Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa. She was born calculated October 1852 in Free State, South Africa and died on February 7, 1923 in Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa.

      Children of Jan Johannes Rudolf Brits and Dina Carolina Botha:

      1. Jacobus Brits
      2. Anna Cecilia Brits (18721901)
      3. Cecilia Helena Christina Brits
  2. Generation 2 back to top
    1. Anna Cecilia Brits, daughter of Jan Johannes Rudolf Brits and Dina Carolina Botha, was born calculated November 16, 1872 in Boshof, Free State, South Africa and died on July 14, 1901 in Refugee camp, Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa.

      She married Pieter Johannes Venter Joubert, son of Francois Jacobus Joubert and Margaretha Louisa Boshoff,. He was born on June 29, 1870 in Dist. Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa and died on October 8, 1948 in Doornlaagte, Dist. Boshof, Free State, South Africa at the age of 78.

      Children of Anna Cecilia Brits and Pieter Johannes Venter Joubert:

      1. Dina Carolina Joubert (1892)
      2. Francois Jacobus Joubert (1895)
      3. Jan Johannes Joubert (1897)
    2. Cecilia Helena Christina Brits, daughter of Jan Johannes Rudolf Brits and Dina Carolina Botha.

      She married Rudolf Johannes Francois Kachelhoffer (fourth cousin), son of Johannes Jacobus Kachelhoffer and Margaretha Elizabeth van Niekerk.

      Cecilia Helena Christina Brits and Rudolf Johannes Francois Kachelhoffer had 1 child.

Ancestors of Jan Johannes Rudolf Brits

  1. Generation 1
    1. Jan Johannes Rudolf Brits, son of Jacobus Brits and Cecilia Helena Christina Brits, was born on June 26, 1850.

  2. Generation 2 back to top
      2 of 2 individuals (100% complete).
    1. Jacobus Brits, son of Jan Brits and Anna Cecilia Meyburgh, was born on January 12, 1828.

    2. Cecilia Helena Christina Brits, daughter of Johannes Jacobus Frederik Brits and Catharina Elizabeth van der Linde, was born on July 29, 1827.

  3. Generation 3 back to top
      4 of 4 individuals (100% complete).
    1. Jan Brits, son of Rudolph Marthinus Brits and Dina Carolina Brits, was born on October 21, 1803 and died on August 3, 1869 at the age of 65.

    2. Anna Cecilia Meyburgh, daughter of Jacobus Myburgh and Martha du Plessis, was born calculated May 1808 and died on November 15, 1896 in Doornhoek, Boshof, Free State, South Africa.

    3. Johannes Jacobus Frederik Brits, son of Rudolph Brits and Johanna Petronella Oosthuizen, was baptized on October 20, 1781 and died on May 11, 1864 in Boshof, Free State, South Africa at the age of 82.

    4. Catharina Elizabeth van der Linde, daughter of Gerrit van der Linde and Cecilia du Plessis, was baptized on November 25, 1801.

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