Engela Zaaiman

Name
Engela /Zaaiman/
Given names
Engela
Surname
Zaaiman
Name
Catharina /Zaaiman/
Type of name
also known as
Name
Engela /Pelzer/
Type of name
married name
Marriage
Citation details: Viljoen, p310, b3c4d10.
Historical Event
Bartolomeu Dias rounds the Cape
March 12, 1488
Mosselbay, Western Cape, South Africa
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Note: Bartolomeu Dias (or Bartholomew Dias) a Portuguese navigator sailed south along the coast of Southern Africa as far as the Orange River, was blown out to sea and made landfall at Mossel Bay and Algoa Bay. He erects the first padrão (stone cross) on the South African coast. At the Fish River his men refused to go any further. He returns sailing round the Cape of Good Hope, named by either Dias or his patron, King John II of Portugal for the “great hope it gave of discovering the Indies”.
Historical Event
Vasco da Gama rounds the Cape
from 1497 to 1499
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Note: Vasco da Gama rounds the Cape on the way to India. A Portuguese navigator, he sighted land at St. Helena Bay, doubled the Cape, passed up the coast of Natal at Christmas time and named it Natal, and reached Arab Mozambique. He had discovered a route to India. His patron was the successor to John II, Manuel the Fortunate.
Historical Event
Antonio de Saldanha lands at Table Bay
1503
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Francis Drake rounds the Cape
July 18, 1580
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Note: An English admiral, Sir Francis Drake, rounded the Cape on his voyage round the world. He called it “a most stately thing and the fairest cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth”.
Historical Event
Dutch East India Company established
March 20, 1602
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Note: The Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie (VOC) or better known as the Dutch East India Company is established in the Netherlands.
Historical Event
Jan van Riebeeck arrives at the Cape
April 6, 1652
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Note: Jan van Riebeeck arrives at the Cape in the Drommedaris and sets up a supply station and fortifications for the Dutch East India Company.
Historical Event
First Freeburghers (*Vrijburgers*)
1657
Rondebosch, Western Cape, South Africa
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Note: The first nine men received grants of land along the Liesbeeck River (now Rondebosch).
Historical Event
Jan van Riebeeck leaves the Cape
May 7, 1662
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Note: Jan van Riebeeck leaves the Cape on promotion to a position on the Council of Justice in Batavia.
Church founded
First Dutch Reformed Church congregation founded
August 18, 1665
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Note: J. van Arkel is appointed the first minister.
Town founded
Stellenbosch is founded
November 6, 1679
Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
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Historical Event
French Huguenots
April 1688
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Note: French Huguenot refugees arrive after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. Simon van der Stel, the Governor of the Cape Colony settles the Huguenot refugees in the present day Drakenstein, Franschhoek and Wellington areas which were beyond the Cape Colony and belonged to the Khoikhoi people.
Epidemic
Smallpox
March 16, 1713
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Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at the Cape Colony.
Historical Event
Census
1754
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Note: A population count in the Cape shows that there were 5,510 Europeans and 6,279 slaves in the Cape Colony.
Epidemic
Smallpox
May 1, 1755
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Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at Cape Colony. A total of 2,372 people die.
Marriage of a daughter
Citation details: Viljoen, p310, b3c4d10.
War
Britain declares war on the Netherlands
December 20, 1780
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Note: French troops arrive at the Cape Colony to guard it against the English.
Baptism of a grandson
Citation details: Viljoen, p310, b3c4d10e1.
Historical Event
Colonisation
1780
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Note: The Fish River is made the eastern boundary of the Cape Colony.
War
French troops depart the Cape
1784
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Note: Consequence of signing the Treaty of Paris (3 Sep 1783).
War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799
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Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795
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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
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War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815
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Natural disaster
Drought
1809
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Note: A severe drought occurs in the eastern frontier region.
Town founded
The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
1812
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Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818
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Historical Event
British settlers
1820
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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
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Note: Rix dollar (Dutch: Rijsksdaalder) is converted into the British sterling.
Historical Event
Great trek
1835
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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony.
Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844
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Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859
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Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza.
War
American Civil War
from April 1861 to May 1865
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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
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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
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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
South Africa
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Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867
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.
Economic Event
Gold discovered
September 1873
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
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Economic Event
Gold discovered
1881
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
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.
Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901
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Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town.
War
Second Boer War
from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902
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Epidemic
Pneumonic plague
February 1904
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Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg.
Epidemic
Tuberculosis
1906
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Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa.
Historical Event
Union of South Africa
May 31, 1910
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Note: Union of South Africa established.
Epidemic
Smallpox
1912
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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
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Epidemic
Spanish flu
1918
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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
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Prime minister
Jan Christiaan Smuts
from September 3, 1919 to June 30, 1924
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Economic Event
Wall Street Crash
October 1929
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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
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War
World War II
from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945
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Prime minister
Jan Christiaan Smuts
from September 5, 1939 to June 4, 1948
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Prime minister
Daniel Francois Malan
from June 4, 1948 to November 30, 1954
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Prime minister
Johannes Gerhardus Strijdom
from November 30, 1954 to August 24, 1958
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Economic Event
Rand adopted
February 14, 1961
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
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Note: South Africa becomes a republic.
Prime minister
Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd
from September 2, 1958 to September 6, 1966
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Prime minister
Balthazar Johannes Vorster
from September 13, 1966 to October 2, 1978
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Prime minister
Pieter Willem Botha
from October 9, 1978 to September 14, 1984
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Executive President
Pieter Willem Botha
from September 14, 1984 to August 15, 1989
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Executive President (acting)
Jan Christiaan Heunis
from January 19, 1989 to March 15, 1989
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Historical Event
Nelson Mandela released from prison
February 11, 1990
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Historical Event
First General Elections
April 27, 1994
South Africa
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Executive President
Frederik Willem de Klerk
from August 15, 1989 to May 10, 1994
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President
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
from May 10, 1994 to June 14, 1999
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President
Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki
from June 14, 1999 to September 24, 2008
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President
Kgalema Petrus Motlanthe
from September 25, 2008 to May 9, 2009
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President
Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma
from May 9, 2009 to February 14, 2018
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President
Matamela Cyril* Ramaphosa
from February 15, 2018
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Epidemic
First covid-19 case in SA
March 5, 2020
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Descendants of Engela Zaaiman

  1. Generation 1
    1. Children of Engela Zaaiman and Abraham Pelzer:

      1. Barbara Jacomina Pelzer
  2. Generation 2 back to top
    1. Barbara Jacomina Pelzer, daughter of Abraham Pelzer and Engela Zaaiman.

      She married Johannes Hercules Viljoen, son of Henning Viljoen and Susanna Durand, on May 30, 1779 in Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa. He was baptized on April 29, 1753.

      Children of Barbara Jacomina Pelzer and Johannes Hercules Viljoen:

      1. Henning Johannes Viljoen (1780)
  3. Generation 3 back to top
    1. Henning Johannes Viljoen, son of Johannes Hercules Viljoen and Barbara Jacomina Pelzer, was baptized on December 21, 1780 in Tulbagh, Western Cape, South Africa.

      He married Anna Jacoba Griesel, daughter of Abraham Jacobus Griesel and Anna Maria Botma, in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape, South Africa. She died on April 25, 1825.

      Children of Henning Johannes Viljoen and Anna Jacoba Griesel:

      1. Barbara Jacomina Magrietha Viljoen (1816)

Ancestors of Engela Zaaiman

  1. Generation 1
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Barend Stephanus van der Merwe Bennie Welgemoed (1906–1959) James Bodinar Jimmy Blewett (1930–1985) Aletta C. Lettie Visagie (1921–2002) Henri-Armand du Wicquet de Rodelinghem (1848–) Willem Izak Welgemoed (1911–1992) Cornelius Willem Petrus Corneels Cloete (1899–1967) Alwin Michael Wiggill (1944–2009) Brenda Law (1910–1999) Jacobus Nicolaas Boshoff (1808–1881) Willem Jacobus Cloete (1901–1981) Christian Gert Conradie Christie Theron (1900–1946) Aletta Johanna van der Merwe (1889–) Kate Winifred Winnie Haddon (1873–1945) Richard Leonard Haddon Townsend (1904–1990) Dacre Lovett Haddon (1922–1944) Jacoba Ritchie Erlank (1866–1904) Willem Izak Welgemoed (1911–1992) Charles Thomas Ekron (1873–1935) Barend Stephanus van der Merwe (1866–1936) Hugo Theron (1918–1987) Pieter Carel Piet Toois Theron (1899–1967) Johanna Andrichetta Thebus Koch (1907–2003) Anna Magdalena Egbertha Koch (1905–1972) Margaretha Elizabeth van der Merwe (1903–) Dirk Albertus Johannes Loubser (1882–1971) James Arthur Frederick Skeggs (1896–1963) Cornelius Willem Petrus Corneels Cloete (1899–1967) Rosine Maud Townsend (1897–) Andries Christian David Dries Koch (1918–1982) Roelof Anthonie van der Merwe (1893–) Susanna Catharina Sannie van der Merwe (1927–1951) Barend Stephanus van der Merwe (1911–1969) Christian Gert Boy Theron (1874–1962) Burgher Ferreira Koch (1913–1976) Willem Jacobus Cloete (1872–1937) Emma Carolina Louisa Boardman (1875–1960) Johannes Frederik Jannie Theron (1910–1990) Jacobus Johannes Koos Theron (1896–1975) Dirk Hendrik Jacobus Coetzee (1931–2010) Léonie-Anastasie Drolez (1855–) Muriel Dorothy Evelyn Barnard (1941–2009) Magdalena Elizabeth Lenie Conradie (1883–1951) Elizabeth Moore (1790–1862) Petronella Johanna Piekie de Villiers (1907–1973) Frank Edwin Blewett (1916–1995) William Edward Bill Key (1905–1991) Harriet Hockly (1817–1874) Johanna Maria Jossie Loubser (1934–2007) Daniel Hockly (1787–1835) Johanna Andrichetta Thebus Koch (1907–2003) Cynthia Theron (1934–1998) John Maitland Laurie Watermeyer (1916–2000) John George Delport (1896–1949) Frederick Wilhelm Frik Koch (1911–1977) Johannes Frederik John Theron (1880–1971) Johanna Hendrina Grobler Babes Welgemoed (1908–1989) Petrus Daniel Piet Koch (1915–1956) Vera Theron (1954–2012) Willem Jacobus Cloete (1901–1981) Michiel Hendrik Koch (1867–1941) Maria Elizabeth Nonnie Conradie (1866–1955) Toby van Schalkwyk Koch (1952–2003)