Petronella Paulina Maria van der Merwe, 1930

Name
Petronella Paulina Maria /van der Merwe/
Given names
Petronella Paulina Maria
Surname
van der Merwe
Name
Petronella Paulina Maria /de Villiers/
Type
married name
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 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.

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 Trans…

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…

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
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Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867
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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.

Economic Event
Gold discovered
September 1873
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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
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Note: In 1881 gold in the Barberton area was discovered by Tom McLachlan who found alluvial gold at Jamest…

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
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Note: Discovery of the Main Reef in Witwatersrand. Gold rushes to Pilgrim's Rest and Barberton were precur…

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.
Birth of a granddaughterPetronella Johanna Piekie de Villiers
January 6, 1907
Citation details: Death notice: Petronella Jacoba DE VILLIERS (1973), Estate Files, 387/73, 1973, https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/100847550, image 2/58 : accessed 20 July 2020
Citation details: Death notice: Albertus Hendrik DE VILLIERS (1930), MOOC 6/9/3700 #26212, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91Q-ZN76?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-91W%3A1598062321 : 27 April 2020), 007735890 > image 1264 of 1309; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 21 Jul 2020
Citation details: Baptism: Petronella Johanna DE VILLIERS (1907), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSK6-77FG-N?i=600&cat=959223 : accessed 23 Jul 2020
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geb: 5 Januarie 1907

Note: Birth date either 5/6 Jan 1907, but giving credence to husband's version in death notice, as that wo…

Birth date either 5/6 Jan 1907, but giving credence to husband's version in death notice, as that would have been the date celebrated.

Baptism of a granddaughterPetronella Johanna Piekie de Villiers
February 3, 1907
Citation details: Baptism: Petronella Johanna DE VILLIERS (1907), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSK6-77FG-N?i=600&cat=959223 : accessed 23 Jul 2020
Historical Event
Union of South Africa
May 31, 1910

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Note: Union of South Africa established.
Death of a sonRoelof Stephanus de Villiers
January 27, 1912 Age: 37 years 5 months
Citation details: Death notice: Petronella Jacoba DE VILLIERS (1973), Estate Files, 387/73, 1973, https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/100847550, image 2/58 : accessed 20 July 2020
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BEF 1973

Citation details: Death notice: Roelof Stephanus DE VILLIERS (1912), MOOC 6/9/685 #467, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-QSHS-N?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZ6%3A1598082361 : 28 September 2018), 007844933 > image 1540 of 2013; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 20 Jul 2020
Citation details: Death notice: Albertus Hendrik DE VILLIERS (1930), MOOC 6/9/3700 #26212, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91Q-ZN76?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-91W%3A1598062321 : 27 April 2020), 007735890 > image 1264 of 1309; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 21 Jul 2020
Epidemic
Smallpox
1912

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Note: Smallpox outbreaks: The outbreak of smallpox is reported in the Malay Location, Johannesburg and cas…

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…

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 i…

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 (9 years after death)

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Death before 1930

Citation details: Death notice: Albertus Hendrik DE VILLIERS (1930), MOOC 6/9/3700 #26212, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91Q-ZN76?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-91W%3A1598062321 : 27 April 2020), 007735890 > image 1264 of 1309; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 21 Jul 2020