Christiaan Gert Conradie, 18371898 (aged 61 years)

Christiaan Gert CONRADIE (c. 1895)
Name
Christiaan Gert /Conradie/
Given names
Christiaan Gert
Surname
Conradie
Birth
Citation details: [3842] c2d5e1f6
Citation details: Gravestone: CG CONRADIE (1837-1898), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=28299 : accessed 4 June 2016
Citation details: Baptism: Christiaan Gerret CONRADIE (1837), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKD-Y2BG?cat=959223 : accessed 30 Apr 2020
Baptism
Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844 (aged 6 years)
Source citation:

Wikipedia

Death of a paternal grandfather
1851 (aged 13 years)
Citation details: [3748] c2d5.
Text:

[by Richmond?]

Marriage
Citation details: [3842] c2d5e1f6
Citation details: Death notice: Maria Elizabeth MARTENS (1858), MOOC 6/9/82 #5220/1858, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-CSWG-T?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZX%3A1598082377 : 12 September 2017), 007844939 > image 1224 of 2166; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 19 Oct 2018
Citation details: Marriage: Christian Gert CONRADIE and Maria Elisabeth MAARTENS (1885), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSFQ-SFC2?i=602&cat=1153592 : accessed 29 Jan 2019
Occupation
sheep farmer
1855 (aged 17 years)
Citation details: [3842] c2d5e1f6
Text:

veeboer

Death of a brother
1855 (aged 17 years)
Citation details: [3782] c2d5e1f4.
Death of a wife
Citation details: [3842] c2d5e1f6
Citation details: Death notice: Maria Elizabeth MARTENS (1858), MOOC 6/9/82 #5220/1858, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-CSWG-T?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZX%3A1598082377 : 12 September 2017), 007844939 > image 1224 of 2166; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 19 Oct 2018
Marriage
Citation details: [3842] c2d5e1f6
Citation details: Death notice: Jacobus Stephanus GROVÉ (1894), MOOC 6/9/335 #2660/1894, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ8-F3BR-9?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S8N%3A1598082397 : 12 September 2017), 007844966 > image 68 of 2039; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 21 Oct 2018
Citation details: Marriage: Christian Gert CONRADIE and Magdalena Elisabeth GROVE (1858), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSFQ-SF6S?i=415&cat=1153592 : accessed 10 July 2019
Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859 (aged 21 years)
Source citation:

Wikipedia

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza.
War
American Civil War
from April 1861 to May 1865 (aged 28 years)
Source citation:

Wikipedia

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 27 years)
South Africa
Source citation:

Wikipedia

Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 29 years)
Hopetown, Northern Cape, South Africa
Source citation:

Wikipedia

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 father
Citation details: Death notice: Pieter Jacobus CONRADIE (1869), MOOC 6/9/127 #5277/1869, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-V9JH-2?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZL%3A1598082378 : 28 September 2018), 007844944 > image 410 of 2153; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 24 Jan 2019
Economic Event
Gold discovered
September 1873 (aged 36 years)
Pilgrim's Rest, Mpumulanga, South Africa
Source citation:

Wikipedia

Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field.
Marriage of a son
Citation details: [3843] c2d5e1f6g1.
Birth of a grandson
Citation details: [3844] c2d5e1f6g1h1.
Baptism of a grandson
Citation details: [3844] c2d5e1f6g1h1.
War
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (aged 43 years)
Source citation:

Wikipedia

Birth of a granddaughter
Citation details: [3847] c2d5e1f6g1h2.
Birth of a grandson
Citation details: [3848] c2d5e1f6g1h3.
Baptism of a grandson
Citation details: [3848] c2d5e1f6g1h3.
Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (3 years after death)
Source citation:

Wikipedia

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 (3 years after death)
Source citation:

Wikipedia

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
1881 (aged 43 years)
Barberton, Mpumulanga, South Africa
Source citation:

Wikipedia

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.
Baptism of a granddaughter
Citation details: [3847] c2d5e1f6g1h2.
Economic Event
Gold discovered
1886 (aged 48 years)
Langlaagte, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Source citation:

Wikipedia

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 grandson
Citation details: [3859] c2d5e1f6g1h4.
Baptism of a grandson
Citation details: [3859] c2d5e1f6g1h4.
Birth of a granddaughter
Citation details: [3890] c2d5e1f6g1h5.
Baptism of a granddaughter
Citation details: [3890] c2d5e1f6g1h5.
Birth of a granddaughter
Citation details: [3891] c2d5e1f6g1h6.
Marriage of a daughter
Citation details: Deel 2, p268, b4c5d1e2f1g10.
Citation details: Marriage: Christian Gert THERON and Wilhelmina Magdalena CONRADIE (1897), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSVF-7365-5?i=1029&cat=1153590 : accessed 10 July 2019
Text:

x THERON, Christiaan Gert

Citation details: [3946] c2d5e1f6g8.
Note: Leraar Ds van Heerden
Occupation
sheep farmer
1898 (0 after death)
Address: Richmond,
Cape Colony
Citation details: Death registration Christiaan Gert CONRADIE: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-159394-400271-66?cc=1779109 : accessed 27 September 2015), 1898 > Caledon > image 257 of 287; National Archives, Pretoria.
Birth of a grandson
April 27, 1898 (aged 61 years)
Citation details: Statenbybel, inscriptions

Numbering of Boy and Willie Theron's children

According to their family bible there was an eldest son who died at the age of 10 days. He was not recorded in the genealogy of THERON - Geslagsregister van Therons in Suid-Afrika, Vol 2, p268, b4c5d1e2f1g10. The references to the other children are therefore off by one.

Death of a grandson
May 7, 1898 (aged 61 years)
Citation details: Statenbybel, inscriptions

Numbering of Boy and Willie Theron's children

According to their family bible there was an eldest son who died at the age of 10 days. He was not recorded in the genealogy of THERON - Geslagsregister van Therons in Suid-Afrika, Vol 2, p268, b4c5d1e2f1g10. The references to the other children are therefore off by one.

Death of a son
Citation details: Death notice: Christiaan Gert CONRADIE (1898): Vol no 6/9/383, system 01, ref 3790
Death of a mother
Not married
between 1884 and December 1, 1898 (aged 61 years)
Quality of data: questionable evidence
Citation details: [3842] c2d5e1f6
Citation details: Death notice: Christian Gert CONRADIE (1898), MOOC 6/9/383 #3790/1898, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ8-XKZY?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S8V%3A1598092309 : 28 September 2018), 007844971 > image 1680 of 2282; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 15 Oct 2018

Christiaan Gert CONRADIE (1837-1898) xxx Caroline STEVENS

The Conradie family tree [2014] asserts a third marriage between Christiaan and a Caroline Stevens. This record was inserted by the previous editor of the tree and we have not been able to verify the marriage through the normal marriage searches.

He dies before his 2nd wife (ME Grove), who on his death notice explicitly states in field 6, related to his marital status: "Married to me". Her grave found in an open field with the graves of five Theron's (north of Graaff Reinett) contains the inscription, "ME Conradie (vrou)" and is far away from his grave in Swellendam. Both these records could be taken to imply a more than normal emphasis of her marital status. This makes it unlikely that he married a third time.

The inscription on his grave is "Ter gedachtenis van ons teder beminde Vader" with no reference to his wife. The style of the headstone is similar to those erected by his children on the family farm in Richmond and leads one to think it was erected after the death of his wife. This does leave the question open, whether Christiaan might have ended his years with an unsanctioned partnership with a Caroline Stevens.

Death
Address: Mill Street
Citation details: Death registration Christiaan Gert CONRADIE: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-159394-400271-66?cc=1779109 : accessed 27 September 2015), 1898 > Caledon > image 257 of 287; National Archives, Pretoria.
Date of entry in original source: December 2, 1989
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: Death notice: Christiaan Gert CONRADIE (1898): Vol no 6/9/383, system 01, ref 3790
Citation details: Death notice: Christian Gert CONRADIE (1898), MOOC 6/9/383 #3790/1898, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ8-XKZY?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S8V%3A1598092309 : 28 September 2018), 007844971 > image 1680 of 2282; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 15 Oct 2018
Citation details: Gravestone: CG CONRADIE (1837-1898), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=28299 : accessed 4 June 2016
Burial
Citation details: [3842] c2d5e1f6
Citation details: Gravestone: CG CONRADIE (1837-1898), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=28299 : accessed 4 June 2016
Family with parents
father
mother
Marriage MarriageApril 4, 1830Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape, South Africa
14 months
elder sister
2 years
elder brother
18 months
elder sister
18351917
Birth: March 8, 1835 34 24 Richmond, Northern Cape, South Africa
Death: September 6, 1917Victoria West, Northern Cape, South Africa
2 years
himself
Christiaan Gert CONRADIE (c. 1895)
18371898
Birth: April 25, 1837 37 26
Death: December 1, 1898Caledon, Western Cape, South Africa
3 years
younger brother
18391917
Birth: November 5, 1839 39 29
Death: August 22, 1917
2 years
younger brother
18411921
Birth: October 24, 1841 41 31
Death: December 29, 1921
2 years
younger brother
18441919
Birth: February 15, 1844 43 33
Death: March 24, 1919Hanover, Northern Cape, South Africa
2 years
younger brother
1846
Birth: May 13, 1846 46 35
Death: Noupoort, Northern Cape, South Africa
15 months
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
4 years
younger brother
18541903
Birth: January 22, 1854 53 43
Death: 1903Colesberg, Northern Cape, South Africa
Father’s family with Petronella Jacoba Meegel
father
stepmother
Marriage MarriageJune 6, 1824
18 months
half-sister
1825
Birth: November 13, 1825 25 18
23 months
half-brother
Family with Maria Elizabeth Martens
himself
Christiaan Gert CONRADIE (c. 1895)
18371898
Birth: April 25, 1837 37 26
Death: December 1, 1898Caledon, Western Cape, South Africa
wife
18391858
Birth: August 21, 1839 Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Death: May 10, 1858Dist. Richmond, Northern Cape, South Africa
Marriage MarriageOctober 1, 1855Richmond, Northern Cape, South Africa
Family with Magdalena Elizabeth Grové
himself
Christiaan Gert CONRADIE (c. 1895)
18371898
Birth: April 25, 1837 37 26
Death: December 1, 1898Caledon, Western Cape, South Africa
wife
Magdalena Elizabeth GROVÉ (c. 1900)
18411907
Birth: March 1, 1841 26 25
Death: July 7, 1907Victoria West, Northern Cape, South Africa
Marriage MarriageAugust 23, 1858Richmond, Northern Cape, South Africa
13 months
son
18591898
Birth: September 7, 1859 22 18
Death: before November 30, 1898
22 months
son
3 years
son
18641958
Birth: October 22, 1864 27 23
Death: March 31, 1958
23 months
daughter
Nonnie CONRADIE (c. 1944)
18661955
Birth: September 13, 1866 29 25
Death: April 19, 1955Hanover, Northern Cape, South Africa
3 years
son
18691927
Birth: May 16, 1869 32 28
Death: November 28, 1927
2 years
son
1871
Birth: May 10, 1871 34 30
2 years
son
18731947
Birth: August 17, 1873 36 32
Death: 1947Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
4 years
daughter
Willie CONRADIE (c. 1944)
18771973
Birth: September 21, 1877 40 36 Richmond, Northern Cape, South Africa
Death: October 1, 1973Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
2 years
son
18791963
Birth: October 30, 1879 42 38
Death: July 14, 1963
4 years
daughter
Lenie CONRADIE (c. 1944)
18831951
Birth: May 29, 1883 46 42 Richmond, Northern Cape, South Africa
Death: October 15, 1951Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Family with Caroline Stevens
himself
Christiaan Gert CONRADIE (c. 1895)
18371898
Birth: April 25, 1837 37 26
Death: December 1, 1898Caledon, Western Cape, South Africa
partner
Not married Not marriedbetween 1884 and December 1, 1898
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Richard Leonard Haddon Townsend (1904–1990) Maria Elizabeth Nonnie Conradie (1866–1955) Jacobus Johannes Koos Theron (1896–1975) Christian Gert Conradie Christie Theron (1900–1946) Christian Gert Conradie Christie Theron (1900–1946) Willem Izak Welgemoed (1911–1992) Wilhelmina Magdelena Willie Conradie (1877–1973) Andries Christian David Dries Koch (1918–1982) Johanna Maria Jossie Loubser (1934–2007) Johanna Andrichetta Thebus Koch (1907–2003) Magdalena Elizabeth Lenie Conradie (1883–1951) Roelof Anthonie van der Merwe (1893–) Henri-Armand du Wicquet de Rodelinghem (1848–) Edward Noël Ted Giddy (1931–1998) Brenda Law (1910–1999) Anna Jacoba Elizabeth Greeff (1891–1966) Elizabeth Moore (1790–1862) Petronella Johanna Piekie de Villiers (1907–1973) Willem Izak Welgemoed (1911–1992) Rhoda Alice Lovering (1893–) Willem Jacobus Cloete (1901–1981) Magdalena Elizabeth Grové (1841–1907) Susanna Catharina Sannie van der Merwe (1927–1951) Toby van Schalkwyk Koch (1952–2003) Rosine Maud Townsend (1897–) Léonie-Anastasie Drolez (1855–) Johannes Frederik John Theron (1880–1971) Barend Stephanus van der Merwe Bennie Welgemoed (1906–1959) Burgher Ferreira Koch (1913–1976) John George Delport (1896–1949) Margaret Eileen Laura Peggy Matthews (1906–1993) Richard Leonard Haddon Townsend (1904–1990) Barend Stephanus van der Merwe (1911–1969) Harriet Hockly (1817–1874) Emma Carolina Louisa Boardman (1875–1960) Anna Magdalena Egbertha Koch (1905–1972) Dirk Hendrik Jacobus Coetzee (1931–2010) Charles Thomas Ekron (1873–1935) Maria Susanna Catharina Bosch (1864–1947) Christian Gert Boy Theron + Wilhelmina Magdelena Willie Conradie Christian Gert Conradie Christie Theron (1900–1946) Aletta C. Lettie Visagie (1921–2002) Aletta Johanna van der Merwe (1889–) Willem Jacobus Cloete (1872–1937) Jacoba Ritchie Erlank (1866–1904) Dirk Albertus Johannes Loubser (1882–1971) Cynthia Theron (1934–1998) Dirk Hendrik Jacobus Coetzee (1931–2010)