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Die storie oor Johannes Petrus Theron begin reeds in Nimes, LanguedocFrankryk waar die stamvader, Jacques Therond uit sy vaderland as 'n Hugenootvlug. Hy reis deur Switserland, Duitsland en kom in Middelburg in Seeland (Nederland) aan. Hy vertrek op die seilboot Oosterlandt waar hy 'n soldaat op die skip is en stap in 1688 in die Kaap aan wal. Op 31.05.1688 word hy 'n landsburger asook eienaar van die plaas Languedoc in die Drakenstein. In 1697 trou hy met Marie Jean Des Pres. Lees verder.

At our last council meeting on Saturday 26 August 2017 our very able librarian Marie De Lange gave an original FAMILIA’s published during 1964/65. I asked her what shall I do with this lot? She looked at me and told me to read it. In the 1964/65 No 3 edition I found this delightful article by the historian Geo. M. Theal that was first published some 123 years [1894] ago. Then the thought struck me to re-publish it for the benefit of my readers.

  1. CONFIRMING HISTORY FROM A GENEALOGICAL DATABASE

From the labels shown here, can be seen that this noble port is a wine of Paul and Hugo de Villiers and that Landskroon was established in 1692 and has been in the de Villiers family for 5 generations!

I read all this with interest while enjoying the wine but never really thought about what this meant.

And THEN by chance, when adding further de Villiers family members into e-SAGI (The Electronic South African Genealogical Index), I happened to see the notes applicable to, Pierre de Villiers, the third son of one of the de Villiers Progenitors.

His father, also Pierre was a French Huguenot who arrived at the Cape onboard the 'Zion' on the 6th May, 1689, with his two brothers Abraham and Jacob. Abraham had only daughters so Pierre and Jacob are the progenitors of the De Villiers family of South Africa

  1. Baird in Norvalspont Konsentrasiekamp

ʼn Hele klomp jare gelede besoek ons familie die Norvalspont konsentrasie- kamp aangesien ek baie in die geskiedenis van die twee Anglo Boere oorloë belang stel. Die kamp is in November 1900 opgerig om verligting vir die Bloemfontein konsentrasiekamp, wat ʼn watertekort beleef het, te bring. Die eerste kampkommandant was Luitenant St. John Cole Bowen. Die konsentrasiekamp was in die Kaap Kolonie geleë maar was deel van die Oranje Rivier Kolonie konsentrasie kamp kompleks. Afrikaner vroue en kinders is oorspronklik hier gehuisves. In Februarie 1902 het die kamp 3479 inwoners gehuisves. ʼn Skool is teen einde Julie 1901 vir omtrent 500 kinders geopen. ʼn Maselsepidemie het in die kamp uitgebreek. Baie inwoners het as gevolg hiervan asook van skarlaken- en ingewandskoors gesterf. In ʼn periode van ses maande vanaf Januarie tot Julie 1901 het 412 mense gesterf.

ʼn Gedenkteken is in die plaaslike begraafplaas ter ere van die persone wat in die kamp gesterf het, opgerig. Groot was my verbasing toe ek die naam van Anna Maria Baird op die gedenkteken sien. Ek was onbewus van die feit dat enige van my Baird-voorgeslagte by die ABO betrokke was

In this edition of the Johannesburg Newsletter, you can read the intriguing story of the burial of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, what is fact and what is fiction? Also, read a report of a fascinating discovery of a 250-year-old census that became known during cataloguing by the National Register of Archives for Scotland (NRAS). The census lists 90 people living on the remote archipelago on 15 June 1764 - 38 males and 52 females, including 19 families and 9 individuals. Until now, the earliest record dated from 1822. The islands, which lie about 40 miles west of Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides, were home to generations of people until the last were evacuated in 1930.
In this edition of the Johannesburg Newsletter, you can read the intriguing story of the burial of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, what is fact and what is fiction? Also, read a report of a fascinating discovery of a 250-year-old census that became known during cataloguing by the National Register of Archives for Scotland (NRAS). The census lists 90 people living on the remote archipelago on 15 June 1764 - 38 males and 52 females, including 19 families and 9 individuals. Until now, the earliest record dated from 1822. The islands, which lie about 40 miles west of Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides, were home to generations of people until the last were evacuated in 1930.
Richard Wolfaardt se storieWat hy by die Wes Gauteng Tak Vergadering Op Saterdag 16 April 2016 vertel het. Georg en Margretha Wolfaardt se seun Georg Sebastiaan is op 13 Maart 1707 te Boxberg, Baden, Duitsland gedoop. George Sebastiaan tree indiens van die VOC op 08 Mei 1729 as soldaat. Hy vertrek op 08 Mei 1729 met die skip Johanna vanaf Texel Nederland. Die skip arriveer in die Kaap op 05 Oktober 1729. Die skip vertrek vanaf die Kaap op 30 Oktober 1729 na Batavia en arriveer op 14 Februarie 1730 daar. Die skip vergaan gedurende 1730 in die Ganges rivier. George Sebastiaan gee sy naam op as net Sebastian Wolfaardt.

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