Adriana Sophia Elizabeth van der Heever

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Adriana Sophia Elizabeth van der Heever

Also Known As: "Adriana Sophia Elizabeth Kruger"
Death: Died in Bethulie Refugee Camp, South Africa
Cause of death: Gangrene
Place of Burial: Bethulie Refugee Camp, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Lucas Adrian van der Heever
Wife of Johannes Cornelius Kruger
Mother of Sophia Elizabeth Kruger; Aletta Elizabeth Kruger; Sophia Elizabeth Kruger; Johanna Catharina Kruger and Pieter Ernst Kruger

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About Adriana Sophia Elizabeth van der Heever

Bethulie Refugee Camp

Personal Details

Name: Mrs Adrianne Elizabeth Sophia Kruger

Born in camp? No

Place of death: Bethulie RC

Age died: 41 years

Died in camp? Yes

Cause of death: gangrene

Gender: female

Race: white

Marital status: married

Nationality: Free State

Unique ID: 92931

Camp History

Name: Port Elizabeth RC

Reason departure: transferred

Destination: Bethulie RC

Name: Bethulie RC

Age arrival: 40

Date arrival: 05/09/1901

Age departure: 41

Date departure: 31/01/1902

Reason departure: death

Farm History

Name: Kransfontein

District: Smithfield

Name: Kruger family

Town: Jagersfontein

District: Fauresmith


Mrs Adrianne Elizabeth Sophia Kruger is the wife of Mr Johannes Cornelius Kruger


Title: RS 29 ORC DL

Type: Death lists

Location: National Archives, Pretoria

Reference No.: RS 29

Origin: Goldman

Notes: p.157

Title: Government Gazette of the Orange River Colony


Notes: 7/2/1902, p.112

Title: SRC 74 Bethulie CR

Type: Camp register

Location: Free State Archives Repository

Reference No.: SRC 74

Notes: pg.160

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Adriana Sophia Elizabeth van der Heever's Timeline

October 21, 1887
Age 26
June 8, 1891
Age 30
January 23, 1893
Age 32
May 4, 1896
Age 35
- 1902
Age 39

The camps were formed by the British army to house the residents of the two Boer republics of the South African Republic and the Orange Free State. They were established towards the end of 1900, after Britain had invaded the Boer republics. This database was designed to investigate mortality and morbidity in the camps during the war. Although it will include everyone listed in the registers during the war, it usually excludes returning prisoners-of-war and men who came back from commando at the end of the war, as well as the considerable movement of people which took place after 31 May 1902, when families were repatriated to their homes.

Bethulie camp was formed on 22 April 1901, after the civilian administration took over the running of the camps from the military, and was created to take the overflow from Springfontein camp. At first families were housed in the little town (which had a population of hardly more that 550). Initially the camp was located on the koppies above the town, but it was moved twice. In June 1901 it was placed nearer to the river. Unfortunately the lower site meant that the camp often lay in heavy mist, the Ladies Committee observed. As disease increased and the ground became polluted, in March 1902 the camp was moved again, to a site where the ground was less fouled.

January 15, 1901
Age 40
Uitenhage, South Africa
January 31, 1902
Age 41
Bethulie Refugee Camp, South Africa
Age 41
Bethulie Refugee Camp, South Africa