Aletta Lavina Catharina Els (1899 - 1901)

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Death: Died in Springfontein, Free State, South Africa
Cause of death: Inflammation of lungs
Managed by: Lea Herbst
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About Aletta Lavina Catharina Els

Met haar ma se afsterwe op 19/5/1899 was sy nog nie gedoop nie.

SPRINGFONTEIN Concentration Camp

Born in camp? No

Place of death: Springfontein RC

Age died: 2 years

Died in camp? Yes

Cause of death: inflammation of lungs

Gender: female

Race: white

Marital status: single

Nationality: Free State

Registration as child: Yes

Unique ID: 24559

Camp History:

Name: Springfontein RC

Farm History:

Name: Palmietkuil / Palmietkuyl

District: Heilbron

Name: Brakfontein

District: Heilbron


Title: RS 29 ORC DL

Type: Death lists

Location: National Archives, Pretoria

Reference No.: RS 29

Origin: Goldman

Notes: p.79

Title: Government Gazette of the Orange River Colony


Notes: 6/9/1901, p.469

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Aletta Lavina Catharina Els's Timeline

May 13, 1899
- 1902
South Africa

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.

Although it is not clear exactly when Springfontein camp was formed, in January 1901 the District Commissioner for Bloemfontein reported that he had visited the village because he had heard that the Dewetsdorp people were being sent to a refugee camp there. According to Dr Kendal Franks the camp was started on 22 February 1901 and shortly after William Gostling, who had been the Philippolis magistrate, was appointed superintendent.

August 26, 1901
Age 2
Springfontein, Free State, South Africa
Age 1
South Africa