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Carolus Johannes Trichardt

Also Known As: "Trichard", "Karel TREGARDT"
Birthplace: Graaff-Reinet, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Death: Died in Transvaal, South Africa
Place of Burial: Transvaal, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Louis Trichardt, b2c4 and Martha Elizabeth Susanna Bouwer, b12c8
Husband of Hendrina Catharina Trichard and Zacharia Geertruida Trichard (Erasmus)
Father of Stephanus Petrus Erasmus Trichard; Zacharia Geertruida Grobler; Anna Catharina Trichard; Louis Gustaf Trichard; Petrus Frederik Trichard and 1 other
Brother of Petrus Frederik Trichard, b2c4d3; Louis Gustavus Trichardt, b2c4d4; Jeremias Jesias Tregardt and Anna Elisabeth Trichardt, b4f1r1e6f3g4

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About Carolus Johannes Trichardt

The Great Trek by Oliver RANSFORD issued 1972

Page 36

It is unfortunate that very few of the Voortrekkers kept journals, but an exception was Louis TREGARDT the leader of the Voorste Mense or the Great Trek's 'people in front', and his day-book enables us to obtain a very clear idea of his European companions. Of them the most interesting by far is Karel, TREGARDT's eldest son, partly because he too in later life was to gain great fame as an explorer. But during the long journey to the Zoutpansberg and Delagoa Bay, Karel (or Carolus as his father preferred to call him) was so undeveloped that he strikes us as erratic and conceited young man whose poor powers of observation, incidentally, several times landed the entire company in trouble. Admittedly Carolus even then possessed some skill as a blacksmith and handyman, but the picture we carry away of him and his wife is that of a sulky couple who were a burden to the older man. Carolus was later to describe the relationship between his father and himself as that of counsellor and executive, but in fact Louis TREGARDT's day-book shows that they were very often at cross purposes and on the brink of an irrevocable quarrel.



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Carolus Johannes Trichardt's Timeline

September 3, 1811
Graaff-Reinet, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
October 29, 1811
May 16, 1842
Age 30
Age 35
February 1851
Age 39
Age 43
Ohrigstad, Southern, Limpopo, South Africa
Age 44
April 25, 1901
Age 89
Transvaal, South Africa
May 20, 1901
Age 89
Transvaal, South Africa