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d5 Johannes George * 1860 x Hendrina Elizabeth Beyers * December 1866 † 6 May 1927

e2 Catharina Elizabeth * 20 September 1885 = Lichtenburg 14 Maart 1886

Krugersdorp Refugee Camp 1901 – 1902

Personal Details

Name: Miss Katrina Herbst

Born in camp? No

Died in camp? No

Gender: female

Race: white

Marital status: single

Nationality: Transvaal

Unique ID: 139186

Camp History

Name: Krugersdorp RC

Age arrival: 16

Date arrival: 30/04/1901

Tent number: 9

Farm History

Name: Luipaardsvlei / Luipersvlei

District: Krugersdorp


Miss Katrina Herbst is the daughter of Mr Johannes G Herbst (Johannes George)


Title: DBC 79 Krugersdorp RC

Type: Camp register

Location: TAB

Reference No.: DBC 79

Notes: p.039b

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Catharina Elizabeth Herbst, b3c8d5e2's Timeline

September 20, 1885
March 14, 1886
Lichtenburg, Ngaka Modiri Molema, North West, South Africa
- 1902
Age 14
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.

Krugersdorp camp was formed relatively late, only on 15 April 1901. The camp was located about ¾ mile from Krugersdorp, under some koppies. It grew quite rapidly. By the end of May there were 1,531 residents and this had risen to over 4,000 by July. Many of these early arrivals were destitute and ill, short of clothes and without bedding. Their condition was so bad, in fact, that three died of starvation shortly after their arrival.