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About Christiaan Johannes Fouché Steyn, g5h8

Christiaan Johannes Fouche Steyn (1878 - 1970)

Amongst the children accompanying Johannes Gerdhardus Frederick Steyn, joint leader of the Henry-Steyn Trek of 1895 is a Christiaan Steyn.

IN SAG Vol. 12 page 207 Johannes G F Steyn is listed as b1c3d4e2f5g5. 11 children are listed, including Christiaan Johannes Fouche born 17 Feb 1878, died 12 Feb 1970. 3 wives are listed -

  1. Anna Susannah Coetzer 1888 - c 1912
  2. Catharina Elizabeth NN 1890 - 1929
  3. Jacoba Cronje 1897-1954

Zim DN 1107/70 for Christiaan Johannes Fouche Steyn who died on 12 Feb 1970 (the same date given in SAG) does not record the names of his parents. He is said to be 92 years old - the informant is his son JCB Steyn. This suggests that he was born in 1878 - again agreeing with the dates given in the SAG tables.

On the "Notice of the Death of a Person" 431 dated 12 Feb 1970 the cause of death was given as 1. Old age; 2.Cerebral Vascular Accident - CVA; he had been ill for 3 days.

On his DN 1107/70 the names of his wives are not given.Using the SAG information as a guide the following were located -

ZIM DN 16/202 - Anna Susanna Steyn, father Jan Harm Coetzer, died 12 Dec 1914 aged 27 yrs and 9 months ZIM DN 34/51 - Chatorina Elizabeth Susana Steyn, father Johannes Christian Beukes, died 12 Jun 1929 aged 39 years and 1 month ZIM DN Jacoba Johanna Steyn, father Christoffel Jacobus Cronje, died 19 Aug 1952 aged 55 years and 10 days. Her previous husband was Carel Hendrik Wilhelm Nezar

The names of the children from these marriages have been added according to the information on these documents.

Christian Steyn and Anna Coetzer were both minors on the Henry-Steyn Trek of 1895 - aged 17 and 7 respectively. Anna was the daughter of his cousin.

CJB 10/12/2011

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Christiaan Johannes Fouché Steyn, g5h8's Timeline

1875
October 3, 1875
Cape, South Africa
1878
February 17, 1878
South Africa
1906
December 1, 1906
Age 28
Melsetter, Southern Rhodesia
1908
July 6, 1908
Age 30
1909
October 23, 1909
Age 31
Melsetter, Southern Rhodesia
1912
March 23, 1912
Age 34
Melsetter, Southern Rhodesia
1919
June 14, 1919
Age 41
Melsetter, Southern Rhodesia
1921
December 5, 1921
Age 43
Melsetter, Southern Rhodesia
1939
January 21, 1939
Age 60
Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)
1970
February 12, 1970
Age 91
Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)