Gerhardus Marthinus Maritz, b1c8d2 (1797 - 1838)

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Nicknames: "Gerrit", "Gert"
Birthplace: Suurveld, Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Death: Died in Little Tugela, Natal
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About Gerhardus Marthinus Maritz, b1c8d2

Gerhardus Martinus Maritz (Gert (Gerrit) Maritz (1798 – 23 September 1838) was born in the "Suurveld", Graaf-Reinet, Cape Of Good Hop,

 

He was a Voortrekker pioneer and leader.Joining the Great Trek in South Africa, they left for Thaba Nchu with 700 people. They arrived in November 1836,President of the Burghers' Council and Chief Commandant 2 Dec 1836 - 6 Jun 1837

Parents Parents Salomon Maritz [ 1 ] (c.1769-1828), Maria Elisabeth Oosthuijsen [ 1 ] (1777-1846) Salomon Maritz [1] (c.1769-1828), Maria Elisabeth Oosthuijsen [1] (1777-1846)

Brother of Johannes Stephanus Maritz; Salomon Maritz; Susanna Catharina Maritz; Martha Maria Maritz; Francois Ignatius Maritz and Maria Magdelena Maritz

Place of Burial: Bloukrans-Monument, Chieveley, South Africa 28°51′02″S 29°50′34″E / 28.85056°S Birth: March 1, 1797


Death: September 23, 1838 (41) Little Tugela, Natal,, South Africa Sooilaer (Maritzdam),


Residence Caledon St 8 (1824-30), Caledon St 8 (1824-30), Noorderkant St 1 (1830-36), Graaff-Reinet

Occupation  Ward master, provisional Field cornet , wagon builder 
Statue in Pietermaritzburg  

Alan-Hibbert's Family Tree Thom, H.B. (1947). Die Lewe van Gert Maritz. Cape Town: Nasionale Pers, Beperk. pp. 284. -------------------- http://www.eggsa.org/library/main.php?g2_itemId=2298650&g2_imageViewsIndex=1

Voortrekkerleier. Gerhard Marthinus Maritz is in 1797 in dieselfde distrik as Potgieter gebore. Maritz is bekend vir die werk wat hy in die bestuur, administrasie en regspraak van die Groot Trek gedoen het. Hy was Ùun godsdienstige man, Ùun demokratiese leier en Ùun kenner van wet en orde. Hy het Ùun sterk persoonlikheid gehad, maar was nie bekend vir sy geduld nie.

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Gerhardus Marthinus Maritz, b1c8d2's Timeline

1797
March 1, 1797
Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1798
June 24, 1798
Age 1
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
June 24, 1798
Age 1
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
June 24, 1798
Age 1
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1820
May 14, 1820
Age 23
Graaf-Reniet, South Africa
1823
April 1, 1823
Age 26
Graaff-Reinet, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1825
October 22, 1825
Age 28
Graaff-Reinet, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1827
June, 1827
Age 30
Graaff-Reinet, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa