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Hendrik Kotzee

Death: (Date and location unknown)
Immediate Family:

Husband of Engela Magdalena Catharina Botha

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About Hendrik Kotzee

Bloemfontein Refugee Camp 1900 – 1902

Personal Details

Name: Mr Hendrik Kotzee

Born in camp? No

Died in camp? No

Gender: male

Race: white

Marital status: widowed

Nationality: Free State

Registration as head of family: Yes

Unique ID: 108920

Camp History

Name: Bloemfontein RC

Age arrival: 50

Date departure: 25 Aug 1902

Reason departure: 1 M R

Destination: farm

Farm History

Name: Kotzee family


Mr Hendrik Kotzee

is the Father of Master Christophel Kotzee

is the Father of Miss Hendrieta Kotzee

is the husband of Mrs Engela Magd Joubert


Title: SRC 71 Bloemfontein CR

Type: Camp register

Location: Free State Archives Repository

Reference No.: SRC 71

Notes: p.166

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Hendrik Kotzee's Timeline

- 1902
Age 49
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.

Bloemfontein was the first significant camp to be established and it was not typical of most camps. It was one of the largest, larger in fact than the town of Bloemfontein, which had a recorded population of 3,379 in 1890. Because it was used as a holding camp, it had a constantly changing population. Water supply and health were a never-ending struggle since the British army made heavy demands on the limited supply of water and the soldiers had brought a severe typhoid epidemic into the town. Above all, it never had a really competent superintendent. Nevertheless, it was by no means the worst camp in the system and it was under the direct eye of the central camp administration.