Hendrina Cecilia Herbst (Senekal) (1874 - 1952)

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Birthplace: Strydfontein, Heilbron, South Africa
Death: Died
Managed by: Clive Klugman
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Immediate Family

About Hendrina Cecilia Herbst (Senekal)

Heilbron Refugee Camp

Personal Details

Name: Mrs Cecilia Herbst

Born in camp? No

Died in camp? No

Gender: female

Race: white

Marital status: married

Nationality: Free State

Occupation: squatter

Registration as head of family: Yes

Unique ID: 121970

Camp History

Name: Heilbron RC

Age arrival: 29

Date arrival: 12/07/1902

Stock into camp: Yes

Farm History

Name: Leeuwfontein / Leewfontein / Lieuwfontein

District: Heilbron

Status of Husband

Type: pow, no oath of neturality

Notes: India

Relationships

Mrs Cecilia Herbst

is the mother of Miss Dina Herbst

is the mother of Miss Johanna Herbst

is the mother of Master Martinus Herbst

Sources

Title: SRC 81 Heilbron CR

Type: Camp register

Location: Free State Archives Repository

Reference No.: SRC 81

Notes: p.048

DEPOT TAB SOURCE MHG TYPE LEER VOLUME_NO 0 SYSTEM 01 REFERENCE 5647/52 PART 1 DESCRIPTION HERBST, HENDRINA CECILIA. BORN SENEKAL. STARTING 19520000 ENDING 19520000 REMARKS PREDECEASED SPOUSE NICOLAAS JACOBUS HERBST.

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Hendrina Cecilia Senekal's Timeline

1874
1874
Heilbron, South Africa
1898
August 2, 1898
Age 24
South Africa
1899
1899
Age 25
1900
1900
- 1902
Age 26
South Africa

Although it was a small camp, Heilbron was unusual in several respects. This area in the northern Free State might appear flat and uninteresting – the 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.

Heilbron district commissioner complained that nearby Viljoen’s Drift was ‘Just a lot of tin houses on both sides of the Railway the whole in the midst of a sandy desert’ - but it was the heart of the maize growing area. Coal mining took place at nearby Viljoen’s Drift and the Vereeniging Estates included relatively prosperous black tenant farmers. In July 1900 the newly-appointed assistant district commissioner reported that there were about five hundred Africans employed on the mines as well. They were ‘unruly’, he complained. Uneasiness about the black population continued with reports of ‘impertinence’ towards unprotected women; some farm labourers were unwilling to work, it was said.

http://www2.lib.uct.ac.za/mss/bccd/Histories/Heilbron/

1952
1952
Age 78