Hester Christina Elizabeth Meyer, b6

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About Hester Christina Elizabeth Meyer, b6

Hester Christina Elizabeth Mulder (1822-1912)

After the death of Voortrekker Meyer his wife Hester married Abraham Viljoen in 1858 and gave all of her land to her new husband. Their child Jacomina Hendina Viljoen died in 1862 aged 2 years along the Johan Georg Meyer, son of Org Meyer. (One of Hester’s sons) in 1873 aged 3. Abraham Viljoen died in 1894 and was also buried in the family cemetery in 9th Avenue. The executor of Abraham’s will had the land measured and gave 300 morgen to his widow Hester. She had this land transferred to her 4 daughters after the Boer War and they decided to sell the land. The land was bought by the Alberton Estate Syndicate who established the town of Alberton. Alberton was proclaimed a town in 1903 and the name was derived from General Alberts, Chairman of the Syndicate, and the Town Prins Albert where Tant Hester came from. After the war Tant Hester went to stay with her daughter Wilhermina Bezuidenhout on the farm De Rust in Heidelburg. She died in 1912 at the age of 90 and was buried in Heidelburg.

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Hester Christina Elizabeth Meyer, b6's Timeline

1822
March 30, 1822
Beaufort West, Western Cape, South Africa
1840
May 4, 1840
Age 18
Graaff-Reinet, Cape, South Africa
1841
April 4, 1841
Age 19
Cape, South Africa
1842
June 26, 1842
Age 20
Kaap, South Africa
1845
February 1, 1845
Age 22
Prince Albert, Central Karoo DC, Western Cape, South Africa
1846
December 30, 1846
Age 24
Prince Albert, Cape, South Africa
1850
1850
Age 27
Kaap, South Africa
1853
August 29, 1853
Age 31
Cape, South Africa
1854
November 5, 1854
Age 32
Cape, South Africa
1856
1856
Age 33
Cape, South Africa