Jacobus Remeus Kruger (1849 - 1909) MP

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Nicknames: "Jacobus Remerus Kruger"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Smithfield, South Africa
Death: Died in South Africa
Occupation: Sheep Farmer
Managed by: Lea Herbst
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About Jacobus Remeus Kruger

d10 Johannes Lodewyk x Graaff-Reinet 3.11.1822 Anna Maria Jacoba GRIESEL xx huwelikshof, Colesberg 17.12.1837 Maria Susanna Elizabeth Johanna VORSTER

e9 Jacobus Remeus * 1849

Prisoners of War:

Number: 10726

Surname: KRUGER

Name: JACOBUS RENIER (REMIUS)

Age: 50

Address: ESSEX NOVIA

District: SMITHFIELD

Captured Where: FOURIESBURG

Captured When: 1900/07/30

Camp: ONBEKEND

Country: ONBEKEND

Ship (To): ONBEKEND

Ship (Back): N/A

Bethulie Refugee Camp

Personal Details

Name: Mr Jacobus Remiss Kruger

Born in camp? No

Died in camp? No

Gender: male

Race: white

Marital status: married

Nationality: Free State

Unique ID: 91609

Camp History

Name: Bethulie RC

Age arrival: 53

Date arrival: 26/06/1902

Age departure: 53

Date departure: 02/10/1902

Reason departure: returned home

Destination: Modderfontein, Betulie

Farm History

Name: Essernoord

District: Smithfield

Status

Type: pow

Notes: returned from Simonstown

Relationships

Mr Jacobus Remiss Kruger

is the husband of Mrs Cornelia Petronella Kruger

Sources

Title: SRC 74 Bethulie CR

Type: Camp register

Location: Free State Archives Repository

Reference No.: SRC 74

Notes: pg.106

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Jacobus Remeus Kruger's Timeline

1849
September 14, 1849
South Africa
1850
February 24, 1850
Burgersdorp, EC, South Africa
1870
April 11, 1870
Age 20
South Africa
1871
February 12, 1871
Age 21
1872
November 15, 1872
Age 23
1874
1874
Age 24
1881
1881
Age 31
1882
1882
Age 32
1897
1897
Age 47
1901
1901
Age 51

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.

Bethulie camp was formed on 22 April 1901, after the civilian administration took over the running of the camps from the military, and was created to take the overflow from Springfontein camp. At first families were housed in the little town (which had a population of hardly more that 550). Initially the camp was located on the koppies above the town, but it was moved twice. In June 1901 it was placed nearer to the river. Unfortunately the lower site meant that the camp often lay in heavy mist, the Ladies Committee observed. As disease increased and the ground became polluted, in March 1902 the camp was moved again, to a site where the ground was less fouled.

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