Jan Lion Cachet (1838 - 1912)

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Nicknames: "Ou Oom Jan"
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Nederland
Death: Died in Potchefstroom, North West, South Africa
Occupation: went to South Africa 1860, minister in the Gereformeede Kerk in Zuid Afrika in Rustenburg, Burgersdorp,Philipstown and Steynsburg, head of theological college at Burgersdorp til1905 and then until 1911, in Potchefstroom, journalist and author of many thro
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About Jan Lion Cachet

Author of many Theological Works and Pioneer of Afrikaans literature (poems and novels):

"Sewe duiwels en wat hulle gedoen het"

Cachet, Jan Lion, predikant en skrywer. 1838: Gebore op 29 November in Amsterdam. 1860: Land in Kaapstad en gee 'n jaar onderwys in ,,'t School tot nut van 't Algemeen".

1865: Versoek ds. Dirk Postma om horn vir die bediening op te lei. 

1869: Word aan die pas gestigte Teologiese Skool van die Gereformeerde Kerk op Burgersdorp aangestel.

1873: Sy eerste uitgawe van De /Yfaandbode, 'n 

maandblad vir die Gereformeerde Kerk, versky'n. 1875-83: Predikant op Philipstown.

1882: Hy skryf Di Drankduiwel en Di Geldduiwel. 1883: Die gemeente Steynsburg berocp horn.
1890: Word professor aan die Teologiese Skool op Burgersdorp. 

1892: Publiseer Di Spogduiwel .. 1894: Word redakteur van Het Kerkblad, orgaan van die Gereformeerde Kerk. 1904: Verhuis saam met die Teologiese Skool na Potchefstroom. 1907: Sy Sewe Duiwels en wat hulle gedoen het vel'skyn. 1912: Oorlede op Potchefstroom op 12 September.

Uit Afrikaanse Kinder Ensiklopedie Deel XI 1962

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Jan Lion Cachet's Timeline

1838
November 29, 1838
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Nederland
1860
1860
- 1861
Age 21
1860
Age 21
1865
1865
Age 26
1869
1869
Age 30

Appointed to the newly established Theological School of the Dutch Reformed Church in Burgersdorp (Between Bloemfontein and Queenstown) Eastern Cape

1873
1873
Age 34
1875
1875
- 1883
Age 36
1882
1882
Age 43
1883
1883
Age 44

Steynsburg is back in the Eastern Cape, between Middelburg and Bergersdorp.

1890
1890
Age 51