Johan Bernhard Rudolph

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Johan Bernhard Rudolph

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Birthplace: South Africa
Death: Died in Winterton, Uthukela DC, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Jacobus Andreas Rudolph; Johanna Magdalena Oosthuizen, b1c5d3 and Johanna Magdalena rudolph
Husband of Elisabeth Susanna Fourie and Elisabeth susanna rudolph
Father of Talitha Kumi Fourie; Alletta Bernadina Rudolph; Jacobus Andries Rudolph; Petrus Johannes Rudolph; Johan Bernard Rudolph and 3 others
Brother of Jacobus Andreas Rudolph; Gerhardus Jacobus Rudolph; Martinus Salamon rudolph and Marthinus Salamon Rudolph
Half brother of William James Gardner

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About Johan Bernhard Rudolph

Johan Bernhard Rudolph (b1c1)

He was known in day-to-day life as Bernhard and possessed substantial farming properties in the Olifantshoek district in the Eastern Cape. He owned, amongst others, the Riet Valley, Klipfontein and Lange Hoop farms as well as half of the Wolwekop farm. He was a well established and respected farmer and one of the more famous that trekked. Bernhard was married to Elizabeth Susanna Fourie. He was also one of the few farmers in the region that were literate and proficient in English. He also made sure that all of his children received a good education. Like his cousin Gert Maritz, he was a competent wagon maker. His brothers Gert (Gerhardus Jacobus) and Andries (Jacobus Andreas) were amongst the first groups to trek, but Bernhard was initially against the trek. He rode after them as far as ThabaNchu in order to try and convince them to turn back. He travelled with them as far as the Sandrivier and also spoke with Gert Maritz and Piet Retief. The latter two eventually convinced him to trek.

Information available indicates that he was not part of Gert Maritz’ trek but rather a part of Karel Landman’s trek.

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Johan Bernhard Rudolph's Timeline

1794
April 1, 1794
South Africa
1820
October 24, 1820
Age 26
South Africa
1833
September 5, 1833
Age 39
Uitenhage, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1876
February 12, 1876
Age 81
Winterton, Uthukela DC, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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