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Johanna Lodewika Francina Pretorius

Also Known As: "Johanna Lodewika Francina Prinsloo"
Death: Died in Middelburg Refugee Camp, South Africa
Cause of death: Influenza
Place of Burial: Middelburg Refugee Camp, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Johannes Lodewicus Pretorius and Anna Elizabeth Margaretha Robberts, d4e5
Wife of Nicolaas Marthinus Prinsloo
Mother of Joachim Petrus Nicolaas Prinsloo, Commandant
Sister of Rachel Jacoba Pretorius; Anna Elisabeth Pretorius; Hendrik Stephanus Pretorius; Cornelia Jacoba Pretorius; Anna Dorothea Pretorius and 2 others
Half sister of Hendrik Stephanus Pretorius

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About Johanna Lodewika Francina Pretorius

Middelburg Refugee Camp

Personal Details

Name: Mrs Johanna Lodewika Francina Prinsloo

Maiden name: Pretorius

Born in camp? No

Place of death: Middelburg RC

Age died: 61 years 1 months

Died in camp? Yes

Cause of death: influenza

Gender: female

Race: white

Marital status: married

Nationality: Transvaal

Occupation: farmer

Registration as head of family: Yes

Unique ID: 87612

Camp History

Name: Middelburg RC

Age arrival: 60

Date arrival: 05/06/1901

Date departure: 11/09/1901

Reason departure: Death

Tent number: II 791

Farm History

Name: Bankfontein

District: Middelburg

Notes: own a portion

Status of Husband

Type: On commado

Notes: Age 67 - Farmer; Nicolas Marthinus


Mrs Johanna Lodewika Francina Prinsloo is the mother of Mr Nicolas Marthinus Prinsloo (Nikolaas Martinus)


Title: RS 27 Transvaal DL

Type: Death lists

Location: National Archives, Pretoria

Reference No.: RS 27

Notes: p.322

Title: TKP 102 Tvl Government Gazette

Type: Transvaal Government Gazette

Location: National Archives, Pretoria

Reference No.: TKP 102

Dates: Jul-Dec 1901

Notes: 2/10/1901, p.1460

Title: DBC 84 Middelburg CR

Type: Camp register

Location: National Archives, Pretoria

Reference No.: DBC 84

Notes: p. 325

Title: DBC 85 Middelburg DL

Type: Burial lists

Location: National Archives, Pretoria

Reference No.: DBC 85

Notes: 2_071

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Johanna Lodewika Francina Pretorius's Timeline

October 31, 1864
Age 22
Hartebeespoort, South Africa
- 1902
Age 58
South Africa

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.

Middelburg camp presents a problem in trying to understand why so many people died in the camps. It was the largest camp in the Transvaal system, reaching over 7,000 inmates at one point, and the reports of Dr Kendal Franks and the Ladies Committee suggest that it was very badly run. Dr Franks was critical of the layout of the camp and complained that the administration was ‘lax’, while the Ladies Committee thought it ‘one of the most unsatisfactory we have seen’. An intake of over 3,000 in May 1901 brought in desperately impoverished and debilitated people, which precipitated disease.

September 11, 1901
Age 59
Middelburg Refugee Camp, South Africa
Age 59
Middelburg Refugee Camp, South Africa