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About Johannes Hermanus Grobler, b6c2d6

Johannes Hermanus Grobler (Hans) (*12.12.1795) (≈14.02.1796 Tulbagh) (†28.05.1876 Rustenburg) He went on the Great Trek with his brother-in-law Voortrekker leader Andries Hendrik Potgieter where together they established the Republic of Potchefstroom. Hans became the first Landdros of Potchefstroom in 1841and served as Chairman of the Transvaal Volksraad.

Signatory to the 'Sandrivier Konvensie' in 1852.

Terms served as chairman of the Transvaal Volksraad - ZAR


7 Jun 1854 - 15 Jun 1854

5 Nov 1855 - 20 Nov 1855

4 Mar 1856 - 11 Mar 1856

27 May 1856 - 30 May 1856

Hans Grobler was appointed acting State President of the Transvaal Republic - ZAR in 1860.

Commandant-General Stephanus Schoeman refused Hans' appointment as acting State President and unconstitutionally assumed the position himself from 06.12.1860 to 17.04.1862. Paul Kruger managed to regain control in 1862 during which period Grobler’s in-law, Theunis Snyman, was appointed Commandant-General on October 1862.

Hans owned numerous farms such as 'Dorenspruit' and 'Tevredenfontein'. In 1839 he settled on the farm 'Niewepoortje' in the Magaliesberg and in 1846 on the farm 'Haakdoringdraai' in Ohrigstad before finally settling in the Rustenburg district.

NB note: Johannes Hermanus Grobler [see b6c1d5e1] (*1813) [Hans Duikervoet] is very often confused with the correct acting State-President and first Magistrate of Potchefstroom, Hans Grobler (*1795).

Hans Duikervoet [b6c1d5e1] was born with a disability, hence the name 'Duikervoet' and all his children were born in the town of George in the Cape, despite the evidence Hans Duikervoet continues to be confused with the 1st Landdros of Potchefstroom, Hans Grobler (*1795). Early reference books on the subject have mistakenly got Hans Duikervoet (*1813) as the acting State-President of the Transvaal Republic due to an early mistake in the Grobler register whereby Nicolaas Johannes Grobler [b6c2] was mistakenly noted as [b6c1]. Subsequent research found the only descendant following from [b6c1] with the name Johannes Hermanus Grobler was Hans Duikervoet (*1813). However, genealogical research shows that Hans Duikervoet (*1813) was in fact the grandchild of Johannes Hermanus Grobler [the correct b6c1] (=20/02/1754 Drakenstein) who remained in the Cape. The Potgieter Trek participant, Voortrekker and acting State-President Johannes Hermanus Grobler (*1795) was the son of Nicolaas Johannes Grobler [the correct b6c2] (=20/06/1756 Drakenstein). He married into the Potgieter family and can be considered the patriarch of the Grobler voortrekker family.

Please direct all queries to Alexander Armenis

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Johannes Hermanus Grobler, b6c2d6's Timeline

1795
December 23, 1795
1814
1814
Age 18
1816
July 19, 1816
Age 20
Graaff-Reinet, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1818
May 6, 1818
Age 22
Cradock, Stormberg District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1819
1819
Age 23
Cradock, Stormberg District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1822
January 6, 1822
Age 26
Cradock, Stormberg District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1824
1824
Age 28
1827
June 15, 1827
Age 31
1829
January 11, 1829
Age 33
Cradock, Stormberg District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1832
August 4, 1832
Age 36
Cradock, Stormberg District, Eastern Cape, South Africa