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Johannes Jacobus Herbst

Birthplace: Schimpersvlei, Winburg, South Africa
Death: Died in South Africa
Cause of death: Whooping Cough & Broncho-Pneumonia
Place of Burial: South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Jeremias Herbst, b4c2d3 and Wilhelmina Margaretha Breytenbach
Brother of Jeremias Herbst

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About Johannes Jacobus Herbst

Winburg Refugee Camp

Personal Details

Name: Master Jacobus Johannes Herbst

Born in camp? No

Place of death: Winburg RC

Died in camp? Yes

Cause of death: whooping cough & broncho-pneumonia

Gender: male

Race: white

Marital status: single

Nationality: Free State

Registration as child: Yes

Unique ID: 100603

Camp History

Name: Winburg RC

Date arrival: 08/06/1901

Date departure: 29/11/1901

Reason departure: Death

Farm History

Name: Schimpersvlei

District: Winburg


Master Jacobus Johannes Herbst

is the child of Mrs Wilhelmina Herbst


Title: RS 29 ORC DL

Type: Death lists

Location: National Archives, Pretoria

Reference No.: RS 29

Origin: Goldman

Notes: p.121

Title: Government Gazette of the Orange River Colony


Notes: 13/12/1901, p.726

Title: SRC 90 Winburg CR

Type: Camp register

Location: Free State Archives Repository

Reference No.: SRC 90

Notes: p.49

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Johannes Jacobus Herbst's Timeline

South Africa
- 1902
Age 3
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.

The little town of Winburg, located on the march north from Bloemfontein to Kroonstad, bore the full brunt of the British troops after the Free State was captured. The young wife of the Winburg predikant, Margaret Marquard, recorded these early events. In May 1900 hungry soldiers swarmed through the town. Many wanted to buy bread. At first Margaret refused but, by the evening, pity prevailed and she gave them food. Rumour and fear ran through the town – ‘tales of theft and annoyance are not wanting’, she wrote. Petty theft turned to large scale looting.
‘One’s heart only gets sore over the ceaseless story of bullying going on, cattle requisitioned away, the farmers are frightened of coming to town, for fear of their animals and cash or waggon being taken: my great comfort is not that the retribution must come but that when the chastening of the Lord is accomplished with our poor sorrow stricken people, then there will be for them a rich compensation in an abiding spiritual blessing’.

November 29, 1901
Age 4
South Africa
Age 4
South Africa