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Josina Fouche Herbst, b11c4d8e2

Also Known As: "Josina Fouche Nel"
Birthplace: Zastron, Free State, South Africa
Death: Died in Harrismith, Free State, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Barend Herculaas Herbst, b11c4d8 and Maria Elizabeth Mynhardt
Wife of Jan Hendrik Nel
Mother of Barend Hercules Nel; Johannes Wilhelmus Nel; Johan Georg Nel; Jozua Cornelius Nel; Daniel Mathys Nel and 4 others
Sister of Stefanus Cornelius Herbst, b11c4d8e1; Johannes George Herbst, b11c4d8e3; Susanna Elizabeth Herbst, b11c4d8e4; Gerhardus Petrus Francois Herbst, b11c4d8e5; Magdalena Herbst, b11c4d8e6 and 1 other

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About Josina Fouche Herbst, b11c4d8e2

d8 Barend Herculaas * 25.3.1872 = Lady Grey 28.5.1872 x Maria Elizabeth Mynhardt

e2 Josina Fouche * 1897 Oorlede 19 Mei 1959 x Jan Hendrik Nel

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Josina Fouche Herbst, b11c4d8e2's Timeline

Zastron, Free State, South Africa
January 1901
Age 4

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 origins of the Aliwal North camps are unusually well documented. In August 1900 Major Kendal Pretyman Apthorp, a relative of General Pretyman, the Military Governor of the Orange River Colony, was appointed District Commissioner of the Smithfield district. This area had a fairly large number of English-speaking farmers in addition to the Boer residents. When Apthorp took over, Smithfield was quiet. About forty impoverished families were asking for help and on 24 September 1900 Apthorp had to write to the Military Governor for funds and the right to appoint a Relief Committee to distribute aid.1
But at the end of September conditions began to change rapidly. Boer commandos had captured Zastron and Rouxville and occupied the towns for a couple of weeks. Shortly after Bethulie was threatened. A trickle of farmers began to rejoin the commandos. Apthorp was convinced that the Boers should be treated courteously and he was opposed to the farm burning which had begun to take place as reprisal for the raids. He was unhappy about the women, however, complaining that ‘they are far more bitter, and they excel the men as perverters of the truth’.

May 8, 1930
Age 33
Clarens, Thabo Mofutsanyane, Free State, South Africa
May 19, 1959
Age 62
Harrismith, Free State, South Africa
Age 62