Maria Magdalena Elizabeth Mare

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About Maria Magdalena Elizabeth Mare

Mrs. van Warmelo was a "voor-trekker," a pioneer, in every sense of the word. As a girl of fourteen she had left Natal with her parents and had "trekked," with other families, through the wild waste of country, into the unknown and barbaric regions in which she was destined to spend her youth.

She had watched the growth of a new country, the building up of a new race. She had known all the hardships and dangers of life in an unsettled and uncivilised land, had been through a number of Kaffir wars and could speak, through personal experience, of many adventures with savage foes and wild beasts. Her children knew her stories by heart, and it is not to be wondered at that they grew up with the love of adventure strong in them. And above all things, they grew up with a strong love for the strange, rich, wild country for which their forefathers had fought and suffered.

Mrs. van Warmelo was the eldest daughter of a family of sixteen.

From The Petticoat Commando, by Johanna Brandt

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Maria Magdalena Elizabeth Mare's Timeline

1850
August 15, 1850
Pietermaritzburg, KZN, South Africa
1867
April 29, 1867
Age 16
Zoutpansberg
1871
1871
Age 20
1872
1872
Age 21
Heidelberg - GP, Sedibeng, Gauteng, South Africa
1874
1874
Age 23
1876
November 18, 1876
Age 26
Transvaal, South Africa
1878
June 5, 1878
Age 27
1916
December 1916
Age 66