Marthinus Johannes Hendrik Herbst, b3c5d9e1 (1884 - 1934)

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Birthplace: Wakkerstroom, South Africa
Death: Died in Standerton, South Africa
Occupation: Ploegbaas
Managed by: Lea Herbst
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About Marthinus Johannes Hendrik Herbst, b3c5d9e1

d9 Gerhardus * 11.10.1858 = Utrecht 22.4.1860 x Maria Cornelia Johanna Stoop xx Wilhelmina Johanna Kruger

e1 Marthinus Johannes Hendrik * 21 Junie 1884 Gedoop Wakkerstroom 21 September 1884 x Hester Martha Aletta Steenkamp

f1 Gerhardus * 28 March 1912

f2 Cecilia Johanna * 10 February 1914

f3 Maria Cornelia Johanna * 6 December 1917

f4 Stefanus Phillipus * 16 January 1920

f5 Hester Martha Aletta * 6 January 1928

Middelburg Refugee Camp 1901 – 1902

Personal Details

Name: Mr Marthinus Johannes Hendrik Herbst

Born in camp? No

Died in camp? No

Gender: male

Race: white

Nationality: Transvaal

Unique ID: 80431

Camp History

Name: Middelburg RC

Age arrival: 17

Date arrival: 27/04/1901

Date departure: 19/04/1902

Reason departure: National Scouts, Belfast

Tent number: I

Farm History

Name: Breda

District: Piet Retief

Name: Springbokkraal

District: Piet Retief

Relationships

Mr Marthinus Johannes Hendrik Herbst is the son of Mr Gerhardus Herbst

Sources

Title: DBC 83 Middelburg CR

Type: Camp register

Location: National Archives, Pretoria

Reference No.: DBC 83

Notes: p. 45

Title: DBC 83 Middelburg CR

Type: Camp register

Location: National Archives, Pretoria

Reference No.: DBC 83

Notes: p. 45

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Marthinus Johannes Hendrik Herbst, b3c5d9e1's Timeline

1884
June 21, 1884
Wakkerstroom, South Africa
September 21, 1884
South Africa
1901
April 27, 1901
- April 20, 1902
Age 16
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.

http://www.lib.uct.ac.za/mss/bccd/Histories/Middelburg/

1911
April 4, 1911
Age 26
Vryheid, Zululand DC, South Africa
1912
March 28, 1912
Age 27
Vryheid, Natal, South Africa
1914
February 10, 1914
Age 29
Vryheid, Natal, South Africa
1917
December 6, 1917
Age 33
Vryheid, Natal, South Africa
1920
January 16, 1920
Age 35
Vryheid, Natal, South Africa
1934
April 1, 1934
Age 49
Standerton, South Africa