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Master Baby Claasen

Death: Died in South Africa
Place of Burial: South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Mauritz Heyman Claasen and Maria Elizabeth Herbst
Brother of Johanna Dorothea Claasen; Marthinus Heyman Claasen; Johannes David Claasen and Johanna Marthalina Maria Elizabeth Claasen

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About Master Baby Claasen

Springfontein Refugee Camp

Personal Details

Name: Master baby Klaassen

Other Names: Claasen

Born in camp? No

Place of death: Springfontein RC

Age died: 12 days

Died in camp? Yes

Gender: male

Race: white

Marital status: single

Nationality: Free State

Registration as child: Yes

Unique ID: 26760

Camp History

Name: Springfontein RC

Farm History

Name: Palmietkuil / Palmietkuyl

District: Heilbron


Title: RS 29 ORC DL

Type: Death lists

Location: National Archives, Pretoria

Reference No.: RS 29

Origin: Goldman

Notes: p.143

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Master Baby Claasen's Timeline

- 1902
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.

Although it is not clear exactly when Springfontein camp was formed, in January 1901 the District Commissioner for Bloemfontein reported that he had visited the village because he had heard that the Dewetsdorp people were being sent to a refugee camp there. According to Dr Kendal Franks the camp was started on 22 February 1901 and shortly after William Gostling, who had been the Philippolis magistrate, was appointed superintendent.

October 18, 1901
October 30, 1901
South Africa
South Africa