About Susanna Aletta Isobella Pitzer
Barberton Refugee Camp
Name: Mrs Susanna Aletta Joubert
Born in camp? No
Died in camp? No
Marital status: married
Registration as head of family: Yes
Unique ID: 111102
Name: Barberton RC
Age arrival: 30
Date arrival: 06/07/1901
Date departure: 02/07/1902
Reason departure: Returned home
Tent number: 430
Notes: Allowed to reside in town.
Status of Husband
Notes: Willem Jacobus Joubert On commando
Mrs Susanna Aletta Joubert
is the Mother of Miss Susanna Aletta Joubert
is the Mother of Miss Wilhelmina Jacoba Joubert
is the Mother of Miss baby Joubert (meisje van Mrs S A I Joubert)
Title: DBC 54 Barberton CR
Type: Camp register
Location: National Archives, Pretoria
Reference No.: DBC 54
DEPOT TAB SOURCE MHG TYPE LEER VOLUME_NO 0 SYSTEM 01 REFERENCE 86469 PART 1 DESCRIPTION JOUBERT, SUSANNA ALETTA ISOBELLA. BORN PITZER. STARTING 19340000 ENDING 19340000 REMARKS SURVIVING SPOUSE WILLEM JACOBUS JOUBERT.
Susanna Aletta Isobella Pitzer's Timeline
February 1, 1901
- July 5, 1902
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.
Barberton camp was opened at the beginning of February 1901 but it grew slowly. By the end of August 1901 it only had about 2,000 inmates, small by the standards of most camps. It was situated to the south-west of the town on high ground. Both Dr Kendal Franks and the Ladies Committee were very taken with the lovely setting, surrounded by high hills, close to the Swaziland border. B. Graumann, who was superintendent throughout the war, sent in terse reports so it is often difficult to glean much about the life of the camp. He appears to have been an efficient man, however, and he was much praised by Kendal Franks, when he visited the camp in August 1901. The camp was beautifully pitched, the tents laid out with the utmost regularity (which always impressed the British authorities) and there was a general appearance of order and cleanliness. At the beginning of August there was an influx of over 1,000 Boers and a second camp was established in the local agricultural showgrounds.
August 12, 1901