Susannah Gertruida Herselman (Ferreira) (c.1848 - 1895)

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Nicknames: "Gertruida Susanna", "Hesselman"
Birthplace: Humansdorp, Cape Colony, South Africa
Death: Died in Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)
Managed by: June Barnes (Buchanan)
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About Susannah Gertruida Herselman (Ferreira)

Susannah Gertruida Ferreira was born about 1848 in Humansdorp, Cape, South Africa. her parents were Johan Ferreira and his wife Reitjie Johanna. She died of dysentery on 28th April 1895 not long after getting to Southern Rhodesia, and only 3 weeks before her husband Jacob Solomon died of the same illness.

Her name is written as Susannah Gertruida ( with variants of those names) in SAG Volume 3 page 347 (Herselman entries) and her ZIM DN 2/103, but she is listed as Gertruida in S P Olivier's "Many Treks Made Rhodesia".

There were 4 minor children with the couple on the Trek in 1894, ages ranging from 6 to 16 at the time.

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Susannah Gertruida Herselman's Timeline

Cape Colony, South Africa
March 7, 1874
Age 26
Cape, South Africa
September 10, 1876
Age 28
Cape, South Africa
July 28, 1878
Age 30
Cape, South Africa
February, 1881
Age 33
Cape, South Africa
January 25, 1885
Age 37
Cape, South Africa
December 27, 1888
Age 40
South Africa
April 28, 1895
Age 47
Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)