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Anglo Boere Oorlog/Boer War (1899-1902) KLERKSDORP Kamp/Camp

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Klerksdorp

People in this camp

1651

People who died in this camp

1495

Only 156 refugee's didn't die in Klerksdorp Camp

Klerksdorp was a somewhat contradictory camp. It seems to have been well run but, despite this, there was a good deal of disease and a mortality rate which was considerably higher than the average camp rate. The result was that Klerksdorp had a poor reputation amongst Afrikaners in the twentieth century. One explanation may have been the camp’s propinquity to the town which was unhealthy.


It is not clear when Klerksdorp camp was formed but Emily Hobhouse believed that it was in existence by the end of 1900. By 22 March 1901, after the civilian administration had taken over, there were 456 people recorded in camp. Such a small number suggests that the camp had not, in fact, been established for very long and the lack of documentation indicates that it was a very minor camp at this stage. The camp was located just south of the town and was tidily laid out in the neat rows the British preferred. It was unfenced until almost the end of the war and the fences were erected only to keep out marauders. When Dr Franks visited the camp in August 1901, he commented favourably on the organisation of the routines. All tents were cleaned out before 8 each morning and clothes, blankets and bedding were aired outside when the weather allowed, until midday. The tent skirts were rolled up to make certain that the tents were adequately aired. Regular inspections, under the management of Mr Jooste, ensured that all these regulations were properly followed. As a result, the inmates looked ‘clean, healthy and happy’, Dr Franks believed.1


Numbers increased rapidly from May 1901, with nearly 1,000 arriving in that month, brought in by columns operating west and north-west of Klerksdorp. H. Howard, the first camp superintendent, commented on the ‘deplorable’ condition of most of these arrivals, with tattered clothing and few possessions. The troops with the convoys claimed that the people were ‘improvident’, failing to load up the wagons when they were collected but later arrivals were equally destitute, and the superintendent felt that the people had not been allowed enough time to collect their possessions. A few, however, brought pianos and organs which ‘might well have been left behind’. One woman, apparently a widow, was able to retain her sewing-machine, the source of her livelihood. In the camp it was gave her an invaluable income

http://www2.lib.uct.ac.za/mss/bccd/Histories/Klerksdorp/

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They survived

A

They Died in the camp

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B

  • Basson, Walter Jacobus Age died:3 years
  • Bezuidenhout, Josiah J Bezuidenhout
  • Jan Albert Botha
    • Botha, Frederik Johannes Stephanus died on 2/9/1901 aged 4 years of Measels and phneumonia.
  • Bischoff, Johan Hendrik died on 3/9/1901 aged 1.6 years. Cause Phneumonia
  • Boshoff, Matthys Johannes died 3/9/1901 aged 1.6 years Cause Measels and Phneumonia

C

D

  • du Plessis, Anna Catharina(Mrs) died 1901 aged 23 of measles, pneumonia & diarrhoea
  • du Plessis, Mieta Cornelia, died 1/9/1901 aged 2 years of measels and phneumonia

H

  • Harmse, Dina Alida died on 1/9/1901 at age 7 years of measels and phneumonia.
  • Family history: Harmse family from Wolmaranstad.
  • Source:NASA Pretoria, DBC 77 Klerksdorp Konsetrasiekamp, Sterfteregister bladsy1
  • Harmse Susanna, aged 4 measels and phneumonia.
  • Harmse, Anna Susanna Magdalena died on 1/9/1901 of measels and phneumonia at age 2.6 years.

J

  • Jonker, Frederik Johannes died on 30/8/1901 at the age of 2.6years. Cause measels and Phneumonia.
  • Gezina WIlhelmina Joubert 1868-1901

K

  • Kies, Christina Elizabeth, died 2/9/1901 aged 3 tears. Cause Septcomia.
  • Source: NASA Pretoria, DBC 77 Klerksdorp, Sterfteregister Bladsy 1
  • Kies, Hester Jacoba aged 4.6 years on 2/9/1901 Cause measels and phneumonia
  • Source: NASA Pretoria, DBC 77 Klerksdorp, Sterfteregister Bladsy 1
  • Kies, Maria Johanna died 4/9/1901 aged 20 days. Cause Convulsions and marasmus
  • Source: NASA Pretoria, DBC 77 Klerksdorp, Sterfteregister Bladsy 1
  • Kirstein, Alida Francina died on 31/8/1901 at the age of 3.6years. ause of death measles & pneumonia
  • Source: Klerksdorp death record NASA Pretoria DBC 77
  • Kirstein,Alida Susanna 7 months.
  • She was the daughter of Mrs. Helena Kirstein from Lemoenfontein, district, Wolmaranstad and sister of above Alida Francina
  • Source: Klerksdorp death record NASA Pretoria DBC 77
  • Klassen, Albertus Petrus, aged1 hour, died of Marasmus.
  • Source: NASA DBC 77 page 1 Klerksdorp Konsentrasiekamp Sterfteregister.
  • Kotze, Marthinus Gerhardus died 2/9/1901 aged 5.6 years. Cause measels and phneumonia
  • Source: NASA DBC 77 page 1 Klerksdorp Konsentrasiekamp Sterfteregister.

L

  • Labuschagne, Anna Francina, Died 30/8/1901 aged 2.6 years of measels and phneumonia.
  • Source: Klerksdorp death record NASA Pretoria DBC 77
  • Lemmer, Philippus Andries, died aged 4.6 years on 1/9/1901. Cause measels and phneumonia.
  • Source: Klerksdorp death record NASA Pretoria DBC 77
  • Lemmer, Anna Elizabeth, died 2.1years of measels.
  • Unique ID 130802
  • Lemmer, Cornelius Jansenaged 10.6 years of measels and phneumonia

M

McLoughlan, Victoria Roberta died 23/9/1901. Cause Measels and Phneumonia aged 1.6 years.

  • Source: Klerksdorp concentration camp death register NASA Pretoria DBC 77

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O

P

R

  • Rossouw, Pieter Cornelius died 3/9/1901 aged 12.6 years. Cause castric ulcer and pulforation poulenta
  • Source: NASA Pretoria DBC 77 Klerkdorp Konsentrasiekamp, Sterfteregister bl. 1

S

  • Smit, Cornelius Michial, died on 3/9/1901 aged 3. Cause Measels and phneumonia
  • Source: NASA Pretoria DBC 77 Klerkdorp Konsentrasiekamp, Sterfteregister bl. 1
  • Farm history: Doornfontein, Wolmaranstad.
  • Smit, Susanna Josina, died 2/9/1901 aged 5 years. Cause Cause Measels and phneumonia
  • Source: NASA Pretoria DBC 77 Klerkdorp Konsentrasiekamp, Sterfteregister bl. 1
  • Smuts, Catharina Elizabeth Died 4/9/1901 aged 3.6. Cause enteric fever
  • Source: NASA Pretoria DBC 77 Klerkdorp Konsentrasiekamp, Sterfteregister bl. 1

Unique ID no 18779 Farm history: Kafferskraal, Potchefstroom

T

  • Theunissen, Christiaan Jacobus, died on 30/8/1901 aged 20 years of measels and phneumonia.
  • Source: Klerksdorp death record NASA Pretoria DBC 77
  • Theunissen, Maria Catharina died 4/9/1901 aged 10 years, cause Measels phneumonia and Combo Spinal menigitits
  • Source: Klerksdorp death record NASA Pretoria DBC 77

V

  • Farm history: Sterkstroom, Potchefstroom
  • van der Walt, Rachel Margeret Petronella, died on 1/9/1901 aged 4.6 years of measels and phneumonia.
  • Farm History:Leeuwkloof Bloemhof
  • Sources: NASA Pretoria, DBC 77 Klerksdorp Konsetrasiekamp, Sterfteregister bladsy1
  • van Heerden, Jan Adriaan died 3/9/1901 aged 1 month. Cause measels and phneumonia.
  • Source: NASA Pretoria DBC 77 Klerksdorp Konsetrasiekamp, Sterfteregister bladsy1
  • Family history: van Heerden family from Wolmaranstad.
  • van Rensburg, Petronella Adriana, died on 2/9/1901 from measels, phneumonia and cough.
  • Source page one NASA DBC 77 Klerksdorp konsentrasiekamp sterfteregister bladsy 1
  • Unique ID NO 17290
  • Farm History: Karreboschkuil, Wolmaranstad.
  • van Heerden, Alida Johanna Elizabeth Sophia died on 31/8/1901 aged 87 of phneumonia.
  • Farm history: van Heerden family, Wolmaranstad.
  • Source: NASA Pretoria, DBC 77 Klerksdorp Konsetrasiekamp, Sterfteregister bladsy1
  • van Heerden, Johanna Susanna, died 3/9/1901 aged 9 months. Cause measels and Phneumonia.
  • Source: NASA Pretoria, DBC 77 Klerksdorp Konsetrasiekamp, Sterfteregister bladsy1
  • van Tonder, Willem Marthinus died 4/9/1901 aged 5 months. Cause measels and Phneumonia.
  • Source: NASA Pretoria, DBC 77 Klerksdorp Konsetrasiekamp, Sterfteregister bladsy1
  • Farm History, Matjiespruit.
  • van Wyk, Willem Christoffel, died on 30/8/1901 aged 1.6 years of measels and phneumonia.
  • Source: Klerksdorp death record NASA Pretoria DBC 77
  • Visser, Anna Died 30/8/1901 aged 58 of carcinoom of the stomach
  • Source: Klerksdorp death record NASA Pretoria DBC 77

W

  • Wessels,Gert Cornelius died on 2/9/1901 cause Laringitis.
  • Source: NASA Pretoria, DBC 77 Klerksdorp Konsentrasiekamp, Sterfteregister bladsy 1

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