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Benjamin Johannes Viljoen, b4c2d5e1f1g1h1i4

Birthplace: Maclear, Woodhouse, Western Cape, South Africa
Death: Died in La Mesa, Dona Ana, New Mexico, United States of America
Place of Burial: La Mesa, Dona Ana, New Mexico, United States of America
Immediate Family:

Son of Wynand Johannes Viljoen, b4c2d5e1f1g1h1 and Susanna Magdalena Storm
Husband of Myrtle Belle Dickerson
Ex-husband of Helena Beatrix Els
Father of Eugene Wynand Viljoen; Ockert Bertrand de Lesseps Viljoen; Wilhelmina Helena Paulina Vrede Viljoen; Benjamin Villion Viljoen and Sylvanus Wilhelmus Viljoen
Brother of Wynand Johannes Viljoen; Maria Elizabeth Viljoen; Hendrina Catharina Viljoen; Susanna Magdalena Viljoen; Johanna Aletta Viljoen and 4 others

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About Generaal Ben Viljoen

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Benjamin Johannes Viljoen (7 September 1869 - 14 January 1917) was a general in the Boer army. He was born in a cave in the Wodehouse district of the Cape Colony to Susanna Magdalena Storm and Wynand Johannes Viljoen. This was the temporary residence of the Viljoen family while their farm house was being constructed. He spent his early years on the Varkiesdraai farm near Umtata.[2] He attained the position of Assistant Commandant-General of the Transvaal Burgher Forces and was member for Krugersdorp in the Transvaal Volksraad.


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Generaal Ben Viljoen's Timeline

September 7, 1868
Maclear, Woodhouse, Western Cape, South Africa
June 26, 1891
Age 22
January 19, 1893
Age 24
Age 25
September 6, 1896
Age 27
Krugersdorp, West Rand, Gauteng, South Africa
December 31, 1900
Age 32
The Hague, The Hague, South Holland, The Netherlands