Genl. Jan Hendrik Olivier

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Jan Hendrick Olivier

Birthplace: Burgersdorp, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Death: May 30, 1930 (82)
Volksrust, Eastvaal District Council, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Jan Hendrik Olivier and Martha Sophia Olivier
Husband of Elizabeth Jane Pringle Olivier, b12c3d11e6f2 and Johanna Olivier
Father of Jan Hendrik Olivier; Cornelius Wilhelmina Matthys Uys; Johanna Francina Gertruida ''Joe'' Olivier; Frederik Johannes Olivier; Hendrika and 6 others

Managed by: Lindie Fourie
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About Genl. Jan Hendrik Olivier

General Jan Hendrik Olivier was a magnificent physical specimen, tall, wide shouldered, clean limbed, with a great black beard slightly touched with grey. He had a fine head and forehead and searching dark eyes. He was responsible for the British retreat at Stormberg. “I had only one gun” he explained “which I quickly moved from point to point.”

His knowledge of English was not extensive. One of the most respected members of our community requested him to be godfather to his infant son. He readily agreed, and when the infant Jan Hendrik Olivier, so named after him, was presented to him, he greeted him as follows, shaking him heartily by the hand:- “Hullo man (pronounced mahn) Goodbye! Goodbye!”

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Genl. Jan Hendrik Olivier's Timeline

January 24, 1848
Burgersdorp, Eastern Cape, South Africa
February 5, 1872
Age 24
Age 33
November 9, 1888
Age 40
Age 39
January 27, 1900
Age 52
May 30, 1930
Age 82
Volksrust, Eastvaal District Council, Mpumalanga, South Africa