Jacobus Ignatius de Wet, b1c2d5e2f9

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Jacobus Ignatius de Wet, b1c2d5e2f9

Also Known As: "Oupa Kootjie"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Boonjieskraal, Caledon, Overberg DC, Western Cape, South Africa
Death: October 23, 1891 (68)
Nuwejaarsfontein, Dewetsdorp, Motheo, Free State, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Johannes Marthinus de Wet, b1c2d5e2 and Elisabeth Johanna de Wet
Husband of Aletta Susanna Margaretha de Wet, e3f8; Lasya Christina de Wet and Maria Margaretha de Wet
Father of Johannes Marthinus de Wet, b1c2d5e2f9g1; Gert Cornelis de Wet, b1c2d5e2f9g2; Jacobus Ignatius de Wet, b1c2d5e2f9g3; Helena Johanna de Wet, b1c2d5e2f9g4; Elizabeth Johanna Kruger, b1c2d5e2f9g5 and 18 others
Brother of Johannes Marthinus de Wet, b1c2d5e2f1; Christiaan Rudolph de Wet, b1c2d5e2f2; Pieter Jacobus de Wet, b1c2d5e2f3; Maria Christina de Wet, b1c2d5e2f4; Godlieb Albertus de Wet, b1c2d5e2f5 and 4 others

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About Jacobus Ignatius de Wet, b1c2d5e2f9

Living in 1846 so far over borders of Cape Colony, the first child could not be baptized until 11 months. In 1847 frontier colony is moved to opposite Crow River and three children on newly formed Burgersdorp baptized. Exit 1852 Aliwal North Region and settled first on Leeuwkop at Smithfield in 1959 at Limestone Park in Bloemfontein, in 1861 after New Year's Fontein. He was known by the Veldkornet neighborhoods Upper Mud River as Kootjie grandfather, father of Dewetsdorp, formerly the farm Kareefontein after an application for township establishment at his insistence by House of Assembly has been submitted and accepted in 1880. The town is also named after him then. He bought the farm ifrom an Irishman, Carroll, for £ 1,500. He was regarded as the "father" and held the town post as resident-justice, however blind and later resigned.


Boedel / Estate No. VAB MHG W461


Probate Record: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-XSMF-P?mode=g&i=1751&cat=331262


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Jacobus Ignatius de Wet, b1c2d5e2f9's Timeline

1823
July 13, 1823
Caledon, Overberg DC, Western Cape, South Africa
September 28, 1823
Caledon, Overberg DC, Western Cape, South Africa
1846
February 21, 1846
Age 22
Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1848
March 19, 1848
Age 24
Burgersdorp, Drakensberg District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1849
August 29, 1849
Age 26
South Africa
1851
July 3, 1851
Age 27
Burgersdorp, Drakensberg District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1853
1853
Age 29
Bloemfontein, Motheo, Free State, South Africa
1854
October 7, 1854
Age 31
Smithfield, Oranje Vrystaat, Suid Afrika
1856
August 22, 1856
Age 33
Smithfield, Xhariep, Free State, South Africa