Jan Petrus Meyer

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Jan Petrus Meyer

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Plaas Rietfontein, Bloemhof, Suid Afrika, Noordwes
Death: March 29, 1991 (86)
Magaliesburg, West Rand, Gauteng, South Africa (Hartversaking)
Place of Burial: Randfontein, Suid Afrika, Gauteng
Immediate Family:

Son of Cornelis Floris Johannes Meyer and Maria Susanna Meyer, b7c2d1e6f1g3h1
Husband of Rachel Elizabeth Dirkse van Schalkwyk, h7i4
Father of Jeannette Marie Meyer; Marietjie Susan Meyer; Cornelis Floris Meyer and Johannes Petrus Meyer
Brother of Maria Susanna Meyer; Babs - Catharina Aletta Meyer; Ockert Matthys Meyer; Hester Hendrina Meyer; An - Anna Sophia Meyer and 1 other
Half brother of Maria Elizabeth Cornelia Steyn; Jan Petrus Meyer; Jacoba Adriana Meyer and Leen - Magdalena Jacoba Hendrika Meyer

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About Jan Petrus Meyer

Jan Meyer was the first of their family to achieve a degree. He bought their family farm, Rietfontein, today the Bloemhof Dam, piece for piece back. He build the house of his parents, himself.

Jan Meyer first got his TO2 teachers diploma and went on to study part time for his BA degree.

Dad's Bible and God was his first priority.

Family played a major role in the life of Jan Meyer.

He was very traditional. He served on several committee's in Bloemhof. He was the master brain behind the building of a school for the black neighbourhood and succeeded in this. The building of a own hospital for Bloemhof was another passion he fulfilled. therefore we as children feel quite glad that their house is today the Bloemhof clinic. The address is Hutchinson Street 2B, Bloemhof.

He was a very strict but fair father who always wanted the very best for his family and until the very end he took pride in his family, children and grand children. At the age of 79 he build a flatlet and garage to their house.

At the age of 81 he developed cancer and part of his stomach, liver and pancreas was successfully removed.

A few days after his 86th birthday he fell and broke his hip and had to undergo a hip replacement operation from which he recovered 100 percent.

On Good Friday, while praying, he quietly slipped into his death.

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Jan Petrus Meyer's Timeline

1905
February 13, 1905
Bloemhof, Suid Afrika, Noordwes
1910
1910
- 1914
Age 4
Bloemhof, Western Transvaal, South Africa
1910
- 1914
Age 4
Bloemhof, Western Transvaal, South Africa
1915
1915
- 1919
Age 9
Wolmaranstad, Western Transvaal, South Africa
1915
- 1919
Age 9
Wolmaranstad, Western Transvaal, South Africa
1920
1920
- 1921
Age 14
Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa
1920
- 1921
Age 14
Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa
1922
1922
- 1968
Age 16
Bloemhof, Western Transvaal, South Africa
1923
1923
- 1968
Age 17
South Africa