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Johan Bernard Rudolph, b1c1

Birthplace: Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Death: Died in Winterton, Natal, South Africa
Place of Burial: Wilde Perde Vlei, Winterton, Uthukela DC, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Jacobus Andreas Rudolph, b1 and Johanna Magdalena Rudolph, b1c5d3
Husband of Elisabeth Susanna Fourie
Father of Petrus Johannes Rudolph, c1d2; Johan Bernard Rudolph, b1c1d4; Alletta Bernadina Oosthuizen, c1d3; Johanna Henrietta Wilhelmina Rudolph, SM/PROG; Gerhardus Marthinus Rudolph, b1c1d6 and 3 others
Brother of Gerhardus Jacobus Rudolph, b1c2; Jacobus Andreas Rudolph and Marthinus Salamon Rudolph
Half brother of William James Gardner

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About Johan Bernard Rudolph, b1c1

Johan Bernhard Rudolph (b1c1)

He was known in day-to-day life as Bernhard and possessed substantial farming properties in the Olifantshoek district in the Eastern Cape. He owned, amongst others, the Riet Valley, Klipfontein and Lange Hoop farms as well as half of the Wolwekop farm. He was a well established and respected farmer and one of the more famous that trekked. Bernhard was married to Elizabeth Susanna Fourie. He was also one of the few farmers in the region that were literate and proficient in English. He also made sure that all of his children received a good education. Like his cousin Gert Maritz, he was a competent wagon maker. His brothers Gert (Gerhardus Jacobus) and Andries (Jacobus Andreas) were amongst the first groups to trek, but Bernhard was initially against the trek. He rode after them as far as ThabaNchu in order to try and convince them to turn back. He travelled with them as far as the Sandrivier and also spoke with Gert Maritz and Piet Retief. The latter two eventually convinced him to trek.

Information available indicates that he was not part of Gert Maritz’ trek but rather a part of Karel Landman’s trek.

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Johan Bernard Rudolph, b1c1's Timeline

April 1, 1794
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
March 29, 1818
Age 23
October 24, 1820
Age 26
South Africa
August 2, 1824
Age 30
Age 31
September 25, 1828
Age 34
Port Elizabeth, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
September 5, 1833
Age 39
Olifantshoek, Uitenhage Distrik, Suid Afrika
February 12, 1876
Age 81
Winterton, Natal, South Africa