Johannes Petrus Griesel

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Johannes Petrus Griesel

Also Known As: "Jan"
Birthplace: Orange Free State, South Africa
Death: May 22, 1952 (80)
Rivier str. Potchefstroom, South Africa
Place of Burial: Potchefstroom, North West, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Johannes Jacobus Griesel, b7c6 and Margaretha Griesel
Husband of Catharina Elizabeth Griesel
Father of Johannes Jacobus Griessel; Catharina Dorothea Griesel; Frederik Johannes Griesel, Sr.; Johan Petrus Griesel; Private and 5 others
Brother of Barend Mattheus Griesel and Pieter Griesel
Half brother of Anna Catharina Elizabeth Griesel; Hendrik Jacobus Griesel; Margaretha Elizabeth Pearson; Johanna Jacoba Griesel; Maria Catharina Griesel and 2 others

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About Johannes Petrus Griesel

Jan was a prisoner of war during the Anglo-Boer War and sent to St Helena. Prisoners Of War:

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  • Number: 21907
  • Surname: GRIESEL
  • Age: 30
  • Captured Where: KRANSDRIFT
  • Captured When: 1901/07/29
  • Camp: ONBEKEND
  • Country: ONBEKEND
  • Ship (To): ONBEKEND
  • Ship (Back): N/A

Jan was a Prospector (diamonds) in Muiskraal, Dist. Potchefstroom and an Agricultural Farmer.

In about 1941, after the death of his daughter-in-law (Louisa Maria Alberts) married to his son Pietie, Jan & his wife Kattie raised their 18 month old grandson Johannes Petrus (Jannie) as their own. About 1944 they then sold their farm at Muiskraal and moved to 6 Rivierstraat in Potchefstroom in order for Jannie to attend school.

Jan fell to his final sleep on his favourite armchair in the lounge of his home at 6 Rivier Street, Potchefstroom May 22, 1952.

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Johannes Petrus Griesel's Timeline

May 31, 1871
Orange Free State, South Africa
February 20, 1899
Age 27
Douglas, Cape Province, South Africa
March 7, 1901
Age 29
Port Elizabeth Concentration Camp, South Africa
July 26, 1904
Age 33
Muiskraal, Dist Potchefstroom, Transvaal, South Africa
December 16, 1906
Age 35
April 4, 1911
Age 39
Potchefstroom, North West, South Africa
July 4, 1913
Age 42
Dist. Potchefstroom, South Africa
Age 43
Muistkraal, dist. Potchefstroom, Transvaal, South Africa