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Die Groot Trek / The Great Trek na Soutpansberg

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  • Petrus Johannes van Staden (1804 - 1892)
    'n Voortrekker en het sterk bande met Andries Hendrik Potgieter gehad. Hy is een van die eerste drie ouderlinge wat in Transvaal verkies is (23-02-1842), en onder meer medeopsteller van die geskiedkund...
  • Johan Georg Meyer (1816 - 1856)
    THE Voortrekkers Johan Georg Meyer and Hester Catharina Elizabeth (néé Mulder) came from Prince Albert with two wagons and made their way to the Transvaal in the early 1840’s. Org sourced land and sele...
  • Pieter Simon de Villiers (c.1876 - 1934)
  • Anna Johanna Botes, SM/c8d5 (1817 - 1863)
    Considered a Voortrekker stamouer. Her death notice TAB MHG 0/7244, 1863 gives her surname as BODAS - probably phonetic spelling. It is signed by J T Kelly - Veldcornet (son of Irish friend of husband ...
  • Hoof-Kmdt Andries Hendrik Potgieter (Voortrekkerleier) (1792 - 1852)
    Die Voortrekkerleier, Andries Hendrik Potgieter, wat op 19 Desember 1792 in die distrik Graaff-Reinet gebore is, het die Kaapkolonie teen die einde van 1835 verlaat. Nadat hy, bygestaan deur Sarel Ci...

Sub projek van die Groot Trek...

Sub project of the Great Trek........

  • Die idee is om elke einbestemming te identifiseer en dan die families te volg soos hulle getrek het.
  • The idea is to identify the end of each trek and then follow and add families to the project as they have moved

Trekked to Soutpansberg

The Results of the Commissie Treks

The northbound Commissie Trek encountered the Buys family in the Zoutpansberg but not any Matabele. The Natal Commissie Trek, comprising 21 men and one woman under Piet Uys were impressed not only with the sweet grazing but with the fact that Natal possessed a fine port, a necessity for a developing country.

The Voortrekkers had in mind a single destination for their people but now, two regions seemed to have presented themselves as equal candidates. This dilemma was to cause much dissent in the future. For the present however, nothing happened - except the talking.

  • Retief
  • Potgieter
  • Trichard se trekke..
  • Janse van Rensberg
  • Roos,
  • Trichardt
  • Potgieter
  • Kruger