Reynier Gerhardus Van Rooyen

1881–1970 (Age 88)
Ficksburg, Orange Free State, South Africa

The Life of Reynier Gerhardus

When Reynier Gerhardus Van Rooyen was born on 2 May 1881, in Ficksburg, Orange Free State, South Africa, his father, Jacobus Johannes Van Rooyen, was 36 and his mother, Anna Jacoba Catharina Schalkwyk, was 29. He had at least 1 daughter with Christina Hendrina Venter. He died about 1970, in South Africa, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

Reynier Gerhardus Van Rooyen
1881–1970
Christina Hendrina Venter
Hester Susanna Margaretha van Rooyen
1904–

Spouse and Children

children

(1)

    Hester Susanna Margaretha van Rooyen

    Female1904–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Jacobus Johannes Van Rooyen

    Male1844–1926Male

    Anna Jacoba Catharina Schalkwyk

    Female1851–1923Female

siblings

(9)

    Jacomina Elisabeth Susanna Van Rooyen

    Female1872–Female

    Philippus Jacobus Van Rooyen

    Male1874–Male

    Philip Lodewic Schalkwyk Van Rooyen

    Male1875–1876Male

    Jacob Johannes Van Rooyen

    Male1877–1877Male

    Cornelius Tobias Van Rooyen

    Male1879–Male

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1886

Age 5

Gold discovered at Witwatersrand. Johannesburg established.
1897

Age 16

Part of Zululand incorporated into British colony of Natal. King Solomon ka Dinizulu exiled.
1905

Age 24

Last Zulu uprising against British.

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Reinier Gerhardus Van Rooyen in entry for Hester Susanna Margaretha, "South Africa, Free State Dutch Reformed Church Records, 1848-1956"
  • Reinier Gerhardus, "South Africa, Free State Dutch Reformed Church Records, 1848-1956"
  • Reinier Gerhardus Van Rooyen, "South Africa, Free State Dutch Reformed Church Records, 1848-1956"

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