Johanna Hendrika Bruwer

10 August 1910–20 June 1983 (Age 72)
Graaff-Reinet, Cape Province, South Africa

The Life Summary of Johanna Hendrika

When Johanna Hendrika Bruwer was born on 10 August 1910, her father, Johannes Hendrik Bruwer, was 32 and her mother, Dirkina Jacomina Van Niekerk, was 28. She died on 20 June 1983, in Graaff-Reinet, Cape Province, South Africa, at the age of 72.

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Johannes Hendrik Bruwer
Dirkina Jacomina Van Niekerk
Johanna Hendrika Bruwer

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World Events (8)

Age 3
Natives Land Act introduced to prevent blacks, except those living in Cape Province, from buying land outside reserves.
Age 4
South Africa supports Allies in World War I.
Age 24
South African parliament enacts Status of Union Act claiming full sovereignty for South Africa.

Name Meaning

1 German and Swiss German: from a byname meaning ‘brother’, occasionally used for a younger son, i.e. the brother of someone important, or for a guild member.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): possibly derived from German Bruder ‘brother’ or Yiddish bruder; the reason for its adoption as a surname is not clear.

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

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