Jacobus Adriaan Visser Louw

27 September 1827–1 December 1912 (Age 85)
Western Cape, South Africa

The Life Summary of Jacobus Adriaan Visser

When Jacobus Adriaan Visser Louw was born on 27 September 1827, in Western Cape, South Africa, his father, Abraham Hendrik Petrus Louw, was 36 and his mother, Aletta Maria Van Der Heever, was 34. He married Johanna Catharina Schreuder on 2 October 1848, in Clanwilliam, Cape Colony, South Africa. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 1 December 1912, in Clanwilliam, Cape Province, South Africa, at the age of 85.

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Jacobus Adriaan Visser Louw
Johanna Catharina Schreuder
Marriage: 2 October 1848
Abraham Hendrik Petrus Louw
Johannes August Louw
Helena Alberta Louw
Johannes Hendrik Louw
Aletta Maria Catherina Louw
Johanna Catharina Louw
Jacobus Adriaan Louw
Hugo Amos Lambrecht Louw
Andries Nicolaas Gerhardus Louw

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 October 1848Clanwilliam, Cape Colony, South Africa
  • Children


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    World Events (6)

    Age 25
    Sand River Convention. Britain recognizes Transvaal as the independent Afrikaner South African Republic.
    Age 29
    Xhosa cattle sacrifices lead to famine.
    Age 45
    Introduction of pass laws to control labor force in Kimberley diamond mines.

    Name Meaning

    Dutch:from a vernacular short form of the personal name Laurentius (see Lawrence ). This surname is also established in South Africa.(also De Louw, Van der Louw): occupational name for a tanner, from Middle Dutch louwen ‘to tan’.

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

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    Sources (6)

    • Jacobus Adriaan Visjer Louw, "South Africa, Civil Marriage Records, 1840-1973"
    • Jacobus Adrian Visser Louw, "South Africa, Cape Province, Civil Deaths, 1895-1972"
    • Jacobus Adriaan Louw, "South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (Cape Town Archives), 1660-1970 "

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