Martha Johanna Jacoba Groenewald

20 May 1862–5 September 1954 (Age 92)
Western Cape, South Africa

The Life of Martha Johanna Jacoba

When Martha Johanna Jacoba Groenewald was born on 20 May 1862, in Western Cape, South Africa, her father, Coenraad Petrus Groenewald, was 28 and her mother, Ellen Magdalena Potgieter, was 25. She married Lucas Johannes Webb on 13 November 1877. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 5 September 1954, in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

Lucas Johannes Webb
1850–1935
Martha Johanna Jacoba Groenewald
1862–1954
Marriage: 13 November 1877
Edward Cottington Webb
1878–1917
Baby Webb
1880–1880
Coenraad Peutrus Webb
1882–1918
Ellen Magdalena Webb
1883–1971
Annie van Rooyen Webb
1887–1978
Lucas Johannes Webb
1889–1945
George Reynard Webb
1892–1918
Richard Gerard Webb
1895–1945
Theodore Daniel Webb
1898–1975
Martha Johanna Jacoba Webb
1900–1997
Margritha Irene Webb
1903–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
13 November 1877
children

(11)

    Edward Cottington Webb

    Male1878–1917Male

    Baby Webb

    Unknown1880–1880

    Coenraad Peutrus Webb

    Male1882–1918Male

    Ellen Magdalena Webb

    Female1883–1971Female

    Female1887–1978Female

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Coenraad Petrus Groenewald

    Male1833–1907Male

    Ellen Magdalena Potgieter

    Female1836–Female

siblings

(3)

    Anna Magretha Groenewald

    Female1859–Female

    Ellen Magdalena Groenewald

    Female1860–1934Female

    Female1862–1954Female

World Events (8)

1867

Age 5

Diamonds discovered in Orange Free State and Kimberley.
1872

Age 10

Introduction of pass laws to control labor force in Kimberley diamond mines.
1886

Age 24

Gold discovered at Witwatersrand. Johannesburg established.

Name Meaning

Dutch: habitational name from any of various places (for example, in North Brabant, Gelderland, and South Holland) named Groenewoud, from Middle Dutch groene ‘green’ + woudt ‘wood’, ‘forest’

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

Sources (3)

  • Martha Johanna Jacoba Groenewald Webb in entry for Unknown, "South Africa, Cape Province, Civil Records, 1840-1972"
  • Martha Johannah Jacoba, "South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004"
  • Martha Johanna Jacoba Groenewald in entry for Lucan Johannes Webb, "South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (Cape Town Archives), 1660-1970 "

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