Jacobus Johannes Van Zyl

24 May 1871–4 July 1953 (Age 82)
Burgersdorp, Albert, Cape Province, South Africa

The Life of Jacobus Johannes

When Jacobus Johannes Van Zyl was born on 24 May 1871, in Burgersdorp, Albert, Cape Province, South Africa, his father, Pieter Jacobus Van Zyl, was 28 and his mother, Helena Catharina Lombard, was 20. He married Anna Remertha Hattingh on 26 August 1896, in Tarkastad, Tarka, Cape Province, South Africa. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 4 July 1953, in Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, South Africa, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Jacobus Johannes Van Zyl
1871–1953
Anna Remertha Hattingh
1877–1945
Marriage: 26 August 1896
Pieter Jacobus Van Zyl
1897–
Jacobus Johannes van Zyl
1901–
Anna Remertha van Zyl
1903–
Jacob Jacobus van Zyl
1905–
Helena Catharina van Zyl
1907–
Elsie Margaretha van Zyl
1911–
Dirk Jacobus Hattingh van Zyl
1899–1978
Jacomina van Zyl
1905–1989

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 August 1896
Tarkastad, Tarka, Cape Province, South Africa
children

(8)

    Pieter Jacobus Van Zyl

    Male1897–Male

    Dirk Jacobus Hattingh van Zyl

    Male1899–1978Male

    Jacobus Johannes van Zyl

    Male1901–Male

    Anna Remertha van Zyl

    Female1903–Female

    Jacomina van Zyl

    Female1905–1989Female

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Pieter Jacobus Van Zyl

    Male1843–1896Male

    Helena Catharina Lombard

    Female1851–1935Female

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1872

Age 1

Introduction of pass laws to control labor force in Kimberley diamond mines.
1878

Age 7

Britain claims Walvis Bay.
1897

Age 26

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

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Jacobus Johannes Van Zyl in entry for Dirk Jacobus Hattingh Van Zyl, "South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (Cape Town Archives), 1660-1970 "
  • Johannes Jacobus Van Zyl in entry for Jacomina Combrink, "South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files, 1951-2006"
  • Johannes Jacobus Van Zyl in entry for Dirk Jacobus Hattingh Van Zyl, "South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files, 1951-2006"

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