Cecilia Johanna Venter

1865–1949 (Age 84)
Burgersdorp, Albert, Cape Province, South Africa

The Life of Cecilia Johanna

When Cecilia Johanna Venter was born in 1865, in Burgersdorp, Albert, Cape Province, South Africa, her father, Jasper Martin Venter, was 23 and her mother, Cecilia Johanna JACOBS, was 19. She married Andries Gerhardus Henning on 12 July 1880, in Burgersdorp, Albert, Cape Province, South Africa. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died in 1949, in North West, South Africa, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Andries Gerhardus Henning
Cecilia Johanna Venter
Marriage: 12 July 1880
Jozef Jooste Henning
Johanna Hendrina Henning Nienaber

Spouse and Children

12 July 1880
Burgersdorp, Albert, Cape Province, South Africa


Parents and Siblings

    Jasper Martin Venter


    Cecilia Johanna JACOBS




    Jasper Maarten Venter




    Cornelia Johanna Venter


    Johannes Isaac Jacobs Venter


World Events (8)


Age 2

Diamonds discovered in Orange Free State and Kimberley.

Age 7

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

Age 32

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

Name Meaning

1 German: reduced vernacular form of the Italian personal name Bonaventura.2 Reduced form of Dutch Vandeventer .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Cecilia Johanna Venter Nienaber in entry for Johanna Hendrina Henning Nienaber, "South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files, 1951-2006"
  • Cicilia Johanna Venter Henning, "South Africa, Transvaal, Civil Death, 1869-1954"
  • Cecilia Johannes Venter Henning, "South Africa, Transvaal, Probate Records from the Master of the Supreme Court, 1869-1958"

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