Paul Kruger

Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kruger (1825 - 1904)

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Stephanus Johannes Paulus (Paul) "Oom Paul" Kruger
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Died in Clarens, Switzerlandmap
Profile last modified | Created 8 Dec 2012
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Categories: Famous People of the 19th Century | South African Roots | South African Politicians | Second Boer War | Groot Trek | Voortrekker | Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek | Anglo Boer War-Anglo Boere Oorlog 1899-1902.

Preceded by
2nd State President
Thomas François Burgers
Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kruger
3rd State President
of the South African Republic
1881-1900
Succeeded by
Acting State President
Schalk Willem Burger
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Biography

See: Wikipedia Paul Kruger (Afrikaans) and Wikipedia Paul Kruger (English). The house he lived in in Pretoria is now a museum and there are tours available to another old house he had owned on the Boekhoutfontein farm near Rustenburg. [1] The villa Oranjelust in Utrecht, the Netherlands, where he stayed with family members (see photo) during his exile to Europe, still exists today. [2]
Paul Kruger with members of his family (including his daughter Elsje Eloff and her family) at Oranjelust, Utrecht, the Netherlands in 1902.
Statue of Paul Kruger (Church Square - see: The Original Paul Kruger Statue Saga)

Birth

Date: 10 OCT 1825 [3]
Date: Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kruger was born in 1825. [4]
Place: Cradock [3]
Born on October 10 1825 at his grandfather's farm, Bulhoek in the Steynsburg district.[5]
Bulhoek farm house, 20 km west of Steynburg, apparent birthplace of President Paul Kruger in 1825
Op hierdie plaas met sy tipiese veeboer-Trekkers huis, het Elsie Steyn, moeder van staatspresident SJP Kruger haar jeugjare deurgebring. Na haar huwelik met Casper Kruger Sept 1820 het die egpaar periodiek hier gewoon. Volgens oorlewering is Paul Kruger in Oktober 1825 hier gebore. Geproklameer 1975

Farms / Residence

1842.... granted the Waterkloof farm near Rustenburg [...] [5]

Events

Grew up on the farm, Vaalbank. When the Great Trek (Groot Trek) started in 1836, Kruger's father, Casper Kruger, joined the trek party of Hendrik Potgieter.[5]

Death

Date: 14 JUL 1904 [3]
Place: Switzerland. Clarens,[3]

Death Notice

TAB 5558/1904[6]
Stephannus Johannes Paulus Kruger
Birthplace: Colesberg District, Cape Colony
Nationality: South African Republican
Father: Casper Jan Hendrik Kruger -deceased
Mother: Elsie Francina Kruger born Steyn-deceased
Age 78 years 9 months
Occupation: State President of the South African Republic
Widower
Spouse: Gezina Susanna Frederika Wilhelmina Kruger born du Plessis -deceased (1)about 1838 (2) 20 July 1901
Place last Marriage: District, Rustenburg, Transvaal
Place where he died: House: Villas de Priessiers no.17, Town: Clarense District: Cantoni Vaud, Switserland
Names of children
Casper Jan Hendrik Kruger
Jan Adrian Kruger
Catharina Helena Fourie born Kruger
Elsie Fransina Eloff born Kruger
Gesina Susanna Hendrika Wilhelmina Eloff born Kruger
Anna Aletta Eloff born Kruger
Piet Kruger
4 children of the Late Sophia Smit born Kruger
Alida Barendina van der Walt born Kruger
Tjaard Andries Petrus Kruger - deceased 1901
No children of first marriage
Dated: 1904-09-17

Cause of death

Cardiac failure, after a period of illness.[5]

Burial

Place: Heroes Acre, Church street, Pretoria [3]

Places named after him / Statues of him

Kruger National Park.[5]
Statue on Church square in Pretoria [7]
Paul Kruger street (Street East to North from the Kruger statue in Pretoria city centre)[7]
Dutch Reformed Church, Church Street West, Pretoria, also known as the President's Church or Kruger's Church.[7]

Sources


  • WikiTree profile Kruger-322 created through the import of THE YELDS - 08052010.ged on Dec 8, 2012 by Lynette Oosthuizen. User ID: BF45C5AC-5349-4408-B031-7AFE9674FAD5 : Record ID Number: MH:I764 : UPD 12 JUL 2009 21:10:26 GMT+3
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  1. March 5, 2015 by Susanna de Bruyn
  2. Philip van der Walt March 5, 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Dec 8, 2012 by Lynette Oosthuizen.
  4. Information from Suid-Afrikaanse Geslagsregisters, Kruger.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 South African History online Paul Kruger 1825-1904 Seen and added March 5 2015 by Susanna de Bruyn.
  6. Family Search Verwysing deur Louis Heyman 2016-12-17
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Source: sahistory.org /.../ places Seen and added March 5 2015 by Susanna de Bruyn.


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State President Paul Kruger of the South African Republic at his fourth inaguration in 1898
State President Paul Kruger of the South African Republic at his fourth inaguration in 1898

Villa that Paul Kruger died in after his exile to Clarens at 03:05 local time on 14 July 1904, at the age of 78
Villa that Paul Kruger died in after his exile to Clarens at 03:05 local time on 14 July 1904, at the age of 78

Bedroom in the villa that Paul Kruger died in after his exile to Clarens at 03:05 local time on 14 July 1904, at the age of 78
Bedroom in the villa that Paul Kruger died in after his exile to Clarens at 03:05 local time on 14 July 1904, at the age of 78

The study in the villa that Paul Kruger died in after his exile to Clarens on 14 July 1904,
The study in the villa that Paul Kruger died in after his exile to Clarens on 14 July 1904,

Clarens, Switzerland
Clarens, Switzerland

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On 25 Jan 2017 at 20:07 GMT Susan (Coetsee) de Bruyn wrote:

Kan julle asb vir ons die SAR projek (wtsouthafricanroots@googlegroups.com) byvoeg en toevoeg as 'n bestuurder.

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On 6 May 2016 at 19:41 GMT Esmé (Pieterse) van der Westhuizen wrote:

Kruger-3323 and Kruger-322 appear to represent the same person because: Clear Duplicate

On 1 Jan 2015 at 15:23 GMT Gert Kruger wrote:

Kruger-1281 and Kruger-322 appear to represent the same person because: This is the same person.



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