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Voortrekkers: Liebenberg Massacre

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25 Augustus 1836 [[Space:Voortrekkers:_Liebenberg _Massacre|Voortrekkers : Liebenberg Moorde]] :

Liebenberg Moorde

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  1. B. Liebenberg, Sen., Liebenberg-29
    1. Nota: Barend Liebenberg Senior
    2. Nota:The wives of Barend Liebenberg Senior and Christiaan Liebenberg were severely wounded, but they both also survived.
  2. Johannes du Toit,
    1. Nota: son-in-law Johannes du Toit (dying of wounds the next day), and wife
    2. Nota: A rescue party later found four children of Johannes du Toit unharmed; they had hidden themselves in a wagon (VOM, 1986, pp21-22).
    3. Nota: Johannes Hermanus *1807 Sy vader Du_Toit-523
    4. Nota: Sy vrou Anna Maria Liebenberg *1807(December 27, 1807

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  1. H. L. Liebenberg, Jun. Liebenberg-874
    1. Nota: son Hendrik and wife
    2. Nota: Three children of Christiaan Liebenberg and all four of Hendrik Liebenberg escaped with their lives.
  2. S. Liebenberg Liebenberg-1364
    1. Nota: son Stephanus and a male child,
    2. Nota: :The wife of Stephanus Liebenberg, Hester PienaarPienaar-338, and her four children were on their in-spanned wagon, ready to go, when the attack began. Her eldest son, Barend Johannes, was tending sheep. Startled by the battle-noise, the oxen ran off, but were intercepted by the warriors. At that moment Hermanus Jacobus Potgieter and five men charged the Ndebele, causing them to scatter. Hester and her younger children escaped, but the young Barend Liebenberg was never seen again.
    3. Nota: young Barend , Liebenberg-41 He actually survived
  3. Barend Liebenberg Jun, Liebenberg-1602
    1. Nota: son Barend
    2. Nota:The wives of Barend Liebenberg Senior and Christiaan Liebenberg were severely wounded, but they both also survived.
  4. a son of C. Liebenberg.Livenberg-1'
    1. Nota: :The eldest daughter of Christiaan Liebenberg survived and recovered from 21 stab wounds. Three children of Christiaan Liebenberg and all four of Hendrik Liebenberg escaped with their lives.The wives of Barend Liebenberg Senior and Christiaan Liebenberg were severely wounded, but they both also survived. A rescue party later found four children of Johannes du Toit unharmed; they had hidden themselves in a wagon (VOM, 1986, pp21-22).
  5. MacDonald a schoolmaster
    1. Nota:
    2. Nota:Fatalities among the Liebenberg family included all six of the men. They were Barend Liebenberg SeniorLiebenberg-29, his sons HendrikLiebenberg-874, StephanusLiebenberg-1364 and Barend JuniorLiebenberg-1602, his son-in-law Johannes du Toit, as well as the schoolmaster MacDonald. The wives of Hendrik Liebenberg and Johannes du Toit were also killed, the latter dying of wounds the next day. In addition, six children and twelve coloured servants were murdered that day, bringing the total death toll to 26. Miraculously, some of the women and children escaped.

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