Gerrit Maritz

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Gerrit Maritz
Gerrit Maritz-standbeeld.jpg
Statue in Pietermaritzburg
Born Gerhardus Marthinus Maritz[1]
(1797-03-01)1 March 1797 (day unkn.)[1]
Suurveld ward, Graaff-Reinet district[1]
Died 23 September 1838(1838-09-23) (aged 41)[2]
Sooilaer (Maritzdam), Klein-Tugela river
Resting place
Reburied near Blaauwkranz monument[2]
28°51′02″S 29°50′34″E / 28.85056°S 29.84278°E / -28.85056; 29.84278
Residence Caledon St 8 (1824-30),
Noorderkant St 1 (1830-36), Graaff-Reinet[3]
Occupation Ward master, provisional Field cornet, wagon builder[4]
Spouse(s) Angenitha Maria Olivier[4]
Children Salomon Stephanus[5]
Cornelis Johannes Francois
Debora Susanna Sophia
Gerhardus Jacobus
Johannes Stephanus
Maria Magdalena
Parents Salomon Maritz[1] (c.1769-1828), Maria Elisabeth Oosthuijsen[1] (1777-1846)

Gert (Gerrit) Maritz (1798 – 23 September 1838) was a Voortrekker pioneer and leader.[6][7][8]

See also[edit]

  • Graaff-Reinet: Gerrit Maritz, Great Trek Leader after whom Pietermaritzburg was partly named was a wagon-maker in the town.
  • Pietermaritzburg: There exist two interpretations about the origin of the city's name. One is that it was named after Piet Retief and Gerrit Maritz, two famous Voortrekker leaders.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Thom 1947, pp. 8–11
  2. ^ a b Thom 1947, pp. 256–263
  3. ^ Thom 1947, pp. 44–45
  4. ^ a b Thom 1947, pp. 32–49
  5. ^ Thom 1947, pp. 30,267
  6. ^ Room 2006, p. 295.
  7. ^ Bulpin & Krüger 1976, p. 52.
  8. ^ Thom 1947, p. 284.

References[edit]

  • Bulpin, Thomas Victor; Krüger, Daniel Wilhelmus (1976). The Great Trek. Round the world histories 33 (2 ed.). Hulton. p. 52. 
  • Room, Adrian (2006). Placenames of the world: origins and meanings of the names for 6,600 countries, cities, territories, natural features, and historic sites (2 ed.). McFarland. p. 295. ISBN 0-7864-2248-3. 
  • Thom, H.B. (1947). Die Lewe van Gert Maritz. Cape Town: Nasionale Pers, Beperk. p. 284. 

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