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 [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]
Nationality South African
Other names Gert; Gerhardus Marthinus
Occupation Ward master, provisional Field cornet, wagon builder[4]
Known for Voortrekker leader
Spouse(s) Angenitha Maria Olivier[5]
Children Salomon Stephanus[6]
Cornelis Johannes Francois
Debora Susanna Sophia
Gerhardus Jacobus
Johannes Stephanus
Maria Magdalena
Parent(s) Salomon Maritz[1] (c.1769-1828), Maria Elisabeth Oosthuijsen[1] (1777-1846)

Gerhardus Marthinus (Gert or Gerrit) Maritz (1 March 1797 – 23 September 1838), b1c8d2, was a Voortrekker pioneer and leader, wagon builder.[7][8][9]

Gerrit Maritz was the son of Salomon Stefanus Maritz and Maria Elizabeth Oosthuizen. He married Agnita Maria Olivier and later Anna Carolina Agatha van Rooyen and from them he fathered six children.[10]

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. ^ Thom 1947, pp. 32–49
  5. ^ Thom 1947, pp. 27
  6. ^ Thom 1947, pp. 30,267
  7. ^ Room 2006, p. 295.
  8. ^ Bulpin & Krüger 1976, p. 52.
  9. ^ Thom 1947, p. 284.
  10. ^ http://www.geni.com/people/Gerhardus-Marthinus-Maritz/6000000008401787391

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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