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Gerrit Maritz

Gerrit Maritz
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

  • 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.

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Further reading

  • Kuschke, Jazz (2006) Getaway.co.za, 1 September 2006.


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