Pieter is born at Rietvlei in the Oudsthoorn district, but his parents move to the Free State around 1887.
The family is in the Winburg Concentration Camp in 1901, because his youngest sister dies there in that year. Pieter himself is likely on commando, fighting the British, because he is 18 years old and of fighting age.
By the 1920s the family appears to be in the hamlet of Rosendal, in the centre of the triangle created by Ficksburg, Bethlehem, and Senekal in the grain country of the Free State. We know this from the fact that peier's eldest daughter, Magdalena, is born there.
By the 1940s, the family lives at 12 Mill Street, Bethlehem. At least five of his children, men and women, are married out of that home in the town.
Thirty years later, in 1972, Pieter dies in Bethlehem.
Pieter's death notice [#1] lists all the children shown here, except Magdalena ELizabeth. Some study reveals that she passed away around 1972, a little before her father. According to the Afrikaner Naming Convention, the first daughter in the family would be named Magdalena Elizabeth for the wife's mother. The second would be named for the husband's mother, Gesina Maria. The third would be named for the wife herself, Anna Maria Etrezia.
A marriage entry for a Magdalena Elizabeth Booyens was duly found in the Bethlehem church books and her estimated date of birth fits well with a gap in her series of siblings. Moreover, her home address at the time of the marriage is identical to that of the other siblings.
We suspect there may be a further sibling, named for Pieter's eldest sister Elizabeth Anna Margaretha. We do not have any evidence other than the almost disturbingly reliable Naming Convention. That speculative daughter would fit between Anna Maria Etrezia and Marthina Johanna, about whom we know nothing beyond what is in Pieter's death notice.
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