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WEEBER, Marthinus Johannes
BREWERS, Anna Johanna Wilhelmina
DE JAGER, Matthys Gottlieb
WEEBER, Antoinette (Anetta) Elizabeth
WEEBER, Marthinus Johannes
DE JAGER, Johanna Catharina Magdalena

WEEBER, Pieter Jacobus


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WILSON, Anne Murray

WEEBER, Pieter Jacobus

  • Born: Jan 23, 1845, Beaufort West South Africa
  • Marriage: WILSON, Anne Murray in Beaufort West
  • Died: Oct 21, 1930, Donkin Street (Home) Beaufort West aged 85
  • Buried: Blocka Ry38, Bird St. Cemetery, Beaufort West South Africa 1 2

bullet   Another name for Pieter was WEEBER, Pieter Jacobus.


bullet  Events:

1. Historical: Occupation. Pieter J WEEBER was a Senator of the British Cape Colony Parliament (1889-1907) and his nephew was Alan Wilson of the fateful Shangani patrol (in S. Rhodesia) around 1800. He and his wife Annie (nee Wilson) were Godparents of Rona (nee Blyth) Johnson. They had an Adopted daughter Jesse (VERSTER)
In his DN of KAB MOOC 6/9/3796 Ref 28122 he is qouted as being a retired farmer.

2. Alt Birth. He died on 21 Oct 1930 aged 85 years and 9 months. This would make his alternate birthdate in Jan 1845 not 1843. The former date is accepted because the 1843 date would be the date of birth of his brother Matthys Johannes Weeber. This is confirmed by the date on his Headstone in the Beaufort West Cemetery which states that he died at age 85.

3. Will. In his Will he leaves 200 Pounds plus residue of estate to his wife (Anne Murray Wilson) 300 Pounds to his sister Betty Weeber, 2000 Pounds to his (adopted) daughter Justina, 100 Pounds to May Blyth, daughter of his sister Cornelia Louisa Blyth, and 100 Pounds to Ina de Jager.
In his DN KAB MOOC 6/9/3796 Ref 28122 there is an Annexure which lists bequests to family as follows:- Anne Murray (spouse) 1000
Betty Weeber 500
Justina J.M.Verster 5650
May Blyth 100
Ina 200

4. Historical, 1891, Beaufort West. 3 At 4pm on Wednesday2 Sep 1891, the Mrs C,W. Andrews, wife of the Magistrate,
named the new bridge over the Gamka river the WEEBER Bridge, after Senator Pieter Jacobus WEEBER, by breaking a bottle of champaigne against its masonry. There is a graphic photo of the bridge crowded with local resoidents on the occasion on page 44 of this source.

5. Historical: Beaufort West. 4 Although originally of German stock the Weebers spoke English and Afrikaans at home. They belonged to the Dutch Reformed Church and were staunch supporters of the United Party. In fact Matthys's brother Pieter decided to go into politics and became a senator in the South African Parliament at which time Matthys bought his farm Sunnyside - which is owned by the Nel Family today. Pieter married but had no children of his own. He adopted a daughter Jessie Verster who was known by my family as cousin Jessie.

6. Historical. A bridge over the Gamka River near Beaufort West was named after Peter J WEEBER and one account of it is given on the image included in his photo gallery the reference being KAB PWD 2/5/49 AIX.

7. Will. KAB MOOC 6/9/3796 28122 Estate includes his will and more information on other members and friends of the family
In the image named Admin2PieterJacobusWeeber appoints.his spouse, Anne Murray Wilson, his adopted daughter Justina Johanna Maria Verster (born Davidtsz) and Julius Robert Jackson as Executors Testamentary


Pieter married Anne Murray WILSON, daughter of Robert WILSON and Unknown, in Beaufort West. (Anne Murray WILSON was born in 1853 in Glasgow, Scotland and died on Feb 3, 1932 in Monastry Sea Point, Cape Town, South Africa.)



1 R.B.Anderson & Helena Rose (nee Anderson), Visit to Graveyards and Museum with Photographs.

2 T.A.Anderson, The Story of Pacaltsdorp and Some Reminiscences (Made and Printed by Long & Co. (Pty) Ltd.
297 Kempston Road, Port Elizabeth.
Authors Note April 1957). Rec. Date: Aug 9, 2003.

3 W.G.H. en S.Viviers, Die verhaal van Beaufort Wes 1818-1968 (Nationale Boekhandel BPK Kaapstad 1969.).


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