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Dr. Philip Eduard Faure

Dr. Philip Eduard Faure

Male 1811 - 1882  (71 years)

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  • Name Philip Eduard Faure 
    Title Dr. 
    Born 1 Feb 1811  Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Dec 1882  Wynberg, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I909  Gibbs Family Tree
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2019 

    Father Jacobus Christiaan Faure,   b. 28 Jul 1769, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1834, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Aletta Hendrina Blankenberg,   b. 27 Nov 1772, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1839, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 30 Aug 1793  South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F148  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Wilhelmina Maria Cambier,   b. 17 Apr 1815, Wynberg, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1875, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 12 Jan 1835  Wynberg, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Wilhelmina Hendrina Faure,   b. 9 Nov 1835, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Jacobus Christiaan Faure,   b. 6 Aug 1837,   d. 6 Jul 1838  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     3. Aletta Hendrina Faure,   b. 8 Apr 1839, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Jan Gysbertus Reynier Cambier Faure,   b. 15 Jun 1841, Wynberg, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1897, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     5. Philibert Carel Gerard Faure,   b. 16 Jun 1844, Wynberg, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1844  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     6. Maria Cornelia Faure,   b. 1 Sep 1845,   d. 28 Aug 1847  (Age 1 years)  [natural]
     7. Abraham Jodocus Heringa Faure,   b. 19 Oct 1847,   d. Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     8. Philip Carel Dirk Faure,   b. 14 Nov 1849,   d. 20 Nov 1885  (Age 36 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F275  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Dr. Philip Eduard Faure (February 1, 1811, Stellenbosch - December 7, 1882) was the first minister of the Dutch Reformed Church Wynberg, where he worked for 48 years, four times moderator of the Dutch Reformed Church's Cape Synod and six times actuator or assessor of the same body. Wynberg was his only congregation.

      Faure left in 1828 after Utrecht for theological study. On December 7, 1834, he was confirmed as Wynberg's first teacher and served the congregation until his death on December 7, 1882. It was his eldest brother, Dr. Abraham Faure, who founded the congregation five years earlier on September 20, 1829, when he led the first religious practice on the farm De Onder Schuur, later the state president's home Westbrooke (currently Genadendal).

      The Church gives him and dr. William Robertson commissioned in 1848 to visit the Voortrekkers in the Transgariep and to strengthen them spiritually. The two church leaders lie about 3,000 miles (4,800 km). On November 25, 1848, they founded the congregation of Smithfield as the third congregation in the later Free State, and the congregation in Bloemfontein continued to emerge the same year. The successful journey has done much to improve the tense relationship between the Voortrekkers and the Mother Church in the Cape Colony. The Free State town of Fauresmith, where the NG congregation Fauresmith was also founded in 1848, was named after Faure and Governor Sir Harry Smith when it was founded in 1850.

      From 1850 on, Faure appeared as editor of the annual Church Almanac. He also founded the Theological Seminary in Stellenbosch in 1859.

      At Wynberg he strives for the spiritual processing and education of the colored population. This leads to the establishment of a separate missionary congregation, which merged with the Wynberg congregation in 2008.

      Faure has held numerous leadership positions in the church thanks to his ingenuity, versatility and business acumen. His sermons, speeches and writings have also been published. He was the first moderator of the Cape Synod in 1847, when he was only 36 years old. In 1857, 1863 and 1873 he held this post again.

    • Personal life and origin
      Faure was the eleventh and last child of Jacobus Christiaan Faure and Aletta Hendrina (born Blanckenberg). Four of their children died young. Their second child and first son were dr. Abraham Faure, who was a teacher of the Dutch Reformed Church Cape Town for 45 years. The latter linked his youngest brother on January 12, 1835 at Wynberg to Anna Wilhelmina Cambier (whose mother was also a Blanckenberg). Eight children were born from marriage: Wilhelmina Hendrina (born 1835), Jacobus Christiaan (1837), Aletta Hendrina (1839), Jan Gijsbertus Reijnier Cambier (1841), Philibert Carel Gerard (1844), Maria Cornelia (1845), Abraham Iodocus Heringa (1847) and Philip Carel Dirk (1849).

      Abraham and Philip Eduard's grandfather, Abraham, was the son of the ancestor of the family in South Africa. He was born on 17 August 1717 and died on 22 July 1792 in Stellenbosch. From his marriage to Anna Maria Wium (September 30, 1731 to 1811, Philip Eduard's birth year), seven children were born, of which Abraham and Philip Eduard's father, Jacobus Christiaan, was sixth.

      Faures' ancestor, Antoine Alexandre, was born in Orange on 2 February 1685 and died in 1736 in Stellenbosch. He fled to Prussia in 1703 because of his persecution because his grandfather Phillipe accepted the Reformed faith. From Prussia he settled in the Cape. His wife and the father-in-law of the Faures were Rachel de Villiers (1694 to 1773). They had seven children, of which Abraham sr. was the oldest.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Feb 1811 - Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Jan 1835 - Wynberg, Western Cape, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Dec 1882 - Wynberg, Western Cape, South Africa Link to Google Earth
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