Andries Petrus Cronje

Names: Cronje, Andries Petrus

Born: 1833, Unknown

Died: 1916

A member of the Orange Free State Volksraad and Boer general, Cronje was the son of Johannes Daniel Cronje and his wife, Dma Judith Gertruida Woudrina.In 1839 the family moved to what was then the Trans Orange, and on 29.8.1848 C., still a young boy, fought at Boomplaats. As an assistant field-cornet (from 1858) and later as a field-cornet he played an important part in the Basuto wars, prior to becoming a heemraad and a special justice of the peace. From 1879 to 1883 and again from 1887 to 1899 he was the member of the Volksraad for the Zand River ward.