General – Gert Marthinus Claassen

Gert Marthinus Claassen was born on 10 September 1872

He first serve in the war against Malaboch in 1894

In 1898 he was a soldier in the wat against Mpofu

From 1899 to 1902 he was a Commandant and later on a Vecht General in the Boer warand was rewarded a medal Voor troue dienst

From 1915 to 1924 he was a member of the Volksraad for Standerton

In 1930 he was a Member of the Provincial  council  for the Standerton Districts

From 1939 to 1948 he was a Senator for the Volksraad

He died on 17 June 1951 and was buried on his farm in the family cemetery