Ref. 1904/T3995. B G Brecher, Vrijheid, 14th October 1904, asks that his (Compensation Claimants) clients may have accounts for food stuffs etc. and also receipts for monies pain in by them.
Ref. 1907/1502. B G Brecher, Vryheid. Asks whether the Government requires any more mules.
Ref. 1910/2261. B G Brecher, Chairman Vryheid Tocon Farmers Association Vryheid: Holding of Circuit Court at Vryheid.
Ref. 1920/5647. Brecher, Catharina Elizabeth. (Born Potgieter) (SSP Brecher, Barnabas Gerhard).
Ref. 1922/7572. Brecher, Barnabas Gerhard. (Widower).
Source ‘Pietermaritzburg Archives Repository web site’
"Was born in Namaqualand ; was educated at the S.A. Coll., and went to the S.A.R. in 1875, trekking through the Kalahari, Kimberley and the Free States, and settling in Utrecht Dist. He served in the Zulu War " for money," and in the Transvaal War for his adopted country. In 1884 he joined the filibusters who founded the New Republic, after- wards incorporated with the Transvaal, and recently tacked on to Natal. He was elected for Vryheid in the Transvaal Second Volksraad was balloted out of the Raad in 1891, but was afterwards re-elected by a large majority."