|Classification|||||A.07.1.3. Burial Grounds, Graves, Other|
|Place|||||Grootfontein, Farm Rietsfontein|
|Refences|||||Official Gazette 4231, No. 451, 1974. Vogt, Andreas, "National Monuments in Namibia", Windhoek 2004, p.59-61.|
|Legal Status|||||Declared as National Monument on 22.03.1974 by the National Monuments Council of South Africa (NMC, National Monuments Act 1969, No. 28).|
Grave stone, German inscription, fenced off. Information board..
Eriksson came from Sweden to Namibia in the 1860s as an assistant to Charles Andersson and continued his trading business after his death in 1867. He traded goods imported from the Cape such as ivory, ostrich feathers and skins, mainly between 1870 and 1880, in the today Kunene Region. He supported the Dorsland trekkers. Together with Will Worthing Jordan he settled on the Urupupa Farm, part of the todays Farm Rietsfontein, on the new Republic of Upingtonia founded by the trekkers. The republic desintegrated soon. Eriksson died on the farm on 5.5.1901.