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Born: 1864 08 20
Died: 1888 01 30


One of the five engineers of the NZASM who left the Netherlands for the ZAR on 28 July 1887, the others of the group being GROLL, STEINMETZ, VAN IJSENDIJK and VAN LENNEP. He died of Malaria, buried at Komatipoort, his grave in the cemetery now incorporated into the golf course, with that of his his compatriot, VAN IJSENDIJK who suffered the same fatet.

In Memorium, [1908]: 10 . (De Jong, 1989)

Books citing VAN DER MEULEN

Anonymous [Nederlandsche Zuid-Afrikaanse Spoorwegmaatschappij]. [c.1909]. In Memoriam N.Z.A.S.M. Amsterdam: JH De Bussy. pp 10, 167

Bakker, Karel A, Clarke, Nicholas J. 2014. Eclectic ZA Wilhelmiens : A shared Dutch built heritage in South Africa. Pretoria: Visual Books. pp 114

De Jong, RC, Van der Waal, GM. 1988. NZASM 100 : 1887-1899, the buildings, steam engines and structures of the Netherlands South African Railway Company. Pretoria: C. Van Rensburg Publications on behalf of the Human Sciences Research Council. pp 37, 106

Van Winter, PJ. 1937. Onder Krugers Hollanders : Geschiedenis van de Nederlandsche Zuid-Afrikaansche Spoorweg-Maatschappij. Eerste Deel. Amsterdam: JH de Bussy. pp 172