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Born: 1858
Died: 1902 03 30


Of Almelo, Overijssel in the Netherlands. Arrived in 1890 at the age of 32. He was employed as an engineer for the NZASM based in Pretoria, deported on British occupation of the ZAR in 1900. Commissioned with VAN DER MADE the building of the residence 'Mea Volta'.

(Ploeger & de Kock, 1989:231) Served on the Natal front in the South African War, deported in 1900, dying in the Hague two years later (Schoeman, 2011: 207).

All truncated references not fully cited in 'References' are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.

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NZASM South-Eastern Line Railway Station: 1894. Heidelberg, Gauteng - Engineer

Books citing WESTENBERG

Anonymous [Nederlandsche Zuid-Afrikaanse Spoorwegmaatschappij]. [c.1909]. In Memoriam N.Z.A.S.M. Amsterdam: JH De Bussy. pp 113, 118

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 137, 181, 187

Ploeger, Jan. 1994. Nederlanders in die Transvaal 1850-1950. Pretoria: Van Schaik. pp 147

Ploeger, Jan & De Kock, Gideon de V. 1989. Nederlandse emigrasie na Suid-Afrika 1800-1900. Port Elizabeth: University of Port Elizabeth. pp 231

Schoeman, Chris. 2011. Brothers in arms. Hollanders in the Anglo-Boer War. Cape Town: Zebra Press. pp 207

Van Winter, PJ. 1938. Onder Krugers Hollanders : Geschiedenis van de Nederlandsche Zuid-Afrikaansche Spoorweg-Maatschappij. Tweede Deel. Amsterdam: JH de Bussy. pp 152 n, 348 n.