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Born: 1869 02 25
Died: 1957 06 16


Of Schiedam, Holland. Emigrated 1890. He taught at the Staatsmodelschool, Pretoria in 1893. In 1897 he joined the DEPARTEMENT PUBLIEKE WERKEN of the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek as a 2nd clerk (Schoeman, 2011: 209), and is listed in the Longland's Directory of 1899 as 1st clerk. Married Maartje Ida de Bruyn (b 1869 10 15 Haarlemmermeer d 1964 06 12 Pretoria) in 1897 07 28 by whom he had four children. (Ploeger & de Kock, 1989: 240). Appeared in an 1897 group photograph of the staff of the ZAR PWD. He is recorded in the papers of WIJERS (Ploeger, 1954: 17) as serving in the Ordinance Section of the Hollander Corps under VAN RIJSSE.

Articles citing ZONNEVELD

Ploeger, J. 1954. Uit die nagelate papiere van Mnr. J. B. Wijers. Pretoriana. 4 2 15-17

Books citing ZONNEVELD

Longland. 1979. Longland's Pretoria Directory for 1899 (Reprint No. 85). Pretoria: The State Library. pp 223

Ploeger, Jan & De Kock, Gideon de V. 1989. Nederlandse emigrasie na Suid-Afrika 1800-1900. Port Elizabeth: University of Port Elizabeth. pp 240

Rex, Hermann Moritz. 1974. Die Lewe en Werk van Sytze Wierda in Nederland met verwysing na sy betekenis vir die Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek. Pretoria: Unpublished Ph.D. pp 375

Schoeman, Chris. 2011. Brothers in arms. Hollanders in the Anglo-Boer War. Cape Town: Zebra Press. pp 14, 209