Brother of Jacques van der Veur who arrived in Gouda in December 1897 as a modeller. Both brothers were born in Maastricht and appear to have worked in the pottery industry there before they moved with their brother in law to Purmerend in 1896. Petrus moved to Gouda in May 1899 when he was registered as a 'plateelschilder'. By Jan. 1901 he states he is 'plateelbakker', which could mean just "working in the ceramics industry". A year later he works as a milkman.
Until work signed by him appears we can doubt if he really has worked as an independent decorator.