I am descended from a Reverend William Melder of the Dutch Reformed Church who came to Sri Lanka (an island off the coast of India) from Holland as a Missionary in the 1800's. I have long noted the Louisiana and other Melder's in the USA and am wondering if anyone knows of any possible connections. My father has mapped out a detailed genealogy that stops at this man. Possibilities are a relocation or a prior change of name from Mulder. If anyone has any ideas or info I'd love to hear from you.