The collection consists of materials inherited by William H. Penn from his pioneering Dutch-American immigrant ancestors and those with whom they interacted. These ancestors include Cornelius Kuyper (Kuijper), John Brandt (Jan Brand), Jacob Pen, Annigje Stobbe, and Maartje Dalenberg. The majority of the papers come from the Roseland, Illinois, and Calumet County area near Chicago, where Cornelius Kuyper was an important settler. There is correspondence with relatives and friends in the Netherlands. Also includes early (1850-forward) correspondence with Dutch immigrants in America, in such places as Kansas and Kalamazoo. Correspondents include Jan Bos and Cornelius Hillegonds. Many materials relating to genealogy and the family trees of Brandt, Kuyper, Eenigenburg, Dalenberg, Ton, de Jong, and Penn (Pen).
Repository citation: Hope College, "H02-1477. Penn, William H. Papers, 1829-2002. 4.00 linear ft." (2013). Collection Registers and Abstracts. Paper 639.
June 21, 2013.