H13-1845. Blokker, Arian “Arie” (1831-1898). Papers, 1890-1895, 2001. 0.25 linear ft.


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Native of Oostgraftdyk, the Netherlands, and born in 1831. Married to Tryntje (Catherine) Kneght in 1851. His youngest brother was Rev. Simon Blokker (Blocker) (1881-1967) who went on to study at Hope College, Western Theological Seminary, and Princeton Seminary and pastor at Reformed Church in America (RCA) churches and teaches at Hope College. The collection includes original and translated correspondence from Blokker in the Netherlands to his relatives in the Chicago, Illinois, area, 1890-1895, describing all details of life in his village and the people that lived there. The collection also includes the 2001 book by John Jay Blocker, Journey Homeward: A Family Memoir (Blokker, Ton, Zilligen, Mayer), in which Blokker is written about in detail.


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