H88-0443.1. Kanters, Rokus (1826-1899). Papers, 1859. 1 folder.
Born in Gravenmoer, Province of North Brabant, the Netherlands, he immigrated to Holland, Michigan, in 1862. In Holland and other ports on the Great Lakes, Kanters was engaged in the construction of hydraulic works along with his sons and partner John Roost. Later, he became the editor of the Holland, Michigan, based newspaper, De Hope (The Hope), as well as served as a city alderman, mayor, and on the board of trustees for Pilgrim Home Cemetery. Collection includes a handwritten book of his poetry in the Dutch language. (K)
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