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Accompanying the marriage contract of Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte and Christina de Moen are hand-written copies of legal documents proving the birth of Albertus C. Van Raalte, the death of his father, the permission for the marriage by Van Raalte's mother, the exemption from the militia, Christina J. de Moen's birth, deaths of her parents, Benjamin de Moen and Johanna Maria W. Menzel, burial of Christina's grandparents, banns of Albertus and Christina in Amsterdam, and the banns of Albertus and Christina in Hattem. These items are also filed individually.

Date

3-11-1836

Notes

In Dutch; translation by Nella Kennedy, 2002.

Description of the document and reference to the National Archives of the Netherlands by Dr. Elton J. Bruins.

About the collection:

Elton J. Bruins, long-time professor in the Department of Religion at Hope College, spent years collecting documents by and about Albertus C. Van Raalte, founder of Holland, Michigan and early patron of Hope College. Documents were gathered from dozens of public and private collections, making a nearly exhaustive collection of Van Raalte's writings and reflections. It is these documents that make up the "Van Raalte Papers."

Source

The original documents are held in the National Archives of the Netherlands.

Rights

This digitized material is intended for personal research/study only. The original documents may not be reproduced for commercial use in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without permission in writing from the National Archives of the Netherlands.

Legal Documents Relating to the Marriage

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