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The Orphans House was built at about this time in the Holland Colony with the purpose to house the orphans of many families when both parents were lost by death. A story written about the Orphans House by Cornelius Doesburg was published in The Anchor, April, 1889. The story was written at that time because the building burned down on 26 March 1889.
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"Story Written About the Orphan House in the Anchor 1889" (1848). Van Raalte Papers: 1840-1849. 191.