Minutes of the Classis of Holland
The minutes of the Classis of Holland, meeting at the home of Elder H. Broek. Representatives of the churches of Overisel and Grand Rapids are present for the first time, making a total of seven congregations. Albertus C. Van Raalte was elected president and J. A. Verhorst continued as clerk. Rev. Hendrik G. Klein's credentials were examined and he was admitted to membership in theClassis. A Rev. Verschuur was also admitted to membership. Rev. Vander Meulen announced that he received a request to organize the church in Milwaukee and install elders. Classis approved the organization.
Van Raalte, A. C. and Verhorst, J. A., "Minutes of the Classis of Holland" (1849). Van Raalte Papers: 1840-1849. 308.