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On this date, the Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte wrote the County Clerk and reported to him the marriages he conducted during the previous months. The people at whose marriage he officiated were: Jan Pauels and Maaike Schaap, July16, 1849; Gijsbert Ferrij and Romkje Brouwer, July 21, 1849; Arent Jan Hesselink and Trijntje Oostlindie [?], November 24, 1849; Arent Stander and Geertru[de] Zoerrnan, June 27, 1850; Jannes Porte and Annigje Huizinga, March 17 1850; Hendricus Uiterwijk and Antonina de Priester born Labee April 7, 1850; and Antonie van Rij and Jacoba Westveer, April 1850




Holland, Michigan


Description of the document and reference to the Holland Museum 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."

Digitizing the Van Raalte papers was supported by the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York. The project was done in partnership with Heritage Hall at Calvin University, which also digitized its Van Raalte collections.


The original documents are held in the Holland Museum.


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 Holland Museum.

The Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte Wrote the County Clerk and Reported to Him the Marriages He Conducted During the Previous Months