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A report in De Hollander, p. 3, informed the Holland community the recent election results for Holland township. Henry D. Post was elected supervisor, 132-4; Hendrik van Eijk, township treasurer, 131-5; Pieter van den Berg, township clerk, 134-2; Post and van Eijk were also elected as justices of the peace. Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte was elected school inspector by a vote of 135-1. Post was also elected as highway commissioner. Jan van der Luijster Jr. and Teunis Keppel became "directors of the poor." Elected constables were Jacob Liesveld, Jan Kolvoord, Berend L. van Lente and Homer E. Hudson.
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ten Hoor, Henry, "Report in De Hollander Informed the Holland Community the Recent Election Results for Holland Township" (1853). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 246.