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At the congregational meeting of the First Reformed Church, the election of elders and deacons took place. The voting results for elder were: T. Keppel, 50 votes; A. Krabshuis, 40 votes; Kroes, 17 votes, and J. van de Luijster, 27 votes. For deacon: D. te Roller, 52 votes; R. Schilleman, 31 votes; P. de Vries, 32 votes, Kroes, 23 votes; J. van de Luijster, 15 votes; and J. van Dijk, 33 votes. [I assume that Keppel and Krabshuis were elected elders and te Roller, de Vries, and van Dijk, deacons.] The minutes were not signed.
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Buursma, William, "Congregational Meeting Minutes of the First Reformed Church" (1855). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 275.