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Albertus C. van Raalte and C. J. de Moen had a notice published in De Hollander that their eleven month old daughter, Anna, died after a brief fever. The notice is dated March 6, the day the baby died. Following the notice is a long poem. The first verse reads: "My child lies hidden in the grave./ It rests now with her God and Lord./He has bereft her of her life./O my soul! Give Him the honor." The initials of the person who wrote the poem are M.W.B.
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Van Raalte, A. C.; de Moen, C. J.; B., M. W.; and ten Hoor, Henry, "Notice Published in De Hollander w/ a Poem by M. W. B." (1854). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 403.