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Albertus C. Van Raalte, elders Jonker, Hekhuis, Appeldoorn, Labots, J. A. Wilterdink, and Broek and deacons de Weerd, G. W. Wilterdink, A. Plugger, and Keppel attended this meeting of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church of Holland. It was reported that the cost of the new building would be $2000 more than the $2,064 it was originally thought to cost. A request will be made to the Collegiate Church of New York for a loan of $1,000. When the pastor was absent and not available to teach the catechism classes, elders Labots, Jonker, and Wilterdink would do the teaching.




Holland, Michigan


In Dutch; translation by Rev. William Buursma.

Description of the document and reference to The Joint Archives of Holland 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 Joint Archives of Holland.


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 Joint Archives of Holland.

Meeting Minutes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church