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A report of John Van Vleck and P[ieter] J. Oggel in De Hollander on a meeting in Grand Haven, Michigan, which was attended by Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte, Rev. Adrian Zwemer, along with Rev. Seine Bolks, Rev. W. van Leeuwen, and Rev. H. Stobbelaar from the Classis of Wisconsin. Elder M. Mensing [of Alto, Wisconsin] was also present. During the Wednesday evening worship service in Grand Haven, there was simultaneously a worship service in Franklin, Wisconsin, near Milwaukee. The purpose of the Thursday meeting was promoting "mutual instruction, warning, admonition and comfort." A desirability of organizing a Society of Ministers "to improve our respect for each other..." was also stated. Since these above-mentioned ministers represented the Classes of Holland and Wisconsin, all Dutch immigrant congregations in the Middle West were then also represented. John Van Vleck was the president for the meeting and Pieter Oggel, Secretary.
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Van Vleck, John; ten Hoor, Henry; and Kennedy, Nella, "Report in De Hollander" (1858). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 67.