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Elder Labots was elected chairman of the consistory meeting of the First Reformed Church in the absence of the pastor, Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte. The discussion of a major problem among some church members consumed most of the meeting. The membership of Johanna Marie [Van Raalte] Oggel was received from Pella, Iowa. The transfer was dated 7 December 1863.
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Wakker, G.; Buursma, William; and Buursma, Althea, "Meeting Minutes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church" (1864). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 220.