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The death of Rev. Pieter J. Oggel was duly noted in this issue of De Hope. Prof. Charles Scott wrote a eulogy on behalf of the Hope College faculty. The eulogy of the theological students was written by J. Huizinga, G. Van De Kreeke, and E. Van Der Hart. The widow wrote the formal death notice. Dr. Albertus C. Van Ralate wrote a one-sentence statement about the loss of his beloved son-in-law. A long statement on behalf of the Fraternal Society was written by John A. De Spelder. The text of the funeral sermon preached by Rev. Cornelius Vander Meulen was printed in full.




Holland, Michigan


In Dutch; translations by Nella Kennedy, May, 2004.

Description of the document and reference to the Holland Museum 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 Holland Museum.


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 Holland Museum.

Various Eulogies in De Hope for Pieter J. Oggel