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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.
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Scott, Charles; Huizinga, J.; Van De Kreeke, G.; Van Der Hart, E.; Oggel nee Van Raalte, J. M. W.; Van Raalte, A. C.; De Spelder, John A.; Van Der Meulen, C.; and Kennedy, Nella, "Various Eulogies in De Hope for Pieter J. Oggel" (1869). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 541.