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The memoirs of Rev. Cornelius Vander Meulen included the story of the death of his wife, Mrs. Elisabeth Vander Meulen, who died during the Sunday afternoon service in the Second Reformed Church of Grand Rapids when Rev. Peter Moerdyk was conducting worship. At the interment service in the Zeeland cemetery on Thursday, 11 February, Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte spoke on I Thess. 4.13. There are many references to Rev. Van Raalte in these memoirs.




Grand Rapids, Michigan


In Dutch; translation by Dr. Henry ten Hoor of pages c. 128-139 of Ter Nagedachtenis van Rev. Cornelius van der Meulen, Grand Rapids, Mich., 1876.

Description of the document 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 Memoirs of Rev. Cornelius Vander Meulen Included the Story of the Death of His Wife, Mrs. Elisabeth Vander Meulen