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Rev. Pieter J. Oggel composed a poem on the occasion of Rev. Albertus and Christina Van Raalte's 25th wedding anniversary. Oggel was a beloved son-in-law of the Van Raalte's. He reflects on many of the Van Raalte have had in the Netherlands and in America. He prays that they may also celebrate their golden wedding anniversary in the future, an event that did not come to pass.
The original documents are held in the Albertus C. Van Raalte Collection (M300) or the Dirk B.K. Van Raalte Collection (M301) in Heritage Hall, Hekman Library, Calvin University, Grand Rapids, MI. The Van Raalte material in Heritage Hall has since been reorganized.
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Oggel, Pieter J. and Kennedy, Nella, "Rev. Pieter J. Oggel Composed a Poem on the Occasion of Rev. Albertus and Christina Van Raalte's 25th Wedding Anniversary." (1861). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 90.