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De Grondwet reported that R. Kanters purchased a slab of black marble in Chicago for the memorial to be placed in the First Reformed Church in honor of Dr. Albertus C. Van Raalte. The slab measured 3 1/2 by 4 1/2 and was "1 1/2 thumbs thick."
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Kennedy, Simone, "De Grondwet Reported That R. Kanters Purchased a Slab of Black Marble in Chicago for the Memorial to be Placed in the First Reformed Church in Honor of Dr. Albertus C. Van Raalte" (1879). Van Raalte Papers: 1870-1879. 302.