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De Grondwet reported that the "Old Settlers" had a meeting in Graafschap. A. J. Neerken was president of the group and Rev. Adrian Zwemer, secretary. "Two aspects received the main attention during the rest of the meeting: religious freedom and a better livelihood than in the old mother country." E. Zagers and E. Freriks who came with Dr. Albertus C. Van Raalte in 1846 spoke.
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Kennedy, Simone, "De Grondwet Reported That the "Old Settlers" Had a Meeting in Graafschap" (1879). Van Raalte Papers: 1870-1879. 304.