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A brief note on page 8 in the Allegan Journal that "the Rev. Dr. A. C. Van Raalte, the founder of the Holland colony, is confined at his residence with a serious illness from which he cannot recover."
Allegan Journal, August 5, 1876, p. 8.
Heeg, Erica D., "A Brief Note on Page 8 in the Allegan Journal That "The Rev. Dr. A. C. Van Raalte, the Founder of the Holland Colony, is Confined at His Residence with a Serious Illness from Which He Cannot Recover"" (1876). Van Raalte Papers: 1870-1879. 350.