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In the Hope College magazine produced by students, The Excelsiora, there was a statement that "the house east of the Cemetery belonging to A. C. van Raalte, was burned on the 26th of April. They are busily engaged again to rebuild it." [Why this the house that Mrs. Albertus V.R., Jr. was already living in or did she and her children move into the new house?] Husband Albertus had disappeared in November/December of 1869. The "A. C. Van Raalte" ship was also mentioned. The Excelsiora, n. p.
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"In the Hope College Magazine Produced by Students, The Excelsiora, There Was a Statement" (1871). Van Raalte Papers: 1870-1879. 45.