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Abstract Paul George Fried was born on April 4, 1919, in Leipzig, Germany, and was raised in Wiesbaden, Germany and Vienna, Austria. In April 1938, Fried was arrested by the Nazis and imprisoned in Vienna before leaving for England and worked for the British Society for the Propagation of the Gospel among the Jews in 1939. In December 1939, Fried entered the United States aboard the SS Veendam. He began studies at Hope College in 1940. Fried was drafted in 1943, and became...
Dates: 1851 - 2015
Abstract Minister of the Reformed Church in America and professor of theology at Western Theological Seminary. The collection contains biographical information, letters, his Western Theological Seminary inaugural address, a lecture, an article and newspaper clipping, as well as his certificate from the Theological School of the Christian Reformed Church at Kampen, Holland. Detailed Collection Register...
Dates: 1866 - 1913; 2014
Abstract Hope College class of 1900; Western Theological Seminary class of 1903; Pastor of First Reformed, Everly, Iowa; Second Reformed, Lennox, South Dakota; First Reformed, Forreston, Illinois; Logan Reformed, Dell Rapids, South Dakota. Honorary doctorate in Divinity, 1927. The collection consists of manuscript sermons in German and English, most from 1907-1908. Detailed Collection Register...
Dates: 1903 - 1947
Abstract Missionary in Japan, 1953 1973; evangelist; writer; president of Western Theological Seminary (WTS), 1973 1985; professor at WTS, 1985-1998. Collection includes correspondence, articles, essays, and books written by Hesselink. Subjects include theologians, doctrinal theology, books of the New Testament, the RCA, Japan mission, and Western Theological Seminary. Detailed Collection Register...
Dates: 1953 - 2007
Abstract Microfilm of records held at New Brunswick Theological Seminary and deposited at the Western Theological Seminary for preservation and access to records from the Reformed Church in America (RCA). The collection contains microfilm, which include pre-Revolutionary documents, original correspondence of missionaries to China, India, Arabia, Japan, particular synod and classical minutes, and records of local churches. Specific documents include: Complaints against Frelinghuysen, 1725; Coetus...
Dates: 1725 - 1975
W93-1063. Michigan, Holland. First Reformed Church. Records, 1867-1990. 18.25 linear ft. PARTIALLY RESTRICTED
Abstract The First Reformed Church had its beginning in 1847 when Dr. Albertus C. Van Raalte came to Holland to avoid persecution in the Netherlands. Regular services began in a log church, where Pilgrim Home Cemetery is today. The group of believers was organized as a congregation of the Reformed Church in America (RCA) in 1850 and, in 1856, the congregation moved into its newly-built Pillar Church at Ninth and College.On February 27, 1882, the majority of the congregation voted to...
Dates: 1867 - 1990
W94-1188. Illinois, Peoria. Christ Community Church. Records, 1871-1994. 11.00 linear ft. PARTIALLY RESTRICTED
Abstract The records of the German Reformed Church/Christ Community Church of Peoria, Illinois, include the original cornerstone box and its contents from 1904, records of the consistory, elders meetings, Ladies Aid, Sunday School, Euodia Club, Fidelis Club, Womens Guild, Mission Band, Young Peoples Club, among others. It covers the time period from 1871, at the start of the church, to 1994, which marks the end. Several documents from the earlier years are in German and/or Dutch. Pastors include...
Dates: 1871 - 1994
Abstract Herman van der Ploeg was born in Zyldijk, province of Groningen, the Netherlands, on November 19, 1862. After immigrating to America, he attended Hope College and graduated with the class of 1892. He then attended Western Theological Seminary (WTS) and graduated with the class of 1895. He was licensed by Classis of Holland in 1895 and ordained by the Classis of Grand River that same year. He served as a minister in the Reformed Church in America (RCA) for congregations at New Era,...
Dates: 1849 - 1927