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On February 9, 1847, Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte chose a site on Michigan s Black River and founded what became Holland. Motivated in part by a potato famine and crop failures, the settlers also sought religious freedom. Other countrymen followed, leaving an indelible mark on the character of southwest Michigan. Jan Douma and Matteus Notier, Union soldiers from Graafschap, guarded the bier of slain president Abraham Lincoln. Newbery Medal winning children s author Meindert DeJong came from Grand Rapids, as did Caldecott ...

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Dutch Heritage in Kent and Ottawa Counties 2009, Arcadia Publishing Library Editions

ISBN-13: 9781531639020

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Dutch Heritage in Kent and Ottawa Counties 2009, Arcadia Publishing (SC), Charleston, SC

ISBN-13: 9780738560281

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