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Eisse Harke Woldring Collection



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Title: Eisse Harke Woldring Collection, 1910-1920Add to your cart.

ID: COLL/336

Primary Creator: Woldring, Eisse Harke (1884-1961)

Extent: 0.25 Cubic Feet. More info below.

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Minister of the Gereformeerde Kerken, 1922-1945, and the Gereformeerde Kerken Vrijgemaakt, 1945-1961, in the Netherlands. Letters, written from Grand Rapids, Michigan, to family in Sauwerd, Groningen. They give an account of a young man's life: travel stories; factory work; studies at Calvin Theological Seminary; Thanksgiving in Moline, Michigan; a vacation in Chicago, Illinois; church and social activities; World War I; and pro-German allegiance.

Biographical Note

Eisse Harke Woldring (1884-1961) was the son of Derk Woldring, a farmer in Zuidwold, the Netherlands, and Elisabeth Dijksterhuis.  The younger Woldring came to Grand Rapids in 1910 and worked in local furniture factories for three years when he enrolled in Calvin College. He graduated from Calvin Seminary in 1921. With his wife, Sophia (Fie) Jongsma, also from the Netherlands but whom he married in California in 1918, he returned to the Netherlands, where he studies at the Theological School in Kampen for a year, was declared a candidate and accepted a call to the church in Kornhorn in 1922. He retired from the ministry in 1953 after experiencing a series of mild strokes.

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Series 1: Letters --- 1910-1920Add to your cart.
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Folder 2: Letters --- 1910Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Letters --- 1911Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Letters --- 1912, Jan-FebAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Letters --- 1912, June-OctAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Letters --- 1912, Nov-DecAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Letters --- 1913-1915Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Letters --- 1916-1917Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Letters --- 1918-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Fie (Sophia) Jongsma Woldring Letters --- 1918-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Piet Woldring included in Eisse Woldring PapersAdd to your cart.

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