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Henry Walkotten Collection



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Title: Henry Walkotten Collection, 1886-1920Add to your cart.

ID: COLL/397

Primary Creator: Walkotten, Henry (1864-1925)

Extent: 0.25 Cubic Feet. More info below.

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Minister of the Christian Reformed Church. The letters relate information on the years at Calvin Theological Seminary, and subsequent letters are written from various congregations.

Biographical Note

Henry Walkotten was born on November 12, 1864 in Georgsdorf, Betheim, Germany.  Walkotten and his family immigrated to the United States in 1884.  Walkotten entered Calvin College two years later, graduating with a B.A. in 1890. He went on to attend Calvin Theological Seminary, where he earned his diploma in 1893.

Walkotten's first call came from First, Wellsburg Iowa in 1893. He served the First congregation until 1895. Rev. Walkotten's other charges include Third (Allen Avenue), Muskegon, MI (1895-1899); First, Fremont, MI (1899-1907); First Wellsburg, IA (1907-1908); Oakland, MI (1908-1911); Hudsonville, MI (1911-1921); and lastly Second, Pella, Iowa (1921-1925). He even taught the Dutch language and literature at Central College in Pella, Iowa for a few years. Due to a brief illness, Rev. Walkotten passed away on May 17, 1925 in Pella, Iowa. He was survived by his wife, Anna Vos and their children.

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Series 1: [General Materials]Add to your cart.
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Folder 1: Letter (With Translation) --- August 29, 1886Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Letter (With Translation) --- November 7, 1887Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Letter (With Translation) --- June 30, 1888Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Letter (With Translation) --- October 6, 1888Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Letter (With Translation) --- February 20, 1889Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Letter (With Translation) --- February 12, 1894Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Letter --- October 9, 1914Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Letter (With Translation) --- August 30, 1916Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Letter (With Translation) --- January 28, 1916Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Letter (With Translation) --- April 8, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Letter, History of Fremont, MI - First --- n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Certificates, classical license, letters, of call --- 1891-1893Add to your cart.

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