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Dirk H. Bratt and Family Collection

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Abstract

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

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Dirk H. Brat Papers

Correspondence - Dirk Brat

Correspondence - Dirk Brat

Correspondence - Family and Others

Correspondence

Correspondence, Documents, Newspaper Clippings



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Collection Overview

Title: Dirk H. Bratt and Family Collection, 1861-1977

ID: COLL/022

Primary Creator: Bratt, Dirk H. (1877-1932)

Extent: 6.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Date Acquired: 00/00/1977

Subjects: Bratt, Dirk and Hattie Boeve Bratt Family, Ellsworth (Mich.) - Biography, Genealogy, Holland (Mich.) - Biography, South Olive Christian Reformed Church (South Olive, Mich.) - History

Abstract

Correspondence between relatives and friends in the USA and in the Netherlands, and the Dirk and Hattie (Boeve) Bratt family of Holland and Ellsworth, Michigan. Letters comment on daily routine and events in the community, church life, and farming; genealogical materials; business correspondence regarding land deals, crop development and sales; various legal documents, account books, log books, almanacs, journals, notes, essays, poems, newspaper clippings and pamphlets. A speech entitled "The History of the Christian Reformed Church in South Olive, Michigan," given at its twenty-fifth anniversary in 1910. There are also the minutes of the Men’s Society of the Atwood CRC, Atwood, Michigan, 1918, of which D. Bratt was the secretary.

Biographical Note

Son of Hero and Albertha (Gortworst) Bratt, Dirk H. Bratt was born 5 January 1877. Dirk married Egbertje (Hattie) Boeve. Together they had 12 children– Janna, Hendrick, Cornelia, Steven, William Stephen, Hero D., Egbert, Albertha D., Aaltje, Boy Dickson, Dorothy Ann, and [unknown] Bratt. They lived in Holland and Ellsworth, Michigan. Dirk passed away on 22 February 1932.

Subject/Index Terms

Bratt, Dirk and Hattie Boeve Bratt Family
Ellsworth (Mich.) - Biography
Genealogy
Holland (Mich.) - Biography
South Olive Christian Reformed Church (South Olive, Mich.) - History

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 3.0 cubic ft.

Acquisition Source: Gift of the Bratt family, 1977.


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[Series 1: Dirk H. Brat Papers, 1886-1918],
[Series 2: Correspondence - Dirk Brat, 1861-1911],
[Series 3: Correspondence - Dirk Brat, 1912-1919],
[Series 4: Correspondence - Family and Others, 1920-1925],
[Series 5: Correspondence, 1925-1929],
[Series 6: Correspondence, Documents, Newspaper Clippings, 1930-1977],
[All]

Series 1: Dirk H. Brat Papers --- 1886-1918
Box 1
Folder 1: The Genealogy of Annie Brat and Cornelius Van den Heuvel.  Reports of Hero and Uncle John
Folder 2-3: Notes of Dirk Brat
Folder 4: Essays of Dirk Brat
Folder 5
Item 1: Minutes of SS Convention --- 16-Oct-12
Item 2: History of South Olive CRC --- 26-Mar-05
Folder 6: Journal of Dick Brat
Folder 7: Newspaper clippings, poems
Folder 8: Newspaper clippings
Folder 9-10: Pamphlets
Folder 11
Item 1: Time and Account books --- 1896
Item 2: Bijbelsche Almanac --- 1886
Item 3: Expense Account --- 1901

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Dirk H. Brat Papers, 1886-1918],
[Series 2: Correspondence - Dirk Brat, 1861-1911],
[Series 3: Correspondence - Dirk Brat, 1912-1919],
[Series 4: Correspondence - Family and Others, 1920-1925],
[Series 5: Correspondence, 1925-1929],
[Series 6: Correspondence, Documents, Newspaper Clippings, 1930-1977],
[All]


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