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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.


Box and Folder Listing


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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 6: Correspondence, Documents, Newspaper Clippings --- 1930-1977
Box 6
Folder 1: Correspondence --- Jan.-June 1930
Folder 2: Correspondence --- July-Dec. 1930
Folder 3: Correspondence --- Jan.-June 1931
Folder 4: Correspondence --- July-Dec. 1931
Folder 5: Correspondence --- Jan.-March 1932
Folder 6: Correspondence --- April-Dec. 1932
Folder 7-9: Correspondence --- 1933-1935
Folder 10: Correspondence --- 1936-1937
Folder 11: Correspondence --- 1938-1939
Folder 12: Correspondence --- 1940-1941
Folder 13-17: Correspondence --- 1942-1946
Folder 18: Correspondence --- 1947-1949
Folder 19: Correspondence --- 1950-1951
Folder 20: Correspondence --- 1952-1955
Folder 21: Correspondence --- 1956-1957
Folder 22: Correspondence --- 1958-1977
Folder 23: Undated Letters and fragments
Folder 24: Legal Documents
Folder 25: Receipts --- prior to 1903
Folder 26: Newspaper clippings

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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