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Marinus Van Vessem Collection

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ID: COLL/395

Primary Creator: Van Vessem, Marinus (1866-1945)

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Abstract

Minister of the Christian Reformed Church. Papers, consisting of call letters from Christian Reformed Churches and agencies.

Biographical Note

Marinus Van Vessem was born in Cleveland, Ohio on April 10, 1866. In 1883 Van Vessem made his confession of faith and by 1887 he was the youngest graduate of the Calvin Theological Seminary. After earning his diploma, Van Vessem accepted the call from the Clymer congregation of New York. The young Rev. Van Vessem was able to preach his sermons in three different languages:  English, German, and Dutch.

In 1888 the Synod chose Van Vessem to become a home missionary. Rev. Van Vessem was a very successful missionary, he accepted 142 people for baptism or confession of faith.  By 1890 Rev. Van Vessem returned to the pulpit in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Rev. Van Vessem went on to serve the congregation of Fulton, IL (1895-1897); Overisel, MI (1897-1903); Drenthe, MI (1903-1910); Graafschap, MI (1910-1915); Frist Zeeland, MI (1915-1928); and Comstock, MI (1926-1928). In 1928 Rev. Van Vessem accepted the role of Hospital Pastor at Pine Rest Christian Hospital in Cutlerville, Michigan.  He served the institution until his retirement in 1938. On November 27, 1945 Rev. Marinus Van Vessem was walking across a street when he was struck by a car, he passed away the same day. He was survived by his wife, Anna Vos, and their children.


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Folder 1: Beroepingsbrief, Midland Park, New Jersey, Midland Park --- 1877Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Beroepsbrief, Clymer, New York, Clymer --- 1887Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Beroepsbrief, Commissie voor Binnenlandsche Zending --- 1888Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Beroepsbrief, Lodi, New Jersey, Lodi --- 1888Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Call letter, Clymer, New York, Clymer --- 1889Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Beroepsbrief, Vriesland, Michigan, Vriesland --- 1889Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Beroepsbrief, De Commissie voor de Zending onder de Heidenen der Holl. Chr. Geref. Kerk --- 1889Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Beroepsbrief, Jenisonville, Michigan, First --- 1889Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Beroepsbrief, Oostburg, Wisconsin, First --- 1889Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Beroepsbrief, Fulton, Ilinois, Fulton --- 1889Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Beroepsbrief, Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati --- 1890Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Beroepsbrief, New Era, Michigan --- 1891Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Beroepsbrief, Prinsburg, Minnesota, First --- 1892Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Beroepsbrief, South Olive, Michigan, South Olive --- 1893Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Call letter, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Broadway --- 1893Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Beroepsbrief, Fulton, Illinois, Fulton --- 1894Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Beroepsbrief, Fulton, Illinois, Fulton --- 1895Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Beroepsbrief, Alto, Wisconsin, Alto --- 1896Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Beroepsbrief, Overisel, Michigan, Overisel --- 1897Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Beroepingsbrief, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Sheboygan --- 1901Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Beroepingsbrief, Lamont and Eastmanville, Michigan --- 1901Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Beroepingsbrief, Sheridan, Michigan, Sheridan --- 1902Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Letter of Credential, Grand Rapids, Michigan --- 1902Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Beroepingsbrief, Cleveland, Ohio, West Side --- 1902Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Beroepsbrief, Cleveland, Ohio, Chr. Geref. Gem. --- 1902Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Beroepsbrief, Calvin Theological School - Educational agent --- 1902Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Beroepingsbrief, Allendale (Pearline), Michigan, Christel. Geref. Kerk --- 1902Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Beroepingsbrief, South Olive, Michigan, South Olive --- 1902Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Beroepingsbrief, Oakland, Michigan, Oakland --- 1903Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Beroepingsbrief, Drenthe, Michigan, Drenthe --- 1903Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Call letter, Englewood, New Jersey, Englewood --- 1904Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Beroepingsbrief, Holland, Michigan, Sixteenth Street --- 1907Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Beroepingsbrief, Holland, Michigan, Prospect Park --- 1907Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Beroepsbrief, Grand Rapids, Michigan, East Street --- 1907Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Beroepingsbrief, Zeeland, Michigan, North Street --- 1908Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Beroepingsbrief, Rochester, New York, Rochester --- 1908Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Beroepingsbrief, Grand Rapids, Michigan, East Street --- 1909Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Beroepingsbrief, Graafschap, Michigan, Graafschap --- 1909Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Beroepingsbrief, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Third --- 1911Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Call letter, Holland, Michigan, Fourteenth Street --- 1911Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Call letter, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Sherman Street --- 1911Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Beroepingsbrief, Holland, Michigan, Sixteenth Street --- 1913Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Beroepingsbrief, Paterson New Jersey, First --- 1914Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Beroepingsbrief, Zeeland, Michigan, First --- 1914Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Beroepingsbrief, Hoboken, New Jersey, Hoboken --- 1917Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Beroepingsbrief, Jamestown, Michigan, Jamestown --- 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Beroepingsbrief, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Third --- 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Beropsbrief, Prospect Park, New Jersey, Hebrew Mission --- 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Beroepingsbrief, Spring Lake, Michigan, Spring Lake --- 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Call letter, Comstock, Michigan, Comstock --- 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Call letter, Harderwyk, Michigan, Harderwyk --- 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Call letter, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Christian Psychopathic Hospital --- 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Beroepingsbrief, De Board der Inwendige Zending van de Christelyk Gereformeerde Kerk --- n.d.Add to your cart.

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