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Marinus Van Vessem Collection

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Title: Marinus Van Vessem Collection, 1877-1928

ID: COLL/395

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

Extent: 0.5 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

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

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