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Klaas Hoeksema Collection



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Title: Klaas Hoeksema Collection, 1895-1968Add to your cart.

ID: COLL/385

Primary Creator: Hoeksema, Klaas (1881-1968)

Extent: 0.25 Cubic Feet. More info below.

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Teacher and principal of the Englewood Christian School, Chicago, Illinois. The collection includes certificates, letters of recommendation, programs, correspondence, notes, and a document pertaining to Marcia Bruin Slot.

Biographical Note

Klaas Hoeksema was born on September 22, 1881 in the Netherlands. As a young man, Hoeksema immigrated to the United States and settled in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Hoeksema first worked at a greenhouse where he developed a life-long appreciation for nature and flowers. He soon accepted a teaching position at Williams Street Christian School of Kalamazoo in 1905. He went on to teach at Muskegon, Michigan; Roseland, Chicago; Ebenezer, Chicago; and Munster, Indiana.

In 1921 began to teach at Englewood Christian School in Chicago. Only after one year of teaching, Hoeksema accepted the role of principal, a position he held until his retirement in 1946. His passion for teaching even extend outside of the classroom, he taught catechism at the Frist Christian Reformed Church of Englewood every Saturday for 31 years. Even after retirement he continued to do substitute teaching.  Hoeksema held the role of secretary of the Christian Principal's Club for many years.

On September 7, 1968 Klaas Hoeksema passed away due to a short illness in Oak Lawn, Illinois.

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Folder 1: Correspondence --- 1901-1962Add to your cart.
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Item 1: Birth Record --- 1880Add to your cart.
Item 2: Marcia Bruins Slot --- 1895Add to your cart.
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Item 1: Birth Record --- 1880, 1896Add to your cart.
Item 2: translation --- 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Attestations --- 1901-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Certificates of Instruction --- 1898-1901Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Teaching contract --- 1902Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Provinciale Drentsche en Asser Courant, newspaper --- 1907Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Application for life insurance --- 1908Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Church bulletin, Commemoration of 30 Years in the Service of Christian Education --- 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Obituary --- 1968Add to your cart.

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