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Gijsbert Haan Collection, 1835-1964

Collection Overview

Title: Gijsbert Haan Collection, 1835-1964

ID: COLL/416

Creator: Haan, Gijsbert (1801-1874)

Extent: 0.25 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description


Early leader of the Secession of the Christian Reformed Church from the Reformed Church in America, 1857. The collection includes photocopy and typescript copy of a manuscript, letters, transcribed documents issued by the mayor of Hilversum (the Netherlands) concerning the religious gatherings led by G. Haan, articles about him, and a pamphlet (with translation).

Biographical Note

Gijsbert Haan was born in the town of Hilversum, the Netherlands on January 3, 1801.  When he grew up he made a living by becoming his hometown's weaver. He was one of the initial leaders of the Secession, and attended one the early Synods of the Christian Reformed Church. He immigrated with his wife, Marretje Pos, to the United States. They settled in Grand Rapids, Michigan where they attend First Church. Haan was very involved member of the church and served as an elder of the Frist Church for several years.  He passed away on July 27, 1874.

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 Boxes

Related Materials: Family Genealogy Collection: Gijsbert Haan. The Haan Family Story, by Doris Haan Wyngarden, 1976-1977

Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: [General Materials]
Box 1
Folder 1: Letters (transcribed with translation) --- 1835, 1836
Folder 2: Thoughts of the late Gijsbert Haan (photocopy with translation) --- 1850
Folder 3: Stem van een belasterden --- 1871
Folder 4: [Stem eens belasterden 1871]
Folder 5: Voice of one slandered [translation of stem . . ., 1871]
Folder 6: Manuscript of Gijsbert Haan (transcribed with translation)
Folder 7: Articles about Gijsbert Haan --- 1962-1964
Folder 8: Various pages of "Gedenkboek 1424 - Hilversum - 1924," mentioning Gijsbert Haan --- 1924