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Cornelius De Leeuw Collection



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Title: Cornelius De Leeuw Collection, 1903-1912

ID: COLL/058

Primary Creator: De Leeuw, Cornelius (1876-1963)

Extent: 1.0 . More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Subjects: Van den Heuvel, Arie J., 1854-1924

Forms of Material: Sermons


Minister of the Christian Reformed Church. The collection includes sermons and class notes, correspondence, call letters, clippings, and materials regarding the court decision to suspend A. J. Van den Heuvel from Passaic Christian Reformed Church, Passaic, New Jersey.

Biographical Note

Cornelius De Leeuw was born in Nieuwdorp, Zeeland, the Netherlands on January 8, 1876. The De Leeuw family immigrated to the United States in 1892 and they settled in Lodi, New Jersey. In his twenties De Leeuw decided to dedicate his life to ministry and entered Calvin Preparatory School in 1897 and graduated from Calvin Seminary in 1904. De Leeuw continued his education at Princeton Seminary for a year.

In 1905, De Leeuw received a call to serve Douglas Park, Illinois. De Leeuw accepted and was ordained on December 17, 1905. De Leeuw went on to serve many other church communities: Pella, Iowa (1910), Sioux Center, Iowa (1919), Lansing, Illinois (1924), Tracy, Iowa (1944). De Leeuw retired in 1953 and returned to Lansing, Illinois. De Leeuw passed away on June 8, 1963 in Palos Heights, Illinois. He was survived by his wife, Johanna Hermina Fles, and four of their five children.

Subject/Index Terms

Van den Heuvel, Arie J., 1854-1924

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 0.25 cubic ft.

Acquisition Source: Gift of C. De Leeuw

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Series 1
Box 1
Folder 1
Item 1: Call Letters from Reeman, Kalamazoo, and Grand Haven --- 1905-1909
Item 2: Correspondence from J. Bosscher and L. S. Huizenga --- 1911
Item 3: Press clippings and final decree on Rev. A. Vanden Heuvel --- 1912
Item 4: Letter of C. De Leeuw to his brother --- 1911
Item 5: Notebook of "Schetscollegie"
Folder 2: Fifty Dutch sermons, in nine booklets, outlined, handwritten. One complete sermon on Hebrews 4:16 --- 1903-1912
Folder 3
Item 1: Three notebooks on Christology, Dogmatics, lectures of F. M. Ten Hoor and class notes when a student at the Seminary --- undated
Folder 4
Item 1: Paper, "Ritschl on Justification" --- March 27, 1905
Item 2: Paper re: Adult Catechism Class --- undated

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