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Frederick J. Drost Collection

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Title: Frederick J. Drost Collection, 1883-1922

ID: COLL/073

Primary Creator: Drost, Frederick J. (1863-1928)

Extent: 1.0 Box. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Subjects: Clergy - Correspondence, Pleasant Street Christian Reformed Church (Whitinsville, Mass.)

Abstract

Minister of the Christian Reformed Church. The collection includes correspondence, call letters, and a translated letter written on the 25th anniversary of the Pleasant Street Christian Reformed Church in Whitinsville, Massachusetts.

Biographical Note

Frederick J. Drost was born in Joure, Friesland, the Netherlands on January 11, 1863. In 1886, Drost was appointed “catechizeermeester” (similar to an assistant preacher) at the Established Church. After two years, Drost was appointed and stationed as evangelist in Wartena.

In 1890, Drost left the Established Church and joined the Reformed Church. He served the Wartena Reformed Church until he immigrated to Whitinsville, Massachusetts. From 1896 to 1904, Drost served the Whitinsville congregation. Drost also served a number of other congregations as well: Eastmanville, Michigan (1902-1905); Byron Center, Michigan (1905-1910); Leighton, Iowa (1910-1914); Los Angeles, California (1914-1917); Oak Harbor, Washington (1917-1922) and lastly Otley, Iowa in 1922.

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Clergy - Correspondence
Pleasant Street Christian Reformed Church (Whitinsville, Mass.)

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 0.25 cubic ft.

Acquisition Source: Gift of F.J. Drost


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Box 1
Folder 1: Biographical material
Folder 2: National militia release, the Netherlands --- 1883
Folder 3
Item 1: Call Letters and correspondence: Whitinsville, MA -  accepted --- 1896
Item 2: Call Letters and correspondence:  Mission field west of the Mississippi - declined --- Nov. 1904
Item 3: Call Letters and correspondence: East Paris, MI - declined --- Dec. 1904
Item 4: Call Letters and correspondence: Byron Center, MI - accepted --- Sept. 1905
Folder 4
Item 1: Call Letters and correspondence: Peoria, IA -declined --- Jan. 1908
Item 2: Call Letters and correspondence: Cleveland, OH - declined --- Feb. 1909
Item 3: Call Letters and correspondence:  Prosper, MI -  declined --- Sept. 1909
Item 4: Call Letters and correspondence: Moline, MI - declined --- Nov. 1909
Item 5: Call Letters and correspondence: Missions work within Grand Rapids Classes - declined --- March 1910
Folder 5
Item 1: Call Letters and correspondence: Leighton, IA - accepted --- March 1910
Item 2: Call Letters and correspondence:  Denver, CO to serve as missionary in Classis Pella, specifically in Los Angeles - declined --- July 1913
Item 3: Call Letters and correspondence: Oak Harbor, WA - accepted --- Nov. 1916
Item 4: Call Letters and correspondence: Otley, IA -  accepted --- Aug. 1922
Folder 6: Letter from Whitinsville CRC - Twenty-fifth anniversary.  A "half-way" invitation --- 1921

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