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Frederick J. Drost Collection, 1883-1922

Collection Overview

Title: Frederick J. Drost Collection, 1883-1922

ID: COLL/073

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

Extent: 1.0 Box. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

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.

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: 0.25 cubic ft.

Acquisition Source: Gift of F.J. Drost


Box and Folder Listing

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