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Vanden Heuvel, Arie J. (1854-1924) | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Name: Vanden Heuvel, Arie J. (1854-1924)

Historical Note:

Arie J. Vanden Heuvel was born in Werkendam, North Bradbant, Netherlands on August 17, 1854. Before pursuing a career in the ministry, Vanden Heuvel held various other job in both the Netherlands as well as first entering the United States. Vanden Heuvel enrolled at Calvin Theological Seminary and graduated in 1890.

His first charge was in Zutphen, Michigan in the same year of his graduation. He went on to serve several other congregations including: Dispatch, Kansas (1892-1895); West Side, Cleveland, Ohio (1895-1902); Hospers, Iowa (1902-1904); Rochester, New York (1904-1907).

In 1907 he joined the North Side Church in Passaic, New Jersey as their minister. By 1912 a disagreement which led to court and the removal of Vanden Heuvel's license to preach by the mother church occurred. Vanden Heuvel left the Christian Reformed Church for the Reformed Church in America. He pastored at the following churches under the Reformed Church in America: RCA: Fourth, Passaic, New Jersey (1912-1914); Atwood, Michigan (1914-1917); Beverly, Michigan (1917-1920); Twin Lakes, Minnesota (1920-1922). In 1922 Rev. Vanden Heuvel retired from active ministry.

On March 9, 1924 Rev. Arie J. Vanden Heuvel passed away in Clifton, New Jersey due to a lingering illness. His wife, née Van Lonkhuyzen, had passed away only two month before him.

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