We’d like to emphasize that all credit for
this section goes to Heritage
Hall, Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We merely sent them
a list of more than 600 families and individuals who emigrated from
to the USA. Dr. Richard Harms, curator of Heritage Hall, and his staff
checked all of them and managed to come up with abt. 350 obituaries
they scanned and sent back. Obviously we are most grateful to Heritage
Hall for all the time and
they have gone through in order to make this section possible.
Except from one, the obituaries were all published in two
“De Wachter” (in Dutch) and “The Banner” (in English), both official
of the Christian Reformed Church. Some obituaries were published
both periodicals. Please note that we did not translate them but feel
to get in touch if you’d like a translation of a particular one. That
be no problem.
The assumed original names of the deceased are linked to
relevant names in the database. Although this was done based on our own
conclusions we feel that these links are correct. If
you happen to have any additional information of relatives mentioned in
the obituaries we would appreciate it if you’d be so kind to share
with other visitors to the website. Thank you very much in advance.