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Interview with Richard Poortinga

It is June 21, 2008, and I am at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Poortinga in Dyer, Indiana   MHH:  Mr. Poortinga, where and when you were born? RP:  I was born in Munster, Indiana, not too far from here.  December 25, 1924. MHH:  A Christmas baby! RP:  A Christmas baby, yes.  It […]

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Interview with Nick Kleyn (2)

MHH:  Nick, do you have comments on all of this? NK:  Well, back in 1975, Prof. Hoeksema and Rev. [Cornelius] Hanko came over.  And they came to Winnaleah where we actually lived.  We lived in LaPort, just only a few minutes out of Winnaleah, and we have to be to the airport at five o’clock.  […]

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Interview with Nick Kleyn (1)

It is April 18, 2009, and I am at the residence of Nick and Ina Kleyn in Walker, Michigan My interest in obtaining this interview is connected with the fact that they are formerly residents of Australia.  My purpose is to establish the connection between churches and saints in Australia and the Protestant Reformed Churches.  […]

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Interview with Henry Hoekstra (2)

 MHH:  Now, as far as the congregation itself was concerned, obviously there was considerable division.  And I think that included the church property itself?  What is your recollection of the events subsequent to the schism? HH:  Well, I don’t think ours ever got to court.  You know, they [the schismatics] went back to the Christian […]

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Interview with Henry Hoekstra (1)

It is June 9, 2009, and I am interviewing Mr. Henry Hoekstra, a member of Hull Protestant Reformed Church.   MHH:  Mr. Hoekstra, where and when were you born? HH:  I was born in 5/15, 1934, Boyden, Iowa. MHH:  Who were your parents? HH:  Peter and Florence Hoekstra. MHH:  Where did you grow up?  Could […]

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Interview with Elsie Verhey (2)

MHH:  Are there any other memories that stand out in your mind or any events that you recall about your life here in Edgerton and in the PR church? EV:  Can’t forget the Fourth of July picnics. MHH:  Tell me about it. EV:  Well, we had it out at the farm where we lived, or […]

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Interview with Elsie Verhey (1)

It is March 2, 2009, and I am at the residence of Mrs. Elsie Verhey in Edgerton, Minnesota.   MHH:  Mrs. Verhey, where and when were you born? EV:  I was born in Murray County, which is about 8 miles east of here. I was born at home. MHH:  And what was your date of […]

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Interview with Agatha Lubbers (2)

MHH:  And at that point you became… AL:  The principal until 1997. And I had the problems of being a principal. MHH:  For example. AL:  For example. There were people who felt that I was too severe.  There were people who felt that I wasn’t severe enough on certain things. There were kids who lied […]

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