Kuypers, Gerardus Arentse, Dd

Kuypers, Gerardus Arentse, D.D., an eminent minister of the Reformed (Dutch) Church, was born of Hollandish parentage in the island of Curaeoa, W.I., Dec. 16, 1766. His father, Rev. Warmoldus Kuypers, was a clergyman, educated at the University of Groningen, and removed to this country, where he settled as pastor of the churches at Rhinebeck, N. Y., and Hiackensack, N. J. He died in 1799. His son Gerardus was educated by the celebrated Dr. Peter Wilson, who was then the most popular and able classical teacher in New Jersey. His theological course was pursued under the care of his father and Drs. Hermanus Mayer and Dirck Romeyn.' He was licensed to preach in 1787, ordained in 1788 as copastor at Paramus, N. J., and in 1789 became one of the ministers of the Collegiate Reformed Dutch Church in New York, where he remained until his decease in 1833. Dr. Kuypers was a Christian gentleman, and a theologian of the old school, remarkably conversant with the Bible, and possessed of high pastoral qualifications. He is described as an evangelical, practical, lucid, and superior preacher, a man of peace and prudence, and a living chronicle of past events, whose decisions on matters of usage and precedent were for many years received as final. His death was triumphant. He left unfinished a volume of Discourses on the Heidelberg Catechism. Dr. Knox's Memorial Discourse (1833); Sprague's Annals; Corwin's Manual Ref. Ch. p. 130; Life of' Dr. J. I. Livingston. (W. J. R. T.)

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