Van Raalte, Albertus C, Dd
Van Raalte, Albertus C., D.D.
a Reformed (Dutch) minister, was born at Waarneperveen, Overvssel, Holland, Oct. 17, 1811. He graduated at the University of Leyden in 1831, and at the Leyden Theological Seminary in 1834; was examined in the Provincial Synod of the Hague in May, 1835; ordained for general service in Amsterdam in the General Synod of the Separated or Free Reformed Church of the Netherlands, March 4, 1836; was missionary to Genemuiden, then to Ommer (Overyssel), from 1836 to 1844; to Arnheim (Guelderland) from 1844 to 1846, when he came to America; pastor at Holland, Mich., from 1851 to 1867; missionary for the emigration field, Amelia Court-house, Va., from 1869 to 1870; and president of the council of Hope College from 1870 to 1874. He died Nov. 7,1876. See Corwin, Manual of the Ref. Church in America, s.v.