Van Vierden, Peter

Van Vierden, Peter a Dutch minister of the Reformed Church, was born about 1737, and educated at the University of Leyden. He was the last minister who came from Holland to America until the immigration in 1848. He came, however, by way of the West Indies, where he had been settled for a time at St. Croix, leaving there in 1792. He preached at Catsban, N.Y., 1794- 1804, when he was suspended, but restored again in July of the same year. He died Feb. 21,1821. See Corwin, Manual of the Ref. Church in America, s.v.; Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 2, 20.

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