Vandermeulen, Cornelius

Vandermeulen, Cornelius a minister of the Reformed (Dutch) Church, born at Mindelhamis, Netherlands, Dec. 15. 1800. He joined the Christelijke Afgeschiedene Kerk in Nederland, a body which had separated from the National Church. He preached at Mindelhamis, Rotterdam, and Goos from 1839 to 1847, when, owing to the persecutions suffered by his Church, he emigrated with a large part of his congregation to Holland, Ottawa Co., Mich., and founded the flourishing village of Zeeland, where he preached from 1847 to 1859. He was pastor of the First Church, Chicago, from 1859 to 1861; Second Church, Grand Rapids, Mich., from 1861 to 1873. He died Aug. 23, 1876. See Corwin, Manual of the Reformed Church in America, s.v.

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