THE EARLY HOLLAND ACADEMY AND PIONEER SCHOOL

The Holland Academy (known originally as the Pioneer School) was established in 1852 through the efforts of Rev. A. C. VanRaalte of Holland and Rev. Van der Meulen of Zeeland, MI. The following information was included in a catalogue published by the Holland Academy in 1865 -

Principals

NAME

RESIDENCE

YEARS

Walter Teller Taylor (Pioneer School) Geneva, NY 1851-1854
Rev. F. P. Beidler (Pioneer School) South Bend, IN 1854-1855
Rev. John VanVleck, A.M.(1) (Academy) Bruynswick, NY 1855-1859
Rev. Philip Phelps, D.D. (Academy) Hastings-upon-Hudson, NY 1859-present

 

Professors

NAME

RESIDENCE

YEARS

Rev. Abraham Thompson, A.M. (A.M.) Readington, NJ 1857-1858
Rev. Giles Van de Wall, A.M. Grand Rapids, MI 1858-1861
Rev. Peter John Oggel, A.M. Pella, Iowa 1863-present
Rev. Theodoric Romeyn Beck, A.M. New Brunswick, NJ 1863-present
Rev. John Mason Ferris, A.M. Grand Rapids, MI 1864-1865

 

Tutors - selected from older students

NAME

YEARS

(Rev.) John Harmens Kartsten (A.M.) 1857-1858
Nathan Dexter Ward 1861-1863
William Brokaw Gilmore 1861-present
William Altamont Shields 1861-present
Albert Thomas Huizinga 1864

NOTE: There has hitherto been no regular certificate of graduation, for the present system is the result of gradual growth. The following list embraces the names of those who, at the time of leaving the institution, were sufficiently advanced in their studies to be regarded as alumni. The years are the dates of graduation. The first five belong to the Pioneer School. Hereafter there will be a uniform course for those who receive the diploma of the Academy.

GRADUATES - 1854 - 1865

YEAR NAME RESIDENCE OCCUPATION

1854

VanDerMeulen, Jacob, A.M.

Zeeland, MI

Clergyman

1854

Taylor, Edward Henry Courtney (2)

Holland, MI

Late of U.S. Vols.

1854

Mokkelenkate, John (2)

Holland, MI

Late of U.S. Vols.

1855

VanDerMeulen, John, A.M.

Zeeland, MI

Clergyman

1857

Zwemer, Adrian

Rochester, NY

Clergyman

1857

Nykerk, Gerrit John

Overyssel, MI

Clergyman

1857

VandeLuyster, John

Holland, MI

Teacher

1858

Karsten, John Harmens, A.M.

Vriesland, MI

Clergyman

1858

Winter, Egbert, A.M.

Holland, MI

Clergyman

1858

Pieters, Roelof

Chicago, ILL

Clergyman

1858

Hogesteger, Marinus

Holland, MI

Editor

1859

Brandt, Hendrik Wilhelmus (3)

Arnhem, Neth.

Clergyman

1859

Broek, Dirk, A.M.

Holland, MI

Clergyman

1859

DePree, Peter, A.M.

Zeeland, MI

Clergyman

1859

Lepeltak, Peter, A.M.

Grand Haven, MI

Clergyman

1859

VanDerLas, Barent

Freeport, ILL

Clergyman

1859

Bahler, Louis Henri, A.M.

Meppel, Neth.

Theology Student

1859

VanFlee, William Henry

Elgin, ILL

Farmer

1860

Kiekentveld, Mannes, A.M.

Overyssel, MI

Theology Student

1860

Kriekaard, Adrian Kriekaard

Netherlands

Theology Student

1860

Oggel, Engelbert Christiaan, A.B.

Grand Haven, MI

Theology Student

1860

Uiterwyk, Henry

Holland, MI

Theology Student

1860

VanDerVeen, Arend (2)

Holland, MI

Late of U.S. Vols.

1861

Warnshuis, John William, A.B.

Clymer, NY

Theology Student

1861

Westveer, Adrian, A.B.

Zeeland, MI

Theology Student

1861

Brown, Henry James, Jr.

Battle Creek, MI

Teacher

1861

Bahler, Iwan Ottacar

Meppel, Neth.

Normal studies

1861

Strong, Eugene

Constantine, MI

Teacher

1861

VanDenBerg, Martin (1)

Grand Haven, MI

(Deceased)

1861

VanDerVeen, Jacob

Holland, MI

For Mercantile life

1861

Yntema, Sjoerd

Vriesland, MI

Teacher

1862

Buursma, Ale (3)

Holland, MI

College Student

1862

Dangremond, Gerrit

Overyssel, MI

College Student

1862

Gilmore, William Brokaw

Fairview, ILL

College Student

1862

Moerdyk, William

Kalamazoo, MI

College Student

1862

Moerdyk, Peter

Kalamazoo, MI

College Student

1862

Oggel, Henry Peter

Pella, Iowa

Medical Student

1862

Shields, William Altamont

Fairview, ILL

College Student

1862

TeWinkle, John William

Clymer, NY

College Student

1862

Ward, Nathan Dexter

Tarrytown, NY

College Student

1862

Waltman, Harm

Holland, MI

College Student

1862

Ledeboer, William Goetchius (1,3)

Holland, MI

Deceased

1862

Putz, John Robert

Milwaukee, MI

Teacher

1862

Sempel, Warner

Grand Haven, MI

Teacher

1863

VanRaalte, Dirk Blikman Kikkert (2)

Holland, MI

Late of U.S. Vols.

1863

Huizenga, John (2)

Zeeland, MI

Late of U.S. Vols.

1863

Boeks, Gerrit

Chicago, ILL

College Student

1863

DePree, James

Zeeland, MI

College Student

1863

Heeren, Enne Jansen

Silver Creek, ILL

College Student

1863

Huizinga, Albert Thomas

Groningen, MI

College Student

1863

Ashby, Samuel (M.)

Battle Creek, MI

For Mercantile life

1863

Bahler, Pierre Guillaume Maximilian

Meppel, Neth.

College Student

1863

Brandt, James

Muskegon, MI

Teacher

1863

Buursma, Rinze (1)

Holland, MI

Deceased

1863

Clark, Eltinge (2)

Battle Creek, MI

Late of U.S. Vols.

1863

Stegeman, Gerrit Jan

Graafschap, MI

Normal studies

1863

VanDenBerg, Peter, Jr. (1)

Grand Haven, MI

Deceased

1863

Wakker, Gerrit, Jr.

Holland, MI

For Mercantile life

1863

Westing, Evert

Graafschap, MI

Student

1864

Borgers, Herman

Groningen, MI

College Student

1864

Broek, John

Holland, MI

College Student

1864

Kleis, Berend William (1)

Grand Rapids, MI

Deceased

1864

Kollen, Gerrit John

Overyssel, MI

College Student

1864

Ledeboer, Francois Salmon

Holland, MI

Medical Student

1864

Schaberg, Herman Henry

Kalamazoo, MI

College Student

1864

VanDeKreeke, Gerrit

Kalamazoo, MI

College Student

1864

Visscher, William (3)

Holland, MI

College Student

1864

Wesselius, Sjoerd

Grand Rapids, MI

For Mercantile life

1865

Boer, Henry

Vriesland, MI

College Student

1865

Cadenier, Cornelius

Grand Rapids, MI

College Student

1865

Hyma, Rinze

Groningen, MI

College Student

1865

VanDerHart, Evert

Pella, Iowa

College Student

1865

VanPutten, William (3)

Holland, MI

For Mercantile life

 

The total number of graduates to date: 74
(1) = Deceased
(2) = Served three years in the Civil War, U.S. Volunteers
(3) = Served a less period of time


Transcriber: ES
Created: 3 February 2009
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