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Henry Beets

Clergyman

Henry Beets, Dutch clergyman. Club: Rotary.; Member Grand Rapids Art and Museum Committee since 1933.

Background

Beets, Henry was born on January 5, 1869 in Koedyk, near Alkmaar, Netherlands. Son of Jasper and Margaret (Smit) Beets.

Education

Came to America, 1886. Graduate Calvin College and Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1895. Doctor of Laws, Muskingum College, 1911.

Career

Ordained ministry Christian Reformed Church, 1895. Pastor Sioux Center, Iowa, 1895-1899, LaGrave Avenue Church, Grand Rapids, 1899-1915. Burton Heights, Grand Rapids, 1915-1920.

Secretary and director of Missions, Christian Reformed Church, 1920-1939. Stated clerk Christian Reformed Church, 1902-1942. Member joint committee American and Canadian chs. to revise Metrical Version of the Psalms, 1902-1909.

Delegate General Synod Reformed Churches of Netherlands, 1902, 11, 23, 33, 39. Pres Grand Rapids Ministers’ Conference, 1930-1931. Member Maatschappy der Ned.

Letterkunde. Associate editor Gereformeerde Amerikaan (Dutch monthly), 1898-1916. Editor in chief The Banner, 1904-1929. Editor public Reformed Review and Heidenwereld since 1915.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Associate editor Gereformeerde Amerikaan (Dutch monthly), 1898-1916. Editor in chief The Banner, 1904-1929. Editor public Reformed Review and Heidenwereld since 1915.

Membership

Club: Rotary.; Member Grand Rapids Art and Museum Committee since 1933.

Connections

Married Clara Poel, 1895 (died, 1946). Children: Henry Nicholas, Abel Jasper, William Clarence.

father:
Jasper Beets

mother:
Margaret (Smit) Beets

spouse:
Clara Poel

child:
William Clarence Beets

child:
Henry Nicholas Beets

child:
Abel Jasper Beets