Possibly, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan
67” x 80”
Photo by Pearl Yee Wong, all rights reserved Michigan
State University Museum
In the "Reformed Church In America, Historical Directory, 1628
- 1965" there is a listing for Rev. Henry Darwin Ter Keurst.
He was born in Hamilton, Michigan, March 19, 1893, received his
AB from Hope College, Holland, Michigan in 1914, and his MA from
University of Illinois in 1915. He attended Western Theological
Seminary in 1918 but didn't actually receive his doctor of divinity
degree until 1940 from Hope College. He was licensed by Classis
Holland in 1918 and ordained in Classis Wisconsin in 1918. His pastorates
are as follows: First Reformed Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1918
- 1927; Bethany Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1927 -
1930; Trinity Reformed Church, Holland, Michigan, 1930 - 1950. He
died in Holland on November 9, 1950.
Over 200 names are embroidered onto the top, both inside the squares
and along the borders, including "Rev. and Mrs. Henry Terkeurst."
Many of the names are of Dutch origin. This suggests a church fundraiser.
Other names on the quilt are:
Mrs. Mary Mies, Mrs. R. Prims, Mrs. Rene Koing, Mrs. L. Hand, Mrs.
Adrian Brandt, Alice DeVries, Mrs. M. DeVries [hard to read]
Mrs. Cora Roelofs, Loraine Krickaard, Mrs. D. Ymtema, Mrs. H. Van
Koensing, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Krishland, Mr. and Mrs. M. Lark. [hard
Mrs. L. Greene, Mrs. W. Grooters, Alice and Anna VerBerkmoes, Lucille
Allen, Mr.s. W VerBerkmoes, Mrs. E. VerBermoes, Johanna Kooman.
Mrs. L. Muste, Mrs. H.J. Bouwkamp, Mrs. Peter Happe, Mrs. Henry
Londs. Mres. G. Duthey, Mrs. H. DeKok, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Armstrong.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Hespel, Jack, Gertrude, Betty Loo, Billy, Elizabeth,
Mr-H-Mrs.-Verseput, Mane-Burk, Mrs-A-Elmer, Maude-Engebers, Mrs-G-Stone,
Mr-Mrs-Rose, Mrs Slotman, Mr Slotman, June, Mary Kooiker, Kathleen,
Jerome E. Kridler, Florence H. Kirdler, Mrs. A. Kridler, Mrs. H.
Vande Bunte, Gertrude Brinkman, Mr & Mrs Guy M. Kridler, Mrs.
Paul W. Bennink, John E. Bennink, Eleanor Weda, Mr. And Mrs. Benjamin
Van Hazel, Mrs. A. Van Raalte, Mrs. P. Weda, Miss Lizzie Kriekard.
Mrs. J. Monjay, Mrs. C. Crowder, Mrs. A. Post, Mary B. Lock, Mrs.
J. Weber, Mr. + Mrs. Joseph Maurits St., Mr. J. Maurits Jr.
Mr. I.J. Van Kammen, Eugenia VanKammen, Esther Clark, Dr. + Mrs.
A. VanKammen, Mrs. F. Clark, Mr. C.A. VanKammen, Mrs. C.A. VanKammen.
Mr. Edward VanDussen, Mr. Jay VanDussen, Howard VanDussen, Ruth
VanDussen, Mr. & Mrs. M. VanDussen, Mrs. D Barrendame, Mrs.
Dorothy Barendse, Donald Barendse, Franklin Tiggleman, Harvery-Virginia
VanerVeen, Edwar Harvey Jr., Frederick Tiggleman, Louis R. Harvery.
Mr. Si. Glass, Mrs. S. Glass, Mr. jno. Zeilstra, Edward Zeilstra,
Lucille Zeilstra, Mr. +Mrs. Theodore Zeilstra, Winifred M. Zeilstra,
Lucille L. Zeilstra.
Mr. + Mrs. Herman Terbuk, Mrs. W. Kling, Wilma A. Herrima, Jean
TerBuk, Willard F. Wistra, Mr. + Mrs. Willard G. Westra, Gloria
Miriam Koster, Geraldine Koster, Mrs. M. Koster, Mr. M. Koster,
Mr. + Mrs. P. Hoeksema, Mrs. J. DeMan. Mrs. A. Thompson.
Mrs. Peter DeWit, Mrs. W. Teblas, Mrs. Jacob Verseput, Rev &
Mrs. Henry D. Terkeurst, James Terkeurst, Mrs. Burgering, John F.
Mr. Harold J. Faber, Gladys M. Faber, Mr. Willard Steketee, Mrs.
Henry Meyer, Mrs. R. Steketee, Mr. + Mrs. A. James Faber, Mr. R.
Bob Anderson, James Anderson, Mrs. H. Oleman, Mr. + Mrs. Geo. Harvery,
Frances Vanderveen, Mrs. A. Marcus, Cora Brandt.
Ruth M. Verseput, Mrs. R. Castetter, Florence Verseput, Mr. + Mrs.
Dick H. Verseput, Mr. H. Reynhout, Mr. R. Castetter, Mrs. H. Reynhout.
Mrs. Lucy Graafieland, Jennie Jasper, Jessie, Mr. + Mrs. Peter Berburg,
Jeanette, Mrs. Jos. Jasper, Josephine.
Mrs-J-B-Semeyn, Patricia-Semeyn, Mrs_Ed_Semeyn, Fannie-Nellie-Semeyn,
Mrs. O-Frost, Jay-Semeyn, Mrs-J-Semeyn.
Raymond J. Skimmel, Dick Vandeveen, Mr. +Mrs. Henry Hummel, Mr.
+ Mrs. H. Vanderveen, Mr. + Mrs. G. Larink, Norma Jean Hummel.
Mrs-Eamus, Donald-Eamus, Kathryn -Messmore, Mr-Mrs-P-De Pagter,
Mrs-H-Volkers, Sylvia-Eamus, Kathryn-Volkers
Mae Dykstra, Mrs. V. Morehouse, Henrietta and Dorothy Dykstra, Mr.
And Mrs. Jacob Dykstra, Gertrude Huitoing, Evelyn Ruster.
Della Wilbert, Harry Wilbert, Mrs. F. Ellitharte, Mr. + Mrs. Isaac
Lautenbach, H.A. VanOpstal, Jerry Dunn, Morgan S. VanOpstal.
Miss Gertrude Verseput, Henrietta Engbers, Mrs. Henry Semeyn, Mr.
+ Mrs. Roger Verseput St., Mrs. John Verseput, Mr. Leonard Verseput,
Mrs. Roger Verseput, Jr.
Mr. A Paul, Arlene Barnes, Florence Harris, Mrs. Anna Burkepease,
Mrs. John Brumels, Mrs. J. Barnes, Phyllis Ann Brumels.
Mrs. Whitefleet, Grace, Florence, James, Jimie, Gertrude.
Mr. Albert Dawley, Mrs. Albert Dawley, Miss Kathryn DePagter, Mr.
+ Mrs. Jacob Dykstra, Mrs. Roland A. Brandt, Mrs. Leonard De Pagter,
Miss Nellie Vandenburg.