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Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Kuypers, Warmuldus

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KUYPERS, Warmuldus, clergyman, b. in Holland in 1732; d. in Schralenburg, N. J., in 1797. He studied in the University of Groningen, and was a pastor at Curacoa for some time before 1769, when he settled in New York, preached for two years at Rhinebeck Flats, Upper Red Hook, and the Landing, and in 1771 took charge of that part of the church in Hackensack, N. J., which belonged to the Conferentie party and had no representation in the classis. — His son, Gerardus Arentse, clergyman, b. in Curaçoa, W. I., 16 Dec., 1766; d. in New York, 28 June, 1833, came to the United States in his early childhood, and was educated at Hackensack. He studied theology first under the direction of his father, and subsequently under the Rev. Hermanus Meyer and the Rev. Dirck Romeyn. He was licensed to preach in 1787, and was ordained, 15 June, 1788, by the classis of Hackensack, as colleague pastor at Paramus, N. J. In 1789 he took charge of a church in New York city, where he remained till his death. Until 1803 his preaching was exclusively in Dutch; but after that time he preached in English. He was appointed a teacher of Hebrew in 1799, received the degree of M. A. from Princeton in 1791, and that of D. D. from Rutgers in 1810. He left unfinished “Discourses on the Heidelberg Catechism.”