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From: Dorothy Koenig <>
Subject: Re: DRC
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 1999 11:00:01 -0700 (PDT)
Bill, The names "High Dutch" and "Low Dutch" in this context may refer to
the language of the services. "Dutch" (as in "Pennsylvania Dutch") can be
synonymous with "Deutsche", the German word for "German". In the High
Dutch Church the language may have been in "Hoch Deutsche", i.e. German.
The Low Dutch Church may have been the DRC that we are most used to, i.e.
the Dutch Reformed CHurch where the services were held in the Dutch
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Dorothy A. Koenig
On Mon, 18 Oct 1999 wrote:
> The New York State Archives held an openhouse yesterday. Among the exhibits
> was an 18th century map of Rhinebeck with two Dutch churches shown in
> different sections of the village. One was labeled "High Dutch Church" and
> the other "Low Dutch Church." Were these separate sects or just variations of
> the original RDC? Or did the Calvinists have a caste system?
> Bill Schermerhorn
> Clifton Park, NY
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