PETER HERMAN KUYPER.
The name of Kuyper has become a prominent and honored one in business circles in Pella and a spirit of enterprise
actuates him whose name introduces this review in the conduct of important business affairs. It is true that he
entered into connection with business interests already established, but he is enlarging these and in their control
displays keen discernment. He was born in Pella, September 24, 1891, a son of Arnoldus and
Mary Louise (Neyenesch) Kuyper, who are mentioned elsewhere in this volume.
In the acquirement of his education Peter H. Kuyper passed through consecutive grades to the public schools until
graduated from the Pella high school on the 6th of June, 1909. He afterward attended Central University of Pella,
but had to abandon his studies at the beginning of the sophomore year on account of the death of his father. He
then took up the management of the lumber yard and the supervision of all other financial interests left by his
father and thus he has become actively connected with the lumber trade, with the Garden City Feeder Company, the
Pella Creamery Company, the Pella Overall Company, the Pella Plumbing & Heating Company and the Citizens National
Bank of Pella. The estate left by the father brought to the family large landed and timber interests in Canada,
all of which are now under the supervision and control of Mr. Kuyper, who, since his father's death, has been elected
a director of the Garden City Feeder Company and of the Pella Creamery Company. He is also a trustee of Central
University, a member of the Second Reformed church of Pella, and is deeply interested in the educational, social
and moral as well as in the material progress of his native city.
History of Marion County, Iowa
And its People
John W. Wright, Supervising Editor
W. A. Young, Associate
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Marion County, IA
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