"Until approximately 1900, the colony continued to contrast with the rest of the city, where one still mentions the "reformed quarter", or less formally "Persilleegnen", "Parsley area"; one teased the Calvinists by calling them "Kalmouks"; this did not hinder that one found these brown eyed, black wavy haired people beautiful: "the reformed type" (certain families however, as the Duvantier are blond); their quarter was ravished in 1821 by a typhoid epidemic, to which succumbed pastor Rieu, and which originated without doubt from the infection of one of the wells, located near to a cemetery; it was called "the reformed disease". One mentioned "the reformed laughter" which was more intense than that of the Danish people."