Henry Vandervolgen

Brief Life History of Henry

When Henry Vandervolgen was born on 15 December 1834, in Root, Montgomery, New York, United States, his father, Freeman Schermerhorn Vandervolgen, was 38 and his mother, Mary Clement, was 32. He married Susan M Rush on 13 September 1860, in Hillsdale, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Pittsford Township, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Adams Township, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States in 1910. He died on 11 October 1917, in Hillsdale, Michigan, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Pittsford, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States.

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Henry Vandervolgen
Susan M Rush
Marriage: 13 September 1860
Laura Ann Vandervolgan
about 1862–1888
Mary Elizabeth Vandervolgan

Sources (16)

  • Hey Vanderaligan, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Henry van der Volgen, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
  • Henry Vandervolgen, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

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Michigan is the 26th state.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

A perennially popular given name, of Continental Germanic origin, from haim ‘home’ + rīc ‘power, ruler’. It was an Old French name, adopted by the Normans and introduced by them to Britain. It has been borne by eight kings of England. Not until the 17th century did the form Henry (as opposed to Harry ) become the standard vernacular form, mainly under the influence of the Latin form Henricus and French Henri.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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