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.
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.
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