William Henry Vanderhoof

23 December 1838–6 April 1906 (Age 67)
Berrien, Michigan, United States

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Vanderhoof was born on 23 December 1838, in Berrien, Michigan, United States, his father, David Vanderhoof, was 52 and his mother, Livona Wells, was 23. He married Maryetta Cooley about 1864, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Berrien Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States in 1850 and Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 6 April 1906, at the age of 67.

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William Henry Vanderhoof
Maryetta Cooley
Marriage: about 1864
William Henry Vanderhoof
Nettie Vanderhoof
Wellington Harold Deate Vanderhoof

Spouse and Children

about 1864
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


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+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 9

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.

Age 25

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

Name Meaning

Dutch (Van der Hoof): variant of Vanderhoff or Vanderhoef .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William Vanderhoof in household of David Vanderhoof, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Wm Vanderhoof, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Deacon Vanderhoof in entry for Nettie V Harvey, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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