When Joshua Vandervoort was born on 6 June 1836, in Brookville, Jefferson, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Paul Joshua VanderVoort, was 28 and his mother, Margaret Hetrick, was 24. He married Mary Jane Corbett on 19 July 1864. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Washington Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and Precinct M, Seward, Nebraska, United States for about 20 years. He died on 28 April 1905, in Saline, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 68.
Some characteristic forenames: Dutch Dirk, Pieter, Hendrik.
Dutch (Van der Voort) and Flemish (also Van der Voort): topographic name for someone who lived by a ford or crossing point, Middle Dutch voorde, or a habitational name for someone from a place called with this word, for example Tervoort in North Brabant. Compare Vanderford , Vandervort , and Vandivort .
History: Johannes (Jan) van der Voort (1870–1939) and his family immigrated in 1908 from Loon op Zand in North Brabant and settled in WI as a farmer. His brother Lambertus (Bart) van der Voort (1875–1971) followed two years later and settled in MT.