Joshua Vandervoort

Male6 June 1836–28 April 1905

Brief Life History of Joshua

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.

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Joshua Vandervoort
Mary Jane Corbett
Marriage: 19 July 1864
Sarah Eleanor Vandervoort
Mary Avonia VanderVoort
Joshua Edward Vandervoort

Sources (10)

  • Joshua Vandervot in household of Paul Vandervot, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Joshua Van der Voort - Published information: death:
  • Joshua Vandervoort in household of Paul Vandervoort, "United States Census, 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 July 1864
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (14)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 10

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 18

    On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether or not they wanted to allow slavery within their borders. This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.


    Age 20

    Historical Boundaries: 1856: Saline, Nebraska, United States 1867: Saline, Nebraska, United States

    Name Meaning

    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.

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

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