Wife: Jane Miller (4)
Born: 26 Dec 1823
Died: 25 Nov 1899
01 (M): Ward Vanderhoof
02 (M): Wesley M. Vanderhoof (5)
Born: 16 Oct 1843 in Pequannock, Morris, NJ
Died: 07 Jan 1938 in Sherman, Clark, Wiscosin
04 (M): Charles Vanderhoof (9)
07 (M): Walter Vanderhoof (12)
08 (M): Elijah Vanderhoof (13)
Jacob H. Vanderhoof:
Buried: Coles Cemeterry, Sherman, Clark, WI
(01) Ward Vanderhoof:
a twin w. Wesley
of Loyal, Clark, WI at time of father's death.
(02) Wesley M. Vanderhoof:
a twin with Ward
Living in Sherman, Clark, WI at time of father's death
Obituaries received from Terry Haslam-Jones, 31 Aug 2014
Vanderhoof, Wesley (16 OCT 1843 – 7 JAN 1938)
Wesley Vanderhoof, who died at his home in the town of Sherman January 7, 1938, was one of four surviving Civil War veterans of Clark County, the other three being Thomas Goodell, Spokeville, Albert Darton, Loyal, and Sylvanus Warner, Thorp, all of whom are past 90 years of age.
Wesley Vanderhoof was born on a farm in Pequanic, Morris County, N.J., Oct 16, 1843, a son of Jacob and Jane (Miller) Vanderhoof. He grew to young manhood there, receiving only a limited education. In 1861 he answered the call of his country and enlisted in Company E, 8th New Jersey Regiment and was mustered in at Trenton, that regiment being sent to Washington. He saw and participated in much hard fighting. At Chancellorsville he received a hip wound and lay in the field for six days before hew as picked up and taken to Mt. Pleasant Hospital at Washington. Here he recovered and rejoined his regiment.
Jacob Vanderhoof was born at Boonton, N.J., Feb. 13, 1816, and in 1870 came west and located in Plymouth, Wis., living there about four years, after which he located with his son, Wesley, on a farm in Clark County, Wis., seven miles southwest of this village.
The deceased has been in very good health for many years past, and in spite of his advanced age has managed to walk from one to two miles daily until Monday of this week. On this morning he arose at about six o'clock, as usual, feeling in good spirits, but was taken ill some time during the forepart of the day, from which he did not recover, and at about one o'clock a.m., Thursday he passed to the great beyond to meet his wife, who preceded him in death by about sixteen years.
Ten children, whose names are as follows, are now mourning the loss of their aged father, who was always "true blue" to his family, and carried an overflowing heart of love for all who were near to him: Wesley and Charles of the town of Sherman; Ward of Loyal, Wis.; Rachel Lang of Merrill; Mrs. Ed Kayhart and Mrs. M. Degrau of the town of Sherman; Mrs. Frank Neil of Duluth; Walter of Fairview, Mont.; Elijah and Mrs. John Gosline of Washington, and one sister living in N.J., 45 grandchildren, 69 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild; besides many other relatives and friends throughout the state.
The funeral was held last Friday from the Wesley Vanderhoof home at two o'clock p.m., Rev. Dix conducted the services, after which the remains of the oldest and one of the most respected residents of central Wis. was laid to rest in peace in the Sherman Cemetery.
The Tribune joins the many friends of the sorrowing ones in extending to them the hand of sympathy in their hour of great sorrow and affliction.
(07) Walter Vanderhoof:
of Fairview, Montana at time of father's death
(08) Elijah Vanderhoof:
of Washington at time of father's death.
Obit: Vanderhoof, Jacob (1816 - 1915)
Surnames: VANDERHOOF LANG KAYHARDT DEGRAU NEIL GOSLINE
----Source: Clark County Republican & Press (Neillsville, Wis.) 11/18/1915
Vanderhoof, Jacob (10 FEB 1816 - 3 NOV 1915)
Jacob Vanderhoof, Clark County’s oldest inhabitant, died Nov. 3, 1915 at the home of his son, Wesley Vanderhoof, in the town of Sherman, Clark County, aged 99 years, 8 moths and 21 days.
He was born in Boonton, N.J. In 1870 he came to Plymouth, Wis., and in 1874 to Clark County, where he has since lived. He was a most interesting man.
He leaves ten children: Wesley and Charles of the town of Sherman; Ward of Loyal; Rachel Lang of Merrill; Mrs. Ed Kayhart and Mrs. M. Degrau of the town of Sherman; Mrs. Frank Neil of Duluth; Walter of Fairview, Mont.; Elijah and Mrs. John Gosline of Washington; and one sister living in New Jersey, 45 grandchildren, 69 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Obit: Vanderhoof, Jacob #3 (1816 - 1915)
Contact: Ann Stevens
Surnames: Vanderhoof, Kayhart, Degraw, Niel, Lang
----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 11/11/1915
Vanderhoof, Jacob (13 FEB 1816 – 4 Nov 1915)
Word was received in this city yesterday of the death of Jacob Vanderhoof, a man, who if had lived until next February 13th, would have been 100 years old. His death occurred at an early hour Thursday morning at the home of his son, Wesley Vanderhoff, who resides in the town of Sherman, four miles southwest of Spencer and with whom deceased has made his home the past 30 years. He was born in New Jersey Feb. 13th, 1816. His exact age at the time of death was 99 years, eight months and twenty-one days. He is survived by nine children. They are Wesley, Charles, Mrs. Ed. Kayhart and Mrs. M. Degraw of the town of Sherman, Mrs. Frank Niel of Duluth, Minn., Walter of Fairview, Mont., Elijah of Washington, Ward of Loyal and Mrs. Rachael Lang of Merrill. – Marshfield Herald
The Family of Jacob Vanderhoof
Sherman Township, Clark Co., WI
1880 Federal Census for Sherman Township, Clark County, WI
Name Relation M-S-W Sex Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's B. P. Mother's B. P.
Jacob Vanderhoof Head M Male White 64 New Jersey Farmer New Jersey New Jersey
Jane Vanderhoof Wife M Female White 56 New Jersey Housekeeper New Jersey New Jersey
Wesley Vanderhoof Son 's Male White 37 New Jersey Farming New Jersey New Jersey
Jacob Vanderhoof Son 's Male White 27 New Jersey Farm Laborer New Jersey New Jersey
Elijah Vanderhoof Son S Male White 20 New Jersey At Home New Jersey New Jersey
Francis Vanderhoof Dau S Female White 16 New Jersey At Home New Jersey New Jersey
Jacob, Jane & Wesley Vanderhoof are buried in Coles Cemetery, Sherman Township, Clark Co., WI
Obit: Vanderhoof, Jacob (1816 - 1915)
Obit: Vanderhoof, Jacob #2 (1816 - 1915)
Wesley Vanderhoof, who died at his home in the town of Sherman January 7, was one of the four surviving Civil War veterans of Clark County. The other three veterans are: Thomas Goodell, Spokeville, Albert Darton, Loyal and Sylvanus Warner, Thorp, all of whom are past 90 years old.
Wesley Vanderhoof was born on a farm in Pequanic, Morris County, N.J., October 16, 1843, a son of Jacob and Jane (Miller) Vanderhoof. He grew to young manhood there, receiving only a limited education. In 1861, he answered the call of his country and enlisted in Company E, 8th New Jersey Regiment. He was mustered in at Trenton, with that regiment being sent to Washington. He saw and participated in much hard fighting. At Chancellorsville, he received a hip wound and lay in the field for six days before he was picked up and taken to Mt. Pleasant hospital at Washington. There, he recovered and rejoined his regiment.
He took part in battles at Williamsburg, Yorktown, Harrison Landing, Fair Oakes, Deep Bottom and the fighting in front of Petersburg. At the close of the war, he came west and after spending a few months at Plymouth, Wis., he came to Neillsville in 1869. He helped build the first turnpike road in Clark County, leading north out of Neillsville. He spent his winters in the woods and worked at log driving in the spring.
In 1884 Mr. Vanderhoof bought a farm in the town of Sherman and that year his parents and other members of the family came to Clark County to join him. There were no roads at that time, the land being covered with pine and hardwood timber, with only 17 houses having been built between his farm and Neillsville. He was a member of the county board for six years and often walked in for its meetings. Most of the family provisions were carried from Spencer, 4 miles away. He built a log house and barn, acquired a yoke of oxen, and a few chickens, but it was two years before he added a cow to his livestock.
(Walking cross-country to attend county board meetings, in Neillsville, would have been a trek of at least 17 or 18 miles, one way. How many of us today would have that stamina? D.Z.)
He (Edward Kayhart) had then been a married man for five years having been united in Dec. 29, 1870, to Mary Vanderhoof, daughter of Jacob and Jane (Miller) Vanderhoof.
Revised: November 26, 2016