Biographical Sketch of Jacob Vanderhoof

Jacob Vanderhoof, or Vanderhoef, and his brother Cornelius came from Holland and settled in Orange county, New York. Cornelius married Temperance Wisner, who married (second) Calvin Shepherd. Cornelius had children, Cornelius, John Wisner, born 1787, Jacob and James, and the family located near the town of Florida, Orange county. Jacob married Mary Wisner, sister of Temperance, daughter of John Wisner, who was born in 1787, married (first) Mary Thompson and (second) Sarah Dill, having eight children by his first wife and six by the second. John Wisner, father of John Wisner, was a captain, born about 1720, died in 1778, married Anne . Henrick Wisner, father of John Wisner Sr., was born in 1698, died in 1767, married Mary Shaw. Johannes Wisner, the immigrant, was born in Holland in 1676, married Elizabeth , and came to this country in 1714; he served in Queen Anne’s war, and died in 1744.

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