Vanderveer - Vandiver Genealogy

Notable Persons, Places and Things

Updated July 26,2007

Abraham Vanderveer

  A Representative from New York; born in Kings County, N.Y., in 1781; attended the common schools; county clerk of Kings County 1816-1821 and 1822-1837; upon its organization was elected treasurer of the Brooklyn Savings Bank; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1839); was not a candidate for renomination in 1838; died in Brooklyn, N.Y., July 21, 1839; interment in Reformed Dutch Cemetery. REF

Ferdinand Van Derveer

  Born February 27 1823, Middletown OH , died November 5 1892, Hamilton OH , Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Mexican war, county sheriff. War Service September 1861 Col. of 35th Ohio, advance on Corinth, Perryville, Stone's River, commanded 3rd Bde/3rd Divn/XIV Corps at Chickamauga, led his regiment at Missionary Ridge, commanded 2nd Bde/3rd Divn/XIV Corps in Atlanta campaign, October 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Bde/2nd Divn/XIV Corps at Huntsville. Post War Career Lawyer, judge. REF

Frank E Vandiver

  Frank E. Vandiver, past president of Texas A&M University, is director of the Mosher Institute for Defense Studies at Texas A&M. He is well known for his writings on the Civil War and military history, including Mighty Stonewall, Their Tattered Flags: The Epic of the Confederacy, Black Jack: The Life and Times of John J. Pershing, and Blood Brothers: A Short History of the Civil War, all available from Texas A&M University Press.
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Samuel Ernest Vandiver Jr.

  Samuel Ernest Vandiver Jr. (1918- ) Born July 3, 1918. Adjutant General of Georgia, 1948-1954, 1971; Lieutenant Governor of Georgia, 1955-1959; Governor of Georgia, 1959-1963.

Sophia P. Vanderveer

  Sophia P. Vanderveer was the mother of Garret Augustus Hobart, b. Long Branch, N.J., June 3, 1844, d. Nov. 21, 1899, was the 24th VICE-PRESIDENT of the United States (1897-99). He served in the New Jersey legislature (1872-82) and on the Republican National Committee (1884-96). William MCKINLEY named him as a running mate in 1896 because he hoped to carry traditionally DEMOCRATIC New Jersey and because Hobart strongly favored retention of the gold standard. Hobart died in office REF

Tara VanDerveer

1995-96 USA Senior National Team Head Coach
1996 USA Olympic Team Head Coach
  Tara VanDerveer, indisputably one of the United States’ finest coaching talents, was named 1995-96 USA Women’s Senior National Team head coach and 1996 USA Olympic Women’s Basketball Team head coach by USA Basketball on Thursday, April 13, 1995. A veteran international coach, VanDerveer has served as head coach of six previous USA Basketball teams. The USA Basketball coaching stalwart most recently directed the 1994 USA Goodwill Games Team to a perfect 4-0 record and the gold medal in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 1994, VanDerveer also guided the USA World Championship Team to the bronze medal and a toumament-best record of 7-l in Sydney, Australia. One year earlier, VanDerveer helped the USA earn its FIBA World Championship berth by coaching the U.S. to a 6-1 record and the gold medal at the 1993 World Championship Qualifying Tournament, Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 1991, the VanDerveer-led USA World University Games Team recorded a perfect 8-0 record en route to the gold medal in Sheffield, England. Additionally, VanDerveer served as head coach of the 1990 USA Select Team that toured Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union as well as the 1986 U.S. Olympic Festival East Team. With VanDerveer as head coach, USA Basketball teams have notched a 28-8 record for a .778 winning percentage. [Except from Washington Post]

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Willard Duncan Vandiver

   Willard Duncan Vandiver, a Representative from Missouri; born near Moorefield, Hardy County, Va. (now West Virginia), March 30, 1854; moved to Missouri with his parents, who settled on a farm in Boone County in 1857, and to Fayette in 1872; attended the common schools, and was graduated from Central College, Fayette, Mo., in 1877; studied law; professor of natural science in Bellevue Institute, Caledonia, Mo., 1877-1880, and served as its president 1880-1889; accepted the chair of science in the State normal school at Cape Girardeau, Mo., in 1889, and became its president in 1893 and served until 1897; delegate to the Democratic State conventions in 1896, 1898, 1918, and 1920 and served as chairman in 1918; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1905); was not a candidate for renomination in 1904; chairman of the State executive committee in 1904; State insurance commissioner of Missouri 1905-1909; vice president of the Central States Life Insurance Co. 1910-1912; Assistant Treasurer of the United States 1913-1921; settled on a farm near Columbia, Mo., and engaged in agricultural pursuits and lecturing; is credited with the authorship of the famous expression "I come from a country that raises corn, cotton, cockleburs, and Democrats. I'm from Missouri, and you've got to show me."; died in Columbia, Mo., May 30, 1932; interment in the Columbia Cemetery. RER

William Vandever

  William Vandever, born March 31 1817, Baltimore MD Died July 23 1893, Ventura CA Pre-War Profession Lawyer, US congressman. War Service September 1861 Col. of 9th Iowa, commanded 2nd Bde/4th Divn at Pea Ridge, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Divn/Army of the Frontier in Vicksburg campaign, commanded 1st Bde/Herron's Divn/XIII Corps at Vicksburg, commanded 3rd Bde/2nd Divn/XVI Corps in Atlanta campaign, commanded 1st Bde/2nd Divn/XIV Corps in Carolinas campaign, Bentonville. Post War Career Lawyer, Indian inspector, US congressman. REF

Those who died fighting

American Revolution

  Elias Vanderveer born 1746 died November 29, 1778, died a prisoner of the British

US-Mexican War 1846-1848

  Pvt John S Vandiver or Vandevier died Mar 24, 1847 from wounds received during the Battle of Buena Vista, La Angostura, Mexico Feb 23, 1847

American Civil War

  Dr Aaron Speers Vandiver born Nov 10, 1824 ,died Feb 22, 1868 of wounds received during the Civil War.

  Adam Vandiver b. 5 Oct 1835 Habersham, Georgia d. 6 Apr 1865 Richmond, Virginia   Algernon M Vandiver born 1826 died 27 Sep 1864 Company G 39th Missouri Infantry, killed in action at the Battle of Centralia (Missouri), buried National Cemetary, Jefferson City, Missouri

  Augustus W Vandiver South Carolina 2nd Infantry Regiment Rifles

  Charles Vanderveer b. 9 Nov 1835 Monmouth Co, New Jersey d. 16 Jul 1862 Camp Barapet, Carrolton, Louisanna

  Daniel Vandiver b. 5 Mar 1845 Tugaloo River, Habersham Co, Georgia

  Corp Edwin Vandevere of Woodland, Ill, enlisted Company "E" 53rd Illinois Infantry on Jan 9, 1862, killed in action Oct 5, 1862 at Metamora, Tenn.

  Elam M Vandiver b. 2 Oct 1823 Anderson Co, South Carolina d. 26 Dec 1862 Anderson Co, South Carolina - South Carolina 1st Infantry Regiment Rifles - Orr's Rifles

  Ferdinand Vanderveer b ~1844 d. 30 Nov 1865

  Capt Garret Vanderveer born Aug 28, 1836, Montgomery, NY , 115 NY Volunteers, wounded in action 20 Feb 1864 at the battle of Olustee, known by the Confederates as Ocean Pond. Died shortly after on Feb 24, 1864 at Beaufort, South Carolina

  George W Vandiver b. 1827 Lawrence Co, Alabama d. 9 dec 1863 Tennesse

  George Washington Vandiver b. 7 Sep 1807 Tennessee d. 7 oct 1864 St Francios Co, Missouri

  Pvt Henry Vandiver born September 12, 1845, Brooklyn, Ill, enlisted Sep 1864, Company A, 78th Infantry, Illinios Volunteers, Union Army, killed in action Sep 20-30, 1864, Jonesboro, Georgia

  Hunter Vandiver b. 9 May 1740 Tugaloo River, Habersham Co, Georgia d. 1862

  Isaac Vandivier b. 21 jul 1836 Mercer Co, Kentucky d. 15 Apr 1863

  J B Vandiver South Carolina 7th Infantry

  Pvt James Worthington Vandiver born July 07, 1842, Brooklyn, Ill, enlisted Aug 9, 1862 in Mt Ayr, Iowa with the 29th Iowa Infantry Company G and died in the Soldier's Camp Hospital, Little Rock, Ark, Buried in the National Cem, Little Rock, Arkansas

  Pvt John H Vandivier born ~1830 Ky, Company C, 11th Kentucky Cavalry, Union army, was captured and sent to the Andersonville Prison where he died on Oct 11, 1864

  John Lambkin Vandiver South Carolina 4th Infantry Regiment

  John T Vandivier b. 1845 Mercer Co, Kentucky d. 28 Jan 1864 Danbridge, Jefferson Co, Tennessee   Pvt John H Vandivier born ~1830 Ky, Company C, 11th Kentucky Cavalry, Union army, was captured and sent to the Andersonville Prison where he died on Oct 11, 1864

  Lt Johnston Vandiver born 1834, Pendleton District, South Carolina , Lt Company E, Alabama Infantry, Confederate Army, he died on Nov 25, 1864 at Resara, Georgia

  Jephta M Vandiver South Carolina Infantry Regiment Rifles

  John Lambkin Vandiver South Carolina 4th Infantry Regiment

  Oliver K Vandiver South Carolina

  Samuel W Vandiver b. ~1825 Whitfield, Georgia

  Sidney Denise Vanderveer b. 26 Mar 1842 Carlisle, Warren Co, Ohio d. 19 Oct 1864 Florence, South Carolina

  Thomas Jones Vandiver b. 1819 Indiana - believed killed, he was never found

  Index to South Carolina Civil War Soldiers


  Clifford Leon Vandiver born Mar 6 1908 Kirksville, Missouri, died mar 10 1945 Zabmoanga, Midnanao, Phillippine Islands.

  Ensign Hugh VanDerVeer Jr born 1918 died Aug 1942, US Navy, died in battle

  Ensign Norman Francis Vandivier born Mar 10, 1916 died 1942, US Navy Pilot , lost at sea during the Battle of Midway. The USS Vandivier was named in his honor (see below)

  John J Vandiver b ~1911 d. 9 July 1944 lost in action in Italy

  Joel Vandiver b 11 Apr 1902 d. 6oct 1918 died at sea on the convoy ship Otranto

  Warren Abbe Vanderveer b 1887 d. 1918

Korean War

 Vandever Lonnie L, RA18313655, 1951/03/29, OK, Pottawatomie, RTD, 38th Inf Regt-2nd Inf Div
 Vandever Lonnie L, RA18313655, 1951/08/08, OK, Pottawatomie, RTD, 38th Inf Regt-2nd Inf Div

 Vandiver David H, US53073577, 1952/01/03, TN, Maury, RTD, 32nd Inf Regt-7th Inf Div

 Vandiver Earl, RA06264584, 1950/09/10, OK, LeFlore, RTD, 7th Cav Regt (Inf)-1st Cav Div


  SP5 Fred Gerald Vandiver G 174 AHC UH-1C 66-00646 Home of Record (official): RIVERSIDE State (official): CA Date of Birth: Tuesday, February 25, 1947 Sex: Male Race: Caucasian Marital Status: Married --- Military --- Branch: Army Rank: SP5 Serial Number: 219505589 Component: Regular Pay grade: E5 MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 67N20 Major Organization: Americal Div (non-brigade units) --- Action --- Start of Tour: Wednesday, October 15, 1969 Date of Casualty: Wednesday, July 15, 1970 Age at time of loss: 23 Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died Reason: Air loss - Crashed on land (Crew member - Helicopter) Country: South VietNam Province: Quang Ngai The Wall: Panel 08W - Row 021

  John Daniel Vandivier State (official): IN Date of Birth: Friday, August 12, 1949 Sex: Male Race: Caucasian Marital Status: Single --- Military --- Branch: Army Rank: SGT Serial Number: 315546323 Component: Regular Posthumous promotion as indicated Pay grade: E4 MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 13A20 Major Organization: 101st Abn Div --- Action --- Start of Tour: Thursday, November 27, 1969 Date of Casualty: Tuesday, April 28, 1970 Age at time of loss: 20 Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died Reason: Artillery, rocket, mortar (Ground casualty) Country: South VietNam Province: Binh Dinh The Wall: Panel 11W - Row 065

  Harry Melborn Vandiver Home of Record (official): ST LOUIS State (official): MO Date of Birth: Saturday, May 20, 1950 Sex: Male Race: CaucasianMarital Status: Single --- Military --- Branch: Army Rank: SP4 Serial Number: 498547606 Component: Selective ServicePay grade: E4 MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 11B10 Major Organization: 101st Abn Div --- Action --- Start of Tour: Sunday, February 28, 1971 Date of Casualty: Tuesday, November 30, 1971 Age at time of loss: 21 Casualty type: (C2) Non-hostile, died of illness/injuryReason: Illness, disease (Ground casualty) Country: South VietNam Province: Khanh Hoa The Wall: Panel 02W - Row 081

Vandiver, Alabama

Vandiver, Missouri

Vanderveer Island, Calhoun County, Texas

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Vandiver, Franklin Co, Georgia
Vandiver Heights, Cobb Co, Georgia


Brady Street and Central Park Avenue; conservatory with a gift shop and five major floral displays, rose garden with fountain, playground equipment, and a lagoon that is used for fishing in summer and ice skating in winter. (This 33-acre site originally was purchased as a fairgrounds. It was acquired by the Davenport Park Board in 1890 and named Central Park, like the one in New York. It was renamed Vander Veer shortly after the death of Abraham Wilson Vander Veer in 1911, who served as the board's first secretary. Davenport, Iowa

Vandiver Inn
Havre De Grace, Maryland

  The Vandiver Inn was constructed in 1886 and is located on Union Avenue in Havre de Grace, Maryland. It is one of the most architecturally and historically significant properties in town. Murray Vandiver was an active figure in the political life of Maryland. He built the house as a wedding gift for his wife, Annie Clayton Vandiver. The home reflects the wealth and prominence of Murray Vandiver who served as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, State Treasurer and IRS appointee under President Grover Cleveland. Murray Vandiver also was the Mayor of Havre de Grace.
Murray Vandiver Vandiver Inn

Jacob Van Der Veer House, Bath, North Carolina

Jacob Van Der Veer House
Bath, North Carolina

  The Jacob Van Der Veer house in Bath, North Carolina, where Jacob Van Der Veer was a partner with Joseph Bonner in an early steam sawmill and also owned a rope manufacturing operation near Bath, North Carolina c. 1790.
Jacob Van Der Veer house - Bath, NC
Historical Research Report
A Brief History of Bath, North Carolina

Vandiver Hall
The Citadel

  Vandiver Hall was dedicated in 1991. It is named for Col. Thomas C. Vandiver, Citadel 1929, and Vice Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Visitors of The Citadel. Col. Vandiver served on the Board of Visitors for 33 years and received an culhonorary Doctor of Law degree in 1979, followed by the Palmetto Award in 1986. The building is situated between Seignious Hall and the McAlister Field House. The first floor provides dressing rooms for the soccer, wrestling, track/cross country, and golf teams of The Citadel as well as offices for coaches of the various teams. Also on the first floor are shower facilities, locker rooms for visiting teams, and a conference room. The second floor holds a wrestling practice area, a golf practice area, and a batting area for the baseball team.
Vandiver Hall, The Citadel

Vanderveer House
East Jersey Ole Town
Piscataway, New Jersey

    The Vanderveer house (left house in photo) was originally located in Pluckemin, New Jersey, was transported to and reconstructed in 1976 to it's present location as part of a collection of 14 structures located at East Jersey Ole Town, Piscataway, New Jersey. This house was the original homestead of Jacobus Vanderveer, son of Cornelius Jansz Dominicus Vanderveer and was built around 1745. Approx 1820, a Federal addition was was built and the original house became the kitchen and servant quarters. In 1970 the Federal addition was razed and the original house was moved to East Jersey Ole Town where it remains today.

Vanderveer Knox House
Bedminster, New Jersey

  This house was built by Jacob Vanderveer, grandson of Cornelius Jansz Dominicus Vanderveer, across the river from his father's homestead (above) about 1772-1778. The dwelling became famous as the winter home of General Henry Knox and his family during the winter of 1778-1779 while General Washington commanded the Continental Army which was camped nearby in Pluckemin. Henry Knox accompanied George Washington in the memorable crossing of the Delaware to escape the British. At the beginning of that boat trip, Washington nudged him with the toe of his boot and said "Shift that fat ---, Harry-but slowly, or you’ll swamp the --- --- boat." A little tidbit they didn't teach you in high school American History. The house was purchased in 1989 by the Bedminster Township and with a grant, is being restored and will house a museum for the exhibition of artifacts from the Park of the Artillery.

Jacob Vanderveer House Website
Gen Henry Knox Vanderveer Knox House

Vandiver Corn Planter

Vandiver Corn Planter

John Vandiver b. March 12, 1813, Hampshire Co, Virginia
invented of the first practical 2-row corn planter in 1863.

USS Vandivier

DE-540 Vandivier

  (DER-540: dp. 1,350; l. 306'0"; b. 36'7"; dr. 13'4"; s. 24.3 k. (tl.); cpl. 222; a. 2 5", 1 dct., 1 dcp. (hh.);cl. Wagner)   Vandivier (DER-540) was laid down at the Boston Navy Yard on 8 November 1943 as a John C. Butler class destroyer escort DE-540; launched on 27 December 1943; and was sponsored by Mrs. Mary Hardin Vandivier. Since World War II came to an end before she was completed, work on her gradually tapered off and was finally suspended on 17 February 1947. Seven years later, on 1 July 1954, work was resumed to complete her and to convert her to a destroyer escort radar picket ship. She was redesignated DER-540 on 2 September 1954 and was placed in commission on 11 October 1955, Lt. Comdr. Frank B. Correia in command. During the remainder of 1955, Vandivier completed outfitting at Boston, moved to Newport R.I., and prepared for her shakedown cruise. On 14 January 1956, she cleared Newport to conduct her shakedown training in the West Indies. Over the next two months, she operated in the vicinity of Roosevelt Roads, P.R., and near Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. She also made port visits to Ponce and San Juan in Puerto Rico as well as to Guantanamo Bay and Havana in Cuba. On 15 March, Vandivier departed Havana to return to New England. She arrived at Boston on the 20th and underwent post-shakedown availability there until the second week in April, when she returned to Newport to begin duty as a radar picket ship with the Atlantic Fleet. Throughout her brief Navy career as an active unit of the fleet, Vandivier served along the Atlantic seaboard and operated out of Newport. Her duties consisted solely of patrols off the coast as a sea-going extension of the distant early warning system during the height of the Cold War. She cruised on station for periods of approximately two weeks in duration while her radar equipment scanned the horizon for any airborne intruders missiles or planes. When not on station, she conducted upkeep in port at Newport and made special event cruises. In 1956, she conducted cruises for the American Society of Planners and for women officer candidates as well as for her crewmen's families. She began 1957 with duty on the picket station between 2 and 16 January and again from 28 January to 7 February. Following upkeep and a three-month overhaul, she headed south to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on 10 June. Arriving there four days later Vandivier conducted refresher training until mid-July. On the 12th, she departed Cuban waters to return north. After a brief stopover at Norfolk, she continued north to Fall River, Mass. Upon completion of the availability, the ship got underway on 1 August and steamed toward Rockland, Maine, to participate in the Maine Seafood Festival. On 4 August, she put to sea to resume radar picket duty. For the remainder of the year, Vandivier alternated between two-week tours of duty on the picket line with one-week in-port periods at Newport. The year 1958 began much the same way as the previous year ended. Until May, the warship stood 14-day watches on the radar picket station followed by a week of upkeep in Newport. On 8 May, she stood out of Newport for a visit to Bermuda in the British West Indies. After a three-day visit, she resumed her routine on the so-called Atlantic Barrier Patrol until September. On 20 September, she had the honor of escorting President Dwight D. Eisenhower during the America's Cup Races held off Narragansett Bay. On the following day, Vandivier resumed duty guarding the country from the threat of aerial sneak attack. That duty occupied her for the remainder of 1958 and all of 1959. Throughout 1969, only two events varied her routine of radar picket operation out of Newport. In April, she made a two-day visit to Bermuda; and, on 5 September, she made another dependents cruise for the families of her officers and men. Otherwise, it was business as usual two weeks on station followed by a week in Newport with periodic availabilities thrown in for good measure. The year 1960 brought more of the same duty but only for part of the year. On 30 June 1960, after all preparations, Vandivier was decommissioned and placed in reserve with the Philadelphia Group, Atlantic Reserve Fleet. Vandivier remained in reserve until late 1974 when she was sunk as a target. Her name was struck from the Navy list on 1 November 1974.
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