Vanderloop, Henry (History - 1868)


Janet Schwarze





----Source: 1918 History of Clark County, Wisconsin

HENRY VANDERLOOP, proprietor of Pleasant Hill Farm in Worden Township, was born in Calumet County, Wis., April 24, 1868, son of William and Cornelia (Jacobs) Vanderloop. The parents were born and married in Holland, coming to the United States in 1861. They settled in Calumet County, where William bought a tract of Government land, where he farmed until a few years before his death, in 1902, at the age of 76 years. He was a prominent man in his township, taking an active part in local affairs. His wife died in 1910 at the age of 87. Their children-seven in number-were Minnie, now residing in Calumet County Bardelia, of Brown County and Nellie, Arnold, of Outagamie County, Wis. Henry, Annie and Anton, all of whom live in Calumet County, except Henry. Henry Vanderloop came to Clark County in 1898 and bought the eighty acres of land that constitutes his present farm, but which was then wild land without improvements. These he has since made himself and has been very thorough in what he has undertaken. His present house was completed in 1902 and is a commodious and comfortable residence. In the year previous he built a barn 38 by 80 feet in size, ground dimensions, and 18 feet high, with room for thirty head of cattle and horses. His cattle are graded animals of the Durham breed, his horses being of the Percheron stock. He milks sixteen cows and raises hay, corn, oats and other crops. His farming operations have been conducted with energy and good judgment and his financial condition has improved from years until he has taken rank among the substantial citizens of Worden Township.


Aside from his immediate farm interests, Mr. Vanderloop was secretary for two years and treasurer of the West Worden Dairy Company and holds the same offices in the West Worden Telephone Company. In 1906 he was elected a member of the Worden Township board, serving until 1908, and in 1915 he was again elected to the board, of which he is still a member. He belongs to the Equitable Fraternity Union Lodge at Stanley, and is a member of the Catholic Church.


Mr. Vanderloop was married Oct. 4, 1892, to Mary Huls, who was born in Calumet County, Wis., daughter of Henry and Catherine (Ziebing) Huls, the parents being natives of Holland. Mr Huls, who was a farmer, was born in 1828, and died in April, 1908. His wife survived him only a few months, passing away June 30, the same year, her age also being 73 years. They had nine children: Lida, who was born in Holland Johanna, William, John, Morris, George, Barney, Mary and Henrietta. All were born in Holland except Mary and Henrietta, Johanna and William are now deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Vanderloop have had a large family numbering twelve children, whose names, with dates of birth, are as follows: Cora H., July 13, 1893 Elizabeth, Sept. 20, 1894 Hattie B., Feb. 22, 1896 William, May 21, 1897 Harry M., July 22, 1898 Minnie M., Aug. 2, 1899 Matilda J., June 5, 1902 Agnes, Aug. 30, 1904 Sylvester, Oct. 15, 1906 Henrietta, Aug. 3, 1908 Rosa, Nov. 24, 1912, and Wilfred, Feb. 11, 1915. Of these children three are now deceased: Hattie, who died June 15, 1896, when less than 4 months old William, who died Aug. 31, 1897, at the age of 3 months and 10 days, and Harry M., who died Oct. 2, 1898, at the age of 2 months and 11 days.


Mr. Vanderloop has made remarkable progress since coming to Clark County. After buying and paying for his farm he was without funds, but he now has one of the best farms in Worden Township, with a good standing at the bank. This good showing is due to his enterprise and unremitting industry, backed by a thorough knowledge of the business in which he is engaged. He takes a warm interest in every project for the good of the community at large and can always be depended upon to support a worthy cause.



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