This week’s “Photo of the Week” is one of only two photos I have of one of the “Five Founders” as I describe them on the Homepage. This is the Hendrik Jan Walvoord (1828-1921) Family that immigrated to Wisconsin in 1866. The only other photo I have of a founder is of Gerrit Jan and Berendina (Prinsen) Walvoord that immigrated to Nebraska in 1870.
This week’s is lower quality than I would like because it is a photocopy of an original. I don’t have a better copy of this photo. If anyone is in possession of a better copy, please send me a copy.
The descendants of this family living in America, kept the “Walvoort” spelling with a “t” at the end.