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This is William O. and Janna (Te Kolste) Walvoord’s home in Holland Nebraska around the turn of the 20th Century. The pathway from the picket fence gate leads to the boardwalk of the Walvoord Store seen in the lower left of the photo. The house still stands today. This photo is courtesy of Ann Walvoord […]
This week’s photo is also of the Walvoord General Store in Holland, Nebraska in the early 1900s. At this date, William O. Walvoord’s son, John Christian Walvoord (1879-1964), had taken over the store, hence the name J. C. Walvoord’s Store. This is the east entrance to the original store. Last week’s photo showed the south […]
This week’s photo is of the Walvoord General Store in Holland, Nebraska in the early 1900s. At this date, William O. Walvoord’s son, John Christian Walvoord (1879-1964), had taken over the store, hence the name J. C. Walvoord’s Store. This is the south entrance to the store. The first entrance was from the east and […]
This week’s photo is of the children of Anthony J. Walvoord (1884-1945) and Ann (Vogt) Walvoord (1887-1972). Anthony and Ann moved from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to San Francisco, California in the late 1930s. Their daughter Kathryn never married but their son, Willard’s descendants still live in California today.
This Mary (Flipse) Walvoord and her third child, John F. Walvoord (1910-2002). The photo dates from about 1911. John F. Walvoord would become one of the most well-known Walvoords. He was president of Dallas Theological Seminary and wrote numerous book on the End Times.
This is picture of my great-aunt Ethel Elise Walvoord (1900-1993) and my grandfather Randall Henry Walvoord (1904-1978). This was taken in front of their home at 1809 North 5th (now numbered 1811) in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The siding on this house is very distinctive.
This photo comes to me from Wes Gibbons who is the son-in-law of Harriet Evelyn (Walvoord) Vollbrecht (1913-2006). Harriet was the daughter of William “Will” Walvoord (1877-1973) and Alyda “Lydia” (Lemmenes) Walvoord (1882-1964). This is a photo of my great-grandfather John Garrett Walvoord (1872-1932) and his older brother Frederic Walvoord (1869-1925) in about 1876 when […]
For this week’s photo I wanted something of a Fourth of July theme and this picture fits the bill. I’ve was told recently that the Walvoord Family in Nebraska gathered every year for a big reunion every Independence Day. I have also been told that their Walvoord counterparts in Wisconsin did the same. This wonderful […]
With special thanks to Cindy Lou (Walvoord) Lett, I have been able to post a new biography of Henry Walvoord (1851-1948) of the Nebraska branch. There are so many Hendriks, and Henrys in our tree, I lightheartedly refer to this one as “Nebraska Henry.” Henry is the younger brother of William O. Walvoord. Nearly all […]
Some research that I compiled from Genlias (which is a joint product of the Regional History Centers and Archives in the Netherlands and overseas) has provided new insight to the history of Hendrik Walvoort (1802-1865). Once upon a time, I thought that he had only one son, Gerrit Jan Walvoord (1826-1856), but he also had […]
This week photo was sent to me from Karen (ten Pas) Tews, daughter of Dorothy Angeline Walvoord (1919-1981) and granddaughter of Elmer Benjamin Walvoord (1894-1957) and Esther (Prinsen) Walvoord (1895-1971).
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 […]
This week’s photo shows the inside of the Walvoord & Co. General Store in Holland Nebraska. This photo is also from Ann (Walvoord) Graff. William O. Walvoord (1842-1916) is behind the counter at the right.
This week’s photo was sent to me by Ann (Walvoord) Graff. She is a great-granddaughter of William O. Walvoord (1842-1916) from the Nebraska branch of the Walvoords. This is a photo of the store that William O. Walvoord built in Holland, Nebraska. This photo dates from about 1895. The section of the building to the right […]
I am going to try to post a photo every Monday that I haven’t placed anywhere else on this site. So many of these photos will be brand new to you. I found this photo in a box of old Walvoord photos. It was easy to overlook, because it was so tiny and… “tinny.” It […]
Earlier this month, I met my cousin Sandi Neal for the first time. Sandi was born Sandra Kay Walvoord and is the daughter of Frederick Lee Walvoord (1907-1962) and Reba Lenora (Stepp) Walvoord (1914-2003). She is the granddaughter of Frederick Walvoord (1869-1925) and Jennie (Lammers) Walvoord (1874-1970). Sandi was in Nashville, Tennessee for two months […]