Vandervoort, John C
Vandervoort, John C.
a minister of the Reformed (Dutch) Church, was born at Bound Brook, N.J., in 1798. He graduated at Queen's College in 1818, and at the New Brunswick Theological Seminary in 1819, when he was licensed to preach. He preached at German Valley and Fox Hill, N. J. (Presbyterian), from 1819 to 1826; Basking Ridge (Presbyterian), from 1826 to 1834; First Church, Totowa, from 1834 to 1837; Kinderhook, N. Y., from 1837 to 1842; Mellenville, from 1842 to 1845; New Paltz, from 1845 to 1848; and Second Church, Ghent, from 1848 to 1851. He died June 21, 1851. His piety was fervent, and he contented not himself with merely illustrating historical truth, but carried his appeals directly to the hearts and consciences of his hearers. In most of his charges his labors were crowned with success in the salvation of souls. See Corwin, Manual of the Ref. Church in America, s.v.