About Wyckoff Van der Hoef
Mr Wyckoff Van der hoef
- Born: Monday 13th May 1850
- Age: 61 years
- Last Residence: in Brooklyn New York United States
- Occupation: Businessman
- 1st Class passenger
- First Embarked: Belfast
- Ticket No. 111240 , £33 10s
- Cabin No.: B19
- Died in the sinking.
- Body recovered by: Mackay-Bennett (No. 245)
- Buried: Green-Wood Cemetery Brooklyn New York United States
Mr Wyckoff Van der hoef, 61, was born in New York 28 May 1850 (1). He was married to Laura Ellen (née Newell) and had two twin sons, Marshall and Newell. At the time of the Titanic sinking, he was living at 109 Joralemon Street in Brooklyn, New York.
Van der hoef was returning to New York following a business and pleasure trip abroad.
Interestingly the Belfast Newsletter states that a "Mr Wyckoff Derholf" aged 61 had booked a first class passage from Belfast to New York. Leaving Belfast on the evening of 2 April he is the only passenger to have been identified as boarding at Belfast for what was essentially a delivery trip.
He boarded the vessel again at Southampton on 10 April. The fare for his first class cabin (B-19) was £33, 10s (Ticket No. 111240).
He died in the sinking. His body was recovered by the MacKay Bennett and was delivered to Mr D. C. Chauncey for forwarding to New York.
NO 245. - MALE. - ESTIMATED AGE, 60. - HAIR GREY; AND BEARD, BALD.
CLOTHING - Evening dress; "W. V." on drawers; black boots.
EFFECTS - Two false teeth (top); gold ring, marked "L. E. N. to V. W."; gold watch and fob with gold medallion; 5 studs; gold links; keys; knife; glasses; $62 in case.
NAME - WYCKOFF VAN DER HOEF.
He was buried at the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.
Coincidentally, he is buried just within a few hundred feet of Mr George Harder and his wife Dorothy, both of whom survived the Titanic disaster.
Notes Some sources give his date of birth as 13 May 1850.
References and Sources Record of Bodies and Effects (#245) Stephen Cameron (1998) Titanic: Belfast's Own. Dublin, Wolfhound Press. ISBN 0 86327 685 7 Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55) Record of Bodies and Effects: Passengers and Crew, S.S. Titanic (Public Archives of Nova Scotia)
Credits Michael A, Findlay, USA