Sunday, April 17, 2011

Albert W. Van Hoorn

Albert W. Van Hoorn died in the Washington D.C. area on April 7, 1942. The Sandusky Register Star News of April 14, 1942 reported that Mr. Van Hoorn's remains were brought back to Sandusky, Ohio for burial in Oakland Cemetery. Albert W. Van Hoorn was survived by his wife, the former Helen Renner and a daughter, Mary Ann. Mrs. Helen Van Hoorn was a former resident of Sandusky, Ohio.

According to Passenger List records at Family Search Labs, Mr. Van Hoorn's full name was Albert Willem Westpalm Van Hoorn. In 1941, Mr. A.W.W. Van Hoorn was issued a patent for a boat hull. (Click on the image for a larger view.)

Mr. Van Hoorn's listing in the 1930 U.S. Census states that he was born in Java, and that his father was born in Holland. It would be interesting to learn how Albert met a young lady from Sandusky, Ohio.

1 comment:

Willem said...

Albert was my grandfather. He died, however, of a brain anneurism when my Mother, Marianne, was in her teens. He was a self taught and gifted naval architect.