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Henry Van Hoevenberg
Sport(s)Football
Biographical details
Born(1879-09-01)September 1, 1879
Kingston, New York
DiedSeptember 18, 1955(1955-09-18) (aged 76)
Oakland, California
Playing career
Position(s)End, quarterback
Head coaching record
Overall3–7
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
All-American, 1900

Henry Van Hoevenberg Jr. (September 1, 1879 – September 18, 1955) was an American football player and coach.

Early life and football careerEdit

Van Hoevenberg was born in 1879 at Kingston, New York.[1] He attended Columbia University, where he played for the Columbia Lions football team at the end and quarterback positions from 1900 to 1901.[2][3][4][5][6] He was selected by Walter Camp as a third-team end on his 1900 College Football All-America Team. He graduated from Columbia in 1902 with a law degree.[1][7] In September 1902, Van Hoevenberg was hired as the head football coach at Rutgers University, leading the 1902 Rutgers Queensmen football team to a 3–7 record in his only season as head coach.[2][8]

Later life and deathEdit

Van Hoevenberg later moved to Alaska. At the time of the 1910 United States Census he was living in Valez Precinct, Alaska, and was employed as a lawyer.[9] He later lived in Sams Valley in Jackson County, Oregon for 27 years, operating a pear orchard and serving as the president of the Oregon State Horticultural Society.[1] The house he built in 1919 in Jackson County has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Henry Van Hoevenberg, Jr. House.[10]

In 1937, he moved to San Francisco and became a labor negotiator. He moved to Seattle in 1939. From 1939 to 1945, he was employed as a labor negotiator by a consortium of salmon cannery owners.[1] In a draft registration card completed in April 1942, Van Hoevenberg indicated that he was employed by the Alaska Salmon Industry, Inc.[11]

Van Hoevenberg was married to Jessamine Adele Bushnell in 1915. They had a daughter, Vivian Isabelle. Van Hoevenberg died in 1955 at Oakland, California.[1] He was buried at Lincoln Memorial Park in Portland, Oregon.[12]

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Rutgers Queensmen (Independent) (1902)
1902 Rutgers 3–7
Rutgers: 3–7
Total: 3–7
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Henry van Hoevenberg, Jr. 1879-1955". The van Hoevenberg Family. http://www.vanhovenberg.com/Henry%20van%20Hoevenberg%20Jr.htm.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Van Hoevenberg to Coach Rutgers". The New York Times. September 13, 1902. https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1902/09/13/101285188.pdf.
  3. "Columbia Played Poorly". The New York Times. October 4, 1900. https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1900/10/04/102615742.pdf.(Van Hoevenberg played at right end and quarterback)
  4. "Columbia's First Game Today". The New York Times. October 3, 1900. https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1900/10/03/102615187.pdf.
  5. "Busy Day For Football: Local Season Will Be Opened by Columbia and Williams". The New York Times. October 4, 1901. https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1901/10/05/101081958.pdf.
  6. "In the Football World". The New York Times. October 23, 1901. https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1901/10/23/102431679.pdf.(Van Hoevenberg switched from end to quarterback)
  7. "Football At Columbia". The New York Times. September 14, 1902. https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1902/09/14/101092967.pdf.
  8. "Harry W. Van Hovenberg [sic Records by Year"]. College Football Data Warehouse. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/coaching/alltime_coach_year_by_year.php?coachid=1117.
  9. Census entry for Henry Van Hoevenberg, born Sept. 1879. Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Year: 1910; Census Place: Valdez, Division 3, Alaska Territory; Roll: T624_1750; Page: 43B; Enumeration District: 0007; FHL microfilm: 1375763.
  10. [[[:Template:NRHP url]] "Photographs of the Henry Van Hoevenberg House"]. National Park Service. Template:NRHP url.
  11. Draft Registration Card dated April 1942 for Henry Van Hoevenberg, born September 1, 1879 at Kingston, New York. Ancestry.com. U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 [database on-line].
  12. "Henry Van Hoevenberg". Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=VA&GSfn=h&GSpartial=1&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=39&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GSsr=81&GRid=65136970&df=all&.
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