Abraham Vanderpoel was born in Columbia County, New York, on the 1st day of April, 1806. He was married, in 1825, to Christina Gifford.
In 1828 he removed to Oswego County, and, settling in the heavy timber land, cleared up a large farm. In 1838, with his wife and seven children two boys and five girls he moved to the Territory of Wisconsin, and settled at Jefferson, in the county by the same name.
Two years later he removed to Waterloo, in the same county, where he lived until 1858, when he changed his residence to Newport, in Sauk County.
Mr. Vanderpoel was a member of the Second Constitutional Convention of Wisconsin the convention that framed our present constitution from Jefferson County. This convention was in session from December 15, 1847 to February 1, 1848.
In the year 1850 he was a member of the Assembly for Jefferson County.
In September and October, 1861, he raised a company for service in the Civil War, his commission as Captain dating from Oct. 3. This company was recruited at Delton, near Newport, and was known locally as The Wisconsin River Rifles." It afterwards became Company E of the Twelfth Wisconsin Infantry. He commanded the company until May 3, 1862, when he resigned on account of ill health, his disease being sciofula. The same disease was the cause of his death, in a hospital at Fond du Lac, Wis., Sept. 28, 1874. His business through life had been that of a farmer.
Birth: Apr. 1, 1807, Columbia County, New York.
Death: Sep. 28, 1874, Fond du Lac Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.
Wife: Christina G Vanderpoel (1808 - 1889)
Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa.