I have no info on Nick Dam/VanderDam. However, I noticed your last name is Hoatland. My mother's maiden name is Hoatland. I was wondering what sort of information you might have. My grandfather's name was Henry Hoatland. He was born 1870 - 1881 and died in 1948. He lived in Onondaga County, NY before going to WWI. However, he stated he was born in Sodus, NY.