CHARLES E. VOORHIS
CHARLES E. VOORHIS is a descendant
in the eighth generation from Steven Coerts Van Voorhees, the
first American ancestor of the family in America, whose pedigree
has been written in the sketch on page 83 [John J. Voorhees].
One of Steven's children, Albert Stevens Voorhees (2), emigrated
with his father to America in 1660, and located with the rest
of his family at Flatlands, L. I., where he married (1) Barentie
Williamse, (2) Tjelletje Wizzelpenning, and (3) Elina Vander
Scheur. He was living at Flatlands as late as 1683, as the assessment
roll then shows. He removed with his family, in 1686, to Hackensack,
where he purchased from Captain John Berry a large farm extending
from the Hackensack to the Saddle River. He joined the church
in 1686, and subsequently became an officer in it. His children
of the third generation were Cornelia, Stephen, Stephen, Jannetje,
Margrietie, Lucas, Rachel, Feumietje, Albert, William, Peter,
Isaac, Willempie, John, and James.
Of these Lucas Allerts Voorhis (3)
married, September 2, 1726, Ann Kipp. They resided at Hackensack.
Their children of the fourth generation were Ann, Henry, Lena,
Elizabeth, Margrietie, Nicholas, Catharine, Isaac, and Jacob.
Of these, Nicholas (4) married Jannetje Ackerman and had issue
Albert N., Ann, Lucas, Henry, and Jannetje.
Albert N. Voorhis (5) was born in
1767. He was a farmer and resided at Schraalenburgh. He married,
December 10, 1791, Grietie Demarest, who died in 18654, leaving
several children of the sixth generation.
Of these children of the sixth generation
Henry A. L. Voorhis (6), who was born September 26, 1792, married
Levina Blawvelt, born September 14, 1792, and died July 15, 1872.
He was a farmer and resided near Demarest, N. J., on part of
the farm formerly belonging to John Peack. Among his children
of the seventh generation were Elizabeth, Maria, Margaret, Henry
D., David H., Nicholas H., and John.
Nicholas H. Voorhis (7) married
Caroline, daughter of Peter B. Westervelt, of Cresskill, N. J.
He resided at Cresskill until his death.
Charles E. Voorhis (8), son of Nicholas
H. and the subject of this sketch, was born at Cresskill, Bergen
County, N. J., September 11, 1856, and was educated in the public
schools of his native town. He left school when seventeen years
of age and began his business career in the grocery trade, in
which he remained for ten years. At the end of that time he engaged
with the firm of Peter Henderson & Company, the famous New
York City firm of seedsmen and florists. He has continued with
this house to the present time. He is a member of the Dutch Reformed
Mr. Voorhis married Ruth Richardson
and has four children: Edward, aged thirteen; Henry, aged eleven;
Raymond, aged nine; and Clarence, aged seven.
History of Hudson and Bergen Counties, New Jersey, Editor,
Cornelius Burnham Harvey, The New Jersey Genealogical Publishing
Company, 1900, page 84.