Transcribed from the Friendship Chronicle, December 8, 1880.


On Thursday morning Dec. 2nd, Mr. John Vorhees died at the farm, a short distance beyond  Nile which he had long occupied but lately owned by his son Henry. Although he had not been in vigorous health for sometime, his death was quite sudden. He was 69 years of age. The funeral which was largely attended took place on Saturday morning the services being conducted in a very impressive manner by Rev. M. Alley. “Uncle John Vorhees” as he was familiarly called, was in every sense “a good man.” He was of Dutch dissent, having  removed with his parents when he was very young, from the Mohawk Valley to this town, of which  he has ever since been a most respected resident. He was a member of the Congregational Church, one of its earliest and most earnest workers. Mr. Voorhees lost three sons during the war of the rebellion, two dying in Andersonville and the other being killed on the field of battle. His remains were interred at the cemetery west of this village.