Voorheis, Peter D.

  • Wife, Maria Fisher.
  • Voorheis one of the area's earliest settlers came to Michigan from New Jersey. He & Miss Fisher were married in Independence in November of 1834. Peter was the first President of the Sashabaw Burial Association formed in 1849. He was also one of the first Justices of the Peace & Commissioners of Highways appointed at the first Town meeting in 1837. He was Township Supervisor in 1855.
  • Children: Fisher A.; John; Margaret; Nancy Ann, Mrs. E. H. Tompkins; Elizabeth, Mrs. Mark Hixson; Mariette, Mrs. Luke Voorheis; Ruth Ann, Mrs. Gideon Gates; Peter; Elisha S.; & Isaac I.