From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana
John S. Voorhees, of Steuben County, Ind., was born in Montgomery County, N. Y., near Canajoharie, Dec. 21, 1827. He was a son of Henry and Mary (Steves) Voorhees, natives of the same county. They had three sons and five daughters. John S. came to Steuben County in 1861 and settled on his farm of 160 acres, then entirely unimproved. He has since purchased eighty acres more, and erected a dwelling and all necessary farm buildings, including a windmill. He makes a specialty of sheep-raising, having mostly graded merinos. He has no family.
Submitted by Kim Davoli