along the east bank of the Millstone, and about a
mile and a half in depth. He was probably the
father of Tunis, born about 1750, and of a William
Hoagland. Tunis died in 1836. He was the father
of Cornelius, born 1793, who died at East Millstone
in 1876. Cornelius had several sons, â€” Tunis, Isaac
B., and Hon. John Van Doren. The latter was born
Dec. 8, 1812. He was appointed justice of the peace
in 1852, and has continued in this office, with the
exception of a single year (1872), ever since. He
was one of the judges of the Inferior Court of Com-
mon Pleas, 1867-69, and again, 1874-79.
Sketches of other early families who have repre-
sentatives in this township may be found in the his-
tories of Hillsborough and Franklin townships, and
elsewhere in this work.
One of the first practitioners was John Reeve, born
in 1765, who settled at Rocky Hill about 1787, or
earlier. He became quite noted, and had a large ride.*
Abram Prall Hageman was also an early practitioner.
He was born two miles west of Harlingen, and com-
menced practice in that village in 1810. His name
appears in 1826 in connection with a bill presented for
medicine and attendance on one Nathaniel Hutch,
which was rejected on the ground that Hutch was a
pauper of Monmouth County. J. F. Hageman, Esq.,
of Princeton, is a son of Dr. Abram.
Rocky Hill has in its surroundings everything sug-
gestive of legend and historic events. It was pressed
by the feet of many a Revolutionary hero, â€” nay, by
those of the great chieftain himself. After the battle
of Princeton, when Washington took the main road
towards New Brunswick, the British, frightened and
flying, made towards the heights of Rocky Hill,
crossed Beeden's Brook, and crowded on until they
reached the point formed by the junction of the brook
with the Millstone River, just in front of what is now
known as the old Van Derveer homestead. Abraham
Van Derveer says they came on a run, but when they
reached the forks they halted, finding the ice much
* See page 590 of this work for further account.
broken. They then procured rails, laid them on the
ice, and passed over. The Van Derveers had a large
pot of mush, just taken from the fire, and intended
for their breakfast. The British, hastily scooping it
out of the pot with their hands, soon devoured it, and
pursued their march, remarking that they had had
" nothing but hot bullets for breakfast."
The oldest house at Rocky Hill was demolished
shortly before 1870. It was once a tavern, and stood
on the Georgetown (Lambertville) turnpike, in the
middle of the village ; this was the old Cruser home-
stead. The family was of Huguenot descent, and set-
tled on Staten Island at the close of the seventeenth
century. A representative of this family, Hendrick
Cruser, great-uncle of M. Van Dyke Cruser, settled
at Rocky Hill early in the last century, and erected
the flouring-mill now owned by David H. Mount &
Co. In 1777 this mill was sold at sheriff's sale, and
was bought by Abraham Cruser, Hendrick's brother,
and grandfather of M. V. D. Cruser. He put his son,
Frederick, into the mill to work, and he grew up in
that locality. Frederick! was the father of M. V. D.
The land on which the latter now lives was a part
of the patent of Walter Benthall, by whom it was
conveyed to Nicholas Lake. A deed still in the pos-
session of M. V. D. Cruser shows that the land was
conveyed, April 16, 1739, by Nicholas Lake and
Mary, his wife, to John Gordon. In March, 1775, it
was transferred by Gordon and Anna, his wife, to
Jacob Schenck, and by subsequent purchase to Fred-
erick Cruser, whose son, M. Van Dyke, now owns
and occupies it.
John Van Horn was another early settler. He
lived about half a mile northwest of Rocky Hill, and
owned over 1000 acres. He was a friend of Gen.
Washington, who often visited him. He had no chil-
dren, and when he died he left his property to rela-
tives, by whom it was divided and sold.:|:
Kalm, the Swedish traveler, mentions Rocky Hill
in his " Travels." He says, â€”
" This morning [Oct. 29, 1746] wo proceeded on our journey [from
Princeton]. The country wiib pretty woll peopled ; however, thero were
great woods in many places. They all consisted of deciduous trees, and
I did not perceive a single tree of the fir kind. ... On a hill, covered
with trees, and called Iloclchill, I saw several pieces of stone or rock so
hig that they would have required three men to roll them down. . . .
Ahout noon we arrived at New Brunswick, 1 ' ete.g
It is said that in 1795 there were but three houses
on the site of Rocky Hill village, and one of them
was a tavern ; the other two were the residences of
Thomas J. Skillman, near the river, and John Van
Horn, where Henry Brinkerhoff now lives. He
owned 1500 acres, 1000 of which was woodland, run-
f Ho was a student at Princeton when those connected with it turnod
out, he among them, to defend their country. But he was so very young
and small that his gun was taken from him, and he was sent back to
} Sco Barber's " Historical Collections of New Jersey" for reminiscences
relating to Mr. Van Horn, Gen. Washington, and the painter Dunlap
(pp. 162, 4C3).
I Hist. Coll. Now Jersey, p. 312.
ninjr south of the village and over the hill, the re-
maining â– l|11 being a fertile plain lying northwest
of the village, now making twelve farms, one of
which is owned by Abraham Van Derveer. Peter,
who originally bought the land, iva- a -rai of Ihc first
Van Derveer who came from Eolland to Long I -land ;
In- died before the close of the Revolution.
Judge John Berrien owned the tract south of Van
l'ir- land. II.- was one of the justices of the
Supreme Court of the province. Dr. Thomas Wc-l
i ornery was bis son-in-law, he marrying, in
1788, the judge's daughter Mary, among whose chil-
dren were several who afterwards became distin-
guished. < >ne "as tin- wife of John B. Shaw, purser
in the United States navy, and mother of Mrs.
(Bishop) Odenheimer; another became the wife of
! In late < 'mo. Inmaii ; â– sun, John I!., wa-
wards commodore Of the 1 oited States navy; Na-
thaniel L., in the navy during the war of 1812, lost
an arm, and was aide to Com. McDonough on Lake
Champlain, in 1814; while a daughter, Eliza L., is
now the wife of llishop McCoskry, of Michigan.
Still another daughter became the wife of Dr. John
B. Ricker, a surgeon in the Continental army; he
also rendered valuable service as a guide on several
occasions, and was taken prisoner by Simco'e, of the
"Queen's American Rangers."! Ralph Voorhees
.-ays John Berrien succeeded John Sarrison as land-
owner at Rocky Bill, and doubtless erected the house !
tin-re in which Washington's "Farewell Address to
the Army" was written. 1 1 is grandson, Judge J. Mc-
Pherson Berrien, was a prominent orator and states-
At no place in the public records is it Btated when
the township first assumed its civil Btatus. It was
doubtless between L762 and 1772. About 1762 63 the
inhabitants of the "southern part of the western pre-
cinct" petitioned < rovernor franklin to grant them a
patent for a new town, to be called after him-. It'.
* G i.i i\ family, *â€¢( "/n<.
i Wlokca' in t. ol Uod in J
petition was u fellows:
" To hut Excellency \\ .11. .in franklin Btqr Governor and Common-
Id in Calel ... â– â–
. ] .-ft. 1 1. 1, in ajnerll ii Cli. 1 1 1. . llloi 'and \ i. .â– A. hi. e .1 of 1
"Tho Bumble Petltl in ol Uic Inhabitant* of the Southern |
, i ..1 the County
.m.i.Iv prey thai your
Patient for a 1 ; â– â– nshlp .â€¢!"
inhabitants of tho said
B B, â€”
root until u â€¢ .in.
thai is t.. -n> in-i along thi
Cornell Â» i imee to the land ol Daniel PoUiemui
inoe along theli line u it rum until it oomes
.â– : the land ol i
hut line fl
This petition was finally granted, but the town was
called Montgomery. Although this may have oc-
curred within a year ..I' the above action, it i-
as likely that it may have bei â–¡ defi in d several years,
possibly until 177i', the dai.. of the first record in the
oldest public document now extant in the township,
the volume in which arc recorded the township elec-
tions. This first minute appear- t.> be the record of
the first town-meeting held in Montgomery, and is in
the following words:
a t.. mi act "f tho goneril assembly of the Province of New
i I i.lnii.itunts of the western preeJnk m
gather on the -<i tbuesday ..f Hatch, 177^ at the boose of William Jones
llity ..f rootaa Choose in tho following Officers,
Irick Viiu.like, Town Clerk; Win. .Stryk.r, Gisbert I.mo, Free-
holders; GorueUns Tenbrook, Assessor; Thomas Skillman, Collector and
Ovcreeorof tho Pooro; Dorlck Longstrot, David Snowdeu, Surveyors of
Highways: Kenry Sillcock, M" uel Fnrman,
John II. tli. John Stockton, Nicholas Golder, Adorain Hegeman. Wil-
liam Lake, Daniel Hegeman, Powel Lmmerman, I'.uiiel Stout, Martin
"AOommittoo appointed as above said for settling the presink business
with ill.- township of billsboiTow, and to raise the poore money of S J
western prasink, Vi.\, Joseph Stockton, Christopher Hogolaud, Junr.,
.lohn Vondlke, and Derlck Longstret.
"And .i appoint Dl of Â£ D n-ineeUogis tobe held the
Next Tear at the house of wm Jon â– Rocki Hill.
" EUUtBT V.IVDIKE, Cferi.
"thi- 10th .lay of March."
It may be sale to assume, in view of the above doc-
umentary proof, that Montg try township was set
off from Hillsborough about 177:.'.
Tin following were the road districts laid out in
1770-80, with the names of the overseers :
Bocky Hill rood, Aaron Lou ton road, Thomas Skillman;
road from Van Dykes to 1 roodfrom Wins-
ton to Kingston, James Moore; from Winston t.. Ii.-i-ky Hill, Wil-
Borgen, thence west as bis
line runs innil it comee to the Soutbosstarly Corner of the hind of Ja-
.1.. I the Northeasterly Oorner of the division of the
Sowerhuid] line betweon the small division of th
l.n .a Lota inn South twenty-nine degreea west until it comes t-.
ner betwi an 1 . dlTision being :
easterly Corner of the Lot of Jobana Dltm urae, thence west between sold
Lota until ii Intel eel
along tho B rees west until It Intersects
ii line botweon I nth f.oir-
: ins until
i : :
sold BJvei .nig and
y..ur bumble Potitionen as in duty it innd shall over pray.
ii iaoi hi.. .1. s noaac
: . i, i:r.
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i S.M IN I'.AIHIt IXU
'M.. UN \ 1 VNIUKK
" W|l I I .â€¢ tKBori
SOMERSET COUNTY, NEW JERSEY.
liam Goa; from the province line to Rocky Hill, Daniel Slack;
from province line to Rocky Hill school-house, Hezekiah Stout;
Pennington and Princeton road, James Finley ; from Rocky Hill to
Garret Voorhees' smith-shop, Garret Van Pelt; from Voorhees' shop
to Griggstown, Nathan Allen ; from the school-house to Hillsborough,
William Bard; from Pennington to Winston, Samuel Carman.
The township early provided for its paupers, as in
1772 we find records of money raised for this object
hy the overseers. A reciprocal method of sustaining
this class at a later date suggested itself to some, and
it was proposed that a farm be purchased where the
labor of these mendicants could be made an equiva-
lent for support received. At a special meeting of the
town committee, held at Oppie's inn, Jan. 21, 1835,
William Duryea and Peter Voorhees, overseers of the
poor, reported that they had purchased a farm, in
company with the committee from the township of
Hillsborough, for the maintenance of the indigent
residents of both townships. It was from the estate
of John Van Pelt, deceased, and contained 230 acres.
In 1867 Hillsborough withdrew from this joint action,
since which time each township has supported its own
The farm is under the immediate supervision of the
overseers of the poor, which office is at present filled
by John H. Schomp and William Oppie, of this town-
ship. It is free from debt, and at the present time
has but four inmates.
PRINCIPAL OFFICERS OF THE TOWNSHIP, 1772-1880.
1772-74, Hendrick Van Dyke; 1775-84, David Snowden ; 1785-89, Henry
Van Dyke; 1790-1802, Frederick Cruser ; 1803-4, Roelef H. Van
Dyke; 1805-8, John Skillman ; 1809-16, Henry Duryea; 1817, Peter
Voorhees ; 1818-24, Henry Duryea ; 1825-31, F. V. D. Voorhees ; 1832,
A. J. Dumont ; 1834, Lloyd Van Derveer ; 1835, Thomas I. Sk illman ;
1837-41, Peter D. Van Derveer; 1842-46, Joseph H. Voorhees ; 1846-
48, Martin Yoorhees ; 1849-51, Stephen Voorhees, Jr. ; 1852-54, John
D. Voorhees; 1855-56, Luther Van Dei-veer; 1857-58, Cornelius A.
Cruser ; 1859, William T. F. Ayres; 1860-61, Isaac H. Oppie; 1862,
Luther Van Derveer; 1863-64, Charles M. Stryker; 1865, Theodore
F. Hoagland; 1866-71, A. H. Stryker; 1872-74, William Oppie; 1875
-78, John N. Van Zandt; 1879-80, Abram S. Hageman.
1772-73, Cornelius Ten Broeck ; 1774, Christopher Hoagland, Jr. ; 1776,
John Johnston ; 1778, Peter Wykoff; 1777, Ichabod Leigh ; 1778-80,
Christopher Hoagland; 1781, Derick Longstreet; 1782, Christopher
Hoagland; 1783, Peter Wykoff; 1784, ChriBtopher Hoagland; 1785,
ThanneB Voorhees; 1786-88, John Voorhees; 1789, David Coven-
hoven ; 1790-91, John Voorhees ; 1792-95, David Covenhoven ; 1796-
98, David Conover; 1799, Ezekiel Blue; 1800-1, James Stryker;
1802-7, Ezekiel Blue; 1808-17, John D. W. Ten Brook; 1818-27,
MaJ. William Duryea; 1828, Peter Voorhees; 1829, Henry Duryea;
1830, Peter Voorhees; 1831-32, Cornelius Kershow; 1833-36, John
Sitnonson; 1837-40, Lloyd Van Derveer; 1841-42, Cornelius Kor-
Bhow; 1843-45, P. D. V. Van Derveer; 1846, Joseph II. Voorhees;
1847-49, S. D. Bergen; 1860-62, Abram S. Williamson; 1853-56,
Stephen Voorhees; 1866-58, Benjamin Randolph; 1859-01, James
Oppie; 1862, Cornelius J. Brokaw; 1863-65, James Van Zandt; 1860
-71, Luther Van Derveer; 1872-74, William A. Weart; 1875-80,
1772-73, Thomas Skillman; 1774, John Johnston; 1776, Christopher
Hoagland; 1776, John Johnston; 1777, Thomas Skillman; 1778,
Aaron Longstreet; 1779, Derick Longstreet; 1780, Thomas Skill-
man; 17S1-S4, John Voorhees; 1785-88, Henry Berrien; 1789-90,
Jacob Tenbrook ; 1791, David Covenhoven ; 1792-95, Jacob Tenbrook ;
1796-98, Ezekiel Blue; 1799, James Stryker; 1800-1, Ezekiel Blue;
1802-4, Samuel Beekmau ; 1805-17, Mai. William Duryea; 1818, John
D. W. Ten Broeck ; 1819, Samuel Beekmau ; 1820-27, Peter Voor-
hees; 1S2S-30, Cornelius Kershow; 1831-32, Henry Duryea; 1833,
Ralph Johnson ; 1834-35, F. V. D. Voorhees ; 1836-37, Cornelius S.
Stryker; 1838, Cornelius Kershow; 1839-43, John S. Hoagland;
1844-51, C. S. Stryker; 1852, Abraham Van Arsdale; 1853-54, C. S.
Stryker; 1855, Samuel D. Bergen; 1856-59, Tunis C. Schomp; 1800-
63, William Race ; 1864, Henry P. Apgar; 1865-66, Peter D. Staats;
1867, Charles M. Stryker; 1S68-S0, John H. Schomp.
1772-73, William Stryker, Gisbert Lane ; 1774-75, Abraham Stryker, Gis-
bert Lane ; 1776, Derick Longstreet, Abram Stryker ; 1777, Derick
Longstreet, Hendrick Stryker; 1778, Ichabod Leigh, Aaron Long-
street; 1779, Cornelius Tenbrook, Jacobus Lake; 1780, Henry Can-
ady, David Covenhoven ; 1781, Peter Wykoff, Ichabod Leigh ; 1782,
Peter Wykoff, Cornelius Tenbrook ; 1783, Thomas Skillman, David
Snowden ; 1784, Jacob Schenck, David Covenhoven ; 1785, Jacob Ten-
brook, David Covenhoven ; 1786, Peter Wykoff, David Covenhoven ;
1787, C. Hoagland, Henry Van Dyke ; 1788, C. Hoagland, Enos Kel-
sey ; 1789-92, Enos Kelsey, Zebulon Stout ; 1793, Enos Kelsey, C.
Hoagland ; 1794, Enos Kelsey, Cornelius Cornell ; 1795, Cornelius
Cornell, Garret Van Derveer ; 1796, Barnet Cornell, Garret Van Der-
veer; 1797-98, Garret Van Derveer, Samuel Beekman; 1799-1802,
Henry Van Dyke, Samuel Beekman ; 1803-4, Abraham Skillman,
Samuel Beekman; 1805, Samuel Beekman, John Stout; 1806, Sam-
uel Beekman, William Covenhoven; 1807, William Covenhoven,
Abram Van Arsdale; 180S-10, William Covenhoven, John Salter;
1811-12, Abram Van Arsdale, James Stryker; 1813, Elijah Clark,
Samuel Beekman; 1814-18, Jeremiah Williamson, Samuel Beekman;
1819-22, Jeremiah Williamson, Ralph Johnson; 1823-25, Ralph
Johnson, Cornelius Cruser; 1826-27, John Skillman, Henry Duryea;
1828, Josiah S. Worth, Henry Duryea; 1829-30, Josiah S. Worth,
Cornelius Cruser; 1831, A. P. Hageman, Cornelius Worth ; 1832, F.
V. D. Voorhees, Peter Voorhees: 1833, Abram Van Derveer, Maj.
Cornelius Cruser; 1834, Henry Duryea, Peter Voorhees; 1835-37,
Abram Van Derveer, Ralph Johnson; 1838, Teter Voorhees, F. V.
D. Voorhees; 1839-40, F. V. D. Voorhees, Abram P. Hageman ; 1841-
42, F. V. D. Voorhees, Christopher Voorhees; 1843, Abram Van
Arsdale, F. V. D. Voorhees; 1844-45, Abraham Van Arsdale, John S.
Hoaglaud ; 1846, J. W. Updyke, P. V. D. Van Derveer; 1847, John S.
Hoagland, J. W. Updyko ; 1848, J. W. Updyke, P. V. D. Van Derveer ;
1849, P. V. D. Van Derveer, A. V. A. Skillman; 1850-51, A. V. A.
Skillman, Martin Voorhees; 1852-54, John N. Skillman; 1855-57,
Joseph H. Voorhees; 1858, John J. Voorhees; 1859, Abram S. Wil-
liamson; 1860-61, John J. Voorhees; 1862-64, John N. Skillman;
1866-67, Henry V. Hoagland; 1868-70, Jeremiah W. Updyke; 1871-
73, Charles M. Stryker ; 1874-77, Jacob M. Vreeland ; 1878-79, Cor-
nelius I. Van Cleef ; 1880, John V. H. Whitlock.
1772-73, Joseph Stockton, John Van Dyke, Christopher Hoagland, Jr. ;
1774-75, Eckbert Leigh, Peter Wykoff, Thomas Skillman, D. Long-
street; 1776, Robert Stockton, Roelef Van Dyke, Ichabod Leigli,
Derick LongBtreet ; 1777, Ichabod Leigh, Peter Wykoff, Derick Long-
street, Zebulon Stout ; 1778-82, Robert Stockton, David Snowdou,
Jacobus Lake, Grodus Beekman; 1783, Robert Stockton, Jacobus
Lake, Grodus Beeknian ; 1784, Peter Wykoff, Robert Stockton, Jnco-
hus Lake; 1785, Jacob Schenck, Christopher Hoagland, Robert
Stockton ; 1786, Jacob Schenck, Cornelius Tenbrook, Cornelius Cor-
nell ; 1787-89, Jacob Schenck, Terrick Tenbrook, Joseph Stryker;
1790-91, Jacob Schenck, Joseph Stryker, John Beard ; 1792, Henry
Van Dyke, John Van Horn, David Snowdon ; 1793, Henry Van Dyke,
Capt. James Moore, Albert Monfort; 1794-95, John Van Horn,
Henry Van Dyke, J. Moore ; 1796, Henry Van Dyke, J. Moore, David
Oonover; 1797, H. Van Dyke, J. Moore, Wm. Conover; 1708, Stephen
Monfort, Robert Stockton, David Conover; 1799-1800, Wm. Conover,
Henry Van Dyke, Stephon Morford, Robert Stockton, David Cono-
ver; 1801-2, William Conover, Henry Van Dyke, Stephen Morford,
Robert Stockton, John Van Home ; 1803, Henry Van Dyke, William
Conover, Stephen Morford, John N. Simpson, John Van Home; 1804-
6, John Tenbrook, William Covenhoven, Stephen Morford, John N.
Simpson, John Van Home; 180C, John Tenbrook, Abram Van Ars-
dalon, Stephen Horford, John Vun Home, William Oovenhoven;
1807, .I"Imi Tonbrook, Aliram Van Aredalon, Stephen Horford, tamo
Humor, William Covonhevon; 1808-9, John Btryker, Abrem Van
Aredaleu.Stophou Morford, Isaac Horn.r; 1810, Jehn Btryker, ALrnin
Vun Aredah-n, Martin Voorhees, Isaac Horner,WiIllamCovsnhoven;
Mil, William Davis, John Btryker, Martin Voorl s, [aaac Homer,
William Garrison; 1812, .b.iiu Btryker, Wllllmm Davis, Martin Vor-
bee ,1 .. Borner, John Skillman; 1813, William Davis, Garret Van
Derveer, UarUn V hees,John Skillman, Isaac Horner; 1814-17,
Davis, Garret Tan Derveer, Christopher Hoagland, John
Bklllman, Isaac n r; 1818, William Davis, Garrel Van Derreer,
â– i i Henry Dnryea; 1819, John D. W. Tenbrook, 0. Hoag-
lim.i, Gnrriit Vun l>.-, v.,-: , II. -hm I'm â€¢. â– :,. I "ir Horner; 1820, J. D.
W. i i. i., 0. Hoagland, J. II. Bkelton, WUllani Oruser, John
Btont; 1821, J. D.W. Tenbrook, C.Hoagland,BiIae Oovenhoven, John
Btont; 1822, J. D. W. Tonbrook, 0. Boaglnnd, Aa I pdyke,Johu
i, Garret Von Derreer, JorlahS. Worth, Cornelius Kershaw,
.John Btont; 1824, John Bklllman, Joalah 8. Worth,
0. Kershaw, Aaron Dpdyke, John Stout; 1826, 0. Ceraha 'â–
8. Worth, Aaron Van Dyke, Henry B,Van Dyke, Henry Dnryea;
IK'JII, \\ ill: ,ni I'|-iim>t, ,1. S. Wi.lth, 'II.' i
Abram Btaati ; 1827, William Gmser, J.S. Worth, Ctornelhu Kershaw,
alte; 1828, William Cmser, Garret Beekman, Ralph John-
son, i ss White; 1820, William Dnryea, Peter Voorhees, Thomas
White, Abraham P. Hageman, John Skillman ; 1830, 1 asi White,
A. I'. Mil-. in in, Cornelius Btryker, Henry It. Van Dyke, Kmley Olden;
1881, Henrj i;. Van Dyke, Cornelius C. Whitenaek, Tbomai White,
31 rker.JohnB ison; 1832, Henry It. Van Dyke, John
I Olden, Cornelius Stryker, John Simonson ; 1833, Cor-
nellua Btryker, John S. Leigh, John Oppie, Henry Hlggina, Urlaa
Btryker; 1834,0 Un Stryker. Thomas White, Abraham A. Shuts,
Kml.'.v Olden 'â€¢ irheee; 1836, Henry Hi
H. Van Dyke, J. 8. Leigh Ibraham 1 Dum rot, I .Oppie; 1838, John
Darlaou, A. I. Dumont, Emley Olden, J. A. Perrine, L. Van Derreer;
1837, A. I. Dunii.nl, Kuil.-y nldiMi, Imiac Vun Ho, w m. .Is Wmlh,
John \. Voorhees; 1838, Cornelius 8. Stryker, John A. Voorhees,
Zephanlah Stout, elirlstophor Voorhoes, Anrun Cruser; 1830, Como-
liua 8. Stryker, John A. Voorhees, base Vun Dervoer, Henry V.
, \iir..n CniHt-r; 1*40, Cornoliiia Kershaw, t'..ni.,liws S
8tryker, John A. Voorhees, John II. Polhemus, Isaac Van Derveer;
IM1,I ornelim 8. Stryker, IsaacVan Derveer, John A. Voorhees, John
H. Voorhees; 1842, Poler Voorhees, Inane Van Derreer, P. V. D. Vnn
Dervoer, Abrulinln Vun ArHlnlo, /.eplmuiali SI, nil ; lÂ».|:i, IVtei \ -
r. Court Williamson, Court S. Stryker, Samuel
n. Bto nt; 1844, Peter Voorhees, EsaacVan Derreer, Garret 8. Voor-
hees, I' rlnÂ» Stryker, Abraham Crnser; 1846, Peter Yoorhee . Bynaai
A, Btaats, Qarrel B. Voorheee, Cornelius Kershaw, A. V. A. Bklllman ;
]*-!<'., Peter Voorhees, Wilson Metier, Garrel S. Voorhees, Cornelius
I V. A. Skillman; 1M7. Peter Voorhees, Wilson Uetler,
Cornelius Kershaw, R. J. steals, H. V. Hoagland; ims, ivtei \, ...,-
n Bklllman, Garrel 8 \ J. Bklllman,
Abraham Van Aradale; 1840, Reyneai J. Btaats, John s. Bklllman,
John J.Voorl s,A.Van Aradale, Thomas J. Skillman; I860, A. Van
Ar.s.lule,J..|in.I.\.Â».ilni>, John V si. ill num. Samuel I). Bergen, John
, , ; 1861, John s. Skillman, \. \ an Aradale, Samuel D.
Bergen, B. J, Btaats, John J, Voorhees; 1862, Petoi v. -.rheee, Garret
s Voorhees, Oornelln Kenhaw; l-v:, Peter Voorhees, Garret S.
v bees, John J. Voorl . 1884, James vsn Zandt, Abraham
Orossr, Abraham Williamson ; 1866, James Van Zandt, John Beok-
man, BenJ i Randolph; isOru I imi â€¢ Van Zandt,
man; 1867, J, A. Weart, J. N Skillman, 8 1 hooe; 1858-
59,. I.. In. ((.Skillman, SI. |. V.Â«.rl .-, Willlum \ Weart; 1600-01,
Peter li. Btaats, John V. H. Whltlock, Cornelius A. Oruser; 1862,
J. V. II. Whltlock, Peter D Btaal , Jo epb n Vo rhi
gustos Van Zandt, Joseph H \ i -, Peter D. Btaats; I88i, Isaac
Vun Dan Oornellui A. Oruser, 1 i Bntphonjl!
Bntphen, Oornellui M. Vreeland, Cornelius 8. Btrykei
Una U. Vrooland, a V. Sutphen, Matthen II Whllli
John 8, Hoagland, Oornellui M. Vreeland, Matthew H. Whltlock;
in s. Hoagland, William II. V land, David a Voorhees;
Pel - i' Steals, J M Vrseland.Abraliam aWyokofi"; 1874,
Petal D.8I tats, Abram G Wykoff, Luthei aVanZandt;!
1). Slants, Luther a Vun Zandt, rrederlek P. Vo rheea; 1878, Peter
D. Btaats, John '.'. Weart, David II. Mount, Abraham 0. Â«>!...Â«. Jo-
seph V. li Bead; 1870, Petei D. Btaats, John Q, Weart, David 11
M,.unt ; 1880, David 0, \ i irheee, David H. Mount, John Q Weart,
SCHOOL BDPXBINTEND1 KT8,
1847 !-. Henry I). Johnson; 1849-62, P. V. D S3, Abra-
hum V. A. Bklllman; 1- Stryker; 1856, Abraham V.
A. Bklllman; Is-M., Cornelius S. Stryker; 1867-60, Lawrence Van
Dervoer; 1800-84, Cornelius S. Stryker; 1866, William T. F. Ay era;
1800, Joseph II. Voorhees.
VILLAGES AND HAMLBT8.
1 1 m;i in'.ia. the principal village of this township,
i- aitnated north of the centre. It is not directly on
the line of any railroad, although the Philadelphia
unci Reading established a station, about a mile dis-
tant, un their Line some years ago, bearing the name of
The village has a very good hotel, lately kept by
Mrs. E. A. Sehomp;* the only store is kept by John
C. Labaugh & Son. The mechanic arts are repre-
sented by George Anderson, shoemaker; William It.
Van Doren, wagon- and carriage-maker; William B.
Dungan, harness-maker; and John Darling, carpen-
ter ; the professions by Drs. Peter Skillman, L. D.
Tompkins, and J. V. S. Kibble; Rev. John Gard-
ner, and bis son, Rev. John C. Gardner.