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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


ISAAC VANVOORHIS, a farmer and stock-grower of Dunkard township, was born in Washington country [sic], Pennsylvania, January 15, 1836.  He is the oldest son of L. G. and Essie (Fry) Vanvoorhis who were also natives of Washington County, and of German extraction.  His father, who for many years has been a prominent farmer, is now a resident of Greene County.  Isaac Vanvoorhis was reared on the farm in Dunkard Township, where he attended the district school.  During his early life he remained with his parents on the farm, where he commenced dealing in stock and has since spent most of his time in that business.  He buys large lots of carrel in the Chicago markets, ships them to Greene county for pasture and sells numbers of them to the citizens of the county.  Mr. Vanvoorhis has met with great financial success in the stock business, and also owns one of the most valuable farms in Greene County.  It consists of about 500 acres of land, on which are good buildings and improvements.  In 1858 Mr. Vanvoorhis married Miss Ross, a daughter of Bowen and Ann (Gantz) Ross.  Mrs. Vanvoorhis is a native of this county, and is of German an Irish origin.  Their children are—Anna, wife of E. J. Moore; Martin, Cora, Charles R. and A. L. (deceased).  Mrs. Vanvoorhis is a faithful member of the Baptist Church.  Her husband is a republican in politics, and has served on the school board of his township.


Page 646-647
History of Greene County, Pennsylvania
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888

Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –
Date of Transcription: 04 November 2008
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