Biographical Sketch of William H. Ten Broeke
Ten Broeke, William H., Panton, was born in Vergennes, Vt., in 1832. He is a farmer, and occupies the old homestead. He was a town clerk for twenty-three years, and has held many of the town offices. He also has been a music teacher. He was married in 1857 to Sarah Hayes, of Ferrisburgh, Vt. She was a daughter of Alanson and Parmelia (Roberts) Hayes, and died in 1873 on August 4, leaving a family of five children, three of whom are now living — James, Sarah E., and Isabella. William H. Ten Broeke then married for his second wife Ella Adams, of Addison, Vt., in 1874. She was a daughter of Edrick Adams, of Addison, Vt. James graduated from Middlebury College in 1883, and is now a student at the Theological College at Rochester, N. Y. William H. Ten Broeke was a son of Rev. James and Mary M. (Tappan) Ten Broeke. She was born in Panton, Vt., in 1804, and James was born in Surrey, England, in 1800. He left England in 1813 and settled in Addison, Vt., where he died in 1855. They had a family of five children born to them –Jane A., William H., Charles O., Sarah Elizabeth, and Mary E. Rev. James Ten Broeke was a teacher for many years of his life. He was ordained as a Baptist minister on June 4, 1835, and preached for many years in Port Henry, Vergennes, and Panton, Vt. He purchased his farm homestead in March, 1826. He was married in 1822, by Squire Samuel Shepard, of Panton, Vt.