BORST, Peter I., (1797 - 1848)

BORST, Peter I., a Representative from New York; born in Middleburg, Schoharie County, N.Y., April 24, 1797; attended the common schools; served as an officer of State troops and on the staff of Gov. William C. Bouck; held various local positions; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress (March 4, 1829-March 3, 1831); served as a member of the committee appointed by the county board of supervisors to oversee the building of the first county almshouse in 1838; died in Middleburg, N.Y., November 14, 1848; interment in the family burying ground on his estate, “The Hook,” in Schoharie County.