Cornelia Pulver

5 September 1822–19 January 1896 (Age 73)
Otsego, New York, United States

The Life of Cornelia

When Cornelia Pulver was born on 5 September 1822, in Otsego, New York, United States, her father, Petrus Pulver, was 38 and her mother, Lovina Conklin, was 35. She married David Botsford Fitzwater on 3 December 1843, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Prattsburgh, Steuben, New York, United States in 1880 and Prattsburg, Steuben, New York, United States in 1892. She died on 19 January 1896, in Italy Hill, Italy, Yates, New York, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Italy, Yates, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Botsford Fitzwater
Cornelia Pulver
Marriage: 3 December 1843
John Douglass Fitzwater
Henry E. Fitzwater
Henrietta Fitzwater

Spouse and Children

    David Botsford Fitzwater



3 December 1843
New York, United States


    John Douglass Fitzwater


    Henry E. Fitzwater


    Henrietta Fitzwater


Parents and Siblings

    Petrus Pulver


    Lovina Conklin




    Elizabeth Pulver


    Elizabeth Pulver


    John Pulver


    Augusta Lucinda Pulver


    Peter Pulver


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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Town of Italy was founded in 1815 from the Town of Naples while still part of Ontario County. When Yates county was established in 1823, the Town of Italy became part of the new county.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Age 24

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German pulver ‘ash’, ‘dust’ (of Latin origin), German Pulver ‘powder’; a metonymic occupational name for an apothecary or herbalist who dispensed various types of medicinal powder. From the 15th century it may alternatively have denoted a manufacturer of gunpowder.2 Possibly a shortened form of Dutch van Pulver, a habitational name from a place named Pulver (meaning ‘dust’; compare 1), for example in Wormhout in West Flanders.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Cornelia Fitzwater in household of C T Hibbard, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Cornelia Fitzwater, "New York State Census, 1892"
  • Cornelia Fitznater in household of C T Hibbord Or Hibbard, "United States Census, 1880"

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