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
1817–1872
Cornelia Pulver
1822–1896
Marriage: 3 December 1843
John Douglass Fitzwater
1846–
Henry E. Fitzwater
1847–
Henrietta Fitzwater
1847–1924

Spouse and Children

    David Botsford Fitzwater

    Male1817–1872Male

    Female1822–1896Female

MARRIAGE
3 December 1843
New York, United States
children

(3)

    John Douglass Fitzwater

    Male1846–Male

    Henry E. Fitzwater

    Male1847–Male

    Henrietta Fitzwater

    Female1847–1924Female

Parents and Siblings

    Petrus Pulver

    Male1784–1852Male

    Lovina Conklin

    Female1787–1857Female

siblings

(7)

    Elizabeth Pulver

    Female1807–Female

    Elizabeth Pulver

    Female1812–1873Female

    John Pulver

    Male1816–1869Male

    Augusta Lucinda Pulver

    Female1816–1877Female

    Peter Pulver

    Male1818–1875Male

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1823

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.
1846

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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