Cornelia Pulver

Female5 September 1822–19 January 1896

Brief Life History 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 Prattsburgh, Prattsburgh, 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
1846–0001 BC
Henry E. Fitzwater
Henrietta Fitzwater

Sources (7)

  • Cornelia Fitzwater in household of C T Hibbard, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Cornelia Pulver Fitzwater, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Cornelia Fitzwater, "New York, Yates County, Swann Vital Records Collection, 1723-2009"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 December 1843New York, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (6)

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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

    German, Swiss 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.

    Possibly also a shortened form of Flemish Van Pulver: habitational name for someone from a place called Pulver (meaning ‘dust’; compare 1 above), for example in Wormhout in West Flanders.

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

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