When Rhoda Schermerhorn was born on 7 January 1812, in Prattsville, Greene, New York, United States, her father, Jacob Teunis Schermerhorn, was 47 and her mother, Sarah Schultz, was 42. She married Calvin Wiltse on 31 December 1840, in Greene, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Pierce Township, DeKalb, Illinois, United States in 1900. She died on 17 January 1902, in Cortland, DeKalb, Illinois, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Cortland, DeKalb, Illinois, United States.
Dutch: habitational name from a place so named in the area of the Schermermeer of northern Holland.
History: This was a prominent surname in Schenectady, NY, from the 17th century onward; Ryer Schermerhoorn made a celebrated ride from Schenectady to Albany in 1690 to warn of an impending Indian attack.