Peter Rowe VanderZee

1829–1914 (Age 85)
Bethlehem, Albany County, New York

The Life of Peter Rowe

When Peter Rowe VanderZee was born on 2 October 1829, his father, John Becker VanderZee, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Rowe, was 30. He lived in Bethlehem, Albany, New York, United States in 1855. He died on 6 December 1914, at the age of 85.

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 1

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 34

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Dutch: literally ‘from the sea’, a topographic name for someone who lived by the sea, Middle Dutch zee, or a name for a child born at sea.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • P R Vanderzee in household of I B Vanderzee, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Peter R Vanderzee, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Peter R Vanderzee in household of John B Vanderzee, "New York State Census, 1865"

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