Peter Zufelt

28 April 1753–24 May 1834 (Age 81)
Rhinebeck Flats, Dutchess, New York, United States

The Life of Peter

When Peter Zufelt was born on 28 April 1753, in Rhinebeck Flats, Dutchess, New York, United States, his father, Georg Adam Shufelt, was 51 and his mother, Anna Catharina Reisdorf, was 37. He married Maria Coon on 21 June 1784. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 24 May 1834, at the age of 81.

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Peter Zufelt
Maria Coon
Marriage: 21 June 1784
Peter Shufeldt or Zufelt
Hermanus Zufeld

Spouse and Children

21 June 1784


    Peter Shufeldt or Zufelt


    Hermanus Zufeld


Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 23

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 23

New York is the 11th state.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 44

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.

Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived by a stretch of open country, from German zu ‘at’ + Fel(d)t ‘open country’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Peter Zufeld in entry for Peter Zufeld, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"
  • Petrus Schoefelt, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"
  • Petrus Zufeld in entry for Hermanus Zufeld, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"

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