PETRUS (Peter) HAPEMAN
The source of the name of Peter is "Petros", a Greek name meaning "Rock".
Events about the time Petrus (Peter) was born:
The Boston Massacre took place in March 1770
Between 1768-1771 Captain John Cook (1728-1779), born in Yorkshire, disovered the two islands of New Zealand,
and the eastern coast of Australia, which he claimed
for Britain and named New South Wales.
Source: Microsoft Encarta 2000
Born 15 March 1770, Rhinebeck Precinct, Dutchess Co., New York, the son of Johannes Hapeman and Anna
Barbara Stickel. Baptized in 1770 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Rhinebeck. Sponsors were Petrus Pulver and Margaretha Drumm.
Petrus married Margaretha (Margaret) Niver/Neifer C1790, the daughter of Henrich and Catherina Neifer. Twelve children were born of this marriage, John P.; Nancy; Peter; Rebecca; Catherine; David; Maria; Jeremiah; Elisabeth; Edward; Barbara; and Caroline.
Petrus and Margaretha are buried in the Getman plot at Ephratah Cemetery,
Fulton County, New York.
View their monument Hapeman Family Memorial Stones