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1LT Peter Schultz
Birth: May 25, 1750
Rhinebeck
Dutchess County
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 11, 1838
Rhinebeck
Dutchess County
New York, USA

Daughters of the American Revolution Ancestor #: A204281
Sons of the American Revolution Ancestor # P-285783

One of 8 brothers who fought in the American Revolution

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The following information was compiled by Sarah K Hermans, Regent, Chancellor Livingston, NSDAR, May 2015 and published in "44 Patriots of the American Revolution interred in the Rhinebeck Reformed Church Cemetery."

-Provided by and used with permission of Sarah K Hermans

SERVICE: LIEUTENANT under Capt. Isaac Conklin and Col. John Frear [Pension #S22982]

Peter Schultz was born May 25th, 1750 in Rhinebeck to Christian Otto Schultz and Christina Margareta Scharpenstein and is the brother of Patriots John and Jacob. He married January 9th, 1772 Anna Van der Hoff (1757-1832). They had children Lucas 1772, Christian 1774, Margaret 1776, Mariah 1779, Abraham 1781, Christina 1784, Peter 1786, Isaac 1795, Jacob 1796, and Eliza 1800. Peter died December 10th, 1838.

At age 82 in 1832, he gave testimony for a pension. He gave some details of his service, though he did note that his memory was not what it was. He resided during the war in Hyde Park (Charlotte Precinct), later moving to New York City for seven years before moving to Rhinebeck. In the summer of 1776 he entered the service as a lieutenant, serving four years, then hired a substitute to take his place. Shortly after that, he entered a company of minute men called "Silver Grays" and served in Dutchess and Westchester counties. He was stationed at Poughkeepsie, Verplank Point, West Point, and White Plains. He patrolled as a scout and rounded up Tories, stating that he once apprehended his own uncle. While stationed near Hyde Park, he and his troop saw a loyalist schooner run aground on the Hudson. He led some of the men to take it and capture the loyalists and the American spoils of war they were carrying. He applied for a pension, he said, because when he returned home, his house and all his possessions had been burned and ever since the war he and his large family had been destitute.

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Family links: 
 Parents:
  Christian Otto Schultz (1712 - 1785)
  Christina Margaret Scharfenstein Schultz (1712 - 1789)
 
 Spouse:
  Anna VanDerhoef Schultz (1757 - 1832)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Schultz Cramer (1779 - 1849)*
  Abraham Schultz (1781 - 1843)*
  Christina Schultz Briggs (1782 - 1850)*
  Isaac Schultz (1794 - 1883)*
  Eliza Schultz Still (1800 - 1884)*
 
 Siblings:
  Anna Schultz Danker (1737 - 1824)*
  Isaac Schultz (1740 - 1802)*
  Christopher Schultz (1743 - 1823)*
  Margaretha Schultz Brown Schell (1745 - 1825)*
  Christian Otto Schultz (1746 - 1817)*
  Frederick Schultz (1748 - 1819)*
  Peter Schultz (1750 - 1838)
  Jacob Schultz (1752 - 1830)*
  William Schultz (1752 - 1785)*
  John Schultz (1755 - 1801)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Row 14, toward the middle, next to Hendricks
 
Burial:
Rhinebeck Reformed Dutch Church Cemetery
Rhinebeck
Dutchess County
New York, USA
Plot: Row 14
GPS (lat/lon): 41.92558, -73.91129
 
Maintained by: Christine Schultz
Originally Created by: Janet Reasoner
Record added: Mar 31, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87756673
1LT Peter Schultz
Added by: Christine Schultz
 
1LT Peter Schultz
Added by: Janet Reasoner
 
 
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Thank you for your service!
- Sarah K Hermans
 Added: May. 25, 2016
Wishing you a very happy heavenly birthday. Thank you for your service!
-Anonymous
 Added: May. 25, 2016
Dearest 4th Grandpa Pete. Thank you for introducing me to my brave family. We know your story and are honored to carry the Schultz name. Thank you all for our America. God bless.
- Chris
 Added: Aug. 25, 2014
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