Decker, Peter R.
Biography and History
Decker was born in Shawangunk, N.Y., in 1776. He learned the trade of a tailor, but eventually started several singing schools, joined the Dutch Reformed Church, and became justice of the peace in 1805. The evidence of the journal suggests he died in 1843.
Source: From the finding aid for C0993
Call Number: C0993
Consists chiefly of a nineteenth-century diary of Peter R. Decker, resident of Shawangunk, N.Y.