Van Pelt, Peter I, Dd
Van Pelt, Peter I., D.D.
a Reformed (Dutch) minister, was born at Bushwick, L.I., May 27, 1778. He graduated at Columbia College in 1799, and studied theology under Dr. J. H. Livingston. He received license to preach in 1801, and began his ministry on Staten Island in 1802, where he continued until 1835; was pastor at Fordham, N.Y., from 1836 to 1847; also chaplain in the war from 1812 to 1814. He died in New York, Jan. 20, 1861. He published a few sermons and orations delivered on important public occasions. See Corwin, Manual of the Ref. Church in America, s.v.