Biography of Peter Betsinger
Madison County, NY Biographies





Betsinger, Peter, who died in Oneida, November 6, 1876, in the 75th year of his age, was a lifelong resident and well known citizen of this vicinity. He was born in Clockville, this county, January 13, 1801, a son of John Betsinger. His father was one of the earliest settlers of this region and of Mohawk Dutch descent. Mr. Betsinger was all his life a farmer in the town of Lenox, being located near Clockville. He removed to Oneida in 1871 and resided in that village until his death. He was a man of genial nature and drew to himself many warm friends. For many years he was a regular attendant of the Methodist Church. He first married Catharine Forbes and twelve children were born to them, of whom six survive: Mrs. Salina Keller of Perry, Iowa; Mrs.Catharine Randall of Russell, Pa.; Mrs. Dianna Palmer, and Mrs. Clara A. Palmer, both of Michigan; Nicholas N., of Marcellus, N. Y.; and Daniel L., who resides on the home farm near Clockville. On May 24, 1863, Mr. Betsinger married Sarah E. Whaley, daughter of Samuel P. and Sarah (Knapp) Whaley, who survives him.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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