Peter T. Curtenius
Peter Theobaldus Curtenius (April 3, 1734 in New York City – 1798 in New York City) was an American merchant and politician.
Col. Peter T. Curtenius
|New York State Auditor|
April 2, 1782 – March 15, 1797
|Preceded by||Comfort Sands|
|Succeeded by||Samuel Jones|
Peter Theobaldus Curtenius
April 3, 1734
New York City, Province of New York
New York City, New York
|Resting place||Beechwoods Cemetery, New Rochelle, New York|
(m. 1755; his death 1798)
|Relatives||Peter Goelet (brother-in-law)|
In 1774, he was a member of the New York Committee of Correspondence. On May 31, 1775, the New York Provincial Congress appointed him Commissary General, with the rank of colonel, being in charge of the purchase of provisions for the Continental Army.
In August 1755, he married Catharine Goelet (died 1806), a sister of his partner Peter Goelet, and their children were:
- Elizabeth Curtenius (born 1757)
- Anthony Curtenius (born 1759)
- Catharine Curtenius Dunlap (born 1761)
- Gen. Peter Curtenius (1763–1817), who married Mary Anna Lasher (d. 1829)
- Janet Curtenius (born 1765)
- Philip Curtenius (born 1768)
- Jane Curtenius (1770–1846), who married Elbert Roosevelt (1767–1857), a grandson of Johannes Roosevelt.
- Mary Curtenius (born 1773)
- Anthony Washington Curtenius (born 1775).
He died from yellow fever in New York City, and was originally buried at the vault of the Middle Dutch Church on Cedar Street, but he and his son Peter's remains were re-interred in 1857 at the Beechwoods Cemetery in New Rochelle, New York.
His son Peter as the Marshal of the City of New York in 1812 carried out a registration of "Alien Enemies", that is British people, of whom there were about 1500 in the city, following the outbreak of the War of 1812. His grandson, Clinton Roosevelt (1804–1898), was a politician and inventor.
- Baptisms at the New Amsterdam Dutch Reformed Church, 1731–1800.
- Hough, Franklin Benjamin (1858). The New York Civil List: Containing the names and origin of the civil divisions, and the names and dates of election or appointment of the principal state and county officers from the Revolution to the present time. Weed, Parsons and Co. p. 34. Retrieved 19 August 2019.
- Roosevelt genealogy
- New-York, Mercantile Library Association of the City of; Tomlinson, Abraham (1861). New York City During the American Revolution: Being a Collection of Original Papers (now First Published) from the Manuscripts in the Possession of the Mercantile Library Association, of New York City. Privately printed for the Association. p. 69ff. Retrieved 19 August 2019.
as Auditor General
| New York State Auditor