Winne, Peter

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


Peter Winne was born in Albany County on April 17, 1823[1][2] to Peter Winne and his wife Catherine.[3]

Marriage & Children

In about 1851, Peter married Phebe M. Decker (B. Nov 12, 1834 Berne, D. Jan 17, 1917]][4][2] and by her had the following children:


Peter was a farmer.[4][3]

Military Service

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Residence: Berne[3]
Place of Birth: Albany County[3]
Names of Parents: Peter (Winnie) and Catherine Burn__?[3]
Occupation: Farmer[3]
Enlistment Date: 18 Aug 1864[9][4][10]
Enlistment Place: Albany, NY
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 91st Infantry[4][10]
Company: Company D>[10]
Discharged for Disability on: 2 Jun 1865[9]
Discharged at: Douglas Hospital, Washington, DC[9]
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 35. [9] Wounded once in both ? but not ?.[4] "shot through both thighs."[10]
Sources Used: 1865 census, Berne, Albany Co., NY;, American Civil War Soldiers; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


In 1850, at age 23, Peter Winne can be found working for a farmer, Henry H. Mallory, and his wife Ellen in Berne.[11] Also living with the family was a teenager named Phebe M. Decker.[11] Just a year or so after that census Peter and Phebe married, and they quickly began a family. In 1865, while Peter was serving in the Civil War, his wife and children were living in a frame house in Berne valued at just $100.[4] Peter, who was still in the army, was recorded as a farmer.[4] Five years later in 1870, they had moved to New Scotland where Peter was still working as a farm laborer and they owned a house.[6] By 1880 Peter and his family were back in Berne living with the family of Patrick Shay.[5] Peter and his eldest living son William were working as farmers.[5] This census recorded that Peter could not read or write..[5]


Peter Winne died on February 18, 1885 and was buried at the Reidsville Cemetery in Reidsville.[1]

Post Script

After his death, his wife Phebe was recorded in the 1890 US Veterans Cenus as his widow.[10] That census recorded that she had moved to Clarksville, New Scotland, Albany Co, NY and was living with Abraham B. Decker, who also was a Civil War veteran.[10] His wife Phebe bought the residence of Abram Van Deusen in Clarksville in October of 1893 for $1460, which for the remainder of her life she would rent part of.[8][7][12] Phebe died on January 17, 1917 and was buried with her husband at Reidsville Cemetery.[1]


Additional Research Notes

Additional Media

Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Hannay, Lt. Col Wm V., Burying Ground Inscriptions Town of Berne, Albany County, NY, "The Dutch Settleres Society of Albany Yearbook Volume XXI-XXII, Published by The Dutch Settlers Society of Albany, 1945-47.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 1865 NY State Census, Berne, Albany Co, NY
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 1880 US Census, Berne, Albany Co, NY Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "1880Census" defined multiple times with different content
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 1870 US Census, New Scotland, Albany Co, NY
  7. 7.0 7.1 1910 US Census, New Scotland, Albany Co, NY
  8. 8.0 8.1 1900 US Census, Saratoga, Albany Co, NY Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "1900Census" defined multiple times with different content
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Ancestry Military Databases
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 1890 US Veterans Census, New Scotland, Albany Co, NY
  11. 11.0 11.1 1850 US Census, Westerlo, Albany Co, NY
  12. Altamont Enterprise, Clarksville column, various dates.