PETERSBURGH, taken from Stephentown in 1791. Pop. 1,901.
Rensselaers Mills, 20 miles E. of Troy, and Petersburgh Corners 27, are
Among the early settlers were Wm.
Prendergast, John Brimmer, Jacob and Godfrey Brimmer, John Spencer, Hans and
Peter Rachus, Johannes Ruyter, Henry Litcher, Hans Lantman, Barent Hogg, Jacob
Best, Petrus Vosburg, Bastian Deel, Frans. Burn, Juriah Kreiger, Henry Young,
Schoolmaster Watson, and Long Andries. John Spencer built a log gristmill
before the Revolution at S. Petersburgh; and Barber & Murray built a carding
mill about 1800. Serveral of the settlers were killed or taken prisoners
during the French War, probably by the same party that destroyed the Hoosick
settlements in 1754.
Historical and Statistical Gazetteer of New York State, by J. H. French, 1860, earliest settlers, civil war soldiers and other good Petersburg information, Jim Pool's website