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Decker was born in Shawangunk, N.Y., in 1776. He learned the trade of a tailor, but eventually started several singing schools, joined the Dutch Reformed Church, and became justice of the peace in 1805. The evidence of the journal suggests he died in 1843.
The collection consists of a bound journal of Decker, containing biographical, genealogical, and historical information, accompanied by a partial transcript and additional Decker family notes. Much of the journal documents Decker's life in Ulster County, N.Y., particularly in Shawangunk.
Gift of Bruce Willsie, Princeton Class of 1986, in 2005.
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Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.
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