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"[God] hath visited near and remote places, towns and hamlets with hot fevers and dangerous diseases, as a chastisement if not punishment of the thankless use of temporal blessings; permitting and allowing the Spirit of Error to scatter its injurious passion amongst us, in spiritual matters here and there, rising up and propagating a new unheard of, abominable Heresy, called Quakers..."

-Peter Stuyvesant

Born in 1658:

Died in 1658: Events of 1658:

1657 - 1658 - 1659

How They Were Made - 17th Century

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