Peter Rima was the only of the sons of
Rima to remain in Schuyler all his life. Some accounts say he stayed on his
wife's family homestead in town.
Peter was born on April 18, 1772 at New Petersburg, Tryon County, New York.
While a young boy his friends were captured by the Tories and Indians. The
Indians told his friends to yell for Peter to come out of hiding. Instead
they yelled in German "Peter, blieb wo du bist" which ment "Peter stay where
Peter married a neighbor girl named
, daughter of Christian
Hochstaeder, on December 31, 1793. They remained in town all their lives.
Peter was a farmer by occupation. She died in 1840 aged 64 years. He died
February 13, 1844 at the age of 71 years.
Peter and his children all used the name Rema.