[SOURCES WANTED] Gertrude, wife of Peter Duvall

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I haven't been able to find any sources confirmed that Peter Duvall's wife, Gertrude, has a surname of Fero. There is a marriage I've seen mentioned that took place in Montgomery County, New York in 1829, but I haven't found that record either. According to the 1865 NY census, she was born in Montgomery County, NY. Here are all the women named Gertrude (or close to it) I could find born in Montgomery County around 1804:

There are some family trees who are giving her parents as Peter Fero and Jannetje Van Deusen, but there's no support I've found for either.
Gertrude is not my ancestor, so your help would be appreciated.
WikiTree profile: Gertrude Duvall
in Genealogy Help by G. Borrero G2G6 Mach 9 (96.6k points)

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There is a FAG memorial with picture of the gravestone, which says that Gertrude was in fact the wife of Peter Duvall.

See here https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/105419772#view-photo=145214303

Here she is in the 1860 census "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCQ7-48L : 13 December 2017), Gertrude Duval in entry for Peter Duval, 1860.

In 1870 she lives together with the family of her daughter "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8KD-9XK : 12 April 2016), Gertrude Duval in household of John Shafer, New York, United States; citing p. 49, family 455, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,591.

I didn't find any documents that support her supposed birthname though.

by Jelena Eckstädt G2G6 Pilot (532k points)
edited by Jelena Eckstädt
Yeah, it's her maiden name that's getting me. So many trees say "Fero" and don't say how they got that information. Thanks for the feedback!

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