Peter was considered one of the best educated men in the "Dutch Settlement." He was a progressive farmer and wielded the axe, the hammer, and the pen with equal grace. He served as a deacon and clerk for the Muhlenberg Dunker Church.
His initials "P.S." appear on the document outlining the beliefs and practices of the churches of Tennessee and Kentucky which begins:
First: The church to be governed by the Gospel of Jesus.
Second: We believe in the ordinance of baptism to be administered by immersing the candidate three times forward in the Name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost.
Third: We believe in the Holy Communion to be administered in the night, and the washing of one another's feet, Jno. 13:4-6. We also believe in the Holy Kiss, recorded five times in the Gospel---.
Tomorrow: A letter to his son from Peter Shaver
Source: Lest We Forget and Tales of Yester-Years, Vol. III, Rolland F. Flory