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Pension Application for Adam Hartman

State of New York
County of Herkimer
            Be it remembered that on this ninth day of September 1847, personally appeared in open court before the Justice of the Circuit Count of the 5th Judicial District of this state, not sitting in the Village of Herkimer in said County, Michael Hartman of the Town of Herkimer in said county aged fifty-four years and upwards, and he being duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the Act of Congress passed on June 1832.
            That he is a son of Adam Hartman who served in the War of the Revolution as herein after stated.
            That his father the said Adam Hartman died on the ninth day of April in the years one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six in the Town of German Flatts in said county.  That he died leaving him surviving the following named children who are all over twenty-one years of age, and that he this declarant is the administrator of the estate of his father the said Adam Hartman deceased, to wit: This declarant, Conrad Hartman, Christopher Hartman, Nancy Wilder, all of the said County of Herkimer, Jacob Hartman of Jefferson County., NY, Elizabeth McGinnes who resides in Canada and Catharine Garner who resides in Otsego County, NY.
            And this declarant further saith, that his father the said Adam Hartman was born in German and immigrated tot his county about the year 1760 when he was about sixteen years of age as he was told.  That he took up his residence in said Town of German Flatts when he first came to reside in this county to wit: about fifteen years before the commencement of the War of the Revolution in 1775 and resided in said town and in what is not called the County of Herkimer until the day of his death.  That when he died he was over ninety-two years of age.
            The military Regt of which he belonged contained the regiment of militia commanded by Lieutenant Colonel afterwards Colonel Peter Bellinger.  The names of the captains in said regiment under whom the said Adam Hartman served this declarant cannot specify as he is infirm and believes the said Adam Hartman served under several engagements in the Company of Captain Hannes (or John) Marks Demouth, as well as in the militia said Demouth commanded a company of Rangers.  He served under General Herkimer in the Oriskana Battle in 1777 also under Colonel Harper and Dubois of the New York State Troops. 
            While he served in Demouth’s Company in the year 1780, he was wounded in his shoulders as he was informed and believes and in consequence of such wound and continued to receive until the day of his death a pension under an “Invalid Act of Congress” in such case made and provided.  This declarant is well assured from numerous conversations had with his said father and some of his contemporary soldiers that the whole period he served for during said was exceeded the aggregate twenty-four months.
(Signed) Michael Hartman
            The following is titled: Revolutionary War Records Section
Department of The Interior
Bureau of Pensions
Washington D.C. (no date)
            In reply to your request of _____, received______ for a statement of the military history of Adam Hartman, a soldier of the Revolutionary War, you will find below the desired information as contained in his (or his widow’s) application for pension on file in this bureau.

Name also appears as Hans (John) Adam Hartman.
Date of Enlistment or Appointment: 1777
Length of service 2 1/3 years.
Rank: Pvt.
Captain Hend’l Staring, Colonel Peter Bellinger
Captain John (Haus) ;Mark DeMoth, Colonel Lewis Debois
Co. or Rangers, Colonel Harper, Colonel Herkimer
Battles engaged in, Oriskany: also battle Oct 27, 1780, when he was wounded in right shoulder.
Residence of soldier at enlistment, German Flatts, Herkimer Co., NY
Date of application for pension: pensioned for said wound from Septe. 14, 1796
Residence at date of application: German Flatts, NY
Age at date of application: born in the Palatinate of Edenkober, Germany
            Remarks: came to America ??? 1760, died at German Flatts, April 5 or 7, 1836 aged 92 and 7 mos leaving no widow but the following children 18 older.  Michel 54 years, Conrad, Christopher, Nancy Wilder, Jacob, Elizabeth McGinnises, Catharine Gardiner.

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