Pension Application for Jacob Hilsinger
State of New York
County of Schoharie SS
On the Second day of October personally appeared in Open Court the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of the County aforesaid at the Court house in the Town of Schohaire, not sitting Jacob Hilsinger a resident in the town of Carlisle in the County of Schoharie and State [?] said aged seventy five years, being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress, passed June 7th 1832.
That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers, and served as herein stated.
That during the Revolutionary War he was a Militia Soldier in the company Commanded by Captain Christian Stubragh in a Regiment Commanded by Colonel Peter Vrooman, which company and regiment the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy seven marched to Fort Edwards in the state of New York and that he performed in this service a tour of Militia Duty of about twelve days—That he volunteered to [blot] Johnstown, now in Montgomery County and took with him six days provisions, blanket [?] was about in this service about six days—that he was several times ordered on excursions to disarm the tories, in which service according to his best recollection he was employed about ten days—That he also was one of the Company who marched in pursuit of one Joe Ferris, a notorious Tory who was made a prisoner at the time, in this service he was engaged about two days—that the said Company and Regiment were marched to the Middle Fort twice and he served about ten Days the first time; and the last time about one month—that he also marched with the said company and regiment to Harpersfield in the state of New York; in which service he was employed about Three Days—That at the time one McDonald [?] with his [?] forces at Vroomans’ Land he marched with his company and Regiment to that place; in which service he was engaged about four days.
An do further that the Mohawkand Schoharie districts from their remote border or frontier [?] were exposed & the almost continued in incursions of the savages and Tories; and in truth were nearly desolated—That the inhabitants of Schoharie, for their own Security kept up three Forts with the Militia, called the Upper, Middle and lower Forts—The lower Fort was constructed in the summer of the War one thousand seven hundred and seventy nine and that he assisted in the construction and served therein as a Militia Soldier the same year of its construction, at least six months; and that the seceding years of 1780, 1781 and 1782, he in each of those three years served said Fort in the capacity of a Militia Solder of the company and Regiment aforesaid at different intervals of time at least for the term of Six Months in each year. That he hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state.
(Signed with his mark) Jacob Hilsinger
Sworn and subscribed the second day of October 1832 in open court. John Gebhard Jr. Clerk
We William Defendorf, a clergyman, residing in the town of Sharon in the County of Schoharie aforesaid and David Wood of the same place hereby certify that we are well acquainted with Jacob Hilsinger who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration, that we believe [document ends here]