Morrison's Pensions

Pension Application for Anthony Ehle

State of New York
Montgomery County
            On this 19th day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty two personally appeared in open court before the Judges of the Court of common Pleas in and for the County of Montgomery aforesaid now setting Anthony Ehle, a resident of the Town of Canajoharie in the County of Montgomery aforesaid aged 69 years last November who 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 to wit:
            That he was born in the Town of Canajoharie in said County of Montgomery on the twelfth day of November in the year 1762 and is now in his seventieth year and has resided in said town ever since—That as soon as he was of sufficient age he was enrolled into the Militia Company of Captain Renier VanEverat & continued a member of said company during the remainder of said war—That after the was enlisted as aforesaid he was often called into the actual service of his country of which he is now able to give a detail of only the following items to wit: He was several times called out to keep guard at Fort Plank & at Fort Plain where the length of their tour was generally eight days.  He was stationed for three successive occasions at a Picket Fort in Canajoharie called Fort Ehle where declarant believes he did faithfully service as a soldier for the term at least one year during that time and declarant verily believes that the time spent in this aforesaid service and in such as this declarant is not at this length of time, able distinctly to recollect could not fall short of eighteen months—applicant further saith that [blotted] record of his age in possession of his brother Jacob Ehle in said Town of Canajoharie—Ye 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) Anthony Ehle
            Sworn & Subscribed in open court the day and year aforesaid. 
            Geo. D. Ferguson, Clerk
State of New York
Montgomery County SS
            John Van Alstine, Adam Brown & John Roof on this nineteenth day of September 1832, being duly sworn before the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of the County of Montgomery aforesaid in open court now sitting……..depose and say that they have during and ever since the Revolutionary War been intimately acquainted with Anthony Ehle whose services in the Revolutionary War are set forth in the foregoing declaration signed by him that they are personally knowing to the said Anthony having done services in the revolution & especially in guarding Fort Ehle and from their knowledge of the character of the said Anthony Ehle for truth and veracity & of the history of the times in which said services were done they verily believe that such particulars set forth in said declaration are correct and that the estimate of the general amount of services contained in said declaration is also correct & further that we agree with him in relation to his age.
(Signed with his mark) Adam Brown
            Sworn & Subscribed in open court this day and year aforesaid.
State of New York
Montgomery County SS
            Personally appeared before me the undersigned a Justice of the Peace of the Town of Canajoharie in the County of Montgomery aforesaid, Anthony Ehle who signed and swore to the amended declaration who being duly sworn deposeth & saith that by reason of old age and consequent loss of memory he cannot swear positively as to the previous length of his services but according to the best of his recollection he served not less than the period mentioned below and in the following grade—For one year and six months I served as a private soldier in the Militia of the State of New York and for such service I claim a pension.  Deponent further saith that the following to wit: David F. Saisa, Thomas B. Michell, David Spraker, Charles McVean esquire, Henry Lieber, Herman I Ehle, Nichoals Van Alstine & Phineas Randell esquire are amongst other respectable inhabitants of the aforesaid Town of Canajoharie acquaintances of said deponent.
(Signed) Anthony Ehle
            Subscribed & Sworn to this 26th day of April 1833 before me.  M. Cunisming, J. Peace
State of New York
Montgomery County SS.
On this 27th day of December AD 1850 personally appeared before me a County Judge of Montgomery County.  Mrs. Angelica Ehle who being sworn according to law doth declare and say that she is the widow of Anthony Ehle deceased who is the identical Anthony Ehle who was a private under Capt. Renier VanEverat in Colonel Samuel Clyde’s Regiment of N.Y. Militia in the Revolutionary War between the Untied States and Great Britain during the years 1777, 1779 & 1780; and deponent further declares and says that her late husband entered the service at Canajoharie, Montgomery County, State of New York for the time as aforesaid and that he was honourably discharged at Montgomery County, State of New York by reason of expiration of service and deponent further declares that her husband Anthony Ehle was married to her by the Rev’d Mr. Gross of Canajoharie, Montgomery County, State of New York on or about the month of August AD 1780 and that her maiden name before marriage was Angelica Stears—deponent further declares and says that for the proof of the same she exhibits the affidavits and copy of the family record of her marriage.  She further states that her husband Anthony Ehle died July 20th 1838.  Deponent further states that her late husband never received a pension previous to his death and that she has never received a pension for her late husband Anthony Ehle.
(Signed with her mark) Angelica Ehle
            Subscribed & Sworn to before me Dec. 28, 1850.  J. Bellinger, Country Judge.

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