Pension Application for Harmanus Ehle (Harmanes)
handwriting in his document)
State of New York
Montgomery County SS
Harmanus Ehle the deponent who ??? [can’t read] sworn to the amended declaration being duly sworn before the said Judges of the Peace of said county maketh oath and saith that there was not much regularity in the ??? of field officers at Fort Ehle mentioned in said declaration whilst this deponent was in garrison. This deponent ??? [cant’ read several words] Colonels Clyde and Willett were both ??? of as having control. This deponent thinks ??? that he was generally called into service by his captain or lieutenant Van Every and that they were commonly and perhaps all together under the direction of the Committee of Safety which ??? coming ??? of a number of reputable men collected from different parts of the country and generally holding their ??? in the neighborhood of Fort Ehle. This deponent further said that during the tours of his actual service in fort and otherwise as mentioned on his said declaration he was not engaged in any civil employment and not ??? further testify that he is not that he had not received any written discharge after his performance of any of the aforesaid service and verily believes that if he had the same he has long since been lost. And further he saith not.
(Signed) Harmanes Ehle. 7th day of September 1833.
of New York
Personally appeared before me the undersigned a Justice of the Peace in and for the County of Montgomery Hermanus Ehle the person mentioned in and who signed on to the named declaration and being duly sworn deposeth and saith that by reason of old age the consequent loss of memory he cannot swear positively as to the positive length of his service but according to the best of his recollection he served not less that the period mentioned below and is the following grade. For two years I served as a private in the militia of the State of New York and for such service I claim a pension.
I further state that Nicholas Van Alstine and David F. Sasia Esquire, Herman I. Ehle, John R. VanEvery and David Eacker esquire and Thomas B. Nichols Esquire are some of the respectable citizens of said Canajoharie who is acquainted with this deponent.
(Signed) Harmanus Ehle
22nd day of April 1833.
of New York
On this nineteenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred 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 sitting Harmanus 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 made 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 on the twelfth day of November 1762 and is now in his seventieth year, that he knows of no record of his age being now in existence but has seen it some years ago in possession of his father, that his twin brother Anthony Ehle is now present. That as soon as said applicant was of sufficient age, he was enrolled into the company of Captain Rynear Van Every and continued in the same during the Revolutionary War. Applicant performed much ??? service during the four such years of the war of which he recollects pretty distinctly the following items to wit: He was several times, two of which he recollected distinctly stationed at Fort Plank where hw spent eight days at each time. He was twice stationed at Fort Eaton at one of which times he served out his own tour of eight days and at the other he served his own tour of eight days and eight days for another person making in the whole twenty four days at Fort Eaton. He started for Fort Stanwix but was left for 7 days with about 30 others at Herkimer during which time he spent one day on a ??? against the Indians. He was dispatched to Fort Stanwix with provisions for the army. Applicant was employed for the greater part of their ??? season in continuing and guarding Fort Ehle in Canajoharie and he verily believes that the time spent by applicant in this last mentioned service was not short of one year. And that the whole of the services performed by this declarant in the Revolutionary War including such as are herein before mentioned and those of which this deponent is not able to give any distinct statement was equal at least two years.
He hereby relinquishes any claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state.
(Signed Harmanus Ehle.
Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid in open court. Geo. D. Ferguson, clerk
Following are depositions verifying his character. Then there is an application for their father’s pension by Daniel and Herman H. Ehle, his sons on September 16, 1852.