Pension Application for George Eigenbrodt
In order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress of the 7th July 1838, entitled "An Act granting half pay and pensions to certain widows."
of New York
Montgomery County SS
On this 5th day of January 1844 personally appeared before the subscriber a Judge of the County Court in and for said County Catherine Eyganbroadt of the Town of St. Johnsville in the said County & State aforesaid, and who is not a resident of said County & State, aged seventy three years who being first duly sworn, accordingly to law, doth, on her oath, making the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the Act of Congress, passed July 7th, 1838, entitled "an Act granting half pay and pensions to certain widows". That she is the widow of George Eyganbroadt who was a soldier in the War of the Revolution who served in the State of New York, does not known the names of the officers under whom he served. That the said George Eyganbroadt in his life time was a pensioner of the United Sates at the rate of Sixty one dollars and fifty five cents per annum. That she supposes and verily believes that the proofs and evidence of the services and the period, & terms of the services of the said George Eyganbroadt with the names of the officers under whom such services was rendered & upon which the said George Eyganbroadt was pensioned are on file in the pension Department at Washington, to which she respectfully begs leaf [leave] to refer. She further decalres that she was married to the said George Eyganbroadt on the fourth day of March in the year seventeen hundred & ninety one. That her husband, the aforesaid George Eyganbroadt died on the twenty third day of April eighteen hundred and forty one. That she was not married to him prior to his leaving the service. But the marriage took place previous to the last of January seventeen hundred and ninety four viz at the time within stated. That she has not since married but still remains the widow of the said George Eigabroadt.
(Signed with her mark) Catherine Eggabroat [sic]
Taken subscribed & sworn to this 5th day of January 1844 before me John Donow Judge fo Montgomery County Court.
further certify that the said Catherine Eygabroadt is aged infirm by reason
whereof she cannot conveniently attend court to swear [?] the necessary
declaration as above and that she is a person of good reputation & her
statements [?] & declaration are entitled to full [forth?] & [?}
Jany 5th 1844
John Donow Judge of Montgomery County Court
Peter Wagner Jr.
Eigenbroadt, Peter I
Eignebroadt, Jr. Peter, I
Lieutenant John Eigenbroadt
Private Eigenbroadt, Peter
in the pension folder.
May 23, 1940
Mrs. Carolyn B. Clark
R.F.D. #1, Box 225
Northville, New York
You are furnished herein the record of George Eigenbrodt (whose surname appears in the claim also as Eigenbroadt, Eigenbroot, Eyganbroadt, Eygabrodt, Eygenbroadt, Eygenbradt, Eigenbrod). The data herein were obtained from the papers in pension claim W.21055, based upon his service in the Revolutionary War.
George Eigenbrodt was born June 12, 1763, in Palatine in Tryon (later Montgomery) County, New York. He stated that his father was a gunsmith by trade, and that said father and family resided in a remote place on the northern frontier close to the woods, and about March of each year came into the forts and blockhouses where they remained during the summer months, returning to the farm in winter. The names of the soldier’s parents are not shown.
While a resident of Palatine, New York, George Eigenbrodt was enrolled in a company of militia early in 1778, and served at various times on alarms, on short tours, at the forts and blockhouses and went out on scouting parties, he service in all amounting to one year six months fourteen days, as private and Indian spy under Lieutenants Peter P. Waggoner and Vanetta, Captains John Hesse, John Keyser, Christian House and Henry Miller, Major Fox, Lieutenant Colonel Peter Wagoner, Colonels Jacob Klock, Marinus Willett and John Harper in the New York troops. He stated that he participated in the Battle of Johnstown in October, 1781, and that he was discharged late in the fall of 1782.
The soldier was allowed pension on his application executed February 21, 1833, while residing in Oppenheim (formerly a part of Palatine), Montgomery County, New York. He died April 23, 1841, in Saint Johnsville, Montgomery County, New York.
George Eigenbrodt married March 4, 1791, at his father’s home, Catharine ____. Her maiden name and place of her birth and names of her parents were not stated.
Catharine Eigenbrodt was allowed pension on account of the Revolutionary War service of her husband, George, on her application executed January 5, 1844, at which time she was aged seventy-three years and a resident of Saint Johnsville, New York. In 1848, she was living in Manheim, Herkimer County, New York.
George and Catharine Eigenbrodt reared a family of children. The only names designated were a son, peter, who was baptized May 10, 1792, as recorded in St. John’s Dutch Reformed Church of Oppenheim, New York, the baptism being witnessed by one Peter Eigenbrod and one Elizabeth Smith, their relationship to the family not shown, also a son, John G. Eygenbroadt (as he signed) who, in 1844, was aged fifty years and a resident of Saint Johnsville, New York. No further reference was made to children.
In order to obtain the date of last payment of pension, the name and address of the person paid and possibly the date of death of soldier’s widow, Catharine, you should address the Comptroller General, General Accounting Office, Records Division, this city, and cite the following data:
Catharine Eigenbrodt, widow of George
Certificate No. 3788
Issused February 9, 1849
Rate $61.55 per annum
Commenced March 4, 1848
Act of February 2, 1848
Albany, New York Agency.
Very truly yours,
To the Administrator.