Pension Application for Jacob Enders
State of New York
Schoharie County SS
On this third day of October 1832, personally appeared in open court before the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas in the County of Schoharie now sitting Jacob Enders, a resident of the Town of Schoharie in said county, aged 75 years, who being first duly sworn 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 and on the following named officers and served as herein stated.
That he the said Jacob Enders enlisted in Schoharie for the term of nine months on the first of April 1778, in a company of rangers commanded by Captain John Deitz in the regiment commanded by Colonel Peter Vrooman in the Line of the State of New York on the continental establishment, that in Schoharie and in that vicinity he served his term of enlistment out faithfully and was hornorably discharged in Schoharie on the first part of January 1779, by Captain John Deitz.
That he the said Jacob Enders enlisted again in Schohaire for the term of three months in July 1780 in the company of Captain Harper in the Regiment commanded by Colonel Peter Vrooman of the Militia that in October Captain Harper under the command of Major Wilsey marched off from Schohaire to Harkimer at the same time he the said Jacob Enders was sent on an express to Schenectady this is the reason he did not march with his company to Harkimer after when he returned from Schenectady he served his term of enlistment out faithfully in Schohaire under the command of Col. Vrooman. That he was honorably discharged from the three months service in Schohaire by Colonel Vrooman in the State of New York by word.
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 of the United Sates. That he was born in Schoharie, August 5th, 1758 and lived in Schohaire ever since the American Revolution.
(Signed with his mark) Jacob Enders
Sworn and Subscribed the day and year aforesaid in open court. John Debhard,Jr. Clerk
(continued) That he the said Jacob Enders continued in court that he was [?] nine months service discharged by his Captain John Deitz by word on the three months service by Colonel Peter Vrooman by word.
Sworn and Subscribed the day and year aforesaid in open court
(Signed with his mark) Jacob Enders.
John Gebhard Jr. Clk.
We John D. Shafer a clergyman of the Town of Cobleskill and Jacob Snyder of the Town of Schoharie in the County of Schoharie hereby certify that they are well acquainted with Jacob Enders who has Subscribed and Sworn the above declaration, that we believe him to be of the age of 75 years. That he is respected and believed to have been a soldier of the Revolution that we concur in that opinion.
(Signed) John D. Shafer
(Signed) Jacob Snyder
Subscribed and sworn in open court the day & year aforesaid.
John Gebhard Jr. Clk.
And the said court do hereby declare their opinion after the investigation of the matter, and after putting the interrogatories prescribed by the War Department that the above named applicant was a Revolutionary Soldier and served as he states and the court further certifies that it appears to him that John D. Shafer who has signed the preceding certificate is a clergyman resident in the Town of Cobleskill and County of Schoharie and that Jacob Snyder who has also signed the same is a resident in the Town of Schoharie of said County and is a credible persons and that their statement is entitled to credit.
(Signed) William Beekman, Marvin Judd, Wm. Mann.