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Pension Application for Henry Timmerman

Department of Interior
Bureau of Rev. Records.
July 13, 1932
Gentlemen;-
            Ensign Henrich Zimmerman, who was wounded at the battle of Oriskany, 1777, made application for a pension in 1786.  He was in Capt House’s Co. Jacob Klock’s Regiment.  He was then 46 years of age.  Can you give me the date when he ceased to draw a pension, if it was granted?  For genealogy purposes we desire to fix the date of his death and get the name of his widow, if he had one at the time of his death.
            There were three Henry Zimmerman or Timmermans in the battle of Oriskany, one a Lieutenant, one a private, and this Ensign Zimmerman.
            Sincerely, Charles G. Mead.

August 2, 1932
Charles G. Mean
Office of the Proctor
29 Merrill Hall
Ithaca, New York
Dear Sir:
            Reference is made to your letter in which you request the record of Ensign Henrich Zimmerman or Timmerman, who was wounded at the battle of Oriskany and who, you state, made application for pension in 1786.
            In the report of the Secretary of War printed in 1835, the name of one Henry Timmerman is recorded on a list of invalid pensioners who had been inscribed on the roll of the New York Agency and whose residences could not be ascertained because of the destruction of papers by fire in the War Office in 1800 and 1814.  The report shows that he was ensign in the Revolutionary Army, and that he received $120 per annum on account of disability, the nature of which is not stated, and that he died May 18, 1807.
            This office has no further data relative to that solider because of the loss of papers in his application as stated above.  There is no subsequent application on file on account of his service under either spelling of the name, Timmerman or Zimmerman.
            Very truly yours,  A.D. Hiller, Assistant to the Administrator

1242 North 18th Street
Abilene, Texas.
January 30, 1932
Veteran’s Administration
Washington D.C.
Gentlemen:
            Jacob Vedder was in the Revolutionary War from New York State, County not known, but he was married to Catherine Hall.  If he or his wife, either, drew a pension for service in said war please send me a record of that pension.
            Also please send the pension record of Henry Timmerman who was a lieutenant under Col. Jacob Klock, and a member of the Tryon County New York Militia.  He died in Manheim or LeRay, New York in 1807.
            Please send the Certificate numbers of both of these men.
            I will appreciate hearing from you as early as possible.
            Very truly yours, (Mrs. O. E.)  Helen Dow Baker

February 18, 1938
Mrs. O. E. Baker
1242 North 18th Street
Abilene, Texas.
Dear Madam:
            Reference is made to your letter in which you request information relative to Jacob Vedder who served in the Revolutionary War from New York State and married Catherine Hall, also, of Henry Timmerman who served in that war as lieutenant under Colonel Jacob Klock from Tryon County, New York, and died in Manheim or Le Ray, New York, in 1807, and you desire the certificate numbers of both men.
            There is no claim for pension or bounty land on file based upon service in the Revolution of a Jacob Vedder.  Such claims are the source of data furnished by this office in regard to soldiers of the Revolutionary War.  The record of Henry Timmerman is furnished you herewith.
            Very truly yours, A.D. Hiller, Executive Assistant to the Administrator

February 17, 1838
Mrs. O. E. Baker
1242 North 18th Street
Abilene, Texas.
Dear Madam:
            In the Report of the Secretary of War printed in 1835, the name of one Henry Timmerman is recorded on a list of invalid pensioners who had been inscribed on the roll of the New York Agency and whose residences could not be ascertained because of the destruction of papers by fire when the War Office burned in 1800 and 1814.  The report shows that he was an Ensign in the Revolutionary Army, and that he received $120 per annum on account of disability, the nature of which is nto stated, also that he died May 17, 1807.
            This office has no further data relative to the soldier noted above because of the destruction of papers in his application as stated above.  There is no subsequent application on file on account of his service (under any spelling of that surname.)
            The number of his pension certificate is not on file in this office.
            Very truly yours, A.D. Hiller, Executive Assistant to the Administrator

List of Pension paid to Invalids by the State of New York agreeable to a Resolve of Congress dated the 7 June 1785 in Pursuance to a Law of the State Passed the 22 of April 1786.  Paid till 1 June 1786.  Henry Timmerman Appears with the rank of Ensign.  List dated Auditor’s Office New York March 31, 1787, and certified to by Peter S. Curtenius State Aut.  Annual Pay, £48; Regiment, Col. J. Klock; Disability, Wounded in his side; Age, 46 yr; Whole amount Paid £373..17..

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