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Pension Application of Elizabeth Enders

Elizabeth Enders was the widow (and the second wife) of Johannes Enders. Dorothea Bouck was his first wife (as Barker agrees), and the mother of his daughters. I've sent you earlier the transcript of the lawsuit forcing the disposal of his estate - 1n 1874! - and I've sent for his whole will (only a portion of it is included in the lawsuit) from Sampubco, but it's slow in coming. This application seems to establish that the John Enders who was an Ensign in Stubrach's company is my Johannes Enders, contrary to what Barker says, but I still want to examine the will. Fred Swart


State of New York
Schoharie County ss.

On this 12th day of February 1845 personally appeared before the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas now holding in and for said County Elizabeth Enders, a resident of the town and county of Schoharie and State aforesaid in the 75th year of her age, who being first duly sworn according to law doth on her oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provisions made by the act of congress, passed July 7, 1838, entitled an act granting half pay and pensions to certain widows; That she is the widow of John Enders, who was a soldier in the Revolutionary War as she has been informed and believes; That he belonged to Captain Stubrach’s Company in Col. Vroman’s regiment, as she has also been informed, but she cannot state from personal knowledge any thing in relation to his service. She further declares that she was married to the said John Enders on the 10th day of May seventeen hundred and ninety; that her husband the aforesaid John Enders died in the month of March 1825 in the 74th year of his age; That she was not married to him prior to his leaving the service but the marriage took place previous to the first day of January seventeen hundred and ninety four, Viz: at the time above stated.

N.B. The word "May" in 6th line from bottom written
        On an erasure before signing.

Sworn to and subscribed                                                                         her
This 12th day of February                                                     Elizabeth X Enders
1845 before me                                                                                       mark

/s/ Thos. Mc. Arthur Clerk of
                                 Schoharie County


State of New York
Schoharie County, ss.

Jacob Enders of Schoharie, being duly sworn, says that he was well acquainted with John Enders in the war of the revolutoion, that they were townsmen; knows the said John Enders was in the revolutionary service at various times from in the year 1776 till after Schoharie was burned in the fall of 1780; he and the said Enders were in the service at the taking of Sir John Johnson in the winter of 1776 [^about 14 days] and were together at various times in the service during the war. The said John Enders was in the service the time Burgoyne came down – that the said John Enders was an Ensign during some part of the war in Capt. Stubrach’s company in Col. Vroman’s Regiment; thinks he was appointed an Ensign as early as the year 1778 or 1779. Is confident the said John Enders was in the service as a private and Ensign, during the war, as much as nine months or a year.

Subscribed and sworn )
before me April 1, 1845 )                                                                               his
      /s/ Thos. Mc. Arthur Clerk                                                         Jacob X Enders
                      Of Scho. Co.                                                                           mark

I certify that the said Jacob Enders above named is a person of veracity
                                                          /s/ Thos. Mc. Arthur Clerk
                                                                                          of Scho. Co.


State of New York )
Schoharie County ) ss.

                                                                                    Lena Bergh, being duly sworn, says that she was well acquainted with Elizabeth Sternbergh when a girl, that the said Elizabeth married to John Enders, a widower, with whom deponent was also well acquainted, and further that this deponent was married to Abraham Bergh in January seventeen hundred and ninety one, and that the said Elizabeth was married to the said John Enders some months before this deponent was married -–that she and the said Elizabeth have lived in the same town ever since.

                                                                                                                           her
Subscribed and sworn )                                                                            Lena X Bergh
This 21st day of July )                                                                                    mark
1845, before me )
             /s/ Thos. Mc. Arthur Clerk
                                              of Scho. Co.

I certify that the above named Lana [sic] Bergh is personally known to me, and is a person of veracity.
                                                                                                        Thos. Mc. Arthur Clerk
                                                                                                                       Of Scho. Co.


State of New York )
Schoharie County, ) ss.

John Schoolcraft, of Schoharie in said county, being duly sworn, says that he was well acquainted with John Enders in the revolutionary war, and up to the time of his death; has seen [^him] in the Revolutionary Service at the fort in Schoharie and else where, in Captain Stubrach’s Company in Col. Vroman’s Regiment, cant say how often he has seen him in the Service during the war, but has no doubt it would amount, in the whole, as much [^as to] eight or ten months.
Subscribed and sworn     )                                                                                 /s/ John Schoolcraft
Before me this first day )
Of September 1845        )
/s/John Gebhard Junr. Justice of the peace

I certify that the above named John Schoolcraft is a person of veracity
                                          /s/ John Gebhard Junr. Justice of the peace


State of New York )
Schoharie County   )

                                                                                I Ransford Wells, pastor of the High Dutch Reformed Church of the town of Schoharie, county and state aforesaid, Do certify that in an ancient Register of marriages of said church dated 1732 Entitled "Trouwe Boek" I find recorded the marriage of Johannes Enders to Elizabeth Sternbergh under date of April 18, 1790, in these words, "Seventeen hundred and ninety – April eighteen Johannes Enders wdwer mit Elizabeth Sternberger." And I further certify that this is a true copy of the Record with the exception of the date, which is expressed on the record in fair legible figures as follows, "1790 Apl 18 Johannes Enders wdwer mit Elizabeth Sternberger."
I, Ransford Wells, above named, do depose and say that I am the pastor of the High Dutch Reformed Church aforesaid and that the above is a true abstract from the records of said Church, with the exception above named, as certified by me.
                                                                                               /s/ Ransford Wells
Sworn before me this 18th
day of December 1845
                      Thos. Mc. Arthur Clerk of Schoharie County

 

I hereby appoint C.D. Lewis Esq. of the City of New York and Robert N. Young of Washington City - My attorneys to examine all papers in reference to an in crease & arrears of pension believed to be due me – to make the application to the Department in my behalf. And I hereby request the Department of Pensions to recognize and confer or correspond with them as such.
   In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 12 day of Sept 1833.
Witness
Henry [Guernsey?]                                                                                   her
Lyman Baker                                                                            Elizabeth X Enders
                                                                                                                  Mark


State of New York
County of Schoharie ss
                           On this 12th day of Sept 1833 personally appeared before me Lyman Baker a Justice of the Peace of said County Elizabeth Enders and acknowledged the foregoing power of attorney to be her act & deed. Done at Wright, Sch. Co. Sept 12 1833
                                                                                    Lyman Baker Justice
                                                                                           of the peace


                                                                                                      Schoharie December 20, 1845
Sir:
          Enclosed are the pension papers of Widow Elizabeth Enders. – If it should be required of her to show why she did not apply before, I can sincerely say that I was called upon by someone, in her behalf, in 1839 or 40 to see if I could get a pension for her. I told the man that she was not married in time to entitle her to a pension, which I then believed to be the case; after that it does not appear that any further action was had in the matter till the commencement of the enclosed proceedings.
            The marriage has been found in an old Register of the High Dutch Church and a certified copy annexed to the papers.
                                                                                                      I am, very respectfully
                                                                                                                  Yours &c.
                                                                                                               Elias Holliday
James L. Edwards Esq.
Com. Of Pensions


Schoharie May 11th, 1846
Sir:
          Enclosed are two affidavits in the matter of the application of Elizabeth Enders for a pension.
          John Schoolcraft, Jacob Enders & Elias Hilsinger, are the only surviving persons to be found, as yet, who served in Capt. Stubrachs Company. The affidavits of Schoolcraft and Enders are annexed to the widow’s Declaration, and Hilsinger’s and Clarks’s affidavits are enclosed. The widow will not, probably, be able to furnish any further evidence.
          The Justice who took the affidavit of Mr. Clark, through inadvertence neglected to sign the certificate of veracity, and as he lived some distance off I thought probably the County Clerk’s certificate would answer the same purpose.
          Mr Clark is a gentleman of respectability and a church member in good standing, so that any additional certificate of veracity can easily be obtained if required.
                                                                                                         Very respectfully
                                                                                                                       Yours, &c.
James L. Edwards Esq                                                                           Elias Holliday
Com. Of Pensions


State of New York\
Schoharie County / ss.
Josias Clark of Schoharie in said county in the seventy seventh year of his age, being duly sworn, says that he was born in Schoharie and lived, at the time of the revolutionary war, about a third of a mile from the Fort in Schoharie. That he was acquainted with Captain Christian Stubrach and John Enders in the revolutionary war and up to the time of their deaths; That they both lived in Schoharie about a mile apart during the war, and continued to live in Schoharie until they both died. That the said Enders married Elizabeth Sternbergh for his second wife. That this deponent was at the Fort in Schoharie in October 1780, at the time Schoharie was burned by the enemy; thinks Enders was an Ensign at the time in Captain Stubrach’s company.
Sworn and subscribed this 9th
Day of May 1846 before me                                                             /s/ Josias Clark
Loring Andrews Justice of the Peace

I certify that the above named Josias Clark is a person of veracity
                                                               /s/ Thos. Mc Arthur, Clerk of Schoharie Co.

State of New York\
Schoharie County / ss.
I Thomas Mc Arthur clerk of said county do certify that Loring Andrews before whom thew within affidavit purports to have been sworn to was on the day the same bears a Justice of the Peace of said county and that his signature to the [----] is genuine.
                                                              Sworn under my hand and seal of said county this 9th day of May 1846
                                                                                                                                                    Tho. Mc Arthur, Clerk


Elias Hilsinger deposeth and saith that he was well acquainted with John Enders deceased, the husband of Elizabeth Sternbergh, that he the said deponent has frequently seen the said John Enders in active service in the revolutionary war in Captain Stubrach’s Company and that the said John Enders resided in Schoharie in the beat of Captain Stubrach, within one and half miles from his residence. This deponent further saith that the said John Enders acted as Ensign in Capt. Stubrach’s Company towards the close of the war. This deponent further saith that he had a good opportunity of knowing all the particulars herein set forth in consequence of his being a private in said Company of Capt. Stubrach.

Sworn and Subscribed         his
Before me this 17th day Elias X Hilsinger
Of March 1846       mark

                                                                                            Jacob H. Diefendorf Justice of the Peace
I certify that the above named Elias Hilsinger is a person of veracity.
                                                                                                   /s/ Jacob H. Difendorf J.P.


State of New York \
Schoharie County / ss.

I Thomas McArthur clerk of said county do certify that Jacob H. Diefendorf, before whom the within affidavit purports to have been sworn, was at the time the same bears date, a justice of the peace in & for said county, and that his signature to the Insert and certificate are genuine.
          Given under my hand and seal of said county this 9th day of May, 1846.
                                                                      /s/ Thos. McArthur Clerk

State of New York
Schoharie County, ss.

          On this eleventh day of August, 1848, personally appeared before me Simeon Morgan, a justice of the peace in and for said county Elizabeth Enders, a resident of the [^now] town of [Schoharie crossed out] Wright in said county in the 78th year of her age, who first being duly sworn, according to law, doth on her oath, make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress, passed on the 2d. February, 1848, granting pensions to widows of persons who served during the revolutionary war. That she is the widow of John Enders, who was a soldier in the revolutionary war, as she had been informed and believes, that he belonged to Captain Stubrach’s Company in Col. Vroman’s regiment, as she has also been informed, but she cannot state from personal knowledge anything in relation to his services. That she secured a pension under the act of 17th June, 1844, of sixty dollars per annum: she further declares she is still a widow.

Sworn to and subscribed on the day                  her
And year above written before me Elizabeth X Enders

Simeon Morgan Justice of              the words now & Wright Enterlined & the
                     The Peace               
word Schoharie erased before signing in the third line

I certify that the above named declarant is personally known to me
                                                                          /s/ Simeon Morgan


State of New York \
Schoharie County / ss.

                    I Stephen Maham Clerk of said county, do hereby certify that Simeon Morgan before whom the foregoing affidavit purports to have been taken was, on the day the affidavit bears date, a Justice of the peace in and for said County, duly authorized by law to administer oaths, and that I am acquainted with his hand writing and verily believe the signature to the taking of said affidavit to be genuine.
          Given under my hand and seal of Office this 12th day of August A.D. 1848
                                                                                         /s/ Stephen Maham Clerk


[cover sheet for the application approved
under the Act of July 7, 1838]

New York          11020


Elizabeth Endres
Widow of John Endres
who was a pensioner under the Act of __
and who died in March, 1825
of Schoharie in the State of New York
who was an Ensign in the Compy.
commanded by Captain Stubracks, of the
Regt. commanded by Col. Vrooman in
the Rev. for six months


Inscribed on the Roll of Albany
At the rate of 60 Dollars --
Cents per annum, to commence on the
4th day of March, 1836

Certificate of pension issued the 16 day
Of July, 1846 and sent to Elias
                                          Holliday


                                           Schoharie Co.
                                           N York

     Total amount,             $300.00

               [Act July 7, 1838]

Recorded by Tho. Lumpkin, Clerk
Book D Vol. 1 Page 155


[cover sheet for the application approved
under the Act of March 3rd, 1843]

New York          7854 Alb


Elizabeth Enders
Widow of John Enders
who was an Ensign
in the Revolution
Husband died March 1825
Inscribed on the Roll at the rate of
                              60 Dollars ----
Cents per annum, to commence on
The 4th day of March, 1843


Certificate of Pension Issued the
             16th of July, 1846
and sent to
               Elias Holliday
               Schoharie County
               [Acts of March 3, 1843]
                       & 17th June ’44


 

                  Recorded in Book A
                  Vol. 2 Page 74

 


In pursuance of a law passed on the 27th of April, 1784, entitled "An act for the settlement of the pay of the Levies and Militia, for their services in the late War, and for other purposes therein mentioned," the following certificates have been issued, bearing interest at five per cent per annum, viz:

1st Dec. 1778.    John Enders                Ensn. 6 3 4
6th Dec 1780.    John Enders                 Do. 17 17 8
8th Nov Do.         Do.                         Do. 4 18 8
28th Nov 1779.         Do.                         Do. 14 16 0
21st Dec 1780.         Do.                         Do. 6 15 8

STATE OF NEW-YORK
Comptroller’s Office, Albany, 20th Nov _______ 1845

I hereby certify the above to be true extracts from Book No. 3 & 4 ______ now remaining in this office, and that the service for which the certificated above named were issued, were performed under the following officers, viz:

First - under Capt. Christian Stubrach

in Col.

Peter Vrooman

Regt.

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Third      "         " Christn. Brown "   " Do. "
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Philip Phelps Dep. Compt.


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