PENSION APPLICATION #W16267 OF ANNA ELIZABETH FRANK GETMAN, WIDOW OF PETER GETMAN
Xeroxed from M-804/Roll #1063, National Archives, Laguna Nigel, California
Typed by P. Hacker November 2001

State of New York
Herkimer County
On the 27th day of October 1838 personally appeared before the undersigned a Justice of the Peace in and for the Said County of Herkimer, Andrew Piper who being duly sworn according to law doth depose and swear that he was well acquainted with Peter Getman during the Revolutionary War that the said Peter Getman together with this deponent belonged to the Militia Company under the command of Captain Frederick Getman in the Regiment commanded by Colonel Peter Bellinger in General Nicholas Herkimer's Brigade that the precise time the said Peter Getman entered into service and the particular tours he performed, this deponent at this late period is unable to state, he however distinctly recollects his being at the Battle at Oriskany in August 1777 in which engagement this deponent also participated ------------after which this deponent having enlisted into the regular Service of the United States has not the means of knowing so well the services of the said Peter Getman but he has no hesitation to say he believes he did as much service as any other militia soldier belonging to the said regiment as he was a man of age in the year 1776 and he continued ready to do his duty until the close of the war being a true friend to his Country and a good Soldier. And this deponent farther ---that he was also well acquainted with Ann Elisabeth Getman during the said Revolutionary War, that he was present at her marriage with the said Peter Getman, that he is still acquainted with her and knows her to be the same person----in the annexed family record as having been married as aforesaid to the said Peter Getman on the 9th day of January 1783, and that since his death she has remained and now is his widow and further this deponent says not.

Subscribed and sworn to this
day and year above written before me
--the words as -in tour at Fort -- Andrew (x-his mark) Piper
were interlined before execution
Gaylord Campbell, J. Peace

I hereby certify that I am well acquainted with the above named Andrew Piper and that he is a man of truth and veracity and that his statement as above is entitled to full credit & the reason the said Andrew Piper did not write his name is in consequence of an injury in his right hand.
Gaylord Campbell, J. Peace
State of New York
Herkimer County

On this 27th day of October 1838 personally appeared before the undersigned a Justice of the Peace in and for the said County Jacob Getman who being duly sworn, doth depose and swears that he is the son of Peter Getman, that the annexed family record is the original one kept and had in possession of his father since he this deponent has an recollection and tht since his death the same has been in his possession of the family and in the house of this deponent and further he says not -
Subscribed and sworn to this Jacob Getman
27th day of October 1838 as above written
before me
Gaylord Campbell J. Peace

I hereby certify that I am well acquainted with the above named Jacob Getman that he is a man of truth and veracity and that his statement as above is entitled to full credit.
Gaylord Campbell J. Peace
State of New York
Herkimer County

On this 21 day of November 1838 personally appeared before the undersigned a Justice of the Peace in and for the said County of Herkimer, John Frank who being duly sworn doth depose and swear that he was well acquainted with Peter Getman during the Revolutionary War, that he was enrolled as a private soldier in the Militia Company of Captain Frederick Getman in Colonel Peter Bellingers Regiment and General Nicholas Herkimer's Brigade at the commencement of the war in the 1776, he being then a man of age and from that period to the close of the said war the said Peter Getman continued in the said company and rendered as much service (in the opinion of this deponent as any other militia soldier in said regiment being always a true man to his Country and a good soldier.) And this deponent further sears that although he cannot now state the particular tour or the length of each he can state distinctly and of his own knowledge that he does not recollect of any tour of service performed by himself during the whole war that the said Peter Getman was not in the same service and performed the same --of the tour with this deponent, which can -- -- reference being tied to the original declaration of this deponent for a pension and the proof herunto annexed now on file at the War Department, and this deponent further swears that he was -well acquainted with Ann Elisabeth Getman now an applicant for a pension as the widow of the above named Peter Getman and that I am still acquainted with her, that I am knowing to their marriage having myself asked her fathers consent for the marriage and since the death of said Peter Getman she has remained his widow until lthe present time in a further -- -- --
Subscribed and sworn to this John Frank
Day and year above written
Before me
John A. Rasbach, J. Peace

I hereby certify that I am personally acquainted with the above named John Frank and know him to be a man of truth and veracity and that his statement as above is entitled to fall credit.
J. A Rasbach, Justice
State of New York
Fulton County Associated with Montgomery for Judicial Purposes

On this 22nd day of December 1838 personally appeared before the undersigned a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the said County of Montgomery (being a court of record), Elisabeth Getman a resident of the town of Ephratah in the County of Fulton aged seventy five years who being first duly sworn, according to the 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 July 7, 1838 entitled "an act granting half pay and pensions to certain widows." That She is the widow of Peter Getman who was a private in the war of the Revolution. That from the best of her knowledge and the proof she has been able to procure her said husband then a resident of the Town of Frankfort in the County ofHerkimer and State of New York in the year 1777 entered the service of the United States as a private in the Militia Company under the command of Captain Frederick Getman in Colonel Peter Bellingers Regiment in General Herkimers Brigade and served therein from the time of the Battle at Oriskany until the close of the war at different periods which service she has reason to believe will appear by reference to records of the War Department and the proof hereto annexed and on which she notes her claim. She farther declares that she was married to the said Peter Getman on the ninth day of January, Seventeen hundred and Eight-three, that her husband the aforesaid Peter Getman died on the twenty seventh day of December Eighteen hundred twenty six, that she was not married to him prior to his leaving the Service but the marriage took place previous to the first of January Seventeen hundred and ninety four -at the time above stated.

Elisabeth (X - her mark) Getman

Sworn to and subscribed on the day and year above written
before John Hand a Judge of the Court of Common
Pleas of the County of Montgomery

I hereby certify that the above named Elisabeth Getman (as she --) makes a mark as her signature by reason of never having learned to write - And I further certify that she is unable to attend court by reason of bodily infirmity -I am acquainted with her and know her -- --& the statements by her made in said declaration are entitled to full credit.

John Hand a Judge of the County Court
Of the County of Montgomery (& Fulton)
State of New York
Montgomery County

Clerks Office I do hereby certify that John Hand Esquire whose name is subscribed to the ----- of the foregoing affidavit and proceedings was -- of the date of the service. A Judge of the County Court of the County of Montgomery duly commissioned and sworn and that his signature to the service is genuine. In Testimony where of I have --- --set my hand and applied my Seal of Office this 27th day of December A.D. 1838
A. J. Comrie, Clerk

There is a statement which is barely readable indicating that Peter was inscribed on the roll of Albany at the rate of 25 dollars 22 cents per annum commence on the ???day of March 1836. It also indicates that Peter was admitted as a private serving 7 months and 17 days

Peter Getman was born in the 1750 on the 11th day of May.
His sponsors were Peter Peiffer and Mary Margaret Getman

He was married to Anna Elisabeth Frank in the year 1783 on the 9th January.
Their Sponsors were Timothy Frank and his wife Anna Elisabeth. She was bom in the year 1763 on the 5th day of September.

There was a Daughter bom to them in the year 1783 on the 13'11 September named Mary Catharine, her Sponsors were Conradt and Mary Catharine Frank.

There was another Daughter named Elisabeth born in the year 1785 on the 9thOctober - her Sponsors Frederick Frank and his wife Elisabeth. Again a Son named Conradt was born in the year 1787 on the 17th August, Sponsors Conradt Getman and his wife Mary. My Son Jacob Getman was born in the year 1789 on the 31st day of August - Sponsors Jacob Edick and Mary Catharine Frank. My Son Christopher is born in the year 1792 on the 9th day of February, Sponsors Conrads Folts and his wife Anna. Another Daughter Anna Margaret bom in the year 1793 on the 1st day of May - Sponsors Jacob Folts and Anna Margaret Garlock. My Daughter Catharine was born in the year 1795 on the 24th October Sponsors George Weaver and his wife Catharine.

State of New York
Montgomery County
On this 11th day of February 1839 personally appeared before the undersigned a Justice of the Peace in and for said County John Anthony Beck who being duly sworn doth depose and swear that he is well acquainted with and understands the German Language and that the above is a true translation of the Family record of Peter Getman into the English language and is hereto attached with two ?--.

Sworn and subscribed before me this 11th day of February 1839.
John A. Beck

Laurence Marcellus J.Peace
I certify that I am well acquainted with John Anthony Beck that he is a man of--and veracity and a creditable witness that his statement is entitled to full credit. Laurence Marcellus J.P.

State of New York
Herkimer County
On this 16th day of February 1839 personally appeared before the undersigned ajustice of the Peace in and for said county John Frank who being duly sworn doth depose and say that altho he cannot state with precision all the different tours of service performed by Peter Getman during the Revolutionary War, yet if his memory serves him and to the best of his recollection the said Peter Getman was in actual service in all the following tours and in which this deponent also served, vis in the fall of the year 1776 marched from Fort Herkimer to Stone Arabia on an alarm was on duty four days in the winter following the regiment of Colonel Bellinger was ordered and sent from Herkimer to Caughnawaga to oppose Sr. John Johnson and was on duty five days in August following the Brigade of General Herkimer. Marched to Fort Stanwix, and were engaged in a tour of service of almost thirty days from the time of rendevous until discharged. It was during this tour the action was had at Oriskany and the Brigade was commanded by General Herkimer in person in 1778. A tour to ---town of three days at the German Flatts, one month in guarding boats on the Mohawk River from Herkimer to Fort Stanwix five days and were stationed in Fort Herkimer where they performed garrison duty for at least two months. This deponent further swears that the said Peter Getman was a man true to his country's cause and continued at his post (not having removed) during the whole war and as this deponent knows did more service than specified in this his affidavit especially in the years 1779 and 1780 and to the close of the war all which this deponent understands appears on the records at the War Department and further this deponent says not --this was a war was as ---- in the above before execution(?)
John Frank

Sworn to and subscribed this
16th day of February 1839 before
John H Rasbach Justice of the Peace
I certify that I am personally acquainted with John Frank the above named deponent and that he is a man of truth and veracity and his statement is entitled to credit.
John H. Rasbach J.P.
State of New York
Herkimer County. I, John Dygert Clerk of said county do certify that John H Rasbach Esqr before whom the foregoing affidavit purports to have been taken, Was at the date thereof a justice of the Peace and -for said county duly elected and qualified, And further that I am well acquainted with the hand writing of said Justice and verily believe the signature to be genuine. In testimony whereof I have hereinto set my hand and affixed the seal of said County this 16th February 1839.
J Dygert, Clerk

State of New York
Herkimer County
Be it known that before the subscriber personally appeared John Frank who being duly sworn doth depose and say that Peter Getman in all the service sworn to by this deponent on the sixteenth day of February 1839 for and in behalf of Elisabeth Getman his widow on her application for a pension was rendered in the Company of Captain Frederick Getman and under his immediate command and in Colonel Peter Bellingers Regiment of Militia, vis one tour of four days to Stone Arabia in 1776, one tour of five days to Caughnawaga in the winter of 76 & 77, one tour thirty days to Oriskany 1777, one tour of three days to ---town in 1778, one tour of one month at Fort Herkimer, one tour guarding boats - five days and again at Fort Herkimer two months.
Subscribed and sworn to John Frank
This 15th day of March
1839 before me and I farther certify that I am well acquainted with the said John Frank and that his statements are entitled to full credit.
-------Judge of Herkimer
County Court

Note: The book "The Bloodied Mohawk" by Johnson gives the Pension number as #16257.

Note: The book "The Getman Family" by Laimbeer gives Peter Getman's birth year as 1760

Note: The pages from the family bible as copied from the microfilm indicate the birth year as 1750.

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