Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Our Revolutionary War Ancestors

(This is a re-post from 11/16/09)

Pennsylvania State Archives
Revolutionary War Military Abstract Card File

It seems we have at least two ancestors from the "Hollinger/Hullinger" line that served in the Revolutionary War - Christian (Hollinger) Hullinger and his son Daniel Hullinger.

Christian (Hollinger) Hullinger
Born: 29 Nov 1726 Egliswil, Aargua, Switzerland
Died: Dec 1802 Sockeville, Berkley Co., Pennsylvania

Christian Hollinger, October 25, 1779
9th Battalion, 6th Company, Captain

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Christian Hullinger, October 22, 1780
3rd Battalion, 7th Company, 7th Class

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Daniel Hullinger

Born: 12 Mar 1757 Warwick Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Died: 22 July 1839 Mad River Township, Champaign, Ohio
Daniel Hollinger, May 24, 1779
9th Battalion, 6th Company, Clerk
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Daniel Hollinger, October 25, 1779
9th Battalion, 6th Company, Drummer

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Daniel Hollinger, October 22, 1780
3rd Battalion, 7th Company

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Daniel Hollinger, October 22, 1780
3rd Battalion, 7th Company, Lieutenant

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Dan Hollinger, Muster Roll - July 5, 1781
3rd Battalion, 3rd Class
Time of Service July 3 - August 24, 1781

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The Following Two Histories came from hullingergenealogy.blogspot.com:

"A letter came from a Maude Hullinger from Springfield, Ohio. Enclosed was a record that tells of a Christian Hullinger, who was born in Lancaster County, Warwick Twp., Pennsylvania. He served in the Revolutionary War as Militia Captain from 1777 - 1779 in Colonel Peter Grubbs 8th Battalion. They were in camp in New Jersey, August, 1776, for the defense of Philadelphia. Under him were Privates Daniel Hullinger and Daniel Hullinger, Jr. In 1779, listed in the 9th Battalion, commanded by John Huber, is Captain Christian Hullinger, Clerk Daniel Hullinger, Drummer Daniel Hullinger, and Fifer Thomas Hullinger."

"The Daniel mentioned seems to be a son or grandson of Christian and was born March 12 1757, making him 19 in 1776. He died in 1839 and is buried in Rector Cemetery near Tremont, Ohio. He was a teamster in the Continental Army and was discharged as First Lieutenant. After the war he went to Shenandoah County, Virginia, where in 1783 he married Ann Shockey, who was born December 6, 1767. They moved to Champaign County, Ohio, about 1788 which was a densely forested country. Ann died August 20, 1836, and also is buried in Rector Cemetery."

Declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress.

Passed June 7, 1832. State of Ohio Chamaign County

On this seventeenth day of October A.D. 1832.

Personally appeared in open court, before Geo B. Holt, President, Jas. Smith, Wm Runkle, of the court of Common Pleas of Champaign County, now sitting,

Daniel Hullinger a resident of Madriver Township, County of Champaign & State of Ohio, in the Seventy Sixth year of his age, who being first duly sworn according to laws doth on his oath, make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June 7th A.D. 1832.

That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers, and served as herein stated.

He was born in Lancaster County, State of Pennsylvania on the 12th day of March A.D. 1757.

He had his age recorded (as taken from his father's Family record) in a book prepared & kept by him for the purpose of a Family Record Book.

He continued to reside in the County in which he was born, until the year 1777, when a short short time after harvest, (the day he does not remember,) he volunteered for seven months, as a private in a company of volunteers under the command of Captain John Ashton - Gen. Bull was commander of the Regiment of Battalian:

- the company was formed at Philadelphia

- he was at the battle of Germantown near Philadelphia, in October 1777

- he served out his seven months term, and received a discharge, which he has lost.

Sometime after (the exact time he does not remember) he was called out with a company of militia under Capt. John Ashton -- and served a term of two months -- during which time, he believes they were stationed a short time on Chesnut Hill near German Town, in Pennsylvania.

he received a discharge, but has lost it -

After which, a waggon and team of horses of his father, Christian Hullinger, was called into the service of the regular Army, in the neighborhood of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Daniel Barry being waggonmaster which team, he the said Daniel Hullinger drove for the term of eight months in succession, and was then discharged.

His fourth and last term he believes was two months in guarding the prisoners at Lancaster barricks, (he thinks the prisoners were taken at Yorktown in Virginia, on the surrender of Lord Cornwallis)

- he was first Lieutenant under Captain whose name he does not distinctly recollect; but thinks it was Capt. Fetter, or Vedder. he received his discharge, which is also lost.

Soon after the war of the Revolution he removed to the State of Virginia - from thence to Ross County in this State (Ohio) - from thence to Champaign County Ohio, where he has resided for about sixteen years, & where he now resides.

He has no documentary evidence, and knows of no person, whose testimony he can produce, who can testify to his services.

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, or (if any) only on that of the agency of the State of Pennsylvania.



Daniel D H

mark L. Weaver

Sworn & subscribed, the day & year afroesaid.

John C. Pearson, Clerk Located in the Probate Court Office, Champaign County, Urbana, Ohio.

All spelling and punctuation as in original document.

1 comment:

  1. I am working on a DAR application for Daniel though child Jacob I need a document that proves Jacob is the son of Daniel can anyone help