Crawford County, Pennsylvania

Military Affairs

  1. 5 PA Archives 6:342, 361
  2. CCo. Ct. QS Abstracts (unpubl. ms.):  #8 Aug. Session 1804, Michael Burns of Conneaut Twp. yeoman charged with larceny of $150 current silver money from Isaac Paden at said twp. 5 Feb. 1803; wit. Jacob Pedan, Isaac Pedan, Johnathan Walls, David Leuce[?].
  3. CCo. RD A:101; WB A:37
  4. 1810 U.S. Census, Conneaut Twp. (Rebecca Paden)
  5. 1820 U.S. Census, Rebecka Peden
  6. 1874 Directory, Conneaut Twp.
  7. V.A.:  b. 1760, d. Aug. 1809; served as private, Capt. John Buchanan’s 5th Company 5th Battalion Cumberland Militia 1 July 1780 to 1782

JOHN GEORGE PEIFFER, born Heidelberg Township, Berks County, PA 15 September 1756, died 5 p.m. 19 January 1823, son of Johannes and Maria Barbara (—) Peiffer; married 2 April 1781, probably Mahanoy Township, Northumberland County, PA, MARIA MAGDALENA SCHAEFFER/SHAFER, born in Heidelberg Township, Berks County, PA 2 June 1762, died 10 Oct. 1844, daughter of Johannes and Maria Eva (Sabin) Shafer; buried side by side in Peiffer Cemetery, Woodcock Township.
  1. 1810 U.S. Census Mead Twp. (George Pifer)
  2. 1820 U.S. Census Mead Twp. (George Piffer)
  3. 5 PA Archives 8:661, 662, 669; 6 PA Archives 3:93
  4. Pension Abstracts p. 2645:&nbps; PEIFFER, John George or John George Peifer, Mary Magdalena, Pa Line, R8078, sol was b 15 Sep 1756 in Berks Co PA & his godparents were Georg Joh & his wife Maria Elisabetha & sol's parents were Johannes & Maria Barbara Peifer, sol m Maria Magdalena daughter of Johannes & Maria Eva (Sabin) Shafer or Schaferin on 2 Apr 1781 & sol's wife was b 2 Jun 1762 in Berks Co PA & her godparents were Bernhart Voss & his wife Martha, sol d 19 Jan 1823 in Crawford Co PA & his wid appl there 16 Mar 1838, wid had also rec'd a PA state pension, wid d 10 Oct. 1844 leaving children; George, John & Samuel Peiffer, Barbara Farst, Elizabeth Mineum, Mary M. Lesher & Margaret Kepler, children's births were; Barbara b 21 Feb 1782, George b 22 Aug 1783, Eva or Eve b 8 Mar 1785, Elizabeth b 6 Oct 1787, Johannes or John b 16 Mar 1789, Michael b 14 Mar 1791, Samuel b 16 Apr 1794, Magdalena of [or?] Mary M. b 14 Mar 1796, Catharine b 14 Mar 1799 & Margaretha or Margaret b 18 Jan 1802 & they had another son b in Crawford Co PA but he only lived 1 yr 9 mths.&nbps; Note:  complete application presented in CCG 12(1989):90A
  5. g.s. [photograph in William B. Moore & Stephen C. Davies, “Rosa is an Angel Now”]
  6. 1874 CCo. Directory, p. 122 (history of Woodcock Twp.):  “George Peiffer, a Revolutionary hero, came to the this county from Northumberland county, in 1802, and removed to this township in 1809.”
  7. 1876 Atlas, p. 24½ (history of Woodcock Twp.):  “George Peiffer, a soldier of the Revolution, in 1802 came to the County, and to the township in 1809.”
  8. DAR Patriot Index, Cen. Ed., 2269:  PEIFFER, John George: b 9-15-1756 PA d 1-19-1823 PA m Mary Magdalen Schaeffer Mil PA
  9. [consult Peter Kepler Family general]
  10. V.A.:  b. 15 Sept. 1756, d. Peiffertown, now Woodcock Twp., 19 Jan. 1823, bur. Sec. 1, Peiffer Cem., Woodcock Twp.,; served as private, 5th Battalion Lancaster Co. Militia or Capt. Benj. Weiser's Co., Northumberland Co. at Phila. 1777

  1. see 1810 U.S. Census Venango Twp.
  2. 1820 U.S. Census Venango Twp. (Jacob Petters)
  3. Pension Abstracts, p. 2668:&nbps; PETERS, Jacob, PA Line, S5909, sol was b 5 Jun 1771 in Morris Co NJ & was a son of Leonard Peters & at age of 5 yrs sol was moved to Northumberland Co PA & in 1781 his family moved to Dauphin Co PA for 2 yrs then returned to Buffalo Valley in Northumberland Co PA for 8 yrs then moved to Beaver Twnshp in what is now Union Co PA & in 1821 he moved to Crawford Co PA where he appl 6 Jul 1835, sol's father Leonard Peters had 12 children but only the sol Jacob was named in the claim
  4. 1854 Pa. Laws 374 (No. 359, “an Act for the relief of Margaret Peters, the widow of an old soldier of the Revolutionary and Indian wars”), approved 17 April 1874:  Margaret Peters, the widow of Jacob Peters, of Crawford County, a soldier of the Revolutionary and Indian wars, granted $40 gratuity and $40 annuity payable half-yearly commencing 1 July 1854.
  5. 1874 CCo. Directory, p. 110 (history of Venango Twp.):  Jacob Peters, a Revolutionary hero, settled here in 1804.
  6. 1885 CCo. Hist., p. 883
  7. DAR Patriot Index, Cen. Ed., 2288: PETERS, Jacob: b 6-5-1761 NJ d c 1836 PA m Mary Sokes Pvt PA PNSR

possibly JAMES POLLOCK, died, probably in Shenango Township, Crawford County, 15 April 1815 aged 73 years; married JANE —, who died 27 August 1829 aged 87 years; both buried Wilson Cemetery, North Shenango Township (removed there from the Shellito farm in the 1930s when the land was flooded for Pymatuning Lake).
  1. CCo. Ct. QS Abstracts (unpubl. ms.):  #1 Oct. Session 1802, William McClenaghan, yeoman, and James McClenahan, yeoman, both of Waterford Twp., indicted for forcible entry & detainer on 400 acres of Nathaniel Mallory in Waterford Twp. [Erie Co.] adjoining James Pollock, Abijah Phelps & Henry Boughton 11 Aug. 1802
  2. 1810 U.S. Census, Shenango Twp.
  3. F. H. Collins, notes on Wilson Cem., North Shenango Twp.:  “James Pollock, died April 15, 1815, age 73 yrs. He married Jane ? who died Aug. 27, 1829, age 87 yrs.  They have a common marker, #24.  The Pollocks were first buried in a burial ground on the Shellito farm and moved to Wilson Cem. in the 1930's.  The Shellito land is now under the water of Pymatuning Lake.”
  4. V.A.:  b. 1742, d. 15 April 1815, bur. grave B-2, Wilson Cem., North Shenango Twp.; served as sub. Lt., Westmoreland Co. Militia 21 March 1777 to 21 March 1780

  1. Pension Abstracts, p. 2725:  POND, William, MA Line, R8312, sol was b 13 Sep 1763 at Branford CT, sol lived in Berkshire Co MA at enl & he lived there until age of 21 then moved to Shoreham VT for 9 yrs then returned to Stockbridge MA then returned to VT then to Essex Co NY then to Saratoga Co NY then to Genesee Co NY & in Nov 1828 he settled at Crawford Co PA where he had a son living & also his bro Nathaniel Pond lived there & sol appl there 6 Oct 1832, sol's bro Nathaniel Pond made aff'dt 6 Oct 1832 in Crawford Co PA & stated he was b 14 Jan 1761 & he stated there were 13 brothers in his family of which 9 srv in the Rev Army & there were 7 serving at one time, bros he name were; Jared, Phinehas, Abel & William
  2. DAR Patriot Index, Cen. Ed., 2336: POND, William: b 9-13-1763 CT d 7-5-1838 PA m Ruth Wood Pvt MA
  3. V.A.:  b. 2 Sept. 1763, d. 5 July 1838, bur. Sec. A, Lot 140, Spring Cem., Spring Twp.