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Hans Adam HARTMAN
and wife
Maria Catharina BARTH of Herkimer Co., NY


Johann Adam Hartman emigrated to the USA from Edenkoben, Germany ca 1763
He was the son of Johannes HARTMAN and Anna Barbara SCHOLL


BIRTHS OF CHILDREN of Hans Adam and Maria Catharina Hartman
German Flatts Dutch Reform Church. vol I

page 24 - 1777 child: Jacob b. 11 Jan bpt. 14 Jan sponsors: Jacob Hiller Elisabeth

page 53 - 1782 child: John Adam b. 17 Jan bpt. 21 Jan sponsors: Johannes Dinges & Maria Margreth Schiff

page 82 - 1784 child: Christian b. 8 Mar bpt. 11 Mar sponsors: Christian Hochstatter & Maria Catharina

page 104 - 1786/1787 child: Conrath b. 7 Dec bpt. 9 Jan. sponsors: Jacob Dieterich & Cahterina Rinckel

page 124 - 1787 child: Theobaldus b. 1 Oct bpt. 9 Oct sponsors: Theobaldus Bekker & Catharina

page 151 - 1791 child: Conrad b. 30 Mar bpt. 17 Apr sponsors: Conrad Wiederich & Catharina Ad: Staring

page 169 - 1793 child: Michael b. 22 May bpt. 23 May sponsors: Michael Wiederich & Elisabeth

Rev. War Records - Bureau of Pensions - Sept 14, 1796 D. April 5, 1836 lists 3 daughters: Nancy Elizabeth Catherine [* Conrath and Theobaldus both appear to have died as children]



CENSUS DATA
1790 Herkimer Town, Montgomery Co., NY Adam Hartmann head 46 yrs (Free white male 16 + up) Maria Cathearine wife 35 yrs (Free white female) Jacob son age 13 (free white males under 16) daughter age 11 (free white female under 16) John Adam son age 8 (free white males under 16) Christian son age 6 (free white males under 16) Conrath son age 4 (free white males under 16) Theobaldus son age 3 (free white males under 16) 1800 Herkimer, Herkimer Co., NY page 454 Adam Hartman males under 10 (2) males 10-16 (4) males 16-26 (3) males 45 and up (1) females under 10 (1) females 45 and up (1) 1810 Herkimer, Herkimer Co., NY page 190 Adam Hartman males under 10 (2) males 45 and over (1) females under 10 (3) females 16-25 (1) females 45 and over (1) 1820 Herkimer Co., NY Census page 130 Adam Hartman males 45 & up (1) Adam females 45 & up (1) Maria Catharina males 16 & under (1) son females 10-16 (1) daughter


Act of June 7 1832
Revolutionary War Claim # 32638
Certificate of pension issued 30 Nov 1848

Adam Hartman was a private in the Company of Captain Staring. He also served under the command of Capt. Hannes (John) Marks Demouth's Rangers. He fought in the Battle of Oriskany and was wounded in 1780 while in the command of Demouth. He also served under Colonel Harper and Dubois in the NY State Troops. He Also served under Capt Henrick Staring and Col. Peter Bellinger

Received $80 commencing on 4 March 1834 and ending 9 April 1836.
Payable to Conrad Hartman, Christopher Hartman, Nancy Wilder, Jacob Hartman, Elizabeth McGinness, Cath. Gardner, and Michael Hartman Location: Herkimer County, NY
From: The Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West, Nelson Greene, Vol. II p. 1144
John Adam Hartman
One of the first murder trials in the Johnstown Court House after the war was that of John Adam Hartmann, a Revolutionary veteran, for killing an Indian in 1783. They met at a tavern in the present town of Herkimer, and the savage excited Hartmann's abhorrence by boasting of murders and scalpings performed by him during the war, and particularly by showing him a tobacco pouch made from the skin of the hand and part of the arm of a white child with the finger nails remaining attached. Hartmann said nothing at the time and the two left the tavern on their journey together, traveling a road which led through a dense forest. Here the savage's body was found a year later. Hartmann was acquitted for lack of evidence. He had been a ranger at Fort Dayton. On a foray, in which he killed an Indian, at almost the same instant, he was shot and wounded by a Tory. Hartmann was a famous frontiersman and had many adventures. He was a fine type of the intrepid soldiers in the tried and true militia of Tryon county, NY


From: Frontiersmen of New York, Jeptha R Simms, 1883, Vol II, pg 319-20
John Adam Hartman.-- In the language of a Herkimer corresponent in 1847: "One of the bravest, as well as one of the most efficient men in this section, of Revolutionary scenes, was John Adam Hartman," who died in March 1835, at the age of 93.
At an invasion of the enemy in the summer of 1780, said by some to have been 300 strong, Indians and tories; they were discovered in the act of driving some cattle from its vicinity, when about 40 of the inmates of Fort Dayton turned out, if possible, to recover the cattle. They fired upon the cow-boys but seeing them rallying in great numbers, they deemed it prudent to abandon the enterprise and return to the fort, which they did, it is believed, without the loss of a man. In the pursuit, however, Hartman, the last man to turn his back on the foe, followed one of the enemy so closely, that in leaping a fence the rascal lost his hat, but dared not recover it; seeing which the patriot bounded over the fence, exposed to the fire of the enemy, secured and bore the hat as a trophy to the fort. We are not certain but he may have captured as many live-stock, as the Indians drove off. -- Manuscript of Frederick Petrie, corroborated by John Dockstader.

Prisoners Made, and Hartman Wounded.-- October 29, 1780, Nicholas Harter was missing from Fort Dayton, having gone to look after his cattle, and as was supposed, he had been made a prisoner. A scout of 30 rangers sallied out, if possible, to learn his fate, Hartman of the number. They had gone about three-fourths of a mile from the fort, when they encountered a body of the enemy much larger than their own. Hartman was an out-flanker and discovered a half-breed Negro and Indian in the bushes, and shot him, but in the same covert was a tory, who in turn, shot Hartman. Seeing the flash of his gun the ranger fell back, but not in time to avoid the ball, which entered his right shoulder, making a very bad wound. Retaining his gun, he regained the fort in safety. But for Hartman's discovery of the enemy, it subsequently became known that the whole party would have been drawn into a defile and either captured or slain, as their foes had prepared an ambuseade.
As it was, George Dockstader, Marks Tabert and one Demooth, with Harter, were by this party made prisoners. The Indian who had Dockstader, treated him kindly. Demooth, who was a very strong man, enlisted into the British service, was with the party which afterwards burned the Little Falls grist-mill, and improved his opportunity to leave the enemy and again join his old command. Hartman had not fully recovered from his wound, when he was as plucky as ever.-- Manuscript of Frederick Petrie, confirmed by John Dockstader and Conrad Hartman, a son of John Adam. As appears by Dr. Petrie's account, John Demooth received a bullet wound at this time, and was, with Hartman, for three months under his care.

Under the Hay.--Here is another indicent in the life of Hartman, believed to have transpired in the summer of 1780. He had gone upon the river flats to put up hay, and when about 40 cocks were up he chanced to be alone. Seeing a party of Indians approaching from a direction which cut off his retreat, he, unobserved, crept under one of the hay-cocks and kept quiet. Finding no one in the field as expected, they quickly set fire to the cocks and decamped. As chance would have it, they all burned but the one he was under, which, imperfectly ignited, went out, and he was left unscathed for future service. --Paul Custer, in 1849, who had the story from Hartman.

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