The Revolutionary War pension record of Marcus Duesler was contributed by Jean Pennington. Jean tells us that Marcus was the son of Andrew Duesler, who was the brother of Jean's many times grandfather Jacob. Jacob had a son William b. 27 Dec.1754, d.1792, m. Elizabeth Jucker (Yucker) b.1758, and is believed to be the first Duesler born in America who also fought in the War.

Marcus was b. 3 June 1763, d. 6 March 1846, married to Elizabeth Hower (b.13 Jan 1766, d.16 May 1847). Marcus was laid to rest at Flanders Cemetery, Sharon Springs, NY. The children of Marcus and Elizabeth are Mary, Thomas, Jacob, George, Elizabeth (Catherine), Joseph, Isaac, Jonas and Simeon.

"I hope this will help. I have a long list of Duesler family lines and have seen many of the names that are listed in the Herkimer Co. site. E.g. William also had a son who would be my Grandfather married to Hanna (Anna) Snell. There are Walraths, Baums and many other old names. Hopefully I will be able to share this information with others who are searching their families' history. I find it very exciting to know that I come from such a strong historical line."
Jean Pennington

All spellings are given as on the original pension record.


State of New York

Montgomery County
      On this 21st day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand and eight hundred thirty two personally appeared in open court before the judges of the court of common pleas in the County of Montgomery held at Johnstown and now setting. Marcus Dusler a resident of the town of Openheim County of Montgomery and State of New York aged sixty eight last June who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of congress passed June 7 1832. That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as here stated. That he lived at Fort___in the County of Montgomery and State of New York in May in the year 1778-when he went in as a substitute for a person whose name he does not now recollect that he served two or three weeks, under the command of Captain Abraham Copeman, Lieutenant Josph House, Ensign Jacob Vinder and attached to Colonal Campbell Regiment, that he knew Captain Jacob Deivendorff and Lieutenant George Countryman. That during that time he stood guard and also went out with the Regiment to Cherry Valley where he remained a few days and then returned home about the first of June 1778-Where he remained on duty keeping guard of Fort Plank until about the first of October 1778. When they was released from guard and that about the middle of July 1779 he went as a substitute for Leonard Kretser under the command of the same officers to Fort Stanwix and where he was under the command of Quarter Master SergeantTucker-Who belonged as he understood to the Regular Army. That he went as a guard to guard the provisions. Which were then being transported to the fort. That after about four weeks he returned to Fort Plank where he __ duty in guarding the Fort, guarding the laborers in the field until about the the last of October in the same year. When __ __ the most of the time, discharged until the next season. That in the spring of 178_ he went again into service as A vollunter to guard Fort Plank under the same officers but particlarly under the command of Lieutenant House. That he remained there until about the middle of July of the same year when he was released and from there he went to Fort Plain and to the North side of the Mohawk River opposite of Fort Plain where he had an engagement with Sir William Johnsson and that at that engagement Colonial Dubois commanded the Regiment to which he belonged. That after the battle he again returned to Fort Plan. Where he done duty different times and in different ways by guarding the Fort and the labours until the November following when he was released. That during the time he was absent some part of the time but has no doubt he was in service as much at least as three months.

That in the month of March 1781 he enlisted for nine months in Colonal Willets Regiment in Captain Gross Company as appears from the certificate of discharge under the hand of Major _esiah Troop and hereto annexed. That in the year 1782 in the spring the particular months he cannot state he thinks it was May he voluntered his services as a militia man under the command of Colonal Clyde in Joseph Houses Company Abraham Copeman his former Captain having been promoted to the officer of Major. That he acted as a Militia Man ready to go when called upon until, about the middle of October. That his duty was to watch the garrison at Fort Plank that he served at different times that season he has no doubt was at least three months. That the garrison was commanded during this time by Major Copeman and Colonal Clyde. That in May 1783 he again voluntered to guard the fort beforementioned that he searved as a mi_ate man until the latter part of the ___1783 when he was discharged. That the Garrison was during this time___by Colonal Copeman. That he was born in Palatine (now Openheim) Tryon (now Montgomery) County and State of New York on the 3 day of June 1763. That he has no record of his age except one that his father wrote in the Bible. That he never received received any discharge from the service except the one before referred in the preceding declaration.That he lives now in the town of Openheim County and State aforesaid and has lived ever since the war. That he does not recollect the names of any officers that commanded at that time except those already named. That he is known in his neighborhood by Frederick Baum and William _ _uth That he relinquishes his 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. That no clergyman resides in his neighborhood
Sworn to the day and year
above written                 Marcus Dusler
Geo. D. Ferguson Clerk

Mr Fredrick Baum & Henry Flander ____ residing in the town of Oppenheim in Montgomery County and the State of New York_______ __ certify thet we are well acquainted with Marcus Duesler who has ___ and sworn to the above declaration that we believe him to be sixty eight years that he ____ and believed in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a soldier of the Revolution and that we concur in that ___ Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid      Fredrick Baum Geo:D.Ferguson clerk                Henry Flander

And the said court do hereby declaration ___ after the investigation of the matter and after putting the interrogation prescribed by the __ parliment that the above named applicant was a Revolutionary Soldier and service as shown.

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