The Revolutionary War pension record of Jacob Ratnour/Rattenauer was submitted by Virginia Peterson, Virginia's web page is at

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Revolutionary Pension File #S25377
RATTENAUER, Jacob; or Rottenour or Rattenhour

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--Michigan from New York
--Jacob RATTENAUER Private, Captain LYB's company of Col. CLYDE's regiment of militia
--Ratio of disability, total
--Inscribed on the roll of N. York agency at Five dollars per month, increased to 8.00 per mo. by act of 24th April 1816
--Formal certificate of pension issued the 2d of Sept. 1824 and sent to Cyrus HECOX, Esq. Lyons, N. York.
--Transfrd. to Michigan 17 March 1831 from 4 March 1831 and notfn. sent to R. J. RICE, Detroit Mich.

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I Jacob RATTENEAR of Montgomery County in the State of New York do hereby constitute & appoint David GABBREATH my lawful attorney to receive in my behalf of the Person appointed by the United States to pay the Pensions due to Invalids the Moiety or whole amount of my annual Pension as an Invalid of the United States from the Fourth day of March One Thousand Seven hundred and Ninety. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this ____ day of

Sign'd & Sealed
In presence of
Acknowledged before me
[no signatures]

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Jacob ROTTENHOWER Came before me one of the Justices of the County of Montgomery in the state of New york and made Oath that he is the same Jacob RATTENHOWER to Whom the original Certificate (of which the following is a Certificate Copy) was given viz

We the Subscribers Abraham TEN BROECK and Peter GANSEVOORT Junr Do Certify that upon an Examination in performance of the Law, entitled an Act making from sion? For Officers Soldiers and Seamen, who have been disabled in the service of the United States sraped? 22d April 1786, We Do find that Jacob RATTENHOWER residing in the State of New york aged twenty Eight years late a Private in Capt LYB's company in the Regiment of Militia Commanded by Col CLYDE and Claiming relief under the Act of Congress, recited in the said Law as an Invalid in Fact; and that he became Disabled in the service of the United States in Consequence of a wound in his hip in an Action with the Enemy in 1781 And do further Certify, that upon the principle of the said Act of Congress the said Jacob ROTTENHOWER is entitled to the pay of five Dollars per month

Given under our hands in the City of Albany on the fourtheenth Day Septem in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty Six


I Certify the foregoing Certificate to be a true Copy of the Original as recorded in the State Auditors office

Peter C_____ Clerk

And the said Jacob Rottenhower on Oath as aforesaid further saith that he served as a Private in Capt Lybs Company in the Regiment of militia in the service of the United States Commanded by Colo Clyde at the time he was Disabled and that he now resides in the County of Montgomery in the State of New york and has resided there ever since his Birth

Sworn this day of 1791 Before me

[no signatures]

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Fw: Rev. War Section
September 14, 1916

Randolph Lodge
Ellsworth, Maine


In response to your letter dated the thirty-first altimo, you are advised that the pages in the claim of Jacob RATTENAUER (Rottenour), Sur. File No. 25,377, Rev. War, show that he served as a Private in Captain LYB's company, Colonel CLYDE's regiment of Militia, and was wounded in his hip in an action with the enemy in 1781.

He was pensioned for said wound at $60 per annum from March 4, 1789, increased to $96 per annum from April 24, 1816.

Soldier was born about 1758; in 1781, he resided in Montgomery County, New York, where he stated, he had lived ever since his birth. In 1824, he was a resident of Lyons, Wayne County, New York, and removed thence, about 1831, to Wayne County, Michigan.

There is no data relative to family.

Very respectfully,


DAR Lineage Books, The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 153, Page 74, No. 152230

Mrs. Elsie Ahle STILL
Born in Elgin, Ill.
Wife of Byron J. STILL
Descendant of Jacob RATTENAUER, as follows:
1. Charles E. AHLE (1847-1918) m. 1876 Ada HEATH (b. 1852).
2. Milo HEATH (1830-1865) m. 1850 Loretta ROTTNOR (b. 1832).
4. Jacob RATTENAUER m. ______ ROBINSON.
Jacob RATTENAUER received a pension for service as private in the New York militia under Colonel Clyde. He was born in Montgomery County, N. Y.; died in Michigan.

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