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Conrad Kresge

Revolutionary War Enlistments

 

Records from the Colonial Archives series for Pennsylvania indicate that Conrad Kresge served three short enlistments as a private, 3rd class with Chestnuthill's militia during the 1770s. It was the job of these troops to patrol between frontier forts to prevent the type of Indian attacks that claimed the life of Conrad's son. At the conclusion of the war and after peace was made with the Indians, Conrad and other settlers in the community returned to the business of clearing vast tracts of land for their farms.

Below you will find scans of the pages from the Pennsylvania Archives series evidencing the enlistments mentioned above. In keeping with the variations found in other contemporary records, in none of the aforementioned records is our ancestor’s name spelled “Kresge.” It is worth noting that over the years there have been many family members who have used these records as a basis for application to the D.A.R. (Daughters of the American Revolution) and other similar patriotic organizations.

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

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