War of 1812 Pension Application

Created: Monday, 03 March 2014 Last Updated: Monday, 03 March 2014 Written by Carol Eddleman Print Email

War of 1812 Pension Application of Jacob Mechling, Butler County.

War of 1812, Declaration of Soldier for Pension to be executed before Judge or Clerk of Court, State of Pennsylvania, County of Butler.

On this 10th day of March, A.D. 1871, personally appeared before me, Prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas, a Court of Record within and for the county and State aforesaid, Jacob Mechling aged 76 years, a resident of Butler, County of Butler, State of Pennsylvania, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is married, that his wife's name was Jane Thompson to whom he was married at Middlesex, Butler County Pa of the 13th day of May 1823; that he served the full period of 60 days in the (1) Military service of the United States in the War of 1812, that he is the identical Jacob Mechling who (2) was drafted in Captain Robert Martin's company, Col. Miller's regiment, Meads brigade, 16th division at White's Tavern on or about the 1st day of January 1814, and was honorably discharged at Erie, Pennsylvania on or about the 14th day of March, 1814, the (3) he served at Erie, Pennsylvania in the capacity of "Ensign" and that he done garrison or lamp duty during his term and that his discharge is [...blank...] that he, at no time during the late rebellion against the authority of the United States, adhered to the cause of the enemies of the Government.