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Cert. 13159

Mary A. Crastenburg


Widow’s Certificate File Number WC 13159

Soldier’s Last Name: CRATSENBURGH

First Name: CONRAD     Middle Name or Initial: A

Company and Regiment and State: Co. H 86th New York


Widow's name (include maiden name if known): Mary A. (nee COATS)


The following were found in this file:

  1. Brief & Original Application
  2. Proof of Service
  3. Proof of Death
  4. Proof of Marriage
  5. Dropped from the Rolls

Total images in the complete file: 17


WAR OF 1861.

Brief in the case of Mary A. Cratsenburg, Widow of Conrad Cratsenburg, "Wagoner"
Co. H. 86th N.Y. Vols.
Clinton County, and State of Michigan
Act of July 14, 1862.

Post Office address of Applicant, Essex, Michigan

Claim for Widow’s Pension.

Declaration and Identification in due Form.


1. Marriage shown by record evidence.
2. The Rolls show the muster of said soldier and that he died February 15, 1862. The sworn certificate of a Commissioned Officer Commanding the said company at the time shows that said soldier died of Typhoid Fever.
3. Loyalty and widowhood of claimant shown.
4. No minor child.
5. Power of Attorney Correct.
Admitted January 25, 1864, to a Pension of $8.00 per month, commencing February 15, 1862.
Wm. W. Stiles, Esq.
St. Johns Mich.
Name and Residence of Agent.
T. Y. Russell
Examining Clerk.

     "This is to certify that Conrad Cratsenburgh of Bath Township in the State of New York and Mary Ann Coats of the same township in the state of New York were joined together in Holy Matrimony on the first day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty one.
     In presence of Israel Coats & Barsillar Coats
By me
Samuel Pitt, Minister of the Gospel."

State of Michigan, County of Clinton Probate Office} I H. M. Perrin Judge of Probate for said County do hereby certify that I have compared the foregoing with the original marriage certificate now in my possession handed to me by Mary Ann Cratsenburgh, and that the foregoing is a true and exact copy of said marriage certificate and of the whole of said certificate.
     Witness my hand and my official seal, being the seal of a court of record this 3rd day of January AD 1863.
Henry M. Perrin, Judge of Probate for Clinton County Mich.


County of Clinton.} SS.

     On this Twenty ninth day of December A.D. 1862, personally appeared before me a Judge of Probate within and for the County and State aforesaid, Mary A. Cratsenburgh a resident of the Township of Essex in the County of Clinton and State of Michigan aged forty years, who, being first duly sworn according to law, doth on her oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the Act of Congress, approved July 14, 1862:
     That she is the widow of Conrad A. Cratsenburgh who was a Teamster in Company (don't know) commanded by Capt. William Tenbroeck in the Eighty sixth Regiment of New York State Volunteer in the war of 1861, who died on or about the Seventeenth day of February, 1862 and the cause of his death was Typhoid Fever, contracted while in the service of the United States.
     She further declares that she was married to the said Conrad Cratsenburgh on the First day of August in the year A.D. 1841 at Avoca, Steuben Co. N.Y. by one Samuel Pitts a Minister of the Gospel, that she believes there is no public record of her said marriage but she has a private record of the same, a marriage certificate, and that she has no children under sixteen years of age.
     That her husband, the aforesaid, died on the day above mentioned, and that she has remained a widow ever since that period, as will more fully appear by reference to the proof hereto annexed.
     She also declares that she has not in any manner been engaged in, or aided or abetted, the rebellion in the United States;
     And she hereby constitutes and appoints William W. Stiles of St. Johns Michigan her Attorney to prosecute the claim and procure a certificate, and to do all other acts neccessary in the premises.
Mary A. Cratsenburgh [Seal.]
     Also appeared Israel Coats and Barazilla Coats residents of Essex, in said county of Clinton persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who being by me duly sworn, say that they were present and saw said Mary A. Cratsenburgh sign her name, or make her mark, to the foregoing Declaration and Power of Attorney; and they further swear that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of the applicant and their acquaintance with her, that she is the identical person she represents herself to be, and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim. And they further state that they knew her and her said husband before he entered the said service, and know that they lived together as husband and wife, and were so reputed, and that she remains a widow. That they are acquainted with the names and ages of their said children, and believe them to be as stated in said Declaration. That their knowledge of the above stated facts and the identity of the claimant as the widow of the said deceased soldier is derived from the fact that they have known said Mary Cratsenburgh and Conrad Cratsenburgh well ever since they were married and before, and they do further say that they were present and saw said Conrad and Mary united in marriage at Avoca in the state of New York in August A.D. 1841, and that they lived together as husband and wife till said husband enlisted into the war.
Israel Coats
Barzillai Coats
Winesses' Signatures.

     Sworn to, subscribed, and acknowledged, before me, this Twenty ninth day of December A.D. 1862, and I hereby certify that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim; that the probate court within and for the County of Clinton aforesaid, of which I am Judge is a Court of Record, having a seal and that I am the keeper of the seal.
     In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto signed my name and affixed the Seal of said Court, the day and year first above written.
Henry M. Perrin
Judge of Probate for Clinton County Michigan

Adjutant General’s Office,

Washington, D. C.

February 23rd 1863.


     I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office of application for Pension No. 10,419, and to return it herewith, with such information as is furnished by the files of this Office.

     It appears from the Rolls on file in this Office, that Conrad Cratsenburg was enrolled on the 21st day of Oct, 1861, at Elmira NY in Co. H, 86th Regiment of New York Volunteers, to serve three years, or during the war, and mustered into service as a Waggoner on the 24th day of Oct. 1861, at Elmira, in Co. H, 86th Regiment of New York Volunteers to serve three years, or during the war. On the Muster Roll of Co. H of that Regiment, for the months of March and April 1862, he is reported “Died Feb 15th at Camp Griffin.” Cause or date of death not stated.

     I am, Sir, very respectfully, Your obedient servant,

Saml. Breck

Assistant Adjutant General

The Commissioner of Pensions, Washington, D.C.


Name of applicant, Mary A. Cratsenburg

Address, Essex Clinton Co Michigan

No. 1257 G. L. Wid.          E. K.

(Pensioner Dropped.)

U. S. Pension Agency,
Detroit, Mich.,
January 16, 1899.
Hon. H. Clay Evans,
Commissioner of Pensions.
     I hereby report that the name of Mary A. Cratsenburgh, widow of Conrad, Wagoner H, 86 N.Y., who was a pensioner on the rolls of this Agency, under Certificate No. 13159, and who was last paid at $12, to September 4, 1898, has been dropped because of death September 19, 1899.
Very respectfully,
Oscar A. Janes.
Pension Agent.
Every name dropped to be thus reported at once.

No. 13159
Mary A. Cratsenburgh
Widow of Conrad Cratsenburgh
Rank: Wagoner
Company H
Regiment 86th NY Vols.
Detroit Agency
Rate per month, $8
Commencing 15th Feby 1862
Certificate dated 29th Jany 1864
and sent to Wm. W. Stiles
St. James Mich
Act 14th July, 1862.
Book A Vol. 3 Page 82
No. 10,119
ACT OF JULY 14, 1862.
Mary A. Cratsenburgh Wid of Conrade A. Cratsenburgh, teamster in Capt. Tenbroeck's Co 86 New York Vols Died Feb 17, 1862 of Typhoid Fever.
Pension Office,
January 15, 1863.
Respectfully referred to the Adjutant General, for official evidence of service and death.
Jos. H. Barnett
Received, Jany 13, 1863.
Wm. W. Stiles
St. Johns Michigan
State of New-York, Steuben County Clerk's Office.} ss.
     I, Oscar J. Averell, Clerk of said County, and of the Courts of Record therein, do hereby certify that O. L. McFarland whose name is subscribed to the jurat of the annexed affidavit, was on the day of the date thereof a Justice of the Peace in and for said County, duly authorized to administer oaths for general purposes, and that I am well acquainted with his hand-writing, and verily believe that the signature to the said jurat is genuine.
     In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal, this 26 day of December 1863.
O. J. Averell, Clerk.
State of Michigan, County of Clinton, ss:
     On this fifth day of March, 1894, before the subscriber, a Notary Public, for said county, personally appeared Mary A. Cratsenburgh, who on oath declares that she is the widow of Conrad Cratsenburgh who belonged to Company "H," in the 86 Regiment of NY vols. in the service of the United States in the war of the rebellion; that her name was placed on the pension roll of the State of mich; that she received a pension certificate numbered 13,159 and bearing date Jan, 1864; that she was last paid at Detroit Agency, Dec 4, 1893; that she has not bartered, sold, assigned, or pledged her pension certificate, or any interest therein; but that on or about the tenth day of Dec, 1893, at or near Pompei after making out the voucher for last pay it became mislaid and it being old and soiled believe it was accidentaly destroyed.
     My post-office address is Pompei Mich
Mary A. Cratsenburgh (signature of applicant)
     Also, personally appeared Sarah C. Boak, who on oath declares that she well knows Mary A. Cratsenburg, who has executed the foregoing affidavit, to be the identical pensioner named therein.
     Sarah C. Boak (Signature of witness.)
     Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year aforesaid, the contents being first made known, and I certify that the affiants are persons of veracity.
     Wm. N. Stocker, Notary Public
Certificate Division, Bureau of Pensions,
Washington, D.C.,
May 14, 1894.

     In the case of Mary A. Cratsenburgh, widow of Conrad Cratsenburgh, Certificate No. 13,159, please report if surname is Cratsenburg or Cratsenburgh.
Very respectfully,

Mr. H. H. Wheeler,
U.S. Pension Agent,
Detroit, Mich.
Detroit, Mich.
May 16 1894.
Respectfully returned to Hon. Wm. Tochren
Com. of Pensions.
Washington, D.C.
Letter in reference to Mary A. Cratsenburgh
Cert no. 13159 with information that the surname is given as Cratsenburgh.
H. H. Wheeler, U.S. Pension Agent.
Reissue - Certificate destroyed.
Claimant: Mary A. Cratsenburgh
P.O. Pompei
County Gratiot, State Mich
Soldier Conrad Cratsenburgh
Rank Wagoner, Co. H
Regiment 86 New York Vol. Inf.
Rate $12 per month, commencing Mch. 19, 1886, date of the act issued in lieu of certificate dated Jany. 29, 1864 to show change of rate.
Payments on all former certificates covering any portion of same time to be deducted.
Submitted for issue May 19, 1894, E. A. Ward, Examiner.
Reissued. No. 13159.
Mary A. Cratsenburgh
Widow of Conrad Cratsenburgh
Rank Wagoner
Company H
Regiment 86 NY Vol. Inf.
Rate per month $12
Commencing Mch. 19, 1886
Detroit Agency.
Issued May 21, 1894
Mailed May 28, 1894