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|Birth: ||Oct. 26, 1757|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 10, 1847|
New York, USA
Jacob YOUKER - DAR Ancestor #: A129690
Birth: 26 OCT 1757 in Oppenheim, Fulton, New York
Death: 10 MAR 1847 in Oppenheim, Fulton, New York
Burial: AFT 10 MAR 1847 Youker-Mosher Cem, Lotville, Fulton, New York
Note: Cem is off Lottville Road between Beldon Corners readoway and Barker Road
Father: Rudolph JUCKER/YOUKER
Mother: Anna WINDLORIN b: ABT 1725
Jacob was the son of Rudolph Youker and Anna Windlorin. He was born in the Town of Palatine, now called the Town of Oppenheim. He was buried at the Youker-Mosher Cemetery, Lotville, *7, Town of Oppenheim, NY, which is now being called Youker Cemetery, apparently lying right next or very near to what is currently being called the Mosher Cemetery.
Jacob married 1) Magdalena Duesler on 16 Sep 1781 in Dutch Reformed Church of German Flatts, Herkimer County, New York. He married 2) Margaret Mosher in the Town of Palatine, now Town of Oppenheim, Fulton County, New York.
Resource: The Youker Family in America 1750-1986, v. 2.
Jacob was a Revolutionary War patriot. One excerpt from his lengthy record of service is, per "New York in the Revolution" by Roberts, "The Militia, Tryon County, 3rd Regt., Col. Jacob Klock, Capt. Christian House," among enlisted men, "Jacob Yuker, p. 178." His name appears on the monument to the patriots of the Battle of Oriskany as Jacob "Yonker". He was taken prisoner and sent to Canada, according to one source. His place of residence during the Revolution was Town of Palatine, now Town of Oppenheim, Fulton County, New York. Jacob is buried in the Youker-Mosher Cemetery. Some of this information on cemeteries comes from the Oppenheim Town Clerk's office, which is currently showing Jacob as buried in the Mosher Cemetery.
Burial: AFT 10 MAR 1847 Youker-Mosher Cemetery, off Lottville Road between Beldon Corners roadway and Barker Road, Lotville, Fulton County, New York.
Other current data from Fulton County lists the Youker Cemtery and the Mosher Cemetery separately, noting them both in Oppenheim. Jacob is actually now noted in the Mosher Cemetery at the same location or near the Youker Cemetery. Perhaps a local volunteer photographer, can take a picture of the cemetery signs, and after visiting the area, and reading the signs, report if there is one sign or two posted?
Name: Jacob YOUKER
Birth: 16 OCT 1757
Death: 10 MAR 1847
Change Date: 8 FEB 2003 at 17:47:06
Children of Jacob Youker and Margaret MOSHER:
Isreal YOUKER b: 1799
Christina YOUKER b: 1801
Daniel YOUKER b: 15 JAN 1803
George YOUKER b: 15 FEB 1804
Margaret YOUKER b: 1807
Nancy YOUKER b: 15 AUG 1811
Robert YOUKER b: 15 SEP 1814
Elizabeth YOUKER b: 1816
Levi YOUKER b: 1821
1. Israel YOUKER b: 1799
2. Christiana YOUKER b: 1801
3. Daniel YOUKER b: 15 JAN 1803 in Herkimer Co, New York
4. George J YOUKER b: 15 FEB 1804
5. Margaret YOUKER b: 1807
6. Nancy YOUKER b: 05 MAR 1809 in Montgomery Co, New York
7. Sarah YOUKER b: 20 MAY 1811
8. Robert YOUKER b: 15 SEP 1814
9. Elizabeth YOUKER b: 1816
10. Levi YOUKER b: 1821 in Fulton Co, New York
11. Henry YOUKER b: 31 JUL 1836
12. Living YOUKER
13. Delila Ann YOUKER b: ABT JUL 1838
Jacob Youker and his father Rudolph (what we know) prepared by Robert Youker 1/9/11
Jacob born October 26, 1757 Died March 10, 1847 or 1848
Married Magdalena Duesler Sept 16, 1781 Married Margaret Mosher 179?
Applied for Pension from Revolutionary Militia Sept 22, 1832 granted July 9, 1833 (attached)
Father: Rudolph Jucker Mother: Anna Windlorin
Rudolph Yoncker was naturalized with Oath July 3, 1759. He came to America sometime before 1750 but we do not know when or where he came from nor how he spelled his name.
The Rudolph Jucker family lived south of the Mohawk River on Lot 1 of the second allotment of the Van Horne Patent or Canajoharie Patent called Switzeburgh near to the Kellers and the Hubers as listed on the tax rolls Oct. 9, 1764 center western segment. He paid 5 pounds tax
Jacob's older brother Rudolph jr. was born April 11, 1752 and baptized Stone Arabia Dutch Reformed Church sponsored by Rudolph Keller and Elisabeth Dievendorff The Kellers in 1738 came from Nefftenbach, Switzerland near Zurich where also some Juckers came from.
Some time after 1766 Rudolph Youker moved north of the River to the Klock and Nellis Patent lot 38 owned by Warner Tygert, later sold to Christian Groff for whom the farm is now known. Rudolph Senior and wife are believe buried on the farm in the Groff plot. The Youker monument is at this farm along side Crum Creek Road.
June 15, 1773 The Commissioners of the Palatine District at the request of the inhabitiants of Klock and Nellis Patent laid out a road past the lot of Rudolph Yucker over Crum Creek down to the river road to get to market.
May 18, 1775 Rudolph Yucker jr. signed with his mark a Tryon County declaration supporting the Continental Congress
April 1, 1777 Rudolph Yucker (Jr. or Sr.) testified in a spy case involving John Young on the burning of the Philip Fox Grist Mill.
August 6, 1777 Jacob Youker's name is on the monument for the Battle of Oriskany but he does not include being in that battle on his pension application and it is unlikely that he was there.
April 3, 1780 Jacob captured by Indians while on scout from Remensnyders Bush Fort and taken to Montreal. (see pension application attached)
April 22, 1780 Jacob Klock mentions that people are fleeing from Youngars Bush
Oct 20, 1780 After Jacob joined the British Army in Montreal he returned to the valley with the fall 1780 raid and deserted after the Battle of Klock's Field.
July 1, 1781 Rev. Gross said the Klock sons had deserted to British cause going to Canada with 12 persons including Jacob Youker which seems highly unlikely since Jacob was married 2 months later. (Clinton Papers)
In the Palatine District tax records for 1786 in the Klock and Nellis Patent near East Creek we have lots listed for two Rudolphs, Jacob and George Youker. We do not know when Rudolph Senior and Junior died. Neither is listed in various Militia Regiments. Jacob's brother's George and John are listed and received pensions and their records are available.
May 31, 1790 Jacob Youker paid 32 pounds to Peter Nellis and his wife for lot 152 in the Klock and Nellis Patent. This is directly north of Rudolph's lot 38, just south of the Magins Patent and 14 lots east of East Creek and three lots from Crum Creek.
Oct 30, 1798 Jacob Youker bought quart of rum and had a nip of grog at the store in the Klock stone house just east of St Johnsville.
May 24, 1831 Oppenheim NY A Mr. Phillips bought land from Nathan Brown Lot 42 of 80 acres of Magins Patent near dwelling of Jacob Youker on Public Road.
1837 Daniel Lassell bought land from Jacob Youker in Patent 23 (at this date this could have been other Jacobs)
1835 Jacob testified in the pension applications of John Carter
Jacob's grave is located in Lotville, NY in the Mosher plot behind Richard Smith's house (Adirondack Drilling) It is marked as a veteran of the Revolution
Jacob's children are all listed in the Sontag Volume of Jacob's descendents.
Pension Application for Jacob Yonger or Youger or Youker
Jacob was awarded a pension of $46.41 per annum, Certificate of Pension issued the 9th day of July 1833.
State of New York
On this 22 day of September in the year eighteen hundred & thirty two personally appeared in open court before the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas held at the Court House in Johnstown now sitting Jacob Youger of the Town of Openheim [Oppenheim] in the County of Montgomery & State of New York aged seventy five years next October, 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 7th 1832.
That he was born in the town of Palatine (now called Openheim) in the County of Montgomery & State of New York on the 26th day of October in the year 1757—That he resided there during the Revolutionary War & also since that time until the present.—That he entered the service of the United States about the first of June as near as he can recollect in the year 1777 under the command of Captain Samuel Gray in Colonel Klock's Regiment of Militia—That he enlisted at this time for the term of six months to act as a Minute Man—ready to go when called for by the Officers—That he was ordered to march to German Flatts to guard Fort Herkimer—That while there about three hundred Indians & Tories from Canada commenced an attack upon the Fort & after a few hours fight they retreated--& they followed them about three miles when they again returned to the Fort—he thinks there were no men lost at this time—that he remained at the Fort about six weeks when he returned home about the middle of August following—that while he pretended to stay at home there was not scarcely a week but he was called out continually on alarms & for scouts, some times one two three days & sometime whole weeks at a time of which he kept no regular account—but so often was he called upon that he could do nothing else until his six months expired which was on or about the last of November of that same year.
That soon after this time expired and thinks about the first of December following he was drafted & served most of the time under the command of Captain Christian House & still under the command of Colonel Klock until the close of the war:--That the company to which he belonged was divided into two classes—one class serving two weeks & then the other class would release them when they would serve two weeks & so alternately returning each other every two weeks—That he was ordered to guard Remus Snyder's Fort between the Little Falls & Fairfield—That he served as above stated sometimes under the command of Christian House, sometimes under the Command of Henry Hoover who was also Captain until in the Spring on the first day of March 1782 when he was drafted out of the Fort on a Scouting party to Youky Bush about three miles from the Fort—That he had been frequently drafted but does not recollect the particulars of any except this time—and the reason he particularly recollects this is because he was taken on the second day of March in the year 1782 a prisoner by a company of about fifty men including Tories & Indians—That he & one George Adle were alone on the scout when they were taken prisoners & led to their camp when they were detained by some of the enemy while the others went into the settlement & took nineteen others among them were John Boyer, John House & the names of the others he cannot recollect—That after the Enemy had returned with their nineteen they moved off to Canada where all were taken except one George Adle who ran away—That they landed first at Buck's Island & from there they were taken to Montreal—That he was kept there until about the latter part of the month of October following when he and one other, whose name he cannot recollect ran away from there & returned, the same way that they were taken, home—being in all about eight months.—
That after he returned he did not again enter the service until the latter part of August in the following year when he again went out in pursuit of John Butler, [Walter Butler] who was then on his retreat from Johnstown & under the Command of Christian House & was about a few days—That he does not recollect the names of any other officers except those above named,--That he never received a discharge and has no documentary evidence of his services—That he is known in the neighborhood where he resides by Jacob J. Failing & John J. Failing, who will testify to his character for veracity—good behavior—and reputed services as soldier of the Revolution—That he knows of no person who can testify to his service & being taken a prisoner except Jacob J. Failing whose affidavit is hereto annexed—That he hereby relinquishes 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 whose certificate he can obtain. (Signed with his mark) Jacob Youger
Sworn to and Subscribed the day & year above written. Geo: D. Ferguson, Clerk.
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Margaret Mosher Youker (____ - 1845)
Israel Youker (1799 - 1873)*
Daniel Youker (1803 - 1877)*
George J. Youker (1804 - 1877)*
Robert Youker (1814 - 1888)*
New York, USA
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