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Conrad Apgar

Male 1755 - 1839  (84 years)

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  • Name Conrad Apgar 
    Born 3 January 1755 
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 November 1839 
    • 2 November 1839 or 1 March 1839
    Person ID I000033  Apgar Family | Conrad
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2011 

    Father Friedrich Epgert 
    Mother Anna Eva Schaefer 
    Family ID F00004  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Mary Farley,   b. 1753,   d. 1790 
    • Several of the children went West. John, the eldest, went as far as Pennsylvania. Charles, the second son, went only as far as Belvidere to find his wife, then settled in Warren County, NJ. His third son, Minard, went as far West as Ohio. Aaron, twin to Jacob C., and his sisters, Catherine and Hannah, also went to Ohio. The rest of the family seemed to be content to stay in New Jersey.
    +1. John Apker,   b. 17 April 1778,   d. September 1840
    +2. Charles F. Apgar,   b. circa 1780,   d. Before 1837
    +3. Barbara Apgar,   b. September 1783,   d. 6 August 1867
    +4. Mary Elizabeth Apgar,   b. 1784
    +5. Minert Apgar,   b. 3 April 1785,   d. 30 January 1867  (Age 81 years)
    +6. Sarah Apgar,   b. 1737,   d. 24 October 1865
    +7. Joshua Apgar,   b. 1790,   d. 1868
    Family ID F00021  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Charity Sutton,   b. 1768,   d. 20 February 1845 
    +1. Hannah Apgar,   b. 1793
    +2. Elizabeth Apgar,   b. 31 March 1795,   d. 28 February 1864  (Age 68 years)
    +3. Jacob C. Apgar,   b. 1797,   d. 1 May 1860
    +4. Aaron Apgar,   b. 1797
    +5. Ann Apgar,   b. 12 March 1798,   d. 25 April 1876  (Age 78 years)
    +6. Catherine Apgar,   b. 26 January 1800,   d. 28 May 1873  (Age 73 years)
    +7. Conrad Apgar, Jr.,   b. 21 June 1804,   d. 26 April 1879  (Age 74 years)
    Family ID F00022  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • At the age of 20, Conrad was already in Alexandria Township, Hunterdon County, NJ.

      Near the beginning of the Revolutionary War, Conrad enlisted and served four short tours, at various times, as a wagoner under Captains Carhart and Mettler and under Colonels Beavers and Frelinghuysen. His pension application was dated 14 August 1832. His application was received and pension granted, according to S File 941, recorded in the Pension Department, Washington, D.C. To receive this pension, Conrad had to appear in person in Flemington, the capital town of Hunterdon County, NJ At this time Conrad was seventy-seven years of age and a trip to Flemington and back was quite arduous and expensive for him. Besides, the one who took him to get his pension would lose a day from work, probably have to stay overnight, and pay for room and meals, plus stable for the horse. The pension for a private was small, so there was little left by the time he returned home. However, he continued to collect for several years. Maybe he liked the outings. The last payment was dated 14 September 1837, although he continued to live for another two years. Perhaps he was unable to make the trip to collect the pension by the time he was eighty-three.

      As soon as he completed his Revolutionary War service, Conrad returned to Cokesbury, NJ, his native village. There, his brother, Adam, turned over to him the proprietorship of the Cokesbury Tavern or Hotel. This hotel had been built by John Farley previous to 1778. The first tavern license was issued to Adam Apgar in 1779. Adam did not own the building, but soon John Farley sold his building to Conrad Apgar. In 1813 Conrad sold the Tavern back to John Farley in exchange for a farm valued at $2,700.00. This Hotel building is still standing today, being occupied as a private residence. The barroom and the tavern bar are still intact, the same as they were two hundred years ago.

      There is a military stone from the War Department at the foot of Conrad's grave in the first Reformed Church Cemetery in Lebanon, NJ.
    • Conrad is buried in the first Reformed Church Cemetery of Lebanon, NJ. The headstone is located next to that of his brother Herbert's first wife, Anne. Probably the space had at first been reserved for Herbert, but then Herbert decided to be buried on his home farm. Whether Mary or Charity were buried beside Conrad is presently unknown. There is plenty of space there for both wives, but the markers, if any, have long since disappeared. In the 1980ís, Wayne W. Apgar asked for and received a military stone from the War Department. He placed it at the foot of Conrad's grave, as a tribute to his ancestor.

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