I have recently been exposed to the Bauder Family by a remarkably friendly and cooperative occasional participant here -- Fran McAllister from Winnipeg.The information below would not have meant anything to me without Fran's gracious help-to-a beginner.
Bauder Service in "Palatine Battalion"
At this URL http://www.global2000.net/fortklock/schoharie.htmhttp://www.global2000.net/fortklock/schoharie.htm
(Please note, this URL may wrap around to the next line)
I fond a "Melchert Bauder" mentioned as a Corporal in a list of names for Battalion members.The official name of the unit was 2nd Battalion of Tyron County Militia Palatine Districtaka Colonel Jacob Klock's Battalion.
The above URL is a rather large 'place' to visit on the internet.When I printed the 'page' out, it turned out to be 91 pages.Melchert's name is on my page 41.I believe that this Melchert is probably our Melgert/Michael Bader.
Our Melgert would have been about the right age to participate in the Battalion operations in 1777-83.Melgert's was the last generation in the family tree to use Bader rather than Bauder, so it would seem reasonable that he could have had his name recorded as Bauder on the military muster rolls.
There are three other Bauders on the muster roll -- Mebezer Bauder(!), Michael Bauder Sr. and Michael Bauder jr.The only Michael Sr. & Jr. that this may be per Fran's information is Melchior(Michael?) Bader (B.1741) and his son Michael (B. 1762)There are also some Timmermans, Saltsmans and (many) Klocks.
The battalion opposed on Col. Johnson, when he raided thru the Mohawk Valley etc.The web site discusses a small battle in Stone Arabia.So the names, location and time-frame all suggest these are our Bauders.I would be interested in your opinion.
At another web site:http://www2.telenet.net/commercial/stjohns/documents.htmhttp://www2.telenet.net/commercial/stjohns/documents.htm
There is an extensive (26 pages) discussion of churches in St. Johnsville (near Stone Arabia NY).
On page 21 of this document then mentionG. Timermand & E.Bauder were paid $395.72 for their interest in a Glebe lot.(a Glebe is land belonging to a parish church) on March 2, 1876.
On page 41 there is a mention of a George Bauder. I have cut out the piece and put it below.The quote is snipped from what appears to be a history of the St. Johns Reformed Church in St. Johnsville written in 1914.This webpage would be especially interesting to anyone working on the Klock family.There are several spots that discuss the interrelationship of the many Klocks in the region.I believe you are in contact with interested parties.At the end of this message I am also pasting a small quote from the beginning of this document that discusses the evolution of some of the geographical names.It is both interesting and useful to us doing genealogy of families in the region.
"On the land of one of the Klock's was erected at an early period, a Reformed Dutch church, a small edifice built of wood. It had neither a steeple or bell, but had the sounding board of the times, over its one-man pulpit. This church had some seats to accommodate Indian hearers. Dominie Gros occasionally preached in this church before the Revolution.Rev. Henry Dysslin, reputed a good scholar, was one of its last pastors.
George Bauder, a Stone Arabia boy of the Revolution, assured the writer that the first Sabbath after his marriage in Kringsbush, he took his wife to this church. He thought the edifice was demolished about the year 1818. He died at Palatine Bridge, 1857 or 1858. "
There is a George Bauder (7-22) who was the son of our Melgert Bauder.This George was B. 16 Dec 1772) D: Unk, .This George marriedMary Margaret Klockwho died 15 May 1858.You do have another George Bauder listed in that generation, George (7-16) son of Melchior Bader.This George was born in 1785.A bit late to referred to as 'son of the revolution'.
As there have been numerous changes in the names of the settlements, districts and towns, it has been thought best to indicate the geographical divisions, and changes of the county lines, of the territory in the vicinity of the church.
Tryon County was formed from Albany County, on March 12, 1772; the name was changed to Montgomery County, on April 2, 1784. Herkimer and Otsego Counties were set off from Montgomery County, on April 2, 1784. Fulton County was formed from Montgomery County, on April 18, 1838.Tryon County was divided into six districts. "These districts were Mohawk, adjoining Albany (County). Canajoharie on the south side of the Mohawk, and Palatine on the north, extending up the river to Little Falls, German Flats and Kingsland, still farther up the river, and Old England District, west of the Susquehanna. The first 5 of these districts were formed March 24, 1772. On the 8th of March 1773, the original name Stone Arabia was changed to Palatine. "* Within a few years, the names of German Flats and Kingsland Districts, were exchanged through the misunderstanding of a map-maker.
The site of this church was within the limits of the Palatine District. This district was formed as the town of Palatine, on March 7, 1770; it embraced the territory on the north side of the Mohawk, extending from Anthony's Nose to Little Falls, and reached northward to Canada. The town of Manheim was set off from Palatine, on March 3, 1797; on April 7, 1817, it was annexed to Herkimer County. The western part of what remained of Palatine, usually spoken of as the "Upper" part, was formed into the town of Oppenheim, on March 18, 1808. When Fulton County was formed, the new county line, bisected the town of Oppenheim; the most northerly two thirds of the town retained the name and became a part of the new county. The remainder, on April 18, 1838, was formed into the town of St. Johnsville; the name of this town was taken from the Postal Village of St. Johnsville, the principal settlement within the town.