Re: Johannes Adamus Hamacher (ca. 1717-1783)
I've since learned that the memorial to Johannes Adamus Hamacher in the Christ Reformed Church states, "Hammaker, Adam b 1717 from Holland, d. 1784.In Flying Camp PA 1776."Flying Camp was the name of a military unit.The information on the DAR application of Jann Gail Nolte Merry, member number 742039, dated Oct 12, 1991, gives his service as, "Battle of Fort Washington on November 26, 1776" (the battle was actually on Nov 16).Documentation of his service is in the Pennsylvania Archives, Fifth Series, Vol VII, page 352, That page states:
"Associators and Militia.County of Lancaster.An appraisement of arms, blankets & accoutrements lost in actual service belonging to the Fourth Battalion of Lancaster County Militia, commanded by Col. James Burd.Belonging to Captain Cowden's Company."There were 27 names in the first column, including Adam Hamaker.There were four other columns, headed by "Guns," "Pouches and horns," "Blankets," and "Napsacks."Under "Guns," Adam claimed the amount of £3, 7s. and 6d
My supplemental application to the SAR is pending approval.
I'm sending you via attachment to an e-mail the six page biography I've written on Johannes Adamus Hamacher.