Last date updated: 07/14/01
GENERATION NUMBER TEN
10. HIERONIMUS (JEROME)10 MINGUS (CHRISTIAN9 MENGES/MINGUS, JOHANNIS8 MENGES, LEONHARD7, WILHELM6, HANS5, MATTHIAS4, JOST3, CLAUS2, HANS1) was baptized October 28, 1753 in Montgomery, Orange County, New York, and died after 1823 in Berlin Heights, Erie County, Ohio. He married MARGARET (GREITJE) MILSPAGH/MILLSPAUGH/MILSBACK before 1780 in New York, daughter of JACOB MILLSPAUGH and MAREITJE "MARIA MAY" WELLER. She was born May 01, 1762 in Montgomery, Orange County, New York.
HIERONIMUS (JEROME) MINGUS: References: James Anderson, James L. Powell and LDS FHC. See also "New York in the Revolution, Vol. 1" Fernow, Berthold (1887) at p. 217 providing that Hieronimus Mingos was discharged on February. 5, 1779 after 9 months in the service (enlisted May 5, 1778). From the notes of Leona Schulstad, Feb. 21, 1966: Hieronimus' "[p]ension began on Aug. 1, 1823, certificate issued on Sept. 6, 1823 and sent to Ralph Lockwood Esq., Milan, Ohio. The allowance seems to have ended in March 1824. He [Hieronimus] resided in Eldridge Twp., Huron Co. when he first applied June 6, 1818. He stated at the time he first applied that he was 64 years old the next October and was born in Hanover, Ulster Co., N.Y. He served nine months under one command and was transferred and served eight months more. He served in Captain Smiths' Company, New York State Line, Colonel Livingston's Regt. and served at Newport, Valley Forge and Monmouth. (NOTE: See Battle of Monmouth, June 28, 1778, Freehold, Monmouth Co., J.J. Valley Forge is some 20 miles N.W. of Philadelphia.) His first pension request was denied due to a "Technicality." There is quite a story here about a son traveling a long distance to secure witnesses, etc. Son, Benjamin and wife, Margaret, are mentioned." Reference he "Millspaugh Genealogy," Millspaugh, Francis C. (1959) at p. 150 providing that Greitje (Margaret) Melsbach (another spelling of 'Millspaugh' etc.) was baptized on May 1, 1762. This is probably the Margaret who married Hieronimus Menges (Mingus). See also Montgomery Church records. CHILDREN: 1. Daniel bapt. July 30, 1780; 2. Christian bapt. Jan. 19, 1783; 3. Jacob bapt. Jan. 23, 1785; 4. Maria born Mar 18, 1787 Bapt. [sic] Mar 28, 1787 [the book provides April and is incorrect JLP]; 5. Hannah born Dec 5, 1790; 6. Susannah born Dec 5, 1790; 7. James born Nov 26, 1797; 8. Benjamine Milspaugh [middle name] born Oct 26, 1799." Please note the different spellings of Millspaugh: Milspaugh, Melsbach, etc. See also LDS FHC references to the Millspagh family. Hieronimus Mingus is found in the first US Census done in 1790 in Montgomery Town, Ulster County, New York. For his household, he reported one male 16 years of age or older (himself), 3 males under the age of 16, and 3 females. If his wife was still alive in 1790, she would have been listed as one of the three females as the 1790 Census did not differentiate between females under or over 16 years of age. Both Hieronimus and Moses (Hieronimus' brother) are listed on page 176. In the 1800 Census, Ulster County, New York, at p. 186, "Jeronimus" Mingus is found in the census as having a family with: "one male 45 and up, two males 16-26, one male 10-16, two males under 10, one female 26-45, three females under 10." In 1811, Hieronimus went to Ohio with Anson Fox (who had married Hieronimus' daughter, Susan, before they left New York). In the will of Zacharias Hoffman, it provides that Zacharias Hoffman of Ulster County bequeathed land he had purchased from Hieronimus Mingus, by deed. See also New York City Wills, 1744-1758 at Page 206 for Zacharias Hoffman and referencing land purchased by Hieronimus Mingus. See the "Official Roster of Revolutionary War Soldiers Buried in Ohio," (1929) at p. 258 providing that Hieronymous Mingus, from Erie County, served as a private in the 14th Regiment from Berline Heights, New York (note that this source lists his father's name as Angus Mingus). See also D.A.R. records; however, according to James L. Powell, "Early records for D.A.R. membership may not be as accurate because requirements on proof were not as strict then. Dates may be estimates and other information may be to the best of their knowledge at..." the time of D.A.R. application. Also, please note that there is no Amsterdam County; but that Marcellus is 10 miles southwest of Syracuse in Onondaga County, New York. While the pension information listed above provides that Hieronimus' pension was granted in "1828 when he was 72," (meaning he was born in 1756), other records indicate that he was baptized in 1753. See also D.A.R. for the following information: "Lineage Book D.A.R. 137 136001-137000," Dunne, Amy Cressell, Historian General (Wash. D.C. 1931). Ref. Letter to Joy Gibboney from Katherine Lonergan (dated May 10, 1963) listing about the same information from page 165 of the "Lineage Book 137" and adding that Hieronemus [sic] (1754-1823) born Hanover, N.Y. (NOTE: Hanover changed to Montgomery Township in 1782). Died Erie County, Ohio. See also information from "Lineage Book 137" for Mrs. Lillian Frances Josephine Putnam Hickok, No. 136522, born in Lorain, Ohio...wife of Rollin C. Hicok--Descendant of Hieronimus Mingus. Kittie Sophia Fox (b. 1863) m. 1st 1883 Samuel Edison Putnam (1860-1911). See also the following: "New York in the Revolution," records discovered, arranged and classified by Roberts, James A., comptroller in 1878, Vol. 1, p. 52: "MINGOS, HARONIMUS-The Line 4th Regiment under Col. Holmes [other Mingus are also listed]." References include: James Anderson, John M. Mangus, James L. Powell, Leona Schulstad (deceased) and LDS FHC.
MARGARET (GREITJE) MILSPAGH/MILLSPAUGH/MILSBACK: Reference: LDS FHC. This source also refers to a Greitze (Margaret) Millspaugh married to Hieronimus Mingus.
Children of HIERONIMUS MINGUS and MARGARET MILSPAGH/MILLSPAUGH/MILSBACK are:
i. ANNA MARGARET11 MINGUS. Reference: "Blockhouses and Military Posts," p. 68 providing that Sophia Case taught school in 1815 in Berlin Heights and mentions among her scholars as James, Benjamin and Ann Mingus.
ii. DANIEL MINGUS, baptized July 30, 1780, Montgomery, Orange County, New York; d. 1812. Reference: "Millspaugh Genealogy," Millspaugh, Francis C. (1959) at page 150 (for birth information). Please note, some researchers list birth date as June 30, 1780. Census Information: 1790--about 10 and probably one of the three males listed in Hieronimus Mingus household under the age of 16 in Montgomery Township, Ulster County, New York: 1800--probably one of the two males listed as 16-20 years of age in Hieronimus Mingus household. In February 1811, went with father, Hieronimus, to Berlin Heights [Township?], Ohio. According to James L. Powell, we do not have any information at this time regarding a wife or children for Daniel Mingus and most of the information we do have is in regards to his death in the War of 1812. See "From Known Military Dead During War of 1812," Peterson, Clarence S. (April 1955) providing that a Daniel Mingus was "killed" on October 30, 1812. According to Mr. Powell, "Williams History of Huron and Erie Counties," must be in error when it provides that Daniel Mingus died in 1813. See also information found in "Blockhouses & Military Posts of the Firelands," Cherry, Marjorie at p. 36 (referencing a monument placed for Simon, Mason and Mingus after their death).
Questions posed by James L. Powell :
- Does the monument to "Simon, Mason and Mingus" mentioned in the Cherry book still exist? And if yes, where? Does someone have a photograph of this monument?
From a picture by Sharon Koch, the following plaque was found on Joshua Giddings Plot, Bay Shore Road, Marblehead with the "names of seven men killed by Indians Sept. 27, 1812...listed on the small slab stone...James S. Bells, Alexander Mason, Valentine Ramsdell, Simeon Blackman, Daniel Mingus, Abraham Simons, Aquilla Puntney." Note from James L. Powell: names on photo of stone are difficult to read. Reference: "The Heroes of the Battle of the Peninsula" providing that Daniel Mingus was killed in action and his brother was a member of Capt. Harvey Murray's Co. Ohio Militia. According to this source, Daniel served from Aug. 21 to Nov. 30, 1812. Daniel either was a member, or volunteered for the "Battle of the Peninsula." From the "Death Records of Servicemen of the War of 1812," State of Ohio, Firelands Museum Library (Norwalk, Ohio): "Mingus, Daniel Volunteer Patriot b. 1789 d. 1812 buried Giddings Plot Served Joshua Cottons Co." From the notes of Sharon (Cooper) Koch [deceased]: "Daniel Mingus died in Ottawa County, Danbury Township and is buried in Giddings Cemetery on Bay Shore Road 12 miles east of Port Clinton, Ohio."
iii. CHRISTIAN MINGUS, baptized January 19, 1783, Montgomery, Orange County, New York. According the 1790 Census, Ulster County, New York, Hieronimus' household lists three males under the age of 16 (with Christian being approx. 7 years of age in 1790). In the 1800 Census, he would be one of the two males, ages 16-26 years (being about 17), still living in Ulster County, New York. No other information is available for Christian at this time. He is not listed has having moved with the rest of the Mingus family to Ohio.
12. iv. JACOB MINGUS, baptized January 23, 1785, Montgomery, Orange County, New York and died 1837 in Berlin, Erie County, Ohio. He married Rebecca (or Rachel) Bordney (or Burdue) on January 16, 1817 in Eldridge, Huron County, Ohio.
12b. v. MARIA MINGUS, b. March 18, 1787, Montgomery, Orange County, New York; baptized March 28, 1787 and died between February 1829 and February 1830; m. JOSIAH KILBORNE. According to the "Millspaugh Genealogy," Millspaugh, Francis C. (1859), Maria was born in April; however, the same author, Francis Millspaugh, himself, states that her birth date was actually in March. According to the 1810 Census, Fabius Township, Onondaga County, New York, Josiah Kilburn had one male between 26-45 (believed to be Josiah); two females under the age of 10 and one female between 16-26 (believed to be Maria aged about 23) in his household. According to the "Firelands Pioneer," (Nov. 1858) at p. 36, "Josiah Kilbourne, a son-in-law of Hieronymus Mingus came in the Spring of 1811. (Note: to Huron County, Ohio). Mr. Kilbourne was not long an inhabitant of this township, but died in it in 1846. He survived his first wife a number of years. He left three sons, now living on the Firelands, and two daughters, at least, are living in the west."
13d. vii. SUSANNAH MINGUS, b. December 05, 1790, Montgomery, Orange County, New York; d. October 1864; m. ANSON FOX. Reference: Tom Jenkins. This source provides that, according to the U.S. Census: 27 August 1850, Berlin Township, Erie County, Ohio at p. 457-B, No. 15, Susan Fox is listed as the wife of Anson Fox, is a housewife and is 60 years of age (placing her birth year as 1790) born in New York (see LDS FHL Film 1298915). In the U.S. Census: 2 June 1860, Berlin Township, Erie County, Ohio at p. 163-B, No. 14, Susan Fox is listed as the wife of Anson Fox, is a housewife and is 70 years of age (again, meaning a birth year of 1790) and was born in New York (see LDS FHL Film 0803958). According to cemetery records for Peake Cemetery, Berlin Township, Erie County, Ohio (see LDS FHL Film 1522997), the cemetery records for Anson and Susan Fox provide the following: "Anson Fox: x - d.10 Nov 1874; Susan Fox: x - d. 1864 wife of Anson and daughter of Rev. soldier Hieronymus Mingus." Question: Are Aaron Fox and Anson Fox the same individual?
13b. viii. JAMES JERONOMUS MINGUS, b. November 26, 1797, Montgomery, Orange County, New York; d. either 1833 or 1839 in Berlin Township, Erie County, Ohio; m. PHEBE DARLEY (also sp. DALEY), January 28, 1818, Eldridge, Huron County, Ohio.
13c. ix. BENJAMIN MILLSPAUGH MINGUS, b. October 26, 1799, Montgomery, Orange County, New York; d. December 1, 1834, Berlin Heights, Erie, Ohio; m. MARY POTTER, January 08, 1827, Huron County, Ohio; b. May 15, 1810; d. December 11, 1835, Berlin Heights, Erie, Ohio.
10b. ANNA MARGARET10 MINGUS (CHRISTIAN9 MENGES/MINGUS, JOHANNIS8 MENGES, LEONHARD7, WILHELM6, HANS5, MATTHIAS4, JOST3, CLAUS2, HANS1) was born about 1749 in New York and died August 15, 1834 in Spafford, New York. She is buried with her husband at Thorn Hill Cemetery, Marcellus, Onondaga County, New York. She married February 2, 1776 (or February 27, 1776 based on conflicting information) in the German Reformed Church at Montgomery, Ulster/Orange County, New York to JEREMIAH FITZGERALD. He was born about 1751 in Brick Church, Shanwanguck, Orange County, New York or possibly Ireland and died September 25, 1816 in Spafford, New York. Reference: Eleanor Marvin.
Reference: Ralph Weller (from e-mail message) for the following information:
"Jeremiah Fitzgerald md. Anna Menges 2 Feb 1776 in the (German) Reformed
Church at Montgomery, Ulster/Orange Co NY.
They had 5 childen bpt Montgomery NY Reformed Church:
Elizabeth bpt.11 Aug 1776 b.14 July 1776 (sic)
William bpt 28 Nov 1778
Susanna bpt 3 June 1781
David bpt 15 Feb 1784
Jeremiah b. 4 July 1789
Jeremiah Fitzgerald and wife Anna are buried in Thorn Hill Cem. in Marcellus, Onondaga Co NY. [first found this in Rev. Soldiers bur in Onondaga Co NY-now on web under county] In memory of Jeremiah Fitzgerald died 25 Sept 1816 Aged 65 yrs.  Mrs. Anna wife of Jeremiah Fitzgerald died 15 Aug 1834 Age 85 . There is a will in Onondaga Co. made 20 Aug 1810 and probated 1817 that mentions wife Anna; sons William, David, John and Jeremiah. daugs. Elizabeth, wife of Warren Kneeland and Susanna grandchildren Jane & James Kneeland. A Jeremiah Fitzgerald and a Jeremiah Fitzgerald Jun'r signed the Articles of Association in 1775 from Hanover (later Montgomery) Ulster Co NY. At least one Jeremiah Fitzgerald was in Revolution and was a military prisoner in New Windsor October 13,1777. [confined with others for plundering leather from house of Theopolius Carvin -"Public Papers of George Clinton -Vol. II p.429]."
But see records of Curtis LeRoy providing for a marriage date of February 27, 1776.
Children of ANNA MINGUS and JEREMIAH FITZGERALD are:
i. ELIZABETH FITZGERALD, b. July 14, 1776; bapt. August 11, 1776, German Reformed Church at Montgomery, Ulster/Orange County, New York; m. WARREN KNEELAND. But see also records of Curtis LeRoy providing that Elizabeth was born to another family and married a Fitzgerald; however, information compiled by Ralph Weller based on data from the German Reformed Church at Montgomery provides that Elizabeth was a product of the marriage of ANNA MINGUS and JEREMIAH FITZGERALD and that she married WARREN KNEELAND.
ii. WILLIAM FITZGERALD, bapt. November 28, 1778, German Reformed Church at Montgomery, Ulster/Orange County, New York. Reference: Curtis LeRoy.
iii. SUSANNA FITZGERALD, bapt. June 3, 1781, German Reformed Church at Montgomery, Ulster/Orange County, New York. Information obtained from Curtis LeRoy provides that Susanna was born July 12, 1781. Reference: Curtis LeRoy.
iv. DAVID FITZGERALD, bapt. February 15, 1784, German Reformed Church at Montgomery, Ulster/Orange County, New York; m. PHEBE [LAST NAME UNKNOWN]. Information obtained from Curtis LeRoy provides that David was born February 12, 1783 and that he married a woman named Phebe. Reference: Curtis LeRoy.
v. JOHN FITZGERALD, b. about April 1786, Wallkill?, New York; d. June 25, 1859, Spring Arbor, Michigan; m. ABIGAIL BURROUGHS before August 20, 1810. Reference: Curtis LeRoy and Ralph Weller.
vi. JEREMIAH FITZGERALD, b. July 4, 1789, Shanwanguck, Orange County, New York; bapt. July 4, 1789, German Reformed Church at Montgomery, Ulster/Orange County, New York; d. May 20, 1870, Springport, Michigan; m. December 1, 1812, SYLVIA STRICKLAND; d. February 7, 1861, Springport, Michigan. Reference: Curtis LeRoy.
11. MOSES10 MINGUS (CHRISTIAN9 MENGES/MINGUS, JOHANNIS8 MENGES, LEONHARD7, WILHELM6, HANS5, MATTHIAS4, JOST3, CLAUS2, HANS1) was born November 1759 in Montgomery, Orange County, New York, and died Unknown. He married ELIZABETH INGLISHE June 14, 1781 in Orange County, New York. She was born about. 1761 in New York, and died after 1796.
MOSES MINGUS: Reference James Anderson, James M. Mangus, James L. Powell and LDS files.
Children of MOSES MINGUS and ELIZABETH INGLISHE are:
15. ii. CALVIN M. MINGUS, b. June 22, 1789, Zanesville, Ohio (however, Zanesville was not incorporated as a town until 1799--some records indicate that Calvin was born in Montgomery, Orange County, New York); died December 13, 1813. There has been some speculation that Calvin Mingus and John Mingus are the same person (referred to as John Calvin Mingus). However, according to Mingus researcher James L. Powell, Calvin Mingus is listed as having died on December 13, 1813. His widow, Elizabeth Lewis, then married his brother, Luther Mingus (see #16 listed directly below) in August of 1814. Since John Mingus, according to hard copy documentation (see below under John Mingus #17a) died on October 28, 1814, it is unlikely that his "widow," Elizabeth [Lewis] Mingus would have married his brother, Luther Mingus, in August 1814 as it would have been prior to his death.
17a. v. JOHN MINGUS, b. bet. 1782-1796; d. October 28, 1814, Buffalo, New York while serving in the War of 1812. Reference: Jim Anderson (provided by e-mail on 5-14-1999) providing the following:
"The State of Ohio
Morgan County SS
On this 17th day of January in the year 1853, Mary Mingus came personally before me a Justice of the Peace within and for said County who being duly sworn according to law desposes and saith that that (sic.) Luther Mingus in apliant for Bounty land in right of John Mingus deceased who was a private in Captain H. Hickman's Company of the twelfth regiment of Infantry United States Army, war of 1812 and who died in the service at Buffalo, New York, on or about the 28th day of October in the year 1814. Dep*** said that she is the sister-in-law of the said applicant that affiant is the widow of Gideon, a Brother of applicant and also of the said John Mingus in whose right said land is saught to be obtained, affiant further avers that she is acquainted with the said applicant forty years that she knew the said John Mingus applicant's Brother before he went into the Army, that said Luther Mingus was always recognized regarded and hath by their parents to be their lawful child and son of the same parents of said John Mingus, that the said Luther Mingus hath no Brother living and no sister living to the best of affiant's knowledge, that both the Parents of said Luther are dead and that the said Luther is to the best of affiant's knowledge and belief the only surviving heir of John Mingus aforesaid.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 17th day of January A.D. 1853 James A. Adair, Justice of the Peace"
There is a similar document signed by Hannah Mingus, widow of William Mingus. Signed 13th day of January 1853. It has the same death date for John Mingus.