Name: John (Jan) Kittle
Birth: 16 MAR 1729 in Hurley, Ulster, NY
Christening: 16 MAR 1729 Hurley, Ulster, NY
Death: 1781 in Wawarsink, Ulster, NY
Event: Articles Association
Military Service 6 JUL 1775 Rochester, Ulster, NY
Change Date: 20 MAR 2011 at 16:57:54
Source: Legends of the Shawangunk, Philip H. Smith.
The enemy made their next attack at the stone house of John Kettle, in the defense of which the noble conduct of Captain Gerard Hardenburgh is deserving of particular notice. At the time of the alarm Capt. Hardenburgh was at the house of a relative one mile east of Kettle's with six of his men. Notwithstanding the risk, he determined to go to the relief of his countrymen. When he came in sight of Kettle's he saw a number of Indians in advance in the road......He turned aside into the woods with his band of heroes, so that their number could not be observed by the enemy, took off his hat, shouted with all his might, and advanced towards Kettle's house.....Hardenburgh found the house occupied by three soldiers and a son of John Kettle. The Indians made repeated assaults in force on this fortress, but were as often driven back with loss. Thirteen of their number were left dead on the field. John Kettle was at Kerhonkson at the time of the attack. Jacobus Bruyn had removed with his family over the Shawangunk mountain through fear of the Indians, and Kettle had gone up to Bruyn's premises to see that all was well. He started to go to the fort at Pine Bush, but was met in the road by an advance-guard of the savages, and shot. His was not the only scalp the Indians secured in this expedition.
Rev War Pension of Simeon Krom attested by Valentine Davis 15 Jun 1833 that he was "acquainted with him [Simeon Krom] in the time of the Revolutionary War; and has also been acquainted with him since that in the year 1781.....that in the summer of said year on the 21st August the Indians made an attack on the neighborhood of Wawarsink and burnt the same.....then marched with all speed to the place of attack--when we came to the house of one Kittle, about a mile from where we were stationed, we observed about 350 Indians coming forward in the road, we four took shelter in the house of Kittle where some of the neighbors had fled for safety--this house was slightly fortified--here the Indians made an attack and eleven men here kept ?? of said house and defended the same against the attack of the said body of Indian--a number of them killed and obliged to withdraw."
Father: Rutsert Kittle b: 4 JUL 1697 in Marbletown, Ulster, NY
Mother: Rachel Van Etten b: in Knightsfield, Ulster, NY
Sara Kortright b: 29 SEP 1734 c: 29 SEP 1734
- Maria Kittle b: 17 JAN 1756 in Rochester, Ulster, NY
- Rachel Kittle b: 30 OCT 1757 in Rochester, Ulster, NY
- Hendrick Kittle b: 7 MAY 1757 in Wawarsing, Ulster, NY
- Jeneke Kittle b: 24 OCT 1761 in Rochester, Ulster, NY
- Ariaantje Kittle b: 1 APR 1763 in Wawarsing, Ulster, NY
- Sarah Kittle b: 10 SEP 1765 in Wawarsing, Ulster, NY
- Catherina Kittle b: 4 DEC 1768 in Wawarsing, Ulster, NY
- Matheus Kittle b: 6 JAN 1771 in Wawarsing, Ulster, NY
- Abram Kittle b: 10 SEP 1773 in Wawarsing, Ulster, NY
- Elizabeth Kittle b: 13 OCT 1776 in Wawarsing, Ulster, NY
- Hannah Kittle b: 19 DEC 1778 in Wawarsing, Ulster, NY