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Near Schoharie in Schoharie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Capt. George Rechtmyer

 
 
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By Steve Stoessel, February 23, 2019
1. Capt. George Rechtmyer Marker
Inscription.  On this site Dwelt Capt. George Rechtmyer defender of Middle Fort October 17, 1780 in command at Ft. Duboise June 3, 1779
 
Erected 1935 by State Education Department.
 
Location. 42° 37.952′ N, 74° 19.735′ W. Marker is near Schoharie, New York, in Schoharie County. Marker is on New York State Route 30, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Schoharie NY 12157, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hartman's Dorf (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of Middle Fort (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Site of Middle Fort (approx. 1.9 miles away); Schoharie (approx. 2.3 miles away); Schoharie Free Movies (approx. 2.3 miles away); Throop Drug Store (approx. 2.4 miles away); Oldest Building (approx. 2.4 miles away); Site of First School (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schoharie.
 
Regarding Capt. George Rechtmyer. Peter, George, and Christian Rechtmyer came from Germany together about the year 1745 and settled at Hartman’s
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By Steve Stoessel, February 23, 2019
2. Capt. George Rechtmyer Marker
Dorf. Peter later moved away, and George and Christian split the farm between themselves. During the Revolution, the Rechtmyers served mainly as scouts for the Pariots. George received his captain's commission Oct., 1775. He served at the Battle of Saratoga, and the battles in Schoharie Valley. Christian was spy for the Americans at Saratoga. (From a History of Schoharie County by William Roscoe)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
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By Steve Stoessel, February 23, 2019
3. Capt. George Rechtmyer Marker Site
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 24, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 24, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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