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Berks County Revolutionary War Militia

1777 Battalions: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
1780 Battalions: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th

1st Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers:

  • Col. Daniel Hunter
  • Col. John Guldin (1779)

5th Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers:

  • Lt. Col. John Cunius
  1777 1780
Township (if known) Company Company
Rockland Township 1st Company:
  • Capt. Matthias Wick
  • Capt. Christopher Folk (1778)
1st Company:
  • Capt. Abraham Keefer
Colebrookdale Township 2nd Company:
  • Capt. Stephen Crumrine
2nd Company:
  • Capt. Henry Knouse
East District 3rd Company:
  • Capt. Sebastian Lentz
3rd Company:
  • Capt. Anthony Shreader
(West) Oley Township 4th Company:
  • Capt. George Focht
4th Company:
  • Capt. Jacob Grisemer (Krismore)
  • Capt. John Stableton (1781)
  • Capt. Christoph Weigel
West District 5th Company:
  • Capt. Jacob Hall
5th Company:
  • Capt. Jacob Hall
  • Capt. John Covrum (1781)
  • Capt. John Colter
Ruscomb Manor 6th Company:
  • Capt. Peter Wanner
6th Company:
  • Capt. Henry Strauch
(East) Oley Township 7th Company:
  • Capt. Daniel Reiff
7th Company:
  • Capt. Daniel Leimbach (Linebach)
Hereford Township 8th Company:
  • Capt. David Strause
8th Company:
  • Capt. David Strause
  • Capt. John Miller
  • Capt. Christian Johnson (May 1781)

2nd Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers:

  • Col. Daniel Udree

1st Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers:

  • Lt. Col. Samuel Ely
  1777 1780
Township (if known) Company Company
Long Swamp and Maxatawny 1st Company:
  • Capt. Charles Crouse
1st Company:
  • Capt. Charles Crouse
Greenwich Township 2nd Company:
  • Capt. Peter Smith
2nd Company (was also briefly called the 3rd Company):
  • Capt. Jacob Ladich
Richmond Township 3rd Company:
  • Capt. Jacob Rothermel (Rodearmel)
3rd Company (was also briefly called the 2nd Company):
  • Capt. Jacob Rothermel (Rodearmel)
Maxatawny Township 4th Company:
  • Capt. George Kemp
4th Company:
  • Capt. Jacob Mouser
Maxatawny Township 5th Company:
  • Capt.Casper Smeck
5th Company:
  • Capt. George Beaver (Bieber)
Richmond Township 6th Company:
  • Capt. Michael Voyge
6th Company:
  • Capt. Jacob Baldy
Maiden Creek Township 7th Company:
  • Capt. Abraham Huy
7th Company:
  • Capt. Leonard Stone (Stein)
Long Swamp Township 8th Company:
  • Capt. Henry Egner
  • Capt. John Egnor (1778)
8th Company:
  • Capt. Valentine Houpt
  • Capt. Jacob Richstein

3rd Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers:

  • Col. Michael Lindemuth

4th Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers:

  • Lt. Col. Michael Lindemuth
  1777 1780
Township (if known) Company Company
Brunswick Township 1st Company:
  • Capt. Jacob Wetstein
2nd Company:
  • Capt. Jacob Wetstein
Brunswick Township 2nd Company:
  • Capt. Conrad Minich
3rd Company:
  • Capt. Christian Balty
Bern Township 3rd Company:
  • Capt. Jacob Shraedel (Shartel)
5th Company:
  • Capt. Francis Umpenhacker (Umbehacker)
Bern Township 4th Company:
  • Capt. Sebastian Emrich
8th Company:
  • Capt. Francis Umpenhacker (Umbehacker)
Bern Township 5th Company:
  • Capt. John Soder
1st Company:
  • Capt. Jacob Ftantz
Windsor (South) 6th Company:
  • Capt. Jacob Schabell
6th Company:
  • Capt. Jacob Schabell
Windsor (North) 7th Company:
  • Capt. Daniel Will
4th Company:
  • Capt. Daniel Will
Albany Township 8th Company:
  • Capt. Ferdinand Ritter
7th Company:
  • Capt. Ferdinand Ritter

4th Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers:

  • Col. Nicholas Lutz

6th Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers:

  • Lt. Col. Joseph Hiester
  1777 1780
Township (if known) Company Company
Reading 1st Company:
  • Capt. Conrad Geist
2nd Company:
  • Capt. Conrad Geist
Reading (Upper) 2nd Company:
  • Capt. John Reuthmyer (Rightmyer)
  • Capt. Christian Crouse
6th Company:
  • Capt. Charles Gobin
Alsace Township 3rd Company:
  • Capt. Daniel DeTurk
4th Company:
  • Capt. Paul Feager
Reading (Middle) 4th Company:
  • Capt. Peter Nagle (Naugle)
4th Company:
  • Capt. Peter Nagle (Naugle)
Cumru Township (Brecknock was also probably attached to one of these companies) 5th Company:
  • Capt. George Reehm (Rheim)
7th Company:
  • Capt. George Reehm (Rhiem, Rheim)
Heidelberg (now Spring? Township) 6th Company:
  • Capt. Conrad Eckert
3rd Company:
  • Capt. Conrad Eckert
Cumru Township (Brecknock was also probably attached to one of these companies) 7th Company:
  • Capt. Sebastian Miller
1st Company:
  • Capt. Sebastian Miller
Cumru Township (Brecknock was also probably attached to one of these companies) 8th Company:
  • Capt. Philip Creek (Krick, Kruck)
8th Company:
  • Capt. John Spohn
  • Capt. Jacob Myer (Moyer)

5th Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers:

  • Col. Jacob Weaver

3rd Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers:

  • Lt. Col. Jonathan Jones
  • Capt. Edward Larkins (1782)
  1777 1780
Township (if known) Company Company
Union Township 1st Company:
  • Capt. Thomas Parry
  • Capt. (James) McMurray
  • Capt. (Joseph) McMurray
  • Capt. George Oxx
6th Company (briefly also designated the 3rd Company):
  • Capt. Charles Crouse
Robeson Township 2nd Company:
  • Capt. William Lewis
  • Capt. John Harris
3rd Company (was also briefly called the 3rd Company):
  • Capt. Adam Beard (Bard)
Exeter Township 3rd Company:
  • Capt. John Bishop
7th Company:
  • Capt. John Ludwig
Exeter Township 4th Company:
  • Capt. Adam Alstatt
  • Capt. Jacob Graul?
  • Capt. George Growk
5th Company:
  • Capt. George Graul
  • Capt. John Schneider (1781)
Amity Township 5th Company:
  • Capt.Jacob Rhoads
  • Capt. Joseph Sands
1st Company:
  • Capt. David Weidner
Douglass Township 6th Company:
  • Capt. George Boocher
  • Capt. Samuel Sands
4th Company:
  • Capt. Michael Stophel (Stophlet)
  • Capt. Samuel Sands (1781)
Robeson (South) Township 7th Company:
  • Capt. Joseph Davis (Davies)
  • Capt. Peter Keim
2nd Company:
  • Capt. Thomas Hamilton
Caernarvon Township 8th Company:
  • Capt. David Morgan
8th Company:
  • Capt. David Morgan
  • Capt. Aron Rettew
  • Capt. John Robeson (Robinson) (1781)
  • Capt. Mathias Kalar (April 1782)

6th Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers:

  • Col. Henry Spycker

2nd Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers:

  • Lt. Col. Henry Spycker
  1777 1780
Township (if known) Company Company
Tulpehocken Township 1st Company:
  • Capt. John Lesher
3rd Company:
  • Capt. John Anspach
Bethel Township 2nd Company:
  • Capt. George Battorff
4th Company:
  • Capt. Michael Wolf
Tulpehocken Township 3rd Company:
  • Capt. Henry Shepler
  • Capt. Jacob Shepler
1st Company:
  • Capt. Henry Shepler
  • Capt. Jon. Reegels? (1781)
  • Capt. John Rigel
Heidelberg Township 4th Company:
  • Capt. Conrad Weiser
  • Capt. Daniel Wombledorf
2nd Company:
  • Capt. Daniel Grove (Daniel Graeff)
Pine Grove Township 5th Company:
  • Capt. Michael Bretz
5th Company:
  • Capt. Jacob Ftantz
Tulpehocken Township 6th Company:
  • Capt. Henry Weaver
  • Capt. John Sheafer
7th Company:
  • Capt. John Sheffer
  • Capt. Conrad Shirman (1781)
Bethel Township 7th Company:
  • Capt. (Jacob Kremer Henry)
  • Capt. John Folmer
8th Company:
  • Capt. John Fulmer (Folmer)
Heidelberg Township 8th Company:
  • Capt. Philip Filbert (Philbert)
6th Company:
  • Capt. Philip Filbert (Philbert)