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Conrad Solt

by Mary K. Solt

 

Conrad Solt was born in Lehigh, Northampton Co. PA on September 29, 1755. His parents were Johann (also known as John) Solt and Maria-Catherina Balliet. John and Maria-Catherina were both from two of the earliest pioneer families to settle in PA.

  

In 1784, Conrad married Elizabeth Nagel, daughter of Frederick William Nagel and Anna Maria Engle, both of Northampton Co.,PA.

  

On August 16, 1777, he made his oath of allegiance to the State of Pennsylvania. He was listed as a private and a soldier in Capt. Peter Roth's 4th Co., Lt. Col. Nicholas Kern's 3rd Battalion, Northampton Co. Militia in 1780, 1781, and 1782. From April 14 to May 23 in 1782, he was listed as a Private under Capt. Jacob Clader's Co., 2nd Class, 3rd Battalion of the Northampton Co. Militia. He substituted for John Sterner "on frontiers of said county" 23 days served by Certificates. Clader's Co. was drafted service and considered active duty.

  

In 1782 and 1783, Conrad was a Sgt and a soldier in Capt. John Deter's 7th Co. serving again in Col. Nicholas Kern's 3rd Battalion of the Northampton Co. Militia. He received depreciation pay as a member of the Northampton Co. Militia.

  

Conrad was in good company during the Revolutionary War times. His father, father-in-law and several brothers were all Patriots in the state of Pennsylvania colonists' fight for freedom. In 1775, his father was appointed a Committeeman for the Pennsylvania Continental Congress.

  

Conrad and Elizabeth had 7 children. He died on December 24, 1825 in Mauch Chunk, now known as Jim Thorpe PA. and is buried here before us. Now, 182 years after his death, his descendants finally have returned to honor his patriotism and sacrifice during those early years of our great nation.

  

 

 

Conrad Solt Grave Marking

August 4, 2007

 

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Conrad Solt Grave Marking

Conrad Solt Grave Marking

Conrad Solt's direct descendants at the grave marking ceremony.

Conrad Solt's direct descendants at the grave marking ceremony.
From left to right: Robert Solt IV, Monica Solt, Robert Solt II, and Robert Solt III. Johns Sinks is in the background.

John Sinks making welcoming remarks at the Conrad Sold grave site

John Sinks making welcoming remarks at the Conrad Sold grave site.

Conrad Solt grave marker

Conrad Solt grave marker.
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