The name appears as Ludwick Fridley/Freidly/Friedly
File #S 22248
His application for pension for Revolutionary War service was made 29
January 1833. He was living at Logan Township which was a part of
Centre County at that time. His age was 74 years.
Ludwick states that he entered the service in the year 1775 as a
substitute (he thinks sometime in the month of August). He was
substitute service for a man named Wallick. His captain was Henry
Weaver of New Holland and First Lt. George Fisher both of Lancaster Co.
He marched to Philadelphia and while at the Barrack a large company was
enlisted out of his regiment into the Flying Camp. After that they were
sent home on a conditional furlough and were not called out again.
Ludwick was then drafted into the Militia of Cocalico Twp., Lancaster
Co. in the year 1777. He served under Col. Hoover and Captain
Gingrich. This unit first was in charge of guarding the British
prisoners. He was then discharged.
In 1778 Ludwick was again drafted and served with Captain Isaac Adams.
He again marched to Paoli, Yellow Springs, Valley Forge, Farmersville,
White Marsh Church, Chestnut Hill. There was a skirmish with the
British there and Captain Witey was killed along with several other
officers and privates. They retreated through Flour Town to a former
encampment. Again he was discharged shortly after this.
Lastly, in the year 1779 he was mustered in Lancaster under the command
of Col. Hoover. They were ordered to Lebanon to guard prisoners and
took them to Phidalephia where they guarded them.
Ludwick was born in the yer 1758 in Cocalico Township, Lancaster Co.,
PA. In addition to Lancaster Co., he has lived in Cumberland Co. before
moving to Logan Twp.
The pension file includes a hand written letter from the Frederick
Fridley regarding his father's service application. Frederick lists his
post office as Sugar Valley.
Ludwick was granted a pension of $23.33 per annum.
Donated by Barb Seyler