10. Conrad Apgar

b. 3 January 1755, confirmed 6 August 1775, d. 2 November 1839 or 1 March 1839.

m. (1) Mary Farley, b. 1753, d. 1790, daughter of Meindurt Farley and Barbara Van Dieren.

m. (2) Charity Sutton, b. 1768, d. 20 February 1845, daughter of John Sutton and Elizabeth Abel.

Children by first marriage:
10.1. John Apgar, b. 1778, m. Mary Pickell
10.2. Charles Apgar, m. Jane Gulick
10.3. Barbara Apgar, b. 1783, m. John Gulick
10.4. Mary E. Apgar, b. 1784, m. Garrett Conover
10.5. Mindert Apgar, b. 1785, m. Eva Flomerfelt
10.6. Sarah Apgar, b. circa 1787, m. Adam Hoffman (3.1.2.)
10.7. Joshua Apgar, b. 1790, m. Jane Bauman

Children by second marriage:
10.8. Hannah Apgar, b. 1793, m. Jacob Apgar, Jr. (6.11.)
10.9. Elizabeth Apgar, b. 1794, m. Jacob Philhower
10.10. Jacob C. Apgar, b. 1797, m. Maria Schureman
10.11. Aaron Apgar, b. 1797, m. Catherine Brunner
10.12. Ann Apgar, b. 1798, m. Henry Hoffman
10.13. Catherine Apgar, b. 1800, m. Jacob F. Apgar (3.7.2.)
10.14. Conrad Apgar, Jr., b. 1804, m. Sarah Hoffman

Conrad is buried in the first Reformed Church Cemetery of Lebanon, NJ The headstone is located next to that of his brother Herbert's first wife, Anne. Probably the space had at first been reserved for Herbert, but then Herbert decided to be buried on his home farm. Whether Mary or Charity were buried beside Conrad is presently unknown. There is plenty of space there for both wives, but the markers, if any, have long since disappeared. In the 1980’s, Wayne W. Apgar asked for and received a military stone from the War Department. He placed it at the foot of Conrad's grave, as a tribute to his ancestor.

Conrad was the next to the youngest son. At the age of twenty, he was already in Alexandria Township, Hunterdon County, NJ. Probably he was attracted to this location because of his older brother, Heinrich.
Near the beginning of the Revolutionary War, Conrad enlisted and served four short tours, at various times, as a wagoner under Captains Carhart and Mettler and under Colonels Beavers and Frelinghuysen. His pension application was dated 14 August 1832. His application was received and pension granted, according to S File 941, recorded in the Pension Department, Washington, D.C. To receive this pension, Conrad had to appear in person in Flemington, the capital town of Hunterdon County, NJ At this time Conrad was seventy-seven years of age and a trip to Flemington and back was quite arduous and expensive for him. Besides, the one who took him to get his pension would lose a day from work, probably have to stay overnight, and pay for room and meals, plus stable for the horse. The pension for a private was small, so there was little left by the time he returned home. However, he continued to collect for several years. Maybe he liked the outings. The last payment was dated 14 September 1837, although he continued to live for another two years. Perhaps he was unable to make the trip to collect the pension by the time he was eighty-three.

As soon as he completed his Revolutionary War service, Conrad returned to Cokesbury, NJ, his native village. There, his brother, Adam, turned over to him the proprietorship of the Cokesbury Tavern or Hotel. This hotel had been built by John Farley previous to 1778. The first tavern license was issued to Adam Apgar in 1779. Adam did not own the building, but soon John Farley sold his building to Conrad Apgar. In 1813 Conrad sold the Tavern back to John Farley in exchange for a farm valued at $2,700.00. This Hotel building is still standing today, being occupied as a private residence. The barroom and the tavern bar are still intact, the same as they were two hundred years ago.

Conrad's first wife was Mary Farley, daughter of Meindurt Farley. The Farley homestead, not far from the tavern, is still occupied today. It is possible that Meindurt kept his son-in-law solvent while his daughter was living. With eight of his fourteen children still at home, Conrad must have considered it better to put his sons to work on a farm, for the hotel would not keep them very busy. This line of thinking possibly resulted in the exchange of the hotel for the farm in Cokesbury.
Several of Conrad's children went West. John, the eldest, went as far as Pennsylvania. Charles, the second son, went only as far as Belvidere to find his wife, then settled in Warren County, NJ. His third son, Minard, went as far West as Ohio. Aaron, twin to Jacob C., and his sisters, Catherine and Hannah, also went to Ohio. The rest of the family seemed to be content to stay in New Jersey.

Records of Mrs. Gladys Apgar Sanders, San Clemente, CA.
Records of Mrs. Annabel McKinney Rowe, Pleasant Plain, OH.
Records of Mrs. George C. Kaye, Mariemont, OH.
Diary in possession of Mrs. Herman McHenry, Goshen, OH.
Records of Mrs. Dorothy Pray Wilson, Wheaton, MD.
Records of Dr. Todd L. McKinney, Lebanon, OH.
Records of Dr. and Mrs. Theodore A. Bodine, Akron, OH.
Records of Mrs. Ruth DeVore, Hillsboro, OH.
Records of Mr. Martin Greely, Lebanon, OH.
"DESCENDANTS OF JOHN APGAR" by Mrs. Marjorie Bretschneider, Oshkosh, WI.