Proquest has just made Revolutionary Pension claims available online, and I have found two records concerning my ancestors.
Here is a belated Veterans Day salute to the known family vets:
Cpt. George Waterhouse
Sgt. Sherburne Sanborn
War of 1812
Pvt. Dowrst Rand
Pvt. George R. Dow (8th New Hampshire)
Pvt. Johan Bernhard Jansen (44th Missouri-Provisional Enrolled Militia)
Pvt. Heinrich Schneider (17th Texas)
World War I
Pvt. Joseph E. Zihlman
Pvt. Fred P. Rogers (3rd Cavalry)
World War II
Pvt. Ben Schneider (506th Infantry)
PO2 Red Zihlman (USS Cassieopeia)
and my father, William Eli Rogers who joined the Navy out of High School and served on the Sub Tenders USS Bushnell, and USS Holland. After his discharge he enlisted in the Air Force in the late 60's and became a helicopter mechanic. The military lineage ends rather pathetically with my one semester in Jr. ROTC.