During the War of 1812, Jacob Rymal served as a private and sergeant in the 5th Lincoln and 2nd York Militias. A Lieutenant Jacob Rymal also served in the 5th Lincoln. At some time, possibly in 1812, Jacob also served in a rifle company with the 1st York Militia.
Jacob later claimed to have been at the Capture of Fort Detroit in August, 1812. His name did not appear in the company muster of 5th Lincoln and 2nd York Militia men who were known to have been there. Which militia was he serving with at Detroit?
Privates Jacob and William Rymell escorted stores to Teford from February 10 to 18, 1813 while serving in Major Richard Hatt’s Detachment. 
Payroll records suggested that there was more than one William Rymal serving in the 5th Lincoln Militia. William may possibly have been Jacob’s father.
Private Jacob Rymal served from May 25 to May 31, 1813 in Captain Isreal Dawdy’s Detachment. 
He served as Joseph and Jacob, on each of two copies of a payroll, from July 23 to 25, 1813 in the same company. Sergeant William Rymal served with him. 
Sgt. Jacob Rymal was stationed at Burlington Heights from September 17 to October 12, 1813 with Captain Charles Depew’s Company. 
He served from October 25 to November 6 and November 9 to 14, 1813 in the same company. 
A Sgt. Jacob Rymall served in the 2nd York from December 15 to 21, 1813 in Ensign Henry Beasley’s Detachment. 
The 5th Lincoln and 2nd York Militias were at times stationed at Burlington Heights together and it was common to find men transferred back and forth between these two militias.
In 1814, he served again in the 5th Lincoln. Private Jacob Rymell served from June 20 to July 24, 1814 in Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Bradt’s Detachment. 
The Battle of Lundy’s Lane was fought on July 25th and this detachment was present at that battle. However, there is no surviving payroll and therefore it cannot be confirmed that Jacob took part in that battle.
Private Jacob Rymel served from October 13 to 30, 1814 in Captain Daniel Young’s Company. 
The 1816 Barton Twp. Assessment recorded Jacob Rymel as head of a family of six people.
He had a farm on Lot 20, Con. 6, Barton Twp. 
On February 24, 1824, Jacob Rymal, of Barton Twp. and a former sergeant in Capt. Robinson’s Rifle Co. of the 1st York, received a militia land grant of 200 acres on the east half of Lots 12 and 13, Con. 13, Garrafraxa Twp. 
The 1st York Militia mustered from the Town of York. Possibly Jacob was living there prior to his service with the 5th Lincoln Militia. A record of this service may be found in the 1st York payroll documents.
On April, 27, 1824, Jacob Rymal made a land petition as a yeoman of Barton Twp. He was a native of the township, nearly 33 years old, had a wife and four children, had been at the capture of Detroit, and had served as a sergeant in a Rifle Company during the late war. He had received 200 acres for his service and requested an additional 200 acres as a settler. Capt. Charles Depew certified that Jacob had served as a sergeant in his company in the 5th Lincoln during the war. Thomas Ridout certified that Jacob had served in P. Robinson’s Rifle Company, 1st York, in Garrafraxa on February 24, 1824. The petition was recommended for 100 acres. 
In 1850, Jacob Rymal and his wife Christine Horning purchased part of Lot 42, Con. 3, Ancaster Twp. 
Christine was the daughter of Abraham Horning.
Jacob was buried in St. Peter’s (Barton Union) Cemetery, Hamilton.
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