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HEINRICH VOGES

VOGES, Heinrich - My husband's ancestor md. as her 2nd husband, Heinrich Voges (later Anglicized to FOGUS). He was from Brunswick, not Hesse, according to the book by Clifford Neal Smith as seen in the Lancaster Co., PA Historical Society Library. There were two men of this name and one given as Joh. Heinr. Voges listed in Mr. Smith's book, but I think that I've narrowed it down to the one from Langelsheim who "deserted in Virginia".

Heinrich was probably captured either at the Battle of Bennington or the Battle of Saratoga---more probably the latter. If the latter, those prisoners were taken to Boston and then sent down to either Frederick or Albemarle Co., Virginia. Charlottesville in Albemarle Co. was where Heinrich (Henry) was taken. He then deserted and evidently was hired out in Augusta Co., VA where he met and married Elizabeth, dau. of Henry HAWK (also of German ancestry), as her 2nd and last husband. She was the widow of Jacob GRASS, Jr. who had died in Augusta Co. ca. 1785. They were md. there in Oct of 1785.

Dolores C. Rutherford in California
dcr555@softcom.net


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