On 1 March, 1777, Heinrich Bartholomey and Adolph Criselius enlisted with the Americans in the Corps of Count Nicholas von Ottendorff, with possibly 2 or 3 other soldiers from the Jaeger Korps. They were Heinrich Lueders, Matthias Guentzel, and Heinrich (or Konrad) Baetz. In 1778, Heinrich Bartholomey, was living in Upper Mt. Bethel Twp., Northampton Co., PA, where he remained until his death in 1822. He was born in Friedewald, Hesse, Germany on 22 July 1750. Would like to hear from anyone who might have additional information on any of the soldiers listed.
One of these names is Friedrich Bernges son of Johann Bernges and Anna Hedwig born on 4 February 1756 in Bleichenbach, Hesse, Germany. He was in the Bourgoyne Regiment, fifth unit, as a musketeer. He was captured, traded to the British and recaptured. After the last time he joined the Rhode Island Regiment as a private. After the war he settled in upper New York along Lake George.
The other soldier was named Anton John Watteremann.
Now both of these individuals are credited with marrying Hannah Newland.
Any additional information would be appreciated. It is frustrating trying to get a hard link.
Thanks, Clark Cox
He lived in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, then Mason County Kentucky and Highland County Ohio. That's all I know about him. Wish I knew more.
Thanks, Donna in Virginia
The v.Bose Regt. took part in Guilford Courthouse , Green Spring and Yorktown. The Battle of Guilford Courthouse took place on 15 March 1781, which indicates Johannes Bode may have been there. He may have disappeared somwhere between Guilford Courthouse and Yorktown. Help!! PLEASE !!
Antoine Edward Beaubien was born 9 Mar 1806 at St.Jean Bte., Nicolet Co. Quebec. He married Marie Marguerite Braun 12 Jan 1830 st St.Jean Bte. Marguerite Braun is a decendent (daughter) of Phillip Braun a Hessen soldier who stayed & went to Canada.
Until today I had never heard of Hessen or Hessian soldiers and now I am very interested in them. I have no documentation to prove any of this, but I thought I would send it to you because you might know what to do with it. I know a great deal about Margarite's descendents, but I know nothing of her ancestors (or Phillip's). I would appreciate any information you can share -- I will read your website and the links.
Cornee van der Linden
I recently found an autobiography written by his great granddaughter Mary Harriet Burgess Bullard. She says he was a Hessian Soldier brought to America by the British to fight in the Revolutionary War, and that he became sympathetic to the colonist's cause and defected to their side, went into hiding in eastern New York around Port Ann and changed his name to Burgess.
She states that he married under the name of John Waters. Since he used John as a first name in both of the above aliases, his real name may have been Johanne, but other than that, I have no clue as to his real identity. Does anyone have any ideas as to how I can find out?
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