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Hessian soldiers in the American Revolution

 

 

 

Resource information on the American Revolution

 

 

 

 

 

Original manuscripts of the "Names of the Persons who took the Oath of Allegiance to the State of Pennsylvania 1778 - 1788 with a History of the "Test Laws" of Pennsylvania" (Thompson Westcott / John Campbell)

 

Ancestory.com British & German Deserters, Dischargees & POW's (link to browsable document*)

Ancestory.com British & German Deserters, Dischargees & POW's (link to searchable document*)

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How to research your Hessian

 

Resources used for the Hessians Remaining in 

America Names list Pages 89 - 110 by John Merz

 

Books to read    

 

John Merz's research

 

Special Collections - Johannes Schwalm Historical Association Collection from Barry Wetherington

David Library of the American Revolution

 

Mailing list archives,  SEARCH & BROWSE

 

The Royal Deux Ponts, and other French units, but German soldiers of the American Revolution

 

Websites that may help

 

HETRINA, what it is, where to find it

 

Hessian unit Flags (in German)

http://vial.jean.free.fr/new_npi/revues_npi/9_

1999/npi0999/9_hessk_drap1.htm 

donated by: Edward Anthony (Tony) Arkin

 

Lehrman Institute, http://www.gilderlehrman.org

has listed "muster roll of Hessians" (Brunswick troops) of 1781. You can search this early American history library without membership but must join to see actual document. Many historical letters and photographs.
donated by Ann

The Hessian POWs in Reading Revisited- new important historical items recently discovered regarding the POWs during the Revolutionary War at Reading, PA -on-line article by Henry J. Retzer http://www.berkshistory.org/articles/hessian.html

 

 

General Society of the Sons of the Revolution

http://www.sr1776.org/html/index.html

The Society of Sons of the Revolution has been instituted to perpetuate the memory of the men who, in the military, naval and civil service of the colonies and of the Continental Congress, by their acts or counsel, achieved the Independence of the country, and to the proper celebration of the anniversaries of the birthday of Washington, and of prominent events connected with the War of the Revolution; to collect and secure for preservation the rolls, records and other documents relating to that period; to inspire the members of the Society with the patriotic spirit of their forefathers; and to promote the feeling of friendship among them.

 

Places to write for records

 

Kevan Hansen's Map Guide to German Parish Registers

 

Canadian Geographical Names at  http://GeoNames.NRCan.gc.ca/   use translation for English.

 

Can't find a town/township/county in Ontario Canada? 

Try the Ontario GenWeb they have a locator at http://www.rootsweb.com/~canon/

 

Flintlock & Powderhorn, Vol 23 No 2 Summer 2005 Extracted website addresses

 

C.N.Smith's monographs, should be able to be located at Barnes and Noble Book Stores, sent in by Ron Ferry

 

Georg Christoph,Coester

For the record:
The church records of Rev. G.C. Coester having been mentioned by a subscriber of our Hessians mail list, this is what is known about him and his records and where to locate them.

Contributed by John Merz link to information

 

Listings of American Revolution Reenactment groups

You will be pleased with the information you can find on these sites

 

Directory of Genealogy Libraries in the U.S.
http://www.gwest.org/gen_libs.htm 

 

Military History:

www.historynet.com/magazines/military_history/9587087.html?

featured=y&c=y

 

A very good starting point for genealogical researches in Germany is this: http://www.genealogienetz.de/index_en.html 

A German genealogy website maybe on equal to rootsweb.com

It is in the German language but seems to have transulation pages

http://www.genealogienetz.de/ 

 

Sons of the American Revolution
http://www.sar.org/ 

What is the SAR?
The SAR is a historical, educational, and patriotic non-profit, United States 501(c)3, corporation that seeks to maintain and extend
*the institutions of American freedom
*an appreciation for true patriotism
*a respect for our national symbols
*the value of American citizenship
*the unifying force of e pluribus unum that has created, from the people of many nations, one nation and one people.

 

 

 

Resource information on the Internet

 

 

 

 

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Just went through my 'favorites' to weed out some of the clutter and came across this one which is a must to see for you - John Merz (Genealogylinks.net)

http://www.genealogylinks.net/ 

the Meyers Orts- und Verkehrs-Lexikon des Deutschen Reiches:

Link to information

Transforming a German Place Name into a Research Lead
by Don Litzer

Research Leads of Place Names

For information on German forces who fought on the American side with the French, try this book:

GERMANY: A German Regiment Among the French Auxiliary Troops of the American Revolutionary War: H. A. Rattermann's History (Tolzmann)

While it is widely known that German soldiers from Hesse (Hessians) fought on the British side of the American Revolution, it is less well known that among our French allied forces were a number of German units. For example, more than half of the 300 men recruited in France by Lafayette in 1779 hailed from Alsace-Lorraine and southwestern Germany. According to one authority, it is possible that the German enrollment in the French cause may have equaled the figure of 30,000 ascribed to Germans among the British forces.

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hundreds of genealogical libraries across the USA.  It gives names and addresses but not web links.  But it can be quite helpful.  http://www.gwest.org/gen_libs.htm 
   

 

 

 

 

 

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The Bayreuther Zeitung Newspaper
No. 58, 23 March, 1802.

Ansbach Regiment

Marie Rasnick Fetzer

Bob Brooks

Ansbach - Bayreuth Troops

Jochen Seidel

 

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