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Special Collections - 

Johannes Schwalm Historical Association Collection






Submitted by Barry Wetherington




Hi ALL, (Looking for a Hessian ancestor?)

You may not be aware of the Rev War/ Hessian material available for specific surnames. 
Special Collections - Johannes Schwalm Historical Association Collection
including, inter alia:
". . . dedicated to the history of the Hessian soldiers who became citizens of the new United States after the American Revolution and their German-American descendents. Available to interested researchers are mostly secondary materials such as journals, monographs, family histories, articles, dissertations and manuscripts documenting German-American families, history and culture. "
NOTE: Advice for Inquirers Searching for Hessian Ancestors.

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Looking for a Hessian ancestor?
If you seek information about a Hessian or any German Auxiliary soldier who fought for England in the Revolutionary War and remained in North America, you have found a website that could prove helpful to you. We hope this page of information may be of some assistance and guidance to you in your quest. . . . .


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