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Hessian soldiers of the American Revolution 1776-1783.

Hessian soldiers of the American Revolution 1776-1783.

John Helmut Merz (View posts)
Posted: 6 Jul 2004 4:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: KLEIN, KLINE, KLYN, KLYNE.
To the KLEIN - CLINE - CLYNE family researchers:

There are over 2042 postings on this Board as of this
moment. To my surprise the words Hessian soldiers
are only mentioned once, and that in a very general way
by myself some times back. No one took notice.

This is interesting, because in my book I have listed a
total of nine (9) Hessian soldiers named KLEIN, who
have served in Canada and/or U.S.A. during the American
Revolution, and many of them stayed here to settle and
raise families.

Just for your information I will quote the names as I have
them listed in my book "The Hessians of Quebec", which
is on deposit with many historical and genealogical Societies:

Klein, Adam, Hanau Jaeger, bapt. son 1796 in Montreal.
Klein, Georg, Kassel Regt.RaLL, des. USA 1782.
Klein, Johann Philip, Hanau Artillery, dischargd.1783 Que,
Klein, Johannes, settled in Grimsby, Ont. reel C-1649,
Klein, Johannes, Hanau Free Corps, deserted at N.Y.
Klein, Johannes, Kassel Regt. Seitz, settled Nova Scotia,
Klein, Michael, (Kline), served w. RKKNY, 2.Battl.
Klein, Valentin, Kassel Regt.v.Seitz, settd. 9-Mile Rvr, N.S.
Klein, Wilhelm, Kassel Grenadier, settled Nova Scotia.
Klyn, George, see Klein, Georg.

Of the last one, KLEIN/KLYN, George, we know that he
came to Ontarion with wife, 4 sons and 2 daughters,
into the District of Niagara from Lancaster County, PA.,
and settled in Bertie Ts.

I have no personal interest in the name of Klein, has not
shown up in my or my wife's Ahnentafel.
John Helmut Merz,
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada,
researching Hessian soldiers of the American Revolution.

Re: Hessian soldiers of the American Revolution 1776-1783.

Sharon Cline Swisher (View posts)
Posted: 6 Sep 2004 12:36AM GMT
Classification: Query
Dear Mr. Merz. I am very grateful for your message on the Hessian fighters during the Am. Rev. The story in our family is that two cousins (both named Klein or Kline) fought for Eng-land and after the war stayed and came to the United States. Our ancestors go back to New York and Pennsylvania area so I have to assume that one of them stayed in that area. The other may have gone down into the Kentucy area but we do not know. I spent many years trying to track down the soldiers and finally gave up for awhile. I was just looking through the Cline messages when I saw your much appreciated note. I would be delighted if you have a source for such information or have such information about the brothers. Family tales says they were John and Jacob but it is not very trustworty. I will try to find out more on it at a later date. Thank you for alerting me to the fact that someone has done some research on the Hessians in this country.My part of the family ended up in Boone and DeKalb counties, Illinois.

Re: Hessian soldiers KLEIN of the AmRev 1776-1783.

John Helmut Merz (View posts)
Posted: 6 Sep 2004 1:11AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: KLEIN, CLINE, CLYNE.
Hello Sharon. I am glad you found my message interesting.
Sorry that I did not give any references at the time, but
besides of my books which are available at quiet a few
Genealogical Libraries, but one of the best sources you
will find in the mail list archives of the Rootsweb mailing list
AMREV-HESSIANS-L@rootsweb.com, which you will find
here http://archiver.rootsweb.com/AMREV-HESSIANS-L/
I am sure that you will find not only more information, but
even more important, you may find cousins who are eager
to help.
Wishing you good luck
John Helmut Merz
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Re: Hessian soldiers KLEIN of the AmRev 1776-1783.

Sharon Cline Swisher (View posts)
Posted: 6 Sep 2004 8:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you so much. I see that you live in Hamilton Ontario. I have been searching for years for my grandmother's family David Gallarno, sons George and Charles who lived in the country near Hamilton. Charles married Mary Ann Brown of Hamiton and the family was in Illinois by the time the Civil War came. George inlisted and was killed. I wondered if have ever heard of the family named Galarno or Gallarno around your area. Any information would be appreciated.
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