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  • ID: I69140
  • Name: Johannes BOLAND
  • Given Name: Johannes
  • Surname: Boland
  • Suffix: Jr
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: EA15EAB807B3D6118CCE444553540000CC34
  • Change Date: 16 SEP 2005
  • Note: HISTORY OF THE LAND OF HESSEN Since the selling of German Troops was big business at the time of the American Revolutionary War I think it only fitting that some history of this practice be entered here. There were two Hessen Provinces of Germany. There was Hessen Darneshadt ruled by Ludroig IX about 1770 as the Landgrave of that Province. During his reign there are many good things to tell about these times. There were no hangings or torture, with only three deaths and these were for thieves. There were only six thousand soldiers. Ludroig IX was against selling soldiers to America or other countries, and called it "Selling men for blood money",This was in contrast to his Kasselen cousin. The years after the Seven Years Wars were the most exciting at the Hessian Court, though the country was still in turmoil. It was a very cultural life. The only dark point was the contract which Landgrave Friedrich II signed in England on January 15, 1776. The contract to give Great Britain Hessian Troop of 12,000 men (4 Battalions of Grenadiers, 15 Battalions of Infantry, 2 Companies of "Jager", and a General Comando, (which made maps for the near districts) This action was a very important beginning in the American History. The yearly price for the troops was 45,000 Knonen. General von Schlieffen was very proud of the contract and sent the troops for England to America, where Germans were fighting under three different flags. In the fights at Yorktown there were the Germans under the German Generals von Steuben and Muhlenberg. Germans dressed as Frenchmen in the Regiment Zweibricken under General Rochambeau, and Germans "The Hessians" with the British. This selling of troops in the 18th century was condemned by famous men in Germany Klopstock, Flerder, Kaut, Fredrick the Great through a leaflet Minabeaus in 1776 and in Schiller's drama, "Kabale and Liebe," As a military project the Americam Revolution was very important for the Hessian Army. They learned different ways of war strategy. The money from the troops was invested in Frankfurt by bankers; Flarnier & Ruppel and later by Meyer Amsel Rothschild. It helped to build up the Rothschild's business in Frankfurt and London. Landgrave William IX became one of the richest rulers of his time.
  • Birth: 1706
  • _SDATE: 1 JUL 1706 in Hessen-Kassel, Germany
  • Death: ABT 1757
  • _SDATE: 1 JUL 1757 in Hessen-Kassel, Germany
  • Burial: ABT 1757
  • _SDATE: 1 JUL 1757 Hessen-Kassel, Germany

    Father: Johannes BOLAND b: ABT 1684 in Hessen-Kassel, Germany
    Mother: unknown b: ABT 1862 in Germany

    Marriage 1 Anna Elisabeth NAUMANN b: ABT 1713 in Hessen-Kassel, Germany
    • Married: 4 OCT 1736 in Hessen-Kassel, Germany
    1. Has Children Johann Heinrich BOLAND b: 2 JUN 1755 in Hania, Hessen-Kassel, Germany
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