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From: "John Merz" <>
Subject: Re: [Que-Hessians] Caspar KLINSHROTH - Kleinschmidt, Brunswicker.
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 18:24:32 -0400
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Dear Dominique,
I have searched through all military files of the German auxiliary troops,
including the Brunswickers, and there is nowhere a KLINSHROT,
KLINSCHRODT or KLEINSCHRODT listed. In my opinion it would be
easy to misread a signature Kleinschmidt, and btw. there is no spelling
of 'sh' in the German language, it's always 'sch' or it has been anglicized
as 'sh', in other words, he may have anglicized his signature and this is
not his original name anymore. In any event - if I had found the name
KLEINSCHMIDT, as mentioned in the Brunswicker lists and by Virginia,
in some other records, I would not have connected these two names, but
since I cannot find any Kleinschmidt anywhere, I must assume these
two are the same man.
Thanks for your diligent research,

From: "Dominique Ritchot" <>
Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2004 10:04 AM
Subject: [Que-Hessians] Caspar KLINSHROTH - Kleinschmidt, Brusnwicker.

> Hello John,
> I'm a bit puzzled by the name change. Could this be a case of misreading
> some military officer ? Caspar signed his land petition : Klinshroth
> Dominique Ritchot
> > Dear Dominique,
> >
> > In Virginia DeMarce's book we have one Brunswick soldier listed
> > with the name
> >
> > KLEINSCHMIDT, Casp. Fr., born Ober-Reussen, age 41 (1737/38),
> > discharged in Canada in 1783.
> >
> > Underneath in my own copy of her book I find my handwritten note:
> > Clynshrote, Casper, died July 1797 in Sorel (see microfilm C-7031)
> > Since I never found a Kleinschmidt, I am pretty sure this is the same
> > man.
> > John Merz.

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