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Subject: [SUNBURY] Henry SUNBURY & his wife Betsey BUCKLEY
Date: 9 Jan 2003 19:39:17 -0700
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This reply to Sylvia's posting has a two-fold purpose -
having told you in an earlier posting last year about
the Brunswick soldier Heinrich SONNENBERG, who
probably is the ancestor of many SUNBURY's, I have to
tell you that there were two Brunswick soldiers by the
same name acc. to Brunswick military files:
1.) Heinrich SONNENBERG, born in Wolfenbuettel,
age 26 (1752/53), deserted from a prisoner of war camp
in 1781, probably in Virginia,
2.) Heinrich SONNENBERG, born in Semmenstedt,
appr. 15 km SE of Wolfenbuettel, age 41/04 (1737/38),
discharged on account of disability, or in military files it
says 'transferred to civil service'. Where and when is not
There is quite a difference in age to be able to distinguish
between the two soldiers.
The other reason for this posting is to explain that the
German name Sonnenberg has been ytanslated by
descendants to SUNBURY, and that there is a Rootsweb
Message Board named SONNENBERG which could be
used to reach for German relations.
Trusting that this will be helpful to descendants.
John H. Merz, researching Hessian soldiers of the AmRev.