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Johann Christoph WAG(GO)NER

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Re: Johann Christoph WAG(GO)NER

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I have excerpted Prechtel:

Excerpts from “A Hessian Officer’s Diary of the American Revolution” by Johann Ernst Prechtel


Pp 88-89 [1781]
22 October - The following officers of Colonel von Voit’s Regiment marched into captivity with the regiment. The others went on parole to Long Island, 32 miles from New York.

From Colonel von Voit’s Regiment [Note: p. 228 Prechtel states the officers 1-12 were “chosen by lot”]
1) Captain von Ellrodt
2) Captain von Stain
3) Captain von Koenitz
4) 1st Lieutenant von Marschall
5) 1st Lieutenant von Trechsel
6) 2nd Lieutenant Prechtel
7) 2nd Lieutenant Drexel
8) 2nd Lieutenant Baumann
9) 2nd Lieutenant von Fabrice
10) 2nd Lieutenant Halbmeier
11) Artillery Lieutenant Hofmann
12) Regimental Surgeon Rapp
13) Chaplain Wagner





Page 232 [November 1781]
The 18th – At Winchester
First Lieutenant von Reitzenstein and Chaplain Wagner, both of the von Voit Regiment, arrived here with convalescent captives this evening.





Pp 256-257
July 1783
The 18th – In quarters at Little Plain
Chaplain [Johann Christoph] Wagner (12), of the von Voit Regiment, received his requested release and wants to go to Nova Scotia with those favoring England.





Page 300
12.) Initially Wagner had remained behind at Frederick where he had been promised work and planned to marry. He traveled to Nova Scotia with Molitor’s group in 1783 with four children, but no wife, and received 400 acres of land in Annapolis County. Wagner returned to Germany after a dispute over who would be the local preacher. Staedtler, Dis Ansbach Bayreuther Truppen, p. 71


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