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The Australian Branch!

The Australian Branch!

Tekima (View posts)
Posted: 1158822589000
Classification: Query
I was aimless browsing the internet for a tad bit of fun when I discovered this site! I was stoked (which means delighted for all you non-australians!) :) And I wanted to know if any of you were my relatives?
My name is Tekima Wiland I am 17 years old and I live in Australia, my grandfather (Ryszard Wiland) originated from poland and was taken from his home in the second world war.
I am unsure if the spelling has remained the same but I was hoping if someone could tell me if I have a greater family out there?
Thank you for your time.

Re: The Australian Branch!

Posted: 1346677970000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wiland
My name is Michael Wiland. I live in the united states. as i understand my ancestors (william wiland and michael wiland) were brought to the united states by the British during the american revolutionary war (late 1700s) as Prussian/Hessian mercenaries to fight against the united states.

Re: The Australian Branch!

Posted: 1346807417000
Classification: Query
Where did you learn info about the 2 Wilands being brought to U.S. as mercenaries? I'm a Wiland descendant.

Re: The Australian Branch!

Posted: 1346844147000
Classification: Query
Surnames: wiland
i had learned it from my fathers brother. as he has done more reacherch on the topic than i have. i took the info that they were came to the us in the 1780s or 1790s and ran into a us revolutionary war historian who told me that the only prussians
that would have come to the us at that time would have been brought here by the british to fight against the US but were captured in the battle of yorktown (all prussian/hessian mercs that were used by the british were killed in all other battles except this one). they were then offered land here in the us in exchange for their service to the us military. i am also a direct male line decendant of those ancestors. i will ask my uncle where he had gotten the info that he gave to me.
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