Name: Johann George Fesenbecker
Birth: 15 AUG 1757 in Hesse-Cassel, Heidelsheim, Germany
Death: 8 APR 1810 in West of Barton, Allegany Co, Maryland
Christening: 16 AUG 1757 Heidelsheim, Karlsruhe, Baden, Germany
Military Service: Germany?
Burial: Fazenbaker Cemetery, Aaron Run Road, Garrett Co, Maryland
Soldier in Hessian. Vesenbecker, Fazenbaker
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German Soldiers of "OUR" Members
2. Fazenbaker, George was a private in the 6th Company of the "Jager-bataillons" (that is, the hunter battalions).
One of the features of my Hessian ancestry is that the Hessian service of my ancestor George Fazenbaker was affirmatively passed down through family tradition. My grandmother, Bessie Marie (Fazenbaker) Wilt who is now age 99, made certain that all her descendants knew about the Hessian service of our ancestor. But she knows nothing about the details of George's service. (Grandmother also made certain that we knew some other interesting tidbits of family history, such as her "uncle" Godfrey Fazenbaker was long-time owner of the famous Fort Necessity in southwestern Pennsylvania, and another uncle, Indian Marks Fazenbaker, had engaged in combat with the Indians while a member of the military in the American mid-west.)
by Walt Warnick
website link: http://users.erols.com/ashlie/FAZENBAK.HTM
George Fazenbaker and his wife Elizabeth were the ancestors of the numerous Fazenbaker family of America. George was born 8/15/1757 at Heidelsheim in southwest Germany, son of Johann Georg Fessenbecker and Catherine Pleshen.
George was among the "Hessian" soldiers hired by England's King George III to fight against the colonial forces during the American Revolutionary War. The Hessians were deeply resented by the American colonists. In the Declaration of Independence, the fact that the Hessian soldiers were hired and brought to America was cited among the grievances against King George III.
George's last will and testament was dated 10/17/1809. The will listed the children of George and Elizabeth: Jacob Fazenbaker (born about the 1780s), Sarah "Sally" Fazenbaker (born about 1789), John Fazenbaker, Elizabeth Fazenbaker (born about 1793), Godfrey Fazenbaker (born 3/2/1795), Catharine Fazenbaker, George Fazenbaker (born about 1800), ****Conrad Fazenbaker (born 9/9/1802)****, and Marcus Fazenbaker (born 12/25/1805).
It may be concluded that George died in late 1809 or, more probably, early 1810, for his will was proven at Cumberland on 5/12/1810. He was 52 years old at the time of his death.
In the 1970s, Jack Fazenbaker wrote, "I have located the farm that George the Hessian left in his will. It is now owned by Howard C. Michael and was purchased by Mr. Michael's grandfather in 1856 from George Fazenbaker's son Godfrey. Godfrey Fazenbaker had bought the land from his brothers and sisters after Elizabeth died."
Father: Johann Georg Fesenbecker b: in Germany
Mother: Catharina Fleshen b: in Germany
Elizabeth Corbus b: 1760 in Germany
in near Firm Rock, or in Barton Allegany Co, Maryland or Washington Maryland
- Jacob Fazenbaker b: 1788 in Savage Mt., Allegany County, Maryland
- Sarah Fazenbaker b: 1790 in near Firm Rock, Lonaconing, Allegany County, Maryland
- John Fazenbaker b: 1792 in Barton, Allegany Co, Maryland
- Elizabeth Fazenbaker b: 1794 in Savage Mt., Allegany County, Maryland
- Godfrey Fazenbaker b: 2 MAR 1795 in Savage Mt., Allegany County, Maryland
- Catherine Fazenbaker b: 1796
- George Fazenbaker b: 1800 in Lonaconing, Allegany County, Maryland
- Conrad Fazenbaker b: 9 SEP 1802 in Savage Mt., Allegany County, Maryland
- Marcus Fazenbaker b: 25 DEC 1805 in Savage Mt., Allegany County, Maryland