Name: David Laurence (Lorenz) SPIELMANN
Given Name: David Laurence (Lorenz)
Birth: 1753/1754 in Helmarshausen, Germany
Death: 3 Sep 1832 in Cumberland, Allegany Co., MD
David Lorentz Spielmann came to the Colonies during the Revolutionary War as a Hessian soldie r, a mercinary for the British. He was captured at Yorktown and imprisoned at Fredericktown , MD. David, along with about 474 other prisoners, were promised bounty land if he switched s ides to fight with the Colonists, which he did. He was given 50 acres in Allegany Co., MD.
Change Date: 18 Feb 2016 at 09:23:07
Served in K-8 Kassel Musketier Regt. von Truembach/von Bose.
Auerbach & Froehlich
Hetrina II = 6 Hessen-Kassel Regiments
Nancy Rice Kiddoo
Prisoners of War in Frederick County, Maryland.
Journal of the Pennsylvania German Society,Birds-
Added note: David Lorentz Spielmann, was listed among the members of the Von Bose regiment wh ich fought for the British during the Revolutionary War and was among the troops that Cornwal lis surrendered on October 19, 1781 after the defeat at Yorktown. Upon their capture, member s of the Hessian units were sent to Frederick, Maryland, reaching there on 10 November 1781 . In May 1783, the Von Bose regiment returned to New York, however some remained in the Fred erick Co. area and married local girls. In fact, David Lorentz Spielmann was married in Fred erick to Elisabeth Kirchbaum on 26 Oct 1784. According to the information, David Lorenz Spie lmann was born 1753/4. He apparently entered the "military" from Helmarshausen, Germany as h e is listed as being from the Hofgeismar Kaserne in Helmarshausen.
[LDS films for HETRINA, Vol., 2, lists 10356 Spielmann David Lorenz 1753/54 Helmarshausen D35 25+ KR BOS3 04 3,1781 8826/10; 10357 Spielmann David Lorenz 1753/54 Helmarshausen D3525+ GE B OS3 06 3,1781 8826/10; 10367 Spillmann Lorenz 1753/54 Helmarshausen D3525+ GE BOS3 20 0,177 5 SR484. One entry says he died from wounds in March 1781, about the time the VonBose Regimen t participated in the battle of Guilford Court Couse. However, it appers he survived to surre nder at Yorktown and imprisoned in Frederick, MD, as his full identical name appears there i n his 1784 marriage to Elizabeth Krichbaum.]
David Lorenz Spielmann married Elisabeth Krichbaum in Oct 1784 in Frederick, MD. They moved t o the Cumberland, Allegany Co, MD sometime in the mid-1790s. They had 9 children. David Loren z Spielmann appears to have been a member of the von Bose Regiment from Hesse who fought on t he British side during the Rev War and was surrendered at Yorktown by Cornwallis. The regimen t was sent to Frederick, Maryland where they were held as prisoners of war until the Treaty o f Paris ended the Rev War in 1783.
In 1790 Laurance Spealman lived in Frederick Co., MD (page 72) (11200) with 1 son and 1 daugh ter. In 1800 David Speelman lived in Buckeye District No. 1, Frederick Co., MD (page 141) (00 101-11110) with 1 son and 3 daughters. In 1810 he was the Lauc. Spealman who lived in 5th Dis trict, Allegany Co., MD (page 38) (23101-00000). In 1820 Laurence Spealman District 6, Allega ny Co. with his wife, 5 sons, and 1 daughter. In 1830 David Speelman lived in Alleghany Co. w ith his wife, 1 son, and 2 daughters.
"Cumberland Civilian," page 3, September 11, 1832, published in Cumberland (Allegany), Maryla nd. Maryland State Archives microfilm #10095-02: "Died, -- Near this town on Monday mornin g the 3rd inst. at an advanced age,
Mr. Lawrence Speelman, long a resident of this county."
Father: Sylvester SPIELMANN b: 14 Aug 1708 in Helmarshausen, Kassel, Hessen, Germany
Mother: Marie Elizabeth BALZER b: 1711 in Zierenberg, Kassel, Hessen, Germany
Elisabeth KRICHBAUM b: 13 Nov 1764 in Frederick, Allegany Co., MD
26 Oct 1784
in Evangelical Lutheran Church, Frederick Co., MD
- Note: The Lutheran marriage record read: "David Lorentz Spielmann and Elizabeth Krichbaum, Procl[ai med] 3 times. Witnessnes: Conrad Krichbaum, Jacob Remsperger and Jaco Balsel."
- Johann Jacob SPIELMANN b: 13 Jan 1786 in Fredrick, Fredrick Co., MD c: 4 Jun 1786 in Fredrick, Fredrick Co., MD
- Elizabetha SPIELMANN b: 20 May 1788 in Fredrick, Fredrick Co., MD
- J. Peter SPIELMANN b: 6 Jul 1791 in Fredrick, Fredrick Co., MD
- Michael SPIELMANN b: 1793 in Fredrick, Fredrick Co., MD
- Phillip SPIELMANN b: 1795 in MD
- David SPEELMAN b: 1796 in MD
- Conrad SPIELMANN b: 1805 in MD
- William SPEELMAN b: 1807 in Cumberland, Allegany Co., MD
- Ann Sophia SPIELMANN b: 1810 in Cumberland, Allegany Co., MD