My great, great, great, great, grandfather was John Henry Flieger, Sr., AKA Johann Heinrick DeVlieger. Born about 1754 in Hessen Capel (now Germany); died March 9, 1819 at age 65; married Mary Arrowsmith Faulkner Sept 30, 1792 at St. Pauls Anglican Halifax, Nova Scotia by Rev. Stanser. JHF held a commission in H.M. Army during American War and at it's conclusion settled in Halifax, N.S. Their children were Thomas, 1794; John Henry, 1796; Frances, 1796; Augustin AKA Augustus, AKA Augustus W., 1798; William Augustin, 1802 (died in Florida at age 31, October 24, 1834); Wentworth Archer, 1804; Cairne (AKA Carns) Rebecca, 1807. I'm not aware of exactly what the South Carolina Regiment is. I always thought my JHF was a Hessian Officer based on the above reference from his newpaper obituary. My great aunt, who was the family historian, left out certain details if she didn't think they were nice. Certainly, being a Hessian Officer or a loyalist was not considered nice. When she was young and Cairne Rebecca was old, they stayed in touch by mail. I have verified most of her information in the provincial archieves in Halifax. Please let me know what you can add to the Flieger story, especially the SC Regiment and details concerning William. You may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Many thanks in advance.