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The Christhilf Family

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This site is dedicated to providing and exchanging information about the extended Christhilf family. The first on record to arrive in the New World was Georg Christhilf, who came over during the Revolutionary War to fight as a Hessian mercenary. All known Christhilfs today can be traced to him, and none have been found outside the United States. If there is a Christhilf today who does not trace back to Georg, please contact the site WebMaster, David M. Christhilf, below!

Below are links to a family tree, Christhilf web links, info on reunions, and some family photos. Feel free to sign the guest book or respond by email.

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The public access family tree only goes from 1775 to 1900 or so (5 generations).

Posting the portion of the family tree since 1900 would create exposure to identity theft.

If you are a descendent of Georg Christhilf, contact the site WebMaster for access to the full family tree.

The Christhilf Web Links are already posted in the public domain, so there are no 'secrets' divulged there.

Enjoy the web site, and feel free to submit comments and corrections.


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Link to JSHA, an association dedicated to researching those German auxiliary troops (generically called Hessian) who remained in America after the Revolutionary War.

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Link to Researched Soldiers: German auxiliary soldiers who remained in North America after the Revolutionary War and whose military service and family histories have been researched and published or documented by the JSHA. Makes reference to Georg Christhilf, from Langenzenn, Bavaria, Germany, captured at Yorktown, Virginia, USA.

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Link to Yorktown Historic Briefs for an index to National Park Service web pages which give an overview of the history of Yorktown, Virginia and a chronology leading to the British surrender there on October 19, 1781. Or link to German Units directly for an account of the German auxiliary troops at Yorktown at the time of the last major battle of the Revolutionary War.

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Link to Early America web site to a page describing the time frame, significance and circumstances of the signing of the Treaty of Paris on September 3, 1783, which formally ended hostilities between Britain and the United States, and allowed George Christhilf and his fellow German auxiliary prisoners to be released.

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Link to Teaching American History web site to a page showing a bill for 7 pounds, 10 shillings for George Christhilf and his musicians to perform for a Farewell Dinner for George Washington on Friday, September 14, 1787 at the City Tavern in Philadelphia.

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Link to Eye Witness to History web site to a page describing yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia, 1793. Or link to the RootsWeb FTP site for a listing of George Christhelf [sic] as one of the victims of the epidemic (along with his 2 year old daughter and misidentified 4 year old son). A contemporary account of the epidemic by Mathew Carey is also posted, in 17 chapters.

 
Link to Family Tree
Family Tree
Link to Web Links
Christhilf
Web Links
Link to Virtual Trip
Virtual Trip
Link to Photos
Family Photos
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