Lieutenant Colonel Fieselmeyer from 41st Regiment
Did the ancestor Hieronymus Vieselmeyer (also Fiselmeyer or Fieselmeyer
really end his military career at the end of the religious war (1618 - 1648) and does the donation
of the valuable goblet to the church of Boerninghausen really recognise this? Probably not, since
the following contract is registered in public cathedral records for the purchase of land in
the neighbouring city Luebbecke:
In the presence of the mayor Anton Poelmahn and Ernst Klencke,
Johann Muench, Melchior Nagel, Barthold Schomborg, Albartus
Alemann, Heinrich Schnelle, Cord von Wuellen, Johann Brueckamp
and Peter Ristenpacht, (councillors of the city of Luebbecke),
sells Stephan Steffens, Colonel constable, to
Christina nee Strowolt, wife of the Lieutenant Colonel
Hieronymus Fiselmeyer and their curator Casper Wehmann
his garden on Osterstreet, which he bought on March 24, 1648, from
Dietrich v. d. Recke Stockhausen.
Announcement of the great city seal.
Ausf,. Fgt., Seal attached
wife completed the transaction with the help of counsel.
Hieronymus Vieselmeyer would surely have normally completed
the transaction himself. There must have been ligitimate reasons
for his absence. It is to be possible that he was in the field at
the time of the signing of the agreement and thus was prevented
from signing. It could be that the married couple built a house on
new property and moved from Boerninghausen to Luebbecke. Yard
no.12 in Boerninghausen was definitely still managed still by a
peasant called Vieselmeyer at until at least the year 1682.
The following pages prove this point.
Lieutenant Colonel« can also be found in the “Swedish rank
list of German officers from 1650 to 1660” on the internet
platform of the “Institute for German aristocracy research”.
Unfortunately the first name is not indicated, so that definite
identification is not possible. However, since the rank fits it is
very probable that it concerns the ancestor Hieronymus
Vieselmeyer (also Fiselmeyer or Fieselmeyer).
There is extensive information about 41st Regiment in
the book "The German regiments of the crown of Sweden, part I
(1654 - 1660)", in which Lieutenant Colonel Fieselmeyer
served. It can be seen from this information that he served from
1658 to 1659.
In January 1658 [Cavalry
regiment 41] under General Major Arentsen after dispersion of the
peoples was sent to the blockade of Bremervoerde. [... ] On July
near the towns of Assel and Sittensen (after months-long
employment) they completed physical examinations and were sworn-in.
[ ... ]
OL. was Fieselmeyer, Major La Roche under Calvalry masters
Niehöfel and Ritter. On July 15, the regiment
travelled over the Elbe to Holstein. During the outbreak of the
second Danish war, the regiment, consiting of 8 companies of 500
calvalry had reached Skanderborg and should have returned to
Redriksodde after the enemy attack at Holstein.
March 19, 1959, the regiment was used in the conquest of Langelsland.
The rabble arrived later. Nevertheless the regiment faught on
during November in Fünen and was captured at the battle of Nyburg
on November 14. The compensation lists in Bremen name
the following caught officers: Lieutenant: OL. Fieselmeyer,
R. Niehöfel, Müller, Schmidt, Wrangel und Rasche, L. Berner,
Tellekamp, Schwaben Jürgen, Jacob v. Ney, Lange, Hattermann and
Grabo, Corporal. Hans Jacob Schädel, Sporo, Semplimus, Johann,
Buchfelder (KrA Military Log 1658 No. 17).
How he was treated while in
capture and what happened to him after he was released is not
known. Did he ever return home? This and the whereabouts of his
wife thereafter is unknown.
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