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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:

 

June 16, 1653
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

 

Rider regiment around the year 1650The 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.

The name »Fieselmeyer, 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 2, 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.
On 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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