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Heinrich Meise, SV/PROG

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Burghausen, Bavaria, Germany
Death: Died in East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Cause of death: Senial Decay
Place of Burial: East Bank Cemetery, section: 4 A , grave no: 28
Immediate Family:

Husband of Mary Meise, SM/PROG
Father of Jeremiah Heinrich Meise; Lena Louisa Martha Michaud; Maria Elise Anderson Knape; John Gottlieb Adolph Meise; Adolph Friedrich Meise and 1 other

Occupation: Soldier, Butcher, amongst others
Managed by: Brendan Marlow Swemmer
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About Heinrich Meise, SV/PROG

A soldier in the British German Legion who obtained a grant of land in Cambridge, Panmure, East London, South Africa. Sailed to South Africa on the Culloden. A short write-up about me can be read at East London Labyrinth and Mole's Genealogy Blog.

http://www.national.archives.gov.za - DEPOT KAB SOURCE MOOC TYPE LEER VOLUME_NO 6/9/657 SYSTEM 01 REFERENCE 3334 PART 1 DESCRIPTION MEISE, HEINRICH. DEATH NOTICE. STARTING 19100000 ENDING 19100000

http://www.national.archives.gov.za - DEPOT KAB SOURCE CO TYPE LEER VOLUME_NO 4195 SYSTEM 01 REFERENCE M15 PART 1 DESCRIPTION MEMORIAL. HEINRICH MEISE. APPLYING FOR LETTERS OF NATURALISATION. STARTING 18770000 ENDING 18770000

http://www.eggsa.org/cgi-bin/searchBurials.pl

MEISE Senr Heinrich Occupation: Retired Residence: 6 Buffalo Street Died: 11 November 1910 Age at death: 84 Buried: 11 November 1910, 3:18 Additional notes: buried: East Bank Cemetery, section: 4 A , grave no: 28 Marital status: Married nationality: RSA Cause of death: Senial Decay Place of death: East London Source: East London - East Bank Cemetery, East London, Eastern Cape. burial register, 1904-2007. Repository: East London Municipality. Transcribed by Brian Barrett, from official records

http://ancestry24.com/wp-content/uploads/pages/The%20Family%20Register%20of%20the%20South%20African%20Nation/page_00687.pdf

MEISE, Heinrich, ar. 1857 v. D. m/d Duitse legioen, ontvang land naby OosLonden. Dr. E.L.G.S.

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Name: Meise, Heinrich Residence: Panmure Cornetcy: 4 Electoral Division: East London Provincial District: Eastern Cape Notes: Civil Commissioner's Office of the Electoral Division of East London. Source: Voters List. Eastern Cape 1878. Cape Colony Publication Vol 11/1/8 Source Location: Cape Town Archives Repository Collection Name: 1878 Voter's List Western + Eastern Cape

http://yourarchives.nationalarchives.gov.uk/index.php?title=The_British_German_Legion%2C_British_Swiss_Legion%2C_British_Italian_Legion -

Crimean War

Recruitment of the Legions At the outbreak of the Crimean War Britain had difficulty expanding the army because of the policy of voluntary enlistment. As a result, foreign mercenary troops were recruited for service in the Crimea, forming the British German Legion, British Swiss Legion and British Italian Legion. Recruitment for the British German Legion commenced in May 1855 and continued until 31 March 1856; for the British Swiss Legion, recruitment commenced in May 1855 and continued until 28 February 1856; whilst for the British Italian Legion, recruitment commenced in October 1855.

Stations of the Legions German Legion Four regiments, 4,250 strong, were sent to the seat of war; they were stationed at Kulilee, on the Bosphorus, when peace was proclaimed. The other stations were, the depots at Heligoland and Shorncliffe, at Haslar Barracks, and in camp at Aldershot, Colchester, Hythe, Terlingham, and Browndown. Swiss Legion A brigade, 2,200 strong, was sent to the seat of war; it was stationed at Smyrna when peace was proclaimed. The other stations were, the depots at Schlestadt and Dover, and in camp at Aldershot and Shorncliffe. Italian Legion In Italy, Novara, Suza, Chivasso; subsequently at Malta. Emigrants at York, Burnley, and Ashton. No men were sent to the seat of war.

Disbandment of the Legions The recruitment of the Legions was unpopular at home and abroad, so the British Government was anxious to disband the legions as soon as possible after the Crimean campaign. The East India Company declined to employ the men to strengthen its force in India, and there was opposition to the idea of retaining highly paid foreign troops in Britain for garrison duties. In most cases, repatriation was out of the question as their respective governments were reluctant to re-admit legionaries who had served a foreign state. As a result, many legionaries settled in the colonies. Those who could afford to support themselves for a while opted for North America, but a number were persuaded into joining the military settlement scheme in Cape Colony. The Swiss Legion was disbanded by October 1856, the German Legion was disbanded by November 1856 and the Italian Legion by December 1856.

Note: the British German Legion is not the same as the King's German Legion, which was formed in 1803 and disbanded in 1816.

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Heinrich Meise, SV/PROG's Timeline

1826
1826
Burghausen, Bavaria, Germany
1863
January 24, 1863
Age 37
East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1865
March 31, 1865
Age 39
East London, EC, South Africa
1868
March 16, 1868
Age 42
East London, EC, South Africa
1874
April 16, 1874
Age 48
1875
June 24, 1875
Age 49
East London, EC, South Africa
1877
August 22, 1877
Age 51
1910
November 10, 1910
Age 84
East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
November 11, 1910
Age 84
East Bank Cemetery, section: 4 A , grave no: 28
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