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Matthias Hyeronimus Ronneberg

Birthdate: (61)
Birthplace: Bettenhausen near Kassel, Hesse, Germany
Death: Died in Spangenberg, Hesse, Germany
Place of Burial: Spangenberg, Hesse, Germany
Immediate Family:

Son of Ferdinand Ronneberg and Louise Ronneberg
Husband of Caroline Philippine Ronneberg
Ex-husband of Sophia Delius
Father of Wilhelm Friederich Philipp Christian Johannes Ronneberg, I; Unknown name Ronneberg; Friedrich Wilhelm Ronneberg and Albert Wilhelm Carl August Ronneberg

Occupation: Colonel, commander of Fort Spangenberg
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About Matthias Hyeronimus Ronneberg

Matthias Ronneberg was a military man. He served as a Hessian soldier. His military curriculum vitae, starting in 1777, is available as a separate file in German language (Grundbuch des kurhessischen Offizierskorps von 1822-1837, 12 a 1387, cf. e.g., the Hessische Staatsarchiv, Marburg, Hesse, Germany). A copy of this curriculum vitae is also available in the Ronneberg file of Bruno Klahn II. According to his profession, he lived at many different places during his life dependent on, where his authority sent him. In 1806, when his son Wilhelm was born and baptized, he obviously lived in or near Eschwege.

He was involved in the American independence war (1779, battle of Pontohove near New York, sea expedition to Quebeck), in the campaign in Brabant, Flandern, and Holland, as well as in the war against France (1814, blockade of Thionville, affair of Bertrange). He was injured at his left leg by a grenade and was repeatedly decorated (e.g. by the cross of the iron helmet and, in 1821, by the Thanks and Honour Medal of the Fatherland).

His marriage with Sophia Lange was divorced by a command of the Hessian Elector (sovereign) in 1815 ("Machtspruch des Kurfürsten"). At this time, this was a very unusal act and can only be explained by a very serious situation in the Ronneberg family in the understanding of that time.

The fate of two of his altogether four sons (one with unknown first name from his first wife Sophia Lange and another one, Albert Wilhelm Carl August, from his second wife Caroline Philippine Scheffer) is unknown. The only available infornation is that the son with the unknown first name was given away to the preacher Meine in Deckbergen near Rinteln (Weser) in Westphalia for boarding, i.e. to a region where his mother Sophie Lange came from. Unfortunately, the trace of this son's further life is lost.

Note: The correct spelling of the first names as given here follows definitely from the baptize entry of his son Wilhelm Ronneberg I in the parish register of Eschwege Altstadt, Hesse, a copy which is also available in the Ronneberg file of Bruno Klahn II.

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Matthias Hyeronimus Ronneberg's Timeline

December 6, 1764
Bettenhausen near Kassel, Hesse, Germany
February 15, 1777
- January 15, 1816
Age 12
miscellaneous, Hesse, Germany
June 8, 1805
- December 29, 1813
Age 40
Eschwege, Hesse, Germany
August 17, 1806
Age 41
Eschwege, Hesse, Germany
January 15, 1816
- January 25, 1820
Age 51
Hesse, Germany
January 25, 1820
- February 19, 1826
Age 55
Spangenberg, Hesse, Germany
March 28, 1821
Age 56
Spangenberg, Hesse, Germany