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Delaware Indians were among the first Indians to come in contact with the Europeans (Dutch, English, & Swedish) in the early 1600s.
Delaware Indians are Native Americans that love the land and are proud of their ancestry. I would like to share historical facts passed down through the generations pertaining to these great people.
I walk the grounds that many Delaware indians called home...Kreidersville. My DELAWARE INDIAN HERITAGE came from Nanny Danner Davitt, my grandmother.Her great grandfather was a German [called in this country Pennsylvania Dutch because the local settlers could nut pronounce Duitch which means German} MERCENARY .. A mercenary is a person who takes part in an armed conflict, who is not a national or a party to the conflict and is "motivated to take part in the hostilities essentially by the desire for private gain and, in fact, is promised, by or on behalf of a party to the conflict, material compensation substantially in excess of that promised or paid to combatants of similar ranks and functions in the armed forces of that Party".
As a result of the assumption that a mercenary is essentially motivated by money, the term mercenary usually carries negative connotations he came here to fight as a hired soldier or as they called it a MERCENARY he battle ended he was given land here in penna . He settled here and married a Indian girl & had children & while they were out working the fields the Indians snuck in their house & stole their first child ,a girl to make up for the one he took from their tribe . After that they never bothered them again .Their son [Nanny's Grandfather] became a healer who treated people with herbs cures they would go out in the woods to search for . Nanny said she went with him to look for ginsing & other roots. He also had them swallow a small kind of bug he would find under boards in the cellar to cure stomach ailments1.. NANNY SAID HE ARRIVED ON A HESSINIAN SHIP TO FIGHT IN OUR REVOLUTION. That would make it about 1777
Pennsylvania along the Hokendauqua"Creek.
Hokendauqua(Hachiundochure)"means "searching for food".The walkers of the Walking Purchase were said to have spent their first night at the Hockendauqua Creek. The village was called "Hockyondocquay". As I walk along the banks of the Creek and swim in its mystifying waters I feel a connection to the spirits of my ancestors, the Delaware.
I occasionally use the word "Indians in my report...Indians was the historical name for Native Americans,(not to confuse youth researching on this web site).
Most present day Delaware appreciate being addressed as Native Americans..
To my Delaware ancestors...especially my grandmother who passed along facts of our Delaware ancestors.also to my great grandfather for falling in love & marrying a Delaware Indian."My research has taken me on many journeys".
Linda J. Mauser
Information Resources: Index and Database of Rolls, Indian Census Records,Indian Chiefs,Indian Tribe Listings,Indian Tribes and Nations,1880 Indian Tribes by Location Native American Books, Native American
Land Patents, Native American Queries, South East Research Treaties with the Indians, Tribal Mailing Lists, Access Geneology, GenealogyRecords, United States Genealogy, Vital Records, World Genealogy, NativeAmerican Records, Ancestry.com, Ancestors of Linda Mauser.