That is all to be seen marking the gravesite of our ancestor Jacob Bonstein on the Armed Forces Memorial stone at Dryland Reformed Cemetery, Hecktown, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA. But there is certainly more to his story than a few figures etched in stone.
|Drawing, A Hessian Soldier; |
Published by Charles Scribner's Sons;
- Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 30 October 2018), memorial page for Jacob Bonstein (12 Feb 1755–12 Apr 1840), Find A Grave Memorial no. 70128281, citing Dryland Reformed Cemetery, Hecktown, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Paula Koehler (contributor 46839152) .
- John Humphrey, Gravestones of Northampton County
- History of Northampton County [Pennsylvania] and the Grand Valley of the Lehigh Vol. 2, William Jacob Heller, American Historical Society, 1920, page 230
- First Reformed Church (Easton, PA), published by H. M. Kieffer in 1902 under title “Some of the first settlers of the Forks of the Delaware”
- Dryland Church Records
- Auerbach, Inge and Otto Froehlich. HETRINA (Hessische Truppen im Amerikanischen Unabhangigkeitskrieg = Hessian Troops in the American Revolution) 6 vols. Marburg : Archivschule Marburg, 1972-1987, a listing compiled from original German records of all who served from the principalities of Hesse-Cassel, Hesse-Hanau, and Waldeck. HETRINA III, 3181 [Page 64] The HETRINA is now available as an online database at: http://lagis.online.uni-marburg.de/en/subjects/index/sn/hetrina
- Ken Miller, Dangerous Guests: Enemy Captives and Revolutionary Communities during the War for Independence (Cornell Univ. Press, 2014)as found at Wikipedia, "Hessian Soldier"
- Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, Inc. online at http://jsha.org/jsharegis.htm
- Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society, Easton, Pennsylvania