"According to J.H. Merz (Personal Data Files of German Military Men in Canada 1776-1783, S18p41) Benjamin Schiller was born approx 1754. I checked with Evangelisches Zentralarchiv in Berlin for a possible baptism in Königsberg on that year for Benjamin Schiller. The following entry was found by Archivist Elisabeth Pabst in the Taufbuch der Gemeinde Haberberg in Königsber (Evangelische Lutheranishe Kirche), under no. 102, vol 1754 (Book of Baptisms of the Habergerg Congregation):"
BENJAMIN SCHILLER, born on April 7, 1754
Parents: CHRISTIAN SCHILLER & ELISABETH RHODIN
Habersberg Lutheran Parish of the Holy Trinity (Trinitatiskirche)
Corner of Burgenland Street and Possener Street, Königsberg
The Habersberg parish church was established in 1652 and the church building was erected in 1665. It burned down to the ground in 1747. A new church was built in 1748-1753. It was the first church in the Burgenland (king's mountain) to have a lightning rod.
Its architecture is 18th century Rokoko in light colors. The organ, made by Adam Gottlob Casparini, was among the stateliest and prettiest made in East Prussia in those years.
The church no longer exists. It was destroyed by the war events of 1939-1945. The decaying ruins stood until the end of the 1950's. It was finally dismantled in 1950, including the cemetery. Where the church and the cemetery stood are now a park and a movie theater.
Large New France Map 1610-1791.pdf The 1666 Census of Montreal Brief History of Montreal Historic Dates for Quebec/Montreal BENJAMIN SCHEILLER 1757-1835 Posted by Paul A. Plante, 3/31/2000
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