Many of the German-speaking Protestants who fled to North America had to redeem their passages by working for sponsors. Is there any evidence of this for Christman Duchmann ?He entered the colony of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia and swore an oath of allegiance to the British King and next shows up in Bedford County, after a period of time. Has anyone looked at his stay in Philadelphia for information ?
In my history class in high school, this process was referred to as indentured servitude, and I remember thinking that my family was working class, how did they get here?
I personally like the term redemption better since the effort to do this was an international one at the time by fellow co-religionists seeking freedom.