Re: Nazelrod's of WV
In the Brocks Gap area of Rockingham County, VA, we have traditions of at least 3 Hessian soldiers.Brocks Gap was a German settlement in the mountains, and most of the settlers in the 1770-1800 were German-speaking.
Even until my mother's time, some of the older folks could still speak German. Brocks Gap is about 60 miles from Winchester, VA.>> These are the names of our supposed Hessians: George May, Frederick Nesselrodt, Lorenzo Frederick Smith.
I am acquainted with the May & Smith names but not Nesselrodt.