It is extremely revealing that I found genetic relationship with an individual born in Poland, and no relationship whatsoever with individuals from the British Isles. Could we go as far as saying that Philip could have been born in Germany, but his own ancestors are from farther East, like Poland or Russia? We don’t choose our ancestors through our modern values. We search for them for what they are, and not according to what we prefer them to be.
NOTE. I don't have a census showing the number of Langs and Langes in Germany in 1750. But, sifting through HETRINA, the military base of the Hessians, I found that were not Longs, four Langs and over 60 Langes listed as Hessians in the ARW.
How could an individual enter a country
« undetected »
during the 18th century?
Register of German Military men who remained in Canada
after the American Revolution.
Author: Johannes Helmut Merz
Before any professional genealogist could provide me with answers, I had found many documents that prove to me beyond any doubt that Philip was a German mercenary during the ARW.