Born in the Hessian village of Rhina in 1916, Friedel was the youngest of 16 close-knit siblings and first cousins.
At one point the coach driver whipped the horses into a gallop and drove right through the Hessian army.
Many of the Hessian troopers had their wives with them, and these occupied square huts built of mud and sod.
They were so called, I believe, from their fancied resemblance to the Hessian boots.
"No, Donop was a Hessian, hired out to the British king by his sovereign," replied her father.
Hessian camp-kettle, dug up on the battle-field of Bennington.
A gate-keeper in the employ of the Hessian Railway Company was recently the hero of an amusing incident.
The Hessian fly has been known to destroy as much as sixty per cent.
For a century and a half Hessian soldiers fought shoulder to shoulder with the English troops, mainly against France.
It is true that all hair powder is made of flour, but I did not use it like a Hessian.
from former Landgraviate of Hessen-Kassel, western Germany; its soldiers being hired out by the ruler to fight for other countries, especially the British during the American Revolution, the name Hessians (unjustly) became synonymous with "mercenaries." Hessian fly (Cecidomyia destructor) was a destructive parasite the ravaged U.S. crops late 18c., so named 1787 in erroneous belief that it was carried into America by the Hessians.