Note: Came from Germany at age 14 to Philadelphia. Original spelling may be Heyde. drilled troops with Von Steuben for the Revolutionary War Joseph Hidy Sr. is recorded as saying, "my father was the son of a German Army officer. He drilled soldiers at Valley Forge." (page 417 History of Jeffersonville) ==== Hidy history pg. 419 - History of Jeffersonville It states specifically that John Hidy married Christina Ann Albright Trexler in 1780. see below excerpt At Valley Forge, John Hidy's superior office was Captain Peter Trexler who had establish a home at Bryn Mawr so he could lprotect the home of the Secretary of the Continental Congress while the British occupied the city of Philadelphia. It was a very large home and a mansion for its day. For the next five years Capt. Peter Trexler and Sergeant John Hidy got along well during their strenuous duties at Valley Forge. In five years Capt. Trexler had reached the retirement age of 53 yrs. Before he retired he invited young Hidy to accompany him home for a weekend. John Hidy spend many weekends at Bryn-Mawr with the Trexler family. This is where he met Peter Trexler's youngest daughter Christina Ann Albright Trexler and he later married her. Capt. Trexler retired in 1780 and John and Christina continued to live there until 1789. Capt. Trexler is buried in the St. Paul's Lutheran Church yard Cemetery at Ardmore. In this same church are the Baptismal records of Jacob and Joseph Hidy the first two children born to John and Christina Hidy......
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