1. HIESTAND, Magdalena 
2. HUNT, Sarah 
- DECIOUS, Abraham +
- DECIOUS, Elizabeth 
- DECIOUS, Anna +
- DECIOUS, Margaret 
- DECIOUS, Mary 
- DECIOUS, Barbara +
- DECIOUS, Suzanne 
- DECIOUS, Magdeline +
- DECIOUS, John Tischler +
- DECIUS, Daniel +
- DECIOUS, Cornelius +
TISIUS, Frederic  4
- Born: Cir 1755, Ashersleben, Germany 5
- Marriage (1): HIESTAND, Magdalena  on 30 May 1788 in Shenandoah Valley, Page Co, VA 1 2
- Marriage (2): HUNT, Sarah  on 20 Jan 1818 in Madison Co, VA 3
- Died: Sep 1826, Luray, Page Co, VA at age 71
Pp. 22-23, "Profiles, Tissius" by M. A. Schwalm. (An excellent biographical sketch.)
Frederick Tissius, born in Hanover, served in the 4th British Regiment of Foot, Company of Capt. Webster. Participated in the battles of Danbury, Brandywine, and Germantown. He was in the regular British Army, not in the Hessian Army. Deserted in 1787, and enlisted in the von Heer Corps of Light Dragoons at Reading, Pa. He was apparently at the Battles of Springfield and Yorktown and was discharged in 1783. He married Magdalene Hiestand, 3 June 1788, Shenandoah Co. and lived in present-day Page Co., which was formed from parts of Shenandoah and Rockingham Cos. as mentioned above. His second marriage was to Sarah Hunt.
The profile states that there were no military records in either the British or American Army that indicates he served in a medical capacity. However, I have personally seen public Court Records, land deeds, I think, that referred to him as Dr. Tissius (Decious). I am not a descendant. My interest is mainly in that he married into my Hiestand Family. His children also married into some of my other families. I hope I have been of some help. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.
Joe (Joseph W. Baker)
Information for the Decious family was collected by Clarence William Decius of the "Cornelius Decious Branch". He states: "All of Fredericks sons left Virginia and went into Fairfield County Ohio, some went north into Ill and two came West, John Decious made it to Janesville Calif, he lies at rest in Susanville Calif...."
1780, March 15, Reading, PA. Enlisted in the Bartholomew Von Heer Provost Guard.
Via Clarence Decius: Montgomery's "History of Berks Co. Pa. in the Revolution from 1774 to 1783", published 1894 and in the printed copy of PA. Archives 59, Vol III, pgs 919, 920, 925, 927.
[See von Heer's Light Dragoons and also Instructions to
Captain Bartholemew Von Heer from George Washington]
According to M.A. Schwalm, of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association: "...The von Heer Dragoon Guard--was a very elite horse company set up at the request of Washington and approved by Congress. Traditionally it is the beginning of the Military Police in the American Military Establishment... It now appears that von Heer's Dragoons may have indeed served as Washington's Bodyguard toward the end of the War."
1788, May 30, Shenandoah Valley, VA. Posted bond for marriage
1810 Federal Census, Shenandoah County, VA, pg. 180. Frederick Detious (indexed as Detives)
1 free white male < 10 (1800-1810) John Tishler
1 free white male 10-16 (1794-1800) Abraham
1 free white male 45+ (bef 1765) Frederick
3 free white females < 10 (1800-1810) Barbara, Molly, Suzanne
2 free white females 10-16 (1794-1800) Anna, Margaret, Polly
1 free white female 16-26 (1784-1794) Elizabeth
1 free white female 45+ (bef 1765) Magdalena
1818, July 3, VA. Land grant by Gov. James P. Preston for the Commonwealth of Virginia.
1820 Federal Census, Shenandoah County, VA Pg 159 Frederick Deuous in Isabella Furnace
(((((I don't know where the following information came from: I haven't looked up this reference yet))))))
1 free white male < 10 years (1810-1820) Daniel?, Cornelius?
1 free white male 10-16 years (1804-1810) John Tishler
1 free white male impounded
1 free white female < 10 (1810-1820) Molly?, Suzanne?
2 free white females 10-16 (1804-1810) Anna, Margaret
1 free white female 16-26 (1794-1804) Polly
1 negro slave
Noted events in his life were:
• Military, 25 Aug 1776, Revolutionary War. 5 Joined British Army, Hanover, Germany
• Arrived in America, 1776, Hanover, Germany. 5
• Military, 15 Mar 1780, Revolutionary War. Recruited Into Von Heer Provost Guard
• Residence, 1793, Shenandoah Co, VA. 5
• Probate, 8 Apr 1827, Shenandoah Co, VA. 5
Frederic married Magdalena HIESTAND , daughter of Jacob HIESTAND  and Maria Elisabeth BRUMBACH , on 30 May 1788 in Shenandoah Valley, Page Co, VA.1 2 (Magdalena HIESTAND  was born on 9 Jun 1768 2 and died about 1817 in Page Co, VA 6.)
Alternatively, they were married 3 Jun 1788. 5
Frederic next married Sarah HUNT  on 20 Jan 1818 in Madison Co, VA.5