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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
De Zeng, Frederick Augustus, Baron, 1756- 1838 (search)
De Zeng, Frederick Augustus, Baron, 1756-1838 military officer; born in Dresden, Saxony, in 1756; came to America in 1780 as captain in one of the Hessian regiments; and at the end of the Revolutionary War married an American lady and settled in Red Hook, N. Y. He was naturalized in 1789, and became intimate with Chancellor Livingston, Governor Clinton, General Schuyler, and others, and was greatly interested in the opening of canals and in the navigation of the interior waters and lakes. He died in Clyde, N. Y., April 26, 1838.