Henry Albright or Heinrich Albrecht b. in Prussia/Germany/?

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Brunswick Regiment von Barner (Chasseurs)

From the Principality of Braunschweig (Brunwick)
Heinrich B-9 B-9 Brunswick Regiment v. Barner
S#18p5: Albrecht, Heinrich.  Brunswick soldier, born 
Salzdahlum, 31 in 1783
NOW 38302 Wofenbuettel-Salzdalhlum, age 31/09
discharged in Canada 1783
S#lp55:  Albrecht, Heinr.  Brunwick troops
Born Salzdahlum
age 3l yrs 9 months, discharged in Canada 1783
Regt Barner, Leib Co. (WB); born Salzthal, Brunswick,
Col’s Co., age 31, size 5’6”, 6 years & six months
p55: Albrecht, Henry, Land petition dated 1796
National Archives microfilm C-2504 RG1 L3L Vol29 
Military discharge of Heinric Albrecht of Salzthal, I’m
Braunschweigischen Regiment v Barner, written in German
& French
date Montreal 24 June 1783
#15558: Petition of Henry Albrecht for land, Montreal
24 Mar1796
Petition rejected, no land available where requested
Microfilm C-2493 RGl L3L Vol.l, Folio 360; Petition of
Henry Albrecht of Montreal, 24 March 1796, for 1200 acres
in Ts of Farnham or Clifton
Note:  There is another Brunswick Regt Brner soldier of the
Jaeger (Chasseur) Comp. with the name Johann Heinrich Albrecht
born at Wolfenbuettell, age given as 26 years (1752/53) and
i some instances is listed as Jean, but usually the German
calling name would have been Henry (Heinrich) & it is not
established exactly which of the two has been recorded.
It i quite difficult to keep these two apart, although there
us a difference in age of 6 years.  Place of birth is
practically the same, although in the old records Heinrich is
listed from Salzdahlum (Salzthal)
More research need especially in Church records. 
Can someone take a look at these - they look so similar to me & want to know what you think.
WikiTree profile: Henry Albright
in Genealogy Help by E. Lauraine Syrnick G2G6 Pilot (108k points)
edited by E. Lauraine Syrnick

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Heinrich Albrecht is correct in my family tree.  Even though our New York people have started to pronouce it Albright, it has always  spelled ALBRECHT. My father-in-law traced this spelling of the name back to "Albrecht the BEAR" from Germany. He founded the city of Berlin.  Our brach of the family is from the Gartow area of Germany.  All our on the mainold family records are at   St.Georges Evangelische Kirche (church)   on main street in Gartow. If you look up Gartow on google it will show you the village and the church.
by Jennifer Kendall G2G Rookie (200 points)
Hi Jennifer

Realize his name was Johanne Heinrich Albrecht but it appears to have been changed upon his move into Quebec or shortly after.  The above came from a group of enquiries made several years go about this man  Will try Gartow Site & see if I can find anything  There were dozens of men born as Johanne Henreich Albrecht in Prussia (Germany) but not so sure if yours is the same as mine.  Do you have a wife or his children?  When starting on this site did not realize it would be so hard to change something after starting it.  Wanted to have all his names, but now see should not have done that.   Really would like to change this but it would screw up the whole thing - apparently.

Was hoping someone with knowleddge of the French system (in Quebec) would see this & perhaps get me more information on this man.  Thank you.

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