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Sebastian Greeniaus (1761 - 1847)

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Sebastian "Bastian" Greeniaus aka Grynaeus, Gryneus, Krinius
Born in Pennsylvaniamap
Son of and [mother unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died [location unknown]
Greeniaus-5 created 25 May 2015 | Last modified
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Categories: 2nd Regiment of York Militia, War of 1812.

Sebastian Greeniaus from 2nd Regiment of York Militia participated in the War of 1812.


He was the son of Simon Conrad Grynaeus and Anna Margaretha Rab.

He was married to Eva (Eve) Wild or Will (she lived 1766 - 17 Mar 1844). They had five children and immigrated to Canada in 1800-1803. After this date Sebastian and descendants are well documented.

Sebastian, a United Empire Loyalist, emigrated to Upper Canada about 1806. He and his wife Eve settled in Toronto Township.[1]

During the War of 1812, Sebastian Greeniaus served as a private in the 2nd York Militia. He worked on Dundas Street from November 10 to 20, 1813, with his son Daniel, in Captain Thomas Merrigold's Company. [2]


  1. Museums of Mississauga, Greeniaus Family Gallery
  2. Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10384, pages 132-133

Possible Sources

"United States Census, 1790," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 23 August 2017), Bastian Grenius, Cumru, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 64, NARA microfilm publication M637, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 8; FHL microfilm 568,148.

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On 25 Aug 2017 at 18:03 GMT Lucy (Kelleher) Lavelle wrote:

Grynaeus-10 and Greeniaus-5 appear to represent the same person because: Hi Jochen,

Further to our email discussion, here is the merge request.

I've proposed this merge to end with LNAB Greeniaus, since we don't have a specific record for Sebastian himself using the Grynaeus spelling but the Greeniaus spelling is used on his tombstone.

Thanks again for spotting this duplicate! Lucy Lavelle

On 20 Jun 2016 at 19:43 GMT Fred Blair wrote:

Greeniaus-7 and Greeniaus-5 appear to represent the same person because: Greeniaus-7 was made in error by me when I clicked the wrong button after discovering that his profile already existed as Greeniaus-5. Sorry for the mistake.


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