Von Steuben, Baron Frederick Willliam Augustus
Born November 15, l730; died November 28, 1794. Famous General, who came to America from Prussia through the influence of Benjamin Franklin in 1777 to train and organize troops of the American Revolution. He brought with him his Masonic affiliation credentials with the rank of Past Master, to Holland Lodge, and also became a member of Trinity Lodge No. 10, both of New York City (see New Age, November, 1924; History of Freemasonry in the State of New York, Ossian Lang, pages 75, 81; Masonry in the Formation of our Government-- 1761-1799, Philip A. Roth, page 81; Builder, volume ii, page 21).
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