"And the LORD God said, It is not good that man should be alone: I will make him an help meet for him"--Genesis 2:13
Madame Frederike Charlotte Louise von Riedesel was born on July 11, 1746. On December 21, 1762, she married Baron von Riedesel. 1776 saw Baron Riedesel and troops from Brunswick posted to Canada, to defend that colony against rebels. Madame Riedesel and her children sailed to Canada in 1777, as Baron Riedesel led the German contingent of Burgoyne's expedition. Madame Riedesel accompanied her husband, and observed the battles of the Saratoga Campaign. Her husband was taken prisoner when Burgoyne surrendered, but was exchanged in 1780.
She died on March 28, 1808.