The genealogy begins with the progenitor, Jan Eltinge, who was born in 1632 in Swichtelaer (now Zwiggelte), Drenthe, The Netherlands. He came to America about 1660, married Jacomijntje Slecht, and 13 generations of their descendants are represented in this book.
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By Grace Elting Castle. 160 pages of information on descendants of Jan and Jacomyntje (Slecht) Elting(e) who have served in the US military from the mid-1600s to mid-2008. Included, in addition to the Elting surname, are Deyos, DuBois, Hasbroucks, LeFevres, Crispells---most of the New Paltz Patentee family names---as well Patton (Gen. George S.), Yandeau, Houghtaling, Wygant, Hillegas and many more. Of particular interest is a chapter on the African-American Elting soldiers and a brief history of slavery in early New Paltz, and a chapter on the wrongful conviction of Roelif Elting during the Revolutionary War. Click here for ordering information.
James W. Elting