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Introduction to the Ettingers of Hants County, Nova Scotia.

Journal by willyvon

- Introduction to the ETTINGER's.

- Lewis ETTINGER, a German, immigrated to Pennsylvania, USA. There he joined the 10th Company of the 2nd Battalion of the 84th Regiment of Foot Soldiers. This occurred about December 1782. In October of 1783 the Regiment was disbanded at Fort Edward (now Windsor), Hants County, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Sargent Lewis ETTINGER received an Honourable Discharge. On June 17, 1781 the County of Hants was Officially formed. In 1784 the Government of Nova Scotia formed two Townships in the County of Hants, known as Rawdon and Douglas.

The Rawdon Township was for refugees from the Ninety-Six District, South Carolina and St. Augustine, East Florida. The Douglas Township was for Officers, Men and Families of the 2nd Battalion, Royal Highland Emigrant (84th Regiment of Foot.) Col. SMALL,

Commander of the 2nd Battalion was given the task of distributing these properties. From this Lewis drew 1300 acres on the Kennetcook River in Upper Kennetcook. Upon his arrival there he discovered the land was already occupied. From this point I must assume he moved inland from the River to a piece of undeveloped land and began to work it. In 1816 Lewis ETTINGER finally received a grant of 500 acres in Upper Kennetcook, Hants County, Nova Scotia.

And so began the ETTINGER Clan. ETTINGER, Lewis, 1753-Nov, 1839. Wed CARR, Elizabeth, 1777-Feb, 1853. Elizabeth comes from Moosebrook, Hants County, Nova Scotia. They were married on April 9, 1793 in Upper Kennetcook. D/o Janet CARR. Their Children (ETTINGER). 21000 Isabelle, March 2, 1794- . 22000 Daniel MacKenzie, December 22, 1795- . 27000 Jean, July 25, 1797- . 23000 John Christopher, April 2, 1799-May 6, 1874. 24000 Archibald Carr, April 9, 1801-Aug 19, 1878. 25000 Abigail, October 4, 1803-Oct 2, 1831. Mary Ann, April 14, 1805- . Anne Reid, April 2, 1808-November 4, 1896. 28000 Elizabeth, December 18, 1811-May 30, 1886. Susannah, May 3, 1813- . 26000 Robert Carr, April 23, 1815-May 14, 1867. Margaret, December 23, 1816-September, 1826, age 9. Maria Louise, March 23, 1820- . Jane Kyle, June 12, 1824- . Mary Ann is a mystery. She may have wed Mr. COULTER. Anne Reid was blind, and single, and lived in the old house. Susannah probably married a CLARK of Five Mile River, NS Margaret died very young. Maria Louise wed Captain MacARTHUR of South Maitland, NS. She was his 2nd wife. By his 1st wife he had one son, Henry, also a Sea Captain, who wed Kate STUART. Henry & Kate were on the ill fated Milton on Dec 24, 1881 when it burnt at sea. A crewman was George ETTINGER 22039. Jane Kyle wed Mr. COULTER. I have on file quite a bit of data for each child if the name is proceeded with a 5 digit #. Interesting Footnotes His name was originally Luwig EDINGER and he was living in Leigh County, PA. Lewis had a cousin George SINGER. Both joined the army about the same time and both received land grants in the Douglas Township.

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willyvon , from Edmonton, AB., Canada, has been a Family Tree Circles member since May 2006. is researching the following names: OBRIEN, ETTINGER.

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by harleyw on 2008-10-20 19:55:25

by harleyw on 2008-10-20 20:43:10

Nice introduction on Lewis Ettinger. I hope you do not mind if I give you a couple corrections as I see you have done some good research already. Lewis Ettinger was indeed in P.A. befor the Revolution and was known as Louis Edinger. His name became Anglizied to Lewis Ettinger. Lewis was given a Grant of 500 acres as part of Small's Loyalist Grants as a Sargent entitlement. A Private or Corporal, married 200 acres, single 100 acres. The land Grants were divided between men of common Ancestory in the hope a common background and language would encourage them to help out each other. His neighbours included Christian Hennigar, George Miller, and a Cousin Georg Singer all of German Origin. He donated part of this Grant to build a Church which still stands today in Upper Kennetcook as St Peter's Anglican Church. His house stood on the site of where Talmage Anthony lived in 1957. All the original grants were escheted back to the Nova Scotia Goverment because of poor registration practice and land claims in abandoned Grants by non members of the Highland Emigrants. Everyone had to reapply for a Grant and all land had to be re survayed.That is why Lewis recieved a Grant of 500 acres in 1816 along with several other people who made a joint application. It was a long process and other members recieved their new grants prior to that date depending on application date and survey completion. The 1300 acres he was listed as having in the Commisioners Report of 1800 was a combination of land obtained by purchase or trade from members or families of the Regiment who dided or left the area. This land had his house in Kennetcook on the North side of the Kennetcook River at a fording place near the present day Fire Hall. I belive it was on the hill behind it. Some of my Aunt's (Ettinger) Family still live on part of that property on the South side of the River.

by tj768 on 2010-04-19 02:25:06

Any more Ettinger info?

by willyvon on 2010-04-19 12:38:45

Yes I have quite a large library. Most of it now is in Family Tree Maker files. I'm at [email protected]

by geneagirl on 2010-08-08 21:49:28

wow! Anyone know of the decendents in Germany? I am a decendent:was Marian Ettinger from Kennetcook and am starting to do my geneaology. would love to talk by phone for anyone interested in Ettinger/Edinger.
902-897-1004....grew up in Kennetcook

by geneagirl on 2010-10-26 19:50:22

To tj768, who were your relatives, and where did you get your info on Lewis Ettinger?

by JoanneSkelhorn on 2012-05-02 12:13:26

I noticed in the family tree of Archibald Ettinger that on Page 25 there is an error. Doris Ettinger, daughter of Harry Morton Ettinger & Madge Alberta Davis married Chesley David Singer not Dana Skelhorn. Please correct error or make me aware of who created this family tree so the mistake can be corrected. Thanks

by willyvon on 2012-05-02 18:13:35

Thank You, I corrected my files.
Don't know where I got the info from.

by dr71c on 2015-05-26 04:18:22

Hi. My name is david clark and with me is my brother daniel ettinger clark 4th. We are direct blood descendants of sgt. lewis ettinger from nova scotia. We live in florida formally delaware. Would love to hear from any related ettinger or clarke

by willyvon on 2015-05-26 12:53:38

Hello David & Daniel. I'm a descendant of Archibald Carr Ettinger. I have more or less given up on genealogy but I still have my records and will share data with you.
William (Bill) O'Brien. [email protected]

by wes1 on 2015-08-24 17:31:33

Hello David, Lewis Ettinger was my 5th Great Grandfather, if u have any questions I might have the info? My father Owen Ettinger was born in Kennetcook and lived near by. Cheers Wesley Lake

by rskelhorn on 2015-09-09 13:32:56

We are working on an Ettinger family book, and would like to have any sources available for Lewis Ettinger. I'd also be interested to see a source on the connection of George Singer and Lewis as cousins. My email is [email protected]

Harley White - harleyw - I've been trying to get your contact information but no luck, please contact me if you have the time.

Kind regards

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