Introduction to the Ettingers of Hants County, Nova Scotia.
- 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.