Gerardus Wiltsee… 1735–1800 Revolutionary War Patriot


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Revolutionary War

Revolutionary War Patriot

Gerardus Wiltsse   1735–1800
5th Great Grandfather, DAR Ancestor

Private – Albany Co., New York Militia

under Col. Cornelius Van Veghten, 13th regt.

He was born in Newtown, Queens, New York.

He died in Wilsey Hill, Herkimer, New York

The Wiltzee line arrived in the New World in 1623.                                             They were one of the families with first original Dutch Migration settling The Dutch Colony of New Amsterdam, as part of the Dutch West Indies Company. They were financiers and fur traders.
Gerardus’ 2nd Great Grandfather Philippe, was massacred by indians in 1632 at Fort Zwaanendael in Delaware. (Philippe was our 9th Great Grandfather)
All his lines were from the Netherlands and were here by the mid 1600’s.

Reach out and touch your Elders,

talk to them and take many notes, even if what they say doesn’t make sense to you. Where did they, their parent, grandparents live, work, etc. Ask about customs, foods, trades, don’t forget to include the hearsay (it might come in handy). Write everything they say down, it may come into play later.

Have Fun -OmaEagle


I hope you join me on my journey, as I recount many things from my past,       and explore the many other creative possibilities in my future. – OmaEagle



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