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Garrett Tingen came from the Netherlands,He was Dutch,I have talked to Paul Tingen the Dutch musican,he is well known for his music, he said all the tingens were dutch,Garrett was my gggranddad,and my i remember when i was about 12,my aunt was telling me about the Tingens she told me they were Dutch.I have not found the time he came,but it had to be in 1770 to1780,because he was in the war of 1812, got married in 1815.The book that the Franklin Lady wrote, she got lots of stuff messed up,I kept sending her info,She couldn't get it right,so i quit. lillie