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Re: Solomon Zeluff ot Zeliff(e)
Posted by: Robert Hoadley (ID *****6312) Date: September 26, 2005 at 16:39:53
In Reply to: Solomon Zeluff ot Zeliff(e) by Deborah Hoffman Weiner of 88

I know you posted this some time ago. I am a decendant of Solomon Zeluff and Aaltje Merrill. I have record of 6 children: John, Mary, Peter, Daniel, Catherine, Lavina Ann. All born on Staten Island, probably Mariner's Harbor in Northfield. Their daugher Mary, married Paul Latourette. Both Paul and Mary are buried at the Port Richmond Dutch Reform Church. Their stones are still there; however, Mary's I believe is knocked over (their young daughter Mary is buried next to them). I belive that Mary Zeluff inherited some money for in the 1860 census she is noted has having her own personal estate of $300.00. In 1870 she is noted as deaf. Solomon's parents were Daniel Zeluff and Hannah Clark (baptism records at DRC confirm the names or both). Daniel and Hannah had at least 7 children - all on Staten Island. Bapt. records for at least 3 until the 1770's when the records were not kept very well. Daniel's father was Jan Peter Zeluff and mother Blandina Van Pelt. Peter was proably born at New Rochelle, Kingston, Kings Co., NY and then went to Staten Island where his grandparents resided at the time. It is here where he married Blandina. After the birth of their first daugher Elsje in 1718, they moved to Elizabethtown about 1720 and remained there. They had the rest of their 9 children in Elizabethtown; however, they were baptized at the Dutch Reform Church at Port Richmond and records for all but one can be found in those church records. Elizabethtown was just over the water from Mariner's Harbor/Northfield along the turnpike. Even though they resided in Elizabethtown, they continued close ties to Staten Island. Jan Pieter's parents were Pieter Zeluff and Cornelia Janse Damen. Pieter was born in Mannheim, Germany (where his parents were at the time). They had 7 children, proably all born in New Rochell or at least in Kings Co., NY. Pieter's parents were David Uzielle (Zeluff) who was born in Calais, French Flanders and his wife Marie Magdalene Casier was born in Martinique, French West Indies (parents came here first, then went back to Europe to Mannhaim, Germany). This couple eventually ended up on Staten Island. Name spelled different ways, Uzielle some time early on and later Zuluff, etc.

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