Eltinge, Wilhelmus, Dd

Eltinge, Wilhelmus, D.D.

a Reformed (Dutch) minister, was born near Kingston, N.Y., in 1778, graduated at Princeton College in 1796, and pursued theological studies with Dr. Theodorick Romevn at Schenectady, N.Y. He was licensed in 1798, and passed his. long ministry at Paramus, N.J. From 1799 to 1811 he likewise served the adjoining church of Saddle River, and from 1816 to 1833 the First Church of Totown, now Paterson. He resigned the latter in 1850, and died in 1851. Dr. Eltinge was a man of respectable attainments, and of great firmness and decision. He was a very prominent actor in the ecclesiastical troubles in. Bergen County which led to the secession in 1822, and the organization of the "True Reformed Dutch Church," of which he was a strong and life-long opponent. See Corwin, Manual of the Ref. Church in America, page 255. (W.J.R.T.)

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