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Solomon Etting

Birthdate: (83)
Birthplace: York, York, PA, USA
Death: August 6, 1847 (83)
Baltimore, Baltimore, MD, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Elijah Etting and Shinah Etting
Husband of Reyna (Rachel) Etting and Rachel Etting
Father of Elijah Etting; Bilah Etting; Miriam Myers; Joseph Etting; Richea Gratz Etting and 7 others
Brother of Reuben Etting, Capt.; Fanny Taylor; Kitty Etting; Hetty Etting; Elizabeth Mickle and 2 others

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About Solomon Etting

Solomon, as an elected member of the Baltimore City Council, was the first Jew to hold public office in t he state of Maryland. His name is in the Baltimore section of the 1843 list of first subscribers to the Occident and American Jewish Advocate. See for more names. He also helped organize the successful campaign that, in 1823, eliminated a clause in the Maryland constitution requiring public office holders to affirm the divinity of Christ when taking their oath of office, a requirement that effectively prohibited observant Jews from holding office, according to the <A HREF ="">Database of Early American Jewish Portraits</A>

Solomon Etting was on the Board of Managers of the Maryland Colonization Society, 1831-1847.

See his obituary in <A HREF ="">The Occident and American Jewish Advocate</A>

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Solomon Etting's Timeline

July 28, 1764
York, York, PA, USA
September 1784
Age 20
Lancaster, Lancaster, PA, USA
December 12, 1785
Age 21
Lancaster, Lancaster, PA, USA
January 27, 1787
Age 22
Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
January 2, 1788
Age 23
September 18, 1792
Age 28
February 16, 1794
Age 29
January 18, 1796
Age 31