1) Van Gelder 2) Van Gilder 3) Winchell No hits........Nothing even close - SORRY! Checked the New York Muster Rolls and found: 1) Abraham Van Gelder age 28 (From Germany) 1758 Kings County NY 2) David Winchell age 31- 1755 - Capt. Schuyler's Company. 3) Elijah Winchell (winsell) age 23 -1762 - Capt. Vischer'sComp'y. 4) Joab Winchellage 18 -1762 - Capt. Haight's Company.
Some of the New York troops were sent to Major ROBERT ROGERS to train as Rangers through out the French & Indian War. Poss. the Van Gelder and Winchell that are looking for, could be one of the above. I do hope this helps you, Jim Downey