The real question is whether or not more than one Van Pelt came to the colonies?
There are many stories surrounding this name. To the best of my knowledge it is a Dutch name that is variant spelling of the Dutch phrase "from/of Pelt" Pelt is the shortened form of a town originally written as Over Pelt, thence Overpelt. The name of the town has its origins is in the Medieval word "Pelethe" .
The only VP I am aware of descends from Anthonius Laenen (family name Laen) who was born in 1624 in the Catholic Diocese of Liege. about 200 years *before* Belgium was formed. He sailed from Amsteram Holland with fanily to New Amsterdam when NY was under Dutch control. His children adopted the Van Pelt surname before 1700. To my knowledge none of his children were colony born.
Descendants of this family lived in NY, NJ, OH and TN. There was also a large VP enclave in Knox County, IL., before the CW that most likely moved from New York. It not impossible that a VP family moved from IL to NE..
I have a Van Pelt on both sides of my family and cannot make a connection. Truthfully, I have not tried terribly hard as they married late and had no issue.
I have no knowledge of any other Van Pelt family. However, I suspect at least one other line existed as the name John seemed to be prominent in that family whereas Anthony, Art and Walter were more common in my line. .