Valentine "Walter" Sartorius arrives in the United States in 1777 (according to "Hessian Troops in the American War for Independence: An Index According to Surname"). He serves as a private with the 60th Regiment - Royal Americans during the American Revolution and settles in Nova Scotia after the war. By October 1783, at which point he is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, awaiting his land grant, he is married to Elizabeth, daughter of Ludovic Jacob Brusch (also of the 60th Regiment), and has an unnamed daughter (see Sgt. Johann Henrich Reuter, Loyalist). Valentin dies about 1791, prior to the birth of his youngest child.
|Brass button from a 60th Regiment uniform|
Further research reveals that Sartorius is the Latin form of Schneider (meaning "taylor") and its variants, including Shrider.
The names are connected, but are these two particular families? Or is it merely coincidence that they reside in the same area?