William Bellinger, farmer, sec. 17; P. 0., Walkerton, Ind., was born in Oneida county, N. Y., June 18, 1827;
his parents, David and Olive (Martin) Bellinger, were natives of Massachusetts. In 1834 he went to Allen county,
Ohio, and in 1863 came to St. Joseph county. Mr. B's father and mother both died while he was young, and he was
hound out to a stranger. At the age of 21 his assumed father gave him $100 in money and a fine suit of clothes.
Thus he started in life, and by his good judgment and continued indus try he has become possessor of a farm of
120 acres, valued at $75 per acre. Jan. 6, 1850, he was married to Miss Catharine Giggle, by whom he has had S
children; of these, 7 are living viz.: Geo. D., Sarah E. (now Mrs. Joseph Gahart), Olive A., Wm. M., Samuel M.
John J. and Mary A.
History of St. Joseph County, Indiana
Chas. C. Chapman & Co., Publisher
St. Joseph County
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