Biography of Dr. Peter Bellinger
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

D-Descriptive guide of the battlefield of Saratoga

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DR. PETER BELLINGER

DR. PETER BELLINGER, Milton, was born in Herlimer county, N. Y., May 1, 1823, a son of Henry and Elizabeth (Campbell) Bellinger, and was educated in the schools of Herkimer and took a preparatory course at Fairfield Academy. He studied medicine with Drs. Harvey W. and A. F. Doolittle of Herkimer, and in 1846 attended the Albany Medical College; in 1847-48 he attended the Crosby Street Medical College of New York city, where he took a hospital course and in 1849 took a chemical course at Castleton, Vt. That same year he settled in Mohawk, N. Y., where he practiced successfully for eleven years. He was a member of the 40th Regiment of Infantry, in which he held the position of adjutant. He moved to Rowland Hollow, and after the death of his father-in-law, on January 26, 1857, took charge of his business, also followed his profession for a few years but now devotes his whole time to dairy farming.

On January 1, 1858, Dr. Bellinger married Caroline, daughter of Isaac and Mary Rowland, and they had two children: Charlotte, born December 4, 1858, educated at Fairview Seminary and later took a course at Hillside Seminary, then entered Vassar College, but on account of her eyes was obliged to return home after two years; she married Charles Waring and died December 20, 1890. Dr. Bellinger's only son, Isaac Rowland, was born April 20, 1862, and died at the age of three and one-half years. Mrs. Bellinger died December 9, 1894.


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