Death Finds a Way: A Janie Riley Mystery
by Lorine McGinnis Schulze
Janie Riley is an avid genealogist with a habit of stumbling on to dead bodies. She and her husband head to Salt Lake City Utah to research Janie's elusive 4th great-grandmother. But her search into the past leads her to a dark secret. Can she solve the mysteries of the past and the present before disaster strikes? Available now on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca
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Palatine German Pioneers - Bellinger
It is suspected but not proven that Nicolaus was the son of Hans Bellinger of Steinau an der Strabe. He was #36 on the Hunter Lists and like his nephew Johannes (#37) he married a daughter of Hans Kuhn. The pastor at Langenselbold wrote concerning this marriage:
"Nicolaus Bellinger and Anna, daughter of Hans Kuhn, were md. 25 Nov. 1685 as per the order of the noble government. She had md. some years ago Jorg Bruning at Huttengesab, but she was not compatable with him, so Bruning went from her and she from himarried She went away with this Nicolaus Bellinger and had an illegitimate child - a little son, [Lorine's note: this is Marcus Bellinger, my next direct ancestor] so that the aforementioned Jorg Bruning has contracted another marriage. After all this however, the above mentioned Bellinger has remained as a stranger. She sent a request to the honourable government to let them stay in the country, and this finally has been permitted by the aforementioned honourable government which ordered me to marry them with prior published penitence and to avoid further trouble and also to legitimize the rearing of this blameless child"
Nicolaus Bellinger and Samuel Kuhn both had one horse and 2 carts on 30 Sept. 1693 at Huttengesab. Another list mentions that he has 3 horses with Jost Henrich Kuhn.
Nicolaus made his first appearance on the Hunter Lists on 4 Aug. 1710 with 6 persons over 10 years of age. On 4 Oct. 1710 the family had only 4 over 10 years. In 1712 they had 3 over 10 years and in 1716/17, Nicolaus Bellinger, widower with one child was at new-Ansberg.
GENERATION 1: Hans Bellinger b ca 1615 Steinau an der Strabe, Germany d before 1679 married Anna unknown
GENERATION 2: Nicholas Bellinger b ca 1660 Steinau an der Strabe, Germanay married 1685 Anna Kuhn b ca 1658 Germany
GENERATION 3: Marcus Bellinger b 1682 Langenselbold Germany married 1704 Anna
Deckman b ca 1671 Germany
GENERATION 4: Anna Bellinger b ca 1710 NY d before 1737 NY married Johan Matthias Warner b 11 Feb. 1707 Germany
Reference Sources: * The Palatine Families of New York: A Study of the German Immigrants Who Arrived in Colonial New York in 1710 by Henry Z. Jones, Jr.
More Palatine Families : Some Immigrants to the Middle Colonies 1717-1776
and Their European Origins Plus New Discoveries on German Families Who
arriv by Henry Z. Jones, Jr.