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Palatine German Pioneers - Bellinger
Marcus BellingerMarcus was the illegitimate child of Nicolaus Bellinger and Anna Kuhn Bruning. He appeared on the Hunter Lists as #38 oin 4 Oct. 1710. On 24 June 1711 Marcus was registered next to Niclaus and Henrich bellinger. On 24 Dec 1711 he had 4 persons over 10 yrs and 1 under 10 in his family. He sponsored his uncle Samuel Kuhn in 1714.
Marcus Belliner of Annsberg was a Palatine soldier to Canada in 1711 and was recorded with his wife Anna and 5 children next to his brother Heinrich at New-ansberg in 1716/17. Markus Bellinger, widower at Huntersfield, married Maria Margaretha Zee, single girl, on 11 Oct. 1737 as recorded in the Lunenberg churchbooks.
Marcus Bellinger, born 1682, died before May 1746. He married Anna Catharine Conrad, (nee Deckmann)who died in 1737. Marcus Bellinger married second Maria Margaretha Zeh on 11 October 1737 (Loonenburg church record). The couple was wed at Schoharie, the bride born about 1712 (30 years younger than Marcus). They registered for marriage 24 September 1737, Marcus Bellinger and Maria Margaretha Zeh, both living at Huntersfield. They had 4 children.
Marcus Bellinger was in the War of 1711, a volunteer from Annsberg. He arrived 6 October 1710 on the Hudson from New York. 1715 to 1717, the Simmendinger Census add two more children, a total of 5 at this time. Schoharie Reformed Church registered Marcus for marriage 24 September 1737. Loonenburg Reformed Church at Athens, New York, shows Marcus, married 11 October 1737, was "wed at Schoharie." He was a widower living at Huntersfield, which was on high ground east of a point half way between Schoharie and Middleburg. He married a girl about 30 years his junior. Did a family row cause him to get the Loonenburg preacher instead of the one at Schoharie?
When the Zeh family and Marcus Bellinger moved to Huntersfield on the south side of the big bend in Fox Creek, the inevitable happened. John Zee married two of the daughters of Marcus, who became a widower, and who later became the brother-in-law of his own son- in-law, and then proceeded at age 55 to raise his first sons and a few more daughters. Marcus died and left a widow.
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.
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