John Martin Bellman (1829 - 1908)
Posted By: DJ Scieszinski
Date: 12/12/2015 at 19:29:30
BELLMAN, JOHN M., far., Sec. 23; P. O. East Melrose; born in Bavaria; came to this country at 12 years of age. Married Miss Elizabeth Williams in Pittsburgh, Penn., Feb. 15, 1853; in 1855, they moved to Illinois, and settled in Rock Island Co., At the breaking-out of the war, Mr. Bellman enlisted in Co. H, 126th Regt. Ill. V. I.; served three years; was honorably discharged in 1865; he was in a number of severe engagements; after being discharged he returned to Rock Island Co.; in 1869, moved to this county; they have five children - George, John, Melissa (now Mrs. John D. Davis), Alonzo E. and Emma C. Mr. Bellman owns 150 acres of land. Republican. Has held various local offices.
SOURCE: THE HISTORY OF MONROE COUNTY, IOWA
CHICAGO: WESTERN HISTORICAL COMPANY, 1878
Directory of Monroe County, Wayne Township, Page 502
Monroe Biographies maintained by Susan Claman.
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