Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sunday's Obituary - Emma Harriet Landon Bellinger

Emma Harriet Landon Bellinger
1862 - 1915 or 1916

Mrs. John W. Bellinger
Harriett Emma Landon was born August 13, 1862 in Sharon, Wisconsin, and with her parents moved to Nebraska in 1870. She was united in marriage to John W. Bellinger November 12, 1879. To this union three children were born. - Harry Bellinger of Omaha, Mrs. Will Kelly of Greenwood, and Clifford Bellinger of Lincoln. she united with the Greenwood Methodist church in 1900, of which she has been a faithful member. She died December 31, 1915, at the age of 53 years, 4 months and 18 days. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, three children, two grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Margaret Loder of Waverly, and a host of friends. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Wilton from the M.E. church Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, and the body laid to rest in Greenwood cemetery.
Source: Ashland (Nebraska) Gazette, January 6, 1916

Greenwood Gazette
Greenwood, Nebraska
date unknown

John and Emma Bellinger
Greenwood Cemetery
Greenwood, Cass county, Nebraska
Genealogy is not an exact science. Information we discover often just provides clues that allow us to make inferences. We do the best with the clues we find.
Emma Harriet Landon Bellinger was my great grandmother. Or perhaps she was Harriet Emma Landon Bellinger. Sources differ on which of her names came first. She was known as Emma.
She died on December 31, 1915. Or maybe it was January 1, 1916.
She was 53 years old when she died. Or maybe she was 63.
She was born in Sharon, Wisconsin. Or maybe she was born in Belvidere, Illinois.
Her surviving daughter was Mrs. W. L. Kelly, not Mrs. W. O. Kelly as one of the death notices states.


  1. Hmm..okay, let's try this again. What one can find on blogs! We are definitely connected. My revolutionary war patriot ancestor, Laban Landon was a brother to your William who married Experience Cooke. My line of the clan stayed in Tioga County, PA until 1936 when my grandpa Landon decided to move out to CA after the death of his father.

  2. From this, I can see I need to analyze a little more closely. I bet there are many differences in my documents as you illustrated here.
    I'm so glad your reader made a connection, by finding your excellent blog. Looks like you have another cousin!