Michael Belonger's Family.
Michael Belonger was the only one of the Blonger Bros. to
leave a lasting human legacy. While his brothers' lines have all been
extinguished, Michael lives on in his daughters' many descendants (his son,
John, had no children).
If you are a descendant of one of Michael Belonger's daughters and would
like to have your name listed here, please contact us.
We're also looking for good pictures of our ancestors.
Right now we have basic information. We'd like to flesh
these profiles out with your personal reminiscences.
|Some Modern Descendants
Those folks marked with an asterisk have provided us with new
information. Thank you!
(The numerals indicates generations removed from the ancestor to
Julia Belonger, born in 1865, married Martin
P. Dunn in 1885. Martin was a zinc miner in Benton, Wisconsin,
a few miles west of Shullsburg. The couple had twelve
children. Julia died in 1941.
Regina Belonger, born in 1867, married William
Purkapile about 1891. William was a farmer in Monticello Twp., south
of Shullsburg. The couple had seven children. Regina died in 1938.
Augustine Belonger, born in 1869, married John D. Braley
in 1895. About 1920 they moved to Madison, where John was a
custodian at the University of Wisconsin. The couple had six children.
Mary died in 1947.
May Belonger, born in 1871, married Adam Whitechurch
(originally Weiskirche) in 1891. They moved to Rock Island, Ill.,
where Adam worked for John Deere, and later returned to Platteville,
Wis. The couple had three children. Ida
died in 1945.
Michael Belonger, born in 1874, never married, remaining on the
family farm, which he took over after his father's death in 1924.
John died in 1949.
||had no children
Belonger, born in 1877, married Silas Joseph Bailey in 1903.
Silas was a farmer near Platteville, Wis. The couple had four children.
Frances died in 1945.
(Nellie) Belonger, born in 1878, married John Coulthard in 1911. John
was a farmer in White Oak Springs Twp., south of Shullsburg. The couple
had four children. Ellen died in 1957.
Belonger, born in 1880. One story is that she eloped with a man named John Cox.
She is not mentioned in her father's obituary (1924), but Regina's obit
(1938) says Elizabeth was alive and in Missouri, with no husband listed.
Other obits seem to indicate she died between Julia (1941) and Ida
(1945). If you know anything about her, we'd love to hear from you.
Belonger, born in 1882, married Harry Wesley Smith in 1906,
by whom she had five children. After his death, she married Patrick
J. O'Rourke in 1915, and had three more children. Patrick was
a laborer near Platteville, Wis. Bridget died in 1964.
Belonger, born in 1886, never married, remaining on the family farm,
where she attended to her aging father. She died in 1920 at the age of
|| had no children
Thanks also to Fran
Matl for her genealogical research in Shullsburg.