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Re: a pension scam: Bellenhausen versus Bellinghausen in Milwaukee's German newspapers

Posted: 22 Jul 2013 1:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 22 Jul 2013 1:45PM GMT
Surnames: Bellenhausen Bellinghausen
"... Augusta Sorgel who married Martin Bellinghausen,a civil war veteran, after her husband Richard Sorgel died of pneumonia in Portage,Wi around 1861 ..."

BTW - there was a Martin "Bellenhausen" in Milwaukee who some how heard about the deceased veteran Martin "Bellinghausen" in Portage and applied for his pension benefits. He was caught out and the story was written up in July 1877 in the local German papers, but probably in the English language papers too.

"Milwaukee's German Newspapers; an index of death notices and related items" (1844-1950).
Gary Rebholz, compiler/editor
Milwaukee Wis.
Indexing Milwaukee's German newspapers continuously since 2007... helping to access our historic German-American culture.
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