January 22, 1826  ~  October 30, 1849

From the 25th Anniversary publication 
of the Yale College Class of 1846
~ Published 1871 ~
Frederic Peter Bellinger, son of Hon. Frederick P. and Mary Bellinger, was born in Herkimer, N.Y., 
January 22, 1826.  His grandparents, Peter F. Bellinger and Jacob Weber were among the earliest 
settlers of the Mohawk Valley.  His Grandfather, Bellinger, was shot while aiding to defend a fort 
in Herkimer County during the Revolutionary War.  
An elder brother, J.W. Bellinger (Yale College, 1841), died much lamented while studying for 
the ministry, 1844.  
Bellinger attended school in Utica, but completed his preparation for college with Rev. Dr. Chassell 
in Herkimer, and entered with the class.  After leaving college, he entered the law office of Cagger 
and Hill, in Albany, N.Y., but a slight hemorrhage of the lungs made it prudent to return home.  
He continued the study of the law with Judge Graves, of Herkimer, until his health failed in the spring 
of 1849.  He died with pulmonary consumption, October 30, 1849.  He was buried from the 
Reformed Dutch Church, of which he was a member.  The sermon was preached by his former 
teacher and warm friend, Rev. Dr. Chasell.  
His sister, Miss Elizabeth Bellinger, who kindly furnished the above, adds (what his classmates are 
ready to believe) that, "He was a general favorite in this community, and his early death was 
deeply deplored."
 From the 1910 DKE Catalogue
B.A., Yale College
Founder, DKE
Law Student:
Albany, New York, 1846 - 47
Herkimer, New York, 1847 - 49
 Deceased: October 30, 1849, Herkimer, New York



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