Ada Ward Abbey (1886-1968)

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Ada Ward "Ida" Abbey Bellmer
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Little Traverse Twp., Cemetery
Born: 4 Feb 1886 Petoskey, Michigan
Died: 13 Jul 1968 Petoskey, Michigan
Father: Amos Ward Abbey
Mother: Silvia Jane Pelton
Siblings: Amos Eugene Abbey
Arda Abbey
Ada Ward Abbey
Spouse: Joseph Monroe Bellmer
Married: 24 May 1904 East Bay View, Michigan
Children: Ward Amos Bellmer
Emery Monroe Bellmer
Arthur A. Bellmer
Earnest George Bellmer
Charles Franklin Bellmer
Susie E. Bellmer
Louis C. Bellmer
Joseph Monroe Bellmer
Franklin Bellmer
Agnes Pauline Bellmer
Edward Bellmer


Petoskey News-Review, July 13, 1968

Mrs. Ada Bellmer Rites Monday

Service for Mrs. Ada W. Bellmer, 82, of Bear Creek township, will be Monday, 10:30 a.m. from the Stone Funeral Home, Rev. Norman Crotsor, Epsilon Methodist Church, will officiate and burial will be in Conway Cemetery.

She was born February 4, 1886 in Petoskey. She married Joseph M. Bellmer May 24, 1904, in East Bay View and they made their home in Bear Creek township. Mr. Bellmer died in February 1960.

Mrs. Bellmer is survived by 10 children; Emery, Arthur and Earnest, all of Petoskey, Charles, of Detroit, Edward of Grand Rapids, Franklin, of Ohio and Louis of Wilmore, Wisconsin; Mrs. James (Susie) Honeysette, of Alanson and Mrs. William (Agnes) Lyons, of Kalamazoo; 44 grandchildren and 48 great grandchildren.

The body is at the Stone Funeral Home where friends may call tomorrow afternoon and evening.


  • Variant notes: Ada is listed as daughter on 1900 census but says her father is from PA, and her mother says she had 7 kids 1 living, yet 2 children listed. Mother and Father were married 33 years, long before Ada's birth. she lists Amos as her father when she marries. When Amos dies his obit does not list her as a child tho she is living in the same town. Something is strange here.
  • 1900 Federal Census, Bear Creek Twp., Emmet, Michigan
Abbey, A. W., head, male, white, b. Aug 1837, married 33 yrs., Vermont, VT, VT
, Silvery J., wife, female, white, b. Jan 1850, md. 33 yrs., 7 kids, 1 alive, MI, NY, NY
, Ada W., daughter, female, white, b. Feb 1886, single, MI, PA, MI
  • Marriage: Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925
Groom's Name: Joseph M. Bellman
Groom's Age: 24 years
Groom's Birth Date: 1880
Groom's Birthplace: Michigan
Bride's Name: Ada M. Abby
Bride's Age: 18 years
Bride's Birth Date: 1886
Bride's Birthplace: Michigan
Marriage Date: 24 May 1904
Marriage Place: Bay View, Emmet, Michigan
Groom's Father: Joseph Bellman
Groom's Mother: Josia Green
Bride's Father: Amos Abby
Bride's Mother:
Film Number: 2342667
Digital Folder Number: 4208675
Image Number: 123
Reference Number: v 1 p 642 rn 51
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
Bellmer, Ada W.
Date of Death: 7/13/1968
Liber: 1968
Folio: P138
Place of Death: Petoskey, MI
Bellmer, Ada Ward
Age: 82
Born: 2/4/1886
Died: 7/13/1968
Burial: 0/0/0000
Cemetery: Conway, MI
Obituary: on file PNR - 07/13/1968
Note: DOD is unknown - Date of death is date of paper.