Isaac Schellinger

Isaac Schellinger

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Death Aug 1841 (aged 66–67)
Porter County, Indiana, USA
Burial Porter County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 68498055 · View Source
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Died at age 67 years.

This gravestone is in the warehouse at the Park headquarters. The National Park service took the gravestones out that were not the Bailly family.

Source: Bailly Cemetery listing done by the NW Indiana Genealogical Society in October 1997.

I read it as 1841. No one was here in 1811 but the Indians. If you look at the spacing of the letters, it's possible it is 1841.

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Tom Cherry wrote:

There is a debate over this stone did Isaac died in 1811 or 1846, people are mislead to believe that there were no white people living in the area which is now Porter county Indiana until 1822 this is not true. LaPetit Fort was a fur trading post that was in the Indiana Dunes in the 1700's , plus there is the fact that Fort Dearborn est. 1803 and Fort Detroit est 1763 troops were moved back and forth to these two front. there are a lot of facts that are not right about the Bailly homestead. 1st both of his wives were Indians so his son would not have been called a white man in the 1800's and would not have been called the 1st white person buried in Porter county. this area of Indiana was not open to white settlement until the 1833 so he could not have staked a claim until then. Joseph Bailly died before the big house was built. and for someone who was said to be a god fearing man digging up bodies out of a graveyard because they didnt want them there need I say more? My Great great great grandfather came to Porter county in the summer of 1836. he had been in northern Indiana since 1833 near what is now Westville. they were known to have visited the Bally trading post many of times.


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  • Created by: Eva Hopkins
  • Added: 17 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 68498055
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Isaac Schellinger (1774–Aug 1841), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68498055, citing Bailly Cemetery, Porter County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Eva Hopkins (contributor 47159848) .