Emily A. Bellair autograph album 1861-1878 (bulk 1861-1864)
Emily Arndt was born ca. 1840 in Michigan, and married Joseph O. Bellair, a Detroit clerk, sometime before 1860. Bellair served as a first lieutenant in Co. F of the First Michigan Sharpshooters in the Civil War. The couple continued to reside in Detroit and had several children, including William, Virginia, Octave, Eugenia, and Lola. Emily's brother, Albert F. R. Arndt, served as a lieutenant in the 3rd Michigan Cavalry Regiment during the Civil War.