Vickie, we have two Ida Belles and it's likely they are connected. My grandmother was born in Hancock County, Indiana in 1887. She married and divorced Arvol Nicholson in 1906 and married John Welter in 1907. She spent all of her life in Indiana as did her siblings and parents. Her parents were Jacob and Celia (Sela Reece) and both were born in Indiana. My great great grandfather, George Kingery was born in 1825, also in Indiana.
I believe the Kingery family came to Indiana as they moved west from Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania. They were part of a group of German Baptists that moved west to start new churches. So it seeems likely that some of the family moved on into Illinois. I have not done any research in Illinois but I do have a lot of blanks fields for family members beyond Jacob and Celia's children.
If you can connect to any of this, let me know (email@example.com
) and I will send you a gedcom or a paper file-your choice. Nancy