Hi, my name is Jose Antonio Bellina, l am a Peruvian living in Canada. My family is searching for the first Bellina who arrived in Peru and we have information that he could be Anton Skupiewski Baron of Bellina, who fought with Napoleon"s "Grande Armée" and after the defeat in Waterloo he went first to New York and was contacted by an Aide de Camp of Argentinian General José de San Martin. He went to Argentina and and participated in all the campaign,that culminated with the Independence of Peru. He died in the north of my country in an advanced age.
All the Bellinas in Peru are members of the same family, the are no new arrivals from others countries like Italy. Could yo send more information of this historical person and if is it possible some portrait.
Jose A. Bellina