Edwin L. Belsky was the son of Thomas and Christine Sedivy Belsky and was born in Verdigree, Nebraska, on March 28, 1883. He was educated in Verdigree. On October 10, 1910 in Johnstown, Nebraska, Edwin Belsky married Ella V. Micheel and to this union one son, Blain D., and two daughters, Helen and Margret, were born.
From 1904-1913 Edwin Belsky was a rancher near Wood Lake, Nebraska. From 1913-1926 he was a rancher near Ell, Nebraska. Then in 1926 he became a rancher near Merriman where he ran about 200 head of Herefords. Mr. Belsky was the treasurer of the school board district in Merriman. He was also a member of the school boards in Wood Lake and in Ell. For many years he was the secretary of the North West Nebraska Hereford Breeders Association. He was also a member of the Nebraska Stockgrowers Association and the Arcana Lodge AF and AM.