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Jason March Hollinger1

Male
b. 7 November 1840, d. 11 July 1922


Family Elzina Jane Shields b. 23 August 1851, d. 7 October 1918
Marriage* 25 December 1872  Decatur Co., IA, Principal=Elzina Jane Shields1,3,2 
Children  1. Clyde M. Hollinger b. 9 Aug 1874
  2. John Buford Hollinger b. 17 Oct 1875
  3. Harold Ashley Hollinger b. 20 Jan 1883

Reference 1920

Note*   Jason's parents are John Hollinger (b, 14 Jun 1814, PA) and Sarah Woolam (b. 8 Mar 1820, OH)
 
Biography*   J. M. Hollinger, of Morgan township, is well and favorably known throughout Decatur county. For almost a quarter of a century he served ably and conscientiously as county surveyor and he has for many years been closely identified with the agricultural development of his locality. He is also entitled to honor and respect as a veteran of the Civil war and in times of peace has manifested the same devotion to the public good that led him to offer his services to his country in the '60s.

Mr. Hollinger was born in Columbiana county, Ohio, November 7, 1840, a son of John and Sarah (Wollam) Hollinger. The paternal great-grandfather, John Hollinger, was a native of Virginia and fought in the Continental army during the Revolutionary war. His son John was born in Virginia on the 6th of September, 1777, and married Miss Hannah March, who was also born in Virginia on the 11th of October, 1780. For some time they resided in western Pennsylvania but in 1801 they removed to Ohio with their family, including their son John, who was born in Pennsylvania on the 14th of June, 1814. In young manhood he married Miss Sarah Wollam, who was born in Ohio on the 8th of March, 1820. They continued to reside in Ohio until called by death, the father of our subject dying on the 11th of March, 1894, and the mother on the 1st of June, 1891. The family is of German descent.

J. M. Hollinger was reared under the parental roof and during his boyhood an youth attended the common schools in Ohio. Later he became a student in Mount Union College, that state, where he remained for two years. In August, 1862, however, he put aside all personal considerations and offered his services to his country, enlisting at Bucyrus in Company C, One Hundred and First Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was at the front with that command for three years and one month and took part in many engagements, including that of Perrysville, Ohio, October 8, 1862; Knob's Gap, December 24, 1862; and Stone river, which began December 30th of that year and continued for several days. On New Year's day, 1863, while serving under General Rosecrans in the last named battle, he received three wounds, one in the breast, one in the left shoulder and one in the right foot. This necessitated his being sent to a hospital and he remained there until August, 1863, when he was transferred to the Forty-third Company, Second Battalion, Veteran Reserve Corps, where he remained as chief clerk at the Denison United States General Hospital until mustered out at Camp Denison, near Cincinnati, Ohio. After the close of the war he entered the employ of John Zumstein, of Cincinnati, a sutler, and in the capacity of chief clerk went to Jefferson barracks, St. Louis, where he remained for three years.

After leaving St. Louis Mr. Hollinger went to Colorado and later to California and on this trip saw a great deal of the western country. In May, 1868, he located in Decatur county, Iowa, purchasing forty acres of land in Morgan township. Later he bought an additional forty acres and he has long been numbered among the successful farmers of that township. With the help of his son he still operates the place, which is well improved. He has also given a good deal of time to public service as in 1889 he was elected county surveyor on the republican ticket and held that office for twenty-three years, after which he refused to again become a candidate. He has also served for sixteen years as clerk of Morgan township.

On December 25, 1872, Mr. Hollinger married Miss Elzina J. Shields, a daughter of Madison and Cynthia (Long) Shields, natives respectively of Virginia and of Pennsylvania. He was of Yankee stock and she of Dutch descent. They were married in Ohio and there she passed away when Mrs. Hollinger was but six years of age. Mr. Shields subsequently married Miss Mary Jane Turner, of Gallia county, Ohio. After farming in the Buckeye state for a number of years he came to Iowa in 1865 and located in Morgan township. He became the owner of land in Missouri and eventually removed to Mercer county, that state, where he died in the spring of 1907. Mr. and Mrs. Hollinger have three children. C. M., who was born August 9, 1874, married Miss May Craig and they reside in Grand Island, Nebraska, where he is car and train inspector for the Union Pacific shops. They have three children, Francis, Velma and Hazel. Buford, who was born October 17,1875, is a farmer by occupation. He married Miss Mamie Duncan, of Lineville, Iowa, and they have eight children, Willard, Siebert, Gerald, Hubert, Vinetta, Ralph, Juanita and Alta. Harold A., whose birth occurred January 20, 1883, is farming in Morgan township. He married Maude Orey and their children are four in number, namely, Bernard, Miles, Elsie and Myrtle.

Mr. Hollinger belongs to the Masonic blue lodge at Pleasanton and to the Grand Army post of that town and is popular in both organizations. He and his wife hold membership in the Methodist Episcopal church, to the support of which they contribute and in whose work they are deeply interested. No movement whose object is the general welfare lacks his hearty cooperation and during the many years that he has resided in this county he has gained the sincere respect of all who have come in contact with him.2 
Birth* 7 November 1840  Elk Run Twp., Columbiana Co., OH1,3 
Milit-Beg* 1862  Bucyrus, Crawford Co., OH, 1862 - Company C, One Hundred and First Ohio Volunteer Infantry

August, 1863 - transferred to the Forty-third Company, Second Battalion,Veteran Reserve Corps, as chief clerk at the Denison United States General Hospital2 
Milit-End* 1865  Camp Denison, Montgomery Co., OH, mustered out at Camp Denison, near Cincinnati, Ohio2 
Marriage* 25 December 1872  Decatur Co., IA, Principal=Elzina Jane Shields1,3,2 
Census* 1880  1880 Federal Census, Iowa, Decatur County, Morgan Township, ED: 265, Series: T9, Roll: 336, Page: 332B, July 22
40, 20, 21, Hollinger, Jason M, W, M, 39, , , 1, , , Farmer, , , , , , , , , , , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio
41, 20, 21, Hollinger, Elzina J, W, F, 28, Wife, , 1, , , Keeping House, , , , , , , , , , , Ohio, Vir, Ohio
42, 20, 21, Hollinger, Clyde M, W, M, 5, Son, 1, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Iowa, Ohio, Ohio
43, 20, 21, Hollinger, John B, W, M, 4, Son, 1, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Iowa, Ohio, Ohio4 
Burial* after 11 July 1892  Evergreen Cemetery, Lineville, Wayne Co., IA 
News/Obit 9 November 1893 
THE ELECTION

The following are the most important parts of the vote in FayetteTownship.


There were 266 votes cast in the township:


For county surveyor, J. M. Hollinger, 117; E. H. Peck, 80; J. B.Taylor.





Appeared in The Independent Patriot (Lamoni, IA), November 9, 1893


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Census 1900  1900 Federal Census, Iowa, Decatur County, Morgan Township, ED: 47, Series: T623, Roll: 428, Page: 285B, June 8
Sheet 5B
96, 102, 102, Hollinger, Jason M, Head, W, M, Nov 1840, 59, M, 29, , , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, , , , Farmer, 0, , Yes, Yes, Yes, O, F, F, 95
97, 102, 395, Hollinger, Elzina J, Wife, W, F, Aug 1851, 48, M, 29, 3, 3, Ohio, Virginia, Ohio, , , , , , , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,
98, 102, 395, Hollinger, Harold A, Son, W, M, Jan 1883, 17, S, , , , Iowa, Ohio, Ohio, , , , , , , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,6 
News/Obit 12 March 1903 

County Surveyor Jason M. Hollinger returned Saturday to his home at Spring Valley, after being engaged in official duties in this vicinity for several days.




Appeared in the Leon Reporter (Leon, IA), March 12, 1903


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Census 1910  1910 Federal Census, Iowa, Decatur County, Morgan Township, ED: 54, Series: T624, Roll: 400, Page: 162B, May 6
Sheet 3B
72, 59, 59, Hollinger, Jason M, Head, M, W, 69, M1, 38, , , Ohio, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, , , English, Farmer, General Farm, OA, , , Yes, Yes, , O, F, F, 55, , ,
73, 59, 59, Hollinger, Elzina J, Wife, F, W, 59, M1, 38, 3, 3, Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, , , English, None, , , , , Yes, Yes, , , , , , , ,7 
Death* 11 July 1922  Decatur Co., IA2 
News/Obit* 27 July 1922  Obituary,

J. M. Hollinger was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, November 7th, 1840, died July 11th, 1922, age 81 years, 8 months and 4 days. In August 1862, he offered his services to his country, enlisting in Company C. 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, serving with that company 3 years and 1 month. He took part in many engagements, being severely wounded in the battle of Stone River, on New Year's Day, 1863. From January 1st to August of that year he spent in the hospital, when he was transferred to the 43rd Company, 2nd Battalion, Veteran Reserve Corps, where he remained as chief clerk, at the Dennison United States General Hospital until mustered out. After the war, he spent some years in St. Louis, Colorado and California.


In May 1868, he located in Decatur County, Iowa. December 25, 1872, he was married to Miss Elzina J. Shields. To them were born three children, C. M., who now lives at Glendo, Wyoming, Buford and Harold, both of Lineville. He was a member of the Masonic Blue Lodge at Pleasanton, Iowa, and also a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mrs. Hollinger preceded him to the other world, having died October 7, 1918. Funeral services conducted by O. S. Tallent at M. E. Church. Interment at the Evergreen Cemetery.




Appeared in the Leon Reporter (Leon, IA), July 27, 1922


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Citations
  1. [S451] Decatur County Journal.
  2. [S452] Unknown author, History of Decatur Co., IA.
  3. [S453] Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa.
  4. [S100] 1880 U.S. Federal Census , 1880 U.S. Federal Census.
  5. [S454] The Independent Patriot (Lamoni, IA).
  6. [S246] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , 1900 U.S. Federal Census.
  7. [S73] 1910 U.S. Federal Census , 1910 U.S. Federal Census.


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