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Transcribed biography of William Hollister

WILLIAM HOLLISTER was born n Tioga County, N. Y., August 30, 1824, and is the youngest of nine children born to Gresham and Ruth (Scott) Hollister; of these, two only are living, and both in Porter County. His parents were born in Connecticut, but married in New York. His father died in 1862. And his mother 1856, both in Union Township, Porter County. William Hollister resided in Tioga County until fourteen years old, when he came to Indiana and located in Porter County. His father was then living on Government land, and this when it came into the market the sons and father began purchasing. William lived in Union Township until 1877, when he removed to Valparaiso and worked at carpentering. On October 1, 1851, he was married to Henrietta Hunt, in Union Township. They have had five children - Horace, Mary Caldwell, James, William and Elva; two of these, Horace and James, are deceased. Mr. Hollister owns 128 acres in Union Township, but lives in Valparaiso, where he is recognized as a generous and enterprising citizen and greatly esteemed.

Source: Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company. 771 p.
Page(s) in Source: 284

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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