2010 Reunion

9/3/16

Our Great Great Great Grandfather Moses Harlan 1782 - 1842



1786-1842

Moses Harlan served with Abraham Lincoln in the Illinois Legislature in 1838-40 representing Peoria County, Illinois. Lincoln and Harlan were members of the Whig Party and often but not always voted together.

The Harlan family in America was founded by George and Michael Harlan, Quakers who came to Pennsylvania in 1687 from England. The family history was compiled in the "History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family," by Alpheus H. Harlan in 1914. On page 224, it states that:

“Moses Harlan (#676), son of George (#180), farmer (Friend or Quaker), born in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, in 1786; died in Peoria, Ill., 1842, and is buried there in the cemetery at Radnor Township, Peoria County, Ill. He was married near Ridgeville, Warren County, Ohio, in 1813 to Ann Jennings, daughter of John and Sarah (Hopkins) Jennings, who was born in 1791 and died in 1824. She is buried in Friends burying ground, Miami Meeting House.

Moses was descended from George Harlan #3; Aaron Harlan #8; George Harlan # 37; George Harlan #180; Moses Harlan #676;

There are several books in the Peoria and Dunlap, Illinois libraries that describe the early settlement of Peoria County. Napoleon Dunlap in the Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Peoria County Volume II tells us that many of the early settlers of Radnor came mostly from New York, Massachusetts, Ohio, and other Eastern States. Many of them came overland by emigrant wagons, consuming weeks in making the journey. He states that “Moses Harlan was County Commissioner in 1838, and two years in the Legislature,1838-40. His son, George B. Harlan, settled on Section 2 of Radnor Township in 1836. He was a Justice of the Peace for some years and a member of the Board of Supervisors for one or two years, besides holding other local offices.

Dunlap also states that Moses’s sons Lewis Harlan was elected Assessor and George B. Harlan elected Justice of the Peace. He further states that:

“Moses Harlan came to Radnor Township in 1833 and purchased land from the Government on Section 22, the title deeds of his land having been signed by President John Tyler. Moses Harlan was an old line Whig, and served as a member of the Legislature and a County Commissioner.”

Mr. William Logan Miller In the Old Settler's Book in the Dunlap Library states that “In the fall of '36 Moses Harlan moved in from Indiana with a large family. Then they had to build. They took up land south of father. There were three families: Aaron Wilkinson was a son-in-law of Moses Harlan, George Harlan was a Justice of the Peace. John Harlan was a young man; and there were also Lewis and Thomas. There was one young lady Rice McMillen married; her name was Phoebe Harlan.

The first inkling I had that my Great Great Great Grandfather had served with Lincoln in the Illinois Legislature was when I read the history of Dunlap Township. It is surprising that his descendants did not pass along this interesting item.  But Moses died very young and this memory died with him, at least for our branch of his desdendants. I did visit the Lincoln Library in Springfield and read the records of the two years that Moses served with Lincoln.  Moses often but now always voted with Lincoln, who was the leader of the Whig Party to which they both belonged.

Despite the Quaker heritage of the Harlan family, a number of Moses’ sons and grandsons served in the Civil War. His sons John and Lewis Harlan and his grandsons Harrison and Perry Harlan served in the war.

Moses son Lewis Harlan was my Great Great Grandfather. http://lewisharlan.blogspot.com/  His biography in the Harlan family history shows that Moses also lived in Pikes County, Indiana from 1828 to 1836.  So Moses like many Harlans moved west as the frontier advanced west, starting in Pennsylvania, then Ohio, Indiana and finally Illinois.

More about Moses Harlan at mosesharlan.blogspot.com

8/21/16

Origins and Locations of People Who Share Our Last Name

You can locate current and sometimes historical locations of people who share your last name.  The maps below shows the location of people with the Hollinger/Hullinger name in the world, Europe, Austria, Switzerland and in the United States.  The name was Hollinger in Switzerland. Some people changed to the "u" when immigrating to English speaking countries.






Hollinger's in Europe

The highest concentrations are in northwest Austria.






Concentrations in Austria
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Concentrations of Hollinger's in 

Switzerland



Our Swiss ancestors came from Canton Aargau, shown in the dark color above and below.





Concentrations of Hollinger's in Switzerland
The distribution of the name 'Hollinger'

Statistics: Figures on the surname 'Hollinger'

In Switzerland there are 148 phone book entries with the surname Hollinger and approximately 394 persons with this name.
They live in 68 zip code areas . Most occurrences are in Gansingen reported, namely 13
More postcode areas with lots of occurrences are Basel region (8), swimming (7), Rheinfelden(6) Windisch (6), Zurich (804 *) (5), Binningen (5), Zurich (805 *) (4 ), Kriens (4) andK├╝snacht with 4 entries.

The path of our our "Y" Chromosome passed from father to son. J2a4h2 from Africa to Switzerland. More info at hullingerdna.blogspot.com




Hollinger's in  the United States
















Click on the link below and type in your own name to see the distribution.

ancestry.com/learn/facts

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Choose the country from the table below you are interested in, click on the link, type in your name, and take a look at the map.


Tracing Immigrant Origins  Gotoarrow.png  United States  Gotoarrow.png  Emigration and Immigration  Gotoarrow.png  Surname Distribution Maps 

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Sometimes it is possible to guess where a surname originated through surname distribution maps. These maps graphically display locations where surnames occurred at different periods in time. This strategy provides genealogists with a starting point for research in the birth country, when that information cannot be discovered through sources recorded in the new country of settlement. It works particularly well for less-common surnames and among families that have stayed in the same European locations for centuries.


Online Surname Distribution Maps

Country
Website
World Names
http://worldnames.publicprofiler.org/
Argentina
http://www.miparentela.com/mapas-ar/
Austria
http://christoph.stoepel.net/geogen/en/Default.aspx
Belgium
http://www.familienaam.be/
Canada
http://www.dynastree.ca/
Czech Republic
http://www.kdejsme.cz/
England
http://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts/default.aspx
England
http://gbnames.publicprofiler.org/
England ($)
http://www.rootsuk.com/
France
http://www.geopatronyme.com/
France
http://www.genealogie.com/v2/services-nom-de-famille/
France
http://www.familleunie.fr/cartes
Germany
http://christoph.stoepel.net/geogen/en/Default.aspx
Germany
http://www.verwandt.de/karten/
Germany
http://www.gen-evolu.de/
Ireland
http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/
Italy
http://gens.labo.net/en/cognomi/genera.html
Netherlands
http://www.verwant.nl/kaarten
Netherlands
http://www.meertens.knaw.nl/nfb/index.php?taal=eng
Poland
http://www.moikrewni.pl/mapa/
Spain
https://idapadron.ine.es/fapel/FAPEL.INICIO
Spain
http://www.miparentela.com/mapas
Spain
http://www.ine.es/daco/daco42/nombyapel/nombyapel.htm?L=0
Switzerland
http://www.verwandt.ch/karten/  
United Kingdom
http://www.dynastree.co.uk/maps
United Kingdom
http://www.forebears.co.uk/surnames
United States
http://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts/default.aspx
United States
http://www.dynastree.com/maps
Wales
http://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts/default.aspx
Wales
http://gbnames.publicprofiler.org/
Wales
http://www.rootsuk.com/

External links


Norsky Hullinger, Great Great Grandmother Mary Ann Kirk

Our Great Great Grandmother, Eli Hullinger's mother, was Mary Ann Kirk. We don't know much about her but the origin of the name is Norway.  So we have Norsky Hullingers.




Where did the name Kirk come from?
Last name: Kirk. Tweet.

This is an Anglo-Scottish surname which is ultimately of Norwegian pre 7th century origins. Found originally in the north of England and in Scotland, it can be either a topographical name denoting residence near a church, or a metonymic occupational name for someone employed in a church.

Surname Database: Kirk Last Name Origin

https://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Kirk

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Great Play House


Great Play House under construction by Dana Erikson and his two granddaughters.


The playhouse is a lot cuter but not much bigger that the claim shacks that our grand parents and great grand parents built.

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