2010 Reunion



John and Pearl Hullinger (Memories and Milestones)

Clifford Hullinger Genealogy

Clifford Hullinger
World War II 109th Engineers

Clif Hullinger WWII

Craig Hullinger Genealogy

Craig Hullinger


Scott Hullinger Genealogy

Hullinger Genealogy 

Craig Hullinger - Vietnam

Harlan / Hart

Moses Harlan

Lewis Harlan - Civil War

James Harland - England

Harlan Family

William Morgan Hart - Blackhawk War


Information about: 

Louise Liffengren Hullinger

This site is primarily about the Hullingers who settled in western South Dakota. Our early ancestors in Switzerland are the likely ancestors of most or all people with the Hullinger / Hollinger name.

Our Hullinger family originated in the small Village of Holvil (Boniswyl), Aargau, Switzerland, located near Zurich. We have visited this community, and found relatives. Since our ancestor left Switzerland in 1736, the connection is distant.

Schoss Hallwil in Boniswil, AG, Switzerland

The small castle is located in Boniswil, Argau Switzerland, the original home of the Hullingers. Beautiful lake and mountains adjacent to the Village.

The community is very attractive, with a small castle located at the foot of a lake. A fast flowing stream forms a moat around the castle. The small community is affluent and friendly.

After leaving Switzerland, our people gradually moved west, settling first in Pennsylvania, then Virginia, Ohio, Iowa, and finally homesteading in western South Dakota, south of the Capital of Pierre in Vivian.

Our other family names originated in Monkwearmouth, England (Harlan), and North Carolina (Poe, Cherokee). We have also visited these communities, and met charming relatives and visited historic buildings in our ancestral communities.

You should be able to see our family tree from this page. If not, I will be glad to send you the genealogy by Email.

Contact me at: 


Contact my father at 

Clifhull@juno.com - He is the expert.

The name in Switzerland is with an umlaut over the o.  In English this is variously translated to Hullinger or Hollinger.  

Our Hullinger Descent

Born Died First Last Name Spouse Birth Place / Comments

1425 1504 Henri Holiger Boniswyl, Aargu, SWZ

1446 Heini Holiger Boniswil (Holvil) Switzerland

1472 Hans Holiger 1504 Junghans Holiger
m Margaretha Rebmeyer

1548 1600 Heini Holiger m Barbara Mayer Boniswyl,Aargu, SWZ Burial: Seengen

1591 1643 Heini Holiger m Anna Huber
Aargu, Boniswyl, SWZ

1627 1689 Rudolph Holliger m Anna Hummel

1661 Jacob Holliger m Elisabeth Burger

1701 1779 Hans Jacob Hollinger m Anna Elisabetha Esterli
Immigrated to US 1736

1734 1802 Christian Hollinger m Eva Dorothea Feltz
Born Germany, Captain American Revolution

1757 1839 Daniel Hullinger m Ann Schockey
Lancaster Co, PA, 1st Lt American Revolution

1788 1856 Daniel Jnr Hullinger m Comfort Conway Staunton Trenton, OH

1833 1909 Daniel J Hullinger m Mary Kirk Ohio emigrated from Ohio to south central Iowa by wagon train in 1864

1870 1956 Eli Hullinger m Mary Elizabeth Siddons Leon IA

1893 1970 John Franklin Hullinger m Pearl Josephine Harlan
Leon, Iowa US Army, WW I

1920 Clifford Harlan Hullinger m Louise Liffengren
Vivian, SD 1st Lieutenant, US Army, WW II

1947 Craig Harlan Hullinger m Elizabeth S. Ruyle
Brookings, SD Colonel, US Marine Corps Reserve, Vietnam

1980 Bret Schaller Hullinger Harvey, IL

Holliger Store in Switzerland

Craig Hullinger at the store operated by cousin E. Holliger in Boniswil, AG, Switzerland in 1990. We met the Mrs. E Hollinger, compared geneologies, and found that we were related from the 1660's. We visited with her again in 2003. The store is now closed.


Daniel Hullinger

Our Revolutionary War Ancestor 

I inherited his Memory Skills

Declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress.  

Passed June 7, 1832.  State of Ohio Champaign County       
On this seventeenth day of October A.D. 1832.  

Personally appeared in open court, before Geo B. Holt, President, Jas. Smith, Wm Runkle, of the court of Common Pleas of Champaign County, now sitting, 

Daniel Hullinger a resident of Madriver Township, County of Champaign & State of Ohio, in the Seventy Sixth year of his age, who being first duly sworn according to laws doth on his oath, make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June 7th A.D. 1832.      

That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers, and served as herein stated.      
He was born in Lancaster County, State of Pennsylvania on the 12th day of March A.D. 1757.  

He had his age recorded (as taken from his father's Family Record) in a book prepared & kept by him for the purpose of a Family Record Book.      

He continued to reside in the County in which he was born, until the year 1777, when a short short time after harvest, (the day he does not remember,) he volunteered for seven months, as a private in a company of volunteers under the command of Captain John Ashton - Gen. Bull was commander of the Regiment or Battalian: 

- the company was formed at Philadelphia 

- he was at the battle of Germantown near Philadelphia, in October 1777 

- he served out his seven months term, and received a discharge, which he has lost.      

Sometime after (the exact time he does not remember) he was called out with a company of militia under Capt.  John Ashton -- and served a term of two months -- during which time, he believes they were stationed a short time on Chesnut Hill near German Town, in Pennsylvania. 
he received a discharge, but has lost it-      

After which, a waggon and team of horses of his father, Christian Hullinger, was called into the service of the regular Army, in the neighborhood of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Daniel Barry being waggonmaster which team, he the said Daniel Hullinger drove for the term of eight months in succession, and was then discharged.  

His fourth and last term he believes was two months in guarding the prisoners at Lancaster barricks, (he thinks the prisoners were taken at Yorktown in Virginia, on the surrender of Lord Cornwallis) - he was first Lieutenant under a Captain whose name he does not distinctly recollect; but thinks it was Capt. Fetter, or Vedder. he received his discharge, which is also lost.  
Soon after the war of the Revolution he removed to the State of Virginia - from thence to Ross County in this State (Ohio) - from thence to Champaign County Ohio, where he has resided for about sixteen years, & where he now resides.      
He has no documentary evidence, and knows of no person, whose testimony he can produce, who can testify to his services.      

He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any State, or (if any) only on that of the agency of the State of Pennsylvania.                                                                                                           


Daniel D H Hullinger                                                                                                                                                      

mark L. Weaver               

Sworn & subscribed, the day & year aforesaid.                                             

John C. Pearson, Clerk  Located in the Probate Court Office, Champaign County, Urbana, Ohio.  

All spelling and punctuation as in original document.

[0002photo.jpg]HULLINGER - HOLLIGER

This is an American Coat of Arms for the American-Swiss Family of Hullinger - Holliger

The M -1 Rifle represents the weapons used by by our family, including:

  American Revolution - Christian and Daniel Hollinger

  Blackhawk War - William Morgan Hart

  Civil War - Lewis Harlan and David Lockridge

  World War I - John and Harvey Hullinger

  World War II - Clifford, Ellis, Alan and Jack Hullinger

  Vietnam - Craig Hullinger, Dana and Noel Erickson

The Swiss Halberd was carried by our Swiss Hollinger forebears. It also stands for the weapons carried by our ancestors in England, Norway, and Native America.

The silhouette is of Ellis (Red) Hullinger, a real South Dakota cowboy, and represents our pioneer journey from Europe west to Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Iowa, and South Dakota.

The Dove stands for peace, a preferred alternative to war.