2010 Reunion


Hulllinger and Harlan Families Moving Westward

Hullingers Moved From Switzerland, Harlans from England and Ireland

Hullingers Moving Westward

Harlans Moving Westward

The maps above illustrates the movement of our Hullinger and Harlan ancestors westward. 

Hans Jacob Hollinger and his wife Anna Elisabetha Esterli left Aargau, Switzerland to immigrate to Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1736.

Daniel and Anne Shockey Hullinger moved to Trenton, Ohio in 1778.

Daniel J and Anne Hawkenberry Hullinger moved to Leon, Iowa in 1864.

Eli and Mary Elizabeth Siddens Hullinger moved to Vivian, South Dakota in 1909. 


George Harlan 1650 Monkwearmouth, Durham, Bishoprick, England, moved to Parish Donahlong, County Down, Ireland ca 1670; He and Elizabeth Duck then immigrated to New Castle (Delaware), Pennsylvania in 1687.

George and Margery Baker Harlan #180  immigrated to Chatham County, North Carolina in 1766, and then to Fayette County Ohio, and then Warren County, Ohio in 1805.

Moses and Ann Jennings Harlan #676, immigrated from Fayett (Warren) County, Ohio to Pike County, Indiana in 1828; then to Radnor Township (Dunlap near Peoria), Illinois in 1836.

Lewis and Evaline Chapin Harlan #2291 immigrated from Warren County Ohio with parents to Pike County, Indiana in 1828, and to Radnor Township Peoria County, IL in 1836; here he lived until 1854,then to Belmont Township, Iowa in 1854. 

Marion and and Minnie Lockridge Harlan immigrated from Iowa to Vivian, South Dakota in 1903.

Paternal Descent

Hullinger / Hollinger / Holliger / Holiger 

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


Vivian, South Dakota

Vivian is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lyman CountySouth DakotaUnited States. The population was 119 at the 2010 census.
Vivian is located at 43°55′35″N 100°17′33″W (43.926481, -100.292524).


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km²), all of it land.
Vivian has been assigned the ZIP code 57576.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 131 people, 55 households, and 36 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 76.4 people per square mile (29.6/km²). There were 61 housing units at an average density of 35.6/sq mi (13.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 99.24% Whiteand 0.76% Native American.
There were 55 households out of which 23.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% were married couples living together, 3.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.5% were non-families. 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.06.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 19.1% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 22.1% from 25 to 44, 29.0% from 45 to 64, and 23.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 111.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 116.3 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $25,227, and the median income for a family was $26,477. Males had a median income of $26,111 versus $15,000 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $13,503. There were 7.3% of families and 13.6% of the population living below thepoverty line, including no under eighteens and 22.9% of those over 64.


Boom Times in North Dakota

The state's unemployment rate hovers around 3 percent, and "Help Wanted" signs litter the landscape of cities such as Williston in the same way "For Sale" signs populate the streets of Las Vegas.

"It's a zoo," said Terry Ayers, who drove into town from Spokane, Wash., slept in his truck, and found a job within hours of arrival, tripling his salary. "It's crazy what's going on out here."

Why We Like 40 degree winters in Dakota?  It keeps the riffraff out.


Stan Wasilik

Look, Mom, No Hands

More Photos about Stan on his Facebook Page in the Left Column


Bern Smith and Family

Click on Bern's Facebook page on the left column for more family photos and info.

Smith - 213 mentions in the Encyclopedia, Hullinger 0.

Thank You For Freedom

This is just south of Omaha, NE. on Hwy 75 south. Farmer Chris Shottun does it with his tractor.  
He uses GPS to get the letters readable. He has done this every fall for several years now.

This is what our servicemen see when landing at Offutt Air Force Base. 
Thank you, Farmer Chris Shottun and Walmart. Very nice.



Cousins on Facebook


Many of us now have a Facebook page. I have listed the ones I know about on the right column. You can check out what your cousins are doing by clicking on their name.

Send me your page address if I missed you.



  1. The fear of long words.


From hippopotomonstrosesquipedalian, an extension of sesquipedalian with monstrum (monster) and a truncated, misspelled form of hippopotamus, intended to exaggerate the length of the word itself and the idea of the size of the words being feared; combined with phobia.
Had a pizza party Saturday, for the cousins and the family of one of my co-workers. Had gelatto and Italian ice for dessert, and a good corn relish dip for appetizers from Honeybaked Ham Co.
We played "catchphrase" and "Scene it".

Anne Hullinger



Harlan Stories

The Harlan Family of which we are part has a great web page. Some of their stories are at this site.



And our GGG Grandfather served in the Illinois Legislature with Abraham Lincoln.


His son, our GGGrandfather, immigrated to Iowa and fought in the Civil War.



Erickson Reunion July 2011

L to R  Dana, Cherste, Lloyd, Roland, Cheryl, Noel, Gene

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Steve Kuo

I'm sure that I've forgotten some, and I'll send out a normal email soon. Here is the link for pictures. They are 100% unedited at this time, but they are all up. They are password protected and the password is "Erikson". At this time there are 755 pictures. I'll crop them down a bit and will go through an touch up some, but certainly not all. If you see one that you like, let me know and I can touch it up, easily enough.
about 5 more hours for me to upload them all)

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James C. Chapin

Our Great Great Uncle was Corporal James C. Chapin who enlisted in 
G Company, 15th Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment for the Civil War
on October 26, 1861. They fought at Shiloh, Vicksburg, and Atlanta 
as part of the Army of the Tennessee.  He was veteranized 
(reenlisted) in December 6, 1863, and promoted to Corporal. He was 
wounded at Kensaw Mountain, Georgia, on June 27, 1864. He died 
of his wounds on July 24, 1864 and is buried in Rome, Georgia.

Read more about him and the battles his Regiment fought at:


Louise and Clif Hullinger 65th Anniversary

Clif and Louise - Let Them Eat Cake

Louise, Clif, and Scott Hullinger

left to right  
Shane, B__, Anne. Craig, Beth, Alex, Erik, Barbara, Krystina, Scott
Louise and Clif 

The party

Craig, Clif, Scott

Thanks to Barbara Hullinger

More Photos on her Facebook Page
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Lyman County Sink Hole


It happened Tuesday morning in Lyman County, South Dakota
Heavy rains triggering a sinkhole which swallowed two vehicles and ended up claiming two lives.
·         Flash flood creates deadly sinkhole near Reliance