Isaac V. Hollinger, Senior Member of the firm of Dresbach & Hollinger, popular grocers of Mount Carroll, Illinois, is a gentleman who has long maintained honorable standing in the Masonic Fraternity. In 1865, thirty-two years ago, he was made a Master Mason by Cyrus Lodge, No. 188, of which he has ever since been a worthy member and in which he has filled the offices of Secretary and Junior Deacon. Not long after he was raised in the lodge he became a member of Lanark Chapter, and October 29, 1891, he was knighted by Long Commandery, of which he was a charter member. At the organization this commandery he was appointed its Recorder, a position he has since ably filled, his fine penmanship adorning the books.Mr. Hollinger is a Pennsylvanian by birth. He was ushered into life at Mechanicsburg, that state, January 26, 1838, and traces his ancestry back to Germany and France. His parents, George and Elizabeth (Van Zant) Hollinger, are natives of Pennsylvania and Maryland respectively. In 1844 they came west to Illinois, where they have since maintained their home, their children numbering seven and the family circle still being unbroken by death. The venerable father I snow eighty-six years of age.
compendium of Freemasonry in Illinois : embracing a review of the introduction,
development and present condition of all rites and degrees; together with
Biographical Sketches of distinguished members of the Fraternity.
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Publisher and Editor Carroll Co. Herald, he was born in Cumberland Co., Pa., June 26, 1838, and came to Ills., to Mt. Carroll, in 1844. He learned the printing business in the Journal office at Freeport, worked on the Mt. Carroll Tribune, edited by Dr. J. L. Hostetter which was printed in Freeport and was the first paper printed for Carroll County. Mr. Hollinger was engaged on the Carroll Co. Republican, the first paper printed here and in connection with A. Windle, established the Carroll Co. Mirror, March 21, 1860, and was connected with that for 12 years. He was in the army during the rebellion, 146th I.V.I. Co. A. Later, connection with F. J. Sessions, bought out the Carroll Co. Herald, 1876. He married Miss L. Annie Dresbach from Cumberland Co., Pa., in 1867 and they have one child, John D. Hollinger, born June 11, 1875.
History of Carroll County, Illinois: containing a history of the county, its
cities, towns, etc., a biographical directory
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