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Re: Holliger family of Switzerland
Posted by: C.Preston Date: July 09, 2000 at 19:06:04
In Reply to: Re: Holliger family of Switzerland by Shirley Robinette of 33

Anyone see anything here they could help me with? Would like to make a positive connection back to Switzerland. Rose, below, was my grandmother.

The Holligers most likely lived in the Canton Aargau, Switzerland, perhaps near the villages of Seengen or Boniswil.

Holliger had the following children:

       +2       i.       Jakob Holliger.
       +3       ii.       Gottlieb Holliger.


2. Jakob Holliger was born in 1857 in Switzerland. He emigrated in 1882 from Switzerland. He died in 1931 in Missouri. He was buried in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Prairie City, Bates County, Missouri.

He was married to Anna Unknown. Anna Unknown was born in 1856 in Switzerland. She died in 1902 in Missouri. She was buried in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Prairie City, Bates County, Missouri.

3. Gottlieb Holliger was born on Jan 29 1859 in Switzerland. He emigrated in 1890/91 from Switzerland. He died in 1935 in Missouri. He was buried in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Prairie City, Bates County, Missouri.

He was married to Maria E. Senn(e) in 1883.

The April 20, 1910 census for Prairie Township, Bates County, MO also indicates that Gottlieb(Gottfried in the census) and Maria(Mary in the census) were born in Switzerland. Some of the children were born in Switzerland, while one(probably Emma) was said to have been born onboard ship during the trip to America. Year of emigration for Gottlieb and Maria is given as 1890 or 1891. German was spoken in the home. Prairie Township was heavily populated with people of Swiss and German descent. Rockville and Prairie are adjoining townships in the far southeast corner of Bates County which is on the Kansas border.

Maria E. Senn(e) was born on May 13 1859 in Switzerland. She emigrated in 1890/91 from Switzerland. She died in 1917 in Missouri. She was buried in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Prairie City, Bates County, Missouri. Gottlieb Holliger and Maria E. Senn(e) had the following children:

       4       i.       Mary Holliger was born in 1882 in Switzerland.
       5       ii.       Ralph Holliger was born in Switzerland.
       6       iii.       Ervin Holliger was born in May 1888 in Switzerland.
       7       iv.       Emma Holliger was born in Feb 1891 in Switzerland.
       8       v.       Elma Holliger was born in Jun 1893 in Missouri.
       +9       vi.       Rose Holliger.
       +10       vii.       Fred Holliger.
       11       viii.       Hulda Holliger was born in 1902 in Missouri.
       12       ix.       Bertha(DeBertie) Holliger was born in 1906 in Missouri.
       +13       x.       Grover Holliger.


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