Posted By:Barbara Bognetti
Subject:Re: Elizabeth D. (Martin) Hollister
Post Date:October 13, 2003 at 22:38:03
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Forum:McHenry County, IL Genealogy Forum
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McHenry County Illinois Cemeteries, Vol. II page 44 has Elizabeth D. Hollister recorded in Calvary Cemetery; w/o CE Hollister, b. 9/30/1869 d. 10/08/1905. [Note birth year of 1869] A bit of census checking in Mercer County and elsewhere in the state of Illinois provided probable parents for Elizabeth:
1870 New Boston, Mercer County, IL
#36 #36
Martin, Bernard age 38 farmer b.p. Ireland
Charlotte 20 Louisiana
Andrew 3 Illinois
** Elizabeth 1 Illinois
Bronson, John S. 23 farmer Louisana
Gearon?, Susan 10 Illinois

1880 New Boston, Mercer County, Illinois ED 180 sheet 22
Name age occup. father mother bp
Martin, Barnard 55 farmer b. Ire Ire Ire
Charlotte 28 wife LA CT Ire
Andrew 13 son IL
**Lizzie 9 dau IL
Mary 7 dau IL
Johnny 5 son IL
Nellie 3 dau IL
Nora 1 dau IL
Illinois Marriage Index:
B.K. Martin to Charlotte Bronson 8 April 1866 Mercer Co.
John S. Bronson to Mary E. Martin 26 Sept 1871 Rock Island Co.

Family Search [LDS website]
Bernard K. Martin b. 1 Dec 1837 New York, New York
md. April 1867 Charlotte Bronson [date correct per LDS site, but disagrees with the Illinois Marriage Index]
Bernard d. 1892 Father of Bernard: Andrew Martin

I found Charles E. Hollister on the 1900 in Chicago, wife Elizabeth and no children;but her father is shown as having been born in Ireland and her mother in Lousiana; 1910, 1920 and 1930, Charles E. and children in Champaign. I can send the data for these census if you need them. I do believe that Bernard Martin must have been Elizabeth's father, as in 1920 Charles Hollister's son is shown as Bernard Hollister, age 18. This same son is James B. in 1930. He appears to have been named for the fathers of both his parents.
Hope this helps, let me know if there is anything else I might do to help with your research. I live in Algonquin, McHenry Co.