Our Hullinger family originated in the small Village of Holvil (Boniswyl), Aargu, Switzerland, located near Zurich. We have visited this community, and found relatives. Since our ancestor left Switzerland in 1736, the connection is distant.
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 Vik, Seljord, (Kaasa) and Bagn, Norway (Liffengren, Bagn). We have also visited these communities, and met charming relatives and visited historic buildings in our ancestral communities.
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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