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Col Albert Henry Hollister

Col Albert Henry Hollister

Birth
Pendleton, Niagara County, New York, USA
Death 9 Dec 1910 (aged 67)
Waukesha County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Clinton, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 13965577 · View Source
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Son of Perez S. Sr. [F.A.G. #92191825]; of Nathaniel [F.A.G. #89743065]; of Nathaniel [F.A.G. #62542487]; of Gideon [F.A.G. #25403849]; of Thomas [F.A.G. #16539368]; of John [F.A.G. #49033360]; of John [F.A.G. #34189966].
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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH: Albert Henry Hollister; son of Perez; of Nathaniel; of Nathaniel; of Gideon; of Thomas; of John; of John. - Albert Henry, son of Perez S. Hollister and Angeline T. Clark, was born in Pendleton, NY., Sept 23, 1843. His mother died when he was 3 years old, and when 8 years of age, he left his father's home, and began earning his living working in a grocery store and drug store. In 1857, he went to Milwaukee, Wis. and worked 3 summers with his brother Lauren, who was an engineer, going to school in the winters, at Horicon and Dodge's Corners, Wis. He lived afterward at Waterford, Wis. and attended school at Allen Grove Academy, under the instruction of those excellent teachers M. Montague and Miss M.G. Sherman. It was here, he met the lady who afterward became his wife. In August 1862, before he was 19, he enlisted in Co. F. 22d Reg., 1st Wis. Vol. Inf., and served in Kentucky and Tennessee, chasing-up Morgan's guerillas. At Nicholasville, Ky. he had charge of the regimental hospital. While what was left of his regiment after the battle of Thompson's Station, Tenn. were guarding the quartermaster's stores at Brentwood, Tenn., they were surprised and captured by a large force of Forrest's mounted men, and taken to Columbia, Tenn. - where he was left in a weak condition by a bilious attack, in a rebel hospital, for a short time - with many of his brigade, who were wounded and captured at Thompson's Station. The mortality among his comrades was so great there that fearing his own time would soon come, he bribed one of the attendants with a five dollar greenback to assist him off on the road to Richmond, Va. which he did. After remaining in Libby Prison 42 days, he was exchanged, more dead than alive, and went into the hospital at Annapolis, Md. After convalescence, he went to Washington D.C., and after examination before Gen Casey's military board, received a first class 1st lieutenant's commission, in the 30th Regt. U.S.C.T. Getting a leave of absence, he went to Darien, Wis. and married Jennie, daughter of Cyrus and Mary M. Farnsworth, March 3, 1864. Returning to the army, he was assigned to duty in organizing and sending recruits to the front at Camp Birney, Baltimore, MD. Hard work and exposure here, brought on a severe attack of rheumatism. After partially recovering from this, he joined his regiment at Annapolis, and went with it through the Wilderness Campaign, into the trenches at Petersburgh, VA. His health failing, he was sent to the rear, and was afterward in detached service at Camp Cadwallader, Philadelphia, Penn., and while on duty there, as mustering, he resigned June 12, 1865, and went to Clinton, Wis. engaged in the drug business. He took an active part [in] village and church matters, was one of the organizers the Rock Co. S. S. Association, of which, he was its president for several years, until he removed from county. His wife died April 26, 1874, and he sold his business, and went to Madison, Wis. where he is engaged in the wholesale and retail drug trade. He [was] one of the organizers of the Wisconsin Association in 1880; chairman of its first meeting; an active part in securing a pharmacy law for the State; was commissioned a member of the State Board of Pharmacy; and reappointed his own successor for 5 years; chairman of the commission that secured the passage a law regulating the sale of liquors by druggists; which an equitable and just law; and a credit to the of the American Pharmaceutical Association; and president of the National Retail Druggists Association. He was the first mover to secure the establishment of the Lake Monona Assembly, patterned after Chautauqua, and called the "Chautauqua of the West", of which he has always been one of the most active promoters. He is a graduate of Chautauqua, a member of the Congregational church, of the G.A.R,, the Loyal Legion of the U.S., the Masonic Order, and the A.O.U.W, He was a member of the city council 2 years. He married 2d, K. E. Van Hoesen, Oct. 3, 1876. She is a daughter of Jacob and Mary Knoll Van Hoesen of Homer, NY. Child by 1st wife: Albert Sherman, b.Apr. 12, 1866, d.June 2, 1872.

SOURCE (GOOGLE Books): "The Hollister family of America, Lieut. John Hollister of Wethersfield, Conn. and his Descendants", Fergus printing company, 1886, pages 505, 506, 507, 508.
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m1. Jennie Farnsworth.
m2. K. E. Van Hoesen, aka "Kittie"
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"CIVIL WAR - Wisconsin Volunteers"
Hollister enlisted as a private in Company F, 22nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, at Waterford, Racine Co., WI., on August 14, 1862. He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant of Company K, 30th U.S.C.T. on March 14, 1864. He resigned on June 12, 1865.
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30th U.S.C.T. = "US Colored Troops".
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Colonel, Wisconsin National Guard (after the Civil War).
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Photo: He is wearing the M1884 Officer's Dress Coat; uniform trousers. He wears a medal of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, and a GAR membership badge with Colonel's Eagle for Post Commander ("MOLLUS" - worn to the Right of the GAR medal, as it is an older order than the GAR [MOLLUS 1865], GAR [1867]). Albert was a member of the Wisconsin Commandery of the MOLLUS.
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"US CENSUS 1860"
Name: Albert Hollister
Residence: , Waukesha, Wisconsin
Ward: The Town Of Vernon
Age: 17 years
Estimated Birth Year: 1843
Birthplace: New York
Gender: Male
Page: 112
Family Number: 820
Film Number: 805436
DGS Number: 4300462
Image Number: 00209
NARA Number: M653

SOURCE: US Federal Census, 1860.Source [link]: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MW96-NDS
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"US CENSUS 1900"
name: Albert H Hollister
titles & terms:
residence: Madison city, Dane, Wisconsin
birth date: Sep 1843
birthplace: New York
relationship to head of household: Self
spouse: Kittie E Hollister
spouse's titles & terms:
spouse's birthplace: New York
father:
father's titles & terms:
father's birthplace: Connecticut
mother:
mother's titles & terms:
mother's birthplace: Connecticut
race or color (expanded): White
head-of-household name: Albert H Hollister
gender: Male
marital status: Married
years married: 30
estimated marriage year: 1870
mother how many children:
number living children:
immigration year:
enumeration district: 0046
page: 5
sheet letter: B
family number: 73
reference number: 94
film number: 1241782
image number: 00847
Household Gender Age Birthplace
self Albert H Hollister M New York
wife Kittie E Hollister F New York
servant Gertrude Anderson F Wisconsin

SOURCE: US Federal Census, 1900.
Source [link]: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MMKH-PPY
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See also: "The Civil War Letters of Delavan Bates (30th USCT)" [link]:

http://files.usgwarchives.net/ne/state/military/cwletter.txt



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  • Originally Created by: Vicki C.
  • Added: 15 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13965577
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col Albert Henry Hollister (23 Sep 1843–9 Dec 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13965577, citing Clinton Cemetery, Clinton, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Robert Kuhmann (contributor 46567652) .