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L.G. Vollman

Pages 699-700
L.G. Vollman, a prominent and highly respected farmer of Perry Township, Perry County, is a grandson of G.C.F.W. Klingelhoeffer, who came to this State at the head of a colony of German emigrants in the spring of 1833, and first settled at a point about three miles from Little Rock. There he resided three years, then moving up the Arkansas and Fourche LaFave Rivers on board of canoes lashed together (there being no steamboats at that time) to a point about three miles southwest of Perryville, known as the Dubois place. He encountered many hardships in making this trip, the shores and bottoms being dense cane-brakes twenty to thirty feet high. He camped with his family one night, and it is said that when he woke up to his surprise there were three bear houses in sight of the camp. Remaining on the Dubois place but a short time, he removed to where Perryville now stands, and ran the ferry there, going thence to a point two miles west of Perryville, where he resided about twenty years. From there he moved to a point two miles above the mouth of the Fourche, on the Arkansas River, where he resided till his death. I.F. St Vollman, the father of the above named, was married to Augusta Klingelhoeffer, by whom he had two children: Louis G. Vollman and a daughter, Emaline, the former born January 15, 1851, and the latter, January 9, 1855. The mother died March 14, 1858 and the father was again married to Mrs Anna Taylor, a widow, by whom he had one child, a daughter, Florence (born in October 1861). He volunteered in the Confederate service in the spring of 1862, enlisting in Beebee's company, and departed this life in the fall of 1862, at the hospital in Tupelo, Miss. After the death of his father Louis G. Vollman resided with his grandfather and grew up during the war when there were no schools, thus receiving only a limited education in his youth. He was married, March 16, 1873 to Miss Sarah E. Bland, a daughter of Daniel Bland. They are the parents of five children: George G. (born September 1, 1874), Augusta E. (born April 4, 1877), Ivan D. (born August 18, 1879), Lily J. (born November 2, 1881, died July 1, 1886) and Clarence F. (born March 29, 1884). Mr Vollman resides about two miles northeast of Esau post office and about five miles above the mouth of the Fourche. He owns 240 acres of upland, and about twenty acres of valuable bottom land, having about thirty in cultivation, with good dwellings, stables and a fine young orchard. Mr Vollman and his wife are members of the Missionary Baptist Church, which they attend regularly, and take great interest in all educational and religious matters, the former having served on the school board for several terms. In politics he is a staunch Democrat, and has always voted that ticket. His maternal grandfather Klingelhoffer, was one of the first settlers of Perry County, coming to Little Rock at the time of the largest rise (in 1833) of the Arkansas River of which any account is given. He paddled a canoe over the highest ground where Argenta now stands, the water being six feet deep, and as a result much damage was done to lands and property. Daniel Bland, the father of Sarah E. Vollman, was born and raised in Perry County, and resided there up to his death. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church, and his father was one of the oldest pioneer settlers of Perry County. They were both well to do farmers and highly respected and esteemed gentlemen. The senior Vollman was a substantial farmer and was favorably known by all who knew him.