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History of Crawford and Clark Counties, Illinois, Vol. II.

William Henry Perrin, ed.

(Chicago: O.L. Basking & Co. Historical Publishers)


Susanna Hollenbeck--Melrose, is a daughter of Isaiah and Hannah Janney, and is the fourth of a family of eleven children, of whom six are now living. She was born in Melrose Township, July 23, 1843. She was married March 28, 1864, to William Brown, son of Adam and Mary Brown. He was born in Licking County, Ohio, March 16, 1841, and came to this county in 1860, from where he entered the First Missouri Cavalry, in 1861, and served as a soldier for four years, during which time he contracted the disease from which he died, November 9, 1868, leaving two children, viz.: Jennie A. Brown, November 1,
1866; William R. Brown, January 12, 1869, and died September 13, 1879. Mrs. H. was afterward married, February 11, 1872, to Mr. John Winsett, son of John and Mary Winsett. He was a native of Ohio and was born July 6, 1818, and died November 3, 1876. She married John Hollenbeck, April 28, 1878, and one son, Homer Hollenbeck, was born December 18, 1879. Mrs. Hollenbeck has a farm of 200 acres of land, mostly improved land, in Section 8 of Melrose Township, containing a substantial farm residence erected in 1882. She is a member of the Protestant Methodist Church.

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