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This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family each week. Five new columns will be released each month unless some technical difficulty enters the picture.

This column's focus is on HOLDER or HOLTER. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).

One book in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte apparently deals in part with the Holter family. It is: Vashti Seaman's and Flora Curtin's Record of John and Jane Antes Holter's Children...: Their Ancestors and Descendants of Holter, Seaman, & Barnhart Families (19--).

There are 3 first-name entries for Holder and 10 for Holter in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are several mentions of the name in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898).

And, now, your ancestors' Holder or Holter neighbors in 1890:

BOGGS Township:

Jane Holter--Roland
	Susan C.

HOWARD Borough:

A. L. Holter, 60, carpenter
	Mary J.
	Clara B.
	D. E. 25
	Robert H. 18
	James F. 14
B. F. Holter, 59, blacksmith
	Mary E.
	A. B. 25
	Elmer E. 19
	Susan B.
	Josephine E.
	Fannie I.
Harry C. Holter, 46, carpenter and contractor
	Mary E.
	Daniel W. 21
	Lizzie M.
	John S. 13
	Robert B. 11
	Ellie L.
	David A. 3
	Philip C. 1
John B. Holter, 43, mason
Joseph L. Holter, 48
	Martha J.
	Nellie B.
Michael P. Holter, 45, carpenter
	Susan B.
	Minnie H.
	Lydia J.
	Charles E. 13
	Albert L. 11
	James A. 7
	Samuel B. 4
William H. Holter, 31, carpenter
	Sarah A.

HOWARD Township:

Jacob S. Holter, 36, farmer--Howard
	Mary E.
	Sherman N. 6

LIBERTY Township:

Christ Holter, 55, farmer--Blanchard
	Charles 2
	Rosa L.
Jacob Holter, 71, farmer--Blanchard
W. Scott Holter, 22, teacher--Blanchard


Constance C. Holter, 37, engineer, 5th St.
	Sarah J.
	Minnie M.
	Edith B.
	Carrie M.
	T. W.

SPRING Township:

Hayes H. Holder, 36, engineer--Bellefonte
	Emeline A.
Josiah Holter, 45--Bellefonte
	Martha A.
	Sue C.