page is devoted to the history and genealogy of the BOLENDER-BOLANDER-BOLINGER
family. I will include information on all lines of these surnames,
as well as any spellings. If other researchers would like to submit information
on their lines, I would be happy to include it here.
My mother, Evelyn
Mae Granger, was the daughter of George Harvey Granger and Bertha Mae
BOLINGER. Bertha's grandfather, Noah BOLANDER, changed his name to
BOLINGER sometime after June 18, 1855 when he married Tillitha C. MARTIN
in Vigo Co., Indiana, and before the 1860 Vigo Co., Indiana federal
As part of this
web site, I am including Family Pages for my MORTON, BURNETT and
BRADFORD lines - ancestors of my
great-grandmother, Gabriella (MORTON) BOLINGER.
The following is a summary of what I believe to be correct about
the early Bolender or Bolander family. I have used the sources noted
at the end. I am always open to changes, so please let me know if you
find errors or additions - with the documentation you have used. For
those of you who are just beginning your research on this family, this history
is not meant to be a primary source for your data. Hopefully, it will
be of interest and a good starting point.
born in Berks Co., Pennsylvania on October 09, 1756, was the son of
Peter and Maria Barbara Bolender. Peter was an emigrant from the Rhine
Valley of Germany, seeking freedom in America from religious persecutions
and "ravages of monarchy so common in the sixteenth century"
Phillip Carl Schenckel was born at Edenkoben, Bavaria, Germany.
He married Maria Elisabetha Zimpel on June 29, 1745 in Bavaria, Germany.
They came to America from Edenkoben on the ship, "Snow Ketty" , arriving in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 16, 1752, settling in Lancaster Co.,
Pennsylvania. The Schenckels moved to Brown Co., Ohio in 1805, and
settled in the Bullskin Settlement, east of Felicity. This part of
Clermont Co. became Lewis Twp, Brown Co. about 1818. He was a farmer
and a German Baptist Brethren preacher, referred to as Dunkards.
Stephen married first Margreta (Peggy) Schenckel, daughter of Phillip
Carl Schenkel, on August 29, 1779 in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania. They
had seven sons and three daughters: Catherine, Barbara, Peter, Henry,
John, Jacob, Elizabeth, Christian, Stephen, and Joseph. They moved
from Berks Co., Penn. to Ohio in 1800, landing at Boude's Ferry in Brown
Co. Stephen bought one thousand acres of land on Bullskin Creek in
Clermont Co. They lived near Feesburg, in Lewis Township, Brown Co.,
where both Stephen and Peggy were blacksmiths. Stephen was also a farmer
and a Dunkard preacher. Peggy died January 10, 1804 in Boude's Ferry.
On August 19, 1813 in Clermont Co., Ohio, Stephen married Mrs. Elizabeth
(Betsy) Kellam Fetterman. They had two sons and three daughters: Daniel,
William Henry, Margaret, Julia Ann, and Mary A.
Some of the Bolender-Shinkle-Kellum families stayed in Brown
and Clermont counties, some moved to other areas of Ohio, and others moved
on to Indiana and Illinois. Some of the allied surnames of these early
families are: Waldschmidt, Judd, Hoss, Jeffers, Yeatts, Hancock, Matthews,
Fuller, Apple, and Wood.
1. Article from a Cincinnati, Ohio newspaper announcing the
31st annual Bolender-Shinkle Reunion, to be held Aug. 26, 1912 in Bolenders
Grove, Clermont Co., Ohio, sent to me by Merrill Bolender.
would like to join a mailing list for any Bolender-Bolander-Bolinger family
associated surname, follow the directions below.
There are two types of subscriptions: Mail Mode, where every
post is sent to each subscriber as a separate piece of e-mail, and Digest
Mode, where several posts are batched together and then sent to subscribers
- usually once a day.
For Mail Mode, you would send an e-mail to [email protected]
- with only "subscribe" (without the quotes) in the body - nothing else.
For Digest Mode, just change the "L" to "D", and follow the same instructions.
To subscribe to any of the following lists, just use the specific link below.
They are set up to use Mail Mode. There are mailing lists set up by
Rootsweb for other surname spellings such as Bolender and Bolander, but at
this time they do not have List Administrators.
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild
- Indiana Research
SHAKING THE BRANCHES
History of The Bolender & Shinkle Ancestry of K. Merrill Bolender
Joel BOLENDER m. Genevieve Gertrude LOVE
ELIZABETH SHINKLE FAMILY HOME PAGE
Elizabeth Anne Shinkle
BOLENDER m. Margreta SCHENCKEL August 29, 1779 Lancaster Co., PA
SHANKLE FAMILY GENEALOGY
William J. Shankle
- SHINKLE, BOLENDER and KELLUM Families
BOLENDER m. Samuel GEREN Sept 21, 1825 Georgetown, Brown Co., Ohio
Mary BOLANDER m. Elijah MOLLENKOPF
BOLANDER m. Samuel MOLLENKOPF
Henry BOLANDER m. Sarah MATTHEWS Nov 18, 1841 Van Buren Co., Iowa
Henry BOLANDER m. Sarah MATTHEWS Nov 18, 1841 Van Buren Co, Iowa
Catherine BOLANDER m. Pery OFFENBACKER Mar 16, 1875 Marion Co., Indiana
H. BOLANDER m. Martha A. MCCONNELL March 01, 1861 Marion Co., Indiana
Stoner BOLANDER m. Thais YOUNG July 31, 1942, Huntington, Huntington Co.,
Pierce BOLANDER m. Maria Catherine BRAGDON November 17, 1878 Marion Co.,
B. June Babcock
P. BOLANDER m. Rebecca TOWNSLEY
needs information on Rebecca TOWNSLEY'S family - her father was Thomas TOWNSLEY.)
BOLANDER m. Elizabeth HANCOCK
needs information on Elizabeth HANCOCK'S family.)
BOLANDER m. William JUDD bet 1803-1811 in Felicity, Clermont Co., Ohio
JUDD m. Sophia HOUSER abt 1837 in Clermont Co., Ohio
Guilford BOLANDER m. Belinda CAHILL August 12, 1860 in Brown County, Ohio
BOLANDER m. Matilda Ruby SHIRLEY April 14, 1860 in Hancock Co., IN
Naomi BOLANDER m. William John LANEY in 1870.
Lu Anne Kriebs
BOLANDER, b. 1791 Province of Hess, Germany; d. 1865 Randolph Co., IN
BOLENDER, Uniontown, OH
Louvisa BOLANDER m. John F. CAUDELL in Hancock Co., IN
- Ira N. (Speck) BOLINGER m.
- Ira N. BOLINGER b.
17 JUL 1912 possibly in Iowa
- Ira d. 1 NOV 1988 in Phoenix, Maricopa Co.,
The Shinkle Genealogy
J. and Chas. L. Abbott, Cincinnati, Ohio
& Jennings Press, 1897
you have any questions or wish to have family
information posted on this website, please contact
me using the Email address below. I would love
to hear from you.
Copyright 2000-2008 Susan Kay Hudspeth
Material from this web site may not be reproduced
for commercial purposes. Genealogical researchers
are free to use this material for reference and
research purposes. All other rights reserved.
No guarantee on the accuracy of the data found on
this web site is given or implied. As with all
family research, the researcher should strive to
obtain primary documents for necessary proofs.
Permission must be obtained from the original
submitter of information on this site before
any information found here.