Biography

Of

ISIAH VANSANT HOLLINGER


Publisher and Editor Carroll Co. Herald, he was born in Cumberland Co., Pa., June 26, 1838, and came to Ills., to Mt. Carroll, in 1844. He learned the printing business in the Journal office at Freeport, worked on the Mt. Carroll Tribune, edited by Dr. J. L. Hostetter which was printed in Freeport and was the first paper printed for Carroll County. Mr. Hollinger was engaged on the Carroll Co. Republican, the first paper printed here and in connection with A. Windle, established th Carroll Co. Mirror, March 21, 1860, and was connected with that for 12 years. He was in the army during the rebellion, 146th I.V.I. Co. A. Later, connection with F. J. Sessions, bought out the Carroll Co. Herald, 1876. He married Miss L. Annie Dresbach from Cumberland Co., Pa., in 1867 and they have one child, John D. Hollinger, born June 11, 1875.

Source: History of Carroll County Pg. 381 and 390 (1878)

NOTE: The photo above is labeled as J.V. Hollinger in the History of Carroll County, but I believe the J was actually an "I". If anyone knows this photo to be that of a J.V. Hollinger please let me know..

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