Hollenbeck and Hallenbeck Genealogy
This site now contains information on 17 Separate Hollenbeck Families with 503 Hollenbeck Bios and Obits, 246 Hollenbeck Queries, 755 Hollenbeck Researchers, links to 6 other Hollenbeck surname sites, 36 Hollenbeck landmarks,  45 Hollenbeck Photographs, 85 Hollenbeck DAR lineages, 8 Hollenbeck Bible Records, and 5 fictional Hollenbecks.  Free lookups from genealogy database of 49,490 individuals

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This site is dedicated to the memory of my grandfather, Earl Milles.  He was the son of Emma Hollenbeck and George Washington Milles of Indiana.

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Last updated on June 21, 2008


My name is Robert Douglas Kleopfer and I am the 9th great grandson of Caspar Jacobse Hallenbeck (1620 - 1703). The purpose of this site is to provide a clearinghouse for information related to the Hollenbeck/Hallenbeck surname. Most pages will load fast.  I will do my best to update this site with fresh and interesting information as time permits. I invite you to share information with us! Any information about any Hallenbeck/Hollenbeck descendant, including stories, biographical sketches, obituaries, and queries are welcome. I will post the information here as appropriate. If you are a descendant of a Hallenbeck/Hollenbeck  please drop me a line.  I would like to add your name and family information to my database of several thousand Hollenbeck descendants. Below I have listed various Hollenbeck families in America, many of which have not been linked to Caspar Jacobse Hallenbeck.

Hollenbeck Families of America

Family # 1: Caspar Jacobse Hallenbeck (1620-1703) and descendants. Caspar Jacobse Hallenbeck was born in Hollenbek, Schleswig, Germany (just east of Hamburg) in 1620. He married "Lysbeth" and came to America sometime before 1651 since his first child Katherin was born in Beverwyck, Albany County, New York in 1651. Several of Caspar’s children were reported as being born in Beverwyck. (Beverwyck was laid out around 1647 at what is now the center of Albany, New York). Caspar Jacobse Hallenbeck died in Albany County, New York in about 1703. There are thousands of descendants of Caspar Jacobse Hallenbeck who have populated different geographic area in America. See How Many Ancestors Do We Have? for an interesting discussion that might apply to the Hallenbeck family? See Family Outline.

Family # 1A: Jacob Hollenbeck Family of Indiana - One branch of Family # 1 beginning with Jacob Hollenbeck (1770-1842) the third great grandson of Caspar Jacobse Hallenbeck. This family came to Indiana in about 1818.

Family # 1B: George E. Hollenbeck - 5th great grandson of Caspar Jacobs Hallenbeck. This family came to Missouri from Ohio in 1858.

Family # 1C: George Hollenbeck of Kankakee County, Illinois - descendant of Abram Hollenbeck. This family moved from Greene County, New York to Illinois in 1849. May not be Caspar's progeny?

Family # 1D: Andrew F. Hollenback and brothers Lawrence V., William Henry, and Henry William (twins) came to Sangamon County, Illinois in 1830.

Family #1E: John Hollenbeck came to Appanoose County, Iowa after 1861.  Two of his sons, Lewis Hollenbeck and Judson Hollenbeck settled in western Kansas.

Family #1F:  Lawrence Hollenbeck came to the Illinois Territory in 1815.  He was the brother of Jacob Hollenbeck, Family 1A.

Family # 1G - James M. Hollenbeck raised 16 children in Chemung County, New York.  Several children went to Jackson County, Wisconsin.

Family # 2: George Hollenbach migrated from Germany to Pennsylvania in 1717.
(families #2 and 3 have been linked)   See Family Tree Maker Site by Catherine Comeau.

Family # 3: Thomas Hollenback born in Ohio 1814, Illinois 1831, Missouri 1847, California 1848, Illinois 1852, Missouri 1855, Kansas 1866.
(families #2 and 3 have been linked per LouAnn Cameron - however, please note that another researcher has concluded that this Thomas Hollenback is not the same one as in family 2 above)
See LouAnn Cameron's site:  http://pages.suddenlink.net/lspyres1/.

Family # 4: Charles F. Hollenbeck of Adair County, Missouri (born 1850) -descendant of Francis Hollenbeck. This family came from New York to Missouri in 1868.  See Hollenbeck Roots.
Family # 5: W. K. Hollenbeck of Miller County, Missouri ( born 1827) - descendant of Ephraim Hollenbeck, who, with his brother Jacob, emigrated to America from Germany in 1670.
Family # 6: Archie Talcott Hollenbeck - descendant of Alexander Hollenbeck of Scotland. This family settled in Franklin County, New York in 1830 before coming to Missouri in 1868.
Family # 7:  Philip Hollenbach was born in Germany in 1851 and came to America in 1869. He lived in Louisville, Kentucky.
Family # 8: Descendants of John C. Hollenbeck lived in western Kansas.
Family # 9: Descendants of Conrad Hollenbeck of Potter County, Pennsylvania. He lived to be 106 years old.
Family # 10: Descendants of Henry Hollenbeck, born in Germany in 1839. Lived in St. Louis. His great great grandson has a site at Planet Hollenbeck.

Family # 11:  Descendants of John W. Hollenbeck, born in Germany in 1838 and came to America after 1865.  This family lived in New Jersey. Also see Hollenbeck Biographies

Family # 12:
 Cornelius Hallenbeck married Maria Keller and  emigrated from Holland in the late 1700's.  See Query #36.
Family # 13:  Herman Heinrich Hollenbeck was born in Oldenburg, Germany about 1790 and emigrated to America in 1851.  He and his family lived in Osage County, Missouri.   See Hollenbeck Biographies for more on this family.
Family # 14:  Peter Hollenbeck was born in New York in 1790.  He was the father of Isaac Hollenbeck, who was born in Otsego County, New York in 1830.  See Query #39.

Family # 15:  George Hollandback was an early settler in Johnson County, Indiana having purchased land their in 1821.  Family legend has it that he came from the Tauber River area of Germany near Edelfingen which is now part of Bad Mergentheim.  Researcher #11. 

Family # 16:  Johann Conrad Hollenbach was born in 1752 in Lindfluhr, Franken, Germany , came to Pennsylvania as a boy, and served in the Revolutionary War.  Researchers #158, 164, 265 and 267. See Our Family History.

Family # 17: Frank Justus Hollinbeck, changed his name from Peterson, his native Scandinavian name, which he thought to be too common.  Apparently, he chose a friend's name (Hollenbeck), but the clerk in Chicago misspelled it.  Rick Hollinbeck

See Hollenbeck Biographies for more on these families.

Links for More Hollenbeck Information

The Hollenbeck Name
Young Hollenbecks
Hollenbeck Biographies and Obituaries
Hollenbeck Queries
Hollenbeck Books and References
Hallenbeck Landmarks
The Hollenbeck Tavern
The Hallenbeck Murders of 1682
An Early Hollenbeck Real Estate Transaction
Hollenbeck Researchers
Hollenbecks in the Revolutionary War
Hollenbeck Photographs

Hollenbecks of Science
Hollenbeck Letter of 1881 (Can any one provide a link to the author of this letter?)
Butterman Hollenback Ice Cream Advertising Ashtray (Hollenback souvenir)
Hollenbach Hero (Vietnam War)
The Roosevelt Cousins (Are you one? Some Hollenbecks are.) Also gives a link to Martin Van Buren, the 8th U.S. President.
Hollenbeck War Casualties
Hallenbeck Funeral Home (South Dakota)
Planet Hollenbeck (Not exactly genealogy, but an interesting site by Kevin Hollenbeck.)
Hollenbeck Orphans

Fictional Hollenbecks
Hollenbeck Family Bible Saved From Dump!
New York Land Rioters
Hollenbeck Bible Records
America's Oldest Barber
The Hollenbeck Genealogy Forum
Hollenbecks with DAR Lineages
Hallenbecks of the Albany Militia
17th Century Hallenbeck Family - Maternal Lines
Hollenbecks in the 1890 New York City Directory
Hollenbecks in the War of 1812
17th Century Hallenbeck Family - Maternal Lines
Will of Jan Caspersen Hallenbeck (1652-1730)
Caspar Jacobse Hallenbeck (1620-1703) and descendants.

Other Hollenbeck Home Pages
See researchers list for more home pages.

Descendants of Casper Jacobse Hallenbeck Nine generations of data from Ruth Kay Andrews. Family # 1.

Holenbeck Family History Home Page -  Descendants of Egbert Otis Holenbeck.

Hollenbeck Roots This links to an index of names from Rich Hollenbeck. Family # 4.

The Hallenbeck Family A transcription of a genealogy dated July 2, 1948 from the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. This site is under construction as of 6/15/97. Thanks to Rich Hollenbeck. Family # 1.

Hollenbeck Genealogy  By Matty Ross.
Matty Ross maintains a data base that contains 12,922 names, 8,334 of which are descendants of Caspar Jacobse Hallenbeck. Contact him if you have questions about your Hollenbeck line. He has a home page at THE ROSS FAMILY.  Also see
The Ancestors of Dawn Gloria Hallenbeck

James and Martha Taylor's Home Page at Family Tree Maker: Descendants of Caspar Jacobse Hallenbeck.

The Family Page of the decendents of Charles Hosmer Hollenbeck (1856-1924)

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