The following account is based on the inputs I have received from Terri Tillman, Agnes Cloninger, Ann K. Propst, Anne McAllister, Martha Kapp and Mimi Harbinson. I don't have a dog in this fight so don't accuse me of proposing which Martin HOLLER is which. It would be fun to get to the bottom of this. This register includes ALL Martin Holler inputs I have received plus a few I have ferrited out. Let's discuss the possibilities and the impossibilities.


This is the first identifiable Martin Holler. Whether he is the one married to Rebecca and Mary Ann, I don't know for sure.

HOLLER, MARTIN A., Private, Co. F, 23nd Regiment NC Troops - Born in Alexander County* and resided in Catawba County where he was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Catawba County at age 17, June 6, 1861 [b. abt. 1842-44]. Present or accounted for until wounded at Seven Pines, Virginia, May 31, 1862. Reported absent wounded until March 13, 1863, when he was discharged by reason of disability. [NCT VII:109]

These are the details as I have compiled them:

Martin A(bram?) HOLLAR was born about 1842 in Alexander County [Wittenberg], North Carolina. [per 1860 census]

In 1869 he was a Justice of the Peace in Catawba County, North Carolina. He appeared in the census in 1880 in King's Creek, Caldwell Co., NC. In 1880 Martin Hollar appears to have been married to a Rebecca _______ [estimated abt. 1865 ]. They were living in King's Creek community and had 5 children living at home in 1880. Rebecca might have died between 1880 and 1893.

Martin A(bram?) HOLLAR and Mary Ann SPENCER were married about 1893 (if above is true). Mary Ann SPENCER (daughter of Grissom (Grisiam) SPENCER and Mary Anna HERMAN) was born about 1847 in Catawba County, North Carolina. She appeared in the census in 1880 in Wittenberg, Alexander Co., NC as single and living with her parents. Also listed is in this household is a 5 year old girl named Emma Spencer, identified only as "granddaughter". Perhaps she was Mary Ann's child who was born out of wedlock. Martin HOLLER appeared in the 1900 census of Wittenberg Twp., Alexander Co., NC. Mary Ann is the mother of 1 child who is still living. Martin and Mary Ann have been married for 7 years [marr. Abt. 1893]. She died sometime after the 1910 census, most likely before 1920.


And then, there's this three-year old query:

Greetings! I am looking for information on Martin Hollar, born c.1827 in Lincoln County, and resided in Alexander County, North Carolina, in 1860. He served in Company G, 37th North Carolina Troops during the Civil War. I am looking for his dates of birth/death, place of burial, and any other details about his life. This information will be used in a upcoming book on the 37th NCT.

Michael C. Hardy -

July 27, 2001 at 13:40:52



The following is what I find in NC TROOPS

HOLLER, MARTIN, Private, Co. G, 37th Regiment NC Troops - Born in Lincoln County and resided Alexander County where he was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Lenoir County at age 35, April 8, 1862 [b. abt. 1827]. Discharged from service on January 28, 1863 by reason of "incontinence of mind, consequent upon injury." Place and date injured and nature of injuries not reported. [NCT IX:558]


As far as Martin HOLLAR b. abt 1818 [>> An entry in the IGI (church member submission) states that Martin Hollar, born abt. 1818 in North Carolina, married Rebecca Balch / Bolch, born abt. 1821 in Rowan Co.,] better check this out thoroughly. I have nobody that fits.

If you have any theories, share them here.



See also:

Martin HOLLER-passg in 1845-Brig Josephine

Martin HOLLER-passg in 1866-Estafette

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