Gregor KOLLING "George COLLING"

Gregor "George" COLLING,1, 2 son of Theodor COLLING and Elizabeth SCHADECK, was born on 4 Dec 1847 at 4:00pm in Lahr, Schwarzwald, , Prussia,1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 was baptized in Lahr, Schwarzwald, , Prussia, died on 18 Feb 1922 in Hastings, Adams, Nebraska, USA 8, 9, 10, 11 at age 74, and was buried on 21 Feb 1922 in Hastings, Adams, Nebraska, USA (Hannover Cemetery). 10, 12
• Other names for Gregor were George COLLING, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17 and Gregor KOLLING.
• Ancestral File Number: 1JS8-Q0H. 42
• He has conflicting birth information of 4 Dec 1847 and Lahr, , Rhineland, Prussia. 23
• He has conflicting birth information of 4 Dec 1847 and Lahr, Bitburg, District of Trier, Prussia. 10, 24
• He was educated at public schools of Illinois. 26
• He served in the military Union Civil War Army from 19 Jul 1864 to 12 Jul 1865. 27
• He had a residence from 1865 to 1867 in , Kane, Illinois, USA. 2 8
• He was Lutheran. 29
• He appeared on the census on 23 Jul 1870 in Winfield Township, Du Page, Illinois, USA.30 P.O. Warrenville
• He worked as a joiner, farmer, Homestead, stockman, Justice of Peace, & on School Board 21, 26, 30, 31, 32, 33
• He had a residence from 1867 to 1872 in , Du Page, Illinois, USA. 28
• He moved to Adams County, Nebraska in Sep. 1872.
• He appeared on the census on 4 Jun 1880 in Little Blue, Adams, Nebraska, USA. 17
• He appeared on the census on 4 Jun 1900 in Hanover, Adams, Nebraska, USA. 34
• He retired in 1904 in Hastings, Adams, Nebraska, USA. 26
• He appeared on the census on 16 Apr 1910 in Hastings, Adams, Nebraska, USA. 35
• He appeared on the census on 5 Jan 1920 in Hastings, Adams, Nebraska, USA. 36 E.D. 7, Sheet 4 A, Line 25
• Death Notes: longest living child of Theodor 4
• The cause of his death was Cerebral Hemorrhage. 13

Birth Certificate #19, Page 3, Volume 2, of"The Colling Family In America" written by Jerry Colling M.D. of Gregor Colling born 4 December 1847, witnessed by Mathias Ambros of Neuerburg and Johann Gregor Ambros of Neuerburg. Page 7 1

Aug. 10,1961 Arrived in District of New York 61 - Port of New York on Hamburg Bark Raleigh (Captain CW Heidrich) Aug 10, 1861 at age 14, male, son, Germany, destination was listed as Chicago, between decks.
New York Passenger Lists, 1851-1891; Name: Gregor Colling, Arrival Date: 10 Aug 1861, Estimated Birth Year: 1848, Age: 13, Gender: Male, Destination: Chicago, Place of Origin: Germany, Ship Name: Raleigh, Port of Arrival: New York, Line 36, Microfilm Roll: 213, List Number: 769 19
He emigrated on 10 Aug 1861 from New York, Long Island, New York, USA. 25 Germans to America, Lists of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports, Pg. 164, SHIP: Raleigh, From: Hamburg, To: New York, Arrived 10 Aug 1861, Colling, Gregor, Age 13, Sex M, Occupation S, PRV VIL DES - GROOO CH
http://www.castlegarden.org/:
First name: Gregor, Last name: Colling, Occupation: Son , Age: 13, Sex: M, Arrived: 10 Aug 1861, Origin: Germany, Ship: Raleigh

William and his brother George joined the Union Army in the Civil War 3 years after arriving in America. 9.

1864
Enlisted in Civil War, Naperville, 19 Feb 1864-6 Aug 1865 9. 61
He is listed in the unit at the Soldiers and Sailors System website at http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/.
First: George, Last: Colling, Regiment Name: 52 Illinois Volunteer Infantry, Side: Union, Company: A, Soldier's Rank_In: Private, Soldier's Rank_Out: Private, Alternate Name: ___, Notes:___, Honorably Discharged at Louisville Kentucky on the 6th day of July 1865, Film Number: M539, roll 17

Map of Winfield Township has location of his property. 29 Farmed in Winfield area. This area is now in West Chicago. 9 Little William lived with him in Winfield Township, Illinois. 21

1870 Federal Census: Page: 6, State: Illinois, County: DuPage, City: Winfield, Post Office: Warrenville, Enumeration Date: 29 July 1870, 1. Dwelling: 53, 2. Family: 50, 3. Name: Colling, George, Description: 4. Age: 22, 5. Sex--M, 6. Color--W, 7. Profession: Joiner, 8. Value of Real Estate: $600, 9. Value of Personal Estate: $600, 10. Place of Birth: Prussia, 11. Father
of Foreign born: checked, 12. Mother of Foreign born: checked, Constitutional Relations 19. Male Citizens of U.S. of 21 years of age and upwards: checked 30
His brother Charles is listed living with him. 61

Settled first in Chicago area, then moved to a homestead at Hastings, NE, and spent the rest of his life there, marrying and having 5 children. 9

1872 He took a homestead in Adams County, Nebraska, where he rapidly became a prosperous farmer with extensive property. He spent the rest of his life in Adams County, where Hastings eventually developed. He was a well to do farmer. 9, 61
1872 Lived the longest of Theodor's and Elisabeth's children. He came to Adams County, Nebraska, to homestead in 1872 according to a letter from a grandniece of his wife Mary E.
George's biography in the Adams County register said that he was active in civic affairs and served as justice of the peace.
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1880 United States Federal Census: State: Nebraska, County: Adams, City: Little Blue, Page: 5, E.D.: 63, Enumeration Date: 4 June 1880, Stamped: A. 107, (7-206), Line 25, Name of Street: none, House Number: none, 3. Colling, George, Personal Description: 4. W, 5. Sex--M, 6. Age: 32, Civil Condition: 10. M, 13. Occupation: Farmer, 14. checked, 24. Place of Birth: Germany, 25.
Father's Place of Birth, Germany, 26. Mother's Place of Birth: Germany 33

1890 United States Military Census Veterans Schedule - State: Nebraska, County: Adams, City: Hanover, Call Number/URL: M123, 118 rolls, Enumeration District: 198, Sheet Number: Page 1, Enumeration Date: Jun 1890, Line Number: 12, 1. House #: 112, 2. Families #: 118, 3. Names of surviving Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and widows: George Colling, 4. Rank: Private, 5. Company: A, 6. Name of regiment or vessel: 52 Ill Inf, l7. Date of Enlistment - Day =, Month Jan, Year: 1864, 8. Date of Discharge - Day 12, Month Jul, Year: 1865, 9. Length of service - Year 1, Month 7, Day: =, 10. Post office address: Hastings, Nebr, 11. Disability incurred: Notes: Has Rheumatism

1900 United States Federal Census: Name: George Colling, Home in 1900: Hanover, Adams, Nebraska, Age: 52, Estimated birth year: 1848, Birthplace: Germany, Race: White,
Relationship to head-of-house: Head, Immigration year: 1861,
Image source: Year: 1900; Census Place: Hanover, Adams, Nebraska; Roll: T623 916; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 5. 34

1910 United States Federal Census - State: Nebraska, County: Adams, City: Hastings, Call Number/URL: Series: T624, Roll: 838, Part 1, Page: 48B, Enumeration District: 7, Sheet #: 8B, Enumeration Date: 16 Apr 1910, Line Number: 57, Location - Street: ?, House #: 628, 1. Dwelling #: 46, 2. Family #: 46, 3. Name: Colling,George, 4. Relationship: Head, Personal Description - 5. Sex: M, 6. Color: W, 7. Age: 62, 8. married, 9. Years of present marriage: 41, Nativity - 12. Place of Birth: Germany, 13. Father's Place of Birth: Germany, 14. Mother's Place of Birth: Germany, Citizenship - 15. Year of immigration: 1861, 16. Whether
Naturalization or Alien: Na, 17. Able to speak English, Occupation - 18. Trade: O. I., Education - 23. Able to read & 24. able to write: yes, Ownership of Home - 26. Owned, 27. Owned free, 28 Farm or house: H 35

Jan 1920 Census: State: Nebraska. County: Adams, City: Hastings City, Enumeration District: 7, Sheet Number: 4 A, Enumeration Date: 5 Jan 1920, Line Number: 25, 1. Street: Denver Ave., 2. House #: 624, 3. Dwelling #: 67, 4. Number of family: 73, 5. Name: Colling, George, 6. Relationship: Head, Tenure: 7. Home owned or rented: own, 8. Owned or Mortg: Free, Personal Description: 9. Sex: M, 10. Color: W, 11. Age: 72, 12. Marital state: M, Citizenship:13: Year of immigration: Uk, 14. Naturalization or Alien: Uk, Education:16. Attended school: , 17. Can read &18. Can write: yes, Place of Birth: Germany, 20. Mother Tongue: German, 21. Father's Birth Place: Germany, 22. His Mother Tongue: German, 23. Mother's Birth Place: Germany, 24. Her Mother Tongue: German, 25. Can speak English, 26. Occupation: none 36

Declaration of Pension 11, Volume 2, pg. 11

Burial Notes: Department of Nebraska Brand Army of the Republic Civil War Veterans Buried in Nebraska: Name: Colling, George, Post No: 13, Buried 4 mi. So. 5 mi. east of Hastings City, Adams, Cemetery Hannover: Grave: ___, Lot: ___, Section ___, Date of Death: Feb. 18, 1922, Place: Hastings, Nebr., Place of Birth: Germany, Date: 1847, War Record: Co. A, 52 Illinois Inf. Private, Enlisted: Feb. 19, 1865, Discharged: July 6, 1865, Remarks__________

Gregor married Mary Elizabeth KINNEAR,10, 17, 24, 38, 39, 40 daughter of Andrew B. KINNEAR and Elizabeth CLINE, on 9 Mar 1869 in Sycamore, Kane, Illinois, USA. 27, 37
• Alt. Marriage: 9 Mar 1866, , , Illinois, USA. 43
• Alt. Marriage: 6 Mar 1868, Sycamore, Kane, Illinois, USA. 23
• Alt. Marriage: 9 Mar 1869, Hastings, Adams, Nebraska, USA. 44

Is this a picture of George, Mary and Elizabeth? Some think so.

(Copied from "Biographical & Historical Memoirs of Adams, Clay, Hall & Hamilton Counties, Nebraska by Adair - published by Goospeeds -1890) Denver Library Adams County, Page 227)
George Colling, farmer and stock raiser, Hastings, Neb. The same peculiarities which seem to distinguish others of German nativity from those American born, are noticeable in the career of Mr. Colling since his settlement in this country--industry, close application to his chosen calling, economy and perseverance. An intelligent application of these
principles have resulted in giving him an excellent estate of 340 acres, which he is now improving and cultivating to good advantage. He was born in Prussia, Germany in 1847, and was fourth in a family of children born to the marriage of Theodore and Elizabeth (Schadeck) Colling. The father was a native of France born in 1803, and lived in a portion of that country taken by the Prussians in 1813. He was a contractor and builder by trade, and in 1861 emigrated to the United States, settled in DuPage County, Illinois, near Warrenville, and here followed the stone mason's trade for a number of years. He was married in his native country in 1831 to Miss Elizabeth Schadeck, a daughter of Peter Schadeck, a native of Rhine Province, Prussia; and the following children were born to this union: Henry, married and resides in Indianola, Neb, Mary A. (deceased); Nicholas, married and resides in Indianola, Neb.; William, married and resides at the same place; John (dec'd); Peter (dec'd); George and Charles, who resides in Indianola, NE. All were born in the Old Country. The mother died In February 5, 1879, in Illinois, and the father died June 21, 1880 in the same State. Both were members of the Catholic Church. George Colling spent his boyhood days in the old country was thirteen years of age when he came to the United States. He attended school in Illinois, and when starting out for himself engaged in agricultural pursuits. He was married in Illinois on March 9, 1866, to Miss Marry E Kinnear, daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth (Cline) Kinnear, natives of New Brunswick, born in 1816 and 1821, respectively. Mr. and Mrs. Kinnear moved to Illinois in 1847 and settled in Kane County, near St. Charles, and there Mr. Kinnear received his final summons in 1867. His wife is still living, and resides at St. Charles, Illinois.
George Colling emigrated to Nebraska in September, 1872, settled where he now lives, and took up 160 acres of government land, to which he has since added eighty acres and has one of the finest farms in that portion of the county. The country was all in prairie at that early date, but since then Mr. Colling has witnessed many improvements and changes. He was in the county before Hastings was thought of, and when Juniata was the county seat; was there during the grasshopper season, and witnessed the heavy snow Storm of 1878.
The result of his marriage has been the birth of five children: Elizabeth Mary, born in DuPage County, Illinois, on January 25, 1870; Bertha Jane, born in Adams County, Neb., on December 31, 1874; Anna L. born in Adams County, Neb., on July 12, 1878; Edward George, born in Adams County, December 30, 1881 and Etta Nathelia, who was born January 10, 1885, and died February 3, 1887.
Mr. Colling has been justice of the peace of his township for eight years and has lately been reelected to two years more. He has been a member of the school board a number of times and is a man who has the respect and esteem of all who know him. In 1864, during the late war, he and his brother William enlisted in Company A, fifty-second Illinois Infantry, and participated in the battles of Resaca, Atlanta, and a number of skirmishes. He was in General Sherman's army, firtysecond Illinois, Company A, First Brigade, of the Sixteenth Army Corps.
In the fall of 1864 the Sixteenth was consolidated with the Fifteenth Army Corps, after which it was called the Fifteenth. Mr. Colling and his brother were discharged on July 12, 1865. He then went to Illinois.

1985 Colling family reunion - One of five brother who Immigrated (in Picture taken in 1880's) to America, settled first in Chicago, moved to homestead in Hastings, NE. Descendants of George Colling, who homesteaded in Hastings, will be attending.
1985 More than 300 Colling family members gathered over the Memorial Day weekend in the Chief Motel assembly room to celebrate the 130th anniversary of their ancestors' coming to America. Attending were many descendants of five German Colling brothers (Theodor's sons) from the 1850's and 1860's coming from 17 states. Sunday the group had a dinner in St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Indianola, Nebraska. They were served by the Altar Society. Leslie Colling, Austinm, Minnesota, presided and awarded the prize for the oldest descendant to Mrs. Matilda Colling Quigley of Indianola and the youngest to Jason Bryant of McCook. Dr. Jerry Colling, Carlsbad, California, gave a slide presentation of pictures of the Colling ancestors, the ancestral home in Dasburg (Bitburg County) Germany, and the present day Collings still living in Germany.

The Colling Family in America, Volume 2, pg. 6, Biographies - pg. 41
Colling, George, farmer, b Prussia, in 1847, to Theodore and Elizabeth (Schadeck) Colling; father b in France in 1803: was a contractor and builder; 1861 moved with his family to U.S., settling in DuPage County, Ill.; passed away in Ill., June 21, 1880: mother died in Ill., Feb. 5, 1879: Brothers and sister: Henry, Nicholas, William, Charles, Mary, John and Peter. Educated in the public schools in Ill., and later helped his father with the farm; Sept, 1872, came to Adams County, Nebr., and bought land in Hanover twp: 1904 retired and moved to Hastings. Member Republican party, served 18 years as justice of the peace. member of the school board; 1864 enlisted in Co. A, 52nd Ill. Vol. Inf. which was assigned to Sherman's army. Discharged Jul. 12, 1865; Member or Grand Army of the Republic, Sons of Herman, Married on Mar. 9, 1869 in Ill., to Mary E. Kinnear, Parents: Andrew and Elizabeth (Cline) Kinnear, both natives of New Brunswick; father b 1816; mother b 1821; children: Elizabeth Mary, b Jan 25, 1870, Bertha Jane, b dec. 31, 1874; Anna L., b Jul. 12, 1878; Edward George, b Dec. 30, 1881; Etta Natalie, b Jan. 15, 1885. He died on Febr. 3, 1887; Wife died June 18, 1914.

Source Citations
1. Evelyn's Collection, Compiler: Evelyn Rec. Date: 4 May 2002, Theodore Colling Family Group Record
2. Colling Family in America, Jerry D. Colling, M.D. (Obtained from Evelyn), Volume 1, pg. 3.
3. Chart - Colling Descendents, Compiler: Martin Colling, Egon Colling, Jerry Colling.and Bradly Colling Rec. Date: 7 Dec 1990.
4. Lucille's Collection, Compiler: Lucille (Hand written notes) Rec. Date: 2 Jul 35, date.& place, Germany.
5. Colling Family Tree - Jerry's D. Colling, Jerry D. Colling (corrected 24 Dec 1983) Rec. Date: 24 Dec 1983, date Prussia - Lahr.
6. 130 Years of Collings in America: 1855-1985, Compiler: Jerry D. Colling Rec. Date: 1985, Lahr, Germany in 1847 pg. 10.
7. Colling Family in America, Jerry D. Colling, M.D. (Obtained from Evelyn), Volume 1, pg. 3 Volume 2, pg. 1.
8. Lucille's Collection, Compiler: Lucille (Hand written notes) Rec. Date: 2 Jul 35, date & place, NE pg. 10.
9. 130 Years of Collings in America: 1855-1985, Compiler: Jerry D. Colling Rec. Date: 1985, 1922 at age 75.
10. Evelyn's Collection, Compiler: Evelyn Rec. Date: 4 May 2002, Theodore Colling Family Group Record - Gregor "George" Colling Family Group Record.
11. Colling Family in America, Jerry D. Colling, M.D. (Obtained from Evelyn), Volume 1, pg. 3, 6 & Volume 2, pg. 1, 2.
12. Ibid, Volume 1, pg. 6 & Volume 2, pg. 1.
13. Ibid, Volume 2, pg. 2.
14. Chart - Colling Descendents, Compiler: Martin Colling, Egon Colling, Jerry Colling and Bradly Colling Rec. Date: 7 Dec 1990, KOLLING (.
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.Date: 1985, Gregor (George).
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17. 1880 United States Federal Census, Submitted by: Lois.
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21. Letter - Dec 1983 Christmas, Jerry D. Colling, Rec. Date: 1983.
22. Newspaper Article - Colling family, Colling family gathers for weekend reunion (McCook Gazette) Rec. Date: 6 Jun 1985.
23. E-mail Message, Richard D. McClung Jr.
24. Colling Family in America, Jerry D. Colling, M.D. (Obtained from Evelyn),
Volume 1, pg. 6.
25. Book - Germans to America, Edited by Ira A. Glazier and P. William Filby, Germans to America (Lists of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports; SR.Scholarly Resources Inc., Wilmington, Delaware).
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27. Evelyn's Collection, Compiler: Evelyn Rec. Date: 4 May 2002, Gregor "George" Colling Family Group Record.
28. Declaration for Pension - George Colling.
29. Letter - Dec 1983 Christmas, Jerry D. Colling, Rec. Date: 1983, pg. 14.
30. 1870 United States Federal Census
31. 130 Years of Collings in America: 1855-1985, Compiler: Jerry D. Colling.Rec. Date: 1985, pg. 10, Justice of Peace.
32. Evelyn's Collection, Compiler: Evelyn Rec. Date: 4 May 2002, Gregor."George" Colling Family Group Record - Biographical & Historical.Memoirs of Adams, Clay, Hall & Hamilton Counties, Nebraska by Adair -.published by Goospeeds -1890 Denver Library Adams County Page 227.
33. 1880 United States Federal Census, Submitted by: Lois, Farmer.
34. 1900 United States Federal Census, Twelfth Census of the United States,
35. 1910 United States Federal Census
36. 1920 United States Federal Census, Fourteenth Census of the US 1
37. Colling Family in America, Jerry D. Colling, M.D. (Obtained from Evelyn),.Volume 1, pg. 6 Volume 2, pg. 1, 2.
38. 130 Years of Collings in America: 1855-1985, Compiler: Jerry D. Colling.Rec. Date: 1985, pg. 10.
39. GEDCOM - Joachim (URL: http://home.pi.se/collings-system/fam/a-famus.htm Contact: joachim@collings-system.se) Rec. Date: 200 ?, Mary D.
40. Colling Family in America, Jerry D. Colling, M.D. (Obtained from Evelyn), l2, pg. 1.
41. Evelyn's Collection, Compiler: Evelyn Rec. Date: 4 May 2002, New Brunswick, NS, CANADA - Gregor "George" Colling Family Group Record 1914.
42. Ancestral Files at LDS Family History Center, Salt Lake City, Utah or Mesa, AZ, Rec. Date: Apr 2002.
43. Evelyn's Collection, Compiler: Evelyn Rec. Date: 4 May 2002, Biographical & Historical Memoirs of Adams, Clay, Hall & Hamilton Counties, Nebraska by Adair - by Goospeeds -1890) Denver Library Adams County Page 227).
44. 130 Years of Collings in America: 1855-1985, Compiler: Jerry D. Colling, Rec. Date: 1985, pg. 10, Update Moved to Hastings, NE where he married.& had 5 children.
45. Ibid, pg. 10 Mary Elisabeth.
46. Evelyn's Collection, Compiler: Evelyn Rec. Date: 4 May 2002, Gregor "George".Colling Family Group Record & Biographical & Historical Memoirs of Adams, Clay, Hall & Hamilton Counties, Nebraska by Adair - published by Goospeeds -1890) Denver Library Adams County Page 227.
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48. Evelyn's Collection, Compiler: Evelyn Rec. Date: 4 May 2002, Gregor "George" Colling Family Group Record - Biographical & Historical Memoirs of Adams, Clay, Hall
& Hamilton Counties, Nebraska by Adair - published by Goospeeds -1890) Denver Library Adams County Page 227.
49. 1870 United States Federal Census
50. Colling Family in America, Jerry D. Colling, M.D. (Obtained from Evelyn),.date only - Volume 2, pg. 2.
51. GEDCOM - Dickey, Julia (and Web Page) Rec. Date: Sep 2005.
52. 130 Years of Collings in America: 1855-1985, Compiler: Jerry D. Colling.Rec. Date: 1985, pg., 10.
53. Evelyn's Collection, Compiler: Evelyn Rec. Date: 4 May 2002, Gregor "George" Colling Family Group Record - Biographical & Historical Memoirs of Adams, Clay, Hall & Hamilton Counties, Nebraska by Adair - published by Goospeeds -1890) Denver Library Adams County Page 227).
54. Ibid,
55. Colling Family in America, Jerry D. Colling, M.D. (Obtained from Evelyn), l2, pg. 1. 2.
56. 130 Years of Collings in America: 1855-1985, Compiler: Jerry D. Colling, Rec. Date: 1985, pg. 10 probably in Omaha.
57. Ibid, pg. 10.
58. Ibid, pg. 10 Madsen.
59. Evelyn's Collection, Compiler: Evelyn Rec. Date: 4 May 2002, date only -
60. Ibid, GedCon has this date.
61. Family Histories - Where are the graves of Theodor and Elizabeth Colling?.Author: Jerry D. Colling
62. Newspaper Article - Colling family gathers for weekend reunion, McCook Gazette, Date: 6 Jun 1985