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Courtesy of Darlene Pellor 

Jacob Bollon was born 25 July 1843, Baden, Germany. His parents were Joseph & Agnes Haire Bollin. He died 10 April 1915 in McAlister, Quay, New Mexico and buried 14 April 1915 in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Ravenwood, Nodaway, Missouri. Jacob was a farmer by occupation. He married Helenora Agnes Chandler in Carthage, Hamilton, Illinois on 12 April 1864.

Helenora Agnes Chandler was the daughter of Charles & Harriett Rosanna Bailey Chandler. She was born 22 May 1845 in Sonora, Hancock Co. IL and died Oct. 1913 Ravenwood, Nodaway, Missouri. She was buried in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Ravenwood, Nodaway, Missouri.

Obituary notice in newspaper 4-16-1915 (Missouri) Jacob

Jacob Bollin an old time resident of Nodaway County, and Ravenwood
 vicinity, died at McAlister, New Mexico, at the home of his daughter Mrs.J.
 R. Vance, Saturday, April 10, at 10 a.m. his sudden death was due to a
 severe stroke of paralysis.  The body was brought here for burial
 Tuesday, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Vance and F. Bollin.

Funeral services were held at the old home place south of town
 Wednesday, at 10 a.m. conducted by Rev. R. L. Sparks, after which the body was
 laid to rest in Oak Lawn Cemetery

Jacob Bollin was born near Baden, Germany, July 25, 1843.  He came to
 America when quite small and settled near Nauvoo, IL.  In 1873 he came
 to Nodaway County, Missouri  and after spending 2 years on the McCann
 place, he purchased what is known as the Bollin farm three miles south of

He was united in marriage to Helenora Agens Chandler, April 12, 1863,
 who died Oct 8, 1912. To this union were born 13 children, all living
 except 5 who died in infancy.

He was a private under Capt. Jas. G. Hulls Company ("11")
 11th Regiment of Illinois, Cavalry.  He enlisted November 21, 1861, and
 was in actual service 4 years and two months.

Thus closed the life of one who, being dead, yet speaketh.

From Seigfried Volume IX located at the Hancock County Historical

Obituary reads as follows.
"Mrs. Elenora Chandler Bollin, wife of Jacob Bollin, both former
 residents of Sonora Township died at her home at Ravenswood, Missouri on
 Wednesday aged 70 years. (It was dated Saturday, October 11, 1913.)

Obituary notice in newspaper (Missiouri) 6-25-1915

Frederick A. Bollin was born near Nauvoo, ILL., August 4, 1867, died
 near McAlister, New Mexico, June 18, 1915, age 47 years ten months and
 fourteen days.

He came to Missouri in the fall of 1873, where he resided until 8 years
 ago, when he went to New Mexico and took up a homestead, and has
 resided there ever since.

He leaves to mourn his loss two brothers, William A. and Joseph C., and
 five sisters, Hattie H. Adwell, Nora A. Vance, Mary J. Smith, Sadie A.
 Vance and Sylvia B. McCrery.  All reside near Ravenwood, except Mrs.
 J. R. Vance, Mary J. Smith and Mrs. S. A. Vance.

The cause of Mr. Bollins death was due to typhoid fever, supposed to
 have been caused by a rupture being kicked in the stomach by a mule some
 time during the past winter.  The body arrived at Conception Jct.,
 Saturday night accompanied by Wm. Vance, and from there was taken to the
 old home place three miles south of Ravenwood.

Funeral sevices were held at the residence, Sunday, conducted by Rev.
 L. R. Sparks.

Interment was made in Oak Lawn cementery.

Obituary in newspaper Feb.  15-1918 in Missouri


Jacob & Helenora Agnes Chandler Bollin Children:

1) Frederick Alexander Bollin born 4 Aug. 1867 in Hancock Co. IL. & died 18 Jan. 1915 in McAlister, Quay, New Mexico. He was buried in Ravenwood, Nodaway, Missouri.

2) William Albert Bollin was born 21 Feb. 1869, Hancock Co IL and buried 1947 in Ravenwood, Nodaway, Missouri. William was married to Dollie H. Smith in Maryville, Nodaway, Missouri on 11 April 1906.

3) Joseph Charles Bollin  born 14 March 1873 in Hancock Co. IL. & died 10 Feb. 1918 in St. Joseph, Buchanan Co. Missouri. He married Alta Irene Weyer in Maryville, Nodaway, Missouri on 5 Oct. 1904. He was buried 13 Feb. 1918 in Ravenwood, Nodaway, Missouri.


Joe Bollin Dead

Sunday morning about 8:30 o'clock Joesph Bollin died at his rooming
 house in St. Joseph, to which place he had gone a few weeks ago for
 medical treatment. He had been in poor health for about a year and for
 sometime hopes for his recovery had been despaired of.

Mr. Bollin was born in Hancock County, ILL, March 14, 1873.  At the age
 of one year he came to Missouri with his parents and lived in this
 state the rest of his life.  In 1904 he married to Miss Alta I. Weyer and
 to this union three children were born, two having died in infancy.

Deceased is survived by a wife and one daughter, Miss Leta, and also
 one sister, Mrs. Frank Adwell, who lives near the Bollin place south of

The body was brought to Conception Junction Monday evening and taken to
 the home, where funeral services were held Tuesday.

4) Harriett Ellen Bollin was born 8 May 1875 in Nodaway County, Illinois and died 30 Jan 1929. She was the wife of John Frank Adwell and they married on 18 Oct 1899 in Maryville, Nodaway County, Missouri. She was buried in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Ravenwood, Nodaway County, Missouri.


Harriet Ellen Bollin, daughter of Jacob and Ellenora Bollin, was born
May 8, 1875, near the home where she passed away on Jan. 30, 1929, at
the age of 53 years, 8 months and 24 days.  She was married to John Frank Adwell on Oct 18, 1899. 
To this union was born nine children two
of whom have preceeded her to the beyond. Alfred D. and Leora May.  The
husband with the following children survive:  Earl, Ellenora, Roy,
Woodrow, and Donald, at home; and Charles and Andrew living near Ravenwood.
  She also leaves four sisters, one brother, three grandchildren,
besides other relative and a host of friends.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at the home by the
Rev. E. M. Hines, assisted by Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Coon, Mr. Vern Henson,
and Mrs. Howard Beedle, who sang "Nearer My God To Thee,:  Safe in
the Arms of Jesus: and "Going Down the Valley."  Mrs. L. M.
Fryar, who played the accompaniment

Burial was in Oak Lawn Cemetery.

5) Nora Agnes Bollin was born 12 May 1877 in Nodaway County, Missouri and died 1 Dec. 1964 in Los Angeles County, California. She was buried in Browning Cemetery, McAlister, Quay County, New Mexico. She married James Reuben Vance on 4 Spet. 1901 in Nodaway County Missouri.

6) Mary Josphine Bollin was born 18 March 1880 in Nodaway County, Missouri and died 22 Oct 1937 in Mc Alister, Quay County, New Mexico. She was married toAlexander Silas Smith in maryville, Nodaway County, Missouri on 6 Feb. 1901.

Jacob Bollin's Civil War Pension Record (#611552)
Nodaway County Missouri Marriage Books
Don McAlavy, High Plains History of New Mexico Index to Cemeteries in Quay.