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Heinrich Bollinger (abt. 1710 - abt. 1776)

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Heinrich (Henry) Bollinger
Born about in Bayern, Pfalz, Germanymap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about in Berks County, Pennsylvaniamap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died about in Rowan County, North Carolinamap
Profile last modified | Created 13 Mar 2011 | Last significant change: 20 Jan 2018
09:04: Kathy (Gunter) Sullivan edited the Biography for Henry Bollinger. [Thank Kathy for this]
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Categories: Mays Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Maiden, North Carolina | Palatine Migrants.

[[Category: Winter Galley, arrived 5 September 1738]]
Henry Bollinger was a Palatine Migrant.
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Heinrich Bullinger arrived in Philadelphia aboard the ship Winter Galley and took the oath of allegiance to the British crown on September 5, 1738. He signed with a mark.[1] Spelling of his surname evolved to Bollinger.


Born circa 1710 if he is the same man as the passenger on the ship Winter Galley.[2] Born 28 September 1710 at Bayern, Pfalz, Germany, according to an undocumented family group sheet.[3]


Not established.


Married Elizabeth Wohlraber prior to the 28 March 1750 baptism of their first-known child Johannes (John) in Berks County, Pennsylvania.[4] It is also speculated in Orenia's book that Henry returned to the Palatinates to wed after 1748 and returned in March 1752 with a wife and two children. No Wohlraber family could be found in the colonies at that time and as a deacon of the Longswamp Church he was not on the building committee in 1748 also a Matthias Bollinger left Bosenbach, Zweibrucken, then part of Rhineland, but now France in March 1752. This may be why he is sometimes recorded as Matthias Heinrich or Heinrich Mathias.


Henry Bollinger executed his Rowan County, North Carolina, will on 13 August 1774. He named his wife Elizabeth, sons John "eldest", Henry, Matthias, Frederick, Joseph, Daniel, Philip, Peder, Jacob, and David. He named daughters Elizabeth and Caty. Son John was nominated as executor. Witnesses were Rudolph Conrad and Juorg Bobpst [George Propst].[5]


Find A Grave memorial #68963041 in Mays Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery now in present-day Catawba County, North Carolina, USA. Photograph of a rock.
[Comment: This unmarked burial site more likely is for Heinrich "Henry" Bollinger (1752 Pennsylvania-circa 1803 Lincoln County). He was the son of Heinrich and Elizabeth (Wohlraber) Bollinger.]


Heinrich has a DAR record but service hasn't been proven.
[Comment: It is implausible that immigrant Heinrich Bollinger (born circa 1710 and died circa February 1776) could have contributed military services or provisions during the 1776-1782 Revolutionary War.]


  1. Ralph B. Strassburger, compiler, and William John Hinke, editor, Pennsylvania German Pioneers (1934; reprint Camden, Maine: Picton Press, 1992), vol. 1: 199 passenger list no. 52A Henrick Bullinger age 28 [born circa 1710], p. 201 passenger signatures list no. 52B Hendrich his H [?] mark Bullinger; vol. 2: 208 for his signature reproduction; Internet Archives
  2. Pennsylvania German Pioneers, vol. 1: 199 passenger list no. 52A Henrick Bullinger age 28 [born circa 1710].
  3. Undocumented publication by Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900; database online at; extracted from a variety of derivative sources such as family group sheets and electronic databases; Family group sheet, FGSE. Documentation needed.
  4. Orenia Bollinger and Ruth Mary Conrad Maples, The Bollinger Connections (Fredericktown, Missouri: Privately printed, 1984); citing records of Longswamp Church. The Church then was in Mertztown, Berks Co., Pennsylvania. The original records are held at the Lancaster Reformed Archives in the town of Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The translation of these records from German script is by Rev. William J. Hinke.
  5. Rowan County, North Carolina, will book B: 105–107; FamilySearch (, digital images 117-119, imaged from FHL microfilm 19,733.


  • This person was created through the import of Reba Family Tree_2011-03-12.ged on 13 March 2011.

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On 20 Nov 2017 at 14:25 GMT Kathy (Gunter) Sullivan wrote:

This profile should be removed from Categories: Mays Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Maiden, North Carolina

On 18 Nov 2017 at 19:59 GMT Kathy (Gunter) Sullivan wrote:

No evidence is provided that his middle name was Mathias. It is not typical for a German-born immigrant to use his first name (such as Heinrich) in preference to an alleged middle name (Mathias).

Also, Heinrich Bollinger's proposed wife was born too late (1734) to be the mother of an alleged child born 1738 (Isaac).

On 9 Feb 2016 at 07:18 GMT Eric Daly wrote:

No child named Isaac belonging to this family.

Henry is 16 degrees from AJ Jacobs, 30 degrees from Carol Keeling, 14 degrees from George Washington and 18 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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