I was raised in north central South Dakota on a cattle ranch, where my parents still live. I technically classify myself as part of "Generation X" however I was born on the "cusp" of the generation and am one of those rare gems that can be considered a "Xennial."
From March 1997 until December 2002, I served in the South Dakota National Guard. I graduated from the University of South Dakota, Vermillion in December 2002 with a double major (German and Political Science) and double minor (Spanish and Military Science). While obtaining my undergraduate I was able to travel to Jena, Thüringia, Deutschland and participate in an immersion study program during the year 2000.
After graduation, I spent several years on Active Duty with the United States Army in El Paso, Texas after which time I transitioned into the civilian sector. First at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico and then after our department was laid off I made the move to the Northeast where I live with my husband and children today.
I've been doing genealogical research on my Hollenbeck family line for about 14 years since about 2008 on Ancestry.com and discovered Wikitree in 2018.
I'm a part of the Hollenbeck One-Name Study and am working on several collateral family lines as I am working on a huge undertaking to write a family genealogy book.
My German and Spanish is a bit rusty and I can read much better than I can speak it these days. Please reach out if you need any assistance.
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