Barney Hollenbeck, one of the best and most respected residents of this locality, died Tuesday evening at the age of 81 years at the home of his son, W.M. of Burlington township. The deceased was born in Canada and came to Michigan in 1871, settling at North Branch. Fifty Eight years ago he was united in marriage with Maggie McKay and of this union eight children were born, seven of whom survive, viz., Charles of Lamotte, J.W of Muskegon, W.M of Burlington twp, Mesdames M.L. Seibert and S.N Rogers of Marlette, Mary Chandler of Flint and Dullam of Burlington. In 1872 the family moved to Marlette, locating on what is now known as the Vincent Northrup farm, two miles east and two north of Marlette. Here they lived for 29 years and Mr Hollenbeck became one of the upbuilders of the community. He was a man of fine character and made and kept firm friends. For twenty years he was a member of the London or Landon church and one of its more earnest supporters. In 1901 Mr and Mrs Hollenbeck gave up life on the farm and went to live with their in Burlington and here they have resided ever since. Besides his wife and children the deceased is survived by 34 grandchildren. The funeral with be held this Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Landon church, with interment in the McLeish cemetery.
The Marlette Leader March 13 1914 p.1 c.1 & 2