Mr. Hollenbeck was born
in Greenport, Columbia Co., N.Y., Oct. 2, 1809. He was a son of James and
Catherine Hollenbeck, and married Elizabeth, daughter of Francis and
Perces (Wright) Salisbury, of Athens, Greene Co., Feb. 22, 1834. She was
born Feb. 2, 1810.
Mr. Hollenbeck was brought up on his fatherís farm, and after arriving at
manhood followed boating on the Hudson river for a period of about
thirteen years. After his marriage he purchased the present family
homestead, near the city of Hudson, in the town of Greenport, where he was
an industrious and frugal farmer, and where he and his wife, by hard work
and economy, surrounded themselves and children with the comforts of a
home, and acquired a moderate competence, Mr. Hollenbeck spending the
balance of his life on this farm. He was a man of energy and perseverance.
A Democrat in politics, Mr. Hollenbeck held several minor town offices,
and served as justice of the peace several years. He was a plain,
unassuming man, honest and upright in his dealings, and of many noble
traits of character.
They have brought up one adopted child, Perces E. Crippen, born Greene
county, Dec. 11, 1836, and married Oct. 24, 1860, to Mr. Ezra Hollenbeck,
Since the death of her husband, April 14, 1874, Mrs. Hollenbeck has
exercised the general supervision over the management of her estate, and
attended personally to her financial and other business. She is a woman
highly esteemed for her many excellent qualities.