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HOLLING Marcus[1]
Male 1828 -


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  • Birth  20 Jul 1828  Meldorf, Holstein, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Notes 
    • [Hollingg.ged]

      Source: Notes by Marcus W. Holling - "I have a German Luthern prayer book belonging to Marcus Holling with no dates or notes except his name on a fly leaf. He was fluent in seven different languages and was a professor of mathematics. He crossed the plains in a hand cart company with a tall silk hat and a swallow tail coat. Must have come from the landed gentry of Germany or Denmark. Reported that he was educated in Oxford University, England.

      Baptised Salt Lake City 1 December 1864 by John Sharp. Held office of Seventy in the 36th Quorum. Reported a secretary to Brigham Young. Set apart for a Mission to Holland 21 April 1867 by George Q. Cannon."

      Married June 19, 1865 Endowment hOuse by Heber C. Kimball.

      Marcus Holling
      Priesthood Line of Authority

      Marcus Holling
      set apart as president of the Netherlands Mission on April 21, 1867
      under the hands of

      George Quayle Cannon
      who was ordained an Apostle
      on August 26, 1880
      under the hands of

      Brigham Young
      who was ordained an Apostle
      on February 14, 1835
      under the hands of

      Oliver Cowder, Martin Harris, and David Whittmer
      (The Three Witnesses)
      who received the Melchizedek Priesthood
      in May of 1829
      under the hands of

      Joseph Smith, Junior
      who received the Melchizedek Priesthood
      in May of 1829
      under the hands of

      Peter, James, and John
      who were ordained Apostles
      under the hands of

      Jesus Christ


      Taken from the book " Ancestry and Genealogy of Thomas Grover"
      Mentions Marcus Holling as part of this Missionary Group.

      "He started from Alt Lake City on this mission, on 12 May 1867, crossing the plains most of the way by foot, and occasionally by oxteam. His own immediate group of missionaries were: Nephi Pratt, John S. Lewis, Levi W. Richards, Willard B. Richards, and himself, the other missionaries in the large party, most of whom were going to Europe, were: Karl G. Maeser, M. Holling, Octave Ursenbach, James Sharp, Wm. H. Harner, Christian Fjeldsted, , (???) Mortensen, (???) Olson, (???) Reese, (???) Jensen, (???) Peterson, and (???) Johnson. Due to the deep snows in the canyons, and snow and mud in the high valleys of the Rockies in eastern Utah and Wyoming, even at this late period o spring, their travel was quite slow, many days making only ten or twelve miles, while on better days they sometimes made as much as twenty five or even thirty miles each day. The weather was fine for the most part, his record states , though they had a few small storms and considerable wind, but most nights were quite cold at that high altitude and in the open country. He and the others soon learned at first hand just what their parents and the other pioneers had encountered fifteen to twenty years before. The night of Firday , June 7th, while camped on the "Muddy Creek", (evidently just southeast of Wamsutter, Wyoming), Indians attacked their camp, killing the herdsman and night-guard, a Brother Christian Jensen, and made off with the four horses they had. After burying Brother Jensen, they proceeded slowly onward being more careful, and doubling the night-guard over teh oxen. Tavel from there on was by foot for all of them, with only occasional travel in the wagons when the going was easier. Their oxen became poisoned from eating certain weeds along the trail, and they lost a very ffew of the cattle, doctoring the sick with emetics, and then loading the sick cattle into one or two of the large wagons, and proceeding on their way. The sick oxen soon recovered, and they lost very few, while other parties of ox-trains were loosing many of their best cattle due to the poisoning from bad feed along the trail. Monday, July1, 1867, they arrived at Julesburg, Colorado, which was then the western terminus of the Union Pacific Railroad, then being pushed westward across the courntry as radily as possible. From Julesburg to Omaha City, then from Council Bluffs to Chicago, and onto New York City they traveled by "the luxurious comfort of an elegant railway carriage", changing cars and trains three or four times en-route, as they changed from one railroad to the other, reaching their destination, New York City, on Saturday, July 6th, where they took in the sights of the big City for a few days, though he acknowledges they "all soon tired of such a City lif". Wile in New York City they met Brothers Orson Pratt, Brigham Young JR., Mrs Young, John W. Young, Geo D. Watt, and others , who were en-route home to Salt Lake City, after ahving just returned from England. Friday, July 12, Brother Maeser procured their tickets for passage to England on the SS. Manhattan, sailing the next day. The following several days of grandfather's Journal states how terribly sick he was, learning all about sea-sickness and steerage life, and became convinced he was very poor material for a sailors life. Friday, July 26, 1867, they landed 'on good old terra firma" in Liverpool, England and were met by Brothers Franklin D. Richards, W. B. Preston, and C. W. Penrose. ".......
    Person ID  I0822  Hallam, Wilson, Crowder, Harris
    Last Modified  16 Jul 1999 

    Father  HOLLING Paul William,   b. Abt 1802, Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  LACKMANN Anna,   b. Abt 1806, Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F184  Group Sheet

    Family  FRISBY Emily,   b. 21 Jun 1845, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1924 
    Married  19 Jun 1865  Salt Lake City, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    >1. HOLLING Marcus William FRISBY,   b. 8 Apr 1866, Salt Lake City, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1949, Portland, MULT, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F188  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S01924] Hollingg.ged.
      Date of Import: 4 Jan 2003



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