ELI HOLEMAN, farmer, Tionesta, was born in Tionesta township, Forest Co., Penn., July 9, 1830, and is a son of Alexander and Clarissa (Sexton) Holeman. His paternal grandfather was Eli Holeman, of English parentage, who settled in Tionesta township in 1800, clearing and improving a farm three miles below the borough of that name, and on which he ended his days. He had four children: Charles, Kate (Mrs. Jerry Dunn), Alexander and Jane (Mrs. Moses Pierson). Alexander Holeman, father of Eli Holeman, a farmer by occupation, died February 26, 1874, aged eighty-three years, two months and nine days. He was a prominent citizen in his day; held the office of associate judge of Venango county, was a member of the assembly one term; was county commissioner, and also filled other minor offices. He reared a family of nine children: Charles, Elizabeth (Mrs. Dr. W. F. Hunter), Nancy (Mrs. Joseph G. Dale), Ashbel, Jane (Mrs. Hugh Morrison), Eli, John, Mary (Mrs. Jacob Mage) and Richard. Eli Holeman was reared and educated in Tionesta township. He has followed farming the most of his life, but for several years was in the mercantile business in the town of Tionesta, which place has been his residence since 1880. He has been married twice, his first wife being Lydia (daughter of Henry C. and Rebecca (Prather) McCalmont of President, Venango Co., Penn., by whom he has two children living: George, and Alice (Mrs. M. L. Vought). Mr. Holeman's second marriage was with Julia L., daughter of Albert and Harriet Blaisdell, of Vineland, N. J., by whom he has one son, Lester. Mr. Holeman is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He has served one term as county auditor. Politically he is an advocate of Prohibition.
Source: Page(s) 932-933, Chapter 15 Biographical Sketches - Tionesta Township and Borough of Tionesta
Hickory and Harmony Townships
History of Counties of McKean, Elk and Forest, Pennsylvania.
Chicago, J.H. Beers & Co., 1890.
Transcribed November 2005 by Nathan Zipfel for the Forest County Genealogy Project
Published 2005 by the Forest County Pennsylvania Genealogy Project
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