Aaron A. Drollinger

Aaron is in Wabash County, Indiana in 1870, 3 years old, with parents Martin 33 and Jane 23.  Siblings are Evada 7, Rosa 5, and William eight months.  Jane was Susannah Jane Sprole.

Jane died in 1875 at age 33, and Martin remarried.

November 1911 Fort Wayne, Indiana -  "Martin V. Drollinger, aged 74 years, 6 months and 27 days, died this morning  at the family residence at 1 Second Street.  Death was due to liver complaint.  The deceased was born March 25, 1837, in Preble county, Ohio  and when a small child moved to Wabash county with his parents, who settled on a farm on which wolves and other wild animals abounded.  There were also a good many Indians in the vicinity at the time.  When he had grown to manhood he helped to clear the farm and remained there until 1879, when he sold it and moved to Columbia City.  He resided in Columbia City for fi... years and nine years ago moved to Fort Wayne.  He is survived by a widow and the following children:  Mrs. Rose Miller, of Miami county, Ind.; Aaron Drollinger, of Brynt, Col.; William Drollinger, of Wabash; Mrs. M.S. Bolerjack and Henry (sic - should be Harry) Drollinger of Ridgeville, and Mrs. Grace Quick and Clyde Drollinger, of this city.  Three children preceded him in death."

IRENE THOMPSON was born November 25, 1875 in Wabash County, Indiana, and died June 10, 1904 in Wabash County, Indiana. She married AARON DROLLINGER November 08, 1896 in Wabash County, Indiana. He was born September 26, 1867 in Wabash County,

In 1900 Wabash County, Indiana, Aaron, born Sep 1867 in Indiana, is a  railroad laborer, married four years to Irena M. Nov 1875, also Indiana, with Ralph E. April 1897 and Bruce A. Dec 1898.

Adams County, Nebraska :  Joseph W. Plummer and Rhoda Mote had Ada L., whose birth occurred in 1886, married George M. Drollinger, a son of M. H. Drollinger, a pioneer settler of Adams county. George Drollinger is a collection agent in Spokane, Washington, and on the
2d of July, 1915, was called upon to mourn the death of his wife. They were the parents of four children.

So Aaron might have been in Nebraska because George - probably a cousin - was there.  Aaron could have purchased his supplies in Hastings before heading to Colorado - would have been a lot cheaper.

March 1, 1907 Yuma Pioneer "A.A. Drollinger of Franklin, Neb., arrived Thursday afternoon with his car of goods and farming outfit."

Aaron is in Logan County in 1910, widowed, 42, born in Indiana

Aaron proved up a quarter in 24 and 25, 6N 48W in 1913.

In September 1913 John A. Paxton filed for homestead in 14, 6N 48W, with witnesses Aaron A. Drollinger, Eugene G. Eaton, Clyde R. Mort, and Ollie B. Paxton, all of Bryant, Colorado.

Aaron is a carpenter in 1920 Denver, widowed with Ralph E. and Bruce, both working at a tire factory.

Aaron Allen Drollinger, per FindAGrave, is buried in Fairmount Cemetery, Denver - Sep 4, 1867 - Dec 28, 1927, spouse Irene M. Drollinger, - Nov 25, 1875 - Jun 10, 1904, buried in Wabash, Indiana. 40159376