Part of an old map of the San Jacinto area from the Texas Revolution

Veteran Bio

Texian Location:  Participant

The Kemp Sketch

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BOLLINGER, PETER -- Son of John Bollinger and brother of Ephriam Bollinger. He arrived in Texas June 3, 1835 with his father's family and settled in what is now Jefferson County. He enlisted in Captain Benjamin J. Harper's Company at Beaumont. This company was combined with Captain William M. Logan's Company at its organization at Liberty March 6, 1836. He received Bounty Certificate No. 153 for 320 acres of land for serving in the army from March 6 to June 6, 1836. On July 5, 1838 he was issued Donation Certificate No. 405 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle of San Jacinto. This he sold July 24, 1848 while living in Austin County.

In the Probate Records of Austin County it is shown that Bollinger and his wife, Narcissa Bollinger, died in Austin County in July, 1855.

The date of Mr. Bollinger's arrival in Texas is shown in the Headright Certificate issued to him February 2, 1838, by the Board of Land Commissioners of Jefferson County for one-third of a league of land.

Written by Louis W. Kemp, between 1930 and 1952. Please note that typographical and factual errors have not been corrected from the original sketches. The biographies have been scanned from the original typescripts, a process that sometimes allows for mistakes in the new text. Researchers should verify the accuracy of the texts' contents through other sources before quoting in publications. Additional information on the veteran may be available in the Herzstein Library.

Battle Statistics

  • Died in Battle: No
  • Rank: Private
  • Company: Capt. William M. Logan

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Bulliner
  • Birthplace: Arkansas
  • Came to Texas: 1835 June 3
  • Date of Death: 1855 July
  • Bounty Certificate: 153
  • Donation Certificate: 405
  • Wife: Narcissa Bollinger
  • Family at San Jacinto: Brother Ephraim Bollinger at San Jacinto