Samuel E. Hollick, who on the first of January, 1915, assumed the duties of the office of sheriff, to which he had been elected in the fall of the previous year, was born near Williamsport, Pennsylvania, on the 10th of September, 1875, a son of Leonard and Barbara (Fogel) Rollick, who in the year 1881 removed to Ohio and after a residence of ten years in that state went to Michigan. The mother has passed away but the father still survives.
Samuel E. Hollick was a little lad of but six years when the family home was established in the Buckeye state and a youth of sixteen when they removed to Michigan. In the interim he had attended the public schools of Ohio and through the periods of vacation his early life was devoted to farm work, but thinking to find other pursuits more congenial than the work of the fields, he left home on attaining his majority and in 1896 came to Racine. For a few years he engaged in teaming in this city and then took up street car work, serving as motorman and conductor for thirteen years. He was also employed in various factories and in 1913 he became a candidate for the office of sheriff but was defeated by eighty votes. The following year he was elected to the office as a candidate on the republican ticket and is now the incumbent in that position, making a creditable record by the prompt and faithful manner in which he discharges his duties, neither fear nor favor swerving him from the course which he believes to be right.
On the 17th day of May, 1905, Mr. Hollick was married to Miss Adeline Becker, of Racine. He belongs to the Knights of Pythias fraternity, the Loyal Order of Moose and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and has many warm friends in those organizations, men who esteem him for his sterling worth and recognize in him a genial gentleman who possesses the business ability and other qualifications necessary for the discharge of the duties of the position which he is now filling.