Sevilla Shaffer1

F, #70, b. 25 May 1857, d. 2 June 1923
  • Last Edited: 9 Dec 2018
  • Sevilla Shaffer was born on 25 May 1857.2
  • She was the daughter of Daniel W. Shaffer and Anna Maria Bohner.
  • Sevilla Shaffer was baptized on 12 July 1857, St. David's Lutheran and Reformed Church, Hebe, Jordan Township, Northumberland County, PA; Name listed as "Sivilla," while her parents are listed as "Daniel Scheffer and wf. Polly."2
  • She married Daniel Klinger Jr., son of Daniel Klinger and Mary Ann Schoffstall, circa 1877; In the 1900 Census, listed as married 23 years.
  • Sevilla Shaffer died on 2 June 1923, Lykens Township, Dauphin County, PA, at age 66.3,4
  • She was buried on 5 June 1923, at Zion (Klinger's) Church Cemetery, Erdman, Lykens Township, Dauphin County, PA.4,5

Children of Sevilla Shaffer and Daniel Klinger Jr.

Citations

  1. [S9] Lois Green Schoffstall, Shaffer-Miller-Schrawder Families, p. 34, (gives spelling of name as "Sybilla Shaffer").
  2. [S169] Glenn P. Schwalm and Phillip Rice, St. David's Church (Hebe) Records, p. 21.
  3. [S147] Irwin R. Klinger, Klinger's Church History, part II, p. 297 (cemetery listing).
  4. [S1062] Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, Certificate Number: 69061; https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll
  5. [S805] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/29370362

Daniel Klinger

M, #71, b. 28 January 1816, d. 2 March 1899
  • Last Edited: 5 Mar 2020
  • Daniel Klinger was born on 28 January 1816, near Erdman, Dauphin County, PA.1
  • He was the son of Johann Peter Klinger and Catharina Steinbruch.
  • Daniel Klinger married Mary Ann Schoffstall, daughter of John Schoffstall and Mary Magdalena Hoover, before 1840.2
  • The 1840 US Census, for Lykens Township, Dauphin County, PA, lists Daniel Klinger, between 20 and 30 years old, as head of a household that includes only one female, also between age 20 and 30. This listing appears immediately following a listing for Peter Klinger, whose household consisted of two individuals, both between the ages of 60 and 70.3
  • The 1850 Census for Lykens Township, Dauphin County, PA, lists the following household (all born in Pennsylvania): Peter Klinger, age 77, male, Farmer, value of property 1200; Daniel Klinger, 36, male; Mary Ann, 29, female; Susanna Klinger, 9 female; John, 7, male; Samuel, 5, male; Catherine, 1 1/12, female.4
  • The 1860 Census lists Daniel (age 46) and "Maryann" (age 40) as members of the household that included eight children: Susannah (age 19) , John (age 17), "Sam" (age 14), and "Caty" (age 10), Daniel (age 7), Emanuel (age 3), and Mary (age 1). Daniel's occupation is listed as "farmer" while the value of his real estate is listed as $6,000 and his personal estate as $1,000. Three of the children, John, Sam, and Caty are listed as having attended school within the year.5
  • A hand drawn map, circa 1862, that is included as an exhibit in Irwin Klinger's, Klinger's Church History, shows a "D. Klinger" living southeast of the area in which Lubold's School was built (probably between 1862 and 1875). Daniel's father Peter died in 1858. A similar map, showing the taxable values of properties in Lykens Township in 1875 does show the Lubold's School. On the same map, however, "Dan'l Klinger" is listed as living on or near the Peter Klinger homestead, just south of Klinger's Church. This is consistent with information provided in 2001 by Carl Klinger, of Sacramento, PA, who indicated that the younger Daniel Klinger was born on a property now owned by Knorrs, that is located just south and east of what was formerly Lubold's School. This property is located along (and on the east side) of the Lubold's School Road. This also bears out the recollection of Carlos G. Klinger who remembers that his father (the younger Daniel's grandson, Guy) told him that Daniel Klinger had to buy the Peter Klinger homestead, which happened August 24, 1855. The younger Daniel Klinger later lived there as well.
  • The 1870 Census lists Daniel (age 54) as head of a household with real estate value at $15,000 and personal property valued at $2,000. His wife is listed as "Mary Ann" (age 50) who is shown as unable to write but apparently she was able to read. The children are listed as Daniel (age 18), Emanuel (age 14), Mary Ann (age 11), and Louisa or possibly Louise (age 7). All of the children are shown as having attended school within the past year. Included in the household was also Emeline Umholtz, age 32, who was shown as a domestic servant.6
  • Daniel and Mary Ann owned several lots in Gratz, PA. They acquired the adjacent lots 37 and 39 (just east of the Square on the north side of Market Street) on March 30, 1870. They sold both lots on March 17, 1882. On March 13, 1870, Daniel acquired a portion of a lot across the street (Lot 40), and used a building on the property for "a cabinet making shop." An 1876 tax assessment listed Daniel as owning a half lot with a cabinet making shop. This property was a sold on March 1, 1881.7
  • On October 19, 1879, Daniel was a communicant at Klinger's Church, Erdman, Lykens Township, Dauphin County.8
  • The 1880 Census lists Daniel (age 64) as head of a household with wife "Mary A." (age 60), daughters Mary A. (age 21) and Louisa (age 19). Both daughters were shown as having attended school within the past year. Sallie Wiest (age 3 ?) and Henry or Harry Romberger (age 7) are shown as servants.9
  • Daniel Klinger died on 2 March 1899, Lykens Township, Dauphin County, PA, at age 83. According to the Affidavit of Death and Request for Letters of Administration filed in the Dauphin County Courthouse, March 8, 1899, Daniel died at 9:30 pm on 2 Mar 1899. He was survived by sons John, Daniel Jr., and Emanuel, all of Lykens Township, and daughters Mary Glantz or Nanticoke and Louise Knerr of Lykens Township.10,11,12
  • He was buried at Zion (Klinger's) Church Cemetery, Erdman, Lykens Township, Dauphin County, PA.13

Children of Daniel Klinger and Mary Ann Schoffstall

Citations

  1. [S147] Irwin R. Klinger, Klinger's Church History, pt. II, p. 294 (cemetery listing).
  2. [S561] 1840 U.S. Census, Lykens Twp., p. 364.
  3. [S561] 1840 U.S. Census, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania; Roll: 456; Page: 364.
  4. [S154] 1850 U.S. Census, Lykens Twp., Dauphin County, PA; Roll: M432_775; Page: 388; Image: 342.
  5. [S187] 1860 United States Census, Post Office: Gratz; Lykens Twp., Dauphin County, PA; Roll# M653_1103, p. 405.
  6. [S190] 1870 US Census, Post Office: Berrysburg; Lykens Twp., Dauphin County, PA; Roll: M593_1335; Page: 536; Image: 190.
  7. [S336] Gratz Historical Society, Comprehensive History of Gratz, pp. 297, 305.
  8. [S147] Irwin R. Klinger, Klinger's Church History, part II, p. 146.
  9. [S191] 1880 U.S. Census, Lykens Twp., Dauphin County, PA; Roll: T9_1124; Family History Film: 1255124; Page: 60.3000; Enumeration District: 106; Image: 0300.
  10. [S1198] Death Affidavit for Daniel Klinger, Dauphin County Vital Records, vol 1, pp. 478-79.
  11. [S78] Mary K. Klinger, Klingers from the Odenwald, p. 416.
  12. [S147] Irwin R. Klinger, Klinger's Church History, p. 195.
  13. [S147] Irwin R. Klinger, Klinger's Church History, pt. II, p. 294.
  14. [S147] Irwin R. Klinger, Klinger's Church History, pt. II, p. 81.

Mary Ann Schoffstall

F, #72, b. 24 May 1821, d. 22 November 1884
  • Last Edited: 8 Mar 2006
  • Mary Ann Schoffstall was born on 24 May 1821.
  • She was the daughter of John Schoffstall and Mary Magdalena Hoover.
  • Mary Ann Schoffstall was baptized on 19 August 1821, Hoffman's Church, Dauphin County, PA.1
  • She married Daniel Klinger, son of Johann Peter Klinger and Catharina Steinbruch, before 1840.2
  • Mary Ann Schoffstall died on 22 November 1884, at age 63.
  • She was buried at Zion (Klinger's) Church, Erdman, Lykens Township, Dauphin County, PA; Tombstone reads: "Mary A., wife of Daniel Klinger; born May 24, 1821; died Nov. 22, 1884, Aged 63 yrs., 5 mos. & 28 das."

Children of Mary Ann Schoffstall and Daniel Klinger

Citations

  1. [S705] Phillip A. Rice, Jodi A. Germani and Jean A. Dellock, St. Peter's (Hoffman's) Church Records.
  2. [S561] 1840 U.S. Census, Lykens Twp., p. 364.

Johann Peter Klinger

M, #85, b. 3 November 1773, d. 10 August 1858
  • Last Edited: 9 Feb 2021
  • Johann Peter Klinger also went by the name of Peter.
  • He was born on 3 November 1773, Reading, Berks County, PA.1,2
  • He was the son of Johann Philip Klinger and Eva Elizabeth Beilstein.
  • There does not appear to be any baptismal record for Peter in Reading, PA, where most of his siblings were baptized. On the baptism of Peter's first child, Philip, at Klinger's Church, 6 May 1792, the sponsors were "Philip Klinger and w. Eva Elisabeth, grandparents." (Zion (Klinger's) Church History, part II, p. 10), thereby confirming that Peter was in fact the son of Philip and Eve or Eva Elisabeth Beilstein. Philip and Eva Elisabeth, as "grandparents" were also sponsors for the baptism of Peter and Catharine's daughter Eva Elisabeth, on 16 Feb 1794. (Id., p. 13.)
  • Johann Peter Klinger married Catharina Steinbruch, daughter of Adam Steinbrecher and Anna Margaretha Hoffman, circa 1791, Lykens Township, Dauphin County, PA.3
  • Peter dammed the Pine Creek in Erdman and built a gristmill there. The Gratz Historical Society’s book History of Lykens Township, volume 2, says that Peter built his mill around 1817, and that he transferred to the mill to his son George P. Klinger by 1855. Although there is no portion of the mill now standing, its approximate location was just north of the Luxemburg Road (State Route 4002) on the east side of Pine Creek. The mill was a short distance downstream from the stone bridge on Luxemburg Road.4
  • The 1850 Census lists the following household (all born in Pennsylvania): Peter Klinger, age 77, male, Farmer, 1200; Daniel Klinger, 36, male; Mary Ann, 29, female; Susanna Klinger, 9 female; John, 7, male; Samuel, 5, male; Catherine, 11/12, female.5
  • Peter built a home on property located just south of Klinger's Church. According to the Gratz Historical Society’s book History of Lykens Township, the land comprising Peter’s homestead came from four different land grants (including Union and Springfield) that were patented to Philip Klinger as well as land patented to Peter in 1841. This property was sold to Peter’s son Daniel on August 24, 1855. After Daniel’s death in 1899, his executors sold the 70-acre, 14-perch property to Francis and Harriet Klinger on April 2, 1900, the same day on which Francis and Harriet sold the property to Daniel’s son Daniel. A perch is 160th of an acre. Following the death of Daniel Jr. in 1919, his widow Sevilla (Shaffer) and heirs sold the property to Harry Daniel Klinger, Daniel and Sevilla’s son. He owned the property for about 11 years, before selling 64 acres and 15 perches of the property to Oscar and Mabel Kessler, on March 21, 1931.6
  • Johann Peter Klinger died on 10 August 1858, Lykens Township, Dauphin County, PA, at age 84.7,8
  • He was buried at Zion (Klinger's) Church, Erdman, Lykens Township, Dauphin County, PA; Tombstone reads: "Peter Klinger; born Nov. 3, 1773; died Aug. 10, 1858; aged 84 y., 9 m., und 17 t."

Children of Johann Peter Klinger and Catharina Steinbruch

Citations

  1. [S78] Mary K. Klinger, Klingers from the Odenwald, pp. 27, 363.
  2. [S136] Tombstone.
  3. [S38] Phillip A. Rice and Jean A. Dellock, Dauphin County Archives, Volume II, pp. 325-26 (abstract of will of John Dietrich Steinbrecher, Catharine's grandfather).
  4. [S1203] Gratz Historical Society Lykens Township History II, pp. 422, 499.
  5. [S154] 1850 U.S. Census, Lykens Twp., Dauphin County, PA; Roll: M432_775; Page: 388; Image: 342.
  6. [S1203] Gratz Historical Society Lykens Township History II, pp. 476.
  7. [S147] Irwin R. Klinger, Klinger's Church History.
  8. [S144] Elsie Mae Klinger Eaves, World Family Tree Vol. 4, Tree # 2801, 1996.