Carlos Grant Klinger1

M, #92, b. 15 March 1923, d. 25 May 2014

Carlos and Marion's wedding picture
Carlos in the arms of his father Guy Klinger at the home of James F. Snyder, north of Herndon, PA. Carlos's mother Helen is the first person from the left, and his sister Mary is the third child on the right, front row. Marie Keiser Lemon is to the right of Carlos, while James Lemon, James F. Snyder, and Maggie Lemon (left to right) are in the back row. Guy and Helen later lived on this same property, until Guy's death in 1961.
Mary, Carlos, back row, Merle and Kenneth Klinger (front row), March, 1935, in Herndon, PA
  • Last Edited: 4 May 2021
  • Carlos Grant Klinger was born on 15 March 1923, 5:30 pm, at 1404 Lynn Street, Shamokin, Northumberland County, PA.2
  • He was the son of Guy Edwin Klinger and Helen Lorene Lemon.
  • Carlos Grant Klinger was baptized on 3 May 1923, Shamokin, Northumberland County, PA.3
  • According to a newspaper article about students at Herndon High School (c. 1941), Carlos, nicknamed "Dewberry," lived in Shamokin for about 4 years, until his family purchased the gas station in Herndon and moved to Herndon, PA.
    A newspaper article published on May 22, 1941, reported that Herndon High School was to graduate a class of 14 students at its commencement on May 26, 1941. The students expected to receive diplomas were: "Roland F. Wolfe, Guy J. Latsha, Kathryn A. Lemon, L. Mae Brosious, Mark G. Bobb, Robert M. Johnson, Carlos G. Klinger, Crystal M. Rebuck, Fred E. Ross Mark R. Shappell, Thomas F. Wolfe, Robert W. Wise, Helen Jeanette Zeigler and Charles E. Zeigler."4,5
  • Following graduation from Herndon High School, Class of 1941, Carlos enlisted in the US Navy 12 Dec 1942. At the time of enlistment, he was working as a machine operator at Glenn L. Martin Comany, Middle River, Baltimore MD, where he had been employed since April, 1942. At the time he registgered for the draft in June, 1942, he was living at 4013 Fleetwood Ave. in Baltimore.
    Carlos completed boot camp at Bainbridge, MD, and then received additional Naval training at Norfolk, MD.
    Most of his active duty time was spent aboard the USS Burke (DE 215/APD 65), where he was a water tender/boiler tender, second class. Carlos (Service # 245 33 21) reported for duty on the ship in Philadelphia, PA, the day it was commissioned, 20 August 1943, with Lt. Comdr. Edwin K. Winn in command.
    From late October 1943 until January 25, 1945, the Burke made 9 uneventful convoy crossings to Europe and North Africa. Between January 25 and April 8, 1945, the Burke was converted to an APD (high speed transport), after which it transited the Panama Canal and joined the Pacific Fleet. Part of its mission was to transport underwater demolition teams to assault areas in preparation for beach clearance on Pacific islands. After arriving at Okinawa in late June, 1945, it sailed to the Philippines in July to prepare for an invasion of the Japanese home islands. After the Japanese surrender on August 15, the Burke escorted occupation forces to Japan, where it remained until October 26, when it sailed to Manila, where it transported men and equipment among the Philippine islands until embarking for San Diego. Leaving the West Coast, the Burke sailed for the East Coast, where Carlos disembarked on February 7, 1946, after the ship arrived at Norfolk, VA, just prior to his discharge from the Navy on 3 Mar 1946 in Bainbridge, MD.6,7
  • Carlos Grant Klinger married Marion Thurston Long, daughter of Max Adam Long and Rhoda Alaura Thurston, on 2 January 1947, North Avenue Methodist Church, Baltimore, MD.8
  • A newspaper article carried the following report of Carlos and Marion's wedding:
    Marion Long Bride Of Carlos Klinger
    A dinner was held Sunday at he home of Mr. and Mrs. Max A. Long, of Hickory Corners, to celebrate the wedding at noon last Thursday of their daughter, Marion Long, to Carlos G. Klinger, Navy veteran of World War II, of Herndon. The wedding took place in the North Avenue Methodist Church in Baltimore, Md., with Rev. Norman A. Scribner, performing the double ring ceremony. The bride wore a white wool dress with black accessories and had a corsage of tortoise shell roses. There were no attendants.
    Mrs. Klinger was formerly employed as a cashier at the J. C. Penney Company store in Sunbury. She was graduated in 1943 from the Lower Mahanoy Township High School.
    Mr. Klinger is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Klinger, of Herndon. He was graduated from Herndon High School in 1941. He served for several years in the Navy and is now employed at the Glenn L. Martin Company in Baltimore. The couple will live in that city.
    Guests at the dinner were: Mr. and Mrs. Guy Klinger and twin sons, Merle and Kenneth Klinger; Mr. and Mrs. Max Long, daughter Sarah and sons Eugene and Marvin Long; Ira C. Klinger, of Indianapolis, Ind; Mrs. Mary Whitling, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Sproat, of Harrisburg; Mr. and Mrs. Fred. Dell and son, Donald, and Mr. and Mrs. Neil Dell, all of Middletown; Mrs. Sarah Long, of Hickory Corners; and Mary Bitting, of Sunbury.
    The Daily Item (Sunbury, PA), 06 Jan 1947, Mon, Page 15.9
  • Om March 2, 1950, when he filed his Application for WWII compensation, Carlos was living at 1025 Market Street, Sunbury, PA. On May 15, 1950, Carlos went to work as a stationary fireman at Letterkenny Army Depot near Chambersburg, PA.
    On October 30, 1951, Carlos was recalled from reserve duty to active duty, and was assigned to the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Great Lakes IL. He served until 20 Dec 1952, when he was again discharged.
    He returned to work at Letterkenney Army Depot, Franklin County, PA, and remained there until his retirement in October, 1979. Carlos and Marion lived in Chambersburg, PA for more than 50 years before relocating to Laramie, WY in 2007.
  • Carlos Grant Klinger died on 25 May 2014, Ivinison Memorial Hospital, Laramie, Albany County, WY, at age 91.10
  • Funeral home obituary:
    Carlos Grant Klinger
    May 25, 2014
    Carlos Grant Klinger, 91, of Laramie died Sunday May 25, 2014 at Ivinson Memorial Hospital. He was born on March 15, 1923 in Shamokin, Northumberland County, PA, the son of Guy Edwin and Helen Lorene (Lemon) Klinger.
    He graduated from high school in Herndon, PA and enlisted in the US Navy on December 12,1942. Most of his active duty time was spent aboard the USS Burke (DE 215/APD 65) until about February of 1946, when the ship arrived at Norfolk, VA, just prior to his discharge from the Navy.      
    He married Marion Thurston Long, daughter of Max Adam Long and Rhoda Alaura Thurston, on January 2, 1947 at the North Avenue Methodist Church in Baltimore, MD. At the time of the marriage, Carlos was employed at the Glenn L. Martin Company in Baltimore, where they planned to live.
    Carlos returned to active duty with the Navy in the early 1950’s serving at Great Lakes Naval Base, Waukegan, IL from the 1950's until his retirement, Carlos worked at Letterkenney Army Depot, Franklin County, PA, living in Chambersburg, PA for more than 50 years before relocating to Laramie, WY in 2007.
    He is survived by Marion, his wife of 67 years, a daughter Suzanne Klinger of Gig Harbor, WA, and two sons, David Klinger and Max Klinger both of Laramie, WY.
    Memorial services will be held Friday May 30 at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Keith Prekker officiating.
    Memorials may be made in his memory to a charity of one’s choice.11
  • His cremated remains were interred on 25 April 2017, at Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg, Franklin County, PA.

Children of Carlos Grant Klinger and Marion Thurston Long

  • Max Edwin Klinger
  • Suzanne Alaura Klinger
  • David Grant Klinger

Citations

  1. [S78] Mary K. Klinger, Klingers from the Odenwald, p. 420.
  2. [S811] Unknown name of person, unknown record type, for Carlos Grant Klinger; Pennsylvania Certificate Number 052752-1923; Filed March 19, 1923 (unknown file date).
  3. [S17] Baptismal certificate: for Carlos Grant Klinger, May 3, 1923, signed by E.H. Gerhart, 1895.
  4. [S107] Newspaper Article.
  5. [S107] Newspaper Article, "Herndon High to Graduate Class of 14," The Daily Item (Sunbury, Pennsylvania), 22 May 1941, Thu, Page 9.
  6. [S1207] United States Selective Service System, 2011, https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll
  7. [S1153] Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Pennsylvania Veterans Compensation Applications, https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll
  8. [S107] Newspaper Article, "Marion Long Bride of Carlos Klinger," The Daily Item (Sunbury, PA), 06 Jan 1947, Mon, Page 15.
  9. [S107] Newspaper Article, "Marion Long Bride Of Carlos Klinger," The Daily Item (Sunbury, PA), 06 Jan 1947, Mon, Page 15.
  10. [S1336] Carlos Grant Klinger, CGK WY Death Certificate, Number 2014-001524.
  11. [S1183] Funeral Home Obitiary, online, for Carlos G. Klinger, http://www.montgomerystryker.com/page.php

Johann Peter Klinger

M, #93, b. 2 January 1796, d. 4 January 1879

Peter Klinger Jr.
  • Last Edited: 17 Mar 2018
  • Johann Peter Klinger was born on 2 January 1796, Lykens Township, Dauphin County, PA.1
  • He was the son of Johann Peter Klinger and Catharina Steinbruch.
  • Johann Peter Klinger was baptized on 3 April 1796, Zion (Klinger's) Church, Erdman, Lykens Township, Dauphin County, PA.2
  • He married Catharine Wiest, daughter of Jacob Wiest and Mary Barbara Feick, circa 1816, Lykens Township, Dauphin County, PA.3
  • At the time of the 1850 Census, Peter and "Kitty"were living in Lower Mahantango Township, Schuylkill County, PA, in a household that included 5 children, Edward (17), Eve (15), Abraham (13), Peter (11), and Sarah (9).4
  • Peter and Catherine's household is listed in the 1860 Census, Hubley Township, Schuylkill County, as including Peter, age 64, Catherine, age 60, and a Barbara Klinger, age 13.5
  • Johann Peter Klinger married Anna Holderman circa 1867.6
  • The 1870 Census lists Peter Clinger [sic] and Anna's household in Hubley Township (Sacramento) as including a Cassie Dietrich (perhaps Anna's daughter from her previous marriage) and a Harriet [Dona?] who islisted as "in family."7
  • Johann Peter Klinger died on 4 January 1879, Dauphin County, PA, at age 83.8,9,10
  • He was buried at St. Paul's Church, Sacramento, Schuylkill County, PA; Tombstone (row 9) inscription reads:
    "KLINGER, Peter Geboren Den 01/01/1796 Starbt 01/04/1879, Ulter 83 Jahre u. 3 Tage, Dies: Uuf meinen Jesum will ich Sterban Der neues leben mir gebracht."8
  • He left a will with a codicil prepared on 30 November 1878. The original will provided that his farm or plantation was bequeathed to his wife Anna for her life along with such of Peter's personal property as she desired, provided that she "must take good care of it, keep the fences in good repair, and pay the taxes." After her death, assuming that she survived him, all of Peter's property was to be sold and the proceeds divided among his children. Personal property that Anna brought to the marriage to be given to her children. The codicil ordered that the farm or plantation be sold within one year after Peter's death and 2/3 of the proceeds divided among Peter's children, with 1/3 treated as a dower for Anna the interest on which was to be paid to Anna yearly so long as she lived. After her death, that portion of the proceeds was to be divided among Peter's children. It also provided that Anna was to receive all of the furniture "that she brought to me, and one cow, whichever she wants, two hogs, the cooking stove, iron kettle, butter churn, small clock, ten bushels of wheat, ten bushels of corn, ten bushels of oats. She shall have as much firewood as she needs to be taken from such timber as lies down until the farm is sold."
  • His estate was probated on 10 May 1882; As part of the settlement of Peter Klinger's estate, his son Israel Klinger, who was one of Peter's executors, provided the following testimony:
    "I am the son and one of the executors of Peter Klinger deceased. My father had eleven children. The oldest child was Daniel Klinger. He died about the age of 13 years. Catharine Klinger was the next child. She is still living and is married to Abraham Schwenk. I am the next child. Justina Klinger was the next child younger than me. She is married to Jacob Schwalm. Elizabeth Klinger was the next child and is married to Samuel Schwalm the other executor of Peter Klinger. The next child was Edward Klinger. He is dead. Then came Agatha Klinger married to Jacob Fertig. She is still living. The next child was Eva Klinger now married to Valentine Savage. There were three other children who died quite young. Edward Klinger my brother died in St. Louis Missouri I think about three or four years ago. He had one child by his first wife. This child's name was Tobias Klinger [page torn] . . . in the regular army and [page torn] . . . Ohio. After my brother [page torn] . . . Ohio married again and had a child in St. Louis. This child's name is Ida Klinger. My brother Edward was divorced from his first wife. He then contracted the marriage with the second wife in St. Louis and Ida is the child of the second wife."
  • His estate was probated on 15 December 1900; In connection with the sale of a piece of Peter's land following the death of his second wife, a probate court record lists all of Peter's legal heirs.

Children of Johann Peter Klinger and Catharine Wiest

Citations

  1. [S147] Irwin R. Klinger, Klinger's Church History, pt. II, p. 14 (baptismal record).
  2. [S147] Irwin R. Klinger, Klinger's Church History, pt. II, p. 14.
  3. [S144] Elsie Mae Klinger Eaves, World Family Tree Vol. 4, Tree # 2801, 1996.
  4. [S154] 1850 U.S. Census, Lower Mahantongo Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_826; Page: 353B; Image: 390.
  5. [S187] 1860 United States Census, Hubley Twp., Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1180; Page: 556; Image: 561.
  6. [S1049] Margaret Downing, "Margaret Downing," e-mail to Max E. Klinger, April 2014.
  7. [S190] 1870 US Census, Hubley Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1449; Page: 386B; Image: 781; Family History Library Film: 552948.
  8. [S207] St. Paul's Church Cemetery Records, online http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/schuylkill/…
  9. [S78] Mary K. Klinger, Klingers from the Odenwald, p. 375.
  10. [S805] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com.
  11. [S147] Irwin R. Klinger, Klinger's Church History, vol. II, p. 44.

Johann Philip Klinger

M, #94, b. 20 April 1792, d. 12 November 1857
  • Last Edited: 11 Feb 2016
  • Johann Philip Klinger was born on 20 April 1792, Lykens Township, Dauphin County, PA.1
  • He was the son of Johann Peter Klinger and Catharina Steinbruch.
  • Johann Philip Klinger was baptized on 6 May 1792, Zion (Klinger's) Church, Erdman, Lykens Township, Dauphin County, PA.2
  • He married Catharina (?) circa 1810.3
  • Johann Philip Klinger married Catharine Yeager circa 1828, Lykens Township, Dauphin County, PA.4,3
  • In 1850, Philip and his wife Catherine were living in Lykens Twp., Dauphin County, PA. Their household (which was listed in the Census adjacent to that of Peter Klinger) included 2 children, Hannah, and Daniel. Philip was a farmer.5
  • Johann Philip Klinger died on 12 November 1857, Lykens Township, Dauphin County, PA, at age 65.6,7
  • He was buried at Zion (Klinger's) Church Cemetery, Erdman, Lykens Township, Dauphin County, PA.

Children of Johann Philip Klinger and Catharina (?)

Children of Johann Philip Klinger and Catharine Yeager

Citations

  1. [S147] Irwin R. Klinger, Klinger's Church History, pt. II, p. 10 (baptismal record).
  2. [S147] Irwin R. Klinger, Klinger's Church History, pt. 2, p. 10.
  3. [S307] Bruce Travis Hall, "Klinger Family Database," January 20, 2003.
  4. [S144] Elsie Mae Klinger Eaves, World Family Tree Vol. 4, Tree # 2801, 1996.
  5. [S154] 1850 U.S. Census, Lykens Twp., Dauphin County, Roll# M432_775, p. 388.
  6. [S147] Irwin R. Klinger, Klinger's Church History, part 2, p. 297.
  7. [S78] Mary K. Klinger, Klingers from the Odenwald, p. 364.

Eva Elizabeth Beilstein

F, #96, b. 27 May 1730, d. circa 1815
  • Last Edited: 19 Jan 2021

Children of Eva Elizabeth Beilstein and Johann Philip Klinger

  • Elizabeth Klinger+ b. 10 Mar 1756, d. 12 Mar 1820
  • Johann Philip Klinger b. 25 Apr 1758, d. 1759
  • Christina Klinger b. 10 May 1760, d. c 1761
  • Johann George Klinger+ b. 13 May 1761, d. 24 Apr 1840
  • Christina Klinger b. 30 Jun 1764, d. 11 Dec 1768
  • Johann Philip Klinger b. 11 Dec 1765, d. 25 Nov 1829
  • Alexander Klinger b. 16 Feb 1767, d. 6 Apr 1839
  • Johann Peter Klinger+ b. 3 Nov 1773, d. 10 Aug 1858

Citations

  1. [S62] Robert Harry Greenfield, Greenfield Family Home Page.
  2. [S78] Mary K. Klinger, Klingers from the Odenwald, pp. 22-23.
  3. [S78] Mary K. Klinger, Klingers from the Odenwald, pp.22-23.

Lydia Klinger

F, #100, b. 18 July 1813, d. 2 October 1858
  • Last Edited: 29 May 2005

Children of Lydia Klinger and George Hoffman

Citations

  1. [S78] Mary K. Klinger, Klingers from the Odenwald, p. 364.
  2. [S147] Irwin R. Klinger, Klinger's Church History, pt. II, p. 36.
  3. [S78] Mary K. Klinger, Klingers from the Odenwald, p. 264, (is listed as "deceased" in the will of her father, Peter Klinger).
  4. [S146] Yeager Genealogy, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, (available May 30, 2005).

Marion Thurston Long1

F, #103, b. 17 February 1925, d. 25 July 2016

Max Long and his young daughter Marion
Carlos Klinger and Marion Long, Spring 1946, near Picture Rocks, Lycoming County, PA
Max A. Long, holding Sarah Jane Long, Marion T. Long, Neil F. Dell, Eugene A. Long, and Mark L. Long, taken 1932 at Long home in 1932
Marion's school photo, 1935
  • Last Edited: 4 May 2020
  • Marion Thurston Long was born on 17 February 1925, Hickory Corners, Northumberland County, PA, on Long Family Homestead.2
  • She was the daughter of Max Adam Long and Rhoda Alaura Thurston.
  • Marion Thurston Long married Carlos Grant Klinger, son of Guy Edwin Klinger and Helen Lorene Lemon, on 2 January 1947, North Avenue Methodist Church, Baltimore, MD.3
  • A newspaper article carried the following report of Carlos and Marion's wedding:
    Marion Long Bride Of Carlos Klinger
    A dinner was held Sunday at he home of Mr. and Mrs. Max A. Long, of Hickory Corners, to celebrate the wedding at noon last Thursday of their daughter, Marion Long, to Carlos G. Klinger, Navy veteran of World War II, of Herndon. The wedding took place in the North Avenue Methodist Church in Baltimore, Md., with Rev. Norman A. Scribner, performing the double ring ceremony. The bride wore a white wool dress with black accessories and had a corsage of tortoise shell roses. There were no attendants.
    Mrs. Klinger was formerly employed as a cashier at the J. C. Penney Company store in Sunbury. She was graduated in 1943 from the Lower Mahanoy Township High School.
    Mr. Klinger is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Klinger, of Herndon. He was graduated from Herndon High School in 1941. He served for several years in the Navy and is now employed at the Glenn L. Martin Company in Baltimore. The couple will live in that city.
    Guests at the dinner were: Mr. and Mrs. Guy Klinger and twin sons, Merle and Kenneth Klinger; Mr. and Mrs. Max Long, daughter Sarah and sons Eugene and Marvin Long; Ira C. Klinger, of Indianapolis, Ind; Mrs. Mary Whitling, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Sproat, of Harrisburg; Mr. and Mrs. Fred. Dell and son, Donald, and Mr. and Mrs. Neil Dell, all of Middletown; Mrs. Sarah Long, of Hickory Corners; and Mary Bitting, of Sunbury.
    The Daily Item (Sunbury, PA), 06 Jan 1947, Mon, Page 15.3
  • Marion Thurston Long died on 25 July 2016, Laramie Care Center, Laramie, Albany County, WY, at age 91.4,5
  • Funeral home obituary:
    Marion Klinger
    Marion (née Long) Klinger, 91, of Laramie, died Monday, July 25, 2016, at Laramie Care Center. She was born Feb. 17, 1925, to Max Adam Long and Rhoda Alaura (née Thurston) Long on her family’s dairy farm in Hickory Corners, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.
    In 1947, in Baltimore, she married Carlos Klinger, who died May 25, 2014, in Laramie. They lived in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, for more than 50 years before moving to Laramie in 2007.
    She was predeceased in death by sister Sarah Jane “Sally” Shatzer; and two brothers, Eugene and Marvin “Pete” Long.
    She is survived by daughter Suzanne A. Klinger, of Gig Harbor, Washington; and two sons, David G. Klinger and Max E. Klinger, both of Laramie.
    Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, at Trinity Lutheran Church with the Reverend Rachel Larsen officiating.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to a charity of your choice in Marion’s name.
    Services are under the direction of Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home.6
  • Her cremated remains were interred on 25 April 2017, at Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg, Franklin County, PA.

Children of Marion Thurston Long and Carlos Grant Klinger

  • Max Edwin Klinger
  • Suzanne Alaura Klinger
  • David Grant Klinger

Citations

  1. [S17] Baptismal certificate, 1895.
  2. [S811] Unknown name of person, unknown record type, for Marion Thurston Long; Pennsylvania Certificate Number 0248710-1925; Filed February 22, 1925 (unknown file date).
  3. [S107] Newspaper Article, "Marion Long Bride of Carlos Klinger," The Daily Item (Sunbury, PA), 06 Jan 1947, Mon, Page 15.
  4. [S1176] Marion T. Klinger Obituary, July 31, 2016.
  5. [S1337] Marion Thurston Klinger, MTK WY Death Certificate.
  6. [S1147] Online Obituary, for Marion T. Klinger, Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home, Laramie, WY; http://www.montgomerystryker.com/marion-klinger/; https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/181151885/…

Georg Klinger

M, #106, b. circa 1610, d. before 1694
  • Last Edited: 23 Mar 2018
  • Georg Klinger was born circa 1610, Pfaffen-Beerfurth, Hesse, Germany.1
  • Some sources record that Georg Klinger was born circa 1618, Rielingshausen, Germany, but this is not likely.2
  • He married Christina (?) on 21 August 1640, Pfaffen-Beerfurth, Hesse, Germany.1
  • Some sources suggest that Georg Klinger and Christina (?) were married circa 1638 Pfaffen-Beerfurth, Hesse, Germany.1,3
  • There is uncertainty about Georg's ancestry. Mary K. Klinger's article, "The Klinger Family," volume 3, number 3, Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association p. 33 (1987), as well as her book, "The Klingers From the Odenwald, Hesse, Germany ca. 1610-1989" (Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1989), pp. 3-5, both speculate that the "Georg Klinger," appearing in the Rielingshausen Parish Records, is the same as Georg Klinger (sometimes listed as born circa 1610), who was married to Christiana and was Bürgermeister (Mayor) of Pfaffen-Beerfurth. There are, apparently, no further records of Georg in Rielingshausen after 1618.
    These sources suggest that Georg Klinger, a mayor of Pfaffen-Beerfurth, may have been born around 1610 in the German town of Rielingshausen, identifying him with a child named Georg or Georgius, born to an Eberhard and Ursula Klinger, part of a line of Klingers in Rielingshausen, Württemberg (now Baden-Württemberg). Rielingshausen is about 20 to 25 km (about 12 to 15 miles) northeast of Stuttgart and about 90 km (about 56 miles) south of Beerfurth. These sources usually trace Georg Klinger's ancestry to a Jacob Klinger, born in Rielingshausen, in about 1520.
    One argument advanced in favor of connecting the Rielingshausen Klingers with Georg Klinger, major of Pfaffen-Beerfurth, is that there is some evidence that one of more of the Rielingshausen Klingers may also have served as mayors of that town. This appears to be nothing more than speculation. None of these sources offer any documentary evidence to prove that the Georg Klinger who died in Pfaffen-Beerfurth was the same person as the Georg Klinger who was born in Rielingshausen. While there is much speculation about such a connection, that connection, at least in this writer's opinion, has not been proven. It must also be remembered that, at that time, Rielingshausen, in Württemberg, was effectively in an entirely different country or kingdom from Pfaffen-Beerfurth.
    Other sources, such as Earl Klinger, indicate that there are records of a Klaus Klinger in Pfaffen-Beerfurth as early as 1483. Apparently, there was a Peter Klinger in Pfaffen-Beerfurth in 1564. In addition, some of these sources, as reported on the extensive Klinger Family genealogy website maintained by Elsie Klinger Eaves (http://www.eaves-klinger-genealogy.info/p7.htm#i321), suggest that Georg Klinger was in fact born in Pfaffen-Beerfurth and was a son of Hans Klinger and grandson of Leonhard and Appolonia Klinger. Leonhard's father was a Peter Klinger, son of Claus Klinger, who had a farm in Pfaffen-Beerfurth in 1483.1,4
  • Georg Klinger died before 1694, Pfaffen-Beerfurth, Hesse, Germany.5

Children of Georg Klinger and Christina (?)

  • Catharine Klinger b. c 1640, d. 8 Oct 1674
  • Johannes Klinger b. 1643, d. 1674
  • Hans Jacob Klinger b. 1645, d. 1 Sep 1712
  • Alexander Klinger b. 25 Jul 1647, d. 14 Apr 1694
  • Hans Nickolaus Klinger b. 1650, d. b 1651
  • Johann Georg Klinger+ b. 6 May 1655, d. 25 Mar 1694
  • Leonhard Klinger b. 9 Jun 1657
  • Margaretha Klinger b. 17 Jun 1661

Citations

  1. [S382] Elsie Klinger Eaves Website (2006), online site no longer accessible, http://www.eaves-klinger-genealogy.info/p7.htm#i321
  2. [S78] Mary K. Klinger, Klingers from the Odenwald, pp. 4, 494.
  3. [S78] Mary K. Klinger, Klingers from the Odenwald, p. 5.
  4. [S78] Mary K. Klinger, Klingers from the Odenwald, pp. 3-5.
  5. [S78] Mary K. Klinger, Klingers from the Odenwald, pp. 4, 494, (the date of death is inferred based on the fact that there is no listing from Georg Klinger in the Sterbe (Death) Register in Evangelical Lutheran Church, Reichelsheim Pastorate, Pfaffen-Beerfurth, which was begun in 1694).

Christina (?)1

F, #107, b. 1614, d. 31 October 1695
  • Last Edited: 23 Mar 2018
  • Christina (?) is also referred to as Christiana in some sources.
  • She was born in 1614, Beerfurth, Hesse, Germany.
  • She married Georg Klinger on 21 August 1640, Pfaffen-Beerfurth, Hesse, Germany.2
  • Some sources suggest that Christina (?) and Georg Klinger were married circa 1638 Pfaffen-Beerfurth, Hesse, Germany.2,3
  • Christina (?) died on 31 October 1695, Pfaffen-Beerfurth, Hesse, Germany.
  • She was buried on 1 November 1695, at Pfaffen-Beerfurth, Hesse, Germany.

Children of Christina (?) and Georg Klinger

  • Catharine Klinger b. c 1640, d. 8 Oct 1674
  • Johannes Klinger b. 1643, d. 1674
  • Hans Jacob Klinger b. 1645, d. 1 Sep 1712
  • Alexander Klinger b. 25 Jul 1647, d. 14 Apr 1694
  • Hans Nickolaus Klinger b. 1650, d. b 1651
  • Johann Georg Klinger+ b. 6 May 1655, d. 25 Mar 1694
  • Leonhard Klinger b. 9 Jun 1657
  • Margaretha Klinger b. 17 Jun 1661

Citations

  1. [S78] Mary K. Klinger, Klingers from the Odenwald, pp. 4, 494.
  2. [S382] Elsie Klinger Eaves Website (2006), online site no longer accessible, http://www.eaves-klinger-genealogy.info/p7.htm#i321
  3. [S78] Mary K. Klinger, Klingers from the Odenwald, p. 5.

Johannes Klinger

M, #110, b. 18 November 1694, d. 22 September 1774
  • Last Edited: 23 Mar 2018

Children of Johannes Klinger and Agatha Heist

  • Johann Peter Klinger b. 1 Jan 1720/21, d. 18 Jul 1785
  • Johann Philip Klinger+ b. 11 Jul 1723, d. 30 Sep 1811
  • Alexander Klinger b. 23 Jun 1726, d. 1802
  • Anna Barbara Klinger b. 2 May 1729
  • Anna Catharine Klinger b. 24 Apr 1732, d. 18 Jul 1735
  • Johann Adam Klinger b. 5 Sep 1735, d. 21 Oct 1738

Citations

  1. [S78] Mary K. Klinger, Klingers from the Odenwald, pp. 22, 26.
  2. [S93] International Genealogical Index (IGI).
  3. [S78] Mary K. Klinger, Klingers from the Odenwald, pp. 22, 26, 494.

Agatha Heist

F, #111, b. 2 April 1699, d. 10 April 1780
  • Last Edited: 23 Mar 2018

Children of Agatha Heist and Johannes Klinger

  • Johann Peter Klinger b. 1 Jan 1720/21, d. 18 Jul 1785
  • Johann Philip Klinger+ b. 11 Jul 1723, d. 30 Sep 1811
  • Alexander Klinger b. 23 Jun 1726, d. 1802
  • Anna Barbara Klinger b. 2 May 1729
  • Anna Catharine Klinger b. 24 Apr 1732, d. 18 Jul 1735
  • Johann Adam Klinger b. 5 Sep 1735, d. 21 Oct 1738

Citations

  1. [S78] Mary K. Klinger, Klingers from the Odenwald, pp. 22, 26.
  2. [S93] International Genealogical Index (IGI).
  3. [S78] Mary K. Klinger, Klingers from the Odenwald, pp. 22, 26, 494.

Anna Elizabeth Heist

F, #118, b. 30 April 1723, d. circa 20 September 1751
  • Last Edited: 5 Feb 2002
  • Anna Elizabeth Heist was born on 30 April 1723, Pfaffen-Beerfurth, Hesse, Germany.
  • She married Johann Philip Klinger, son of Johannes Klinger and Agatha Heist, on 22 October 1744, Reichelsheim.
  • Anna Elizabeth Heist died circa 20 September 1751, Near Philadelphia on ship Neptune.1
  • She was buried on 30 September 1751, at St. Michael's Zion Church, Philadelphia, PA.

Citations

  1. [S78] Mary K. Klinger, Klingers from the Odenwald, p. 26.

Simon Grant Lemon

M, #119, b. 7 July 1866, d. 16 March 1930

Simon G. Lemon
Simon Grant & Maggie Lemon
Simon and Maggie (Snyder) Lemon Family, c. 1907
Taken north of Herndon, PA
Children: Russell, James, Helen, Catherine, with Marcus and Mary in front
  • Last Edited: 5 May 2020
  • Simon Grant Lemon was born on 7 July 1866, Upper Paxton Township, Dauphin County, PA.1,2
  • He was the son of William Kemp Lemon and Anna Catharine Heckert.
  • Simon Grant Lemon married Maggie Verdilla Snyder, daughter of James Franklin Snyder and Anna Eliza Witmer, on 18 March 1893, at the Lutheran parsonage, Pillow, Dauphin County, PA. The marriage was performed by Rev. W. H. Geiger. A Lutheran Service book (copyright 1868) for the German Evangelical Lutheran Ministerium of Pennsylvania and Adjacent States, in the possession of Carlos G. Klinger, contains a newspaper wedding announcement stating: "Lemon-Snyder-At the Lutheran parsonage in Uniontown, March 18, 1893, by Rev. W. H. Geiger, Mr. S.G. Lemon and Miss Maggie V. Snyder, both of Paxton.".1
  • The 1900 Census for Lower Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland County, PA, lists the following household:
    Lamen, Grant, Head, M, July 1866, 33, Married 7 years
    ______, Maggie, Wife, F, June 1873, 26, Married 7 years, 3 children born, 3 living
    ______, James, Son, M, Dec. 1894, 5, Single
    ______, Helen, Daughter, F, Mov. 1896, 3, Single
    ______, Russel, Son, M, Nov. 1898, 1, Single.3
  • The 1910 Census, Jackson Twp., Northumberland County, PA, lists the following household:
    Lemon, S. G., Head, M, 43, Married 16 years
    _____, Maggie, Wife, 36, Married 16 years, 6 children born, 6 living
    _____, James W., Son, M, 15, Single
    _____, Helen L., Daughter, F, 13, Single
    _____, Russell W., Son, M, 11, Single
    _____, Catherine A., Daughter, F, 9, Single
    _____, Mary V., Daughter, F, 7, Single
    _____, Marcus D., Son, M, 6, Single.4
  • The 1920 Census, Borough of Herndon, Northumberland County (Enumeration District No. 11, sheet 2), lists Simon Grant's family as follows:
         Lemon, Grant S., Head [of Household], M, 54 [years old], Operator, Planning Mill
         _____, Maggie E., Wife, F, 46
         _____, James W., Son, M, 28, Operator, R---- Factory
         _____, Helen L., Daughter, F, 23, Operator, Silk Mill
         _____, Marcus D., Son, M, 15.
  • Simon Grant Lemon died on 16 March 1930, home, north of Herndon, Jackson Township, Northumberland County, PA, at age 63. The cause of death was intestinal cancer.1,5
  • He was buried on 19 March 1930, at Herndon Cemetery, Herndon, Northumberland County, PA; Rothermel Funeral Home records indicate: "Simon Grant Lemon died at his home north of Herndon on March 16th [1930]. Buried in the Herndon Union Cemetery on March 19th. Cause of death was cancer of the intestines. Age 63.6,7
  • Obituary from the Herndon Star:
    Simon G. Lemon, a respected resident of Jackson Township for many years, passed to his final reward shortly after four o'clock Sunday morning at his home north of town. He has been in ill health for the past several years, but appeared to be recuperating until the end came to relieve his suffering. He suffered with a complication of diseases.
    Simon Grant Lemon, a son or Wm. K. Lemon and Anna C. (Heckert) Lemon, was born in Paxton Township, Dauphin County on July 7th, 1866 and died March 16th, 1930 at the age of 63 years, 8 months and 9 days. He was united in marriage to Maggie Snyder on March 18th, 1893. This union was blessed with three sons and three daughters, one daughter having preceded him to the grave in September 1919. He was a faithful member of the Herndon Lutheran Church and of Camp No. 182 P.O.S. of A.
    Surviving are the widow, three sons, James, of Wilkinsburg, Russell, of town, and Marcus, of Willow Grove; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Klinger, of town, and Catherine, of New York City. Eight grandchildren and the followings sisters and a brother also survive: Misses Katie and Mamie Lemon, of Millersburg and James H. Lemon, of Middletown.
    Funeral services in charge of his pastor, Rev. M. M. Enders will be held this afternoon (Wednesday) at 2.30 o'clock from his late home, after which the funeral cortege will move to the L. & R. Church where further services will be held. Interment in the Herndon Cemetery. Undertaker Chas. Rothermel has charge of the remains.8
  • Recollections of Simon Grant and Maggie Snyder Lemon, My Grandparents, by Carlos Grant Klinger:
    "I was born in Shamokin and lived there until three months past my fifth birthday. I can recall a time grandpa Lemon came to Shamokin on the Reading Railroad passenger train that made two trips to Herndon and return daily except Sunday. I'm not sure about Saturday, but I think it also ran on Saturday. This particular day he must have shopped over town, as we then called the downtown. He bought me a wind-up train. He returned to Herndon the same day.
    "In June, 1928 we moved to a farm at the Herndon Borough line next to my grandparents’ home. In summer when we went in my dad's car (grandpa Lemon did not have a car) I would sit in the front seat between grandpa's legs. One day we took grandpa and grandma to the circus in Sunbury.
    "Grandpa had a lot of chickens; he shipped eggs to H & T. Loffler in N.Y. city. Once I went with grandpa to take a crate of eggs to the R.R. station in his one horse wagon pulled by a horse named “Pet.” I also remember a time when my parents and sister Mary were visiting my grandparents and I was sent to tell grandpa dinner was ready. He was in one of his several chicken houses, and when I went in I scared the chickens. They flew in all directions. Grandpa scolded me mildly.
    "Grandpa and grandma had a wonderful garden, they grew large beds of celery, and my dad would take it to Shamokin and sell it. Grandpa also had apple and cherry trees. He grafted branches onto cherry trees so they gave two different kinds of cherries.
    "In 1930. March 15, my seventh birthday, we were at grandpa’s place in the evening and he was sick in bed. When they took me to his room to see him he told grandma to give me a dime. He died during the night which was Sunday.
    "I also remember Uncle Mark (Marcus) well. I remember him playing a piccolo. He visited Herndon after he and Aunt Sara moved to Willow Grove. In 1932 my dad was a patient at the U.S. Naval hospital in Philadelphia. Uncle Russell took my mother, sister and me to visit him, and we stayed overnight with Uncle Mark and Aunt Sara. I think Dean was a baby."9

Children of Simon Grant Lemon and Maggie Verdilla Snyder

  • James Warwick Lemon b. 16 Dec 1894, d. 8 Apr 1941
  • Helen Lorene Lemon+ b. 29 Nov 1896, d. 27 Mar 1973
  • Russell Ward Lemon b. 20 Nov 1898, d. 22 Aug 1945
  • Catharine Anna Lemon b. 3 Nov 1900, d. 17 Jan 2000
  • Mary V. Lemon b. 7 Sep 1902, d. 9 Sep 1919
  • Marcus Dean Lemon b. 30 Mar 1904, d. 19 Apr 1937

Citations

  1. [S108] Newspaper Obituary.
  2. [S1170] Carlos Klinger and Marion Long Family Bible.
  3. [S285] 1900 U.S. Census, Lower Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland County, Pennsylvania; Roll: T623 1449; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 130.
  4. [S199] 1910 Census, Jackson Twp., Northumberland County, PA; Roll: T624_1383; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 65; Image: 433.
  5. [S167] Centennial Book Committee, Herndon Centenntial Book, ch. 14, p. 6 (Rothermel Funeral Home Records).
  6. [S167] Centennial Book Committee, Herndon Centenntial Book, Chapter 14, p. 6.
  7. [S805] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/46379932/…
  8. [S379] Simon Grant Lemon Obituary, March 19, 1930.
  9. [S28] Carlos G. Klinger.

Maggie Verdilla Snyder

F, #120, b. 19 June 1873, d. 6 August 1952

Maggie V. Lemon (seated, holding greatgrandson Max), with her daughter Helen (Lemon) Klinger and grandson Carlos Klinger, c. 1953
Maggie V. Lemon in the garden of the Snyder property, just north of Herndon, PA, probably in the 1920's
  • Last Edited: 8 Jan 2020
  • Maggie Verdilla Snyder is also referred to as Mary in some sources.
  • She was born on 19 June 1873, Jackson Township, Northumberland County, PA.1
  • She was the daughter of James Franklin Snyder and Anna Eliza Witmer.
  • Maggie Verdilla Snyder married Simon Grant Lemon, son of William Kemp Lemon and Anna Catharine Heckert, on 18 March 1893, at the Lutheran parsonage, Pillow, Dauphin County, PA. The marriage was performed by Rev. W. H. Geiger. A Lutheran Service book (copyright 1868) for the German Evangelical Lutheran Ministerium of Pennsylvania and Adjacent States, in the possession of Carlos G. Klinger, contains a newspaper wedding announcement stating: "Lemon-Snyder-At the Lutheran parsonage in Uniontown, March 18, 1893, by Rev. W. H. Geiger, Mr. S.G. Lemon and Miss Maggie V. Snyder, both of Paxton.".2
  • Maggie Verdilla Snyder died on 6 August 1952, Jackson Township, Northumberland County, PA, at age 79 at her home north of Herndon, PA. She died while getting ready for breakfast.2,3,4
  • She was buried on 9 August 1952, at Herndon Cemetery, Herndon, Northumberland County, PA; Rothermel Funeral Home records indicate: "Maggie Verdilla Lemon dies on August 6th at her home north of Herndon. She died while getting ready for her breakfast. Buried in Herndon Cemetery on August 9th. Age 79-1-17."5
  • Newspaper Obituary:
    Mrs. Maggie Verdilla Lemon, 79, of near Herndon, widow of Grant Lemon, died suddenly Wednesday morning while eating breakfast. Death was attributed to a heart condition from which she had suffered for some time. Her husband preceded her in death Mar. [16], 1930. She made her home with a daughter, Mrs. Guy Klinger.
    She was a daughter of the late James and Anna Witmer Snyder and was born in Jackson Township, June 19, 1873 and died August 6, 1952 at the age of 79 years, 1 month, and 17 days. She was united in marriage to Grant Lemon on March 18, 1983 by the late Rev. Geiger.
    Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Helen Klinger, off Herndon, R.D., Mrs. Catherine Pearson, of New York City; eleven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. David Lower, Sunbury, and one brother, Clarence Snyder, of Northampton.
    Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday from the Rothermel funeral home, Herndon, with burial in Herndon Cemetery. Rev. Charles A. Snyder, Lutheran past, of Herndon, officiated.
    The following relatives were in attendance at the funeral services of the late Maggie Lemon on Saturday: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pearson and daughter Linda Jane and Merl Klinger, New York City; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Snyder, Northampton; Mr. and Mrs. Rodman Lemon, Phila; Wm. Lemon and daughter, Middletown; Mrs. Annie Lauer and family, of Sunbury; Carlos Klinger, Chicago, Ill; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lemon, Lemoyne.6

Children of Maggie Verdilla Snyder and Simon Grant Lemon

  • James Warwick Lemon b. 16 Dec 1894, d. 8 Apr 1941
  • Helen Lorene Lemon+ b. 29 Nov 1896, d. 27 Mar 1973
  • Russell Ward Lemon b. 20 Nov 1898, d. 22 Aug 1945
  • Catharine Anna Lemon b. 3 Nov 1900, d. 17 Jan 2000
  • Mary V. Lemon b. 7 Sep 1902, d. 9 Sep 1919
  • Marcus Dean Lemon b. 30 Mar 1904, d. 19 Apr 1937

Citations

  1. [S1170] Carlos Klinger and Marion Long Family Bible.
  2. [S108] Newspaper Obituary.
  3. [S167] Centennial Book Committee, Herndon Centenntial Book, ch. 14, p. 11 (Rothermel Funeral Home Records).
  4. [S1062] Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, Certificate Number 71677; Filed August 9, 1952; https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll
  5. [S167] Centennial Book Committee, Herndon Centenntial Book, Chapter 14, p. 11.
  6. [S108] Newspaper Obituary, for Maggie V. Lemon; see The Daily Item (Sunbury, Pennsylvania), 07 Aug 1952, Thu, Page 2.