Elizabeth Schwalm

F, #152, b. 12 December 1798, d. 25 March 1843
  • Last Edited: 8 Oct 2023
  • Elizabeth Schwalm is also referred to as Elisabeth in some sources.1
  • She was born on 12 December 1798.2
  • She was the daughter of Johannes Schwalm and Ottilia Bobb.
  • Elizabeth Schwalm married Alexander Klinger, son of Alexander Klinger and Magdalena Haag.
  • Her married name was Klinger.
  • Elizabeth Schwalm died on 25 March 1843, at age 44.3,4
  • She was buried at Zion (Klinger's) Church, Erdman, Lykens Township, Dauphin County, PA; Tombstone reads: "Hier ruhet Elizabeth, ehefrau von Alexander Klinger, eingeboren Schwalm, starb 25 ten Marz 1843, war alt 45 yahre, 3 monata & 13 tage."4

Children of Elizabeth Schwalm and Alexander Klinger

  • Emi Klinger b. 27 Sep 1819, d. 12 Mar 1902
  • John Klinger b. 10 Feb 1822
  • Samuel Klinger+ b. 22 Aug 1824, d. 14 Apr 1891
  • David S. Klinger+5 b. 15 May 1827, d. 11 Feb 1916

Citations

  1. [S147] Irwin R. Klinger, Zion (Klinger's) Church History (Erdman, PA: Zion (Klinger's) Church, 1987), part 2, p. 58. Hereinafter cited as Klinger's Church History.
  2. [S1191] Donald C. Reed, Descendants of Johannes Schwalm and Allied Families 2d Edition., CD-ROM (Lancaster, PA: Donald C. Reed, 2016), Descendants of Johannes Schwalm, 0E Frederick Schwalm p. 3. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of Johannes Schwalm 2d ed.
  3. [S78] Mary K. Klinger, Klingers from the Odenwald, Hesse, Germany (Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, 1989), p. 352. Hereinafter cited as Klingers from the Odenwald.
  4. [S147] Irwin R. Klinger, Klinger's Church History, part 2, p. 294.
  5. [S1062] Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967 (Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania Department of Health), Certificate Number: 21632 (1916); https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/…. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Death Certificates.

Sarah Zerfink

F, #153, b. 12 April 1810, d. 20 June 1860
  • Last Edited: 30 Jun 2019
  • Sarah Zerfink was born on 12 April 1810, Berks County, PA.1
  • She married Frederick Schwalm, son of Johannes Schwalm and Ottilia Bobb, after 1850.
  • As of after 1850,her married name was Schwalm.
  • Sarah Zerfink died on 20 June 1860, at age 50.1
  • She was buried at Saint Matthew's United Church of Christ Cemetery, Lykens, Dauphin County, PA.1

Citations

  1. [S805] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/110961576/sara-schwalm. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave.

Harriet Dieter

F, #154, b. circa 13 October 1840, d. 18 September 1902
  • Last Edited: 26 Jun 2020
  • Harriet Dieter was born circa 13 October 1840.1
  • She married Frederick Schwalm, son of Johannes Schwalm and Ottilia Bobb, in 1862.2
  • As of 1862,her married name was Schwalm.2
  • Harriet Dieter died on 18 September 1902, Valley View, Schuylkill County, PA.1
  • Newspaper obituary:
    HARRIET SCHWALM.
    On Sept. 18, 1902, at Valley View, Harriet, wife of the late Frederick Schwalm, aged 61 years, 11 months and 5 days. Funeral was held on the 21st inst., at the Valley View United Brethren Church. Rev. O. G. Romig officiated.
    Lykens Register (Lykens, Pennsylvania), 26 Sep 1902, Fri, Page 8.1

Children of Harriet Dieter and Frederick Schwalm

  • Ottilia Schwalm b. 13 May 1862, d. 5 Sep 1886
  • Elizabeth Schwalm b. 24 Jan 1864, d. 21 Mar 1871
  • Washington Jackson Schwalm b. 29 Jul 1865, d. 1 Aug 1924

Citations

  1. [S108] Newspaper Obituary, for Harriet Schwalm, Lykens Register (Lykens, Pennsylvania), 26 Sep 1902, Fri, Page 8.
  2. [S74] Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, Johannes Schwalm The Hessian (Millville, PA 1976: Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, 1976), p. 118. Hereinafter cited as Johannes Schwalm The Hessian.

John Schwalm

M, #155, b. 25 December 1818, d. 9 April 1888
  • Last Edited: 27 Apr 2023

Children of John Schwalm and Elizabeth Shade

Citations

  1. [S74] Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, Johannes Schwalm The Hessian (Millville, PA 1976: Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, 1976). Hereinafter cited as Johannes Schwalm The Hessian.
  2. [S1191] Donald C. Reed, Descendants of Johannes Schwalm and Allied Families 2d Edition., CD-ROM (Lancaster, PA: Donald C. Reed, 2016), Descendants of Johannes Schwalm, p. 1. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of Johannes Schwalm 2d ed.
  3. [S805] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/40113504/…. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave.
  4. [S74] Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, Johannes Schwalm The Hessian, p. 130.
  5. [S74] Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, Johannes Schwalm The Hessian, p. 129.
  6. [S74] Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, Johannes Schwalm The Hessian, p. 132.
  7. [S1191] Descendants of Johannes Schwalm, Descendants of Johannes Schwalm 2d ed, p. 210.
  8. [S1191] Descendants of Johannes Schwalm, Descendants of Johannes Schwalm 2d ed, p. 241.
  9. [S1062] Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967 (Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania Department of Health), for Mary M. Artz. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Death Certificates.
  10. [S247] George H. Schwalm and N. Daniel Schwalm, "All In The Family," Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 6, no. 1 (1997): p. 87.

Helen Lorene Lemon

F, #156, b. 29 November 1896, d. 27 March 1973

Helen Lemon, probably before her marriage
Helen in the garden of their home north of Herndon, PA
  • Last Edited: 21 Dec 2023
  • Helen Lorene Lemon was born on 29 November 1896, Jackson Township, Northumberland County, PA; Location: 40 deg. 52 min. 52.3 sec. N
    76 deg. 50 min. 19.6 sec. W.
  • She was the daughter of Simon Grant Lemon and Maggie Verdilla Snyder.
  • Helen Lorene Lemon was baptized on 20 December 1896, at her parents' home by the Rev. D.M. Stettler, pastor of the Lutheran Church, Mahanoy, PA.1
  • She married Guy Edwin Klinger, son of Milton C. Klinger and Sarah Ellen Schwalm, on 9 October 1920, Urban, Northumberland County, PA. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. William H. Kline, pastor of the Urban parish. When Guy and Helen were first married, they lived in Shamokin.2,3
  • As of 9 October 1920,her married name was Klinger.
  • Following Guy's death, Helen continued to live in Herndon, PA, until her death, which occurred while she was visiting her son Carlos in Chambersnurg, PA.
  • Helen Lorene Lemon died on 27 March 1973, Chambersburg, Franklin County, PA, at age 76.4
  • Newspaper obituary:
    Mrs. Helen Lorene Klinger, 76, of Herndon, died March 27 at the home of her son Carlos in Chambersburg, whom she was visiting.
    Death was attributed to a heart attack.
    Mrs. Klinger lived all of her life in the Herndon area. Her husband, Guy E. Klinger, died about 10 years ago.
    Born in Jackson Township, [Northumberland County, PA] November 29, 1896, she was a daughter of the late Simon G. and Maggie Snyder Lemon.
    Mrs. Klinger was a faithful member of Zion Church and Sunday School, Herndon.
    Surviving are three sons, Carlos G., of Chambersburg; Kenneth E. and Merle G., both of New York City; five grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Catherine Pearson of New York City.
    The funeral services were held Saturday [March 31, 1973] from the Zion Church, Herndon.
    The Rev. Mr. T. M. Arner officiated. Burial was made in Herndon Cemetery.
    The Rothermel Funeral Home, Herndon, had charge of arrangements.
    Friends may call at the Rotbermel Funeral Home, Herndon, Friday evening.
    The Daily Item (Sunbury, Pennsylvania), 28 Mar 1973, Wed, Page 37.5
  • She was buried on 31 March 1973, at Herndon Cemetery, Herndon, Northumberland County, PA.6

Children of Helen Lorene Lemon and Guy Edwin Klinger

Citations

  1. [S17] Baptismal certificate, (1895), (in possession of Marion T. Klinger).
  2. [S761] Guy E. Klinger and Helen L. Lemon marriage certifcate, October 9, 1920. In possession of Max E. Klinger, Laramie, WY.
  3. [S107] Newspaper Article, "Local People Get Marriage License," Mount Carmel Item, October 12, 1920, Page 6. via Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com/article/… : accessed December 21, 2023).
  4. [S200] Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index. Hereinafter cited as SSDI.
  5. [S108] Newspaper Obituary, for Helen L. Klinger, The Daily Item (Sunbury, Pennsylvania), 28 Mar 1973, Wed, Page 37.
  6. [S805] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/46379900/…. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave.

Jacob Schwalm

M, #158, b. 22 August 1823, d. 25 July 1896
  • Last Edited: 29 Jun 2019
  • Jacob Schwalm was born on 22 August 1823.1
  • He was the son of Frederick Schwalm and Catharina Stein.
  • Jacob Schwalm was baptized on 21 September 1823, Zion (Klinger's) Lutheran and Reformed Church, Erdman, Dauphin County, PA.2
  • He married Justina Klinger, daughter of Johann Peter Klinger and Catharine Wiest, circa 1845.3
  • Jacob was a farmer and "well known cabinet maker." ("Johannes Schwalm The Hessian," pp. 134-45 (1976).) Jacob and Jestina (or Justina) lived along the road from Fearnot to St. Peter's (Schwalm's) Church, which stands on land that was part of Jacob and Jestina's farm. Both Jacob and Jestina are buried there. Mary Klinger's book ("Klingers from the Odenwald, Hesse, Germany," p. 375) says that they donated the land for the church, having previously hosted church meetings at their farm.
    Jacob served as Hubley Township Supervisor for more than 20 years. (JSTH, p. 134.)4,5
  • Jacob Schwalm died on 25 July 1896, Hubley Township, Schuylkill County, PA, at age 72.6
  • He was buried at St. Peter's United Methodist Church Cemetery, Fearnot, Hubley Township, Schuylkill County, PA.7

Children of Jacob Schwalm and Justina Klinger

Citations

  1. [S74] Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, Johannes Schwalm The Hessian (Millville, PA 1976: Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, 1976). Hereinafter cited as Johannes Schwalm The Hessian.
  2. [S147] Irwin R. Klinger, Zion (Klinger's) Church History (Erdman, PA: Zion (Klinger's) Church, 1987), vol. II, p. 54. Hereinafter cited as Klinger's Church History.
  3. [S108] Newspaper Obituary, For Justina (Klinger) Schwalm, reprinted on p. 138m Johannes Schwalm The Hessian (pub. 1976).
  4. [S74] Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, Johannes Schwalm The Hessian, pp. 134-45.
  5. [S78] Mary K. Klinger, Klingers from the Odenwald, Hesse, Germany (Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, 1989), p. 375. Hereinafter cited as Klingers from the Odenwald.
  6. [S107] Newspaper Article, "Deaths and Funerals," Pottsville Republican (Pottsville, PA), 08 Aug 1896, Sat, Page 1.
  7. [S288] Bobbyetta Ganunis, compiler, St. Peter's United Methodist Church Cemetery Listing (Online: ftp://www.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/schuylkill/cemeteries/, 1998). Hereinafter cited as St. Peter's United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Carolina Schwalm

F, #159, b. 12 March 1825, d. 24 January 1891
  • Last Edited: 17 Jun 2019
  • Carolina Schwalm was born on 12 March 1825.1
  • She was the daughter of Frederick Schwalm and Catharina Stein.
  • Her married name was Klinger.
  • Carolina Schwalm married Israel Klinger, son of Johann Peter Klinger and Catharine Wiest.
  • Carolina Schwalm died on 24 January 1891, at age 65.
  • Newspaper obituary:
    Mrs. Carolina Klinger, wife of Israel Klinger, of Valley View, was found dead in bed on Saturday morning. Mr. Klinger is night watchman at the Good Spring colliery, and was not home at the time. Deputy Coroner A. J. Schoffstall empanelled the following jury: Dr. George W. Ressler, J. K. Updegrave, John Barr, Frank Bossler and Nathaniel Williams. They rendered a verdict declaring apoplexy the cause of her death. She was sixty-five years old and the mother of a large family. Her maiden name was Schwalm, and she was born and reared in Hubley township. She was a sister to Peter Schwalm, of Porter township, and Captain Samuel Schwalm and William Schwalm, of this place.
    Miners Journal (Pottsville, PA), 28 Jan 1891, Wed, Page 1.2
  • She was buried at Church of God Cemetery, Valley View, Hegins Township, Schuylkill County, PA; Name listed as "Caroline."3

Children of Carolina Schwalm and Israel Klinger

Citations

  1. [S74] Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, Johannes Schwalm The Hessian (Millville, PA 1976: Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, 1976). Hereinafter cited as Johannes Schwalm The Hessian.
  2. [S108] Newspaper Obituary, for Carolina Klinger, Miners Journal (Pottsville, PA), 28 Jan 1891, Wed, Page 1.
  3. [S287] Phillip A. Rice and Jean A. Dellock, compilers, Schuylkill County Pennsylvania Archives, Volume II (Apollo, PA: Closson Press, 1996), p. 195. Hereinafter cited as Schuylkill County Archives, vol. II.
  4. [S60] Joseph A. Meiser Jr. and Sarah Roadarmel Meiser, Genealogists Guide to Burials in Schuylkill County (Grantham, PA: Ddraig Gooch Publications, Robert L.K. Jones, 3rd edition 1998), p. 104. Hereinafter cited as Schuylkill County Burials.
  5. [S847] Dr. Glenn P. Schwalm, compiler, Collected Church Records of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church and Jacob's or Howerter's Lutheran Church (Northumberland County) now St. James Lutheran Church (Pitman, Schuylkill County) (Apollo, PA: Closson Press for Schuylkill Roots, 1998), p. 119. Hereinafter cited as St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church Records.
  6. [S74] Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, Johannes Schwalm The Hessian, p. 146.

Samuel Schwalm

M, #160, b. 10 July 1827, d. 25 February 1903
  • Last Edited: 1 Feb 2017
  • There is detailed information about Samuel Schwalm and Elizabeth Klinger in the book, "Johannes Schwalm The Hessian," pp. 147-62 (1976). Since Mary Klinger drew much of her information, p. 375, from that source, in the event of any inconsistencies, the details given in "Johannes Schwalm The Hessian" are preferred.
    There are a number photographs of Samuel's descendants in the Journal of Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 62-65 (1983). Photpgraphs of Samuel and Elizabeth also appear in the 2004 Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 7, no. 4, p. 79.1
  • Samuel Schwalm was born on 10 July 1827, on his Father's farm, Spring Glen, Schuylkill County, PA.2,3,4,5
  • He was the son of Frederick Schwalm and Catharina Stein.
  • Samuel Schwalm married Elizabeth Klinger, daughter of Johann Peter Klinger and Catharine Wiest, circa 1850.4,6
  • Between 1862 and 1864, Samuel served as a private in Samuel Schwenk's Company A, 50th Pennsylvania Regiment, in the Civil War.
  • A letter written by Samuel, while serving in the Civil War, is reprinted in the 1993 Journal of Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 81-83.
    A more detailed account of Samuel's Civil War experiences appears in the 1983 Journal of Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 51-57, and a separate collection of Samuel's wartime letters and experiences was published in 2011 by the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association.3,7
  • Samuel Schwalm died on 25 February 1903, at age 75.
  • He was buried at St. Andrew's Church Cemetery, Valley View, Schuylkill County, PA.4

Children of Samuel Schwalm and Elizabeth Klinger

Citations

  1. [S263] George H. Schwalm and N. Daniel Schwalm, "All In The Family," Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 7, no. 4 (2004): p. 79.
  2. [S74] Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, Johannes Schwalm The Hessian (Millville, PA 1976: Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, 1976), pp. 147-62. Hereinafter cited as Johannes Schwalm The Hessian.
  3. [S240] David L. Schwalm, "The Civil War Experiences of Samuel Schwalm," Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 2, no. 3, p. 51 (1983). Hereinafter cited as "Civil War Experiences of Samuel Schwalm."
  4. [S291] Glenn P. Schwalm, Philip A. Rice and Jodi A. Germani, compilers, St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Records - Part One (Apollo, PA: Closson Press for Schuylkill Roots, 1991), p. 52. Hereinafter cited as St. Andrew's Records - I.
  5. [S1062] Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967 (Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania Department of Health), for son Franklin Henry Schwalm. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Death Certificates.
  6. [S285] 1900 U.S. Census, Hegins Twp., Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; Roll: T623 1483; Page: 20A; Enumeration District: 146.
  7. [S239] George H. Schwalm and N. Daniel Schwalm, "All In The Family," Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 5, no. 1 (1993): p. 81.
  8. [S207] St. Paul's (Artz) Church Cemetery Records, online http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/schuylkill/cemeteries/…. Hereinafter cited as St. Paul's Church Cemetery Records.

Daniel S. Schwalm1

M, #164, b. 24 June 1840, d. 3 March 1916
  • Last Edited: 20 Nov 2020
  • Daniel S. Schwalm was born on 24 June 1840.2,3
  • He was the son of Frederick Schwalm and Catharina Stein.
  • Daniel S. Schwalm married Mary Ann Wheary.4
  • Daniel S. Schwalm married Mary Ann Reiner, daughter of Danniel Reiner and (?) Mausser, circa 1889.5,6
  • Daniel S. Schwalm died on 3 March 1916, Hubley Township, Schuylkill County, PA, at age 75.7,5,8,1
  • He was buried on 9 March 1916, at St. Peter's (Schwalm's) United Methodist Church Cemetery, Fearnot, Schuylkill County, PA.9,7,4
  • Newspaper obituary:
    DANIEL S. SCHWALM
    Daniel Schwalm, aged 76 years, 8 month and 11 days, a well known tanner of Hubley township, died very suddenly at 4 o'clock Friday morning March 3, at his home at that place. His death came a a great shock to his family, relatives and many friends. On the day before his deatn he attended a public sale held near Fearnot. He was in a happy and cheerful mood, joked and chatted freely with acquaintance. When he retired at night he did not complain of feeling ill. During the night he was taken seriously ill with acute indegestio and expired shortly after. The funeral was held Tuesday and was very largely attended. Interment was made at Fearnot.
    Deceased was the last of the older Schwalms.He was a lite long resident of Hubley township, was well known and highly esteemed. For many years he made weekly trips to this valley with farm produce and was well known here.
    West Schuylkill Herald (Tower City, Pennsylvania), 10 Mar 1916, Fri, Page 1.10

Children of Daniel S. Schwalm and Mary Ann Wheary

  • Daniel Schwalm8 b. 7 Sep 1858, d. 26 Nov 1931
  • James Wilson Schwalm8 b. 28 Oct 1861, d. 18 May 1924
  • Charles Henry Schwalm+11 b. 18 Feb 1862, d. 3 Sep 1918
  • Christina Schwalm11 b. c 1864
  • Hannah Schwalm11 b. 7 Aug 1864, d. 9 Jun 1884
  • Ida Schwalm11 b. c 1868
  • Daniel A. Schwalm+12 b. 28 Nov 1868, d. 20 Oct 1949
  • Mary Alice Schwalm b. c 1866, d. 1918
  • Victoria Schwalm11 b. 3 Jan 1871, d. 1 Nov 1888
  • Ellen M. Schwalm11 b. 22 Sep 1871, d. 3 Feb 1932

Citations

  1. [S290] Glenn P. Schwalm, compiler, St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Records - Part Two (Apollo, PA: Closson Press for Schuylkill Roots, 1991), p. 186. Hereinafter cited as St. Andrew's Records - II.
  2. [S78] Mary K. Klinger, Klingers from the Odenwald, Hesse, Germany (Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, 1989), p. 240 (does not identify Daniel as son of Frederich Schwalm, but dates match those for Frederick's son Daniel). Hereinafter cited as Klingers from the Odenwald.
  3. [S74] Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, Johannes Schwalm The Hessian (Millville, PA 1976: Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, 1976), pp. 195-97. Hereinafter cited as Johannes Schwalm The Hessian.
  4. [S805] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/40875983/…. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave.
  5. [S336] Gratz Historical Society, A Comprehensive History of the Town of Gratz Pennsylvania (Gratz, PA: Gratz Historical Society, 1997), p. 324. Hereinafter cited as Comprehensive History of Gratz.
  6. [S285] 1900 U.S. Census, Hubley Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; Roll: T623_1483 Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 147.
  7. [S1062] Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967 (Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania Department of Health), Certificate Number: 33764: Filed: March 6, 1916;
    https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Death Certificates.
  8. [S74] Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, Johannes Schwalm The Hessian, p. 197.
  9. [S288] Bobbyetta Ganunis, compiler, St. Peter's United Methodist Church Cemetery Listing (Online: ftp://www.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/schuylkill/cemeteries/, 1998). Hereinafter cited as St. Peter's United Methodist Church Cemetery.
  10. [S108] Newspaper Obituary, for Daniel S. Schwalm, West Schuylkill Herald (Tower City, Pennsylvania), 10 Mar 1916, Fri, Page 1.
  11. [S191] 1880 U.S. Census, Hubley Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; Roll: T9_1191; Family History Film: 1255191; Page: 319.3000; Enumeration District: 190; Image: 0470.
  12. [S199] 1910 Census , Hegins Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1417; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 34; Image: 126.

Mary Ellen Klinger

F, #167, b. 25 June 1921, d. 18 March 1942

Mary, taken while she was a patient in Hamburg, PA.
Carlos and Mary Klinger, at 1404 West Lynn Street, Shamokin, c. 1925
(L to R): Mary E. Klinger, Kathryn A. Lemon, Dorothy Lemon, and Nina Lemon, taken c. 1933 at Simon and Maggie Lemon's home just north of Herndon, PA
  • Last Edited: 15 Feb 2023
  • Mary Ellen Klinger was born on 25 June 1921, Shamokin, Northumberland County, PA. At the time Mary was born, Guy and Helen were living at 1117 Walnut Street in one-half of a double house. Grant and Carrie (Klinger) Zimmerman lived in the other half.1
  • She was the daughter of Guy Edwin Klinger and Helen Lorene Lemon.
  • Mary Ellen Klinger was baptized on 1 September 1921, Shamokin, Northumberland County, PA, by E. H. Gerhart.2
  • 20 May 1930, Mary received a reading certificate.
  • 8 May 1935, Mary received her grammar school diploma in Herndon, PA.
  • A newspaper article reported Mary's move to the Hamburg Sanitorium, as follows:
    ENTERS SANITORIUM
    Miss Mary Klinger. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Klinger, of Herndon, and a student in the senior class of the Herndon High School, was taken to the Hamburg Sanitorium Wednesday where she will spend some time for her health. She was accompanied by her parents.
    The Daily Item (Sunbury, PA), 20 Jan 1939, Fri, 6.3
  • She died of pulmonary haemorrhage due to tuberculosis on 18 March 1942, Herndon, Northumberland County, PA, at age 20.4
  • Newspaper obituary:
    Former Local Girl Succumbs
    Miss Mary Ellen Klinger, 20, Dies at Home in Herndon
    Miss Mary Ellen Klinger, 20, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guy E. Klinger, Herndon, formerly of Shamokin, died late yesterday afternoon in the home of her parents following an illness of three years.
    Miss Klinger was born in Shamokin, June 25, 1921. The family moved to Herndon, where she was confirmed as a member of the Lutheran Church and became active in the Sunday School and as a vocalist in the church choir. Miss Klinger was a member of the senior class of Herndon High School when she was stricken ill in 1937, and entered Hamburg State Sanitorium, returning to her home seven months ago.
    Surviving are her parents and three brothers, Carlos, Kenneth and Merle Klinger, all at home, together with her grandmothers, Mrs. Margaret Lemon and Mrs. Susan Klinger, both of Herndon.
    Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:00, with brief rites in the Rothermel Funeral Home to be followed by major services in the Lutheran and Re formed Church at Herndon. Rev. Charles Snyder, pastor of the Lutheran congregation, will have charge with Rev. W. A. Kutz, of the Evangelical Church, assisting. Burial will be in Herndon Cemetery. Friends can view at the funeral parlors Saturday evening and to the time of funeral Sunday.
    Shamokin News-Dispatch, 19 Mar 1942, Thu, Page 2.5
  • She was buried on 22 May 1942, at Herndon Cemetery, Herndon, Northumberland County, PA.6,7

Citations

  1. [S28] Carlos G. Klinger (Laramie, WY).
  2. [S17] Baptismal certificate, (1895), (in possession of Marion T. Klinger).
  3. [S107] Newspaper Article, "Enters Sanitorium," The Daily Item (Sunbury, PA), 20 Jan 1939, Fri, 6.
  4. [S1062] Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967 (Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania Department of Health), Certificate number: 28736; filed March 21, 1942. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Death Certificates.
  5. [S108] Newspaper Obituary, for Mary Ellen Klinger, Shamokin News-Dispatch, 19 Mar 1942, Thu, Page 2.
  6. [S7] Joseph A. Meiser Jr. and Sarah Roadarmel Meiser, Genealogists Guide to Burials in Northumberland County, PA, Volume III (Grantham, PA: Ddraig Gooch Publications, Robert L.K. Jones, 4th edition, 1997), p. 132. Hereinafter cited as Northumberland County Burials III.
  7. [S1062] Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates.

Israel Klinger

M, #173, b. 7 March 1826, d. 21 October 1900
  • Last Edited: 17 Jun 2019
  • Israel Klinger was born on 7 March 1826.1,2
  • He was the son of Johann Peter Klinger and Catharine Wiest.
  • Some sources record that Israel Klinger was born on 7 February 1826.3
  • He married Carolina Schwalm, daughter of Frederick Schwalm and Catharina Stein.
  • At the time of the 1850 Census for Upper Mahanoy Township, Northumberland County, Israel, age 24, and Carolina, age 25, had 3 children, Maria, age 3, "Chesty," age 2, and Elizabeth, 2 months.4
  • By 1860, they were living in Hegins Township, Schuylkill County, in the following household: Israel Klinger, 34, farmer; Caroline Klinger, 35; Ann Maria, 15; Justina, 12; Elithabeth [sic], 10; Daniel, 8; Mary, 7; Fred, 4; Peter, 1; and Jessia Hoke, 22, farm labor.5
  • In 1870, they were still living in Hegins Township, Schuylkill County, in the following household: Israel Klinger, 44, farmer; Caroline Klinger, 45; Daniel, 17; Mary, 15; Frederick, 14; Peter, 12; and Barbara, 9.6
  • Israel Klinger married Lydia A. Wetzel, daughter of Peter Wetzel and Mary Magdalena Schneider, on 29 August 1891.7
  • Israel Klinger died on 21 October 1900, at age 74.
  • He was buried at Church of God Cemetery, Valley View, Hegins Township, Schuylkill County, PA.8
  • Obituary:
    A Veteran Laid to Rest
    “Died in church after offering prayer and while leading in singing a favorite hymn. Valley View, Schuylkill County, Israel Klinger, a well known resident of this place, whose sudden death occurred last Sunday, was buried from his residence on Main Street, with services in the Bethel Church, followed by interment in the family plot at the Church of God Cemetery, near town. The services were in charge of Rev. William Dressler, pastor of the Church of God at this place and Rev. Lutz, pastor of the United Evangelical Church, deceased having been an active member of the former congregation. The funeral was very largely attended. The death of Mr. Klinger took place while he was attending services in the Evangelical Church. M[r.] Klinger had just offered a very fervent prayer, and while leading the singing of one of his favorite hymns, he was stricken with apoplexy and expired instantly, maintaining an erect position in his seat. The death scene was vividly described by Rev. Lutz on the occasion of the funeral service and made a profound impression on all in attendance. Deceased was 75 years of age [sic] and was a retired farmer. He was a veteran of the Civil War. He enjoyed the friendship of a very large circle of friends. The surviving children were Mrs. John Dieter of Sacramento, Mrs Jestie Romberger of Good Spring, Mrs. Mary Bressler of Lebanon, F S Klinger of Ephrata, Peter of St. Louis, Missouri and Mrs. Milton D Underkoffler of Annville. Mr. Klinger was an uncle of Brigadier General Samuel K Schwenck of New York City.”.9
  • Photographs of Israel Klinger in his Civil War uniform, and Israel with his wife Carolina Schwalm and daughter Barbara are reprinted in the Journal of Johannes Schwalm Historical Society, vol. 1, no, 1, p. 11.10

Children of Israel Klinger and Carolina Schwalm

Citations

  1. [S307] Bruce Travis Hall, "Klinger Family Database" (Annapolis, MD), data obtained January 20, 2003.
  2. [S74] Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, Johannes Schwalm The Hessian (Millville, PA 1976: Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, 1976), p. 146. Hereinafter cited as Johannes Schwalm The Hessian.
  3. [S78] Mary K. Klinger, Klingers from the Odenwald, Hesse, Germany (Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, 1989), p. 375. Hereinafter cited as Klingers from the Odenwald.
  4. [S154] 1850 U.S. Census, Upper Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland County, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_804; Page: 250; Image: 503.
  5. [S187] 1860 United States Census, Hegins Twp., Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1180; Page: 529; Image: 534.
  6. [S190] 1870 US Census, Hegins Twp., Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1449; Page: 366; Image: 737.
  7. [S1062] Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967 (Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania Department of Health), No. 75113. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Death Certificates.
  8. [S287] Phillip A. Rice and Jean A. Dellock, compilers, Schuylkill County Pennsylvania Archives, Volume II (Apollo, PA: Closson Press, 1996), p. 195. Hereinafter cited as Schuylkill County Archives, vol. II.
  9. [S1196] Donald C. Reed, Descendants of Johannes Schwalm and Allied Families., CD-ROM (Lancaster, PA: Donald C. Reed, 2011), Descendants of Johannes Schwalm, p. 1. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of Johannes Schwalm vol 2.
  10. [S208] Journal of Johannes Schwalm Historical Association : vol. 1, no. 1 (1977).
  11. [S60] Joseph A. Meiser Jr. and Sarah Roadarmel Meiser, Genealogists Guide to Burials in Schuylkill County (Grantham, PA: Ddraig Gooch Publications, Robert L.K. Jones, 3rd edition 1998), p. 104. Hereinafter cited as Schuylkill County Burials.
  12. [S847] Dr. Glenn P. Schwalm, compiler, Collected Church Records of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church and Jacob's or Howerter's Lutheran Church (Northumberland County) now St. James Lutheran Church (Pitman, Schuylkill County) (Apollo, PA: Closson Press for Schuylkill Roots, 1998), p. 119. Hereinafter cited as St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church Records.

Valentine Savidge

M, #174, b. 11 November 1835, d. 17 February 1920
  • Last Edited: 1 Feb 2007
  • Valentine Savidge was buried at Hegins, Schuylkill County, PA.
  • He was born on 11 November 1835.
  • He was the son of Valentine Savidge and Mary Reed.
  • Valentine Savidge married Eva Elizabeth Klinger, daughter of Johann Peter Klinger and Catharine Wiest, circa 1856.1
  • At the time of the 1920 Census, Valentine was living with his daughter Katie and son-in-law Ralph Morgan, in Hegins Township, Schuylkill County.2
  • Valentine Savidge died on 17 February 1920, at age 84.

Children of Valentine Savidge and Eva Elizabeth Klinger

Citations

  1. [S285] 1900 U.S. Census, Hegins Twp., Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; Roll: T623 1483; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 146.
  2. [S192] 1920 US Census, Hegins Twp., Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1649; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 40; Image: 1106.
  3. [S190] 1870 US Census, Hegins Twp., Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1449; Page: 365; Image: 736.
  4. [S307] Bruce Travis Hall, "Klinger Family Database" (Annapolis, MD), data obtained January 20, 2003.

Sarah Ann Rubendall

F, #175, b. 28 August 1838, d. 2 July 1911

Sarah Ann (Rubendall) Schwalm, who according to Guy E. Klinger, smoked a pipe
  • Last Edited: 2 Dec 2021
  • Sarah Ann Rubendall also went by the name of Katie.
  • Name is also spelled: "Rubandhal." Sarah's family lived in the vicinity of Red Cross, PA. After the death of her parents, Sara went to live with Elijah Byerly, near Mandata, PA, and is shown to be living there by the 1850 census. (Communication from Dennis Byerly, 1997.)
    Franya Marie Rubendall's Internet genealogy of Descendants of Jacob Rubendall lists her name as "Sarah Ann" and shows a marriage date of March 29, 1902. It also lists a "first husband" for her as "Israel Byerly," b. 1855, d. 3 March 1927, buried in Stone Valley Cemetery. She lists one daughter of this union, as "Mary Adams," who is buried in Urban, PA.
    There is some question about whether Sarah may have fathered an illegitimate son, Israel Byerly. Dennis Byerly (2001) writes:
    "Perhaps I should clarify my position about Sarah Rubendall and Elias Byerly. As you know, the Johannes Schwalm book states that after Sarah died, her probate papers list among her survivors an Isreal Byerly - a son. I had been trying to find her ancestry for awhile and when I did I found that her father died when she was 6 and her mother died when she was 11 and she went to live with the Elijah Byerly family. She is listed as living in that household in the 1850 census for Lower Mahanoy Twp. of Northumberland Co. I sent for the death Certificate for Israel Byerly and that lists his father as Elias Byerly and his mother as "Katie Rubendall". Sarah did have a sister Catherine who was living with another family in 1850. I don't deny that there was an illegitimate child born to either Sarah or Catherine with Elias Byerly as the father, but I don't think anyone knows enough to state what the circumstances were under which the child was conceived."
    According to Franya Marie Rubendall, author of "Descendants of Jacob Rubendall" (Not for Publication):
    "Israel was born 1855. Sarah would of been 17 years old. She married Frederick in 1857. Per the families request: As well as where this information came from. The following can not be printed or entered in as notes accessible to everyone. They feel it is embarrassing and a disgrace to the family. Sarah worked for the Byerly family as a housekeeper/maid. One of Elijah's son's 'forced himself upon Katie and a son was born from this.' The family didn't talk opening of this and Elijah to correct what is done wrongly took care of Israel when he could. He is listed in will. Sarah's nickname was "Katie". He is Sarah's child. . . born prior to Frederick and Sarah's marriage."1
  • She was born on 28 August 1838, Northumberland County, PA.2
  • She was the daughter of Abraham Rubendall and Magdalena Carl.
  • At the time of the 1850 Census, Sarah was 12 years old and living in the household of Elijah and Elizabeth (Radel) Byerly.3
  • As of 29 March 1856,her married name was Schwalm.
  • Sarah Ann Rubendall married Frederick Stein Schwalm, son of Frederick Schwalm and Catharina Stein, on 29 March 1857.4
  • Some sources suggest that Sarah Ann Rubendall and Frederick Stein Schwalm were married on 29 March 1856.
  • Sarah Ann Rubendall died on 2 July 1911, Klingerstown, Schuylkill County, PA, at age 72.5,2
  • She was buried on 5 July 1911, at Zion (Klinger's) Church, Erdman, Lykens Township, Dauphin County, PA.2

Child of Sarah Ann Rubendall and Elias Byerly

  • Israel Byerly6,7,8 b. Dec 1854, d. 3 Mar 1927

Children of Sarah Ann Rubendall and Frederick Stein Schwalm

Citations

  1. [S250] George H. Schwalm and N. Daniel Schwalm, "All In The Family," Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 6, no. 3 (1999): p. 106.
  2. [S1062] Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967 (Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania Department of Health), Certificate Number: 68425; Filed July 8, 1911; https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Death Certificates.
  3. [S154] 1850 U.S. Census, Lower Mahanoy, Northumberland, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_804; Page: 177B; Image: 360; https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll
  4. [S74] Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, Johannes Schwalm The Hessian (Millville, PA 1976: Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, 1976), p. 163. Hereinafter cited as Johannes Schwalm The Hessian.
  5. [S43] Franya Marie Rubendall, "Descendants of Jacob Rubendall" (Online: www.familytreemaker.com/users/r/u/b/Franya-M-Rubendall.index.html, 2005). Hereinafter cited as Descendants of Jacob Rubendal.
  6. [S1206] Pennsylvania County Register of Wills Offices, Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852-1968 (Lehi, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, 2016), Film Number: 000961099; https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/…. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852-1968.
  7. [S805] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/46118063/israel-byerly. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave.
  8. [S1062] Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, Certificate Number: 27353; Filed March 3, 1927; https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll

Frank Gideon Schmeltz

M, #176, b. 10 September 1898, d. 8 March 1962
  • Last Edited: 1 Jul 2021
  • Frank Gideon Schmeltz was born on 10 September 1898, Bear Gap, Northumberland County, PA.1,2
  • He was the son of Reuben Schmeltz and Sarah Emma Unger.
  • Frank Gideon Schmeltz married Sarah Sevilla Klinger, daughter of Milton C. Klinger and Sarah Ellen Schwalm, on 3 October 1928, Shamokin, Northumberland County, PA; Rev. Gearhardt officiated.3
  • Newspaper obituary:
    FRANK G. SCHMELTZ
    Frank G. Schmeltz, 63, of 14 Bee street, West Hazleton, died this morning at 2:15 at his home. In ill health for four months, he had been hospitalized for seven weeks, having been discharged March 1.
    Born in Northumberland County September 10, 1898, the deceased was a son of the late Reuben and Emma (Unger) Schmeltz. He had lived in Grier City prior to moving to West Hazleton two and one-half years ago.
    He was a member of the West Hazleton Trinity Lutheran Church and last was employed as a mail truck driver for Walter Rymsza.
    Surviving are his wife, the former Sarah Klinger; four children, Lee, Hyattsville, Md; Mrs. Herbert (Mae) Kilby, Forestville, Md; Glenn, stationed with the U.S. Army in Korea; and Lois, at home; five grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Grace Heiser and Mrs. Edward (Harriet) Levan, both of Shamokin, and Mrs. Emma Gates, Pontiac, Mich; and two brothers, Parker Hughes, Shamokin, and Walter Schmeltz, Danville.
    The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from, the Christ Funeral Home, Hometown, with Rev. McCurtis Allison, of West Hazleton Trinity Lutheran Church, officiating. Interment will be in Christ Church Cemetery, Rush Township. Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m.
    Standard-Speaker (Hazleton, Pennsylvania), 08 Mar 1962, Thu, Page 24.4
  • Frank Gideon Schmeltz died on 8 March 1962, 14 Bee St., Hazelton, Luzerne County, PA, at age 63.5
  • He was buried on 12 March 1962, at Christ (White) Church Cemetery, Barnesville, Schuylkill County, PA.1

Children of Frank Gideon Schmeltz and Sarah Sevilla Klinger

Citations

  1. [S1062] Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967 (Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania Department of Health), No. 027581-62. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Death Certificates.
  2. [S1208] Sarah A. Schmeltz, "Frank G. Schmeltz Family Group Sheet", August, 1983 (Sunbury, PA). . Hereinafter cited as "Frank G. Schmeltz Family Sheet."
  3. [S444] Sarah Sevilla Schmeltz, "Sarah Sevilla Klinger Family Sheet", July 26, 1983 (Chestnut Towers, Apt. # 98, Sunbury, PA 17801). . Hereinafter cited as "Sarah Sevilla Klinger Family Sheet."
  4. [S108] Newspaper Obituary, for Frank G.. Schmeltz, Standard-Speaker (Hazleton, Pennsylvania), 08 Mar 1962, Thu, Page 24.
  5. [S1062] Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, Certificate No. 027581-62; https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll