Max Adam Long

M, #128, b. 15 February 1900, d. 3 February 1962
Max Long and siblings, circa 1917 or 1918
(Left to right:) Grace Long (Wagner); Cardella Long (Dell); Max Long (back); Mark Long; Effie Log (McKeever); Katie Long (Sproat)
Alvin, Mark (center) and Max Long, 1913
Last Edited=8 Jan 2020
Relationship
Grandfather of Max Edwin Klinger
     Max Adam Long was born on 15 February 1900, Toad Valley, Lower Mahanoy Township, Northumberland County, PA. He was baptized on 13 May 1900, by the Rev. S.P. Brown, pastor of the Reformed Church, Pillow, Dauphin County, PA.1 Max attended elementary school in Dalmatia. A photograph of the 1905-06 Class, taught by Nellie Shirk, appears on p. 88 of the Dalmatia Bicentennial History Book.2 From 1919 to about 1921 or 1922, Max worked as a carpenter in Detroit, MI. He and a friend, Ivan Harris, traveled to Detroit in the summer of 1919. A short, handwritten diary of that trip with a few entries after their arrival in Detroit has been preserved. Max's diary of his time in Detroit reads:

Left home July 6, 1919 [?] from Pillow at 10 o'clock.
Had a lunch at Millersburg and took a night's rest on the car at the school house between Halifax and Dauphin.

July 7.
     Left the school house at 6:30 this morning.[Came] Harrisburg and ate breakfast at Camp Hill. Left Camp Hill, came through Carlish [Carlisle] and took dinner at Chambersburg. Left there at 1 o'clock and came through St. Thomas, Ft. Loudon, McConnelsburg, Harrisonville, [Salwvice ?], Ray’s Hill, Everett, Bedford, and took night's rest at Wolfsburg.

July 8.
     Left Wolfsburg at 7 o'clock this morning and came through Napier, Schellburg [Schellsburg], Fyan [?], Anner [?], Buckstown, Kantner, Stoyestown [Stoystown], Jenner, Jernnerstown, Laughlintown, Ligonier, Idlewood Park [Idlewild Park?], MacCance [McCance], Kingston, St. Xavier, Greensburg, _____ [Gaspe ?], Adamsburg, Irwin, Wilkinson, Pittsburg[h], Bellevue, Emsworth, Glenfield, Sewickle [Sewickley], Edgeworth, Lettsdale [Leetsdale], Ambridge, Economy, Baden, Conway, Freedom, Rochester, Beaver, Midland, Smith's Ferry, and into the state of Ohio. E. End, East Liverpool into Clarkson where we are staying with a family by the name of Mr. T. J. Costello, Clarkson, Ohio.

July 9.
     Left Clarson, Ohio and came through Camopus, W. Point, Lisbon, Hanoverton, Kensington, Lynchburg, E. Rochester, minerva, Roberts. [Robertsburg], Osnaburg, Canton, Reedurban, Massillon, W. Brookfield, Dalton, Meavod [?], E. Union, Wooster, New Pittsburg, Ashland, Maidale [?], Mansfield, where we spent the night.

July 10.
     Left Mansfield in the morning and came through Ontario, Galion, Bucyrus, Upper Sandusky, Forest, Dunkirk, Beaver Dam [Beaverdam], W. Cairo, Delphos, Van Wert, Middleburg, and into Ft. Wayne, Indiana where we are taking a night's rest in the woods on the car with our friends the hogs, cows, and horses.

July 11.
     Left the woods and came into Ft. Wayne and into South Bend, where we sold the car, took the train, and came into Chicago, Ill. [on the 12th]. Left Chicago, Ill. at 5:25 Saturday evening and came to Des Moines, Iowa, Sunday morning.

July 13.
     Where we drove into [town?] to stay over Sunday. Spend [spent] Sunday at the Martin Hotel, Des Moines, Sunday night.
     Took a hike out into the country and got lost coming back.

July 14.
     Left Des Moines and went to Stuart, Iowa [west of Des Moines], and spent the day there. [I]n the afternoon, started at Stuart for Chicago, Ill. and got in Chicago at 7:15 on July 15, where we [? waited] to go to Detroit, Mich.

July 15.
     Came to Chicago at 7:30 and there we started at 9:50 [?] for Detroit, Mich. Came into Detroit at 3:30, took a boat and came into Windsor, Ontario, where we wanted [?] to work. Got our boarding with an English family on 252 Hall Ave. [?], Windsor, Ontario.

July, 1920.
     Had a trip to Boonville, Indiana for a few days.

     Mr. Ivan Harris got married to Miss Lorean Neece [?] on the 18th day of August, 1920.

     On the 19th day of Aug 1920, I left for Canada with Floyd Milton, where we went from Windsor, Ont. to Richmond, Ont. where we got a car to take us to his home which was ten miles out in the country. Max was a farmer, blacksmith, carpenter, railroad worker, and US Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Aide. He married Rhoda Alaura Thurston on 19 April 1923, Brisbin, Clearfield County, PA. When Max and Rhoda married, apparently they did so without telling their families. Max's sister Katie took him from Hickory Corners to the railroad station in Dalmatia in a horse drawn buggy, although he did not tell her where he was going. It is unknown how Rhoda got to the station. In any event, they traveled by train to Brisbin, Clearfield County, PA, where they were married. At the time, Rhoda's sister Edna, who was married to Rev. Clarence Morgan, lived there. The Rev. Morgan performed the marriage.
At the time of the 1930 Census, Max and Rhoda were living in Lower Mahanoy Township, Northumberland County, with their two children, Eugene A., 6, and Marion T., 5.3
On 23 Mar 1958, a fire destroyed the family's barn. According to a newspaper article:
Blaze Destroys Lower End Barn
Loss Placed At $17,000 In Destructive Hickory Corners Conflagration.
Flames which razed the barn of Max Long at Hickary Corners Sunday morning also burned to death several sheep and destroyed farming equipment and implements kept in. the barn as well as the family passenger car, in a sweeping conflagratio which caused loss estimated by Mr. Long today at $17,000.
The fire, origin of which has not been determined, was first discovered when Mrs. Long saw flames arising from the storage floor of the bank-type barn at about 6 o'clock. At about the same time other persons in the area cited the fire and the Hickory Corners Fire Company rushed to the scene, but was unable to quell the destructive flames which had begun to spread to an implement shed nearby.
The Longs' telephone had been out of order, since the heavy snow of last week and a second fire-fighting company being needed, a neighbor drove to nearby Dalmatia to summon the Dalmatia Fire Company to help. By the time the firemen arrived, however, it was too late to save the main building and efforts were directed at protecting the other threatened buildings. Some of the things stored in the implement shed were undamaged, Mr. Long said, but all farm feed, supplies and equipment in the barn were lost. He said he had lost several young lambs in the fire and that many sheep that had escaped had been badly scorched.
Mr. Long, an aide in the county Soil Conservation office, had sold his herd of steers about a month ago. Only one remained and that escaped injury, he stated. Max Adam Long died on 3 February 1962, Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg, PA, at age 61.4 He was buried on 7 February 1962, at Stone Valley Church, Hickory Corners, Northumberland County, PA; Section D, row 2.
Newspaper obituary:
Max A. Long Died in Hospital
Max A. Long, Lifelong resident of the Lower Mahanoy Township aarea [sic], Dalmatia, R.D., died in the Polyclinic Hospitol [sic], Harrisburg. Saturday at 10: 30 a. m., the result of a heart disease. His age was 61.
Mr. Long was born February 15, 1900 in Dalmatia, RD, Lower Mahanoy Township, a son of the late William Tobias and Sarah Susannah Long Long, and had been ill since last Monday. He was admitted to the hospital Thursday. He was a farmer in the Stone Valley area and also was employed as an aide for the Northumberland County Soil Conservation Service for 16 years.
He retired from that work in January, 1961. His affiliations included membership in Zion United Church of Christ at Stone Valley and the Hickory Corners Community Fire Company.
Surviving are his wife, the former Rhoda Thurston, and the following children: Eugene, of Dalmatia, R.D; Marian [sic], Mrs. Carlos Klinger of Chambersburg; Sarah Jane Long, also of Chambersburg; Marvin, Portland, Pa; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Fred Dell of Middletown; Mrs. Walter Wagner, Bethlehem; Mrs. Joseph Sproat, Middletown and an uncle, George O. Long, of Dalmatia.
Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 2 p. m. from the Edwin Hoover funeral home in Dalmatia. Rev. John J. Weikel, Lutheran pastor of the Stone Valley Charge, officiating. Burial in the Stone Valley cemetery.
Sunbury Daily Item, February 7, 1962.5
For much of their married life, Max and Rhoda lived on a farm in Hickory Corners, PA, which had previously belonged to Max's parents. In 1967, after Max's death, Rhoda sold 56 acres of the property to John J. and Kathryn E. Wert. A portion of the farm property, including a pond, was transferred to their son Eugene A. Long. After that, Rhoda moved to Chambersburg and lived with her daughter Marion and son-in-law Carlos.6

Child of Max Adam Long and Rhoda Alaura Thurston

Citations

  1. [S17] Baptismal certificate, (1895), (in possession of Marion T. Klinger).
  2. [S33] Richard J. Martz, Dalmatia, Pennsylvania: The First Two Hundred Years, A Bicentennial History 1798-1998 (Dalmatia, PA: Mahanoy and Mahantongo Histrorical and Preservation Society, 1998), p. 88. Hereinafter cited as Dalmatia Bicentennial History.
  3. [S186] 1930 US Census, Lower Mahanoy Township, Northumberland County, PA; Roll: T626_2090; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 25; Image: 0188.
  4. [S1338] Max Adam Long, Death certificate 014233-62 (February 5, 1962), . Hereinafter cited as MAL PA Death Certificate.
  5. [S886] Long, Max A., Obituary, Daily Item, Sunbury, PA, February 7, 1962. Hereinafter cited as Max A. Long Obituary.
  6. [S107] Newspaper Article, Sunbury Daily Item, June 23, 1967.

Rhoda Alaura Thurston

F, #129, b. 4 July 1901, d. 14 September 1985
1918 Thurston Family Reunion, Rolling Green Park, Snyder County, PA
List of persons on Family Reunion Photo
Rhoda (Thurston) Long
Rhoda Long at Hickory Corners, with barn (destroyed by fire in 1958) in the background
Last Edited=4 Jan 2019
Relationship
Grandmother of Max Edwin Klinger
     Rhoda Alaura Thurston was born on 4 July 1901, Plum Creek, Rockefeller Township, Northumberland County, PA. She was baptized on 13 October 1901, Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wolf's Crossroads, Rockefeller Township, Northumberland County, PA; Parents given as "H.L. Thurston and Clara."1 Rhoda attended McKee's School in Toad Valley, Northumberland County, PA. Rhoda attended Dalmatia High School. She was confirmed on 13 April 1919 Zion (Stone Valley) Lutheran Church, Hickory Corners, Lower Mahanoy Township, Northumberland County, PA. At the time of the 1920 Census, Rhoda was living with her parents and working in a silk mill.2 She married Max Adam Long on 19 April 1923, Brisbin, Clearfield County, PA. When Max and Rhoda married, apparently they did so without telling their families. Max's sister Katie took him from Hickory Corners to the railroad station in Dalmatia in a horse drawn buggy, although he did not tell her where he was going. It is unknown how Rhoda got to the station. In any event, they traveled by train to Brisbin, Clearfield County, PA, where they were married. At the time, Rhoda's sister Edna, who was married to Rev. Clarence Morgan, lived there. The Rev. Morgan performed the marriage.
Rhoda Alaura Thurston died on 14 September 1985, Chambersburg, Franklin County, PA, at age 84. She was buried on 16 September 1985, at Stone Valley Church, Hickory Corners, Lower Mahanoy Township, Northumberland County, PA.
Newspaper obituary:
RHODA A. LONG, 84, of 498 S. Fourth St., Chambersburg, died Saturday morning, Sept. 14, at the home of her daughter, Marion Klinger, Chambersburg, following a long illness.
Born July 4, 1904, in Plum Creek, [Northumberland County, PA,] she was a daughter of the late Henry L. and Clara (Treon) Thurston.
She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Chruch, Stone Valley.
Her husband. Max A. Long, died Feb. 4, 1962.
She is survived by four children: Marion Klinger and Sarah J. Shatzer, both of Chambersburg; Eugene A. Long, Hickory Corners; Marvin P. Long, Harrisburg; seven grandchildren; and two great-
grandchildren.
Graveside services were held today, Monday, Sept. 16, at 3 p.m. in the Stone Valley Cemetery, Northumberland County.
Memorials may be made to Lutheran Social Services, 144 S. Eighth St., Chambersburg, or the American Cancer Society, 225 E. King St., Chambersburg.
Arrangements are in charge of the Sellers Funeral Home, Chambersburg.
Waynesboro (PA) Record Herald, September 16, 1985.3

Child of Rhoda Alaura Thurston and Max Adam Long

Citations

  1. [S289] John Paul Deeban, compiler, Collected Records of the Wolf's Crossroads Lutheran Charge, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania (Apollo, PA: Closson Press, 2003), p. 32. Hereinafter cited as Collected Records, Wolf's Crossroads Lutheran Charge.
  2. [S192] 1920 US Census, Lower Mahanoy Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1611; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 87.
  3. [S108] Newspaper Obituary, Waynesboro (PA) Record Herald, September 16, 1985.

Frederick Stein Schwalm

M, #142, b. 24 July 1831, d. 26 February 1902
Last Edited=30 Jun 2020
Relationship
2nd great-grandfather of Max Edwin Klinger
     Frederick Stein Schwalm was born on 24 July 1831.1 He was the son of Frederick Schwalm and Catharina Stein. Frederick Stein Schwalm was baptized on 18 September 1831, Zion (Klinger's) Reformed Church, Erdman, Dauphin County, PA.2 He married Elizabeth Scherdel, daughter of George Schartel and Maria Wiest, on 17 April 1853.3 Frederick Stein Schwalm married Sarah Ann Rubendall, daughter of Abraham Rubendall and Magdalena Carl, on 29 March 1857.3 Some sources suggest that Frederick Stein Schwalm and Sarah Ann Rubendall were married on 29 March 1856. Fred was injured when he and son Albert were standing on a wagon, from which Fred was thrown when the horses were startled. A newspaper account stated:
Mr. Frederick S. Schwalm, who resides a few miles above this place, was very unlucky one day last week, when he and his son, Albert, were in the field with the team. As they were standing on the wagon the horses started suddenly, throwing Mr. Fred from the wagon and severely injuring that gentleman.
Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania), 07 Nov 1901, Thu, Page 6.4 Frederick Stein Schwalm died on 26 February 1902, Upper Mahantongo Township, Schuylkill County, PA, at age 70.5,6 He was buried at Zion (Klinger's) Church, Erdman, Lykens Township, Dauphin County, PA.
Newspaper obituary:
Fred. S. Schwalm, of Upper Mahantango township, Klingerstown P.O., died after a short illness occasioned by kidney affections, aged 70 years, 7 months and 2 days. A wife and 6 children survive. He served in the war of the rebellion as 1st Lieutenant under Captain Wm. H. McClellan, in Co. F, 171st Regt. Pa. Vols. and also served as a Justice of the Peace of Upper Mahantango township, for 25 years and was a member of the school board at the time of his death. The funeral took place at the Zion's cemetery, Klingerstown, and was largely attended by relatives and friends of the deceased. The sermon was preached by Rev. O. F. Schaeffer of the Reformed Church of which the deceased was a life-long member, taking for his text 2 Kings, 20:1.
The West Schuylkill Press and Pine Grove Herald, 08 Mar 1902, Sat, Page 1.6
Pages 163-169, Johannes Schwalm The Hessian (1976) give the following account of Frederick's life:
Catharina [(Stein) Schwalm] named her sixth child Frederick Stein Schwalm (b 7.24.31) in honor of her husband and her Stein forebears. In his 21st year the son made frequent trips to the Scherdel Hotel, five miles away, where lived the proprietor's charming daughter Elizabeth. She became Frederick's bride on April 17, 1853, just before her 16th birthday. A daughter Polly was born to them on Nov. 20, 1854 and was baptized at Klinger's church the following December 7th, sponsored by George and Maria Scherdel. On the church record the child's name is given as Maria, but in the family bible it is Polly. Before Polly was a year old her mother died on Aug. 7, 1855. Fred was able to fill the gap in his family by marrying Sara Rubandhal on March 29, 1857.
He had joined the Tuscarora Artillery, a militia unit, soon after Polly's birth and remained an active member in it for five years. Then, on Nov. 10, 1862 he was mustered into service as First Lieutenant in Co. F of the 171st Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteers. In the meantime Sara had presented him with three more children; viz, Meley Jane (b Oct. 4, 57), Elisabeth A. (b Dec. 1, 59), and Mockey C. (b June 16, 62). The family called Meley "Amelia," and Mockey "Margaret."
When Frederick left for the war, Sara and the children went to live with her parents who had moved to Mifflin County. Her stay there was not long, for her husband's unit was mustered out of service at Harrisburg on August 8 the next year. He was discharged from the army General Hospital at Georgetown Seminary on July 16 so he must have been either quite sick or, as family tradition has it, wounded. The 171st Regiment had taken no part in any major battles, but was employed in diversionary actions in Virginia and North Carolina.
After the family reassembled it moved to the old residence about a mile east of Klingerstown, on the south side of the Mahantango Creek road. Seven more children were born into the family. They were David Wilson (b Oct. 6, 64), Franses E. (b June 1, 66), Sevilla E. (b June 29, 68), Alfred Pr. (b July 22, 71), Sarah Elen (b Jan. 10, 74), Emma (b Apr. 27, 77), and Ida (b Apr. 20, 79). Alfred's descendants call him Albert. Two of his children, Walter and Tillie, lived in the old home until they built a new one on a hill of the property. They have a document, dated Mar. 12, 1867 and signed by Governor John W. Geary, that commissioned Frederick S. Schwalm, Esq. as Justice of the Peace for Mahantango Township for a term of five years.
Frederick S. served on the jury that found John Kehoe, who had been called "King of the Molly Maguires," guilty of murder in the first degree. The jury witnessed his hanging, the final one that ended the gang's reign of terror in the anthracite coal region.
Frederick owned a 25 acre farm that George Klinger had sold to Michael Paul, his neighbor to the west. Later on Frederick also bought the Paul farm. In 1878 the neighbors were Martin Paul, Manas Maurer, and George Erdman. In 1912 they were Martin Powell (Paul), Ellsworth Erdman, John Hoffman, and Harry Wiest. These families sooner or later intermarried with the Schwalms.7
Father*Frederick Schwalm b. 17 May 1796, d. 6 Jan 1872
Mother*Catharina Stein b. 5 May 1801, d. 21 May 1850

Child of Frederick Stein Schwalm and Elizabeth Scherdel

Children of Frederick Stein Schwalm and Sarah Ann Rubendall

Citations

  1. [S74] Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, Johannes Schwalm The Hessian (Millville, PA 1976: Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, 1976), pp. 116, 174. Hereinafter cited as Johannes Schwalm The Hessian.
  2. [S147] Irwin R. Klinger, Zion (Klinger's) Church History (Erdman, PA: Zion (Klinger's) Church, 1987), Part II, p. 64. Hereinafter cited as Klinger's Church History.
  3. [S74] Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, Johannes Schwalm The Hessian, p. 163.
  4. [S107] Newspaper Article, "Klingerstown [News]," Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania), 07 Nov 1901, Thu, Page 6.
  5. [S107] Newspaper Article, "35 Years Ago," West Schuylkill Herald (Tower City, Pennsylvania), 12 Mar 1937, Fri, Page 2.
  6. [S108] Newspaper Obituary, for Fred S. Schwalm, The West Schuylkill Press and Pine Grove Herald (Tremont, PA), 08 Mar 1902, Sat, Page 1.
  7. [S74] Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, Johannes Schwalm The Hessian, pp. 163-169.

Elizabeth Scherdel

F, #143, b. 24 May 1837, d. 7 August 1855
Last Edited=26 Dec 2006
     Elizabeth Scherdel is also referred to as Elizabeth Schartel in some sources. She was born on 24 May 1837. She was the daughter of George Schartel and Maria Wiest.1 Elizabeth Scherdel married Frederick Stein Schwalm, son of Frederick Schwalm and Catharina Stein, on 17 April 1853.2 Elizabeth Scherdel died on 7 August 1855, at age 18.2
Father*George Schartel1
Mother*Maria Wiest1 b. 23 Jan 1817, d. 13 Jan 1893

Child of Elizabeth Scherdel and Frederick Stein Schwalm

Citations

  1. [S401] Brian Barr Wiest, Genealogy of the Wiest Family (Transcribed and updated by Bruce T. Hall, 2001: Unpublished typescript, undated). Hereinafter cited as Wiest Family History.
  2. [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.

Frederick Schwalm

M, #144, b. 17 May 1796, d. 6 January 1872
Frederick Schwalm, from Johannes Schwalm the Hessian, p. 116
Last Edited=31 Aug 2020
Relationship
3rd great-grandfather of Max Edwin Klinger
     Frederick Schwalm was born on 17 May 1796, Schuylkill County, PA.1,2 He was the son of Johannes Schwalm and Ottilia Bobb. Frederick Schwalm married Catharina Stein, daughter of Peter Stein and Hannah Coleman, on 4 December 1817.1 Frederick Schwalm married Sarah Zerfink after 1850. Frederick Schwalm married Harriet Dieter in 1862.3 Frederick was the only son of Johannes and Ottilia Schwalm to survive to adulthood.4 A newspaper account of an incident involving Frederick and an unnamed "German" man:
The Tremont (Schuylkill-County) News, of last week says: "Last Thursday afternoon an unknown German, about 35 years of age, came to the farm house of Mr. Frederick Schwalm, in Hegins township, and said that he was hungry and wanted a piece of bread. Mr. Schwalm refused, giving him some harsh words which the German could not digest, so he struck Mr. S. with his fist, and then beat him with a stick which had been used by him as a cane. After he had beaten Mr. S. severely, he left the house, but had not gone more than five rods away from it, when Mr. S. came to the door with his double barrel shot-gun, and demanded the German to surrender himself as a prisoner, but be would not, so Mr. S. discharged one of the barrels, the contents (No. 3. shot) lodging in his left shoulder and neck. Mr. S. brought his prisoner to Mr. Huber's tavern, in Hegins, where be is under medical treatment. He is in a critical condition, and is not expected to recover."
The Sunbury Gazette (Sunbury, PA), 01 May 1869, Sat, Page 3.5 Frederick Schwalm died on 6 January 1872, Schuylkill County, PA, at age 75.6,3,2 He was buried at Saint Matthew's United Church of Christ Cemetery, Lykens, Dauphin County, PA.2
Father*Johannes Schwalm b. 20 May 1749, d. 25 Dec 1833
Mother*Ottilia Bobb b. 16 Feb 1765, d. 21 Feb 1836

Child of Frederick Schwalm and Catharina Stein

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. [S805] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/88250334/…. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave.
  3. [S74] Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, Johannes Schwalm The Hessian, p. 118.
  4. [S74] Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, Johannes Schwalm The Hessian, p. 115.
  5. [S107] Newspaper Article, "Pennsylvania Items," The Sunbury Gazette (Sunbury, PA), 01 May 1869, Sat, Page 3.
  6. [S222] George Schwalm and N. Daniel Schwalm, "All In The Family," Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 3, no. 1 (1985).

Catharina Stein

F, #145, b. 5 May 1801, d. 21 May 1850
Last Edited=20 Nov 2020
Relationship
3rd great-grandmother of Max Edwin Klinger
     Catharina Stein is also referred to as Rebecca in some sources.1 She was born on 5 May 1801.2 She was the daughter of Peter Stein and Hannah Coleman. Catharina Stein married Frederick Schwalm, son of Johannes Schwalm and Ottilia Bobb, on 4 December 1817.3 Catharina Stein died on 21 May 1850, at age 49.3,2
Father*Peter Stein b. 11 Oct 1768, d. 5 May 1837
Mother*Hannah Coleman b. 2 Jul 1770, d. 21 Aug 1845

Child of Catharina Stein and Frederick Schwalm

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [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.
  3. [S74] Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, Johannes Schwalm The Hessian (Millville, PA 1976: Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, 1976). Hereinafter cited as Johannes Schwalm The Hessian.

Guy Edwin Klinger

M, #146, b. 14 January 1895, d. 20 January 1961
Guy E. Klinger, probably before his marriage
Last Edited=25 Apr 2020
Relationship
Grandfather of Max Edwin Klinger
     Guy Edwin Klinger was born on 14 January 1895, Fearnot, Schuylkill County, PA. Guy's baptismal certificate and other sources list his place of birth as "Klingerstown."1 He was the son of Milton C. Klinger and Sarah Ellen Schwalm. Guy Edwin Klinger was baptized on 28 April 1895, by the Rev. Oliver Schaeffer, pastor of the Reformed Church at Hegins, PA. Guy's parents were listed on the baptismal certificate as as "Milton" and "Ellen" Klinger. It is likely that the baptism was not performed in the Church itself.2 He was confirmed on 5 April 1912 Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Trevorton, Northumberland County, PA. Guy served in World War I as a Wagoner in Supply Company, 314th Infantry, 79th Division, which was organized as part of the American Expeditionary Force. The men of the 314th were trained at Camp Meade (later renamed Fort George G. Meade in 1929), Maryland. Guy was inducted at Sunbury, PA, on September 18, 1917, and was initially assigned to Company L, 314th Infantry, part of the 79th Division. Beginning October 19, 1917, he was assigned to Supply Company as a wagoner. He served overseas from July 8, 1918, until May 26, 1919, just before his discharge on May 31, 1919.
The 314th sailed to France aboard the USS Leviathan departing Hoboken NJ on July 8, 1918in July, 1918. Beginning in September 1918, the 314th took part in the Meuse Argonne Offensive. Of the four Infantry regiments of the 79th Division involved in the offensive, the 314th was hardest-hit.
The 79th Division was relieved on 30 September and transferred to the Troyon sector.
At the end of October, the 79th Division was again ordered to move to participate in the third phase of the Meuse Argonne Offensive. On 1 November 1918, the 314th advanced. By 9 November, they captured the towns of Crepion, Waville, and Moirey. The following day the unit captured Buisson Chaumont, Hill 328. On 11 November, the 314th advanced against Cote de Romagne and stopped firing at 11 a.m., at the time of the Armistice. By the end day, the 314th had made the greatest advance into German lines east of the Meuse River.
Following the surrender, the regiment shipped home from St. Nazaire, France, on 15 May 1919, aboard the USS Princess Matoika, arriving at Hoboken, New Jersey on 26 May 1919. They were discharged from service at Camp Dix, New Jersey.
One Internet site offers the following chronology of the 314th which closely matches Guy's service:
August 25, 1917     General Joseph H. Kuhn assigned to Camp Meade to organize and command the new 79th Division.
Sept. 19, 1917     First contingent of selected men arrived at Camp Meade.
April 6, 1918     Division paraded in Baltimore before President Wilson.
July 8, 1918     Sailed for France on the U.S.S. Leviathan.
July 15, 1918     Arrived in Brest, France.
July 25 - Sept. 8, 1918 Regimental training begun in the vicinity of Prauthoy, France.
Sept. 26, 1918     Commenced Meuse Argonne Offensive: Captured Malancourt, France.
Sept. 27, 1918     Montfaucon captured by the 313th Regiment, assisted by 314th Regiment on the right.
Sept. 28. 1918     Nantillois captured by 315th Regiment.
Sept. 30, 1918     Relieved by 3rd Division and moved to Troyon Sector.
Oct. 26-28, 1918     Relieved from Troyon Sector by 33rd Division.
Nov. 1, 1918     Participated in third phase of Meuse Argonne Offensive. Assigned to Belleu Bois and Bois de Chenes.
Nov. 6, 1918     The Borne du Cornouillier (Hill 378) captured by the 316th Regiment.
Nov. 9, 1918     Captured Crepion, Wavrille, Gibercy, and Moirey.
Nov. 10, 1918     Captured Hill 328.
Nov. 11, 1918     Moved against Cote de Romagne. Armistice ended operations.
April 12, 1919     Division reviewed by General Pershing at Orquevaux.
May 15, 1919     Sailed home on the U.S.S. Princess Matoika from St. Nazaire, France.
May 26, 1919     Arrived at Hoboken, New Jersey.
May 27-31, 1919     Discharged at Camp Dix, New Jersey.3,4,5,6
Guy was discharged from the Army. At the time of the 1920 Census, Guy was single and living with his mother and siblings in Shamokin, Coal Township, Northumberland County, PA. He worked at the Water Works.7 He married Helen Lorene Lemon, daughter of Simon Grant Lemon and Maggie Verdilla Snyder, 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.8 In 1923, Guy and Helen were living at 1404 West Lynn Street, Shamokin, PA, at the southwest corner of Lynn and Ash streets. In 1928 they moved to the Herndon area, where their sons Kenneth and Merle were born.9 Newspaper article:
Fifteen Years Ago 1927
Guy Klinger, motorman, and Howard Kerstetter, conductor, employes of Shamokin & Edgewood Electric Railway Company, escaped electrocution when a trolly wire fell while they were standing along side their car.
Shamokin News-Dispatch, 29 Apr 1942, Wed, Page 4.10 The 1930 Census lists Guy as head of a household in Jackson Township, Northumberland County, PA, that included his wife Helen and 2 children, Mary and Carlos. Guy was a diary farmer near Herndon and had been married to Helen about 9 years.11 From about 1932 until about 1940, Guy and Helen operated a gas station in Herndon. They lived not far from the gas station.9 At the time of the 1940 Census, Guy was working as a laborer for the WPA. Guy and Helen were living in Herndon with their 4 children, Mary, Carlos, Kenneth, and Merle.12 Sometime later Guy went to work as a machinist at the Alvord Tool Works at Millersburg, where he worked until retirement. Guy Edwin Klinger died on 20 January 1961, Herndon, Northumberland County, PA, at age 66.13
Newspaper obituary:
Herndon Veteran Died Suddenly
Guy E. Klinger, prominent retired machine worker, of this place, died suddenly at 9:00 a. m. Friday. Death was caused by a coronary condition from which he had been suffering the past year.
Guy E. Klinger, a son of Milton and Ellen Schwalm Klinger, was born at Klingerstown January 14, 1895 and died January 20th, 1961 at the age of 66 years and 6 days.
He served in the U. S. Army during World War I and saw oversea duty. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of this place and the Herndon Fire Co. He was employed as a machinist at the Alvord Tool Works at Millersburg, from which he retired during the past year.
Surviving are his wife, the former Helen Lemon, three sons, Carlos, of Chambersburg; Merle G. and Kenneth E., of New York City, three grandchildren, one sister and two brothers, Ira, of Sunbury; Roy M., of Shinglehouse and Mrs. Frank Schmeltz, West Hazleton.
Funeral services in charge of his pastor, Rev. Franz Lundahl, were held in the Lutheran & Reformed Church Monday at 2:00 p.m. Burial was in the Herndon Cemetery. The Rothermel Funeral Service of this place, was in charge.
The following item appeared in the Shamokin News-Dispatch:
Funeral services were held this afternoon in Zion Lutheran Church, Herndon, for Guy E. Klinger, 66, who died in his home Friday after being seized with a heart attack.
The Rev. Franz A. Lundahl, pastor of the church, officiated. Burial was in Herndon Cemetery.
Mr. Klinger was seized with another heart almost a year ago from which he apparently had recovered after nine weeks of hospitalization.
A native of Klingerstown, Mr. Klinger was a son of the late Milton and Ellen (Schwalm) Klinger. He lived in Herndon most of his life. A veteran of World War I, Mr. Klinger was a member of the Herndon Fire Company and Zion Lutheran Church, Herndon.
Surviving are the widow, the former Helen Lemon; three sons, Carlos, Chambersburg, and Kenneth E. and Merle G., both of New York City, three grandchildren, two brothers, Ira C. Klinger, Sunbury, and Roy M. Klinger, Shinglehouse, and one sister, Mrs. Frank Schmeltz, West Hazelton.14,15
He was buried on 23 January 1961, at Herndon Cemetery, Herndon, Northumberland County, PA; Rothermel Funderal Home records indicate: "Guy Edwin Klinger died at his home north of Herndon. Fell over dead on the highway. Pronouonced dead by Dr. Stark. Died January 20th [1961] of myocardial infarction coronary thrombosis. Age 66. Buried in Herndon Cemetery onJanuary 23rd."16
Father*Milton C. Klinger b. 27 Feb 1877, d. 4 Feb 1918
Mother*Sarah Ellen Schwalm b. 10 Jan 1874, d. 22 Feb 1947

Children of Guy Edwin Klinger and Helen Lorene Lemon

Citations

  1. [S1062] Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967 (Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania Department of Health), Certificate Number: 007309-61. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Death Certificates.
  2. [S17] Baptismal certificate, (1895), (in possession of Marion T. Klinger).
  3. [S1166] 314th Veterans Association, online http://www.314th.org/. Hereinafter cited as 314th Veterans Association.
  4. [S108] Newspaper Obituary, U.S., Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939; https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll('https://www.ancestry.com/search/categories/39/','successSource').
  5. [S108] Newspaper Obituary, U.S., Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939; https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll
  6. [S970] Www.ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, WWI Veterans Service and Compensation Files, 1917-1919, 1934-1948; https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll
  7. [S192] 1920 US Census, Coal Twp., Northumberland County, PA; Roll: T625_1610; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 66; Image: 763.
  8. [S761] Guy E. Klinger and Helen L. Lemon marriage certifcate, October 9, 1920. In possession of Max E. Klinger, Laramie, WY.
  9. [S28] Carlos G. Klinger (Laramie, WY).
  10. [S107] Newspaper Article, Shamokin News-Dispatch, 29 Apr 1942, Wed, Page 4.
  11. [S186] 1930 US Census, Jackson Twp., Northumberland County, PA; Roll: 2089; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 16; Image: 1092.0.
  12. [S941] 1940 US Census, Herndon, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3595; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 49-19.
  13. [S1062] Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, Certificate number: 007309-61; filed January 26, 1961.
  14. [S431] Klinger, Guy E., Obituary, Herndon News, Herndon, PA, January, 1961. Hereinafter cited as Guy E. Klinger Obituary.
  15. [S432] Klinger, Guy E., Funeral Notice, News-Dispatch, Shamokin, PA, January 23, 1961. Hereinafter cited as Guy E. Klinger Funeral Notice.
  16. [S167] Centennial Book Committee, Borough of Herndon Pennsylvania 1902-2002 (Herndon, PA: EKW Associates, Inc., 2002), Chapter 14, p. 13. Hereinafter cited as Herndon Centenntial Book.

Johannes Schwalm

M, #147, b. 20 May 1749, d. 25 December 1833
Last Edited=12 Oct 2020
Relationship
4th great-grandfather of Max Edwin Klinger
     Except as noted, the principle source for the descendants of Johannes Schwalm is the book, "Johannes Schwalm The Hessian," published by the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association.
According to John Humphreys, Pennsylvania Births: Lebanon County 1714-1800, p. 210, there is a baptismal record at the Tulpehocken Reformed Church in Jackson Township, for a son "John Daniel" born on 24 Aug 1791 to "John" and "Ottilia" Schwalm. Johannes Schwalm was born on 20 May 1749, Merzhausen, Germany.1 Johannes Schwalm came to America in 1776 as part of the von Knyphausen Regiment of Hessian soldiers contracted to fight on behalf of the British against the rebelling American colonists. After landing in August, 1776, the Regiment was sent to Long Island, operating in the New York area before moving to Trenton, NJ, to participate in the fighting there in December, 1776, where he was taken prisioner and later transfered to Lancaster, PA, where a number of prisioners were housed. Eventually he was part of a prisioner exchange on June 21, 1778, but was recaptured in 1779 as his regiment was attempting to leave America and jailed in Philadelphia perhaps until about 1783. In 1788, Johannes bought a small farm in what is now Lebanon County, east of Myerstown. In 1795, he sold that property and moved "across the Blue Mountain" following the Tulpehocken Path to the area east of what is now Klingerstown in Schuylkill County, along the Mahantongo Creek. He married Ottilia Bobb after 1789.2 Johannes Schwalm died on 25 December 1833, at age 84.3,4 He left a will written on 15 November 1833 that was probated 21 Jan 1834 in Schuylkill County.5 He was buried at Saint Mathew's (Coleman's) Church, Lykens Township, Dauphin County, PA; His tombstone in Coleman Cemetery, Hubley Twp, Schuylkill County, PA shows the date of birth as May 31, 1752. It also shows the date of death as Dec. 14, 1834, but, according to other sources, he probably died before October 19, 1834; most likely late in 1833. His will was probated January 21, 1834.6,5 His will was probated on 21 January 1834 Schuylkill County, PA, recorded in Will Book #1, p. 163.5

Child of Johannes Schwalm and Margaret Resh

  • Peter Schwalm

Child of Johannes Schwalm and Ottilia Bobb

Citations

  1. [S74] Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, Johannes Schwalm The Hessian (Millville, PA 1976: Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, 1976), p. 63. Hereinafter cited as Johannes Schwalm The Hessian.
  2. [S112] John T. Humphrey, Pennsylvania Births: Lebanon County 1714-1800 (Washington, DC: Humphrey Publications, 1996), p. 210. Hereinafter cited as Lebanon County Births.
  3. [S74] Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, Johannes Schwalm The Hessian, p. 85.
  4. [S222] George Schwalm and N. Daniel Schwalm, "All In The Family," Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 3, no. 1 (1985).
  5. [S702] Phillip A. Rice and Jean A. Dellock, compilers, Early German Wills in Schuylkill County in Schuylkill County Vital Records, vol. I (Laughlintown, PA: Southwest Pennsylvania Genealogical Services, 1989), p. 517. Hereinafter cited as Early German Wills in Schuylkill County.
  6. [S74] Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, Johannes Schwalm The Hessian.

Ottilia Bobb

F, #148, b. 16 February 1765, d. 21 February 1836
Last Edited=12 Oct 2020
Relationship
4th great-grandmother of Max Edwin Klinger
     Ottilia Bobb was born on 16 February 1765.1 She married Johannes Schwalm after 1789.2 Ottilia Bobb died on 21 February 1836, at age 71.1 She was buried at Saint Mathew's (Coleman's) Church, Lykens Township, Dauphin County, PA.1

Child of Ottilia Bobb and Johannes Schwalm

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. [S112] John T. Humphrey, Pennsylvania Births: Lebanon County 1714-1800 (Washington, DC: Humphrey Publications, 1996), p. 210. Hereinafter cited as Lebanon County Births.