John A. Klinger Family History
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John A. Klinger was born March 22nd 1811 to John Philip Klinger and Catherine Steinbruch in the Erdman area of Dauphin County Pennsylvania.[1] most likely Lykens Township. He was baptized April 14th 1811 in the Zion (Klinger’s) Lutheran Church located in Erdman, Lykens Township Dauphin County Pennsylvania. [2] 

Philip’s family line links to  Johann Phillip Klinger, whose family line can be traced back to his 16th century (1500 A.D.) ancestral roots in the regions of Rielingshausen and Wüertenburg Germany.

John served in the Civil War as a private in Company A of the 50th Pennsylvania Infantry between 1861 and 1863. [4] 

John married Susannah Romberger who was born December 18th 1815 in Dauphin County Pennsylvania.

John died December 16th 1872 in Dauphin County Pennsylvania, and was buried in the Lutheran and Reformed Cemetery in Elizabethville [5]  located in Washington Township, Dauphin County Pennsylvania. The church is known as present day Old Stone Church.

Susanna died March 30th 1891 in the Alms House Dauphin County Pennsylvania.
Together John and Susan they had eight children.

i.    Betty Klinger was born between June 1835 and May 1836 in Dauphin County Pennsylvania.

ii.   John Klinger was born June 1837 in Dauphin County Pennsylvania. He died between 1910 and 1920.

iii.  Philip Klinger was born between June 1839 and may 1841 in Dauphin County Pennsylvania.

iv.   Daniel Klinger was born between June 1842 and May 1843 in Dauphin County Pennsylvania.

v.    Joseph Klinger was born November 24th 1844 in Dauphin County Pennsylvania. He died December 10th 1897.

vi.   Charles E. Klinger was born April 1853 in Dauphin County Pennsylvania.

vii.  Johnathan (Jonas) Klinger was born April 1st 1856 in Dauphin County Pennsylvania. He was christened on June 19th 1856 in the Saint Johns Luthern Church near Berrysburg in Mifflin Township Dauphin County Pennsylvania. [3] Jonas died before 1900.

viii. Lydia Ann Klinger was born between June 1857 and May 1858 in Dauphin County Pennsylvania.

Charles Edwin Klinger Sr. (1853-1916)

Charles Edwin Klinger Sr. [6] was born April 1854 [7]  to John A. Klinger and Susanna Romberger in the area of Gratz located in Lykens Township Dauphin County Pennsylvania. During this time the town of Gratz was the largest town in the remote northern tip of Dauphin County.

> When Charles was six years old his family were living in the Millersburg area of Upper Paxtang Township, Dauphin County; a small town bordering the Susquehanna River. Charles’s father was a miller for the local grain mill. By 1870 the family moved to Lykens in Washington Township, bordering Mifflin Township near Berrysburg Dauphin County Pennsylvania.

While in the Lykens and Berrysburg area in 1873, 21 old Charles married 20 year old Malinda Jane Daniels[8]  The Daniels family lived very close to Charles’s family in Washington and Mifflin township borders, not far from Berrysburg. It is these areas were Charles and Malinda started their family.

Malinda Jane [9]  Daniels [10]  was born July 1851 to Bennevelle “Benjamin” Daniels and Magdalena (Mary) Adams in Lykens Dauphin County Pennsylvania. [11]  Her parents were born in Pennsylvania; most likely in and around this same northern area of Dauphin County.

Since as early as 1850, John’s father worked in the milling trade, and as a farmer and farm laborer trades. Charles Sr. would follow as a laborer in these same trades, even briefly unemployed in 1880 as a coal miner. The family made their livelihood in and around the townships and towns that surrounded their family’s roots.

Charles and Malinda lived in Lykens Borough area of Lykens Township Northern Dauphin County with their children Charles Jr., Ida Pearl, and William Elmer. The largest coal company in Lykens area of Wiconisco Township was the Lykens Valley Coal Company.

The 1900 census record for Charles Edwin Klinger Sr. and his wife Malinda indicated she had 8 children and six were still living. Their names and other details are not known. Their birth line was based on the other children birth dates.

Together Charles and Malinda Klinger had eight children. [12] 

i.    Charles Edwin Klinger Jr. (1874-1926)

ii.   Ida Pearl Klinger (1876-1938)

iii.  William Elmer Klinger (1878-1944)

iv.   Albert J. Klinger (1883-1970)

v.    Harry Victor Klinger (1886-1958)

vi.   James Franklin Klinger (1889-1965)

vii.  Unknown Klnger died prior to 1900.

viii. Unknown Klinger died prior to 1900.

Shortly after 1880, Charles moved his family to Philadelphia, where their son Albert was born in 1883. By 1885 the family moved to Harrisburg Pennsylvania, where in February 1886 their son Harry would be born.

Charles’s brother, John W. Klinger, was already in Harrisburg by 1877, and may have been the first Klinger from my mother’s line to live in the city. No other Klinger was listed in the Harrisburg directories until Charles Sr. arrived in late 1885.

By 1886 Charles Sr. and his brother Jonas appeared in the Harrisburg directory. John W. Klinger suddenly drops off, and a Mary Klinger starts being listed, but I’m not sure who she is. The name, Jonas, also disappear in 1887, and a Mary continues to be listed. Mary may be a wife of John or Jonas.

These would be different times for Charles and Malinda. For a few years they lived at 7 Lochiel Street, so named for the Lochiel Iron Works [13]  located south of Harrisburg, just across the Steelton Borough line. [14]  From 1892 to 1894 Charles Sr.’s family lived at 819 South Front Street Harrisburg, and he was still listed as a laborer. In 1893 Charles Jr. begins to be listed with his father, both as laborers. Charles Sr. is listed, and his son was listed as a (Jr.). [15]

From 1895 to 1900 the Harrisburg directory listed a Charles E. Klinger and Sons, Charles Jr., Ida P., and William E. Klinger living at 124 Hanna Street Harrisburg Pennsylvania. Both father and son were listed as grocers at 126 Hanna Street, and William E. was listed as a driver. Charles and his son Charles Jr. had a small grocer at 126 Hanna Street in Harrisburg, which was next door to their home at 124 Hanna Street. The homes located at 124 and 126 Hanna Street is in present day Shipoke of South Harrisburg Pennsylvania. In 1960 homes in the Shipoke area were demolished for the Interstate 83 2nd and front street ramps. The homes of 124 and 126 Hanna Street were demolished, and would have been located near the railroad tracks.

Living with Charles and Malinda in 1900 were Charles Jr., his wife Emma and their six year old daughter Ethel. Also living with Charles Sr. and Malinda were their sons Albert, Harry, and James, who were listed as attending school. Both Charles Sr. and Jr. worked with fruits and produce, listed in a census record as a “green grocer.”

The family lived on Hanna Street until about 1904, when Charles Jr. began working as a confectioner and living away from his parents. Charles Sr. began working as a laborer for a local Iron Company. By 1910 Charles was in Los Angeles California living in a boarding home, while he continued to work as an iron worker. Malinda was living with Albert and his family. In the 1910 census Malinda identified herself as a widow. I’m not certain why Charles and Malinda were not living together. In 1912 Charles Sr. was back in Harrisburg working as a salesman, and he continued to not live with Malinda.

Malinda and her youngest children had moved in with her son Albert J. Klinger and his new wife at 403 Vernon Street Harrisburg Pennsylvania. Malinda lived with Albert to about 1916, when she moved in with another son Harry and his wife.

Charles Klinger Sr. died November 14th 1916, [16]  and was laid to rest in the Paxtang Cemetery, Plot: Hillside Lawn SG, Dauphin County Pennsylvania.

Malinda continued to live with Harry at both Brook Street and Swatara Streets until about 1936. At this time she moved in with another son William. (It was in William’s WWI draft registration that he referred to Malinda as Linda.) Malinda lived with William and his wife at 414 Buckhorn St. Harrisburg from 1936 to 1941. William died in 1944.

Most of the children lived on Allison Hill area of Harrisburg Pennsylvania: South of Derry Street and North of Berryhill Street, between Crescent and 17th Streets of Harrisburg. Known addresses include: Crescent Street, Nectarine Street, Swatara Street, Brook Street, Berryhill Street, and Buckhorn Street.

Malinda died August 10th 1941 [17]  at 90 years old. [18]  She is laid to rest at the Paxtang Cemetery, Plot: Terrace Lawn #34, Paxtang, Dauphin County Pennsylvania.  [19] 

Ida Pearl Klinger (1876-1938)

Ida Pearl [20]  Klinger was born May 2nd 1876 to Charles Klinger Sr. and Malinda Daniels in Lykens Dauphin County Pennsylvania. She married Harry Kaufman April 14th 1896 in Camden, Camden County New Jersey. [21]  Harry was born June 4th 1875. [22] 

In 1900 Ida and Harry Kauffman lived with their son Howard, and Ida’s brother William Klinger, at 32 Race Street, which is located in South Harrisburg, present day Shipoke area. Harry worked for the Pike and Pike Bonding Mill located at 11th and Herr Street Harrisburg.

In 1918 the Kaufman family lived at 232 North 15th Street Harrisburg. In 1910 Harry was a newsagent for the depot, and in 1920 Harry is not living with the family. In 1930 Ida’s brother William Klinger is back living with them, and his marriage status is as a widower.

Ida died July 17th 1937 while living in Harrisburg Pennsylvania. [25]  In the 1940 census record her husband lived with his two daughters, Ada Coleman and Alice Mumper, along with their husbands and children.

Ida and Harry had five children.

i.    Howard Kaufman was born March 1898.

ii.   Ester Mae Kaufman was born about 1900.

iii.  Harry Edward Kaufman was born about 1903.

iv.   Ada F. Kaufman was born 1906. She married Joseph D. Coleman about 1927. By 1940 Ada and Joseph had a 2 year old son, James G. Coleman was born June 3rd 1937. Ada died in 1983, and Joseph in 1986. Their son James died April 27th 2010. Ada, Joseph, and their son James and his wife were all laid to rest in the Hummelstown Cemetery, Railroad & Lincoln St., Hummelstown Dauphin County Pennsylvania. [23] 

v.    Alice M. Kaufman was born June 1910. At 23 years old Alice married 23 year old George R. Mumper on August 4th 1933 in Lebanon County Pennsylvania. George was born in 1910 to Samuel Mumper and Harriett Nixon. [24]  By 1940 their daughter, Patricia A. Kaufman was six months old, born about November 1939.

William Elmer Klinger (1878-1944)

William Elmer Klinger was born January 12th 1879 to Charles Klinger Sr. and Malinda Daniels in Lykens, Wiconisco Township Dauphin County Pennsylvania. William’s baptismal record indicated that William E. in the son of Charles and Malinda Klinger. The sponsor was his grandmother Susannah Klinger. [26]  William came to Harrisburg with his parents when he was about 10 years old.

In 1900 William lived with his sister Ida Pearl Klinger-Kaufman on Race street Harrisburg Pennsylvania. At the time he was working as a day laborer. In 1905 William married Serilda House. [27] Serilda was born in Newport Perry County Pennsylvania about 1889.

By 1910 they lived across the river from Harrisburg in New Market, Fairview Township York County Pennsylvania. William was working in the boiler shop, most likely for the Army Depot.

New Market is a small town south of New Cumberland, just outside the Army Supply Depot. The depot started construction in 1917, and later was known as the New Cumberland Army Depot and Defense Distribution Center.

In 1920 William lived with a Miller family in Harrisburg, and he was now a widower working as a laborer for a printing shop. His son Glen R. is living with his brother Harry, and his daughter Elizabeth cannot be located. In 1930 William is back living with his sister Ida P. Klinger-Kaufman. He is still a widower, and works as a laborer at the Pennsylvania Light and Power Company. His son Glen R. Klinger still lives with his brother Harry in Harrisburg Pennsylvania. Serilda must have died between 1910 and 1920.

By 1918 William was still living with his brother Charles Jr. at 108 South Court street. He worked as a pipe fitters helper for Rocco Bennett of Harrisburg. William identified Linda Klinger of 1917 and Derry Street Harrisburg as the person who could be contacted for any of William’s address changes. This Linda is in reference to his mother Malinda, who in 1918 and 1920 lived with her son Harry at 341 Brook Street. [31] 

On April 27th 1942 when William was 63 years old, he stood 5’ - 8” tall weighing 145 pounds with blue eyes and black hair. He lived at 414 Buckthorn Street Harrisburg Dauphin County Pennsylvania. Buckhorn is off Derry Street between South 13th and South 14th Street. William’s mother Malinda also lived with William during this time.

On William’s WWI Draft Registration card, he listed his brother James Klinger as the person who will always know his address. William also listed his brother, James’s, address as Dunkle Street, near a substation in Harrisburg. Dunkle Street is connected directly to Derry Street between South 19th and 20th Street Harrisburg PA. In 1942 William worked for the Pennsylvania Power and Light Company. [32]  This information helps correlate to James’s WWII Registration Card.

Between 1941 and 1944 William lived with his mother Malinda at 414 Buckhorn Street Harrisburg Pennsylvania. [33]  William died in 1944, and he is buried at Paxtang Cemetery. [34]  Malinda lived with William at the time that he died, and where Malinda later resided has not been uncovered.

William Elmer Klinger died January 5th 1944, and his wife, Mary C. died in 1950. They were both laid to rest in the Paxtang Cemetery, Paxtang Harrisburg Dauphin County Pennsylvania. [35] 

William and Serilda had three children: [28] 

i.    Glen R. Klinger was born about 1906. In 1930 Glen lived with his Uncle, Harry Victor Klinger, and grandmother Malinda Klinger.

ii.   Elizabeth May Klinger was born about 1908. When Elizabeth was 17 years old she married 19 year old William J. Arnold February 26th 1925 in Liverpool Perry County Pennsylvania. William was born in 1906 to Jacob Arnold and Anna Bell Jones.  [29] 

iii.  Anna Zimmerman Klinger was born 1911. She may be a daughter of Serilda House’s 1st marriage. When Anna was 18 years old she married 27 year old Luther L. Black March 21st 1929 in Dauphin County Pennsylvania. Luther was born 1902 to Ike P. Black and Lula Ring. [30] 

Albert J. Klinger (1883-1970)

Albert Jefferson Klinger was born December 5th 1883 [36]  to Charles Klinger Sr. and Malinda Daniels in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. [37]  Albert married in 1909 to Annie who was born in 1886.

In 1886, Albert’s mother and two brothers, James and Harry, all lived at 403 Vernon Street Harrisburg Pennsylvania. Albert was working as a street sweeper. When his brother James died in 1965, Albert was still living in Colonia Park area.

In 1918 Albert lived with his wife Annie and family at 826 James Street Harrisburg. He was bar clerk for W. Woolworth at 325 Riley Street Harrisburg Pennsylvania. [38]  Albert would continue working as a bar tender in various restaurants throughout his life.

On Albert’s WWI and WWII Draft Registration cards Albert listed his birth has Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He worked for Lewis Barbush in the restaurant business. He lives at 624 James Street Harrisburg. [39]  Living with Albert is Mary C. Klinger who is a packer for R. H. Lyons and Sons. [40]  In the 1956 Harrisburg directory Albert was listed as living at 4805 Locust Lane, working at the Barbush restaurant in Colonial Park area of Harrisburg. [41] 

Albert died May 1970, Annie died in 1952. They were both laid to rest in Row 12, Stone 5 in the Paxtang Cemetery, 401 Kelso Street Paxtang Dauphin County Pennsylvania.

Albert and Mary Klinger had two children.

i.    Ida Klinger was born March 1910 in Harrisburg Pennsylvania.

ii.   Albert Jefferson Klinger was born and died in 1914. He was laid to rest in Row 14, Stone 1 in the Paxtang Cemetery.

Harry Victor Klinger (1886-1958)

Harry Victor Klinger was born February 16th 1886 to Charles Klinger Sr. and Malinda Daniels in Harrisburg Pennsylvania. Harry was 30 years old when he married 35 year old Kathryn Matilda Kinter on May 18th 1916 in Harrisburg Dauphin County Pennsylvania. [42] 

Kathryn was born 1881 to Andrew Kinter and Elizabeth Huff, and she is the younger sister of Emma Long Kinter, the wife of Harry’s older brother, Charles Edwin Klinger Jr.

In 1918 Harry lived with his family, and his mother on 1917 and Derry Street. By 1920 his family moved to 341 Brook Street Harrisburg Pennsylvania, just off Derry Street. [44]  When Harry’s brother William registered for the WWI draft, he identified Linda Klinger as a reference. This would be the reference to his mother, Malinda, who in 1918 and 1920 lived with her son Harry.

On Harry’s April 27th 1942 WWII Draft Registration card he was 56 years old, and stood 5’ - 10” tall weighing 191 pounds with brown eyes and grey hair. Harry lived at 331 Nectarine Street Harrisburg PA. He listed Mrs. Katherine M. Klinger as the person who will always know his address. Harry [44] s card listed Katherine’s address as 331 Nectarine Street Harrisburg. He is unemployed when he registered. [45] 

Kathryn died May 14th 1948, and Harry died June 28th 1958. They were both laid to rest with their daughter in the Paxtang Cemetery, 401 Kelso Street Paxtang Dauphin County Pennsylvania.

Harry and Kathryn Klinger had one child.

i.    Beatrice I. Klinger was born May 21st 1919. She died unmarried at 87 years old on December 6th 2006 in South Mountain Franklin County Pennsylvania.  [43]  She was laid to rest with her parents the Paxtang Cemetery, 401 Kelso Street Paxtang Dauphin County Pennsylvania.

James Franklin Klinger (1889-1965)

James Franklin Klinger James was born on March 25th 1889 [46]  to Charles Klinger Sr. and Malinda Daniels. James died April 15th 1965 at the age of 76 at the home of his step daughter, Ruth Straining.

James was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church, and he was employed at Pennsylvania Power and Light Company. He was buried at the Middletown Cemetery. In 1965 he was survived by his brother Albert of Colonial Park. [47] 

On James’s April 27th WWII Draft Registration card he was 53 years old, and stood 5’ - 8 1/2” tall weighing 196 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair. He lived at 941 Dunkle Street, near a substation in Harrisburg. Dunkle Street is connected directly to Derry Street between South 19th and 20th Street Harrisburg PA. James listed his brother Harry Klinger as the person who will always know his address. James’s card listed Harry’s address as 317 Nectarine Street Harrisburg PA. Nectarine Street is off Mulberry Street between Crescent Street and Hummel Street. James, like his brother William, worked for the Pennsylvania Power and Light Company Harrisburg. [48]  This information helps correlate to censuses record address, William’s WWII Registration Card, and his brother Harry Klinger.

James Klinger married Rose E.; her 2nd marriage. Rose had a child to her 1st marriage listed in the 1930 census; Ruth M Whye, Step Daughter; who was born about 1911.

James had Ruth had five children. [49]

i.    William Klinger was born March 18th 1910, and died August 1985 Hershey Dauphin County Pennsylvania. [50]

ii.   Wilmer Klinger was born November 4th 1916, and died June 1980. Wilmer lived in Camp Hill Cumberland County Pennsylvania. [51]

iii.  Ralph H. Klinger was born August 27th 1918 and died October 22nd 1994. Ralph lived in New Cumberland Cumberland County Pennsylvania. [52]

iv.   Unknown Klinger.

v.    Unknown Klinger

Malinda Jane Daniels (1853-1941)

Malinda married Edwin Charles Klinger Sr.

Bennevell “Benjamin” Daniels was born August 26th 1824 in Lykens, Dauphin County Pennsylvania. He married Magdalena (Mary) Adams about 1844. Mary was born April 5th 1827, and she died December 29th 1904. They were both laid to rest in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Benjamin Daniels, a pioneer of Lykens Township, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jacob Kopp, on Tuesday night, 11 P.M. In ill health many years, death was expected. He was age 79 and his wife died 1 month ago.

There were 15 children, 8 preceded them. Lavinia Daniels, Mrs. Jacob Kopp, Mrs. William White of Sheridan, Mrs. Charles Klinger of Harrisburg, Joseph of Lykens.

End Notes

[1.] A Genealogists Guide to Burials in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, Volume I, Compiled by Joseph A. Meiser and Sarah Roadarmel, Ddraig Goch, Grantham, Pennsylvania, January, 1998.

[2.] John Klinger Baptism: Klinger Database, Elsie Mae Klinger Eaves, http://genealogy.lv/eaves/

[3.] Jonathan Klinger Birth Date and Christening: Parenst name were John Klinger and Susanna Ramberger; Indexing Project Number: C50445-1, System Origin, Pennsylvania-ODM, GS Film Number: 845111, Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings, 1709-1950," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pa

[4.] John Klinger Civil War Record: The information came from; “Mrs. Susannah Klinger Widow John Klinger”; 1890 Surviving Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines, and Widows Veterans Census for Wiconisco Township in Dauphin County Pennsylvania; Taylor~Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs Pennsylvania.

[5.] John Klinger Death: Klinger Database, Elsie Mae Klinger Eaves, http://genealogy.lv/eaves/

[6.] I am using (Sr.) for senior and (Jr.) for junior to separate father and son. There are source references that do indicate Charles as a Jr., but not Charles as a Sr.

[7.] Charles’s birth date comes from the 1900 federal census and his grave stone, Paxtang Cemetery, Paxtang Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA, Plot: Terrace Lawn #34.

[8.] All source records spell Malinda or Malinda. Her gravestone and death certificate spells it Malinda, which we will use as the correct spelling of her name.

[9.] Malinda’s middle name of Jane comes from her grave stone, Paxtang Cemetery, Paxtang Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA, Plot: Terrace Lawn #34.

[10.] Malinda’s Last Name: Came from Charles E. Klinger Jr. Death Certificate, File No. 95589, Photocopy April 18, 2011 Department of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, P.O. Box 1528, New Castle PA.

[11.] Malinda’s birth date came from the 1900 federal census and her grave stone, Paxtang Cemetery, Paxtang Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA, Plot: Terrace Lawn #34.

[12.] Charles and Malinda Klinger Children: The 1900 census indicated that Charles Sr. and Malinda had 8 children; 6 were still living, see Bibliography Census records.

[13.] The name of Lochiel Street came from the 1886 to 1891 Boyd’s Harrisburg Directory, Historical Society of Dauphin County, 219 South Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104.

[14.] 1875 Harrisburg Borough Map, Historical Society of Dauphin County, 219 South Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104.

[15.] Charles Edwin Klinger Name: According to Betty Klinger-Hooven; her grandfather Charles Edwin Klinger Jr. was named after his father. Use of Charles E. Klinger Jr. is also taken from the 1891 to 1899 Boyd’s Harrisburg Directories, Taylor ~ Graham Families, Boog Graham Library, 479 County Line Road York Springs, PA 17372, booggraham@comcast.net

[16.] Charles Klinger Sr. Death: The 1916 death indices for this date, Charles E. Klinger, index 114414, Public Records, Death Indices, http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=1085804&mode=2

[17.] Malinda’s date of death came from her grave stone, Paxtang Cemetery, Paxtang Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA, Plot: Terrace Lawn #34.

[18.] Malinda Klinger Death: According to Betty Ethel Klinger, great granddaughter of Charles and Malinda Klinger: Malinda usually dressed in a black dress, and to Betty, seemed like a scary old lady. Betty recalls her funeral in Harrisburg PA.

[19.] Malinda Klinger Death: The 1941 death indices for this date indicated, Malinda J. Klinger, index 71259, date 8/10/41, Public Records, Death Indices, http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=1085804&mode=2

[20.] Ida Pearl Klinger Middle Name: The family had thought that Ida’s middle name was Pansy; however Harry’s WWI card listed it as Pearl.

[21.] Ida Klinger and Harry Kaufman Marriage: Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02526-8; GS Film Number: 589814; Reference ID: Page 144, Row Number 152; New Jersey, Marriages, 1678-1985, index, FamilySearch https://familysearch.org

[22.] WWII Draft Registration Harry Kaufman, Serial Number 1910, Registration Location; Dauphin County, Pennsylvania; Roll 1893233; Draft Board: 2; Ancestry.com. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Provo, UT, USA; Original data: United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration; M1509, 4,582 rolls.

[23.] Ada, Joseph, and James Coleman Birth and death dates: the information came from the cemetery records, and James Coleman Obituary, Hummelstown Cemetery, Railroad & Lincoln St., Hummelstown Dauphin County Pennsylvania.

[24.] Alice M. Kaufman and George R. Mumper Marriage: Reference ID: Page 562, GS Film Number: 21482, Digital Folder Number: 004455298, Image Number: 0311, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org

[25.] Ida P. Kaufman Death Date: Book K, Page 22, Death Certificate Number 69141; 1937 death indices, Public Records, Death Indices, http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=1085804&mode=2

[26.] William Klinger Baptism Sponsor: William Klinger Baptism Record, St. John’s Lutheran Church: Near Berrysburg, Mifflin Township Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. Apollo, Pennsylvania: Phillip A. Rice, Closson Press, 1996.

[27.] William Elmer Klinger Marriages,: the information came from the Paxtang Cemetery Records, Paxtang Harrisburg Dauphin County Pennsylvania.

[28.] William Elmer Klinger Children Dates, and of their children: the information came from the Paxtang Cemetery Records, Paxtang Harrisburg Dauphin County Pennsylvania.

[29.]  Elizabeth Klinger and William Arnold Marriage: Reference ID: CN 6707, GS Film Number: 22000, Digital Folder Number: 004261187, Image Number: 00519, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org

[30.] Anna Klinger-Zimmerman and Luther Black Marriage: Reference ID: Film JBH330 Page 385, Record 566, GS Film Number: 20204, Digital Folder Number: 004455242, Image Number: 00630, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org

[31.] WWI Draft Registration William Elmer Klinger Serial Number 732: 1892940; Draft Board: 1; Ancestry.com. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Provo, UT, USA; Original data: United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration; M1509, 4,582 rolls.

[32.] WWII Draft Registration William Klinger Serial Number 530: Roll WW2_2240629; Local board: Dauphin, Pennsylvania; Ancestry.com. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942; Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010; Original data: United States, Selective Service System. Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration. National Archives and Records Administration Branch locations: National Archives and Records Administration Region Branches.

[33.] William and Malinda Klinger residence: 1941-1944 Harrisburg City Directory, Historical Society of Dauphin County, 219 South Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104

[34.] Cemetery Records, Historical Society of Dauphin County, 219 South Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104

[35.]  William Elmer Klinger Birth and Death Dates: the information came from the Paxtang Cemetery Records, Paxtang Harrisburg Dauphin County Pennsylvania

[36.] Albert Jefferson Klinger Birth Date: Other dates were identified: In 1918 WWI Draft Registration, Nov 5th 1883; In 1942 WWII Draft Registration: Nov 5th 1884; in his 1951 social security record Nov 5th 1883, and Philadelphia Birth Resistra listed his name as Alfred and his birth December 5th 18883, Albert Klinger Birth Record: Reference ID: Page 473, GS Film Number: 1289323, Digital Folder Number: 004096837, Image Number: 00089, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org).

[37.] Social Security Issue State: Pennsylvania, Issue Date: Before 1951.Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index, Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration, SS Number: 172-01-0226

[38.]  WWI Draft Registration Albert Jefferson Klinger Serial # 1878: Dauphin County, Pennsylvania; Roll 1892940; Draft Board: 1; Ancestry.com. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005; Original data: United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration; M1509, 4,582 rolls.

[39.] WWII Draft Registration Albert Jefferson Klinger Serial # 2163: Roll WW2_2240629; Local board: Dauphin , Pennsylvania; Ancestry.com. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010; Original data: United States, Selective Service System. Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration. National Archives and Records Administration Branch locations: National Archives and Records Administration Region Branches.

[40.] Albert Klinger Job: 1943 Harrisburg City Directory, Historical Society of Dauphin County, 219 South Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104

[41.] Albert Klinger Job: 1956 Harrisburg City Directory, Historical Society of Dauphin County, 219 South Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104

[42.] Harry Victor Marriage: Reference ID: page 409, GS Film Number: 21188, Digital Folder Number: 004028878, Image Number: 00234, Pennsylvania County Marriages, 1885-1950, Index and Images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org).

[43.] Beatrice Klinger Information: United States Social Security Death Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org), citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service.)

[44.] WWI Draft Registration Harry Victor Klinger Serial # 1043: Dauphin County, Pennsylvania; Roll 1893233; Draft Board: 2; Ancestry.com. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005; Original data: United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration; M1509, 4,582 rolls.

[45.] WWII Draft Registration Harry Victor Klinger Serial # 1769: Roll WW2_2240629; Local board: Dauphin, Pennsylvania. Ancestry.com. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.Original data: United States, Selective Service System. Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration. National Archives and Records Administration Branch locations: National Archives and Records Administration Region Branches.

[46.] James Franklin Klinger Birth: Social Security Issue State: Pennsylvania, Issue Date: Before 1951.Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index, Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010; Original data: Social Security Administration; Social Security Death Index, Master File; Social Security Administration. ) SS Number: 172-01-6502

[47.] James Franklin Death: The Patriot News, Harrisburg Pennsylvania, Deaths and Funerals, Friday, April 16th 1965

[48.]  WWII Draft Registration James Franklin Klinger Serial # 1157: Roll WW2_2240629; Local board: Dauphin, Pennsylvania. Ancestry.com. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.Original data: United States, Selective Service System. Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration. National Archives and Records Administration Branch locations: National Archives and Records Administration Region Branches.

[49.] James Franklin Klinger Children: The Patriot News, Harrisburg Pennsylvania, Deaths and Funerals, Friday, April 16th 1965

[50.] Social Security Death Index, Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration, SSN: 162-12-4803

[51.] Social Security Issue State: Pennsylvania, Issue Date: Before Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index, Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010; Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File, Social Security Administration, SSN: 207-07-6761

[52.] Social Security Issue State: Pennsylvania, Issue Date: Before Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index, Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010; Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File, Social Security Administration, SSN: 207-07-6761

[53.] Social Security Issue State: Pennsylvania, Issue Date: Before Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index, Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010; Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration, SSN: 206-10-8818

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1. The Decedents of Johann Peter Klinger and Catharina Steinbruch, by Max E. Klinger, 3rd Edition, Sunbury Press, Camp Hill Pennsylvania, 2009.

2. A Collection of upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and other Immigrants in Pennsylvania From 1727 to 1776; Prof. I. Daniel Rupp, Second Revised Edition, 1876, Philadelphia.

3. The Romberger Family History, Robert Averell Library, raverell@carolina.rr.com

4. Decedent of Johann Phillip Klinger; R. W. (Bill) Hughs Jr., Klingertown Pennsylvania.

5. September 3rd 1850 John A. Klinger: Census, Lykens, Dauphin, Pennsylvania; Roll M432_775; Page: 395A; Image: 359; Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census, Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by Family Search; Original data: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

6. June 19th 1860 John Glinger (Klinger): Census, Upper Paxton, Dauphin, Pennsylvania; Roll M653_1103; Page: 507; Image: 515; Family History Library Film: 805103; Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census, Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009; Original data: 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.

7. September 28th 1870 John Klinger: Census, Washington, Dauphin, Pennsylvania; Roll M593_1335; Page: 715A; Image: 554; Family History Library Film: 552834; Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census, Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009; Original data: 1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration; Minnesota census schedules for 1870. NARA microfilm publication T132, 13 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.

8. 1880 to 1943 Klinger City Directories, U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

9. June 2nd 1880 Charles and Malinda Klinger: Census, Dauphin County, District 119, Lykens Borough Pennsylvania, Page 291B, Image 768, Roll T9-1124; United States of America, Bureau of the Census; Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 Roll T9-1124.

10. June 14th 1880 Andrew and Kate Kinter: Census, Dillsburg, York, Pennsylvania; Roll 1205; Family History Film: 1255205; Page: 224D; Enumeration District: 3; .Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S; Original data: Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

11. June 1st 1900 Ida and Brother William Klinger: Census, Harrisburg Ward 1, Dauphin, Pennsylvania; Roll T623_1401; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 44; Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census; Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.

12. June 7th 1900 Charles and Malinda Klinger: Census, Harrisburg Ward 1, Dauphin, Pennsylvania; Roll T623_1402; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 44; Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.

13. June 23, 24, 25th 1900 Andrew and Kate Kinter: Census, Carroll, York, Pennsylvania; Roll T623_1500; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 125. Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.

14. April 15th 1910 William Klinger: Census, Fairview, York, Pennsylvania; Roll T624_1433; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 50; Image: 709; Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census. Original data: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

15. April 15th 1910 William Klinger: Census, Fairview, York, Pennsylvania; Roll T624_1433; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 50; Image: 709; Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census Provo, UT, USA; Original data: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

16. April 22nd 1910 Ida and Harry Kauffman: Census, Harrisburg Ward 8, Dauphin, Pennsylvania; Roll T624_1336; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 79; Image: 495; Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census. Provo, UT, USA: Original data: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

17. April 23rd 1910 Malinda, Albert, Harry, and James Klinger: Census, Harrisburg Ward 9, Dauphin, Pennsylvania; Roll T624_1336; Page: 18A; Enumeration District: 85; Image: 999; Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census. Original data: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

18. April 27thh 1910 Charles Klinger Census: Los Angeles Assembly District 75, Los Angeles, California; Roll: T624_84; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0084; FHL microfilm: 1374097. Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

19. January 7th 1920 James Klinger Census: Harrisburg Ward 13, Dauphin, Pennsylvania; Roll T625_1559; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 108; Image: 482; Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census. Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

20. January 7th 1920 William Klinger: Census, Harrisburg Ward 13, Dauphin, Pennsylvania; Roll T625_1559; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 109; Image: 519; Ancestry.com; 1920 United States Federal Census. Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

21. January 9th 1920 Ida Kauffman: Census, Harrisburg Ward 8, Dauphin, Pennsylvania; Roll T625_1558; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 85; Image: 438; Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census; Provo, UT, USA; Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

22. January 13th 1920 Hary Heider Census: Harrisburg Ward 7, Dauphin, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1558; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 81; Image: 322; Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

23. January 20th 1920 Elizabeth Klinger: Census, Upper Paxton, Dauphin, Pennsylvania; Roll T625_1559; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 147; Image: 1065; Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census, Provo, UT, USA; Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

24. 1930 (No Month or Day) James Klinger: Census, Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania; Roll 2027; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 62; Image: 556.0; Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.

25. January (No Day) 1920 Malinda and Harry Klinger: Census, Harrisburg Ward 2, Dauphin, Pennsylvania; Roll T625_1558; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 64; Image: 666; Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census; Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

26. April 11th 1930 Ida P and Harry Kauffman: Census, Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania; Roll 2026; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 38; Image: 840.0; Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry; Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.

27. April 25th 1930 Malinda and Harry Klinger: Census, Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania; Roll 2026; Page: 35A; Enumeration District: 16; Image: 257.0; Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.

28. April 11th 1930 Ida and Uncle William Klinger: Census, Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania; Roll 2026; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 38; Image: 840.0; Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.

29. 1940 Hary (Harry) Kaufman (Ida Pearl Klinger’s Husband) Census: Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3481; Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 22-43; United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.

30. 1940 Ethal Stephene (Ethel Klinger-Stephens) Census: South Middleton, Cumberland, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3479; Page: 21A; Enumeration District: 21-55; United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.