David Kinter Family History
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Our great-grandmother was Emma Long Kitner who married Charles Edwin Klinger Jr. on January 5th 1899. Emma was born born March 17th 1873 to Andrew G. Kinter and Matilda Huss.

We’re still researching the Kinter family. We may have a connection between two of our family lines: Klinger ~ Kinter and Wrighstone ~ Arnold Families.  For example: John Arnold (1835-1918) married Harriet Kinter (1835-1892), and they are buried in the Dillsburg Cemetery in Carrroll Township York County Pennsylvania. One of their sons was Luther Arnold, who was the biological father of my great Grandmother, Hattie Amelia Arnold, who married Edwin Underwood Wrightstone. [1] 

David Kinter (1811-1884)

David Kinter was born in 1811, and died 1884. [2]  He married Eliza who was born in 1820, and died in 1905. [3]  They were both buried in the Dillsburg Cemetery, Carrroll Township York County, Pennsylvania. [4] 

In the 1850 Monaghan Township, York County, Pennsylvania, David was 37 years old and his wife Eliz was 35.

David and Eliza Kinter had four children.

i.    Mary Kinter was born about 1838.

ii.   Andrew G. Kinter (1840-1915)

iii.  Joseph Kinter (1845-1864) [5]

iv.   George Kinter was born about 1849. George married Sarah A who was born about 1850, and their children: Joseph H Kinter born about 1868, Minnie O. Kinter born about 1870, David H. Kinter born about 1875, John R. Kinter born about 1877.

Andrew G. Kinter (1840-1915)

Andrew G. Kinter was born July 7th 1840 in York County Pennsylvania. [6]  He married Matilda [7]  Elizabeth Huss, [8]  who was born 1846, and died 1881. Andrew died January 23rd 1915 in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. They were both buried in the Dillsburg Cemetery, Carrroll Township York County, Pennsylvania. [9] 

On June 25th 1861, Andrew enrolled as a private into Company G of the 12th Pennsylvania Reserve Infantry, attached to the 41st Pennsylvania Regimental Infantry (Volunteers). He mustered-out of the Company on June 11th 1864.

The Dillsburg area volunteers enlisted throughout the course of the war. At the beginning, though, the first troops to serve from Northern York were part of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps. The Reserves were created for the defense of Pennsylvania. Lincoln's first call for 75,000 volunteers to serve three-month enlistments had depleted Pennsylvania's existing militia companies. At the urging of Governor Andrew Curtin, the General Assembly legislated the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps, 13 regiments of infantry; one regiment of cavalry; and one regiment of artillery consisting of ten batteries.

The 12th Reserves rejoined the Union Army, and was assigned again to the Third Division, Fifth Corps. Because the 12th took a position on Big Round Top during the second and third day of the battle, this regiment saw little action. Two Dillsburg men have their names inscribed on the Pennsylvania Monument at Gettysburg, a testimony to their presence at the battle and to their service in the Union cause.

Private Andrew Kinter and Private James Osborn served out their three-year enlistments without incident, mustering out with the regiment, June 11th 1864. Kinter lived until age 74, and is buried in the Dillsburg Cemetery. Osborn is buried in the Monaghan Presbyterian Cemetery. [10]

In 1870 Andrew age 27 and Elizabeth age 23,lived in the borough of Dillsburg, York County, Pennsylvania.

Andew and Matilda had three children.

i.     Emma Long Kinter was born in 1873 to Andrew Kinter and Matilda Huss. Emma married Charles E. Klinger Jr. [11]

ii.   John W. Kinter born 1876.

iii.  Katherine (Kate or Katie) Matilda Kinter was born 1878. She married Harry Victor Klinger, the younger brother of Charles E. Klinger.

On March 28th 1907 Andrew received a pension for his service during the Civil War. [12]  Andrew died January 23rd 1915. A notice of his death appeared in the Patriot newspaper on January 28th 1915, and stated aged Civil War veteran Andrew Kinter died at home of his daughter in Harrisburg, with services in the Methodist church and burial in Dillsburg Cemetery.


End Notes

[1.] Edwin Wrightstone (1874-1957), Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs, Pennsylvania, 17372

[2.] David Kinter Birth and Death: Dillsburg Cemetery, Dillsburg, York County, PA

[3.] Elizabeth Kinter Birth and Death: Dillsburg Cemetery, Dillsburg, York County, PA

[4.] David and Elizabeth Kinter Burial: Dillsburg Cemetery, Dillsburg, York County, PA

[5.] Joseph Kinter Birth and Death: Dillsburg Cemetery, Dillsburg, York County, PA

[6.] Andrew Kinter Birth Date: Record of Burial Place, Dillsburg Cemetery, Dillsburg, York County, PA; Taylor~Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs PA.

[7.] The name Matilda comes from; Emma Kinter, Marriage Application and License, Book Z, Volume 4, Page 255, Clerk of Orphans’ Court, Dauphin County Court House, Harrisburg PA ; The name Elizabeth comes from Emma’s sister, Katerine Kinter’s, marriage application: 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).

[8.] Matilda Huss Name: The name came from Emma Kinter-Klinger Certificate of Death, Certificate # 87715-71, Department of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, P.O. Box 1528, New Castle PA; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road York Springs, PA 17372.

[9.] Andrew and Elizabeth Kinter Burial: Dillsburg Cemetery, Dillsburg, York County, PA

[10.] Chapter 2, Page 7-10, Our Boys: Northern York County in the Civil War, June 13, 2007, by Victor A. Neubaum

[11.] Charles E. Klinger (1853-1916), Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs, Pennsylvania, 17372.

[12.] Andrew Kinter Civil War Pension: Publication Number: T289, Publication Title: Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900, Record Type: Civil War Pensions, National Archives and Records Administration.

Bibliography

1. Andrew Kinter Civil War Pensions, Record Group 15, Roll Number 463, Publication Number: T289, Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900, National Archives Catalog ID: 2588825, National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001.

2. Andrew Kinter Civil War Muster Index, Roll Number: 0065, National Archives Catalog ID: 654530, National Archives Catalog Title: Indexes to the Carded Records of Soldiers Who Served in Volunteer Organizations During the Civil War, compiled 1899 - 1927, documenting the period 1861-1866, National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001.

3. Andrew Kinter Civil War Burial Card: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1929-1990; Archive Collection Number: Series 1-6; Folder Number: 251.

4. 1860 Daniel Kinter Census: Franklin, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1198; Page: 507; Image: 178; Family History Library Film: 805198. 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.

5. 1860 David Genter Census: Warrington, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1201; Page: 750; Image: 293; Family History Library Film: 805201. 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.

6. 1860 George Kinter Census: Carroll, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1198; Page: 354; Image: 23; Family History Library Film: 805198. 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.

7. 1870 David Kinter Census: Carroll, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1468; Page: 201B; Image: 17; Family History Library Film: 552967. 1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.Minnesota census schedules for 1870. NARA microfilm publication T132, 13 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.

8. 1870 Andrew Kinter Census: Dillsburg, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1468; Page: 211A; Image: 36; Family History Library Film: 552967. 1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.Minnesota census schedules for 1870. NARA microfilm publication T132, 13 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.

9. 1880 David Kinter Census: Dillsburg, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1205; Family History Film: 1255205; Page: 223B; Enumeration District: 003; 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.

10. 1880 George Kinter Census: Carroll, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1205; Family History Film: 1255205; Page: 214C; Enumeration District: 003; 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. 1880 Andrew Kinter Census: Dillsburg, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1205; Family History Film: 1255205; Page: 224D; Enumeration District: 003; 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.

12. 1900 Andrew Kinter Census: Carroll, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1500; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 0125; FHL microfilm: 1241500. 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. 1910 Andrew Kinter Census: Harrisburg Ward 2, Dauphin, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1336; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0055; ; FHL microfilm: 1375349. 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.