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1843 Christian Klink and Anna Margaretha Fredel were married on July 25 in Hertmannsweiler, Württemberg. Christian was born on 28 August 1816 in Leutenbach and was a citizen and farmer there. Anna Margaretha was born on 30 October 1822 and lived in Hertmannweiler. Her parents were Johann Ludwig Fredel, Heiligenpfleger (Church treasurer) in Hertmannsweiler, and Jakobina, born Weik. Christian's parents were Johann Friederich Klink, a citizen and farmer in Leutenbach, and Dorothea born Schmalzried. [1]

1844 Wilhelmine Caroline Klink, daughter of Christian Klink, citizen and farrmer, and Anna Margaretha born Fredel, was born on May 9 in Leutenbach and baptized on May 10. The sponsors were Jakob Pfleiderer from Hertmannsweiler and his wife Anna Maria born Fredel. [2]

1845 Jacob Klink, son of Christian Klink, farmer, and Anna Margaretha born Fredel,was born on June 29 in Leutenbach and baptized on June 30. The sponsors were Jakob Pfleiderer and his wife Anna Maria born Fredel. [3]

1846 Christian Ludwig Klink, son of Christian Klink, citizen and farmer, and Anna Margaretha born Fredel, was born on October 10 in Leutenbach and baptized on October 12. His sponsons were Jakob Pfleiderer and his wife Anna Maria. [4]

1849 Christian Ludwig Klink died on February 14. [5]

1849 Christian Fredrich Klink, son of Christian Klink, citizen and farmer, and Anna Margaretha born Fredel, was born on April 26 in Leutenbach and baptized on April 29. His sponsons were Jakob Pfleiderer from Hertmannsweiler and his wife Anna Maria born Fredel. [6]

1850 Maria Louisa, daughter of Christian Klink, citizen and farmer in Leutenbach, and Anna Margaretha born Fredel, was born on September 24 in Leutenbach and baptized on September 26. Her sponsons were Jakob Pfleiderer farmer in Hertmannsweiler and his wife Anna Maria born Fredel. [7]

1853 Friederike Paulina Klink, daughter of Christian Klink, citizen and farmer, and Anna Margaretha born Fredel, was born on July 16 in Leutenbach and baptized on July 17. Her sponsons were Jakob Pfleiderer farmer from Hertmannsweiler and his wife Anna Maria born Fredel. [8]
1854 Christian Klink, Bürger und Bauer (citizen and farmer) in Leutenbach, 1854 nach Amerika ausgewandert (emigrated to America in 1854). [9]

1854 Christian F Klink and Margaretha Fredel Klink of Leutenbach applied to emigrate with their children Wilhelmine Caroline, Jakob, Christian Friedrich, Marie Louise, and Friederike Pauline from the Waiblingen district of Wuerttemberg to America in August 1854.

1854 Christian (age 37) and Anna (age 31) Klinck and their children Wilhelmina (age 10), Jacob (age 9), Christian (age 5), Marie (age 11/12), and Freiderike (1/12) arrived in New Orleans on 11 Nov 1854 on the ship Radius. They were listed as farmers from Wurttemberg. [10][11]Edwin Schafer wrote in a letter to Ethelred Schafer (26 January 1963), "From what she [Maria Louisa Klink] told us, I know that her father brought his family to St. Joseph in the early fiftys. And in accordance with what she said they encountered stormy weather as they came across the Atlantic in a sailing vessel. Mother was born September 24, 1850 so likely all she knew about the old home land and the trip was what she heard others tell."

1860 Christian Clink (age 44), farmer, lived in Center, Buchanan County, Missouri (P.O. Sparta, p 182) with Ann M. (age 38), William C. (female) (age 16), Jacob (age 15), Christian (age 11), Mary L. (age 9), F. Pauline (age 7), Christiana L. (age 5), Mary M. (age 4), Maria F. (age 2), and Ann A. (age 7/12). The last 3 were born in Missouri, the rest in Wurtemberg. [12]

1870 Anna Margaretha (Fredel) Klink died on January 16. [13]

1870 Christian Clink (age 52), farmer with real estate valued at $8300 and personal estate valued at $1300, lived in Center, Buchanan County, Missouri (P.O. Easton, p. 22). In the household are Christian (age 21), Lucy (age 19), Paulinia (age 17), Lewis (age 14), Emma (age 7), and Willie (age 3). Lewis, Emma and Willie were born in Missouri, and the others in Prussia. Both Christians are U.S. citizens. [14]

1870 Mary Clinck (age 12, born in Missouri) lived in the household of Christian (age 49) and Fredrica (age 44) Miller, both born in Wurtemberg, in St. Joseph, Missouri. This could mean that the Klink daughter Mariah, missing from the Christian Klink household in the 1870 census, was living in the household of her aunt and uncle, Friederika (Fredel) and Christian Mueller. [15]

1880 Christian Klink (age 63) lived in Center, Buchanan County, Missouri, occupation farming, a widower born in Wurtemberg, both parents born in Wurtemberg, with Mariah, daughter (age 22) keeping house, and Anna M., daughter (age 20), Emely S., daughter (age 17), and Charles W., son (age 14), all born in Missouri with both parents born in Wurtemberg. [16]

Obituary: Died Christian Klink, aged 68 years, an old settler; came to St. Joseph in 1854. Died of old age. The father of Mr. Jacob Klink, Mrs. Geo. Schaeffer, Mrs. M. K. Goetz, Mrs. Louisa Schaefer, Mary Klink, Anna Wichser, Amelia Klink, William Klink. Funeral Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. The remains will be interred in Ashland cemetery. [2324 Ashland Avenue, Saint Joseph, MO 64506]


Footnotes:

[1] Evangelische Kirche Leutenbach, FHL film 1184505, [FHL_Catalog], [Ancestry_Image].

[2] Evangelische Kirche Leutenbach, FHL film 1184505, [FHL_Catalog], [Ancestry_Image].

[3] Evangelische Kirche Leutenbach, FHL film 1184505, [FHL_Catalog], [Ancestry_Image].

[4] Evangelische Kirche Leutenbach, FHL film 1184505, [FHL_Catalog], [Ancestry_Image].

[5] Evangelische Kirche Leutenbach, FHL film 1184505, [FHL_Catalog], [Ancestry_Image].

[6] Evangelische Kirche Leutenbach, FHL film 1184505, [FHL_Catalog], [Ancestry_Image].

[7] Evangelische Kirche Leutenbach, FHL film 1184505, [FHL_Catalog], [Ancestry_Image].

[8] Evangelische Kirche Leutenbach, FHL film 1184505, [FHL_Catalog], [Ancestry_Image].

[9] Evangelische Kirche Leutenbach, Familienbuch ab 1808, FHL film 1184506, [FHL_Catalog].

[10] New Orleans, Passenger Lists, 1813-1963, [Ancestry_Image].

[11] New Orleans, Passenger Lists, 1813-1963, [Ancestry_Image].

[12] US census, 1860, [Ancestry_Record], [Ancestry_Image].

[13] Family Document, received from Benjamin William Hinkle, 2008: Velda Gochis, "Descendants of Christian Klink and Anna Margareta Fredel"}.

[14] US census, 1870

[15] US census, 1870

[16] US census, 1880


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