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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 were 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 were U.S. citizens. [14]

1870 Mary Clinck (age 12, born in Missouri) lived in St. Joseph, Missouri in the household of Christian (age 49) and Fredrica (age 44) Miller, both born in Wurtemberg. This suggests that the Klink daughter Friederike Maria, 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]

1883 Christian Klink wrote his will on April 12. [17][18]

Last Will and Testament
I Christian Klink of Buchanan County and State of Missouri being sick and considering life uncertain and short do herby make my last will and testament. After my death and when all my debts and funeral expenses are paid I give and bequeath unto the following my heirs and children the sums as herein mentioned in order to equalize their respective shares with the others who have already received certain sums from me.
1. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Maria Louisa Schaefer the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars.
2. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Caroline Goetz the sum of four hundred dollars.
3. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Anna Margaretha Wichser the sum of six hundred dollars.
4. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Friederika Maria Klink the sum of six hundred dollars besides one Cow called Beauty and one mare called Molly.
5. I give and bequeath unto my son Carl William Klink the sum of six hundred dollars and a colt called Queen.
6. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sophia Amelia Klink the sum of six hundred dollars.
7. As to my son Louis Friedrick who has cost me fifteen hundred dollars as Court expenses and security paid for him, has already more than an equal share of his inheritance so that the balance of all my personal Estate I may die in possession of is to be distributed among my other heirs in equal parts or shares by may executor hereinafter named and appointed and to be sold and paid to them in one year from my demise. I do hereby appoint my son in law George F. Schaffer as executor of this my last will and testament to carry out all therein contained and having full confidence in his integrity I wish to have him instituted without giving any security for his acts in the Settlement of my personal Estate. (the real Estate has already been disposed of)
8. As my son Jacob Klink and Paulina Schaffer have each already received six hundred dollars the same of Christian F. Klink hence the above sums equalize among my Eight children named. It is my will that Christian F. Klink who has already received his full share of all my personal Estate he is not to get any more of what may be left after all the bequests herein are paid and balance shall be paid to the following names Persons viz
Caroline W. Goetz Jacob Klink Maria Louisa Schaefer Paulina Schaffer Fridericka Maria Klink Anna M. Wichser Sophia Amalia Klink and Carl William Klink
Witness my hand this 12 day of April 1883
Christian Klink
Signed and declared by the above named Christian Klink to be his last will and testament in the presence of us, who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
Dudley Roach
John Roach

1883 Christian Klink died on April 14 and was buried in Ashland cemeter (2324 Ashland Avenue, Saint Joseph, Missouri). An Obituary states,

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.

1883 The will of Christian Klink was proved on April 28. [19]

Research Notes:

A descendant of daughter Maria Louisa and a descendant of daughter Emilie Sophia have a DNA match (estimated as fourth cousins). The descendants are third cousins. [20]

A descendant of daughter Maria Louisa and a descendant of daughter Friederike Maria have a DNA match (estimated as fourth cousins). The descendants are third cousins. [21]


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_Image].

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

[14] US census, 1870, [Ancestry_Image].

[15] US census, 1870

[16] US census, 1880

[17] Family Document, Will of Christian Klink, copy of original will received from Benjamin William Hinkle, 2008.

[18] Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988, Wills and Bonds, Vol E, 1879-1892, p. 213-214 (probate copy), [Ancestry_Record], [Ancestry_Image].

[19] Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988, Wills and Bonds, Vol E, 1879-1892, [Ancestry_Record], [Ancestry_Image].

[20] Children Maria Louisa and Emilie Sophia have descendants who have an AncestryDNA match.

[21] Children Maria Louisa and Friederike Maria have descendants who have an AncestryDNA match.


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