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1854 Christian Klink was Bürger und Bauer (citizen and farmer) in Leutenbach, 1854 auf Amerika. [1]

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

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 are listed as farmers from Wurttemberg.

From a letter from Edwin Schafer to Ethelred Schafer (26 Jan 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. [2]

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. [3]

1870 Mary Clinck (age 12, born in Missouri) is living 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, is living in the household of her aunt and uncle, Friederika (Fredel) and Christian Mueller. [4]

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. [5]

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, Familienbuch ab 1808, FHL film 1184506, [FHL_Catalog].

[2] US census, 1860

[3] US census, 1870

[4] US census, 1870

[5] US census, 1880


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