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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. 

Christian Clink, age 44, appears in the 1860 census in Center, Buchanan County, Missouri (P.O. Sparta, p 182) as a farmer 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 Wurtember

Christian Clink, age 52, appears in the 1870 census in Center, Buchanan County, Missouri (P.O. Easton, p. 22) as a farmer with real estate valued at $8300 and personal estate valued at $1300. 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.

In the 1870 census for St. Joseph, Missouri, 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. 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.

Christian Klink, age 63, appears in the 1880 census 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.

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