Biography of Frederic W. Klinkner
Centre, St Joseph County, IN Biographies





Frederic Wm. Klinkner was born Aug. 26, 1827, in Kaiserscseh, Prussia. His parents were John and Sophia (Stull) Klinkner. He was married Feb. 17, 1852; to Katherine Schmits, of the same place, who was born June 16, 1827. In the spring following their marriage they came to New York, and subsequently to Detroit, and finally to Centre tp., in November, 1854. This couple have 3 children: Jacob, born in April, 1856, Pauline, born in June, 1861, arid Willie, born April 9, 1864. His vocation is farming. He kept a grocery on his farm for several years, and had a very good business. Sept. 8, 1874, his son Jacob, while out in the woods hunting with some of his companions a mile or two from his home, accidentally discharged his gun, the shot taking effect in his side, from which he did not recover for several years. Mr. Klinkner being the seventh son born in his family, he received $100 in gold from his king, according to the custom of the country. Mr. K. owns 119 acres in see. 18.


From:
History of St. Joseph County, Indiana
Chas. C. Chapman & Co., Publisher
Chicago 1880.


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