From a newspaper clipping obituary for Charles Clink from the estate
sale of Dessa (Sunday) Wolf 25 Nov 2000
"Son of George and Catherine Clink, was born near Greensprings, Sandusky
county, Ohio, February 19, 1838, and died at his home, five miles west of
Pleasant Lake, Steuben county, Indiana, March 16, 1916, aged 78 years and
He remained in Ohio until twenty years of age, then came to Steuben
Indiana, where he became an apprentice at the carpenter's trade. August 25,
1861, he enlisted in Company A, 44th Indiana Infantry. He participated
all the battles of his regiment except Shiloh, when he was on the sick list.
He was promoted to the rank of sergeant and served until the close of the
war, being discharged Sept. 14, 1865. He was married to Catherine Ritter,
Oct. 10, 1967. To this union were born six daughters, two of whom, Laura
Mrs. S.J. Allen, have preceded him in death.
In the spring of 1869, Mr. and Mrs. Clink moved to the farm home west
Pleasant Lake, which has since been their continual residence for almost
a century. He leaves the widow, four daughters, Mrs. David Freed, Mrs.
Libey, Mattie and Nellie Clink; five grandchildren, four brothers, a sister
and a large circle of friends.
Funeral services were conducted from the home, Sunday, March 19th,
o'clock, Rev. L.W.Love officiating."
Submitted By: Theresa Ferguson