From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

pages 778


John Clink was born in Sandusky County, Ohio, in April, 1836, a son of George Clink, a native of Germany, who came to the United States when twelve years of age and settled in Pennsylvania, and subsequently settled in Sandusky County.  He married Catherine Smith, also a native of Germany, remaining in Sandusky County till their death.  In the spring of 1855 John Clink came to Steuben County, Ind.  In 1860 he bought eighty acres of land on section 36, Steuben Township, forty acres of which were improved, on which was a log cabin and a log barn.  He now has sixty-five acres improved and in 1867 he built a large and commodious barn.  In 1873 he built his residence, which is one of the best in the township.  He has set out an orchard and now has fifty bearing apple-trees, and cherry and peach trees, and small fruit of different varieties.  He is one of the most successful farmers of the township, and an influential and public spirited citizen.  He married Libbie Ritter, a daughter of Henry Ritter, of this township.  They have seven children-- George H., Ezra E., Charles K., Clara B., Cora E., David F., and Frederick J.


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