"History of Northeast Indiana LaGrange, Steuben, Noble and DeKalb
Counties" by The Lewis Publishing Company Chicago and New York 1920 Volume II
p.210 in the Biography for David F. Clink
  "DAVID F. CLINK.  Many winters and summers have come and gone since the Clink
family established itself in Steuben County. David F. Clink, son of the settler
of over sixty years ago, is living on the farm in Steuben Township where he was
born, and his own part has been that of an industrious and capable frmer, thus
continuing the honorable record of the family.
  His father, John R. Clink, was born in Sandusky County, Ohio, April 23, 1836,
a son of George and Catherine (Smith) Clink, both natives of Germany. George
Clink came to the United States with his parents when twelve years of age, lived
in Pennslyvania and afterward in Sandusky County, where he and his wife died.
John R. Clink came to Steuben County, Indiana in the spring of 1855, and five
years later bought eighty acres in section 36 of Steuben Township. He lived in
the log cabin that stood on the land, and had a log barn, the latter being
replaced in 1867 by a large frame barn. The home was built in 1873, and at that
time was regarded as one of the best in the township. He did much as a
horticulturist, setting out a large number of apple, cherry and peach trees, and
other small fruits. The last few years of his life John R. Clink spent in
Ashley, where he died November 20, 1911. His widow is still living at the old
home with her son David. Her maiden name was Elizabeth Ritter. She was born in
Wayne County, Ohio, April 15, 1834, a daughter of Henry Ritter, a native of
Pennsylvania, who came to Steuben County, Indiana, in 1851 and was a pioneer
settler on section 8 of Steuben Township.
  David F. Clink was one of the seven children of his parents, their names being
George H., Ezra E., Charles K., Clara B., Cora E., David F. and Frederick J.
  David Clink attended the public schools of Steuben Township, also those of the
Village of Hudson, and began his career as a farmer with his father. He spent
one year railroading with the Walbash Railroad Company and for three years
worked in the northern woods. Since 1909 he has given all his time to farming
the old homestead. December 26, 1906, Mr. Clink married Lena Johnson, a daughter
of A.B. and Mary (Slaybaugh) Johnson. Her father died in 1902 and her mother in
1904. A.B. Johnson came to Scott Township of Steuben County about fifty-five
years ago, when a boy, with his father and later moved to Angola, where he spent
most of his life. The three children of A.B. Johnson and wife were Alsines B.,
Lena and Hannah. Mr. and Mrs. Clink have two children, John Raymond and Edwin
Willis. Mr. Clink is affiliated with the Loyal Order of Moose and his wife is
active in the Christian Church of Ashley."

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