"History of Northeast Indiana LaGrange, Steuben, Noble and DeKalb
Counties" by The Lewis Publishing Company Chicago and New York 1920 Volume
p.362 in the Biography for John Klink
"JOHN KLINK. Few but the oldest residents in Salem Township
in Steuben County
will recall the late John Klink, who was an early settler there a god farmer
a good citizen, and the homestead that he developed as a result of so much
is now occupied by his daughter, Mrs. Mary Peeper.
John Klink was born in Seneca County, Ohio, March 1, 1829, son of
and Mary (Failor) Klink. He came to Steuben County in early manhood, and
the present farm in section 12 of Salem Township in 1856, more than sixty
ago. He had eighty acres, cleared away the timber and brush, put up the
buildings on the land and lived there with growing prosperity and comfort
his death on January 13, 1866. After his death his widow and child lived
homestead for nine years. Mrs. Klink in 1875 was married to william Craig,
they moved to Auburn, where she died May 24, 1892. The children of John
were Mary; Thomas P., who died at the age of thirteen; Caroline, who died
fourteen years old; and Lovina, who died at the age of nine.
Mary Klink, the only living descendant of John Klink, was married
1873, to Nathaniel Killinger, a son of Steven and Rebecca Killinger. Nathaniel
Killinger was born in Summit County, Ohio, October 2, 1849. After their
Mr. and Mrs. Killinger lived on th efarm in section 12, which was under
Killinger's capable direction until his death August 14, 1891. Mr. and Mrs.
Killinger had three children, noted briefly as follows: Minnie, wife of
Dole, a farmer in Salem Township, and they had three children, named Zema,
married Clarence Rehneil, and have a son, Howard Paul; D.N., and Ferman
Morton B. the second child of Mrs. Killinger, was born January 20, 1877,
drowned June 9, 1895. Lloyd C. Killinger, who is a successful farmer in
Township, married Rita Doudt, and has two children, Dewan and Marjorie D.
On July 12, 1904, Mrs. Killinger became the wife of William Peeper.
next two years they lived in Hudson, but since 1907 have resumed their residence
on the old Klink homestead, where Mr. Peeper is now directing its management."
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