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