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Descendants of Alexander Klinger, Immigrant

Posted By on June 27, 2011

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The table above shows the genealogical relationships of those Klinger veterans who were descendants of Alexander Klinger (1726-1802).  The Civil War soldiers are noted in light blue.  The brother of Alexander Klinger (1726-1802) was Johann Philip Klinger (1723-1811) and his Civil War descendants were noted in two previous posts.  See:  The Descendants of Johann Peter Klinger and Catharina Steinbruch and Descendants of Johann Philip Klinger, Immigrant.

Alexander Klinger (1726-1802), the subject of this post, was an immigrant who arrived in Berks County, Pennsylvania, about 1749 from Germany.  His descendants are harder to locate because they tended to move about much more than the descendants of his brother Johann Philip.  However, the four Civil War soldiers so far identified have some connection to the Lykens Valley area and a very good reason to be included in the Civil War Research Project.

Edward Klinger (1833-1902).  Records indicate service in the 113th Illinois Infantry, Company E, Private.  In 1890, he was living in Weishample, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  He was married to Elizabeth ?; he was also married to Priscilla Dietrich.

Elias Klinger (1835-1917).  Records indicate service in the 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company A, Private.  He was married to Rebecca Hepler; he was also married to Emma J. Kimbel.  He is buried in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Klingerstown, Schuylkill County.

Lawrence Klinger (1838-1906?).  Records indicate service in the 76th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company H, Private.  He was married to Elvina Louisa Dodson.  In 1890, he was living in Williams Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.

Samuel Klinger (1819-1891).  Records indicate service in the 173rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company K.  He was married four times:  Rebecca Cooper; Magdalena ?; Belinda Savidge; and Catherine Kissinger.  He is buried in Methodist Cemetery in Wiconisco, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.

This concludes the three-part post on the known Klinger descendants of the two brothers, Johann Philip Klinger (1723-1811) and Alexander Klinger (1723-1811).  There are many more Civil War soldier descendants of these brothers through the female lines of descent, but those are not the subject of these posts at this time.  They will be examined at a later date.  Other persons with the Klinger surname who have been identified as Civil War soldiers and have not been connected to the two brothers will also be noted at a later date.

A good resource on members of the Klinger family and the Civil War is the Klingerstown Bicentennial Album, 1807-2007, shown below.  Proceeds from the sale of this book benefit the Klingerstown Fire Company.

Information from this post was obtained from family trees found on Ancestry.com.  Persons identified as Civil War veterans are included in the Civil War Research Project.  Contributions of information on any soldier are welcome.


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