Mariah Walters Kline - Finding information on great-great grandmother, Mariah Walters was difficult. A few clues appeared in various Federal censuses, namely, that her parents were foreign born and lived in Virginia. The early censuses do not give more than surnames, so the identify of her parents is not clear. In the 1840 Hocking County census, a L.W/W. L. Walters was mentioned, but it cannot be said for certain if this was her father, although many researchers have assigned him to her. If Mariah's birthday was February 1, 1817, and she was born in Hocking County, it meant her family came very early into Ohio from Virginia. So...lots of work to do on Mariah.
Some notes on their children:
Her obituary: "Sarah Kline was born on the 13th day of September, 1844, in Hocking County, Ohio. Departed this life on the 19th day of November, 1921, being at her death, 77 years, 1 month and 27 days old. She grew to womanhood in her native state and on the 20th day of February, 1868, was married to George W. Blosser. To this union three children were born: Mariah J, now Mrs. B. F. Woodward, Mary F. (Mrs. C. J. Simons) and Louisa (Mrs. L. C. Lenty). This subject at the age of twenty four years, put her trust in her Savior, gave her heart to God and lived a devout and exemplary Christian life.
Mrs. Blosser, with her family, moved from Ohio to Jefferson County, Illinois, in the year 1878, ever since residing here. She leaves to mourn their loss, a husband, three daughters, two sons-in-law, fourteen grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. 'Grandma,' as she was called, died as she had lived, peacefully."
George W. Blosser, born September 13, 1843, died ten years after his wife on December 27, 1931. Both are buried in the Panther Fork Cemetery in Jefferson County, Illinois.
Elizabeth "Eliza" Kline -Born December 9, 1845, in Hocking County, Elizabeth never married and died and the age of 19, just a month before her birthday. She died on November 3, 1865, and was buried in the Fairview Methodist Cemetery.
John Wesley Kline - Our direct ancestor was born February 2, 1849. His biography was given in a previous post.
Margaret "Maggie" Kline -Born March 30, 1850, in Hocking County, she married Solomon David Yantes on December 5, 1869. The family lived their whole lives in Hocking County. She died on January 24, 1913, and was buried in McBroom Cemetery, Laurel Township, Hocking County, Ohio. Solomon and Margaret Yantes had thirteen children, some of whom died at birth or in early childhood.
Their children included Jane Clara (1870), Mary Maria (1871-1949), Eliza J. (1873), John Wesley (1875- 1924), Sarah Elizabeth (1877), Charles Michael (1879 - 1954), Levi H. (1881 - 1899), Flora M. (1885 - 1885), Samuel (1886 - 1886), Martha Favory (1888 - 1892), George Washington (1889 - 1959) and Clifford Lesson (1894 - 1897).
Amos Austin Kline - His obituary appeared in the Logan Daily News on February 19, 1917, p. 7:
"Another life has ended. The curtain is drawn, the drama of life is closed, and we can add nothing but the last tribute of honor and respect for one we have known and loved as relative, neighbor and friend.
Amos Austin Kline, son of Michael and Maria Kline, was born September 28, 1851, and departed this life at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. E. Dupler of Rockbridge, O., February 3, 1937, aged 85 years, 4 months and 6 days.
He was one of a family of nine children, 7 of whom have preceded him in death. He was united in marriage to Miss Caroline Meyer, February 8, 1883. To this union were born two children, Mrs. Florence Dupler and Clifford Kline of Rockbridge, Ohio. He and his wife also took into their home a nephew, Charlie Meyer, and a niece, Oora Hildebrant, making a home for them until they went out into the world to make a home for themselves. His wife preceded him in death almost two years ago, May 16, 1935.
He was converted to the Christian faith at the West Pleasant Hill Church at the age of 35 years under the preaching of Rev. Ephraim Blosser and united with the church at West Pleasant Hill, class of 1891, and lived as a faithful member and an exemplary life up to the time of his death. He was one of the most faithful members through more than 50 years of attendance and service. During his membership in the church, he filled all the various offices of the church, enjoyed upon him by his brethren.
During the past year, because of infirmities, he was deprived of attending services at his home church but kept in touch with God. His gentle spirit, for he was never known to complain, left the worn, tired body and peacefully and triumphantly winged his way through the gates of the Eternal City to be at rest with his Master, and await the resurrection. His home was ever open to the ministers of the Logan circuit. He will be sadly missed. So teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.
He leaves to mourn his departure: a daughter, Mrs. Florence Dupler; a son, Cliff Kline of Rockbridge; Mrs. Cora Shull and family, Mrs. Cora Shull and family, six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Jane Edwards of Columbus and a host of relatives and friends."
Another short obituary indicated that Amos had died of pneumonia.
Caroline Meyer Kline's obituary appeared in the Democratic Logan Sentinel on May 23, 1935:
"MRS. KLINE DIES. Ages Rockbridge Woman Succumbs Thursday Night.
A victim of arteriosclerosis, Mrs. Catherine Kline, 83, wife of Amos Kline, died Thursday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ed Dupler, of Rockbridge. Mrs. Kline, the last of her family, also leaves one son, Clifford Kline of Rockbridge.
Funeral services were held at Fairview Church Sunday afternoon at 1:30 with Rev. Amos L. Heyde of Logan, assisted by Rev. J.R. Love, of Rockbridge, in charge. Burial was made in the nearby cemetery by Heilein Bros."
Mary Ann Kline Bailey - Born April 23, 1853, in Hocking County, Ohio, Mary Ann married William Bailey at about age 32, and they had three sons: Charles Franklin, George Washington, and Edward Wesley Bailey. They remained in Good Hope Township after their marriage on March 12, 1885, by the Justice of the Peace in Logan. Mary Ann died at the age of 47 on August 19, 1900, leaving William to raise their sons, then ages 14, 11, and 6. William lived twenty years more, passing away on October 20, 1920, at age 58 of prostate cancer. They were buried in the Union Church Cemetery in Good Hope Township, Hocking County.
Jacob Kline - Born also in Hocking County was brother, Jacob Kline, on April 21, 1855. On February 27, 1878, he married Mary Ellen Stuart and they spent their entire lives near Rockbridge in Hocking County, Ohio. Six children completed their family: Carrie M. Kline (Pearl Franklin Dupler) 1879 - 1951, Cora Lillian "Lillie" Kline Sharp Mason (Thomas Mason) 1886 - 1927, Isia Kline (Emery Souder) 1893 - 1949), Forest Rose Kline Watts (Lester Watts) 1898 - 1956), Samuel Stuart Kline (1884 - c 1885) and Thomas Michael Kline (1883-1912).
Jacob died of chronic valvular heart disease, passing away on February 26, 1926.
His obituary appeared in the Logan Democratic Sentinel on April 15, 1926.
"Jacob Kline, son of Michael and Maria Kline, died February 26, 1926, aged 71 years, 8 months and 5 days. He married Mary Elizabeth Stuart February 27, 1878. They journeyed together on life's pathways for 48 years.
There remains of his family, his wife, Mary E. Kline; his daughters, Mrs. Carrie Dupler and Mrs. Lillie Sharp of Rockbridge; Mrs. Ida Sowders and Mrs. Forest Watts of Lancaster; also ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Two sons preceded him in death, Samuel Stuart Kline, who died in infancy, and Thomas Michael Kline who grew to manhood and died about 14 years ago.
In this sad death, the wife has lost a faithful husband and daughters, a kind and indulgent father, and the community, a respected neighbor and citizen.
He was immersed by Elder David Black when a young man and united with the Christian church near Gibisonville; in later years he united with the Advent Christian Church at Rockbridge.
He made known to his family that he was ready to meet his Savior if his illness should be unto death. Then he quietly and peacefully went down into death, awaiting the coming of Christ and the resurrection."
Mary Ellen lived on until June, 1931 when she also was buried in the Sugar Grove Cemetery. Her obituary appeared in the Lancaster Eagle-Gazette on June 26, 1931:
"BURIED AT SUGAR GROVE - Following funeral services at Rockbridge, the remains of Mrs. Mary Ellen Kline, 72, who was found dead on the front porch of her home on Buck Run, near Rockbridge, were buried this week in the Sugar Grove Cemetery. Death was due to heart trouble. The body lay on the porch all night and was discovered early the following morning by a neighbor passing by. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ida Souders, Logan; Mrs. Carrie Dupler, near Rockbridge, and Mrs. Forest Watts of Laurelville, and one sister, Mrs. Anna Davidson of 1112 Eighth Ave., Lancaster."
ISAIAH KLINE - The youngest Kline son was Isaiah Kline, born April 2, 1858. When he married Emma Trout, she was not yet 18 years old, and she required her father's permission. They married on October 12, 1881, in Hocking County when Isaiah was 23 and Emma, 16. Together they had one daughter, Mary E. Trout, who eventually married Howard McBroom.
Isaiah died when he was just 48 years old; an obituary could not be located for him. Emma died on December 8, 1924, and her obituary appeared in the Logan Daily News on December 10, 1924:
"Death has again visited our midst and took from us Mrs. Emma Kline, daughter of Isaac and Rebecca Trout. Born March 1st, 1865, in Hocking County, Ohio. Departed this life, Dec. 8, 1924, at her home which she made with her daughter, Mrs. H. W. McBroom and family.
She was united in marriage to Isaiah Kline, Oct. 12, 1881, who preceded her in death October 20th, 1906. To this union was born one daughter. She also reared her nephew, Clifford Trout, from the age of two years to manhood. He enlisted in Company G, 148th Regiment Infantry at Logan, O. at the beginning of the World War and died in service overseas.
She leaves to mourn one daughter: Mrs. H. W. McBroom; three grandchildren, Mrs. Marie Reynolds of Lancaster, O.; Winnie and Wayne, at home; two brothers, Charles W. Trout of Akron, O. and Isaac Trout of Barberton, Ohio. Besides a host of relatives and friends.
She was united with the U.B. church in early life and remained a faithful member until her death." Funeral services conducted at Pleasant Hill Church by Mrs. J. A. Storer of Junction City, Ohio. Interment in cemetery nearby.
*A note on Clifford Trout who was in the Army infantry and died of bronchial pneumonia on October 17, 1918. Mary was the Army contact, and they did not contact her until December 9, 1918, that he was buried and his cross and tags were buried with him. In July of 1922, the body was disinterred and moved to the St. Michel American Cemetery in Thiaucourt, France.
JANE MALINDA "JENNIE" KLINE -
The youngest Kline child was daughter, Jane Matilda born on July 10, 1862. She married Benjamin R. Edwards in Hocking County on March 16, 1882.
Benjamin farmed in Hocking County in Good Hope Township. Together they had five children: William Wesley (1883-1976), Bertha Marie (1885 - 1976) George Franklin (1886-1965), Albert Maywood (1889-1946), Herbert Clifford (1898 -1987).
Benjamin, born in 1859, died in 1935 at the age of 75. The Logan Daily News of November 4, 1935, reported:
"AGED FARMER STRICKEN - Funeral services for Benjamin R. Edwards, 75, veteran farmer, died at his home in Good Hope Township at 7:00 Saturday morning. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Jane Edwards one daughter, Bertha Huffman of Columbus, and three sons, Alfred of Laurelville RFD, Frank of Laurelville RFD, and Herbert of Columbus. Twenty grandchildren and five great-grandchildren." Funeral 2 p.m. at Fairview church and burial in adjoining cemetery.
Jane Kline Edwards, sometimes called "Jennie," died October 4, 1947. From the Logan Daily News of October 6: "MRS. JANE EDWARDS SERVICES ARRANGED. Funeral arrangements have been completed for Mrs. Jane Edwards, 85, who died Saturday morning in Columbus at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Pearl Huffman, 138 Northridge Road. A native of the Rockbridge area, Mrs. Edwards had made her home with her daughter for 12 years. She had been ill for nine years. In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Edwards is survived by two sons, Frank Edwards of Rockbridge and Herbert Edwards of Columbs, 25 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren." Services in Fairview Evang. U.B. church, burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.