biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
HENRY KLINKER, an enterprising farmer of Union Township, was born in Ohio, Sept. 9, 1833, and is a son of J. J. and Margaret (McCabe) Klinker. The former was born in Germany in the year 1807, and came to the United States in 1818. His mother was born in Fairfield County, Ohio. Henry Klinker came to this State with his father in the year 1844, and located in Keokuk County, where he lived for one year and then came to this county, residing with his father until the year 1858, when he was married to Miss Caroline Caster. Of this union seven children have been born: Margaret E. is the wife of A. W. Simmons, of Ottumwa; John B. is deceased; Larrie J. is a student at college in Oskaloosa; Lucy E. is the wife of Charles Morrison, of this township; Louis W., Charles J. and Ezey C. are at home. In his political affiliations Mr. Klinker is a Democrat. He is also a member of the Masonic fraternity and Knights of Pythias. Himself and wife are acceptable members of the Christian Church. The home farm of our subject is on section 23 of this township, and is very fertile laud, under good cultivation and well improved. Mr. Klinker has been fairly successful in life, and enjoys a suffciency of this world's goods as a consequence of his untiring industry and the proper conduct of his affairs. He is a good citizen in all respects, and stands high in the estimation of neighbors and friends.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy