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Brother of Joseph Kline

Source:  History of Du Page County, Illinois
  By Rufus Blanchard.
Chicago: O. L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers. 1882.
Pages 205-206.
JOHN KLINE, Winfield, was born in the city of New York December 27, 1828, son of Casper M. and Louisa (Krebell) Kline. Casper Kline was born in Germany August 28, 1801, and came to America when very young; his wife, whose parents were from Germany, was born in Philadelphia, Penn., and died in January, 1876; they had the following children, all living: Matthias, in Michigan; John and Francis, on the home farm in Winfield Township; Mary L., wife of Thomas Watson, of Winfield Township; Joseph, in Benton County, Iowa; Louisa, wife of Nathan Benjamin, of Wayne Township. Mr. Kline remained on the home farm till he had reached the age of twenty-four years, and, November 23, 1852, married Clarissa M. Champion, born in Canada, daughter of Elias and Susan (Ayres) Champion; she died January 25, 1858, leaving two children— Eliza A., wife of Byron Reid, of Kane County, Ill., and Francis T., in Black Hawk County, Iowa. September 21, 1859, Mr. Kline married Caroline E. Benjamin, born August 23, 1836, eldest daughter of R. T. Benjamin, one of the earliest settlers of this township. Since his marriage, Mr. Kline has resided in this township, at the Junction for some time, and at Wheaton six years, locating in the latter place December 5, 1870. He has held the office of Sheriff three terms, being elected in the fall of 1870, and since re-elected twice; he has also been Road Commissioner one term. He moved to his farm in 1855, and has since resided there, with the exception of the time he resided at the Junction and at Wheaton while acting as Sheriff; his farm consists of 102 ½ acres of land. By his last marriage, he has four children— Adelaide C., Cooper M., John R. and Nathan J.

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