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Martin Klingman
Highland Twp.

Martin Klingman, is a native of Baden, Germany, born Feb. 24, 1935, and was a son of Martin and Roseana (Schumaker) Klingman. He attended school until his fourteenth year, then worked on a farm three years, when he came to the United States with his father, one brother and sister. They landed in New York, and from there went to Lake County, Ohio. Martin, Jr., learned the cabinet-maker's trade at Madison, Ohio, and in the spring of 1855 he came to Clayton County, where he followed his trade until 1867; since that time has engaged in farming. He enlisteed in Septmeber, 1861, in the Engineer Regiment, Comapny I, Missouri Volunteers, and was descharged in January, 1863, on account of disability. He re-enlisted in 1864, in Company G, Sixteenth Iowa Infantry, and served until the close of the war. He was married on Dec. 25, 1873, to Laura Johnson, who was born near Christiana, Norway, and was a daughter of Charles and Maria Johnson, nee Benson. Four children have been born to them, viz.: Alice, Charley, Albert and Nora. Mr. Klingman owns a finely cultivated farm of 210 acres, on section 7, Highland Township, where he resides, and is engaged in raising grain and stock. He is one of Clayton County's early settlers and enterprising men. He is a Republican in politics.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 839-840


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