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Salina (Esch) Klinesman

Salina (Esch) Klinesman was born in 1827 in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Younkin) Esch.

She married German immigrant William Klinesman (1822- ? ), also spelled "Clinchman" and "Klinsman."

At least six offspring born to the pair were Caroline Rodgers, Louisa Klinesman, Jacob Klinesman, Salina Klinesman, William Klinesman and Uria Ann "Eura" Klinesman. 

This couple resided in Brush Valley, Indiana County in 1850, with William laboring as a blacksmith.

Then sometime between 1853 and 1856, the family pulled up stakes and relocated to a farm in Illinois. The 1860 U.S. Census places the family in LaClede, Fayette County, IL, and the birthplace of their daughter Eura circa 1867 is known to have been in nearby St. Elmo, Fayette County.

Sadness blanketed the family when William reputedly died in Effingham, Effingham County, IL on Oct. 11, 1869, just eight days afteer the death of their newlywed married daughter Caroline. The cause of his untimely death is not known. 

The federal census of 1870 shows that Salina and her children had moved back to Brush Valley, PA and resided next door to her parents. 

Salina died at the age of 68 in Johnstown on Feb. 20, 1896. Burial was in Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown.

Johnstown's Grandview Cemetery, where Salina sleeps for eternity, as do 779 unknown victims of the Johnstown Flood of 1889

~ Daughter Caroline (Klinesman) Rodgers ~

Daughter Caroline Klinesman (1848-1869) was born in about 1848. As a young girl she relocated to Illinois with her parents. 

On Nov. 5, 1868, at the age of 20, she entered into marriage with Jonathan Wesley Rodgers (1847-1919). 

Sadly, the marriage was short-lived. 

After just under a year together, Caroline passed away at the age of 21 on Oct. 3, 1869. Her remains were lowered into the sleep of the ages in Sidener Cemetery in St. Elmo, IL.

~ Daughter Louisa Klinesman ~

Daughter Louisa Klinesman (1851-1938) was born in 1851 in Pennsylvania.

~ Son Jacob Klinesman ~

Son Jacob Klinesman (1853- ? ) was born in about 1853 in Pennsylvania.

~ Daughter Isabel (Klinesman) McCormick Rummell ~

Daughter Isabel "Belle" Klinsman (1853-1935) was born in about 1853 in Pennsylvania. 

On March 12, 1877, she first was united in matrimony with George W. McCormick (June 6, 1854-1893). Officiating at the ceremony was the bride's uncle, Rev. John Esch. 

Three known sons born to the couple were Julius McCormick, Clarence McCormick and Otis McCormick. 

The marriage fell apart, and George moved to Nebraska. He died in about 1893 in Spalding, Wheeler County, NE. 

Not knowing of George's fate, Isabel sued for divorce, which was granted on Jan. 27, 1896. She made her home after that in Morrellville, Cambria County. 

Then at the age of 43, on April 8, 1897, she wed a second time to 40-year-old widower and farmer Chambers Rummell (Nov. 11, 1856- ? ), a resident of Brush Valley and the son of John and Margaret (Kapel) Rummell. Officiating the nuptials was justice of the peace Foster W. Davis at Morrellville. 

The couple made their residence in Brush Valley in 1916. 

As Chambers' health failed from the effects of chronic heart disease and hardening of the arteries, he was admitted to Torrance State Hospital in Westmoreland County, PA. There, he surrendered to the angel of death at age 76 on Sept. 17, 1933. Interment was in Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown. 

Isabel only lived for another two years. She passed away on March 28, 1935.

Son Julius McCormick ( ? - ? )

Son Clarence McCormick ( ? - ? ) was in Johnstown, PA circa 1922.

Son Otis McCormick ( ? - ? ) dwelled in Washington, DC in 1918, employed by the federal government. 

~ Daughter Sarah Klinesman ~

Daughter Salina Klinesman (1856-1940) was born in about 1856 in Illinois.

~ Son William H. Klinesman ~

Son William H. Klinesman (1860-1834) was born in about May 1860 in LaClede Township, Fayette County, IL.

~ Daughter Urian Ann "Eura" (Klinesman) Rhine ~

Daughter Uria Ann "Eura" Klinesman (1867-1961) was born on Oct. 20, 1867 in St. Elmo, Fayette County, IL. She moved to her mother's home state of Pennsylvania as a very young girl. 

Eura was united in matrimony with James "Alexander" Rhine (Aug. 4, 1867-1913), son of George R. and Mary (Stevens) Rhine. 

The family dwelled at 227 Garfield in Johnstown, Cambria County, PA. 

Sadly, suffering from tuberculosis of the lungs, stomach and bowels. the 45-year-old Alexander died in Johnstown on Jan. 18, 1913. 

Eura outlived him by almost 50 years. As a widow, Eura resided at 227 Garfield Street in Johnstown. 

She fell at home and broke her pelvis on July 21, 1961 and never fully recovered. She also was burdened for several years with hardening of the arteries. She was admitted to the Crum Rest Home in November 1961 and died within three days on Nov. 20, 1961, at the age of 94. Interment of the remains was in Johnstown's Grandview Cemetery.


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Minerd.com extends its gratitude to the late Donna (Younkin) Logan for her research contributions to this biography.