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John Rinehart Kline, Sr. (1826-1908), served in the Union Army of the Civil War. In the photograph, he is wearing his Civil War Medal on his suit. He was born at Wellsburg, Brooke Co., VA, now WV. The son of Johann Friedrich Kleinhenn of Wette, Biednenkopf, Germany (1794- 1870) and Margaret Metz (1800-1884). John died in Dayton, Ohio at the Soldiers Home.
John married Nancy Ella Richardson (1826-1870), daughter of William Richardson and Margaret Wright of Washington Co., Pa. John and Nancy lived at Eldersville, Washington Co., Pa. They were the parents of:
* William Frederick Kline b. 11 May 1851
* Edmund Jason Kline b. 1854
* Winfield Kline b. after 1856
* John Rinehart Kline Jr. b. 13 Sept 1856 in Elderville, Washington Co., Pa.
* Nancy Ella Kline b. 21 Sept 1867 in Eldersville, Washington Co., Pa.
* Della Louise Kline b. 24 Apr 1869 in Eldersville, Washington Co., Pa.
Submitted by Donna Maxwell Tivener, great great granddaughter of John Kline Sr. and Nancy Ella Richardson Kline; Photo courtesy of Doris Simons, a Kline cousin