101st Pennsylvania Company "C"
JOHN and ADAM KLINK were brothers who joined the Union cause together, on September 6, 1861. They mustered in November 21, 1861 at Big Beaver Township, Lawrence County, PA. They each have a story to tell. As family, we have an obligation to remember and see that our children never forget the cost of war to the families left behind.
JOHN KLINK was my great great grandfather. At 41 years of age, he enlisted in the 101st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Company "C". His brother, ADAM, was 42 years old. Both were coal miners from Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. They came to America from Wurtemburg, Germany approximately twelve years earlier. They left the repression of their German homeland and ended up in the middle of a Civil War in this new land, they now called home. This was just the beginning of this tragic tale of two brothers who paid the ultimate price for freedom.
JOHN KLINK'S STORY -- read this special story of survival and the long journey home.
ADAM KLINK'S STORY -- from Germany to Andersonville.
Christi Klink Watkins
Great Great Granddaughter of John Klink
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