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Pat Cline (#47734215)
 member for 3 years, 7 months, 10 days
RE: John Cline
Pat, My grandmother was Matilda Drusilla ( Cline) Stever, daughter of Jacob M.and Anna Jane(Hankins)Cline of Tennessee and Missouri. I have been trying to find all the Clines for several years now as I was born and raised in California. I have the "Cline Cousin's Book" , Do you have it? It has been a great help but there is so much that is still a mystery. I have not been able as yet to make contact with any of the Cline's in Tennessee. I know there has to be some relatives of some kind still living around that area. I also would love to find some photos of the ancestors. I am elderly and live in far northern California and my goal is to try and make a trip to Tennessee to research our ancestors from the Knox County area. Out of 8 siblings ( losing 3 this year), there is only 2 of us left making me realize my time is running out. If I have any info that will be helpful to you just let me know. Will appreciate a reply from you. Thank you for contacting me.
Jayne Stever

Added by Anonymous on Mar 23, 2012 2:44 PM

Diane Oltman Ayers
RE: Jacob Klein
My connection to the Klein/Cline branch is through Philip Klein, who was one of Jacob's older brothers. Both were sons of Johann Georg "Elder George" Klein (1715 1783) and Dorothy (Maria Dorothea) Rebman (1714 1777). Jacob appears to be the youngest of (at least) nine siblings.

I do not have birth documentation for Jacob or most of his siblings, but I have only pursued info. for my own link through Philip Klein. I found most of my documentation through links on If you have access to that site, you can check out my family tree (Oltman/Gish, Van Dyke/Johns) and compare your sources with those that I have found.

Jacob's father, "Elder George" Klein, was a leader in the growth of the Church of the Brethren (the "Dunkers") denomination in Pennsylvania. The Church of the Brethren has a research library in Elgin, IL with a wealth of materials on the history of their early pioneers, but most of their resources cannot be checked out. I think they do have a website where you can ask a question and one of their archivists will research it for you. Haven't used it myself, but I seem to remember hearing about it. might be the best place to look for the documentation you need. If you don't have access to it, let me know and I'll try sometime to look it up - that will probably take awhile, though, because I haven't had much time lately for geneology research.

Added by Diane Oltman Ayers on Mar 16, 2012 10:41 AM


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