GEORGE KLINESTIVER, blacksmith, Nebraska, was born in Germany, July 3, 1836, a son of Henry and Catherine (Hess)
Klinestiver, who came to America in 1848, located in Tionesta, and afterward on Ross run, where they engaged in
farming. They reared four children: Christina (Mrs. Peter Wolf, in Tionesta township), George, Catherine (wife
of William Maty, in Illinois) and Mary Ann (wife of Sidney Smith, in Hickory, Penn.). Mr. Klinestiver received
an ordinary education, and learned the blacksmith's trade, which he has since followed. In 1857 he married Miss
Dorcas Lawrence, who died in 1869, leaving five children: William (in Golinza), Jacob, Charles, Henry and Florence.
He was again married in 1871, this time to Miss Fredericka Baumgardner, by whom he has three children: Emma, George
and Frederick. Mr. Klinestiver is identified with the Republican party, and is a member of the German Reformed
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk and Forest,
With Biographical Selections.
J. H. Beers & Co., Publishers
Forest County, PA Biographies
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