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KLEIN, Sebastian
(1644-)
SCHMIDT, Anna Catharina
(1646-)
MARZLOFF, Johann Theobald
MARTZLOFF, Barbara
KLEIN, Moritz (Mauritius)
(1684-1769)
MARTZLOFF, Anna Catharina
(Abt 1685-)
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CLINE, Johann Sebastian "Bostian"
(1717-1792)

 

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BIEBER, Maria Elizabeth

CLINE, Johann Sebastian "Bostian"
  • Born: 17 Jun 1717, Postorrf, Alace, Germany
  • Marriage: BIEBER, Maria Elizabeth between 1735 and 1738 in Possibly Alsace
  • Died: May 1792, , Lincoln County, North Carolina, USA at age 74
  • Buried: Old St. Pauls Cemetery, Advent Crossroads, Catawba, North Carolina
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  • Alt.Birthdate and Burial Records: Johann Sebastian Klein, 17 Jun 1717-1792, Old Saint Pauls Lutheran Church Cemetery, Newton, Catawba, North Carolina. 1
  • He immigrated on the ship Robert and Alice, and signed the arrival as "Bastian" Klein on 3 Sep 1739. 2
  • Family research: 3 "The threat of Indian attacks forced the Kleins to gather all the goods they could transport over rough, unbeaten roads an flee. They returned to the farm in Cabarrus County and stayed there until the Indian troubles subsided and Sebastian felt it safe to return to his western home on Clarks Creek near Newton...

    1762 - Sebastian Klein sold Elks Creek Farm in Cabarrus Co., and buys 600 acres of Clarks Creek farm.

    1791 - Sebastian's will is drawn up in Lincoln, Co.

    Sebastian (Bostain Cline, ( b. 1710/15 came from Palatinate in Germany on the ship Robert and Alice, arriving in Philadelphia PA on 3 Sept. 1739. He came to NC to what is now Catawba Co.Between 1740-50 and secured a deed of about 900 acres of land in what is now Anson Co., located on a small creek called Elks Creek and on the west side of the Catawba River and above the lookout Shoals. This deed dated 28 Feb. 1755. He was a tanner by profession, became a naturalized citizen on 16 July 1755 and was appointed constable 7 Feb 1772.

    In 1718, Sebastian (Bostain) Klein or Cline was born in Germany. This family originated in France and were among the French Huguenots who fled to Germany in the seventeenth century for religious freedom. When protection of the law was withdrawn from the Huguenots, thousands escaped persecution and harassment by departing for America.
    Sebastain journeyed to Lancaster County, PA. Sebastain Cline, his family and other venturesome pioneers pushed south to NC suring the early 1750s. Covered wagons carrying tons of household goods and men on horseback, traveled with teams over rugged mountain trails, forded streams and rolled along the rocky, dusty roads. Due to the foresight of Sebastian, he did not reside permanently in the first place that seemed advantageous. With discretion, he chose farmland and fertile soil that greatly resembled his native countryside."
  • Church records: Johann Sebastian Klein, son of Moritz Klein and Anna Catharina Martzloff. 4 Baptism Date - 17 Jun 1716
    Baptism Sponsors - Joh Nickel Stroh, Sebastian Gangloff of Postorff and Maria Christina Cucian of Schallbach.

    Confirmed - 4 Jun 1730 (ALS1,p 352-353)

    church record states that another Sebastian Klein, but meaning this Sebastian, goes "to America". The other Sebastian (grandchild of Nicholas), dies as an infant.
  • Sebastian and Bernhard are jointly issued a warrant for 238 acres on Saucon Creek in what is today the southwest corner of Longswamp township, on 17 Feb 1743 in Berks county, Pennsylvania. (PA18) Their father, and sibling probably also lived on this land 2
  • Land Records: 2 The land records of Berks county, Pennsylvania show that Sebastian and his brother Bernhard Klein held several tracts of land adjoing their original 238-acre tract in the southwest corner of Longswamp township, acquired in 1743. Sebastian owned a 25-acre tract adjoining the north side of his 100-acre share of the 238-acre tract, as cited in the land warrant #65 of Philadelphia county, Pennsylvania, dated 8 November 1742 (survey book C110, p 250). In the 1750's, Bernhard also acquired 19 acres adjoining his other land (Berks county survey book A20, p117)
  • Discrepencies: 1 Johann (John) Sebastian Klein was the son of Moritz Klein and Anna Catherine Marlzoff. He came to America on the ship "Robert and Alice" and landed in Philadephia, PA in 1737. He settled in a section now known as Reading, PA and several of his children were born there. Some time later he moved to NC and entered a large tract of land granted to him by the Earl of Granville. John was a Revolutionary War Soldier. He was married to Susan Christine Elizabeth Bieber, and he was the father of 11 children: Daniel, Christopher, William, Elizabeth, Utily, Christina, Mary, John, Michael, Jacob, and Katherine.
  • Proving Children: 5 Christopher and Michael are documented as sons in Boston's will. Jacob is
    documented as Boston's son by his signed statement that he is Michael
    Cline's brother, as discussed later in Jacob Cline's section of this chapter.
    John is not directly documented as Boston's son, but FH2 says he is Boston's
    son and John has a documented son named Sebastian. In addition, Boston
    and Elizabeth Cline deed part of their home plantation to John Cline in 1775.
    Thus, it seems clear that John is a son of Boston. Boston Cline Jr is
    presumed to be a son of Boston because they share the same unusual first
    name and there is no other Cline in the area old enough to be Boston Cline
    Jr's father.
    Per FH2, the daughters of Boston Cline are Utilly, Elizabeth, Mary, Christina and Catherine Cline. Utilly Cline Hefner is directly documented in Boston's
    will. FH2 states that Elizabeth Cline marries Henry Propst and that Christina Cline marries Conrad Yoder.

    Boston Cline deeds part of his home plantation land to Henry Propst in 1775,
    at the same time that Boston deeds part of the home plantation to his son
    John Cline. Henry Propst is closely associated in other records with Boston
    Cline and his family and Henry's wife is named Elizabeth. Therefore, it is
    reasonable to presume that Boston Cline has a daughter Elizabeth who
    marries Henry Propst
    .
    FH2 states that Christina Cline Yoder has sons John and David Yoder. John
    and David Yoder attend Boston Cline's estate sale in 1794. It is presumed
    that the oral family history of FH2 is correct and that Christina is a daughter
    of Boston Cline.
    FH2 states that Boston Cline has a daughter Mary Cline, who marries
    William Bost. However, FH3 notes that Mary would have to marry William
    Bost prior to his 1762 marriage to Catherine Goodhart in Anson county.
    Since the Cline oral family history cited in FH2 says that Mary was the wife
    of William Bost, she is included here as a possible, but unlikely, daughter of
    Boston Cline.
    The Catherine Cline, wife of Christopher Sigman, cited in FH2 as a daughter
    of Boston Cline is determined instead to be a documented daughter of Martin
    Cline (4.1.2)
    as discussed in his section of this chapter.
    The records establish that the pioneer Boston Cline is the earliest Cline in
    Lincoln county and head of the largest of three Lincoln county Cline
    families. These records establish the identity of his five sons and one of his four possible daughters.
  • Migration: Sebastian (Bostain) Cline. Hans Michael Cline, son of Moritz, settled in Cabarrus County following the migration of German and Swiss settlers in the 1750's from Pennsylvania to North Carolina. Michael made his home on Cold Water Creek in Mecklenburg, now Cabarrus County, and was one of the earliest members of the Cold Water Reform Church where his name appears on the list of members in 1766. This early Lutheran church was also the place of worship of Henry Cline, son of John Cline, and his family. Property purchased for the church bordered that belonging to Henry Cline.
    Another son of Moritz, Sebastian (Bostain) Cline, also came to North Carolina during the migration. He settled in Lincoln County on lands which border Cabarrus County. During an Indian uprising in Lincoln County he lived for a time in Cabarrus. He later returned to Lincoln County. Most of Bostain's descendants remained in Lincoln County. On September 21, 1732 Johannes Cline, aged 40, his wife, Anna Rosin, also age 40, and their two sons, Heinrich and Mathias arrived in Philadelphia, PA aboard the ship Pink Plaisance from Rotterdam.
    Source: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/10976119/person/-543017883/media/2?pgnum=1&pg=0&pgpl=pid%7cpgNum
  • He signed a will. 6 State of North-Carolina Lincoln County. The twenty seventh day of December in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and ninety one. In the name of God, Amen.

    I, Bostian Cline of Lincoln County and State aforesaid, being very weak of body, but of sound mind and memory, thanks be to almighty God. Therefore, calling into mind the mortality of my body, and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this, my last will and Testament that is to say, principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into the hands of my God who gave it, and my body to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting, that I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God. And, as touching such worldly estate where in has pleased God to bless me in this life, I give and dispose of the same, in the following manner and form. I give to Elizabeth, my beloved wife, all my household furniture and my husbandry, goods and Still and furniture thereto belonging, and one Mare, and all my cash, and my outstanding Debts, for her use during her lifetime of aforesaid estate, it is equally shared by all my children. And to my son Christopher, my Executor must pay out of my estate within three months, the sum of twenty shillings. Likewise, my daughter Utillity, wife of George Heffner, her part of my estate, I give unto my grand children, Henry Heffner and Catherine Huard .

    I constitute, and appoint and ordain me beloved wife Elizabeth Executrix, like wise, my son Michael Cline Executor, of my last Will and testament. And, I do hereby disallow and revoke, and disannul all and every other former Testaments, Wills, and bequests and legacies and Executors by me before named, Willed and bequeathed, rectifying and confirming this to be my last Will and Testament.

    In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal and pronounced and declared

    by the said Bostain Cline in the presence of us the subscribers.

    BOSTAIN CLINE (SEAL)
    John Deitz
    Witnesses
    Samuel Killian

    Conclusion: Boston Cline's will names two of his sons, Christopher and Michael, and his
    deceased daughter Utilly Cline Hefner (wife of George Hefner) and Utilly's
    two children, Henry Hefner and Catherine Huyard. Michael Cline conducts
    the sale of the personal property in Boston Cline's estate on September 6,
    1794. Since many of the items sold are furnishings and house wares that
    Boston's widow Elizabeth would have needed to continue to "keep house", it
    seems that she retained this estate until her death, probably in 1794
  • DAR: Bostian Cline born on (c) - - 1710-1718 at Germany
    died at Lincoln Co NC on - Apr - 1792 ;his ( 1st ) wife
    Elizabeth Beaver born on (c) - - 1720 at Germany
    died at Lincoln Co NC on (liv) - - 1791 married on (c) - - 1740
    married at PA
  • Conclusion: The Will was probated in 1792,. 7 The above Will was probated in 1792, it is believed that the Testator died early in that year.
    He died in estimated 1792 in Lincoln (Catawba) County, North Carolina.7 He was buried in Old St. Paul's Church Cemetery, Newton, Catawba County, North Carolina. The grave was not marked until 2004 when the Cline Reunion Association purchased a marker. The placement of the stone was arbitrary. Johann was a Tanner. He has reference number 1.4. Boston Cline's will names two of his sons, Christopher and Michael, and his deceased daughter Utilly Cline Hefner (wife of George Hefner) and Utilly's two children, Henry Hefner and Catherine Huyard. Michael Cline conducts the sale of the personal property in Boston Cline's estate on September 6, 1794. Since many of the items sold are furnishings and house wares that Boston's widow Elizabeth would have needed to continue to "keep house", it seems that she retained this estate until her death, probably in 1794. The estate sale list of attendees includes many of Boston's heirs as well as his neighbors. His sons John, Stuffle (Christopher), Michael and Jacob Cline are present. His grandsons William Cline, Daniel Cline, John Cline Jr, and Henry Cline are present. His daughter Elizabeth's husband Henry Propst attends. John Yoder and David Yoder, the sons of Boston's daughter Christina Cline Yoder are present. Also present is Sally Cline, who is determined to be the wife of Christopher Cline.

    Thus, the evidence of the records clearly shows Sebastian (Boston) Cline and wife Elizabeth living out their lives in North Carolina from 1755 to 1792 as well as the presence of their five sons Boston Jr, Christopher, John, Michael and Jacob Cline. There is nothing in any early North Carolina record to verify a sixth son Daniel as cited in Cicero Cline's account. However, there is evidence of a grandson named Daniel who is probably the source of the rumored son Daniel in Cicero Cline's account. Daniel is determined to be a son of Boston Cline Jr (1.4.1) in the following section entitled "Determination of the Children of Boston Cline Jr and Christopher Cline". Christopher and Michael are documented as sons in Boston's will. Jacob is documented as Boston's son by his signed statement that he is Michael Cline's brother, as discussed later in Jacob Cline's section of this chapter. John is not directly documented as Boston's son, but Cicero says he is Boston's son and John has a documented son named Sebastian. In addition, Boston and Elizabeth Cline deed part of their home plantation to John Cline in 1775. Thus, it seems clear that John is a son of Boston. Boston Cline Jr is presumed to be a son of Boston because they share the same unusual first name and there is no other Cline in the area old enough to be Boston Cline Jr's father.

    Per Cicero Cline
    , the daughters of Boston Cline are Utilly, Elizabeth, Mary, Christina and Catherine Cline. Utilly Cline Hefner is directly documented in Boston's will. Cicero states that Elizabeth Cline marries Henry Propst and that Christina Cline marries Conrad Yoder.

    Boston Cline deeds part of his home plantation land to Henry Propst in 1775, at the same time that Boston deeds part of the home plantation to his son John Cline. Henry Propst is closely associated in other records with Boston Cline and his family and Henry's wife is named Elizabeth. Therefore, it is reasonable to presume that Boston Cline has a daughter Elizabeth who marries Henry Propst.

    Cicero states that Christina Cline Yoder has sons John and David Yoder. John and David Yoder attend Boston Cline's estate sale in 1794. It is presumed that the oral family history of Cicero is correct and that Christina is a daughter of Boston Cline.

    Cicero states that Boston Cline has a daughter Mary Cline, who marries William Bost. However, Lorena Eaker notes that Mary would have to marry William Bost prior to his 1762 marriage to Catherine Goodhart in Anson county. Since the Cline oral family history cited by Cicero Cline says that Mary was the wife of William Bost, she is included here as a possible, but unlikely, daughter of Boston Cline.

    The Catherine Cline, wife of Christopher Sigman, cited by Cicero Cline as a daughter of Boston Cline is determined instead to be a documented daughter of Martin Cline (4.1.2) as discussed in his section of this chapter. The records establish that the pioneer Boston Cline is the earliest Cline in Lincoln county and head of the largest of three Lincoln county Cline families. These records establish the identity of his five sons and one of his four possible daughters.

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married Maria Elizabeth BIEBER, son of Christophe BIEBER and Anna Elizabetha LUDMAN, between 1735 and 1738 in Possibly Alsace. (Maria Elizabeth BIEBER was born in 1717, christened on 2 Apr 1720 in Eyweiler and died after 1794 in Lincoln County, North Carolina 8.)


bullet  Marriage Notes:

Source: Cline family website
http://www.ncgenweb.us/catawba/Cline/SebastianCline-ped.pdf

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Sources


  1. database(www.findagrave.com); http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Klein&GSiman=1&GScid=2180690&GRid=11595666&
  2. George B. Cline, Jr, The Cline Families of North Carolina 1750-1860 And Their European Ancestry, 1580-1750 (Los Altos, California, Feb 2003).
  3. database; http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/26626822/person/1898533805/media/1?pgnum=1&pg=0&pgpl=pid%7cpgNum
  4. George B. Cline, Jr, The Cline Families of North Carolina 1750-1860 And Their European Ancestry, 1580-1750 (Los Altos, California, Feb 2003), chp 1, p 45 Table J.
  5. George B. Cline, Jr, The Cline Families of North Carolina 1750-1860 And Their European Ancestry, 1580-1750 (Los Altos, California, Feb 2003), page 52.
  6. George B. Cline, Jr, The Cline Families of North Carolina 1750-1860 And Their European Ancestry, 1580-1750 (Los Altos, California, Feb 2003), pg 51.
  7. Derick S. Hartshorn supplied by Hartshorn, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,].
  8. Mary Harbinson database(http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/8372582).


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