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Abram D. Kline
Born 1808
ABRAM D. KLINE, Sr., farmer, Monticello Twp., Sec. 30; P.O. Monticello; born in Shenandoah Co., Va., in 1808; his father died before Abram was born. Mr. Kline removed to Western Virginia in 1832. He was married to Ann Newland in 1830. Came to Dubuque Co., Iowa, in 1849, where he resided until 1866; he then came to Jones Go. and located at what is now Center Junction, where he lived till 1874, when he removed to Monticello, where he lived three years. Mrs. Kline died October 24, 1876. He purchased his present farm in the winter of 1876, where he located in the spring of 1877. He was married in June, 1877, to Mrs. Hannah Batchelder, daughter of Mr. John Batchelder, an early settler of Wayne Township from New Hampshire, Mr. Kline had nine children by his first marriage, six of whom are living—Martha E., married John Tuel and resides in Kansas; Ann E., married Benjamin Fern, of Dubuque Co.; Nancy C., now Mrs. Arthur Hudson and resides in Minnesota; John H., who lives in Decatur Co., Iowa; Jane, now Mrs. H. Putnam and resides in Monticello, and Andrew D., who lives in Kansas. Mr. Kline's farm contains 220 acres. He suffered a severe loss in building and crops by a tornado in October, 1877. His mother married again after the death of her first husband, but again became a widow; she accompanied her son to Iowa and died at his residence at Center Junction in 1866, aged 79 years.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 672.


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