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Cornelius /Klingaman Clingaman[1]

Male 1760 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name Cornelius /Klingaman Clingaman 
    Born Between 1750 and 1760  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    • Information on David's father:
      I will type word for word from the information I received from Jean Cook.
      CORNELIUS KLINGMAN - Probably born between 1750 - 1760. He came from Germany
      before 1776, as he served in the Revolutionary War. They first settled in
      Massachusetts, then later went to Pennington Twp., PA. He had two brothers,
      one remained in Germany and the other went to England. Cornelius had seven

      This is also from Bessie Cook-Rothrock:
      The Klingaman name came down to us with Cornelius Klingamn, from Germany.
      This name still exists in Germany and is spelled Klingamants. Pronunciation
      is Kling-ah-man. Foreign names in the United States go through two changes,
      either a translation, as Schwartz to Black, Weiss to White, or the spelling
      becomes Anglicized as Schwartz becomes Swartz or Swarts, and Weiss becomes
      Wise. Another change is apt to occur by spelling the German pronunciation in
      So we lost somewhere a final N from Mann because of the English spelling of
      'man'. Later some Klingaman settled in a Yankee settlement and the Yankees
      were unable to pronounce his name correctly, saying KlingERman, which in
      time became the spelling there. (Yankees still say 'Idear for Idea).
      A man who came from Bovania, Germany, said his name was spelled Klingamann
      in Germany and that the Klingamanns came from Switzerland in 1650.

      1. Cornelius Clingaman on the 1790 PA Census, Penn (Twp?), Northampton Co.

      2. David Clingaman on the 1830 OH Census, Washington Twp., Stark Co.

      3. David Clingman on the 1850 OH Census, Nimishillen Twp., Stark Co. I'm not
      sure if this is the right David Clingaman. It lists:
      David age 64 born in PA
      Catharine age 54 born in PA
      Daniel age 30 born in PA
      Polly age 23 born in PA
      Catharine age 14 born in OH.

      American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI)

      Personal Information: CORNELIUS CLINAMAN
      Birth Date: 175?
      Birthplace: Pennsylvania
      Volume: 31
      Reference: Heads of Fams. at the first U.S. Census. Pa. By U.S. Bureau of
      the Census. Washington 1908 (426p):178
      Source Information:
      Godfrey Memorial Library, comp. American Genealogical-Biographical Index.
      [database online] Provo, UT: 1999-. Original data: Godfrey
      Memorial Library. American Genealogical-Biographical Index. Middletown, CT:
      Godfrey Memorial Library, 1952-.

      I'm not sure if this would be "our" Cornelius.

    Person ID I7474  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 

     1. David /Klingaman Clingaman,   b. Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. John /Klingaman Clingaman,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Jacob /Klingaman Clingaman,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Peter /Klingaman Clingaman,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Michael /Klingaman Clingaman,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Christian /Klingaman Clingaman,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. George /Klingaman Clingaman,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F2927  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S42] Julie Anne Lindquist Degenhardt, my Grandmother was Bertha Mae Cook. She was the daugther of William Albert Cook. Brother to Benjamin Franklin Cook.