The Cline Family
of Oppenheim

In the 1790s, two of three sons of Henrich Cline (Klein) (c.1740-1825) of The Clove Valley, Dutchess County, NY, came to the area that is now known as Oppenheim, NY with their young families.  They were Peter Cline and his wife Deborah Brundage, and Henry Cline and his wife Betsey ____.  Most of Peter's descendants remained in the area and some of Henry's did too.  What follows is a very brief summary of what we already know of these descendants and, of course, we would like to hear from anyone who can add to this knowledge. We are also interested in family photographs, both of people and of houses. Finally, in particular, we are looking for a Prayer Book in German which was supposed to have been brought to America by Henrich Cline. Its whereabouts was last known to us in 1941 when it was described in a Cline family genealogy.  At that time it was in the possession of Loretta Loadwick Cline of St. Johnsville, NY.   It was described as a book with a shield-shaped piece of paper pasted on the front cover on which was written, "This book great-grandfather Cline gave to mother.  It is the book which his mother gave him when he got on the ship to start for America." It has a date of 1737.

A third brother, Abraham (1767-1855), remained on the family homestead in Dutchess County.  I do not include his family here.  They mostly remained in Dutchess County with a few moving to Saratoga County, or so we know so far.

Please feel free to contact me, Mary Cline.  I have given birth and death dates for Clines when known, and the names of known spouses.  If anyone moved from the general area of their parents' home, I have noted that when known.


PETER CLINE (1761-1839),  m. DEBORAH BRUNDAGE from Dutchess Co., NY.

Children of PETER CLINE and DEBORAH BRUNDAGE:

  1. Henry P. Cline (1787-1872), m. Catherine Klock.

    1. George H. Cline (1817-1867), m. Nancy Ann Ehle
      1. James Henry Cline (1848-1915), m. Ida Balster
        1. Frederick E. Cline (1875-1927), m. Minnie Flander
        2. Minnie Cline (1878-1966) m1. John Cross, m2. Charles Bowen.
        3. William H. Cline (1879-1927), m. Mabel Youker
        4. Elizabeth M. Cline (1881-after 1927), m. Dwight Walwrath
        5. Roland Cline (1882-1969), m1. Lina Stahl, m2. Mabel Youker Cline (widow of William H. Cline)
        6. Grant Cline (1886-after 1927), m. Mabel Palmer
      2. Anson Cline (1849-before 1860)
      3. Edgar L. Cline (1852-1935), m. Elizabeth Balster
        1. Charles Cline (1885-1907)
        2. Floyd Cline (1885-1936), m. Rosina Hayes
        3. Nina Cline (1889-?), m. Allie Barker of Canastota, NY
          1. Beatrice Barker (1912-?), m. Harold Snyder
      4. Charles M. Cline (1854-1953), m1. Sarah Hoffman, m2. Clara Sponenberg
      5. Mary H. Cline (1855-before 1860)
      6. Arthur M. Cline (1859-1945), m1. Jeannie Smith, m2. Loretta Loadwick Cline (widow of John N. Cline)
    2. Walter Cline (1819-after 1910), m1. Sarah Hudson (or Hutchinson), m2. Mira Smith. Moved to Wayne Co., NY.
      1. Sarah H. Cline (1861-?), m. Jay Smith Jr.
        1. Ethel W. Smith (1887-?)
        2. Lottie A. Smith (1888-?)
      2. Gertrude Cline (1870-1871)
      3. Etta M. Cline (1871-after 1941), m. William English.
        1. Florence English (1903-?)
        2. George English (1905-?)
      4. Elsie May Cline (1876-?), m. Dana Snyder.  In Syracuse.
        1. Philip Snyder (1898-?)
        2. Willard A. Snyder (1900-?)
        3. Emma M. Snyder (1902-?)
        4. Dorothy E. Snyder (1903-?)
        5. Grace E. Snyder (1909-?)
    3. Henrietta Cline (1821-1875). Never married.
    4. Peter Cline (1822 - 1882), m. Lucy Johnson.  Moved to Wayne Co., NY.
      1. William Harry Cline (1861-?), m. Minnie Obst (Minnie's children: Richard, Arthur, and Edwin).
      2. Emma J. Cline (1864-?)
      3. Florence Cline (1867-?)
      4. Benjamin Cline (1869-after 1930), m. Eva Marshall.  Lived in Syracuse and Mohawk, NY.
        1. William Johnson Cline (1901-?), m. Shirley ____.
    5. Jeremiah Cline (1825-1906), m. Margaret Moore.
    6. Catherine Cline (1827-1916).  Never married.
    7. Benjamin Cline (1831-c.1903), m. Anna Kittle (or Kettle).  Moved to Utica, NY.
      1. George Cline (1875-?), m. Leona ____.
        1. Earl Cline (1899-1984), m. Jessie _____.  Lived in Westmoreland, NY and Florida.
      2. Jeannie L. Cline (1876-after 1940).  In Utica.
      3. Chauncey Cline (1876-?).  In Utica.
      4. Harry B. Cline (1868-after 1930), m. Lelia Lawrence. In Utica.
    8. Knapthalee Cline (1833-1835)

  2. Abraham Cline (1788-1849), m. Amelia Bedford.  Moved to Jefferson Co., NY.

    1. Bedford Cline (1821-1886?), m. Ellen ____.  Lived in Brooklyn, NY.
      1. Mary Cline (1851-?)
      2. Maud E. Cline (1870-?)
    2. Adelia Cline (1832-?).
    3. Hannah Cline (1835-?), m. George (or Lou) Rousseau
      1. Clifford Rousseau (1867-?), m. Carrie ______.
        1. Maria Rousseau (1899-?)
      2. Frank Rousseau (1869-?)
      3. Mammie Rousseau (1870-?)
      4. George Rousseau (1879-?)
    4. James H. Cline (1837-?), m. Myra ____.
    5. Watson Cline (1840-1864).  Died in Civil War.
    6. Horatio Cline (1847-before 1920), m. Leva _____.
      1. Blanche Cline (1873-?)
    7. Louise Cline (?-?).  Possibly married and moved to Canada.

  3. Knapthalee (Nathaniel Knapp) Cline (1792-1886), m. Catherine Yost

    1. Ruth Ann Cline (1828-1910), m. Dr. Daniel Vaughan (1823-1857)
      1. William Cline Vaughan (1855-1907), m. Sarah Weaver
        1. Nettie Vaughan (1875-?), m. Howard Hess. Children: Harold, Ruth, Vera.
        2. John Vaughan (1881-1956), m. Mary Louise Stanton
    2. John W. Cline (1830-1900), m. Henrietta Bearcroft
      1. Nina Bell Cline (1873-1943).  Never married.
    3. Watson Cline (1833-1840).

  4. Harriet Cline (1792-1878), m. Jonah Leek.  Moved to Toronto.

  5. Parthenia Cline (1794-1870), m. Samuel Swartwout

    1. Harriet Swartwout (1817-1892), m. Nathan J. Brown
    2. Maria Swartwout (1820-1882), m. James Madison Dudley
    3. Eliza Swartwout (1822-?), m. Isaac D. Rundell
    4. Rozina Swartwout (1825-1892).  Never married.
    5. John Peter Swartwout (1829-1909), m1. Anna M. Haas, m2. Amanda E. Klock.

  6. John P. Cline (1799-1878), m. Elizabeth Nellis

    1. Debbie Ann Cline (1827-1853), m. Daniel Brown
      1. Helen Brown (1852-?), m. Clarence Harvey.  Moved to Chicago.
        1. Clarence Harvey (1876-?), m. Jennie Lillian Harvey
        2. Arthur Harvey (1878-?)
    2. Mariah Cline (1831-1863), m. William Easterbrook
    3. Elizabeth Cline (1835-1905), m1. Joseph Petit, m2. Alexander Hayes.  Moved to Saratoga Springs, NY.
    4. John N. Cline (1836-after 1930), m. Loretta Loadwick
      1. Raymond L. Cline (1875-1919), m. Lydia Pelton
    5. Sarah B. Cline (1839-?), m. George Smith
      1. Minnie Cline (1863-?), m. Frank Pettit.  Moved to Chicago.

  7. Jonah Cline (1800?-before 1880), m. Catherine Sponable

    1. Lewis Cline (1833-1901?), m. Hannah Weaver
      1. Rosina Cline (1859-?)
      2. Elizabeth Cline (1862-1910), m. Charles Stahl
        1. Harlow Stahl (1886-?).  Youngstown, OH?
        2. Maria Stahl (1888-?)
        3. Gertrude Stahl (1892-?)
        4. Myrtle Stahl (1899-?)
      3. Nancy Cline (1865-?), m. Daniel Smith
        1. Cline (Professor) Smith (1880-1913?)
      4. Catherine Cline (1866?-?)
    2. Rosina Cline (1836-?)
    3. Harmon Cline (1847-?)
    4. Mariah Cline (?-?)

  8. Debbie Ann Cline (1810-before 1880), m. Peter Yost

    1. John Horatio Yost (1828-?), m. Eliza Guile
      1. Ida Yost (1858-?)
    2. Harriet Yost (1828-?), m. William Higbee
      1. Hattie Higbee (?-?), m. Dr. ____ Eddy.  Two children.

  9. Lydia? Cline (?-?), m. Abraham Coons.  Moved to Albany.


HENRY CLINE JR. (1763-1827),  m1. BETSEY ______ (?-1802), m2. SARAH S. COLE (1767-1849) (Sarah died in Jefferson Co., NY.  We would like to know who her parents were.)

Children of HENRY CLINE JR. and BETSEY _____:

  1. Eliza Cline (1784-1856), m. Richard Guile.  Moved to Jefferson Co., NY.

    1. Mary Guile (1794-1842), m. Byron Persons.
      1. Byron Persons (1842-?), m. Permella Becker.
        1. George Persons (1868-before 1880)
        2. Mary Persons (1869-before 1880)
        3. Anna Persons (1872-?)
        4. Charles Persons (1878-?), m. Pearl ____.  In Chatauque, NY.
          1. Howard Persons (1904-?)
          2. Barbara Persons (1909-?)
          3. Walter Persons (1912-?)
          4. Willis Persons (1913-?)
    2. George Guile (1825-1899), m. Augusta Wilcox.
      1. George Guile (1858-1936), m. Sarah Warren.
        1. Arthur Guile (1897-1917).  Died in WWI.
      2. Della Guile (1862-1906), m. Austin Rogers.
        1. Inez Rogers (1889-1981), m. A.H. Shearer.  Buffalo, NY and Michigan.  One son and three daughters.
        2. Mabelle Rogers (?-?), m. Kenneth Rose.  Grand Rapids, MI.

  2. Mary Cline (1792-before 1870), m. Henry Ostrum.  In Sodus, NY.

    1. Martha Ostrum (1820-?), m. William Usher.
    2. Harry Ostrum (1822-?)
    3. Charlotte Ostrum (1824-?)
    4. Mary Ostrum (1826-?)
    5. William Ostrum?
    6. Clara Ostrum?
    7. Ella Ostrum?

  3. Epenetus Cline (1797-1880), m1. Betsey Estes, m2. Caroline Sine (1832-1905?), married in Hastings, Ont and may have lived in Detroit, MI.

    1. Leonard James Cline (1818-1879), m. Malvina Whitman (1821-1881)
      1. Maria Elizabeth Cline (1845-1920), m. Wayland Ford
        1. Harold Ford (?-?), m. ______ Barker.
        2. Fred Ford (?-?)
        3. Edith Ford (?-?), m. Asaph Shelander
      2. Eudora Cline (1850-?), m. E. L. Getchl. (lived in Detroit)
      3. Linnie Cline (1856-1956), m. Augustus Rodney Hinckley (?-1936) Oswego, NY.
        1. Isabella J. Hinckley (1900-1943) m1, George Jordan, m2 Harry Benjamin Place. Isabella and Harry had 4 sons (3 still alive) and 3 daughters (all still living)
    2. Walter Cline (1824-1890), m. Octavia Fellows.  Moved to Clay Co., Nebraska.
      1. Joseph Adalbert Cline (1847-1916), m. Lillian Gray
        1. Mable Cline (1883-?)
        2. Minnie Cline (1890-?), m. J.H. French
          1. Lillian French (?-?), m. Donald McKelvie
        3. deceased child
      2. George W. Cline (1849-1891)
      3. Carrie A. Cline (1856-1935), m. Henry E. Jones (1860-?), died in Minnesota
        1. Nellie Jones (1884-1969), m: Roy A Winsor (1887-1966) Aitkins Co, MN
          1. Ruby Grace Winsor (1912-)
        2. Roy E. Jones (1889-?), m. Myra _____.
          1. Frances Jones (1913-?)
      4. Willard Cline (1859-1891) m: Nellie Mae Jones (1867-?)
        1. a son, died as an infant
        2. Clarence (1888-?)
      5. Katie Cline (1878-?)
    3. Ann Gennet Cline (1825-1841)
    4. Eliza Cline (1828-1901), m. Russell Day.  Lived in Michigan.
      1. Delance Day (?-?)
      2. Brayton Day (1854-?)
      3. Frederick Day (1831-?)
    5. John Henry Cline (1829-1910), m. Mary Barney
      1. Florence E. Cline (1855-1920), m. J.A. Wood
        1. Harry Wood (?-?).  Died at age 7.
        2. Glen Aldrich Wood (1890-?), m. Jennie I. Atkinson
      2. Byron E. Cline (1857-1922), m1. Alleta Norton, m2. Carrie Peck
        1. John N. Cline (1882-1953), m. Mary Haney
        2. Pearl Cline (1883-1903)
        3. Florence Cline (1886-1936), m. Joseph Brennan
          1. Margaret Brennan (1905-?)
          2. Mary Brennan (1908-?), m. Charles Gamble.  Two daughters and one son.
        4. Glenn Maurice Cline (1889-1955).  Never married.
        5. Grace E. Cline (1892-1892)
        6. Ruth Edna Cline (1892-?), m. Carleton Sloat.  Four sons.
        7. Bernice Almeda Cline (1895-?), m. Francis Halloran
        8. Byron E. Cline (1900-1967), m. Laura Methot
        9. Lyle William Cline (1904-1904)
    6. Martha Cline (1833-1921), m. George Ames.  Moved to Michigan.
      1. Eliza Ames (1869-?)
      2. James Ames (1874-?)
    7. Mary Wilma Cline (1834-1910), m. Delos Reed
      1. Fannie Reed (1861-?), m. Allen Copely
        1. Grace Copely (1888-?)
        2. Alexander Copely (1891-?)
        3. Allen Copely (1893-?)
      2. Ada Reed (1865-1875)
      3. Frank Reed (1867-1867)
      4. Gertie Reed (1869-1875)
      5. Braten Reed (1870-1871)
      6. Mamie Reed (1874-1875)
      7. John B. Reed (1877-1956)
      8. Kate Reed (1878-?), m. _____ Robbins
    8. Byron Cline (1837-1841)
    9. Richard Rush Cline (1845-1911), m1. Anna Fenton, m2. Cyrena Way Wells
      1. Maud Way (1867-?) (step-daughter), m. William March.
      2. Mark D. Cline (1875-1946/7), m. Ethel Fawcett.  Moved to Erie Co., NY.
        1. Anna Cline (1908-2004), m. James Ingles Allen (?-1980) (no children).
      3. Mary Wilma Cline (1877-1947), m. Brainard Robbins.
        1. Dorothy Robbins (?-?), m. Frederick Zoller
      4. Bessie Cline (1879-1880)

  4. Laura "Happy" Cline (1802-1882), m1. Eban Guile, m2. William Faville.  Moved to Jefferson Co., NY.

    1. Christopher Guile (1829-1905), m. Nellie Ransome
    2. Henry Faville (1831-?), m. Sarah Clawson
      1. Carrie Faville (1861-?), m. _____ Rundell.
      2. William H. Faville (1863-?), m. Blanche _____.
    3. Rush Faville (1833-?), m. Phebe Helmer
      1. Willie Faville (1858-?)
      2. Gertie Faville (1860-?)
      3. Lyman Faville (1864-?)
      4. Ben R. Faville (1869-?)
      5. Ada Faville (1872-?)
      6. Roy Faville (1874-?)
      7. Laura Faville (1876-?)
    4. Charlotte Faville (1835-?), m. Amos Wolover.
      1. May Wolover (1866-?)

  5. Jeannette or Martha Cline??

Children of HENRY CLINE JR. and SARAH COLE:

  1. Henry (Harry) Cline (1804-1875), m1. Elizabeth Selter. m2. Sally Ingalls. Moved to Jefferson Co., NY, then Kingston, Ontario.  Sally Ingalls later moved to Ohio, where she died.

    1. Francis Cole Cline (1832-1877), m. Kate Ingalls.  Died in Kingston, Ontario.
      1. Cora Cole Cline (1859-1860)
      2. Mary Elizabeth Cline (1871-1950).  Moved to Ohio.
      3. Frank Raymond Cline (1874-?).  Moved to Ohio.
      4. Kate Cole Cline (?-?), m. F.H. Walrath.  Moved to Ohio.
    2. Mary E. Cline (1835-1912), m. O.S. Wilcox
      1. Sebra Wilcox (1859-1915)
      2. Clara Wilcox (1859-1939), m. _____ Arniel
      3. Frank Wilcox (1862-1935). Never married.
      4. Oren Wilcox (1864-1942)
      5. Edmund Wilcox (1864-1939)
      6. Kate Wilcox (1868-1874)
      7. Howard Wilcox (1872-1926)
      8. Helene Wilcox (1873-1875)
      9. Lafayette Wilcox (1874-1875)
      10. Burdick Wilcox (1875-1875)
      11. Harry WIlcox (?-1933)
      12. Adelaide Wilcox (?-?), m. ____ Caldwell
    3. Milton Selter Cline (1837-1921), m. Sarah M. Reed.  Moved to Kane Co., IL.
      1. Harry Milton Cline (1862-1928).  Never married.
      2. Elizabeth Mabel Cline (1864-1940), m. Walter Morris.  No children.
      3. John Reed Cline (1866-1950), m. Laura Fribley.  Moved to Michigan.
      4. Herbert Wayne Cline (1868-1942), m. Lucy White
        1. Mary Helen Cline (1902-?), m. Richard Abernathy.  Lived in California.
    4. Adeline Cline (1839-died in infancy)
    5. Adelaide Cline (1839-1918), m. Lafayette Burdick.  Moved to New Jersey, then Brooklyn.
      1. Carrie Burdick (1864-1929), m. Louis Spitzhoff
        1. Kate Spitzhoff (1891-?)
      2. Winslow Burdick (1866-ca.1910), m. Jennie H. _____.
    6. George H. Cline (1846-before 1930), m. Johannah _____.  Moved to Chicago.
      1. Lucille Cline (1883-?).  May have died in California.
      2. George Cline (ca. 1888-?)
      3. Adelaide Cline (1896-1969).  Died in Los Angeles.  Not married.
    7. Kate Ingalls (1835-1875) (step-daughter), m. Francis Cole Cline.  Moved to Ohio.
    8. Minot Ingalls (1840-?) (step-son), m. Alvira Wilcox.  Moved to Ohio.
      1. Minot Ingalls (1866-?)
      2. Frederick Ingalls (1870-?)

  2. John Milton Cline (1805-1868), m1. Sophia Procens, m2. Hannah Merrill, m3. Nancy Bartlett.  Lived in Jefferson Co., NY.

    1. Sarah Sophia Cline (1838-1864), m. John Brown
      1. William Brown (?-1938)
    2. John Milton Cline Jr. (1847-1863)
    3. Ida Cornelia Cline (1849-?), m. A.J. Bartlett.  Moved to Oshkosh, WI.
    4. DeAlton Cline (1851-1854)
    5. Ella Frances Cline (1856-?), m. G.E. Anthony.  Moved to Oshkosh, WI.

  3. Phoebe Ann Cline (1806-1843), m. Henry Charles Guile.  Remained in Oppenheim.

    1. Phebe (Pede) Guile (1831-?), m. Duncan Johnson
    2. Eliza Guile (1833-?), m. Horatio Yost
      1. Ida Yost (?-?), m. Dr. ______ Sherman.
    3. Eban Milton Guile (1839-?)
    4. Jeanette Guile (1841-?), m. Walter Greene
    5. Jessie Guile (1841-?).  Jeanette and Jessie might be the same person, or they might be twins.

  4. Jane Cline (1811-?).  Probably never married.


Written by: Mary Cline 2006
Submitted by: Mary Cline and Bob Clemons


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Updated Feb 2008 by Mary Cline: information and corrections to the James Leonard Cline and his descendants and Mark D. Cline and his child. Also information and corrections for Epenetus Cline and his 2 wives, and information and corrections to the families of Carrie A. Cline and husband Henry E. Jones and Willard Cline and wife Nellie Mae Jones.

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