Author Archives: James Climenhage

Throwback Thursday: CLIMENHAGE brothers

recently visited some of my cousins in Ontario. Although we had never met before, we had been in contact by email, and they were kind enough to allow me to scan many of their old family photos. I found many … Continue reading

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Black Creek Pioneer Cemetery

ecently while in Ontario I re-visited the Black Creek Pioneer Cemetery in Stevensville, just off College Road. Many of my ancestors are buried there. I couldn’t help but lament the poor state of many of the grave markers. Many of … Continue reading

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CLIMENHAGA: Whence Comest Thou?

begin this post by acknowledging that I am not a Climenhag-with-an-a. I am, instead, a Climenhag-with-an-e. Contrary to the opinion of some, neither spelling is true or correct, each having evolved from the German surname Kleimenhagen and its Anglicized form … Continue reading

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The Saturday Night Fun Challenge

he table below lists the birth places for five generations of my family. I was inspired to do this by Kris Hocker, who got the idea from Randy Seaver. If you’re interested you can make your own birth chart here. … Continue reading

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15 Days (Pt. 4). A Place for a Warrior to Call Home

n the last post Henry [Clemens] appeared before the Court of Common Pleas in Huntingdon County, PA to prove that he was destitute in order to continue receiving his Revolutionary War pension. The United States Government instituted this requirement in … Continue reading

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15 Days (Pt. 3): The 1820 Estate Schedule and Income of Henry CLEMENS

he Service-Pension act of 1818 resulted in a great number of pension appli­ca­tions. Many of these applications were approved, and the US Con­gress struggled to appro­pri­ate large sums of money to meet the pen­sion demands. Finan­cial dif­fi­cul­ties, and the belief … Continue reading

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15 Days (Pt. 2): The 1818 Pension Application of Henry CLEMENS

he Service-Pension Act of March 18, 1818, was established by Congress to provide lifetime pensions to poverty stricken veterans of the Revolutionary War. Veterans must have served in a Continental military organization or in the U. S. naval service for … Continue reading

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15 Days (Pt. 1): Chief Henry CLIMINGHAWK

Henry Climinghawk died in 1837.[1] He was buried on the Presbyterian side of the Birmingham cemetery in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. In Warriors Mark Township, where Henry resided for 50 years, a legend has grown up around him. It is said, by … Continue reading

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GLIMANHAGA Gleanings from Indiana Newspapers 1850-1924

hat follows are gleanings from Indiana newspapers pertaining to the Gimanhaga family after they arrived in Elkhart, Indiana in the late 1840s. I had intended to write this information in story form, and I may still do that, but it’s … Continue reading

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CLIMENHAGA Family Reunion 1932

was reminded of this wonderful family photograph this week after learning of the passing of Reta (Philp) Carrigan, a descendant of Benjamin Climenhaga, who was kind enough to share it with me. It is a family reunion of the descendants … Continue reading

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