Category Archives: Kleimenhagen

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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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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KLEIMENHAGEN’S of Ober-Waroldern

As recorded in the Maryland Journal, a ‘William Kleimenhagen’ posted a classified ad in April of 1789 stating he is “late from Germany, Country of Waldeck, Upper-Waroldern, having a brother named John Herry[sic] Kleimenhagen …” According to church records this Kleimenhagen family … Continue reading

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Finding Henrich: The Story of the Climenhag* Ancestor

The following narrative was written based on primary and secondary sources, as well as a good bit of circumstantial evidence. Based on what evidence we have I have attempted here to “connect the dots” in a clear and concise manner. … Continue reading

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Kleimenhagen to Climenhag*: A Theory, Pt. 1

have previously mentioned the land grant application of Henry Climenhagen, dated July of 1797, and the subsequent arrival of the land grant receipt in 1805. It has also been established that Henry’s German surname was Kleimenhagen, and, according to the … Continue reading

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What was the original family name?

ased on documents signed by this family’s pioneering ancestor there is no doubt that the family names of Climenhaga and Climenhage (and the now defunct Climenhegg and Glimanhaga) were originally not spelled in any of these written forms. In fact, … Continue reading

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