David T. Clinehens
"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
DAVID T. CLINEHENS, one of the prominent men of Perry township, who owns the fine farm of 100 acres on which he resides, was born in Shelby county, May 6, 1853, and is a son of George and Eva (Muth) Clinehens.
George Clinehens was born in Baden, Germany, where he was reared and from there came to the United States before his marriage. He was a farmer all his life, for many years being a respected resident of Dinsmore township, Shelby county, where his death occurred, and his burial was by the side of his wife in Pearl cemetery at Swanders, O. They were members of the Reformed church. The following children were born to them: Nicholas, deceased; Mary, wife of George Wenger; Conrad; George, deceased; Elizabeth, wife of W. R. Park; John: David T.; and Philip R., deceased.
David T. Clinehens attended the district schools through boyhood and then worked for his father on the home farm until he was twenty-two years old when he started out for himself, buying the interests of the other heirs in the homestead, which he held until 1902 when he sold it and bought a one-half section in Salem township. After living there for six years he sold and then bought his present farm from Thomas Kiser. After improving to some extent and remodeling the farm residence, Mr. Clinehens now owns one of the most attractive homes on the Dingman turnpike road. He has other property north of Sidney and also is a stockholder in the Farmers Telephone
In 1880 Mr. Clinehens was married to Miss Ida J. Lochard, who was born in Champaign county, O., a daughter of Thomas and Eliza (Ellis) Lochard. Mrs. Clinehens had two brothers and one sister: John W., Isaac A. and Ella, who is now deceased and formerly was the wife of John Forry. To Mr. and Mrs. Clinehens the following children have been born: Ada May; Warthen Miller, who married Clara Clayton, died March 20, 1911, they having two children, Ralph C., and Ruth Luella; Charles E.; Raymond W.; Gertrude Hazel and David . The family belongs to the Methodist Episcopal church. Politically Mr. Clinehens is a democrat and has served in several
township offices, for two terms being a member of the school board, and for two years turnpike superintendent.