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Andrew J. Kline

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[This information is from pp. 198-199 of Biographical Review Volume XXXIII: Containing Life Sketches of Leading Citizens of Greene, Schoharie and Schenectady Counties, New York (Boston: Biographical Review Publishing Company, 1899). It is in the collection of the Grems-Doolittle Library of the Schenectady County Historical Society at 920 BIO.]

Andrew J. Kline, proprietor of a well-stocked general store in Pattersonville, Schenectady County, N. Y., was born in this place, November 1, 1850, son of Joseph and Janet (Staley) Kline. His father was born in Aiken, Montgomery County, in 1818, and his mother was born in Princetown, this county, in 1823. Grandfather Kline was an early settler in Montgomery County, and there carried on general farming for the rest of his active period.

Joseph Kline was reared on his father's farm. At the age of eighteen he came to Pattersonville, then called Hoffman's Ferry, and for a number of years he kept a grocery store. Removing to Swartztown, N. Y., he carried on the same business in connection with a hotel, and also cultivated a farm. His activity continued until a few years a prior to his death, which occurred at the age of seventy-five years. His wife died at seventy. She was the mother of six children, namely: Geroe G., who died at the age of forty-six years; Andrew J., the subject of this sketch; Oliver S.; Jennie M., who is now Mrs. Herrick; Harriet A.; and Ella, who is now Mrs. Gregg. Mrs. Janet Kline was a member of the Reformed church.

Andrew J. Kline was reared and educated in Swartztown. When a young man he began business as a dealer in farm produce along the Erie Canal, and was thus engaged for twelve years. Since 1886 he has been located at his present place of business in Pattersonville. His store, which is one of the leading sources of supply in this section, is well stocked with agricultural implements, fertilizers, and general merchandise.

In 1877 Mr. Kline was united in marriage with Henrietta Sterling, of Florida, N. Y., daughter of Winslow Sterling. Mrs. Kline is the mother of three children; namely, Jessie R., Bertha H., and Boyd J.

Politically, Mr. Kline is a Democrat. Able, energetic, and conscientious, he has secured a firm foothold in business through his own exertions, and he fully merits the high esteem accorded him by his fellow-townsmen.

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