John CLINK, farmer, sec. 33, Deerfield Tp., is son of John and Catherine
(BROWN) CLINK. They were natives of New York, and after their marriage
emigrated to Tuscola Co., Mich., where the mother is yet living; the father
Mr. CLINK was born in Canada, Nov. 19, 1843, and there grew to man's
estate. In the autumn of 1862 he came to Deerfield township and purchased
80 acres of unbroken forest land, now the homestead of George Helms. On
selling his first land estate, Mr. CLINK bought 80 acres, where he now
resides and has 20 acres under cultivation.
The marriage of Mr. CLINK with Charlotte, fourth daughter of John and Anna
(NUNN) SANGER, took place Feb. 23, 1862. Mrs. CLINK's parents were natives
of Canada, and there remained resident until their death. The seven
children born of this marriage are recorded as follows: John H., born
May 10, 1866; Millie, June 22, 1868; Devilo, May 24, 1870; Thomas, April
21, 1872; Clyde, March 15, 1875; Annie (dec.), June 21, 1864; Wm. (dec.)
Nov. 19, 1881.
Mr. CLINK has been Constable in Mecosta County nearly 10 years; war
re-elected, and also chosen Drain Commissioner in the spring of 1883, but
declined the positions. He is a Democrat in political principle.