"History of Huntington County, IN" (Brant & Fuller: Chicago) 1887. p. 743 Biographical sketches of Polk Township
Heyman Klingel, a native of Stark County, Ohio, was born April 20, 1822, the youngest son of George and Jane (Allman) Klingel, natives of Penn. and Virginia, respectively. Our subject received a common school education, was reared on a farm and remained at his parents' home until he was twenty-two years age, after which he engaged in the manufacture of grain cradles for a period of about twenty years, interpersed with house painting. He was married to Miss Almira Cary on the 19th of November, 1844. She was a native of the same county, born August 26, 1824. To this marriage four children were born, viz: Sanford P., born August 1, 1845, died July 6, 1846; Lydia J., born March 6, 1847; Silverius, born May 12, 1850, died June 18, 1854; Ermina, born April 5, 1855. He was divorced from his first wife, and was again married to Miss Lydia T. Smith, a daughter of David and Rachel (Walker) Smith, who was born November 1, 1846, in Onondaga County, NY. This event was solemnized October 12, 1868. Three children have blessed this union, viz.: David D., born December 29, 1870; Eliza E., born May 26, 1876; William W., born January 31, 1879. The subject owns eighty acres of land on Section 11, Polk Township, one-half of which is under a fair state of cultivation and substantially improved. He enlisted in the 75th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Company H, August 6, 1862, and served as a Corporal until April 23, 1863 being discharged at Quincy, Ills., on account of physical disability incurred during service. He is a member of Andrew's Post, No. 116, G.A.R., of Andrews. Politically, Mr. Klingel is a Republican. He has served as Road Supervisor and Justice of the Peace. He has been a resident of this county since the year 1857 or 1858. He has been in the meantime lived in Wisconsin and Arkansas, and Peru, Miami County, in all about four and one half years, although he has considered Huntington County his home ever since he first located here.