The Ringgold Record, 1889
John C. SINCO was born in Bloomington, Greene [County], Indiana, January 12, 1839, a son of
Jane SINCO. When John was four years old the family moved to Jefferson
County, Iowa, being among the pioneer families of that county.
Subsequently they moved to Decatur County and there
the father bought 300 acres of land, and laid out a town which he named Paris, which is now called High Point.
Selling that property they moved to Ringgold County, in 1855, and there the father died in 1874, aged seventy-four
years. The mother is now living at Kellerton.
John C. SINCO was married May 24, 1863, to
Caroline W. KLING, who
was born in Huntington County, Indiana, April 27, 1846, the daughter of J. W. CLING (sic).
John and Caroline had seven children - Sarah, wife of A. I. PAULLIN; Lawn Dora, Florence Mary, Lulu Lillian, John H.,
Nancy Anna and Jessie Maud. The fine farm property of 300 acres owned by Mr. SINCO was entered and entirely improved
In politics he was a Republican. He served his township acceptably and efficiently in several public
positions, including school treasurer.
NOTE: John C. and Caroline W. (KLING) SINCO were interred at Maple Row Cemetery, Kellerton, Ringgold
"A History of
Henry and Jane SINCO Together With A Genealogy of Their Descendants" by Ora Scott FOLTZ
may be found on Decatur County's IAGenWeb website.
Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, 2008
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