The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 672, Monroe Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"J. M. KLINE is a native of Union County, Pennsylvania, and was born in 1835. His parents were JOHN and MARY KLINE, and were natives of Pennsylvania, and of German descent. The father died on the old farm in his native state. J. M. KLINE remained on the farm until grown. He was married to Miss MARY A. PAWLING, a native of Pennsylvania, and to this marriage were born six children - HOWARD P., JAMES B., JOSEPH J., MARY I., STELLA M. and CHARLES A. Mr. KLINE, after his marriage, bought a saw and grist mill which he ran for ten years, then sold and came to his present place in this township in 1866. His farm contains 320 acres, and is one of the finest in the township. He raises wheat largely, and handles stock liberally. Mr. KLINE is a Democrat, and has served as Township Trustee for four years. He and wife are members of the Christian Church."