From Bell’s History of Northumberland County 1891: DANIEL CLINGER, lumber manufacturer, was born in Lycoming county,
Pennsylvania, November 18, 1837, son of Henry and Susanna (Wagner) Clinger, natives of Chester and Berks counties, respectively, who removed to Limestone township, Lycoming county, in 1828. His father purchased a large farm, and erected thereon a grist mill and saw mill, and also purchased a mill site and built thereon a tannery. Daniel was reared in Lycoming county, and was educated at the township schools. In June, 1867, he came to Milton, and became a member of the firm of Balliet, Dreisbach & Clinger, lumber manufacturers. He has since purchased the interests of the other members, and for fourteen years he has conducted the business of D. Clinger’s Sons alone. Mr. Clinger is a stockholder and director in the Milton Trust and Safe Deposit Company, and also one of the executive board.