BRINK FREDERICK (FREDERICH ERNST W. )

Male 1827 - 1905


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  • Born  17 Mar 1827  Eicksen #6, Westfalen, Prussen; came to America September 22, 1844. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  8 May 1905  Washington County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Zion Evangelical Cemetery, Hoyleton, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I00031  Gynzer's Genealogy Database
    Last Modified  4 Jul 2005 

    Father  BRINCK JOHANN (ERNST) FRIEDERICH WILHELM,   b. 19 Oct 1788, Eicksen #6, Rothenuffeln, Kreis Minden, Westfalen, Prussen; Baptised 10/19/1788. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1846, North Prairie, Hoyleton Twp., Sec. 30, Washington Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  MEIER ANNA SOPHIE DOROTHEA MARIE ILSABEIN,   b. 19 Sep 1799, Eicksen #1, Rothenuffeln, Kreis Minden, Westfalen, Prussen; Dob may be 9/9/1799 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1846, North Prairie, Hoyleton Twp., Sec. 30, Washington Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  10 Mar 1816  Bergkirchen Parish, Westfalen, Prussen. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F00014  Group Sheet

    Family  HOFFMAN CAROLINE C. (MARIA),   b. 7 Jul 1834, May have arrived New Orleans via ship President Schmidt in 1852. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1909, Washington County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  5 May 1854 
    Children 
    >1. BRINK FREDERICK (ERNST FREDERICK GUSTAV HENRY),   b. 13 Apr 1855,   d. 20 Aug 1901, Washington Co. Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. BRINK CAROLINA (LENA) (SOPHIE LOUISE CAROLINE),   b. 19 Jan 1857,   d. 1937
    >3. BRINK LOUISE F. C. (ELIZABETH),   b. Abt 1858,   d. 20 Feb 1950
    >4. BRINK MARY (MARIA CHRISTINE FRIEDRIKE),   b. 23 Nov 1861, North Prairie, Washington County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1952, Hoyleton, Washington Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. BRINK HENRY,   b. Abt 1863,   d. Abt 1867, Infancy Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. BRINK ERNST HEINRICH FRIEDRICH WILHELM,   b. 20 Mar 1864,   d. 1929
    >7. BRINK ANNA WILHELMINE ELIZABETH,   b. 29 Dec 1868
     8. BRINK CAROLINE WILHELMINE ELIZABETH (LIZZIE),   b. 22 Apr 1871,   d. 7 May 1871, Infancy Find all individuals with events at this location
    >9. BRINK ELIZABETH (CAROLINE MARIA ELIZABETH),   b. 11 Dec 1873, Hoyleton, Washington Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1942, Hoyleton, Washington Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    >10. BRINK EDWARD,   b. Abt 1876
    >11. BRINK FLORA (FLORA EMILIE LYDIA),   b. 30 Mar 1880, Hoyleton, Washington Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1952, Greenville, Bond County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F00106  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    possibly Senator Brink and wife
    possibly Senator Brink and wife
    possibly Senator Brink and wife

    Documents

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    30th General Assembly of the State of Illinois.
    30th General Assembly of the State of Illinois.
    Official Directory
    30th General Assembly of the State of Illinois.
    30th General Assembly of the State of Illinois.
    Official Directory - Title Page
    30th General Assembly of the State of Illinois.
    30th General Assembly of the State of Illinois.
    Official Directory - Page 7
    30th General Assembly of the State of Illinois.
    30th General Assembly of the State of Illinois.
    Official Directory - Page 50
    30th General Assembly of the State of Illinois.
    30th General Assembly of the State of Illinois.
    Official Directory - Page 86
    30th General Assembly of the State of Illinois.
    30th General Assembly of the State of Illinois.
    Official Directory - Page 112
    30th General Assembly of the State of Illinois.
    30th General Assembly of the State of Illinois.
    Official Directory - Page 113
    30th General Assembly of the State of Illinois.
    30th General Assembly of the State of Illinois.
    Official Directory - Page 114
    30th General Assembly of the State of Illinois.
    30th General Assembly of the State of Illinois.
    Legislative Handbook - Page 8
    30th General Assembly, Legislative Handbook of the State of Illinois.
    30th General Assembly, Legislative Handbook of the State of Illinois.
    Legislative Handbook - Page 9
    31st General Assembly of the State of Illinois.
    31st General Assembly of the State of Illinois.
    Official Directory - Table of Contents
    31st General Assembly of the State of Illinois.
    31st General Assembly of the State of Illinois.
    Official Directory - Page 24
    31st General Assembly of the State of Illinois.
    31st General Assembly of the State of Illinois.
    Official Directory - Page 36
    31st General Assembly of the State of Illinois.
    31st General Assembly of the State of Illinois.
    Official Directory - Page 97
    31st General Assembly of the State of Illinois.
    31st General Assembly of the State of Illinois.
    Official Directory - Page 98
    31st General Assembly of the State of Illinois.
    31st General Assembly of the State of Illinois.
    Official Directory - Page 99
    31st General Assembly of the State of Illinois.
    31st General Assembly of the State of Illinois.
    Official Directory - Page 100
    The Origins of the Name  Brink
    The Origins of the Name Brink
    The Wiehengebirge as a Source of Unique Place Names
    The Origins of the Word and Name Brink
    by
    David S. Wulfman


    Census Documents
    1860 Fredrich Brink Census
    1860 Fredrich Brink Census
    1860 Fredrich Brink Census Page from www.ancestry.com

  • Notes 
    • Among the foreign born citizens of Washington County was Senator F. E. W. Brink, who was born on March 17, 1827 in Westphalia, a Province of Prussia. He left his native country at an early age and came to America, landing in Washington County September 22, 1844. His parents followed a year later. He went to New Orleans as a shipping clerk for 7 years and returned to Washington County on May 6, 1854 and married Carolina Hoffman who had also immigrated here from Prussia. They were the parents of ten children, namely: Fred Brink, Carolina Krueger, Louise Rolf, Mary Cohlmeyer, Henry Brink, Ann Cohlmeyer, Elizabeth Greiman, Rev. Edward Brink, and Flora Cohlmeyer. Frederich was involved in farming and stock-raising. They owned a farm in North Prairie, now owned by the Dueker family. In 1872 they moved to Hoyleton where he and William Weigel owned the Mill.

      In politics, he was a democrat. His first vote was cast for Lewis Cass in 1848. In 1874, the Repubican party nominated him for Representative in General Assembly, but he did not accept. In 1876 he was nominated for the office of State Senator on the Democratic ticket for the 42nd District. He accepted the nomination and was elected by a handsome majority. While a member of the 30th Legislature he was honored with the chairmanship of an important committee. In the 31st General Assembly, he was a member of the committee on State Charitable Institutions, the Agriculture Drainage, Miscellaneous and Manufacturing and Labor Committee. He and his wife were life-long members of the Hoyleton Zion Church, of which he was one of the founders.


      Newspaper article regarding the original Zion Evangelical Cemetery and Zion Evangelical Church in North Prairie - date of article unknown. (This cemetery is prior to North Prairie Methodist Church Cemetery).

      HOYLETON CHURCHMEN HONOR PIONEER DEAD by Grover Brinkman

      Back in 1861, a group of eighteen farmers met at the home of Frederick E. W. Brink in North Prairie to establish a new church. Eight acres of land was purchased from F. W. Krughoff for $12.50 per acre, and preliminary plans were made for the building program, which included a church, school, parsonage and "laying-off" a cemetery. Later that year, carpenter Henry Hake was given a contract to build a church 30 x 50 feet, 16 ft. high, with eight windows and a tower. He was to receive $217 for his labor.
      The day the tower of the new church was completed, a bad storm leveled the building. Undaunted, the members set about to rebuild the church, completed it in 1863.
      Back in those days, when the infant farm congregation was being organized, prices of commodities, compared with today, are little short of amazing. For instance, when the parsonage was ready for painting, the labor amounted to $15. Later a fence was built to enclose the property, each member being required to furnish ten fence posts or contribute a dime. On one occasion, the pastor was compelled to build his own chicken house. Another pastor, desiring a porch on the parsonage, added it himself.
      Today this pioneer church is gone, its members long ago having transferred to Hoyleton, but the old cemetery remains. And recently a cemetery committee composed of Rueben Westerfeld, Clarence Hake, Roland and William Beckemeyer, were appointed to restore the long-neglected burial ground, now a thicket of hedge and bramble, dug up by marmots. Many of the old stones were gone, broken or vandalized. So, for the record, a large central marker was erected, upon which are engraved the names of all who are buried here, 85 in number. The oldest grave is that of Marie Westerfeld, born in 1832.
      A new chain fence protects the site, which is southeast of New Minden and southwest of Hoyleton. Here is an example of pioneer cemetery restoration that is commendable. Washington County, like its sister counties in southern Illnois, has many of these old burial grounds, most of them completely neglected. Updating the same with a central marker, inscribed with all the names of those buried, seems a fine idea












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