BRINK WALDO BENJAMIN ALEXANDER

BRINK WALDO BENJAMIN ALEXANDER[1]

Male 1895 - 1967

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  • Born  11 Nov 1895  Washington County, North Prairie Community, Rural Route, Nashville, Il. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  28 Oct 1967  Washington Co. Hospital, Nashville, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  North Prairie Cemetery, Washington Co., IL. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I01476  Gynzer's Genealogy Database
    Last Modified  4 Jul 2005 

    Father  BRINK HENRY J.,   b. 17 Nov 1857, Washington County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1925, Home, Washington Co, Il. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  HOFFMAN WILHELMINE (MINNIE) CATRIENE MARIA,   b. 14 Nov 1863, Washington County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1958, Okawville Washington Co. Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  2 Feb 1882  NP Church, Washington County, Illinois; Wm. Kleinschmidt officiating, T. Brink & Anna Hoffmann witnesses Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F00473  Group Sheet

    Family  KRUGHOFF ANNA WILHELMINA CAROLINA,   b. 1 Mar 1895, North Prairie, Rural Route, Hoyleton, Washington County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1972, Washington Co. Hospital, Nashville, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  23 Sep 1919  Bride's Home, North Prairie, Il. by Rev. Gustav F. Brink Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    >1. BRINK WINONA ANNA,   b. 20 Dec 1921, Washington Co., North Prairie, Rural Route, Nashville, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location, North Prairie Cemetery, Washington County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Living
    Family ID  F00483  Group Sheet

  • Photos

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    Front of Post card from Waldo to Albert
    Front of Post card from Waldo to Albert
    Front Post card from Waldo to Albert Brink. Around 1918. Picture of Waldo in Army Uniform.
    Back of Post card from Waldo to Albert
    Back of Post card from Waldo to Albert
    Back of Post card from Waldo to Albert Brink. Around 1918
    Group Brink Picture
    Group Brink Picture
    Back Row - Albert Brink , Henry J Brink

    Middle Row - Minnie Brink, Hannah Brink, , , Waldo Brink

    Front Row - Ida Brink, Lydia Brink
    Waldo Brink & Horses
    Waldo Brink & Horses
    Original Barn on Brink Farm. Waldo Brink and Horses
    Waldo and Anna Brink
    Waldo and Anna Brink
    Waldo and Anna Brink – World War
    North Prairie Church Sunday School
    North Prairie Church Sunday School
    Sunday School Class at North Prairie Church
    Back Row – Oscar Kleeman, John Hoffman, Joe Finke?, Waldo B. Brink, Alvin Hoffman
    Front Row, Orlando Gerding?, Julius Kroughoff (teacher), Martin Huck?



    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Henry J. Brink Children
    Henry J. Brink Children
    Henry J. Brink Children, Waldo, Bertha & Hannah
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Henry J. Brink Family
    Henry J. Brink Family
    Minnie Brink – mother, Bertha Brink, Waldo Brink, Hannah Brink, Henry J. Brink – Father
    Henry J. Brink Family
    Henry J. Brink Family
    Henry J. Brink Family
    Minnie Brink on 90th birthday:
    Minnie Brink on 90th birthday:
    Minnie Brink on 90th birthday:
    Back L – R Mildred Hoffman, Anna Brink, Minnie Brink, Hannah Hake, Hannah Brink
    Front L – R Waldo Brink, Oliver Hoffman, Winona and Elmer Huckshold
    Waldo Brink
    Waldo Brink
    Waldo Brink
    Waldo Brink
    Waldo Brink
    Waldo Brink
    Brink Picnic
    Brink Picnic
    Back L – R Albert Brink, Henry J. Brink, unknown
    Middle – Minnie Brink, Hannah Brink, unknown, unknown, unknown, Waldo Brink
    Front – Ida Brink, Lydia Brink
    Waldo Brink and Anna (Krughoff) Brink
    Waldo Brink and Anna (Krughoff) Brink
    Waldo Brink and Anna (Krughoff) Brink
    Minnie, Bertha, Waldo, Hannah, and Henry J. Brink
    Minnie, Bertha, Waldo, Hannah, and Henry J. Brink
    Minnie, Bertha, Waldo, Hannah, and Henry J. Brink
    Home of Anna and Waldo Brink
    Home of Anna and Waldo Brink
    Home of Anna and Waldo Brink (replaced by Winona Huckshold’s home)

    Documents
    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


  • Notes 
    • 1979 Washington County History Book

      Waldo Brink was born November 11, 1895 to Henry J. and Minnie Brink, nee Hoffman, on a farm in Hoyleton Twp. in the community called North Prairie. This farm had been in the Brink Family since 1845, when Waldo's great-grandfather and great-grandmother, Ernest Freiderich Wilhelm and Anna Maria Ilsabein Meyer Brink came from Eicksen, Rothenuffeln, Kreis Minden, West Prussia, Germany and settled here. They came from Germany to New Orleans and up the Mississippi River by river steamer to Grand Tower, Illinois. Here they were icebound and had to travel by oxcart the remainder of the way to Washington County. They both died within a few months of their arrival and are buried in a small cemetery on the original Brink homestead.
      Some of their older sons had come to Washington County a few years sooner, one of which was Wilhelm Brink, grandfather of Waldo. Wilhelm Brink was born on January 24, 1820, married Mary Woepke Gerken on November 25, 1849. They had eight children - four of which lived to maturity - William, Charles, Henry J. and Theodore. Wilhelm died June 11, 1889. His son, Henry J. married Minnie Hoffman, daughter of William A. and Minnie Hoffman, nee Tugel, on February 2, 1882. They lived on the Brink homestead. Henry J. was born on November 17, 1857 and died April 3, 1925. Minnie was born November 14, 1863 and died October 2, 1958. They are buried in the North Prairie Cemetery. Henry J. and Minnie had three children, Hannah, Bertha, and Waldo.
      Waldo served in the U.S.Army during World War 1, and upon his return home he married Anna Krughoff, daughter of Frederick and Anna Krughoff, nee Bartlesmeyer, on September 23, 1919. For a few years they rented and farmed in the North Prairie area. They had two daughters, Winona Anna and Minerva Pearl. After the death of Waldo's father in 1925, he and his family moved on the Brink homestead where he and his wife lived the remainder of their lives. Waldo died on October 28, 1967. Anna died on May 28, 1972, and are buried in the North Prairie Cemetery.
      Winona and Minerva now own the original Brink farm. Winona married Elmer J. Huckshold on February 27, 1946, and they have two children, Karl Frederick and Kristine Ann. Elmer died in 1972, and Winona and her children moved to the Brink farm in 1974.
      Minerva married William J. Clouser on December 28, 1955, and they have one child, Stephen David. They live in St. Louis, MO.

      Brink--Krughoff

      Waldo Brink and Miss Anna Krughoff, both well-known and popular young people of North Prairie, were united inmarriage Tuesday evening at 8:00 o'clock, the ceremony being performed at the home of Mrs. Martha 'Krughoff. Rev.G. F. Brink of Waterloo was the officiating minister. Dainty refreshments were served after the ceremony had been aid,the families being present. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Brink and is an enterprising young farmer. His sweet and estimable bride is a daugher of the late Fred Krughoff. They will make their home on the Fred Bartelsmeyer farm in North Prairie.


  • Sources 
    1. [S071044] Winona Huckshold.

    2. [S071056] Windon.


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