BRINK MILLICENT (EMILY OR MILLIE OR AMELIA) C.

Female 1883 - 1972


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  • Born  20 Oct 1883  Near Hoyleton, Washington County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Female 
    Died  5 Aug 1972  On way to Washington County Hospital, Nashville, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  North Prairie Cemetery, Washington County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I01512  Gynzer's Genealogy Database
    Last Modified  4 Jul 2005 

    Father  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 
    Mother  BECKMEYER SOPHIA M. A. (BOKEMEIER BOEKMEIER),   b. 3 May 1860, (dob may be March 5, 1860) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1934, Washngton Co. Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Apr 1880 
    Family ID  F00488  Group Sheet

    Family  KRUGHOFF ALBERT CARL,   b. 6 Jul 1880,   d. 14 Aug 1953 
    Married  1905  [1
    Children 
    >1. KRUGHOFF FRIEDA C.,   b. 18 Apr 1908, North Prairie Cemetery, Washington County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. KRUGHOFF ROSE MARIE LOUISE,   b. 2 Nov 1912,   d. 13 Jan 1991, Cem. Bd. Internment list has 1/11/91. Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. KRUGHOFF CAROLYN,   b. 7 Apr 1920,   d. 7 Apr 1920
    Family ID  F01071  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Albert and Millie (Brink) Krughoff
    Albert and Millie (Brink) Krughoff
    Albert and Millie (Brink) Krughoff
    Albert and Millie Krughoff
    Albert and Millie Krughoff
    Albert and Millie (Brink) Krughoff

    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 
    • Millie was a good christian woman with a generous nature and she was well liked by everyone who knew her. She grew up on a farm and was teh only girl of four children. She attended elementary school at a one-room country school but attended the Evangelical school her eighth grade year when she was confirmed into the church.
      She married Albert Krughoff and moved to the Kroghoff homeplace where the newly wedded couple shared the house with the older Krughoffs. Millie and Albert occupied the basement rooms and several rooms on the first floor of the house. At the death of the older Krughoffs, the couple continued to live in the house and raised their family there.
      Millie had many activities to pass the day. She subscribed to the Chicago Tribune which was delivered by mail and the mail was usually delivered about 1:00 p.m. After reading the news, she enjoyed doing the crossword puzzle. She also played the piano and in later years she had an electric organ. She displayed a china dog collection on the radiator in the living room. Fred Hotz won a blue plastic dog at a picnic and gave it to her and she always kept it in the collection. She liked to listen to the radio soap opera's. Fred Hotz remembers three of her favorites were: Helen Trent, Our Gal Sunday, and Ma Perkins.
      Millie liked to work outside in her garden and would rather be there than inside doing housework. She raised vegetables, strawberries, and flowers. She had a rock garden on the side of her house at one time. While she was outside she also took care of the chickens and gathered the eggs in her apron. She especially enjoyed the baby chicks.
      Millie enjoyed needlework, especially crocheting. Many samples of her handiwork were found in her house. She also could sew her own clothing.
      Often on Saturday she was found in the kitchen baking. In the winter she put the dough on the kitchen radiator to rise. She usually had fresh loaves of bread and coffee cake ready for family or company. She also enjoyed canning the fruits and vegetables from her garden.
      On summer evenings after a hard day's work, she and Albert and any family or friends that were visiting gathered on the front porch. Here the family reminised about days gone by. It was their way of passing family history on to the younger oens.
      On Sunday she and Albert attended Sunday School and church in Hoyleton at the Evangelical Church where she had gone all her life. She was also active in the Women's Fellowship, and the Adult Fellowship.
      Millie corresponded with family left in Germany. During World War II when the family in Germany was in distress, Millie sent care packages to them. It was much appreciated by the German family.
      Fred Hotz remembers Millie was always willing to let him build or repair things. He built a wren house when he was young and put a new ceiling in the hall when he was older. She always had praise when the job was finished.
      By Carol Hotz in her book, Brink/Beckmeyer Family History 1999

  • Sources 
    1. [S070293] Death notice found at Nashville Historical Society..


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