Margaret Brinker

Brief Life History of Margaret

When Margaret Brinker was born on 31 March 1792, in Hamilton Township, Monroe, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Henry Brinker Sr., was 34 and her mother, Margaret Weiss, was 37. She married Jacob Peter Rugh about 1811, in Greensburg, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 11 daughters. She died on 16 March 1870, in Hempfield Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Hillview Cemetery, Greensburg, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Peter Rugh
1791–1852
Margaret Brinker
1792–1870
Marriage: about 1811
Dorothea Rugh
1811–1825
Daniel Rugh
1812–1825
Susannah Rugh
1814–
Peter Rugh
1816–1870
Caroline Elizabeth Rugh
1818–1886
Maria Magdalen Rugh
1819–1897
Anna Margaret Rugh
1821–1895
Hanna B. Rugh
1823–1885
Sarah Elizabeth Rugh
1825–1919
Dr. Jacob Welty Rugh
1828–1912
Lucinda Rugh
1830–1912
Margaret Henrietta Rugh
1832–1925
Esther Sybilla Rugh
1834–1869
Susannah Rugh
1834–1834

Sources (34)

  • Margaret Rugh in household of Jacob Rugh, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Margaretta Brinker, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • Margaret Rugh, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Deaths and Burials, 1856-1971"

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: topographic name from Brink , the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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