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 12 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.
Dutch and North German: topographic name from Brink , the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant.
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