Henry Zink

28 January 1870–26 March 1916 (Age 46)
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Henry

When Henry Zink was born on 28 January 1870, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Johann Casper Zink, was 28 and his mother, Anna Maria Philomena Reuber, was 26. He married Rosina Kempf on 11 November 1897, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Avalon, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. He died on 26 March 1916, in Mount Oliver, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 46.

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Henry Zink
Rosina Kempf
Marriage: 11 November 1897
Henry Casper Zink
Herbert Zink
Helen R Zink

Spouse and Children

11 November 1897
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States


    Henry Casper Zink


    Herbert Zink


    Helen R Zink


Parents and Siblings






    Mary Theresa Zink


    Anna Maria Theresa Zink


World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 7

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.

Age 16

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

German:1. from Middle High German zinke ‘peak’, acquired either as a topographic name by someone who lived on or near a crag or on a pointed piece of land or as a nickname for a man with a singularly pointed nose. Compare modern German slang Zinken ‘hooter’. The same word was used to denote the cornet, although the semantic development is not clear, and the surname may sometimes have been metonymic for a player of this instrument. It was not until the 16th century that the metal zinc was discovered and named (apparently from its jagged appearance in the furnace), so this is unlikely to be the origin of the surname. 2. from Jacinctus, which derives from Hyacinthus, a saint's name. Compare Spanish Jacinto , Italian Giacinto .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Henry Zink in household of Casper Zink, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Henry Jink, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Henry Zink, "United States Census, 1900"

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