Karolina Job

12 December 1873–20 March 1954 (Age 80)
Steinweiler, Germersheim, Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany

The Life of Karolina

When Karolina Job was born on 12 December 1873, in Steinweiler, Germersheim, Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany, her father, Michael Job, was 37 and her mother, Johann Friedrika Gerlach, was 38. She married John Frederich Wilhelm Brink on 2 June 1917. She died on 20 March 1954, in Effingham, Effingham, Illinois, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Clay, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Frederich Wilhelm Brink
Karolina Job
Marriage: 2 June 1917

Spouse and Children

2 June 1917

Parents and Siblings

    Michael Job


    Johann Friedrika Gerlach




    Barbara Job


    Johanna Friederika Job


    Carolina Job



    Karl August Job


World Events (8)

1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 4

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.

Age 17

Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 37

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

Name Meaning

English, French, German, and Hungarian (Jób): from the personal name (Hebrew Iyov) borne by a Biblical character, the central figure in the Book of Job, who was tormented by God and yet refused to forswear Him. The name has been variously interpreted as meaning ‘Where is the (divine) father?’ and ‘Persecuted one’. It does not seem to have been used as a personal name in the Middle Ages: the surname is probably a nickname for a wretched person or one tormented with boils (which was one of Job's afflictions).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lena Job in entry for John Fred Brink, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • 1920 United States Census
  • Brink-Gines Online Database (Gynzer)

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