Alexander H. Brink

Male4 February 1832–10 November 1901

Brief Life History of Alexander H.

When Alexander H. Brink was born on 4 February 1832, in Union, Broome, New York, United States, his father, William W Brink, was 24 and his mother, Sarah Ann Elizabeth Smith, was 23. He married Harriet D Potts on 4 July 1859, in Noble, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Center Creek Township, Martin, Minnesota, United States in 1870 and Leslie Township, Todd, Minnesota, United States in 1900. He died on 10 November 1901, at the age of 69, and was buried in Stallcop Cemetery, Todd, Minnesota, United States.

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Alexander H. Brink
Harriet D Potts
Marriage: 4 July 1859
Margaret Brink
about 1862–
Mary A Brink
about 1862–
Myrtle E Brink
Idella E Brink
Elmer Wellington Brink
Minnie Estelle Brink

Sources (18)

  • Alexander Brink, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Alexander H Brink, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Alexander H Brink, "Minnesota, Veterans Grave Registration Reports, 1930-1975"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 July 1859Noble, Indiana, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 4

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    Age 4

    The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin - Sept 3, 1836 Treaty Treaty of the Cedars was concluded on the Fox River on September 3, 1836. The Menominee Nation ceded nearly 4 million acres of land for the following items every year for twenty years: $3,000 worth of food provisions, 2,000 lbs. of tobacco, 30 barrels of salt, agricultural supplies, and $500 per year. (Wisconsin Historical Society)

    1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

    Age 22

    A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

    Name Meaning

    North German; Danish and Swedish (of German origin): topographic name for someone who lived by a pasture or green, from Middle Low German brinc ‘hill, edge, slope, grazing land’, especially a raised meadow in low-lying marshland. Swedish name is ornamental.

    Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by the brink, which is in the central and east Netherlands the name of the common area in the centre of the village, the village square. Compare Vandenbrink .

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

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