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Looking for John A Brinker and Anna Powers Brinker

Query by tcnoland

I have a great start on the Brinkers, but I need help with Anna Powers. Beyond what the census says about her birthplace, I know nothing of her family.

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on 2013-02-17 20:44:16

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by noggin on 2013-02-19 09:45:16
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by tcnoland on 2013-02-20 22:44:26

Yeah, My post was pretty sketchy.
This looks right. John's middle name was Andrew. Their 1st child was born in Columbus, OH in 1888. Anna was born in Pennsylvania in 1871. They moved to Cumberland, MD where John was from and lived there on Oldtown Rd. Anne died in April 1931. Sometimes Anne is listed as Annie or Anna.
Thank you for getting back to me so fast!

by noggin on 2013-02-21 04:34:21
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by noggin on 2013-02-21 05:07:54
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by noggin on 2013-02-21 05:35:16
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by tcnoland on 2013-02-21 11:06:22

Not really. I do know that several of her children & grandchildren moved to Philadelphia as adults. I have looked fleetingly at Philly as a port of entry for her parents, thinking that they may have had friends & family there. As for her middle name, I'm betting on Louise because that is her eldest daughter's name.
It is very likely that her husband worked construction away from Cumberland for a few years as a young adult, and met her while he was on the road. Ultimately, John & his sons started a roofing business in Cumberland where his German parents had settled. (Open Google maps sometime and check out the slate & tile roofs on the homes on Oldtown Rd to see some of their work.)
I think what makes this person hard to find is that she is female and has a very common name, and I really appreciate your help.

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