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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

You have not given much to go on so is this your couples marriage?

Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994"
name: John Brinker
titles & terms:
event: Marriage
event date: 25 Apr 1887
event place (standardized): Franklin, Ohio, United States
spouse: Anna L. Powers
reference number: p568
film number: 285150
digital folder number: 004016220
image number: 00326

If the above is not correct can you give the date and place of birth you found on the census?

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

ok we now have some clues:

Anne was born in Pennsylvania in June 1870 her parents were both Irish.

1900 United States Federal Census
Name: Annie Brinker
Age: 29
Birth Date: Jun 1870
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1900: Cumberland Canal, Allegany, Maryland
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: John Brinker
Marriage Year: 1887
Years Married: 13
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother: number of living children: 5
Mother: How many children: 5

John Brinker 34
Annie Brinker 29
Reymond F Brinker 12
Joseph Brinker 10
John Brinker 7
Louise Brinker 4
Florance Brinker 2

by noggin on 2013-02-21 05:07:54

OK we now have another clue, Anna has a middle name : Anna L powers

"Ohio, Births and Christenings, 1821-1962"
name: Raymond F. Brinker
gender: Male
birth date: 21 Aug 1887
birthplace: Columbus, Franklin, Ohio
father's name: John Brinker
mother's name: Anna L. Powers
indexing project (batch) number: C01384-9
system origin: Ohio-ODM
source film number: 285136
reference number:

by noggin on 2013-02-21 05:35:16

I have looked through the 1870/80 census for Pennsylvania for a Anna, Ann, Annie, Anne L Powers with parents born in Ireland. There are a large number to pick from, but I could not find one with the middle name L.

Do you have any idea where in Pennsylvania she was born? It is also possible that by 1880 her family had moved to Ohio, thats where she married.

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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