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From: "Renee Kerr" <>
Subject: [PAWESTMO-L] Sketch Josiah Brinker
Date: Sat, 11 May 2002 22:28:44 -0700
Joseph Brinker is a native of Penn township, and was born Aug. 27 1810.
His life-work has been farming. The high state of cultivation of his
ancestral inheritance and of the several farms added thereto by his patient
toil bears witness that he has done his work well. His grandfather, Jacob
Brinker, and his wife emigrated from German, and settled in Northampton
County, Pa., They moved westward, and located upon the farm where Josiah
now resides when most of it was a wilderness and the county was chiefly
inhabited by Indians. Josiah's father, whose name also was Jacob, was then
a youth of fifteen years. He was a farmer, and married Catharine Berlin,
of Westmoreland county. He resided here until his death in 1846; Catharine
died in 1835.
Josiah Brinker was married first in 1833 to Anna Kistler, of his native
county. They had nine children, five of whom grew to maturity. Those
living are Jacob, Paul, Hiram, and Mary. Anna died in 1862, and in 1864
Josiah was married again to Mary E. Ament, of Westmoreland county. By this
marriage there are two daughters, Sadie M. and Ida M.
While Mr. Brinker has always been diligent in business, he has not
neglected his duties as a citizen. Whatever has contributed to promote the
best interest of the community in which he lives has always enlisted his
support. In his youth he united with the German Reformed Church, of which
organization he is a valued member.
--- Renee Kerr
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