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Berent Berends Rutgers Brinks

Male 1825 - 1904  (79 years)


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  • Name Berent Berends Rutgers Brinks  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
    Born 04 November 1825  Drouwen, Borger-Odoorn, Drenthe, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • born Berent Berends
    Gender Male 
    Race White  [6, 11
    Immigration 28 April 1871  [19
    left home, travelling to Liverpool to board the "Pennsylvania" 
    Residence 1880  Fillmore, Allegan, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Age: 54; Marital status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Self 
    Residence 1900  Fillmore, Allegan, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 10 December 1904  East Saugatuck, Allegan, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 13, 18
    Buried after 10 December 1904  Saugatuck, Allegan, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Notes 
    • Lived in New Dordrecht, Drenthe Province, Netherlands as a farmer.
      Immigrated 1871, a 31-day trip. Youngest son was 3 years old

      Left home on april 28, 1871, reached Holland Michigan May 29.

      "They journeyed by wagon from their home at Dordrecht to Groningen
      where they boarded the train for Harlingen, Province Vriesland,
      Netherlands. From here on May 1st, on a Sunday morning, they crossed
      the North Sea and landed at Hull, England. A trian took them from Hull
      to Liverpool, which they reached after midnight, about 1 a.m. Here
      they waited until Thursday for the boat "Pennsylvania," which sailed
      to America. They sailed for nineteen days on the Atlantic Ocean,
      landing in New York harbor on a Tuesday at 10:00a.m. Small boats took
      them to Castle Garden, which was a stopping place for immigrants. Here
      they stayed for one and a half days to have their goods inspected,
      money exchanged, and to register. On Wednesday evening they boarded a
      train for Holland, Mich., passing through the following cities: New
      York, Albany, Buffalo, Clinton, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Grand Haven and
      reached Holland on may 29. They saw the Niagara Falls from the train
      windows.

      "In Holland, Mich., they soon found his mother and three brothers
      near Black Lake and remained with them two years. In 1873 Berend
      Brinks bought a forty-acre farm in Fillmore township, county of
      Allegan, state of Michigan, which is four and a half miles south of
      Graafschap, later owned by his son, Rutgert J. Brinks, but which is
      now the property of a grandson, George R. Brinks.

      "Berend Brinks was an honest and industrious farmer and a loyal
      citizen of his adopted country. He and his wife were members of the
      Christian Reformed Church of East Saugatuck. [...]"
    Person ID I282  Koster

    Father Rotgert Berends Brinks,   b. 21 July 1798, Drouwenerveen, Borger-Odoorn, Drenthe, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 June 1862, Vastenow, Emmen, Drenthe, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Jantien Geerts Hilbrands,   b. 04 May 1804, Buinerveen, Borger-Odoorn, Drenthe, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 January 1875, Laketown, Allegan, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 1823  [14
    Married 07 May 1825  Gasselte, Aa en Hunze, Drenthe, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Family ID F15  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Hilligje Ottens,   b. 17 April 1826, Gasselte, Aa en Hunze, Drenthe, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 October 1901, East Saugatuck, Allegan, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 08 December 1851  Borger, Borger-Odoorn, Drenthe, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 15
    Children 
     1. Hinderkien Brinks,   b. 11 October 1863, Vastenow, Emmen, Drenthe, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 July 1928, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  [Natural]
    +2. Grietien Maggie Brinks,   b. 17 April 1861, Vastenow, Emmen, Drenthe, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 July 1934, Graafschap, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [Natural]
    +3. Jan B Brinks,   b. 06 January 1868, Vastenow, Emmen, Drenthe, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 July 1920, Holland, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)  [Natural]
    +4. Gesien Grace Brinks,   b. 02 August 1865, Vastenow, Emmen, Drenthe, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 November 1941, Holland, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [Natural]
    +5. Taal Brinks,   b. 30 November 1854, Drouwenerveen, Borger-Odoorn, Drenthe, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 May 1932, East Saugatuck, Allegan, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [Natural]
    +6. Rutgert Jan Brinks,   b. 17 September 1852, Drouwenerveen, Borger-Odoorn, Drenthe, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 July 1930, East Saugatuck, Allegan, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [Natural]
    +7. Geertien Brinks,   b. 20 June 1859, Vastenow, Emmen, Drenthe, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 April 1925, Overisel, Allegan, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [Natural]
    +8. Jentien Brinks,   b. 09 July 1857, Vastenow, Emmen, Drenthe, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 December 1876, East Saugatuck, Allegan, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)  [Natural]
    Family ID F16  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Rutgert Brinks Family History 1794-1934, Henriette Morgenstern, (Name: Brinks Family Re-union; Date: 1934;), p1-2.

    2. [S27] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;), Database online. Fillmore, Allegan, Michigan, ED 8, roll T623 698, page 3A.
      Record for Berend Brinks

    3. [S39] Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s, Gale Research, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online; pg 33.
      Name: Berend Brinks
      Birth Year: abt 1826
      Arrival Year: 1871
      Arrival Place: Port uncertain
      Age: 45
      Family Members: family
      Source Publication Code: 9081
      Primary Immigrant: Brinks, Berend

      SWIERENGA, ROBERT P, compiler. Dutch Emigrants to the United States, South Africa, South America, and Southeast Asia, 1835-1880: An Alphabetical Listing by Household Heads and Independent Persons. Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 1983. 346p.
      Page: 33

    4. [S40] Genlias Database, http://www.genlias.nl/en/searchDetail.jsp?val=2&xtr=18883033&vgr=3.
      Source Civil register - Birth
      Archive location Drents Archief
      General Number of finding aid: 0165.004
      Item number: 1852
      Municipality: Borger
      Type of record: geboorte
      Record number: 93
      Registration date: 18-09-1852
      Child Rutger Jan Brinks
      Gender: M
      Date of birth: 17-09-1852
      Place of birth: Drouwenderveen (Borger)
      Father Berend Brinks
      Mother Hillechien Ottens
      Additional information beroep vader: arbeider; leeftijd vader: 26; beroep moeder: arbeidster


    5. [S40] Genlias Database, http://www.genlias.nl/en/searchDetail.jsp?val=6&xtr=18926255&vgr=1.
      Source Civil register - Birth
      Archive location Drents Archief
      General Number of finding aid: 0165.010
      Item number: 1857
      Municipality: Emmen
      Type of record: geboorte
      Record number: 59
      Registration date: 10-07-1857
      Child Jantien Brinks
      Gender: V
      Date of birth: 09-07-1857
      Place of birth: Vastenow (Emmen)
      Father Berend Brinks
      Mother Hillechien Ottens
      Additional information beroep vader: arbeider; leeftijd vader: 31; beroep moeder: zonder; leeftijd moeder: 30


    6. [S30] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), Year: 1880; Census Place: Fillmore, Allegan, Michigan; Roll: 569; Family History Film: 1254569; Page: 118A; Enumeration District: 005; Image: 0239.
      Record for Rutgert J. Brink

    7. [S327] Michigan, Deaths and Burials Index, 1867-1995, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;).
      Record for Rutgert Brink

    8. [S400] Michigan, Death Records, 1867-1950, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2015;).
      Record for Rutgert Brinks

    9. [S408] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).
      Record for Rutgert J Brinks

    10. [S400] Michigan, Death Records, 1867-1950, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2015;).
      Record for Taal Brinks

    11. [S34] New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Year: 1871; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: M237, 1820-1897; Microfilm Roll: Roll 343; Line: 37; List Number: 437.
      Record for Bernard Buick

    12. [S366] Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2015;).
      Record for Taal Brinks

    13. [S160] Michigan, Death Records, 1897-1920, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), The Library of Michigan; Michigan Death Records, 1897-1920; Rolls: 1-302; Archive Barcode/Item Number: 30000008530929; Roll Number: 66; Certificate Number: 30.
      Record for Berend Brinks

    14. [S3] Rutgert Brinks Family History 1794-1934, Henriette Morgenstern, (Name: Brinks Family Re-union; Date: 1934;), p3.
      records birth year as 1802

    15. [S40] Genlias Database, http://www.genlias.nl/en/searchDetail.jsp?val=0&xtr=251686&vgr=1.
      Source Civil register - Marriage
      Archive location Drents Archief
      General Number of finding aid: 0166.004
      Item number: 1851
      Municipality: Borger
      Type of record: Huwelijksakte
      Record number: 32
      Registration date: 08-12-1851
      Groom Berent Berents Brinks
      Date of birth: 04-11-1825
      Place of birth: Borger
      Bride Hilligje Ottens
      Date of birth: 17-04-1825
      Place of birth: Gasselte
      Father groom Rotger Berents Brinks
      Mother groom Jantien Geerts Hilbrants
      Father bride Thale Ottens
      Mother bride Geertje Jans Brouwer


    16. [S40] Genlias Database, http://www.genlias.nl/en/searchDetail.jsp?val=1&xtr=18880892&vgr=3.
      Source Civil register - Birth
      Archive location Drents Archief
      General Number of finding aid: 0165.004
      Item number: 1825
      Municipality: Borger
      Type of record: geboorte
      Record number: 41
      Registration date: 05-11-1825
      Child Berent Berends
      Gender: M
      Date of birth: 04-11-1825
      Place of birth: Drouwen (Borger)
      Father Rotgert Berends
      Mother Jantien Geerts Hilbrands
      Additional information beroep vader: landbouwer; leeftijd vader: 27; leeftijd moeder: 21


    17. [S30] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), Database online. Holland, Ottawa, Michigan, ED 245, roll T9_601, page 502.1000, image 0205.
      Record for Maggie Brinks

    18. [S110] Death Certificate.
      seems to record himself and spouse as his parents

    19. [S3] Rutgert Brinks Family History 1794-1934, Henriette Morgenstern, (Name: Brinks Family Re-union; Date: 1934;), p1.
      Nine years later in 1867, Mrs. Rutgert Brinks and the three youngest sons, Geert, who married Margien Martens and their three children (Ralph, Annie and John), and Jan and Harm, who were not married, left the Netherlands for America. They made the trip in nine and a half days. They settled near Black Lake, were the boys worked for Knoll and Vredeveld, making cord wood and peeling bark.

      Soon after they bought a one hundred and forty-five acre farm around what was then known as Hopkins Dock and now would be located in the northwest part of Laketown township, county of Allegan, State of Michigan. Kalamazoo was the big city at that time and many of the young girls and boys went there to work to earn money, which they saved and later used to buy their farms.


    20. [S40] Genlias Database, http://www.genlias.org/en/searchDetail.jsp?val=1&xtr=275443&vgr=2.
      Source Civil register - Marriage
      Archive location Drents Archief
      General Number of finding aid: 0166.011
      Item number: 1825
      Municipality: Gasselte
      Type of record: Huwelijksakte
      Record number: 3
      Registration date: 07-05-1825
      Groom Rotgert Berents
      Place of birth: Drouwenderveen
      Bride Jantien Geerts Hilbrands
      Place of birth: Buinerveen
      Father groom Berend Harms
      Mother groom Grietien Rotgers
      Father bride Geert Jans Hilbrands
      Mother bride Trientien Jans
      Additional information bruidegom: 27 jaar.; bruid: 21 jaar.


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