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Roelof Geerts Brinks

Male 1861 - 1934  (73 years)


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  • Name Roelof Geerts Brinks  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
    Born 08 April 1861  Vastenow, Emmen, Drenthe, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1867  [16, 17
    Residence 1880  Laketown, Allegan, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Emigration 1882  Vogel Center, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [18, 19
    Race White  [5
    Occupation Farmer  [15
    Residence April 1885  Vogel Centre Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Residence 1900  Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence 1910  Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Residence 1920  Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1930  Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 29 December 1934  Vogel Center, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 15, 21
    Buried after 29 December 1934  Vogel Center, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 22
    • Vogel Center Cemetery
    Person ID I53  Koster

    Father Geert Brinks,   b. 16 October 1831, Drouwenerveen, Borger-Odoorn, Drenthe, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 August 1891, Vogel Center, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Marrechien Martens,   b. 23 May 1840, Drouwenerveen, Borger-Odoorn, Drenthe, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 January 1907, Vogel Center, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 11 June 1860  Emmen, Drenthe, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 23, 24
    Family ID F13  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Dedrika A. VanderMey,   b. 01 July 1866, Gelderland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 October 1951, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 04 April 1885  Vogel Center, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 15, 25
    Children 
    +1. John William Brinks,   b. 28 July 1898, Vogel Center, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1967, Grandville, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [Natural]
    +2. Joseph R Brinks,   b. 11 December 1902, Vogel Center, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 February 1974, Polk, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [Natural]
    +3. George R Brinks,   b. 18 September 1894, Vogel Center, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 April 1986, Cadillac, Wexford, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)  [Natural]
    +4. Herman R Brinks,   b. 12 October 1905, Vogel Center, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 January 1985, East Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [Natural]
    +5. Magaret R Brinks,   b. 25 August 1889, Vogel Center, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 April 1930, Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)  [Natural]
    +6. Johanna R Brinks,   b. 01 May 1892, Vogel Center, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 October 1974  (Age 82 years)  [Natural]
    Family ID F8  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S31] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2002;), Database online. Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, ED 5, roll 1012, page , image 451.0.
      Record for Rika Brinks

    2. [S27] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;), Database online. Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, ED 112, roll T623 732, page 4A.
      Record for George Brinks

    3. [S330] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1700s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).
      Record for Ralph G Brinks

    4. [S330] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1700s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).
      Record for Rica Brinks

    5. [S382] Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2015;).
      Record for Roelof Brinks

    6. [S53] Marriage License, Herman Brinks and Anna Winkle.

    7. [S33] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), Database online. Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, ED , roll , page , image 961.
      Record for Rika Brenke

    8. [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. Laketown, Allegan, Michigan, ED 6, roll T9_569, page 132.2000, image 0268.
      Record for Geert Brinks

    9. [S27] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;), Database online. Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, ED 112, roll T623 732, page 4A.
      Record for Rica Brinks

    10. [S263] Wie Was Wie.
      Kind: Roelof Brinks Geslacht: Man Geboortedatum: maandag 8 april 1861 Vader: Geert Brinks Geslacht: Man Leeftijd: 29 Beroep: arbeider Moeder: Marrechien Martens Geslacht: Vrouw Leeftijd: 20 Beroep: Arbeidster Gebeurtenis: Geboorte Gebeurtenisplaats: Vastenow (Emmen) Documenttype: BS Geboorte Erfgoedinstelling: Drents ArchiefDrents Archief Plaats instelling: Assen Collectiegebied: Drenthe Archief: 0165.010 Registratienummer: 1861 Aktenummer: 48 Registratiedatum: 9 april 1861 Akteplaats: Emmen Aktesoort: Geboorte

    11. [S183] Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925.
      Name: John W. Brinks Race (Original): Age (Expanded): 21 years Birth Year: 1899 Birthplace: Vogel Ctr., Michigan Spouse's Name: Fredricka Mulder Spouse's Race (Original): Spouse's Age (Expanded): 21 years Spouse's Birth Year: 1899 Spouse's Birthplace: Prosper, Michigan Event Date: 29 Jan 1920 Event Place: Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan Father's Name: Ralph G. Mother's Name: ...ka VanderMay Spouse's Father's Name: Henry Mulder Spouse's Mother's Name: ...llie Katz Marital Status: Previous Wife's Name: Spouse's Marital Status: Spouse's Previous Husband's Name: GS Film number: 2342737 Frame Number: Digital Folder Number: 4032390 Image Number: 570 Reference ID: v 4 p 96 rn 9910

    12. [S25] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online. Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, ED , roll T624_665, part , page .
      Record for Reca Brinks

    13. [S382] Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2015;).
      Record for Mr Herman Brinks

    14. [S25] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online. Riverside, Missaukee, Michigan, ED , roll T624_665, part , page .
      Record for George Brinks

    15. [S3] Rutgert Brinks Family History 1794-1934, Henriette Morgenstern, (Name: Brinks Family Re-union; Date: 1934;), p15.

    16. .
      with parents, uncles, and grandmother

    17. [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.


    18. .
      moved with family

    19. [S3] Rutgert Brinks Family History 1794-1934, Henriette Morgenstern, (Name: Brinks Family Re-union; Date: 1934;), p2.
      The oldest son, Berend Brinks, who was born Nov 3, 1825, in the Netherlands, married Hilgiena Ottens, who was born April 17, 1826, in the Netherlands. Eight children were born to them: Rutgert, Taal, Jennie, Gertie, Maggie, Hattie, Grace, and John. They lived in New Dordrecht, Province Drenthe, Netherlands. Their occupation was farming. This family came to America in 1871 when John, the youngest child was three years old.

      It took them thirty-one days to make their trip. They left their home on April 28, 1871, and reached Holland, Mich. on 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 train took them from Hull to Liverpool, which they reached after midnight about 1:00 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 10:00 a.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 [in 1934] 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. Mrs. Berend Brinks, nee Hilgiena Ottens, died Oct 13, 1901, at the age of seventy-five years and six months, Berend Brinks survived his wife a little more than three years. he died December 10, 1904. He left seven children to mourn for him: Rutgert J., Taal, Gertie, Maggie, Hattie, Grace, and John, all of whom were married. Jennie or Mrs. Peter Brink, the oldest daughter, having died Dec 17, 1876, when her only son, Leonard P., was fourteen years old. This "L. P. Brink" became a missionary to the Indians in New Mexico in 1900. He is now [in 1934] located at Farmington, New Mexico.


    20. [S38] Online Resource, Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952 - Ancestry.com. search.ancestry.com.

    21. [S82] Missuakee County Death Record, pg 19, #C.
      Ralph Brinks, died Clam Union, M, W, married, spouse of Reka Brinks, 73Y 8M 21d, Farmer, born in Netherlands, father George brinks (born Netherlands) Mother Maggie Martens (born netherlands) Address: George R Brinks, RR2 McBain, buried Vogel center 1-2-1935, Edward De Young undertaker, filed 5-9-35 by AH Moore date of death 12-29-1934 last seen alive 12-29-1934 of Apoplexy (4 days) Dr. HJ Masselink of McBain, attended 12-25-1934 to 12-29-1934

    22. [S38] Online Resource, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current - Ancestry.com. search.ancestry.com.

    23. [S40] Genlias Database, http://www.genlias.nl/en/searchDetail.jsp?val=20&xtr=266087&vgr=3.
      Source Civil register - Marriage
      Archive location Drents Archief
      General Number of finding aid: 0166.010
      Item number: 1860
      Municipality: Emmen
      Type of record: Huwelijksakte
      Record number: 21
      Registration date: 11-06-1860
      Groom Geert Brinks
      Date of birth: 16-10-1830
      Place of birth: Borger
      Bride Marrechien Martens
      Date of birth: 23-05-1840
      Place of birth: Borger
      Father groom Rotgert Berends Brinks
      Mother groom Jantien Geerts Hilbrands
      Father bride Jan Martens
      Mother bride Janna Schuiling


    24. [S263] Wie Was Wie.
      Bruidegom:
      Geert Brinks
      Geboorteplaats:
      Borger
      Geboortedatum:
      zaterdag 16 oktober 1830
      Leeftijd:
      28
      Beroep:
      arbeider
      Vader van de bruidegom:
      Rotgert Berends Brinks
      Beroep:
      arbeider
      Moeder van de bruidegom:
      Jantien Geerts Hilbrands
      Beroep:
      arbeider
      Bruid:
      Marrechien Martens
      Geboorteplaats:
      Borger
      Geboortedatum:
      zaterdag 23 mei 1840
      Leeftijd:
      20
      Beroep:
      Arbeidster
      Vader van de bruid:
      Jan Martens
      Beroep:
      arbeider
      Moeder van de bruid:
      Janna Schuiling
      Beroep:
      arbeider
      Gebeurtenis:
      Huwelijk
      Datum:
      maandag 11 juni 1860
      Gebeurtenisplaats:
      Emmen

    25. [S84] Missaukee County Marriage Record, Book 1, pg 8, #102.
      Marriage 4 april 1885
      Roelf Brinks, W, Vogel Center, 23y, born Netherlands, Farner
      Dederika A Vandermey, w, vogel center, 18y, born Netherlands, no occupation,
      John Schepers minister, witnesses Hiram Schepers of Vogel Center, M Vanden Boogard of Vogel Center, recorded 20 april 1885


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