BRINKERHOFF, Mary 1841-1926
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/1/2015 at 17:12:47
Former Grundy Resident Dead
Mrs. William Brinkerhoff died at her home in Eagle Grove last Saturday. Old age was the cause of her death. The remains were sent to Grundy Center and they were laid by the side of the husband in the cemetery at this place. The remains reached here Monday afternoon and they were taken from the train to the graveyard.
Mrs. Brinkerhoff formerly lived in Grundy county. The family lived on the farm now occupied by Ed. Kerr a short distance west of Grundy Center. The deceased's husband and one child are buried here. The family left Grundy county about thirty-five years ago.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 11 November 1926, pg 1
Obituary of Mrs. Brinkerhoff
Mary Ellen Hill was born in Ulster county, New York, Feb. 1, 1841. When she was a girl she moved with her parents to Neenah, Wis. On June 21, 1861, she was united in marriage to William Brinkerhoff. Mr. and Mrs. Brinkerhoff remained at Neenah for three years, then moved to Grundy Center. They remained here until in 1883 when they moved to Wright county and settled on a farm near the village of Galt. They remained there for many years and then moved to Dows where they remained until April 30, 1916, when Mr. Brinkerhoff died. Mrs. Brinkerhoff remained in Dows until June of 1925, when she moved to Eagle Grove, where she has been making her home with her daughters, Mrs. Lilly Gavin, and Mrs. Flora Inman. Six children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Brinkerhoff. They are Mrs. Flora Inman and Mrs. Lilly Gavin of Eagle Grove, Raymond of Sioux City, Carrie (Deceased), W. Roy and Anson, of Eagle Grove.
She departed this life in the early morning of Nov. 5, 1926, at the age of 85 years, 9 months and 4 days. When she was a girl she was baptized in the Methodist Episcopal church of Neenah, Wis. The pastor of this denomination in Eagle Grove called on her and read and prayed with her. He found that she was a believer in Jesus Christ and received him as her Savior. She was not only ready but was glad to go to her eternal reward. She leaves to mourn her going her family already mentioned, one brother of Shawano, Wis., Edgar Hill; fifteen grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted by W. G. Muhleman pastor of the local Methodist church, in the home of her daughters at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon. On Monday morning her body was taken to Grundy Center for interment.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 18 November 1926, pg 1
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