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Brinkhouse, Herman 1870-1901


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 3/4/2021 at 14:08:44

Herman Brinkhouse an inmate of the Hospital for the Incurable Insane at Elkader for a number of years died Wednesday and as the remains were not claimed for burial by relatives, the Secy of State Board of Health was advised of the fact, who directed county Auditor to forward the remains to Dr. Mullen of Iowa City, as required by Law, Chapter 129 of 28th General Assembly, makes it the duty of eveery coronere, undertaker, Supt. or managing officer of any public asylum, hospital, poor house or penitentiary in this state to deliver all uninterred bodies of deceased persons in his charge suitable for scientific purposes with the consent of the friends and relatives if known, and without such, if unknown, to medical schools and colleges within the state, unless the deceased person expressed a desire during his last illness that his body should be buried or cremated.

Such expense shall be paid by the medical college or school receiving the bodies. A penalty attached for violation of this law.
~McGregor News, Wednesday, November 27, 1901; pg 4

- the "run-on" sentence was typed exactly as printed in the paper
- 1900 U.S. census Mr. Brinkhous is enumerated in the Clayton County Home for the Incurable Feeble Minded; he was single, age 30, born Jan 1870
- 1885 IA State census, Cox Cree twp., he was age 18, living in household of widower Anton Brinkhous (63), and likely siblings Charles (15), Anton (10). Herman's is noted to be "idiotic"
- 1880 U.S. census, Cox Creek twp., he was age 14, living in the household of widower Anton Brinkhous and likely siblings: Edward (20), Lillian ( 22), Pecha (18), Charles (11) & Anton (5)


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