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Joseph J. Brink
Cox Creek Twp.

Joseph J. Brink, saloon-keeper, Littleport, was born in Bohemia, April 6, 1857. His mother, Mary Brink, is likewise a native of Bohemia, and emigrated to the United States in 1871. She was married in 1875 to John Goodman, and now resides near Littleport, this township. Joseph J. was educated in the schools of his native country, and came with his mother to America in 1875. They located in Clayton, where he clerked in a general store for two years, then accepted a situation in the same capacity in a grocery house in Chicago, Ill. He remained there three years, then returned to Clayton County and engaged in agricultural pursuits three years, and at the expiration of that time erected his present large and commodies building and opened a saloon. He keeps a first-class establishment in every paticular.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 738-39
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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