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George Brinkhous
Cox Creek Twp.

George Brinkhous. Among the pioneer children and now influential citizens of Clayton County may fairly be mentioned the subject of this sketch. He was bon in Cox Creek Township Nov. 24, 1855, where he was reared and educated. In 1877 he learned the cabinet maker's trade at Elkader, which he followed three years, then embarked in his present business, that of a merchant. He has been very successful financially and is one of the enterprising business men of this township. His marriage to Mary Wistrict occurred in 1881. They have one child- Augusta, born Jan. 2, 1882. Mr. and Mrs. Brinkhous are members of the Lutheran church and in politics he is a Republican.

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


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