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John Brinkhous
Cox Creek Twp.

John Brinkhous, farmer, and dealer in agricultural implements was born in Baltimore, Md. Jan. 11, 1849. His parents, Anton and Augusta (Tucker) Brinkhous, were natives of Westphalia, Germany, and emigrated to the United State in 1839, subsequently locating in Clayton County. The subject of this memoir came here in 1854, and has resided here since, following the occupation of a farmer. His privileges of education were those of the common schools. He was married in 1874 to Margaret Voll, daugher of John and Susan Voll, nee Bender, natives of Baden. She was also born there on May 3, 1850, and came to the United States in April 1871. Mr. Brinkhous, though beginning life in limited circumstances, as by close attention to business and economy accumulated a fine property and home. He is a member of the United Workingmen at Elkader, and in politics he is a Republican. He has held several township offices.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 737-738
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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