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W.M. Brinkhous
Cox Creek Twp.

W. M. Brinkhous, merchant, Mederville, was born in Maryland, July 18, 1854, and was a son of Anton and Augusta Brinkhous, nee Tucker, natives of Baden, Prussa. They came to the United States in 1839, and located in Baltimore, Md. where they remained a number of years, then removed to Clayton County. Mrs. Brinkhous died Jan. 6, 1876. The subject of this memoir spent his early life on his father's farm and was educated in the common schools. In 1880 he came to Mederville, built a store, and in company with his brother engaged in the mercantile business. In connection with this they are successfully conducting a creamery, and ship from 800 to 900 pounds of butter weekly. He was married in 1880 to Ida Voss, daughter of John and Mary (Pino) Voss, natives of Prussia. She was born Oct. 11, 1847. In his political views Mr. Brinkhous is neutral, voting for the man rather than party.

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


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