BRINKMAN ANNEX

 

Katherine Margaret (Brinkman) Montei Pedigree

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Special thanks to the following people:

 

1. Sophia Dorothy Caroline (Brinkman) Olerich "Caroline", paragraph 3.b.(3. of generation 4, below, for compiling much of the Brinkman information in this annex.  Her memoires were informally published by Alice Eva (Brinkman) Ziegler, below.

 

2. Wilford Herman Rohlfs, paragraph 3.a.(2.(b. of generation 4, below, for compiling much of the Rohlfs information in this annex.

 

3. Pauline Ellen (Montei) MacArthur, for preserving and sharing Caroline's and Wilford's research.

 

4. Alice Eva (Brinkman) Ziegler, paragraph 3.d.(1.(a. of generation 4, below.  Informally published the memoires of Sophia Dorothy Caroline (Brinkman) Olerich, above.

 

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Origin of the surname “Brinkman:”

 

 

Generation

 

6  

 

5   (?) Brinkman

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born.  Died in the early 1800s, when son John was a small child.

 

2. Wife: (?)

 

Born .  Died .

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. John Dedrick Brinkman: See generation 4, below.

 

4   John Dedrick Brinkman

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 5 December 1809 at Borstel on Neurnburg, Germany.  Died 18 April 1891.  His father died when he was young; subsequently raised by an uncle.  Served 7 years in the German Army, as well as 5 years as a mercenary soldier, all during a period of relative peace, so no time in combat.  Immigrated with his family to the United States in August 1869, settling at Salem, Washtenaw County, Michigan.  About 1875 moved to Tuscola County, Michigan.

 

2. Wife: Hedevieg Margaret Ahlers

 

Born 21/27 November 1817 at Borstel on Neurnburg/Neineburg, Germany, daughter of Henry and Carstens (?) Ahlers.  Died 11 February 1888.  Married John Dedrick Brinkman in Germany.

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Mary Marie Brinkman: Born 29 January 1840 at Borstel/Berstel on Nurnburg, Germany.  Died 28 September 1895, age 45 years, 2 months, 1 day.  Heavy set.  Immigrated to the United States with her parents and her own family in 1869.  Married, as his 1st wife, Diedrick Herman Rohlfs (b. 4 Apr 1844 at Hanover, Germany, d. 27 Jan 1916, age 71 yrs, 4 mo., 24 days) in 1863/64.  Diedrick was a veteran of the Prussian War.  He came to America as a stowaway on a freighter, eventually settling in Michigan.  He moved from Whitmore Lake, Michigan to Fairgrove Township, Michigan in 1876, where he bought and developed a farm at 2775 Cramer Road, Akron.  Mary and Diedrick had the following children:

 

(1. Frederick "Fred" John Rohlfs: Born 22 August 1863 in Germany.  Died 27 October 1924.  Married Kathleen "Kate" Kohl/Cole (b. 18 Apr 1869, d. 12 Apr 1956) of Caro, Tuscola County, Michigan on 26 September 1888 and resided in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County.  Fred and Kate adopted the following son:

 

(a. Frederick "Fred" Glen Rohlfs: (adopted) Born 25 Apr 1917.  Married Betty Lorraine Fobear on 31 August 1945 and resided at 2357 Thomas Road, Fairgrove, Michigan 48733.  Frederick and Betty had the following children:

 

(1) Richard Allen Rohlfs: Born 1953.  Married Christine Cheskey (b. 1967) in 1981 and resided in Florida.  In 1989 resided in Michigan; subsequently divorced.

 

(2) Martha Ellen Rohlfs: Born 1957.  Married Larry Becker (b. 1952) in 1976 and resided in Michigan.  Martha and Larry had the following children:

 

(a) Brian Keith Becker: Born 1982.

 

(b) Daniel James Becker: Born 1987.

 

(2. Diedrick Herman Rohlfs: Born 19 April 1870 at Whitmore Lake, Oakland County just north of Salem, Washtenaw County, Michigan.  Died 18 February 1919.  Grew up in Michigan and Iowa.  Married Lucy Maud Turner (b. 7 Sep 1871, d. 6 Oct 1914) and raised the following children:

 

(a. Beatrice Maud Rohlfs: Born 18 August 1902.  Died 23 April 1903.

 

(b. Wilford Herman Rohlfs: (Adopted) Born 25 April 1908.  Married Nina Maxine Hover (b. 16 may 1915) on 6 June 1936 and resided at 217 Pleasant Street, Charlotte, Michigan.  Historian; compiled much of the Rohlfs information contained in this annex.  Wilford and Nina had the following children:

 

(1) Wilford Herman Rohlfs, Jr.: Born 1937.  Married Gladys Marie Schone (b. 1947) in 1967 and resided in Florida.  Wilford and Gladys had the following children:

 

(a) Theresa Marie Rohlfs: Born 1968.

 

(b) Tammy Lynn Rohlfs: Born 1969.

 

(2) Richard Charles Rohlfs: Born 1939.  Resided in Michigan.

 

(3) Robert Bruce Rohlfs: Born 1946.  Married Sandra Jean Matthews (b. 1947) and resided in Michigan.  Robert and Sandra had the following in children:

 

(a) Robyn Renee Rohlfs: Born 1973.

 

(b) Erin Rachelle Rohlfs: Born 1977.

 

(4) Ronald Lee Rohlfs: Born 1947.  Married Christine Marie Kowalski (b. 1952) in 1979 and resided in Michigan.  Ronald and Christine had the following children:

 

(a) Michelle Loraine Rohlfs: Born 1981.

 

(b) Laurie Marie Rohlfs: Born 1982.

 

(c)

 

(3. Henry Samuel Rohlfs: Born 11 August 1871 at Whitmore Lake, Michigan.  Died 17 October 1949.  Married Lillian "Lily" Mae Sylvester (b. 16 May 1874, d. 8 Jul 1951) on 9 October 1896/95 and had the following children:

 

(a. Cecil Donald Rohlfs: Born 30 November 1897/96 at Akron, Michigan.  Married Mildred Iona Clark (b. 21 Jan 1902, d. 27 Dec 1967) on 11 December 1922 and resided at 2098 Indian Lake Road, Niles, Michigan 49120.  Cecil and Mildred had the following children:

 

(1) Vivian May Rohlfs: Born 14 May 1919 in Fairgrove Township, Michigan.  Married Leonard A. Wetzel (b. 29 Aug 1914) on 24 June 1935 and resided at 2094 Indian Lake Road, Niles, Michigan.  Vivian and Leonard had the following children:

 

(a) Allan George Wetzel: Born 1936.  Married Frances Bowman (b. 22 May 1942, d. 11 Nov 1987) in 1959 and resided in Arkansas.  Allan and Frances had the following children:

 

[1. Roger Allen Wetzel: Born 1961.

 

[2. Kenneth Gregory Wetzel: Born 1962.

 

[3. Vickie Lynn Wetzel: Born 1969.

 

(b) Sally Ann Wetzel: Born 1939.  Married Jerry Van Orman (b. 1935) in 1958 and resided in Michigan .  Sally and Jerry had the following daughter:

 

[1. Carrie Lynn Van Orman: Born 1961.

 

(c) Marcia Elaine Wetzel: Born 1940.  Married, as his 2nd wife, Thomas Franch (b. 1942) in 1972 and resided in Michigan.  From his 1st marriage, Thomas had the following son:

 

[1. Thomas Franch, Jr.: Married Molly Conn and had the following children:

 

[a. Amanda Jean Franch: Born 1986.

 

[b. Eric Thomas Franch: Born 1989.

 

(d) Sharon Louise Wetzel: Born 1942.  Married William Huffman (b. 25 Jun 1942, d. 17 Jun 1973) in 1960 and had the following children:

 

[1. Shelly Renee Huffman: Born 1961.  Married Nathan Wilder, MD and had the following son:

 

[a. Gabriel warren Wilder: Born 1988.

 

[2. Diana Lence Huffman: Born 1964.  Married Bartley Harch and had the following daughter:

 

[a. Chelsey Ann Harch: Born 1987.

 

[3. Darren Lee Huffman: Born 1965.

 

Following William's death, Sharon married (2nd) Robert Boyce in 1978 and resided in Michigan.  Sharon and Robert had the following child:

 

[4. Child.

 

Sharon Louise (Wetzel)(Huffman) Boyce married (3rd) Ronald Hermann.

 

(e) David Lee Wetzel: Born 1944.  Married Lorna May Sederits (b. 1947) in 1969 and resided in Michigan.  David and Lorna had the following children:

 

[1. David Lee Wetzel, Jr.: Born 1965.

 

[2. Debbie Lynn Wetzel: Born 1968.

 

(f) Dale E. Wetzel: Born 1946.  Married Sally Ann Sederits (b. 1948) in 1965 and resided in Michigan.  Dale and Sally had the following children:

 

[1. Dale Anthony Wetzel: Born 1966.

 

[2. Jenifer Lynn Wetzel: Born 1969.

 

[3. Michelle Ann Wetzel: Born 1972.

 

(g) Larry Dean Wetzel: Born 1948.  Married Patricia Rockwell (b. 1948) in 1969 and had the following daughter:

 

[1. Lisa Ann Wetzel: Born 1973.

 

Larry and Patricia (Rockwell) Wetzel were subsequently divorced.  Larry married (2nd) Vickie Drake (b. 1952) in 1977 and resided in Michigan.

 

(h) Michael Wayne Wetzel: Born 1959.  Resided in Michigan.

 

(2) Gordon Ford Rohlfs: Born 21/20 January 1921/20 in Fairgrove Township, Michigan.  Veteran of World War II; killed in action 7 July 1942 in the Solomon Islands.

 

(3) June Naomi Rohlfs: Born 1924.  Married Walter Bozenski (b. 1920) in 1941 and resided in Indiana.  June and Walter had the following children:

 

(a) Pamelia June Bozenski: Born 1942.  Married Frank Novicki (b. 1942) in 1966 and resided in Pennsylvania.  Pamelia and Frank had the following children:

 

[1. Danny Allen Novicki: Born 1969.

 

[2. Bryon Kenneth Novicki: Born 1971.

 

[3. Terry Andrew Novicki: Born 1976.

 

[4. Nancy Ann Novicki: Born 1977.

 

(b) Cynthia Ann  Bozenski: Born 1948.  Resided in Canada.

 

(c) Valarie Lynn Bozenski: Born 1956.  Married Dean Hartke (b. 1954) in 1979 and resided in Indiana.  Valarie and Dean had the following child:

 

[1. Child.

 

(4) Robert Duane Rohlfs: Born 1925.  Married Goldieanna Baer (b. 1925) in 1947 and resided in Florida.  Robert and Goldieanna had the following children:

 

(a) Kirk Duane Rohlfs: Born 1950.  Married Vivian Connie Aldrich in 1975 and resided in Florida; subsequently divorced.  Kirk and Vivian had the following son:

 

[1. Jason Travis Rohlfs: Born 1974.

 

(b) Douglas Kent Rohlfs: Born 1952.  Married Michelle Moore (b. 1955) in 1973 and resided in Texas.  Douglas and Michelle had the following children:

 

[1. Douglas Shane Rohlfs: Born 1975.

 

[2. Corey Brell Rohlfs: Born 1977.

 

[3. Goldieanna Rohlfs: Born 1980.

 

(c) Candace Lynn Rohlfs: Born 1955.  Married Phillip Henry Shields (b. 1953) in 1975 and had the following children:

 

[1. Summer Ann Shields: Born 1979.

 

[2. Phillip Waldo Shields: Born 1981.

 

(5) Cecil Donald Rohlfs: Born 1928.  Married (1st) Dorothy Holtz and had the following son:

 

(a) Ronald Gere Rohlfs: Born 1945.  Married Kathy Jean Mansfield (b. 1948) in 1966 and resided in Michigan.  Ronald and Kathy had the following daughter:

 

[1. Sonja Jean Rohlfs: Born 1966.

 

[2. Clinton Lorel Rohlfs: Born 1970.

 

Cecil and Dorothy (Holtz) Rohlfs were subsequently divorced.  Cecil married (2nd) Billie (?) and resided in Nevada.  Cecil and Billie had the following children:

 

(b) Stephen Eric Rohlfs: Born 1949.  Married (1st) (?) Dodd (b. 1955); subsequently divorced.  Stephen and his 1st wife adopted the following son: 

 

[1. Jason Patton Dodd Rohlfs: (adopted) Born 1972.

 

Stephen Eric Rohlfs married (2nd) Susan Maria Cortez in 1975 and resided in Michigan.  Stephen and Susan had the following children:

 

[2. Stephanie Eric Rohlfs: Born 1977.

 

[3. Autumn Leigh Rohlfs: Born 1979.

 

(c) Jill Ann Rohlfs: Born 1955.  Married Eugene Wail (b. 1949) in 1978 and resided in Michigan.  Jill and Eugene had the following daughter and were subsequently divorced:

 

[1. Leah Kileen Wail: Born 1979.

 

(6) Janon Carol Rohlfs: Born 1930.  Married Luther Sly (b. 1925) in 1948 and had the following children:

 

(a) Cindy Lou Sly: Born 1949.  Married Stanley Barnum in 1978 and resided in Michigan.  Cindy and Stanley had the following children:

 

[1. Dawn Renee Barnum: (Twin) Born 1972.

 

[2. Shawn Renee Barnum: (Twin) Born 1972.

 

(b) Craig Allen Sly: Born 1953.  Married Judy Sisk (b. 1953) in 1970 and resided in Michigan 49120.  Craig and Judy had the following children:

 

[1. Judith Kathereyn Sly: Born 1971.

 

[2. Cory Alan Sly: Born 1973.

 

Judy (Sisk) Sly married (2nd) Ben Lucero (b. 1928) in 1958 and resided in Michigan.  Judy and Ben had the following children:

 

[3. Steven Ben Lucero: Born 1958.  Married Brenda Sue Warner and resided in Michigan 49120; subsequently divorced.

 

[4. Rhonda Marie Lucero: Born 1960.  Married Michael Brown in 1960 and resided in Michigan.  Rhonda and Michael had the following children:

 

[a. Michelle Marie Brown: Born 1978.

 

[b. Jason Michael Brown: Born 1980.

 

[5. Dana B. Lucero: Born 1961.

 

[6. Marcus B. Lucero: Born 1963.

 

[7. Stacy Ann Lucero: Born 1965.

 

[8. Chris B. Lucero: Born 1968.

 

(7) Frances Gaile Rohlfs: Born 1936.  Married Gerald William Balog (b. 1922) in 1958 and resided in Michigan.  Frances and Gerald had the following children:

 

(a) Sherry Kay Balog: Born 1958.  Married David Palenchar (b. 1956) in 1981 and resided in Florida.  Sherry and David had the following child:

 

[1. Child.

 

(b) Jeffrey Lynn Balog: Born 1960.  Married.

 

(c) Tamara Lynn Balog: Born 1964.  Married.

 

(d) Jon William Balog: Born 1967.

 

(8) Jerry Lee Rohlfs: Born 1940.  Married Judy Deual (b. 1943) in 1960 and resided in Michigan.  Jerry and Judy had the following children:

 

(a) Lorie Ann Rohlfs: Born 1962.

 

(b) Gary Lee Rohlfs: Born 1965.

 

(9) Kathleen Mary Rohlfs: Born 1943.  Married Jon Allen Scott (b. 1937) in 1963 and resided in Michigan.  Kathleen and Jon had the following children:

 

(a) Todd Allen Scott: Born 1964.  Married.

 

(b) Randy Eric Scott: Born 1966.

 

(c) Rick Jon Scott: Born 1967.

 

(b. Clayton Edward Rohlfs: Born 26 January 1899/96/98 at Akron, Michigan.  Died 21 February 1981.  Married Mary Nina Catherine Tobias (b. 3 Mar 1905) on 16 December 1922 and resided at 3515 Darbee Road, Fairgrove, Michigan 48733.  Clayton and Mary had the following children:

 

(1) Clayton Devere Rohlfs: Born 1924.  Married Marjorie Jean Leaym (b. 1925) in 1947 and resided in Michigan.  Clayton and Marjorie had the following children:

 

(a) David Devere Rohlfs: Born 1948.  Married Gail Sue Wisenbach (b. 1950) in 1969 and resided in Michigan.  David and Gail had the following children:

 

[1. Amy Sue Rohlfs: Born 1969.

 

[2. Christopher David Rohlfs: Born 1977.

 

(b) Patricia Lynn Rohlfs: Born 1951.  Married Dennis Becker in 1972 and resided in Michigan.  Patricia and Dennis had the following child (subsequently divorced):

 

[1. Child:

 

Patricia (Rohlfs) Becker married (2nd) Henry Sherman (b. 1952) in 1984.

 

(c) Marilyn Ann Rohlfs: Born 1954.  Married Douglas Rodney Shannon (b. 1953) in 1977.  Resided in Michigan and Michigan.  Marilyn and Douglas had the following children:

 

[1. Kathie Shannon: Born 1979.

 

[2. Allison Shannon: (male) Born 1985.

 

[3. Michael Douglas Shannon: Born 1989.

 

(d) Karen Sue Rohlfs: Born 1956.  Married Bradley Grady (b. 1956) in 1976 and resided in Michigan.  Karen and Bradley had the following son:

 

[1. Benjamin Clayton Grady: Born 1978.

 

[2. Jonathan Cameron Grady: Born 1981.

 

(2) Allen Bruce Rohlfs: Born 1928.  Married Betty Ann Rondo (b. 1931) in 1949 and resided in Michigan.  Allen and Betty had the following children:

 

(a) Debby Lee Rohlfs: Born 1950.  Married (1st)(?); subsequently divorced.  Married (2nd) Fred Racine in 1981 and resided in Michigan.

 

(b) Vicky Allen Rohlfs: Born 1952 and resided with her father in California 95926.

 

(c. Hazel Adelaide Rohlfs: Born 4 June 1903 at Akron, Michigan.  Died by 1989.  Married Ralph Lipscomb.

 

(d. Mildred May Rohlfs: Born 4 November 1907/06 at Akron, Michigan.  Married Harold James Hess (b. 3 Jun 1903, d. 25 Sep 1975) on 6 January 1924 and resided at 1571 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050.  Mildred and Harold had the following children:

 

(1) Wanda Mae Hess: Born 1925.  Married Robert S. Johnson (b. 1922) in 1942 and resided in Florida.  Wanda and Robert had the following children:

 

(a) William Clyde Johnson: Born 1943.  Married Mary Ann Kaufman in 1963 and resided in Michigan.  William and Mary had the following children:

 

[1. William Robert Johnson: Born 1963.  Married Laurie Brian Kelly.

 

[2. Brian William Johnson: Born 1967.

 

(b) Robert Lee Johnson: Born 1947.  Married Judy Freeland in 1967 and resided in Michigan.  Robert and Judy had the following children:

 

[1. Chad Everett Johnson: Born 1971.

 

[2. Lisa Marie Johnson: Born 1978.

 

(c) Ronald Jay Johnson: Born 1947.  Married (1st) Linda Opperman in 1969; subsequently divorced.  Married (2nd) Gloria Behnke (b. 1945) in 1981 and resided in Michigan.

 

(d) Harold Daniel Johnson: Born 1950.  Married Mary Helen Hoornstra in 1972 and resided in Michigan.  Harold and Mary had the following children:

 

[1. Daniel Paul Johnson: Born 1976.

 

[2. Eric Michael Johnson: Born 1979.

 

(2) Vernon James Hess: Born 1927.  Married Shirley Ayliffe in 1949 and resided in Michigan.  Vernon and Shirley had the following children:

 

(a) Von Harry Hess: Born 1951.  Married Charlotte Gamet and resided in Michigan.  Von and Charlotte had the following children (subsequently divorced):

 

[1. Lavobda Jean Hess: Born 1970.

 

[2. Laronda Hess: Born 1971.

 

(b) Connie Hess: Born 1952.

 

(c) Sue Ann Hess: Born 1956.  Married Tom Brandon.

 

(d) Lee Ann Hess: Born 1962.  Married David Joshua Brandi.

 

(e) Kent Vernon Hess: Born 1965.

 

(4. Mary Lucille/Isabelle Rohlfs: Born 14 October 1873 at Whitmore Lake, Michigan.  Died 1958.  Married Clinton Earl Genet (b. 1873, d. 1951) of Glenco, Minnesota on 9 October 1900 and had the following children:

 

(a. Clinton Earl Genet, Jr.: Born 1901/11 November 1902 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Died 1912/October 1910 at Mankato, Minnesota.

 

(b. Marguerite Lucile/Lucille Genet: Born 18 September 1904 at Akron, Michigan.  Died 14 June 1928 at Tracy, Minnesota; interred Mankato, Minnesota.

 

(5. Hattie/Heta Wilhelmina Sophia Rohlfs: Born 8 September 1875 at Salem, Washtenaw County, Michigan.  Died 7 September 1954.  Married Dr. Theron William Hammond (b. 14 Aug 1867) on 8/7 September 1898 and resided at 1428 Wilcox Point Drive, Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Hattie and Theron had the following children:

 

(a. Theron Demont Hammond: Born 29 March 1900 at Akron, Michigan.  Died 21 February 1946.  Studied at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Married Mildred F. Heimbacher (b. 9 Jul 1898, d. 10 Oct 1949) on 29 March 1927 and had the following daughter:

 

(1) Mary Alice Hammond: Born 1927.  Married Robert Johns in 1951 and had the following children:

 

(a) Kimberly Johns: Born 1952.

 

(b) Richard Johns: Born 1954.

 

(c) Cynthia Johns: Born 1957.

 

(b. Alice Pauline Hammond: Born 13 August 1906 at Akron, Michigan.  Married Leslie L. Davidson (b. 4 May 1906) on 4 February 1933 and resided at 1428 Wilcox Park Drive, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506.  Divorced 2 February 1942.

 

(6. Edward August Rohlfs: Born 24/14 June 1877/79 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Died 23 December 1951.  Married Martha Anna Lane (b. 29 Jun 1878, d. 8 Apr 1950) on 27/28 March 1901 and had the following children:

 

(a. Harry Edward Rohlfs: Born 14/15 July 1902 at Akron, Michigan.  Died 5 September 1974.  Married Cora Gertrude Louks/Loucks (b. 9 Jun 1906, d. 8 Apr 1955) on 8 April 1926 and had the following children:

 

(1) Evelyn Alice Rohlfs: Born 1927.  Married George Gordon Sharrow (b. 1926) in 1948 and resided in Ohio (subsequently divorced).  Evelyn and George had the following children:

 

(a) Gordon Edward Sharrow: Born 1951.  Married Brenda Kate Evans in 1970 and resided in Florida.  Gordon and Brenda had the following son:

 

[1. April Edward Sharrow: Born 1970.

 

[2. Jennifer Lynn Sharrow: Born 1975.

 

(b) Charles Alan Sharrow: Born 1959.

 

(c) George Frederick Sharrow: Born 1962.

 

(2) Carol Marie Rohlfs: Born 1930.  Married William J. Anderson (b. 1928) in 1954 and resided in Michigan.  Carol and William had the following children:

 

(a) Paul M. Anderson: Born 1957.  Married.

 

(b) David J. Anderson: Born 1959.  Married.

 

(c) Cheryl Anderson: Born 1960.

 

(d) Nancy Anderson: Born 1964.

 

(b. Kenneth Lane Rohlfs: Born 27 June 1904 at Akron, Michigan.  Died 11 January 1979.  Married Mildred Marie Snyder (b. 30 Aug 1906) on 23 December 1927 and resided at 3451 S. Main Street, Akron, Michigan 48701.  Kenneth and Mildred had the following children:

 

(1) Kenna Jean Rohlfs: Born 1928.  Married Robert Charles Proctor (b. 9 Jan 1928, d. 23 Nov 1987) in 1947 and resided in Michigan.  Kenna and Robert had the following children:

 

(a) Kenneth Howard Proctor: Born 1950.  Married Victoria Joan Kappen in 1968 and resided in Michigan.  Kenneth and Victoria had the following children:

 

[1. Shelly Ann Proctor: Born 1969.

 

[2. Angela Lynn Proctor: Born 1972.

 

[3. Erica Jean Proctor: Born 1975.

 

(b) Nancy Jean Proctor: Born 1951.  Married Ronald Alfred Will (b. 1953) in 1975 and resided in Michigan.  Nancy and Ronald had the following children:

 

[1. Janelle Marie Will: Born 1976.

 

[2. Jeffrey Michael Will: Born 1978.

 

(c. William Earnest Rohlfs: Born 10 January 1906 (also seen: b. 10/14 Jul 1906) at Akron, Michigan.  Married (1st) Marion Bell (b. 14 Feb 1910, d. 23 Oct 1962) on 20 March 1930 and had the following children:

 

(1) Glen Allen Rohlfs: Born 1932 and resided in Michigan.

 

(2) Joyce Irene Rohlfs: Born 9 October 1934.  Died 3 January 1960 from injuries of an automobile accident.

 

William Earnest Rohlfs married (2nd) Olive MacLacklon (b. 27 Apr 1916) and resided at 7662 Port Austin Road, Pigeon, Michigan 48755.

 

(d. Maurice Henry Rohlfs: Born 16/11 September 1908 at Akron, Michigan.  Died .  Married (1st) Mildred Sharp (b. 24 May 1914) and had the following daughter:

 

(1) Donna Lucille Rohlfs: Born 1933.  Married Victor Benish in 1957 and resided in Michigan.  Donna and Victor had the following children:

 

(a) Barbara Lynn Benish: Born 1959.  Married James Cliff Derocher (b. 1959) in 1980 and resided in Michigan.

 

(b) Dawn Rae Benish: Born 1963.

 

Maurice Henry Rohlfs married (2nd) Eva Fenwick and resided in Florida.  Maurice and Eva adopted the following daughter:

 

(2) Jane Rohlfs: (adopted) Born 1941.  Married (1st) Tom Logan and had the following children: 

 

(a) Todd Logan: Born 1959.

 

(b) Terry Logan: Born 1960.

 

Tom and Jane (Rohlfs) Logan were subsequently divorced.  Jane married (2nd) Edward Liggins; subsequently divorced.  Jane married (3rd) Grant Cliff and resided in Pennsylvania.  Jane and Grant had the following children:

 

(c) Sarah Cliff: Born 1966.

 

(d) Deanna Cliff: Born 1968.

 

(e. Clarence August Rohlfs: Born 21 February 1911 at Akron, Michigan.  Married Helen Cook (b. 8 Mar 1915, d. 1983) on 1 march 1937 and resided on North Main Street, Akron, Michigan 48701.  Clarence and Helen adopted the following son:

 

(1) John August Rohlfs: (adopted) Born 1944.  Resided in Michigan.

 

(f. Edward Earl Rohlfs: Born 24 April 1914 at Akron, Michigan.  Died 26 September 1969.  Married Jennie Maurich on 29 June 1933 and had the following children:

 

(1) Roma Lee Rohlfs: Born 1935.  Married Robert McKenzie and had the following child:

 

(a) Child:

 

(2) Gary Lane Rohlfs: Born 1953.  Married (?) and resided in Michigan.  Gary and his wife had the following child:

 

(a) Child:

 

(g. Edith May Rohlfs: Born 28 January 1918 at Akron, Michigan.  Married George Marsh (b. 18 Jun 1913) on 12 April 1941 and resided at 118 Holly Road, Williamsburg, West Virginia 23185; subsequently divorced.  Edith and George had the following children:

 

(1) Warren Marsh: Born 1942.  Married.

 

(2) Caroline Sue Marsh: Born 1945.  Married.

 

(3) Mary Ruth Marsh: Born 1948.  Married.

 

(4) Meredith Mae Marsh: Born 1949.  Married.

 

(h. Grace Elizabeth Rohlfs: Born 9 November 1920 at Akron, Michigan.  Married Ralph Douglas Devault (b. 27 Nov 1919) on 29 August 1940 and resided in Michigan.  Grace and Ralph had the following children:

 

(1) Richard Douglas Devault: Born 1944.  Married Doreen McCready (b. 1945) in 1966 and had the following children:

 

(a) Colleen Ann Devault: Born 1968.

 

(b) Michael Douglas Devault: Born 1970.

 

(c) Child:

 

(2) Linda Sue Devault: Born 1946.  Married Joseph Ginliani (b. 1938) in 1972 and had the following children:

 

(a) Enidy Rebecca Ginliani: Born 1974.

 

(b) Ryan Joseph Ginliani: Born 1976.

 

(3) Thomas Dale Devault: Born 1948.  Married Susan Rockfort (b. 1951) in 1976 and had the following child:

 

(a) Child.

 

(7. Arthur Henry Rohlfs: Born 25 September 1879 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Married Iva Lydia Smith (b. 6 Dec 1880, d. 13 Jan 1954) on 24 April 1901 and had the following children:

 

(a. Madeline R. Rohlfs: Born 17 November 1902 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Died 5 April 1974.  Married David Granville Tuck (b. 2 Sep 1903, d. 5 Nov 1974) on 16 June 1928 and had the following children:

 

(1) Mary Elinor Tuck: Born 1933.  Married John Robert Cramp (b. 1933) in 1955 and resided in Michigan.  Mary and John had the following children:

 

(a) Stephen Cramp: Born 1956.  Married and divorced.

 

(b) Jeffrey Cramp: Born 1958.  Married.

 

(c) Ann Cramp: Born 1960.  Married.

 

(d) Suzanne Cramp: Born 1963.  Married.

 

(2) David Roger Tuck: Born 1931.  Married Oretta Ellis (b. 1934) in 1955 and resided in Michigan.

 

(a) David Michael Tuck: Born 1958.  Married.

 

(b) Brian Charles Tuck: Born 1959.  Married Laurie Ann White (b. 1959) in 1985 and had the following children:

 

[1. Elise Marie Tuck: Born 1987.

 

[2. Samuel James Tuck: Born 1988.

 

(c) Christopher Mark Tuck: Born 1964.  Married Melissa Kay Zimmerman (b. 1964) in 1987.

 

(b. Arthur Glyde Rohlfs "Glyde": Born 11 November 1912/13 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Married Evelyn Robinson (b. 20 May 1912) on 17 January 1933 and resided at 2775 Cramer Road, Akron, Michigan 48701 and had the following children:

 

(1) Madeline Eugenna Rohlfs "Eugenna": Born 1933.  Married Donald Priestly in 1952 and resided in Michigan; subsequently divorced.  Madeline and Donald had the following children:

 

(a) Linda Carol Priestley: Born 1953.  Married John D. Letson in 1973 and resided in Michigan.  Linda and John had the following children:

 

[1. Judy Letson: Twin.  Born 1970.

 

[2. Trudy Letson: Twin.  Born 1970.

 

[3. Wayne Letson: Born 1976.

 

(b) James Arthur Priestley: Born 1954.  Married Fatima Almedia Lopes in 1989 and resided in Florida; subsequently divorced.

 

(c) Diane Lee Priestley: Born 1957.  Married Bobby Carter.

 

(d) Donald Scott Priestley: Born 1958.  Married Sue Ryan in 1984 and resided in Florida.  Donald and Sue had the following children:

 

[1. Stephanie Lynn Priestley: Born 1985.

 

[2. Arthur Ryan Priestley: Born 1986.

 

(e) Christopher "Chris" Allen Priestley: Born 1961.  Married Peggy Ann Trisch in 1986.

 

(c. Eleanor Lucille Rohlfs: Born 9 December 1913 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Died 17 May 1969.  Married Albert Vollmar/Vollnar (b. 5 Apr 1913, d. 3 Oct 1978) on 19 June 1937 and had the following children:

 

(1) Carol Jean Vollmar: Born 1938.  Married John Joslin in 1958 and resided in Michigan; subsequently divorced.  Carol and John had the following children:

 

(a) John Americ Joslin: Born 1960.  Married.

 

(b) Kara Leigh Joslin: Born 1961.  Married.

 

(2) Carl Arthur Vollmar: Born 1939.  Married Alice Bradley Pike and resided in Michigan.  Carl and Alice had the following children:

 

(a) Bradley Vollmar.

 

(b) Heidi Vollmar.

 

(3) James Albert Vollmar: Born 1948.  Married Sue Ann Moore (b. 1947) in 1968 and resided in Michigan.  James and Sue had the following children:

 

(a) Donald Albert Vollmar: Born 1970.

 

(b) Child.

 

(c) Child.

 

(d. Gleason Duanee Rohlfs: Born 4 October 1918/9 December 1919 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Married Julia Bola (b. 7 Nov 1918) on 29 January 1942 and resided at 9429 Shouse Drive, Vienna, Virginia 22180.  Gleason and Julia had the following children:

 

(1) Ronald Duanee Rohlfs: Born 1945.  Married Ann B. Major in 1968 and resided in Virginia.  Ronald and Ann had the following children:

 

(a) Duane Adams Rohlfs: Born 20 July 1969 in England.  Died 17 April 1987.

 

(b) Michael Gleason Rohlfs: Born 1973 in England.

 

(c) Child.

 

(2) Arthur Harlan Rohlfs: Born 1948.  Married Cynthia Nunez in 1970 and resided in Virginia.  Arthur and Cynthia had the following children:

 

(a) Elizabeth Ann Rohlfs: Born 1972.

 

(b) Christopher Arthur Rohlfs: Born 1974.

 

(c) Child.

 

(3) Gaynell Fay Rohlfs: Born 1952.  Married Alexander Braazko and resided in New Jersey.  Gaynel and Alexander had the following child:

 

(a) Child.

 

(4) Kim Lee Rohlfs: Born 1957 at Seoul, Korea.

 

(8. William Ernest Rohlfs: Born 28 September 1881 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Died 18 October 1905 (also seen: d. 1914) at Elkton, Michigan.  Graduated from divinity school.  Employed as a Presbyterian minister at Elkton.

 

Dedrick Herman Rohlfs married (2nd) Florence Mallory (b. 8 Jun 1860, d. 24 Sep 1905) and had the following son:

 

(9. Robert Otis Rohlfs: Born 9 July 1900.  Died 6 July 1985.  Resided at Raymond's Trailer Park, S. State Street, Caro, Michigan 48723.

 

b. J. A. Diedrick Brinkman: Born 26 December 1843 at Borstel on Neinburg/Niemburg, Germany.  Following school in Germany was employed as a carpenter until age 20 years, when he injured a knee, rendering it stiff.  For the next 3 years he tended sheep in Germany.  Immigrated to the United States, departing April 1867 and arriving at Baltimore, Maryland on 17 July 1867; his sailing ship was lost for a period of time because they encountered a severe storm, causing deprivation.  Subsequently moved to Salem, Washtenaw County, Michigan, where he was employed for a number of years as a carpenter.  Subsequently moved to Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa.  Married Anna Mary Margaret Wiegman of Salem on 28 February 1871 at Salem and had the following children:

 

(1. Dora "Hattie" Mary Hedevieg Brinkman: Born 18 April 1872 at Salem, Washtenaw County, Michigan.  At age 1 moved with her parents to Fort Dodge, Iowa.  Married M. N. Ives of Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa on 6 April 1891 and had the following children:

 

(a. Clara Anna Ives: Born 24 May 1892.  Died 10/16 June 1921.  Graduated from college.  Married Frank Watson of Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa on 6 February 1916 and had the following children:

 

(1. Rosalie Iva/Iona Watson: Born 18 February 1917.

 

(2. Benjamin Louis Watson: Born 25 March 1919.

 

(b. Earl Albert Ives: Born 15 September 1893 at Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa.  Married Ethel Valgene Crow on 28 December 1916 at Williamsburg, Iowa and had the following children:

 

(1. Charles Morris Ives: Born 5 July 1918.

 

(2. Forrest/Forest Earl Ives: Born 24/27 June 1919.

 

(3. Rollin Curtis Ives: Born 1923.

 

(4. Elwyn Ellis Ives: Born 1925.

 

(c. Milo Diedrich Ives: Born 7 April 1895 at Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa.  Married Mayme/May Selina Thurston/Thorseon/Thoreson on 28 June 1916 and had the following children:

 

(1. Allen Ives: Born 26 September 1917.

 

(2. Roger Dale Ives: Born 3 April 1919.

 

(3. Thomas Norton/Morton Ives: Born 11 July/June 1920.

 

(4. Dela/Lela Marjorie Ives: Born 27 November 1921.

 

(d. Blanche Louise Ives: Born 9 April 1897 at Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa.  Graduated from state normal school.  Married Harold Sarensen (perhaps) of Charles City, Iowa on 25/28 June 1919 at Charles City and had the following children:

 

(1. Doris Arlene Sarensen: Born 1922.

 

(2. Audrey Mae Sarensen: Born 1925.

 

(e. Gail Henry Ives: Born 22 February 1899 at Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa.  Veteran of World War I; served 13 months.  Married Marie Galloway on 9 June 1926, who was employed as a teacher in a Catholic school, and had the following son:

 

(1. James Richard Ives: Born 1927.

 

(f. Leon Orval/David Ives: Born 27 April 1903 at Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa.  Died by 1921.

 

(g. Child: Died as an infant.

 

(h. Glen William Ives: Born 13 August 1908 at Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa.  Married Frances Donica and had the following children:

 

(1) William Glen Ives, Jr.

 

(2) Barbara Jo Ives.

 

(i. Arlo George Ives: Born 16 January 1911 at Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa.

 

(j. Leona Morris Ives: Born 25 September 1913 at Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa.

 

(k. Lolita/Loleta Hedevieg/Hedewieg Ives: Born 13 April 1915 at Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa.  Died December 1930.

 

(2. Sophia Dora Brinkman: Died as an infant.

 

(3. Sophia Dorothy Caroline Brinkman "Caroline": (photos) Born 6 July 1875 in Pocahontas County, Iowa.  Taught school for 5 years.  Documented Brinkman family history.  Married H. F. Olerich of Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa on 8 March 1899 and had the following children:

 

(a. Alma Dorothea/Dorithia Olerich: Born 29 November 1899 at Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa.  Studied at the Iowa State University.

 

(b. Islea Margaret Olerich: Born 20 January 1901 at Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa.  Married Douglas Hope of New York City on 12 November 1924 and had the following children:

 

(1) Islea Beth Hope: Born 1925.

 

(2) Douglas Olerich Hope: Born 1934.

 

(c. Orvan Brinkman Olerich: Born 8 August 1904 at Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa.  Born 15 October 1927.  Married Vera Nelson and had the following son:

 

(1) Jon Franklin Olerich: Born 30 January 1937.

 

(d. Henry Eldon Olerich: Born 2 August 1908 at Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa.

 

(e. Byron Alten Olerich: Born 28 October 1909 at Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa.

 

(f. Ellwood G. Olerich: Born 19 December 1916 at Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa.

 

(4. Henry Diedrich Brinkman: Born 3 March 1877 in Pocahontas County, Iowa.  Perhaps a student at Fayette, Fayette County, Iowa before employment as a farmer.  Married Nellie Hoover of Fort Dodge, Iowa on 8 June 1905 and had the following children:

 

(a. Alice Jeanette Brinkman: Born 12 April 1907 at Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa.  Married Park Kauffman on 18 April 1925 and had the following children:

 

(1) Park Dean Kauffman: Born 1926.

 

(2) Donald Kauffman: Born 1928.

 

(3) Derry Kauffman: Born 1936.

 

(b. Paul Diedrick Brinkman: Born 18 March 1909 at Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa.

 

(c. Robert Henry Brinkman: Born May 1910 at Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa.  Died in May.

 

(d. Lois Jessie Brinkman: Born 30 July 1911/12 at Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa.

 

(e. Annabelle Brinkman: Born 18 December 1913/14 at Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa.

 

(f. David Brinkman: Born 23 August 1915/16 at Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa.

 

(g. Stella May Brinkman: Born 10 January 1917 at Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa.

 

(h. Marybeth Brinkman: Born 22 June 1921 at Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa.

 

(5. Dora Katherine Brinkman: Born 26 February 1879 in Pocahontas County, Iowa.  Employed as a school seamstress.  Married A. W. Ives of Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa on 22 May 1907 and had the following children:

 

(a. Warren Diedrick Ives: Born 9 September 1910 at Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa.

 

(b. Miriam/Merian Ramona Ives: Born 8 August 1912 at Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa.

 

(c. Norton Ives: Born 6 March 1917 at Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa.

 

(d. Harold Andrew Ives: Born 3 February 1920 at Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa.  Died 22 May 1922.

 

(6. Jessie Florence Brinkman: Born 15 September 1880 in Pocahontas County, Iowa.  Schooled at Cedar Falls, Iowa.  Graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan with a master's degree majoring in education.  Taught school in Iowa, Michigan, and California.  Married Dr. Leroy R. Wellstead, who she met while studying at the University of Michigan, on 23 September 1911 and had the following children:

 

(a. Robert Leroy Wellstead: Twin.  Born 3 July 1914.

 

(b. Raymond Diedrick Wellstead: Twin.  Born 3 July 1914.

 

(c. Parley Edgar Wellstead: Born 11 October 1918.

 

(7. Child: Died as an infant.

 

(8. John Herman Brinkman: Born 30 September 1883 at Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa.  Schooled at Dixon and Des Moines, Iowa.  Married Carrie F./B. Jewett on 21 August 1912/September 1903 at Indianola, Iowa and had the following children:

 

(a. John Halleck Brinkman: Born 2 October 1913 at Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa.

 

(b. Helen Elizabeth Brinkman: Born 23 August 1915 at Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa.

 

(c. William Jewett Brinkman: Born 16 April 1917/18 at Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa.

 

(d. Eloise Margaret Brinkman: Born 1922.

 

(9. William Frederick Brinkman: Born 19 January 1886 at Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa.  Schooled at Buena Vista, Iowa; then Iowa State University, Iowa City; then Rush Medical School.  Interned at Chicago, then practiced medicine at Des Moines, Iowa.  Married Inex/Inez Essex of Des Moines on 10 April 1918 at Des Moines and had the following son:

 

(a. William Frederick Brinkman, Jr.: Born 10 January 1920.  Veteran of World War II; killed in action 3 June 1943.  

 

(10. August Aaron Brinkman: Born 2 October 1887/88 at Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa.  Graduated from Ames Agricultural College and was subsequently employed as a farmer.  Served in the US military for 18 months.  Married Grace Phillips of Moquokota, Iowa on 8 October 1919 and had the following children:

 

(a. Winnifred Helen Brinkman: Born 3 October 1921 at Algona, Iowa.

 

(b. Mary Margaret Brinkman: Born 1924.

 

(11. Anna Louise Brinkman: Born 10 September 1889 at Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa.  Graduated from teachers college and taught school.  Married Ernest Vaughn of Rolfe on 1 January 1913.  Ernest had red hair and was employed as a farmer at Rolfe.  Anna and Ernest had the following children:

 

(a. Virgil Vaughn: Born 25 November 1913 at Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa.

 

(b. Francis Vaughn: Born 23 May 1915 at Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa.

 

(c. Virginia Ann Vaughn: Born 23/19 January 1920 at Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa.

 

(d. Divona/Davina Jeane Vaughn: Born 12 June 1921/20 at Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa.

 

(12. May Violetta Brinkman: Born 14 May 1891 at Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa.  Graduated from Rolfe High School and Iowa State University, Iowa City, Iowa.  Also studied in Chicago.  Employed as a teacher at Pomeroy and Algona, Iowa as well as Long Beach and Strathmore, California.  Married Frank Caffray on 9 June 1923.  Following World War II Frank helped develop Apple Valley, California.  May and Frank had the following son:

 

(a. Donald Brinkman Caffray: Born 1928.

 

(13. Clyde/Glyde Sherman (perhaps) Brinkman: Born 1 April 1893 at Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa.  Graduated from Rolfe High School.  Also studied at Ames and Cedar Falls, Iowa.  Subsequently employed as a farmer.  Married Genevieve Gwyneth Thomas on 19 February 1919 at Unionville, Missouri.  Clyde and Genevieve had the following son:

 

(a. Thomas Franklin Brinkman: born 1 March 1920.

 

(14. Idella "Dolly" Almina Brinkman: Born 5/10 May 1895 at Rolfe, Pocahontas County, Iowa.  Graduated from the state teachers college at Cedar Falls, Iowa.  Taught school at Long Beach and Covina, California.  In 1973 Idella had Parkinson's Disease and resided at San Bernadino, California.  Married Harvey Freeman of 129 Navilla Place, Covina, California on 17 June 1922 and had the following children:

 

(a. Mary Margaret Freeman: Born 1930.

 

(b. Harvey William Freeman: Born 1931.

 

c. Katherine Margaret Brinkman: See generation 3, below.

 

d. Henry John Brinkman: Born 9 September 1852 at Borstel on Neimburg, Germany.  Immigrated to the United states with his parents in 1869.  Settled at Salem, Washtenaw County, Michigan and developed a prosperous farm.  Married Fannie Augusta Root on 15/27 October 1879 at Ann Arbor, Michigan and had the following children:

 

(1. Burton "Bert" Emery Brinkman: Born 27 September 1883 in Salem Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan (also seen: b. Ann Arbor, MI).  Married widow Eva Genevieve (Thomas) Sheldon (d. abt 1942) on 8 June 1924 at Detroit, Michigan.  Eva was employed as a registered nurse.  Burton and Eva had the following children:

 

(a. Alice Eva Brinkman: (more info)Born 1927 at Ypsilanti, Michigan.  Married Lawrence W. Ziegler "Zig" in 1952 and resided in Michigan.  Alice and Lawrence had the following children:

 

(1) William "Bill" Burton Ziegler: Born 1955 at Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Employed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.  Married Joyce Ann Smitt of Wiedman, Michigan in 1977 at Beal City, Michigan and in 1983 resided in Wisconsin.  Joyce was employed as a nurse.  Bill and Joyce had the following children:

 

(a) Erich William Ziegler: Born 1982 at Carbondale, Illinois.

 

(b) Anne Marie Ziegler: Born 1984 at Ashland, Wisconsin.

 

(2) Richard "Rick" Andrew Ziegler: Born 1958 at Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 

(b. Burton Leonard Brinkman: Born 1932 at Ypsilanti, Michigan.  Married Bertha Hargrove in 1959 at Lincoln, Nebraska and in 1983 resided in Nebraska.  Burton and Bertha had the following children:

 

(1) Deborah Ann Brinkman: Born 1962 at Seward, Nebraska.

 

(2) David Allen Brinkman: Born 1966 at Seward, Nebraska.

 

(3) Terry Ray Brinkman: Born 1968 at Seward, Nebraska.

 

(2. Harry Ward Brinkman: Born 19/17 November 1888 in Salem Township, Wastenaw County, Michigan (also seen: b. Ann Arbor, MI).  Died 27 April 1927.

 

(3. Edith Marian/Marion Brinkman: (more info) Born 1 September 1900 in Salem Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan.  Died 11 December 1983, age 83, at Ann Arbor, Michigan; interred there in Leland Cemetery.  Married, as his 2nd wife, Andrew "Andy" Adolph Fahrner (d. 12 Aug 1972) on 24 June 1924/25 in Salem Township and resided at 1455 Harpst Street, Ann Arbor.  Andrew had the following children with his 1st wife:

 

(a. Lloyd Fahrner: In 1983 resided in Michigan.

 

(b. Juanita Fahrner: Married Louis Hames and in 1983 resided in California.

 

e. William "W.D." D. Brinkman: Born 6 October 1857 at Bockhop/Bocholt, Germany.  Immigrated to the United States with his parents in August 1869, settling at Salem, Washtenaw County, Michigan.  Married Katherine/Catherine Layer (d. 21 Feb 1939) on 28 October 1884 and had the following children:

 

(1. Emma Margaret Brinkman: Born 13/18 February 1885 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Graduated from Fairgrove High School and Bay City Business College, Bay City, Michigan.  Married Tillman Solden/Soldan of Pigeon, Michigan on 5 February 1912 and had the following children:

 

(a. Elmer William Solden: Born 11 March 1914 at Pigeon, Michigan.

 

(b. Helen Margaret Solden: Born 12 March 1918 at Pigeon, Michigan.

 

(c. Annabelle Solden: Born 1922.

 

(2. Henry John Brinkman: Born 4 May 1886 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Attended Michigan Agricultural College, Lansing, Michigan.  Married Sadie Murry/Murray on 21 December 1910 at Fairgove, Michigan and had the following children:

 

(a. Helen Maxine Brinkman: Born 8/10 March 1912 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.

 

(b. Henry J. Brinkman, Jr.: Born 1925 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.

 

(3. Charles William Brinkman: Born 20 March 1888/87 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Attended Vassar High School, Michigan.  Graduated from Bay City Business College, Bay City, Michigan.  Employed as head bookkeeper for the Michigan Sugar Company, Bay City.  Married Lina M. Gaudreau/Gandreau of Bay City on 16 May 1914 and had the following children:

 

(a. Virginia Marie Brinkman: Born 16 February 1915 at Bay City, Michigan.  Died there 8 December 1916.  Employed as a bookkeeper for the Michigan Sugar Company, Bay City.

 

(b. Charles William Brinkman, Jr.: Born 9 February 1917 at Bay City, Michigan.

 

(c. Clifford John Brinkman: Born 9 July 1918 at Bay City, Michigan.

 

(d. Raymond Keith Brinkman: Born 9 January 1922.  Died 7 July 1935.

 

(e. Paul Kenneth Brinkman: Born 1926.

 

(4. Bertha Sophia Brinkman: Born 28/25 November 1889 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Died 12 October 1927.  Attended Fairgrove High School.  Married Allie Grear on 24 April 1924 at Birmingham, Michigan.

 

(5. Frank Edward Brinkman: Born 25 August 1891 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Died 18 December 1918 at Pigeon, Michigan.  Married Mable Broderick/Brodenur on 29 April 1913 at Caro, Michigan and had the following children:

 

(a. Beatrice Arbutus Eleanor Brinkman: Born 19 October 1913 at Pigeon, Michigan.

 

(b. Stanley Leroy Brinkman: Born 11 July 1915 at Prescott, Michigan.

 

(c. Mildred Katherine/Catherine Brinkman: Born 6 July 1917 at Pigeon, Michigan.

 

(d. Frank Edward Brinkman, Jr.: Born 29 June 1919.  Died at age 1 year.

 

(6. John Jacob Brinkman: Born 7 June 1893 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Veteran of World War I; served 1 year, 10 months, 23 days, including 1 year in Europe.  Married Minnie York on 24 December 1927.

 

(7. Lillian May Brinkman: Born 10 May 1895 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Married Lee C. Rice of Rochester, Michigan on 28 February 1917 and resided at 120 E. Fifth Street, Rochester, Michigan.  Lillian and Lee had the following daughter:

 

(a. Marjorie Pauline Rice: Born 28 April 1919 at Detroit, Michigan.

 

(8. William Frederick Brinkman: Born 4/24 February 1897 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Employed as a farmer.  Married Bertha Marie Rayl on 20 December 1922 and  had the following children:

 

(a. Donald Dean Brinkman: Born 1924.

 

(b. Charlotte Marie Brinkman: Born 1925.

 

(c. Dorothy Jean Brinkman: Born 1928.

 

(9. Winford August Brinkman: Born 3 January 1899 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Employed as a farmer.  Married Katherine Alberta McDougall on 21 February 1923 and had the following children:

 

(a. Winford Loren Brinkman: Born 1923.

 

(b. Charles William Brinkman: Born 30 August 1927.  Died 1967 from injuries received in an automobile accident.

 

(10. J. Mary Dora Brinkman: Born 15 October 1901 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Married Donald C. Adams on 18 January 1922 and resided at 318 Montague Avenue, Caro, Michigan.  Mary and Donald had the following children:

 

(a. Donald C. Adams, Jr.: Born 1923.

 

(b. Onalee Marie Adams: Born 1925.

 

(11. George Theodore Brinkman: Born 15 May 1904 at Caro, Indianfields Township, Michigan (also seen: Fairgrove Twp, Tuscola Co., MI).  Attended Fairgrove High School.

 

(12. Blanche E./Beatrice Brinkman: Born 9 August 1907 in Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Attended Fairgrove High School.

 

3   Katherine "Kate" Margaret Brinkman:

 

Born September 1849 at Borstel am Nurnburg, Germany.  Died December 1927.  Married Gottfried Ferdinand Montei, generation 3 of the Montei Annex on 14 April 1872.

 

 

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