1855 George Henry Brinkman & Susan L. Taylor Victorian Wedding Card
Printed on card: "Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brinkmann" with "Susan L. Taylor" (his wife's maiden name) printed in the lower corner. This is their 1855 Victorian wedding calling card. These Victorian era cards were used to "call" and announce your Victorian "calling" at homes of friends, acquaintances, family members and business contacts. Generally the home had a tray or "Charger," which was a large vessel, often silver, to hold the beautiful cards.
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Susan L. Taylor Brinkman 1834-1912 was born in Chester, Hampden County, Massachusetts and died in Wildomar, Riverside County, California.
Husband: George Henry Brinkman 1829-1910 Known as "Henry": George Henry Anton "Henry" Brinkman was born in Braunschweig, Lower Saxony Niedersachsen, Germany and died in Perris, Riverside County, California.
Elizabeth Brinkman Staples, wife of Jacob Staples.
William T. Brinkman lived in St. Joseph, Minnesota
Ida M. Brinkman Davis, wife of H.E. Davis
Minna S. Brinkman Templin, wife of C.M. Templin
Note: Susan and George Henry were married close to 55 years.
George Henry Brinkman
SAR: Sons of the American Revolution Applications 1889-1970
Birth Date: 15 Jan 1829-1910
SAR Membership: 69957
Application Date: 24 Mar 1948
Spouse: Susan L Taylor Brinkman
Children: Elizabeth Brinkman
From: HISTORY OF STEARNS COUNTY MINNESOTA Volume II, 1915, page 800:
"George Henry Brinkman was born in Brunswick, Germany, January 15, 1829, and came to America in 1849. He located in Hunter, New York, in the Catskill region, and there followed his trade as a cabinet maker. From there he went to Massachusetts, where he remained some five years. He was married there April 15, 1855, to Susan L. Taylor, a native of South Worthington, Hampden county, Massachusetts. In the same month they came west and settled at St. Anthony, now a part of Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 1856 he came to Rockville, in Stearns County Minnesota, and selected a claim. He Left his wife, and his two brothers, to hold the claim, while he worked for another year in St. Anthony. Then he came to Rockville, and started his farming operations. In 1864 he served several months in Company A, 1st First Minnesota Heavy Artillery. After his discharge he went to St. Cloud, where his family had previously moved. However, about a year later he once more took up his residence on the farm. While in Rockville he served in several offices, including that of treasurer, a position he held for some fifteen years. In 1895 he moved to California, where he died April 6, 1910. His wife passed away February 10, 1912. Mr. and Mrs. George Henry Brinkman had five children. Elizabeth is the wife of Jacob Staples; George Henry Brinkman Jr. died in 1882; William T. Brinkman is a farmer of St. Joseph, MN; Ida M is the wife of H.E. Davis; and Minna S. is the wife of C.M. Templin."
Note: St. Anthony, also known as Saint Anthony Village, is a city in Hennepin and Ramsey counties in the state of Minnesota. George Henry and Susan are buried at the Staples Cemetery, Saint Joseph, Stearns County, Minnesota.
Civil War Note: The 1st Minnesota "Heavies"...The 1st Minnesota Heavy Artillery was mustered in at St. Paul and Rochester, Minnesota from November 1864 to being mustered out February 1865. Many were soldiers previously enlisted from the:
1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment, 3rd Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment, 4th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment and the 5th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment.
This beautiful old Brinkman / Brinkmann family calling card was found in Portland, Maine, Cumberland County Maine with a large number of calling cards from New England. It unusual to have a wife's maiden name printed on a calling card. It is printed on a very thin early coated card stock. This pre Civil War era wedding card was their personally printed card and one of a kind. It was found in New England before they headed on their life's journey west and is a wedding card. Please check our site for other Staples family cards found in the same lot, as well as other surnames in that line that may be related.
Size: 3 1/8 x 1 3/4 inches
Note: Hello from ~debra. I have spent years collecting over 10,000 ID’d lost family photos & paper from US flea markets & antique shops. I do the best gen research I can, but am always open to corrections. This is an original antique item, not a reprint. A new high quality rigid sleeve is included for extra protection, especially during shipping. You may buy a piece alone, or large intimate 300 dpi scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. Please search carefully, as they are often found together and many may be related. I also invite you to join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. Thank you, enjoy! ~Debra Clifford (contact info on top bar)
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