V. A. BRINK, grocer, 4 West Third street. This house is the successor of the old grocery house of H. D. Perkins,
established in 1857 on West Front street, and of which Mr. Brink became sole owner in 1878 by purchasing the interest
of his partner, W. R Williams, with whom, seven years before, under the firm name of Brink & Williams, he had
bought out the stock of H. C. Harkins, Mr. Perkins' partner and successor. Mr. Brink, prior to removing to his
present location in 1880, was on East Second street, first at No. 2, afterward at No. 11. Business is gradually
growing, and sales are slightly in advance of last year. The business gives full employment to three persons and
one delivery wagon. Mr. Brink is a native of western New York; was brought up on a farm; came to Winona in 1862,
and was eight years in the dry goods house of his brother, J. L. Brink, before opening trade on his own account.
Mr. Brink is married and has three children, one of whom is in attendance at the state normal school. Mr. Brink
was made a Master Mason in 1868; became a member of Winona Chapter, No. 5, R. A. M., in 1881, and a Knight Templar
in Coeur de Lion Commandery, No. 3, of this city, in 1882.
The History of Winona County
Together with Biographical Matter, Statistics, Etc.
BY: A. T. Andreas
H. H. Hill and Company, Publishers
Winona County, MN
Names A to H
Names I to Y
Also see [ Railway Officials in America 1906