Biography of Daniel W. Brinker
Columbiana County, OH

Daniel Webster Brinker, who lives retired in Salem Township, is a representative and highly esteemed citizen of Columbiana County. He was born in Center Township, March 23, 1861, and is the son of Henry and Rosina (Angst) Brinker.

Henry Brinker was born in Center Township, Columbiana County, in June, 1809, and died Oct. 7, 1882. His life was spent as a farmer and at one time he owned much land; he willed 458 acres to his children. He was a liberal supporter of the church and a man of honor and business integrity. Mr. Brinker was the son of Andrew Brinker, who was born in Pennsylvania and came to Ohio with his family in 1807. Andrew Brinker became a very wealthy and influential man, owning at one time 2,000 acres of land. He came of sturdy German stock, which had settled first in Maryland and had then crossed into Pennsylvania.

Henry Brinker had a son by his first marriage, Jacob, who died in 1887. He was later married to Miss Rosina Augst, a native of Salem Township, and the daughter of Jacob and Katherine Augst, Swiss-Germans. She now resides with her son, Daniel W. Brinker. To Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brinker the following children were born: Mary C. Arter, lives in Alliance, Ohio ; Daniel Webster, the subject of this sketch; and Sara Ida Bates, deceased.

Daniel Webster Brinker was reared and educated in Center Township. In 1877 his father gave him the farm he now owns in Salem Township. It is among the attractive farms of this section and is well improved. Until his retirement in 1923, due to an injury sustained while plowing with a tractor, Mr. Brinker was well known as a dairy farmer.

On March 8, 1884, Mr. Brinker was married to Miss Alice Hilbish, who was born in Snyder County, Pa., the daughter of Rev. Henry Hilbish, of the Reformed Church. Reverend Hilbish is deceased and his wife resides at Johnstown, Pa. To Mr. and Mrs. Brinker the following children were born: Ada B., married Clarence Holloway, lives on the Brinker farm, and they have four children: Thelma, Walter, Lloyd, and Martha Mae; Linna R., a trained nurse, connected with Charity Hospital, Cleveland; Mildred, married Stallo Bailey, lives in Salem Township, and they have four children, Carl, Helen, Pearl, and Gladys; Miriam, twin sister of Mildred, married Homer Noel, lives in Salem Township; Henry R., a graduate of Ohio State University, is county agent in Wyandotte County, Ohio; Theodore, a student at Ohio State University; and Mary, a normal school student.

In politics Mr. Brinker is identified with the Republican party and he has served as a member of the township and local school boards for many years. He is a member of St. Jacob's Reformed Church, and an excellent citizen of the community in which he has spent his entire life.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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