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Adam Brinker
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Birth: Feb. 3, 1846
Forks Township
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 4, 1928
Bethlehem
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA

COMPANY A, 153RD REGIMENT, PENNSYLVANIA INFANTRY, CIVIL WAR. MUSTERED SEPTEMBER, 1862 IN HARRISBURG, PA. HONORABLY DISCHARGED JULY, 1863.
Adam was a laborer from Nazareth, PA. He enlisted as age 18, even though he was really 16.
He began a harness business in South Bethlehem in 1867, served on the Bethlehem town and city council and was director of South Bethlehem Building & Loan Association, and the Equitable Building & Loan Association. He was also elected president of South Bethlehem National Bank. When he died, his estate was valued at $552,000 and was divided among 6 family members, however, his will was constructed in such a way that when those 6 heirs died, the moneys would be returned to a residuary estate. His last heir died in 2005 at which time the value of the trust was $9.3 million. Per his will, the moneys were then distributed to three non-profit organizations, KidsPeace, St. Luke's Hospital and Moravian Seminary. Nearly 80 years after his death, those three organizations received equal amounts of the trust, approximately $3.1 million each.

 
 
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 Spouses:
  Lydia Sloyer Brinker (1844 - 1908)*
  Emma J. Chryst Brinker (1881 - 1926)*
 
 Children:
  Martha S. Brinker Schrempel (1867 - 1950)*
  Lilly J. Brinker Peysert Eckensberger (1869 - 1958)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Nisky Hill Cemetery
Bethlehem
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Decal
Record added: Jun 26, 2007
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Adam Brinker
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Adam Brinker
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Adam Brinker
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Rest in heavenly peace.
- Star Kline
 Added: Nov. 19, 2008

- Andrew Brinker
 Added: Jan. 5, 2008
 
 
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