Biographical and Genealogical History of Morris County New Jersey. Illustrated. Vol. II., Lewis Publishing Company, New York and Chicago, 1899.
A well known merchant and citizen of Morristown, Mr. BRINK was born in Hunterdon county, New Jersey, on the 19th of November, 1839, and is a son of Thomas L. and Elizabeth (THATCHER) BRINK. He is of Scotch descent, his ancestors having emigrated from the "land o' banks and braces" and settled in Hunterdon county many years ago. His father followed farming pursuits and our subject was reared on the old homestead, receiving his educational discipline in the district schools. At the age of nineteen he left the parental roof and began the battle of life on his own responsibility, learning the harness-maker's trade at Frenchtown, whence he came to Morristown, on the 4th of April, 1863, and here embarked in the harness business. For over thirty-five years he has successfully conducted an extensive establishment, dealing in harness and all kinds of supplies pertaining to horses, and he has attained prosperity and acquired a comfortable competency in this line of enterprise solely as the result of his individual efforts, his industry, perseverance, integrity of character, and strictly honorable business methods.
The marriage of Mr. BRINK was consummated in 1871, when he was united to Miss Julia WELSH, of Germantown, New Jersey. She died in 1891, leaving one daughter,
Mr. BRINK is a stanch supporter of the Republican party, but he has never sought political preferment. He is an adherent of the First Presbyterian church of Morristown, and is highly respected by all who know him.
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