BRINSER, E.C., Middletown, Pa., was born at Bachmansville, Pa., November 13, 1843 ; son of John C. Brinser. He attended the school of his native place and was engaged in farming until he was twenty-five years of age. He then taught in the public schools for six terms in Londonderry township and in Lancaster county, after which he succeeded his uncle, Mathias Brinser, in the manufacturing of the celebrated Brinser grain cradles and scythe snaths, in which he continued for some years, and during the past eight years has been engaged in farming and fruit raising, which he carries on extensively. In 1870 he married Miss Caroline K. Deckard, daughter of Israel Deckard, of Middletown, by whom he has fourteen children, who are all living : Nancy, born April 15, 1870, wife of Edward Munburg, of Middletown, and they have one child ; Zeruah, born September 6, 1872, wife of Albert Good, of Londonderry township, and they have one child ; Harry D., born November 30, 1873 ; John Wesley, born August 3, 1875 ; Mary D. and Barbara, twins, born August 26, 1877 ; Bertha, born April 10, 1880 ; Oscar, born June 18, 1882 ; Carrie born June 28, 1884 ; Marion, born January 24, 1886 ; Blanche, born September 18, 1887 ; Florence, born September 12, 1889 ; Grace, born February 11, 1892 ; Helen, born April 30, 1894. Mr. Brinser and his family are connected with the United Brethren church.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 11 March, 2001
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