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(Jacob) Henry BRININGER
Susan A. __?__
Emma Jane STROUP
Mary A. __?__
WARNING:  Secondary sources are mixing up our subject with the Henry BRININGER (1850-1924) who married Mary GILL and lived in Ohio.  These are two different men.
Husband:  Jacob Henry BREININGER / BRININGER
Birth:  Oct 1854 or 17 Oct 1853, Beaver Twp., Union [now Snyder] Co., PA
Death:  18 May 1937, Elkhart Co., IN
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  John BREININGER / BRININGER (1811-1892)
Mother:  Julia Ann SMITH (1818- )
Marriage-1:
Wife-1:  Susan A. __?__ is she "Minnie HACKENBURG"?
Birth:  1857/8, PA
Occupation:  homemaker
Marriage-2:  5 Oct 1881, Moore Park, St. Joseph Co., MI
Wife-2:  Emma Jane STRAUB / STROUP
Birth:  May 1856 or 16 May 1855, PA
Death:  15 Jun 1915
Occupation:  homemaker
Uncle(?):  John WYANDT
Aunt(?):  Julia Ann BARBIN

"Stroup" is an Anglicized spelling of the German surname, "Straub."

Marriage-3:
Wife-3:  Mary A. __?__
Birth:  1859/60, IN
Father:  born in England
Mother:  born in OH
Child with Susan born in Allegan Co., MI:
1.  Ora May "Orie" BRININGER, b. 16 Dec 1877, Pine Plains Twp.
Children with Emma J. STROUP born in Allegan Co., MI:
1.  Charles Melvin BRININGER, b. 6 Jun 1884, Valley Twp.
2.  Myrle / Merle O. "Mertie" BRININGER, b. Oct 1885; m. Ira Ulysses GRAHAM (1880-1960)
3.  Flossie A. BRININGER, b. 21 Mar 1892, Pine Plains Twp.; d. by 1900
4.  Ray Henry BRININGER, b. 14 Jun 1893, Valley Twp.
5.  Clayton Marvin BRININGER, b. Apr 1896
6.  Clifford M. BRININGER, b. 1903/4
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; United Kingdom, UK, ENG; USA, US, United States, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania

Sources (n.b., Elkhart Co., IN, is adjacent to St. Joseph Co., MI):

1a.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Henry BRININGER; Birth: Pennsylvania
Spouse: Emma J STROUP; Birth: Pennsylvania
Marriage: 05 Oct 1881, Moore Park, St Joseph, Michigan
Source: "Extracted marriage record for locality listed in the record"

1b.  Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1935 (online at familysearch.org):
Groom's Name: Henry Brininger
Event: Marriage
Event Date: 05 Oct 1881
Event Place: St. Joseph, Michigan
Age: 26
Spouse: Emma J Stroup
Spouse's Age: 25
Digital Folder: 4674271

1c.  Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995 (online at familysearch.org):
Groom's Name: Henry Brininger
Bride's Name: Emma J. Stroup
Marriage Date: 05 Oct 1881
Marriage Place: Moore Park, St Joseph, Michigan
Source Film: 2342469

2.  Michigan Births and Christenings Index, 1867-1911 (online at Ancestry.com):
Name: Ora May Brinniger Flossie A Brininger
Gender: Female Female
Birth Place: Pine Plains, Allegan, Michigan Pine Plains, Allegan, Michigan
Birth Date: 16 Dec 1877 21 Mar 1892
Father's Name: Jacob H. Brininger Henry Brininger
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania  
Mother's Name: Susan A. Emma
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania  
FHL Film Number: 4206432 1017869

3.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Jacob BREININGER (æ 6, b. PA) is living in Beaver Twp., Snyder Co., PA (pp. 312-313), with his parents, John BREININER (æ 48, b. PA) & Julian (æ 39, b. PA), plus siblings.

4a.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Jacob BRENINGER (æ 16, b. PA) is living in York Twp., Elkhart Co., IN (p. 502A), with his parents, J. BRENINGER (æ 58, b. PA) & Julia A. (æ 53, b. PA), plus siblings.

4b.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  There is a Susanah HACKENBURG (æ 14, b. PA) living in Buffalo Twp., Union Co., PA, with her parents, Samuel HACKENBURG (æ 36, b. PA) & Lydia (æ 32, b. PA), plus siblings.  She may be our subject's first wife.

4c.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Emma J. STROUP (æ 14, b. PA) is living in Flowerfield Twp., St. Joseph Co., MI, with John & Julia (BARBIN) WYANDT (q.v.). 

5a.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #13 of 14):  Pine Plains, Allegan Co., MI, Roll 569, p. 316A, PN 13, SD 2, ED 17, enumerated 10 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):-
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 20 24 25 26
118 118 Brininger Jacob H W M 25     \ Farmer   PA PA PA
    _________ Susan A W F 22 Wife   \ Keeping House \ PA PA PA
    _________ Orra M W F  2 Dau \       MI PA PA

5b.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Emma STROUP (æ 23, b. PA) is living in Flowerfield Twp., St. Joseph Co., MI, with Widower John WYANDT (q.v.).

6.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

7.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #16 of 16):  Valley Twp., Allegan Co., MI, Roll T623_698 (Book 2), p. 241B, SN 5, SD 4, ED 29, enumerated 1 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
116 119 Brininger Henry Head W M Oct 1854 45 M 16     PA PA PA Farmer 0   Y Y Y O F F 102
    _________ Emma Wife W F May 1856 44 M 16 4 4 PA PA PA Keeping House     Y Y Y        
    _________ Charles Son W M Jun 1884 15 S       MI PA PA At school   8 Y Y Y        
    _________ Mertie Dau W F Oct 1885 14 S       MI PA PA At school   8 Y Y Y        
    _________ Ray Son W M Jun 1893  6 S       MI PA PA At school   8 Y Y Y        
    _________ Clayton Son W M Apr 1896  4 S       MI PA PA At school   2 N N Y        

8.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #6 of 14):  Valley Twp., Allegan Co., MI, Roll T624_634, p. 261A, SN 4A, SD 4, ED 31, enumerated 2 May 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
69 70 Brininger Henry Head M W 56 M2 28     PA PA PA Eng Farmer General Farm OA Y Y   O F F 65
    _________ Emma J Wife F W 53 M1 28 5 4 PA PA PA Eng None     Y Y          
    _________ Clayton Marvin Son M W 14 S       MI PA PA Eng None     Y Y Y        
    _________ Clifford M Son M W  6 S       MI PA PA   None         Y        
    Graham Myrle O Dau F W 24 M2  3 2 2 MI PA PA Eng None     Y Y          
    ______ Ethel May? Niece F W 1 2/12 S       MI IN MI   None                  
Back then, terms like "niece" and "cousin" didn't have as strict a meaning as they do, now.  Plus, Ethel May might be Myrle's niece, not our subjects' niece.  Otherwise, she would appear to be our subjects' granddaughter.

9.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find.

10.  1930 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #4 of 22 indexed "Brining"):  919 McPhearson St., Elkhart City (Ward 1), Osolo Twp., Elkhart Co., IN, Roll 584, p. 2B, SN 2B, ED 20-7, SD 2, enumerated 24 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):-
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 30
* 919 54 57 Brininger Henry Head O 1600 N M W 76 M 21 N Y PA PA PA Y None N
      _________ Mary A Wife       F W 70 M 49 N Y IN Eng OH Y None  
*McPhearson St
(Note from Zillow.com:  the house at that address was built in 1890 and is still standing.)

11.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

12.  Messages posted to the BRININGER Surname Board (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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