Saturday, August 16, 2008

Self Indulgence

I did a little study into my family background and found the Brinkerhoff’s have quite an illustrious presence. Constance, Fidelity, and Integrity proclaim our Family Crest, (in Latin even!). We Brinkerhoff’s hopped off the boat from Holland around 1641, but the family crest reads 1307. I had known about the Brinkerhoff Piano and the Brinkerhoff barbed-wire, (to keep renegade pianos from roaming), for some time. Now I find not only do we have streets named after us, we are also practiced in other arts such as syndicated comics, inventing, novel writing, Post Master General, oil drilling, (are these arts?), music, painting, and medicine. Of course it would be a Brinkerhoff that came up with a rectal spectrum.

Brinkerhoff Family Crest (spelled Brinckerhoffe)

Brinkerhoff Street in Plattsburgh, New York.

Brinkerhoff Piano

Brinkerhoff Barbed wire

The history of Brinkerhoff Drilling is long and illustrious. Zach Brinkerhoff Jr. along with his father Zach Senior, started Brinkerhoff Drilling in 1940 in the Illinois Basin with 3 rigs.

Brinkerhoff Author

Brinkerhoff Metal Band


Post Master General

Little Mary Mixup by R.M. Brinkerhoff

Brinkerhoff Invention

Brinkerhoff Health Restoritive

Brinkerhoff Amputation Saw

Brinkerhoff Rectal Spectrum

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Neat!! Considering I am a Brinkerhoff myself, this was cool read!

Mark Nelson said...

Are you related to the Brinkerhoff who invented the interesting barbed wire? Do you collect antique barbed wire? I'd like to hear of your research.

Joel Brinkerhoff said...

Hi Mark, Apparently three brothers, (represented by three hills on our family crest), were responsible for the New World Brinkerhoffs. What that means is I think we're all related somehow, but I don't know.

Anyway I don't collect barbed wire. Do you?

Thanks for looking in!

The Queen of the Universe said...

the third son died as a child. All Brin(c)kerhoffs stem from Joris Dirksen Brinckerhoff and his wife Susannah. The two surviving sons are the branches of our family tree. One line dropped the C from the name, and that is pretty musch how you can tell which line you stem from, with the exception of Andrew Brinckerhoff's line which put the C back in their name after WW2. The family came over from Holland in 1641.

Kristin Brinkerhoff said...

I meet so few Brinkerhoffs in real life; it's nice to know that they do indeed exist outside of my immediate family. Thank you for the information, feel free to send more my way if you ever stumble upon anything else.

~Kristin Brinkerhoff~
kristinbrinkerhoff@yahoo.com

Joel Brinkerhoff said...

Kristin and your Majesty, thank you so much for looking into my humble blog. I have a story about Stoffle Brinkerhoff I should share with you one day. I suppose I should thank Joris too for procreating. Happy Holidays!

Carol Kraft said...

The drilling Brinkerhoff family are in Calgary, Alberta.

Joel Brinkerhoff said...

Thanks Carol, those pesky Brinkerhoffs' are hard to keep track of!