Horace Jones ("H. J.") Blanchard

Contributed by Lani Barteltt

 

HORACE JONES (H J) BLANCHARD  b Nov 1859 Canada (ENG)  Parents born father New York  mother New Hampshire married Emilie Brinker March 30,1876 in Portage County, Wisconsin.

 

From the Colby Centennial Book 1873-1973 comes the following:

 

H J BLANCHARD  the first on the list is proprietor of a Grocery, where he keeps a full supply of groceries, canned goods, flour, feed, and provisions. The flour and feed handled by Mr. B is from celebrated Banner Mills of Marshfield.  Mr. Blanchard also takes the position of amateur apiarist, having a number of swarms of ! bees from which he derives honey enough to supply himself and customers. He also does quite a business in buying and selling logs and lumber.

 

Also sometimes referred to as the "Duke of Colby" P. 40  1887.  Also from the same book:

 

H H BLANCHARD

Petition circulated to make H H Blanchard postmaster of a rival "East Colby" post office  1883  Pgs 65-66

Appointed postmaster in 1897 and in 1901 moved the office to Marathon Co.

He served 19 years  P 65-66

Note - the 1900 Census for Marathon Co Wi seems to confirm this information as he is listed as profession postmaster, age 60 years old married 24 years to wife Emma with children Horace J, George W, Pearl, and Bernice.  There is also a servant Mary Schwan age 21 born Germany Nov 1878 listed with this

family.

 

In an earlier 1880 Colby, Marathon Co., Wisconsin Census He and Emma Brinker are listed with the following children: Charles, Myrtle, and Horace J Blanchard.

 

Son Horace J is sometimes listed as Jr. and on other documents is listed with middle name James.

 

On 1910 Census for Grand Forks, Grand Forks Co., North Dakota he   is listed as follows:

Blanchard, Horace Lodger Male White age 27 Single B Wis. Parents both b Wi

 

Under North Dakota Military Men 1917-1918

Roster of the Men and Women who served in the Army or Naval Service (including the Marine Corps) of the United States or its Allies from the State of North Dakota in the World War 1917-1918 Volume 1 Aaberg to Flagg

Name; Horace James Blanchard

Army # 3,832,191

Registrant no, over age

Birth Place Colby, Wisconsin

Birth Date 15 Apr 1882

Parent's Origin of American Parents

Comment: enlisted at Dickinson on Sept. 10,1918,sent to Camp Pike, Ark: served in Headquarters, Infantry Replacement and Training Troops, Camp Pike, Ark, to Sept 10,1918 : 5th Company, 3rd Battalion, Infantry Central Officers Training School, Camp Pike, Ark., to discharge. Discharged at Camp Pike, Ark, on Dec 8,1918 as a private.

 

He died Dec 12,1935 and is buried at Colby Memorial Cemetery, Colby, Wisconsin

 

Of the other children of Horace Jones Blanchard and his wife Emilie (Emma) Brinker Blanchard listed on the censuses above  only the following is known from the burial information at Colby Memorial Cemetery:

 

Myrtle Blanchard  b Mar 1894   d 18 Nov 1894

 

Pearl (H J)  Blanchard     only VET  is written

 

Orrin Jones Blanchard died 8 June 1921

 

Emma Brinker Blanchard died 1 Aug 1937

 

The following Blanchards are also buried at Colby Memorial Cemetery, Colby, Wi:

 

Edward M Blanchard  b 1861    d 1944

 

Emily A Blanchard  b 24 Aug 1832  b 20 Sept 1908

 

Maude M Blanchard  b 1875    d 1938

 

Orin Hitchcock Blanchard  b 22 Jan 1835  d 2 Nov 1900   Born Victory NY  died of apoplexy

 

Ray C Blanchard  b 30 June 1893   d 18 Aug 1949    WW II  N.D. Pvt.

 

 

There also seems to be another child of Emilie (Emma) and Horace Jones Blanchard

born 1884

 

12. GEORGE WASHINGTON4 BLANCHARD (EMILIE3 BRINKER, CLAUS HEINRICH2, ADAM HEINRICH1) was born Jan 1884 in WI. He married HELEN R. 'BLANCHARD'. She was born Abt. 1889 in WI.

Notes for GEORGE WASHINGTON BLANCHARD:

1920 Census WI Rock Fulton ED 102 Pg 282A (4 January 1920 John J Leary)

Line 21

91 102 Blanchard George Head MW 35 M yes yes Wisconsin Canada (English) Wisconsin Lawyer

--------------------, Helen R Wife FW 31 M yes yes Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin

--------------------, George Jr Son MW 4 7/12's yes yes Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin

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More About GEORGE WASHINGTON BLANCHARD:

Census 1: 1880, Colby, Marathon, Wisconsin 16

Census 2: 1900, WI Marathon Colby ED 83 Pg 125A16

Census 3: 1920, WI Rock Fulton ED 102 Pg 282A16

More About HELEN R. 'BLANCHARD':

Census: 1920, WI Rock Fulton ED 102 Pg 282A16

Child of GEORGE BLANCHARD and HELEN 'BLANCHARD' is:

 

 

Emilie (Emma) Brinker Blanchard's family history is as follows: i. GEORGE5 BLANCHARD, JR., b. Abt. 1915, WI. More About GEORGE BLANCHARD, JR.: Census: 1920, WI Rock Fulton ED 102 Pg 282A16

 

Descendants of Adam Heinrich Brinker

 

Generation No. 1

 

1. ADAM HEINRICH1 BRINKER was born 23 Oct 1788 in Herringhausen, Kingdom of Hannover, and died 9 Feb 1827. He married MARIE ELISABETH TRENMANN 13 Oct 1814 in Ostercappeln..

More About ADAM HEINRICH BRINKER:

Cause of Death: War Wounds

Medical Information: Incurred during the Napoleonic War.

Occupation: Tailor

More About MARIE ELISABETH TRENMANN:

Father: Claus Heinrich Trentmann

Mother: Catherina Maria Gronecks

More About ADAM BRINKER and MARIE TRENMANN:

Marriage: 13 Oct 1814, Ostercappeln.

Children of ADAM BRINKER and MARIE TRENMANN are: 2. i. CLAUS HEINRICH2 BRINKER, b. 10 Jun 1818, Herringhausen, Kingdom of Hannover; d. 5 Jan 1905, WI. ii. MARIA ENGEL BRINKER, b. 12 Oct 1820, Herringhausen, Kingdom of Hannover. iii. HEINRICH MATHIAS BRINKER, b. 20 Dec 1822, Herringhausen, Kingdom of Hannover. iv. BERNHARD PHILIPP BRINKER, b. 28 Feb 1825, Herringhausen, Kingdom of Hannover. v. UNKNOWN BRINKER, b. Herringhausen, Kingdom of Hannover.

  

Generation No. 2

 

2. CLAUS HEINRICH2 BRINKER (ADAM HEINRICH1)1 was born 10 Jun 1818 in Herringhausen, Kingdom of Hannover, and died 5 Jan 1905 in WI. He married ANNA MARIE AMELIA WILMES Abt. 1840 in Paris, France, daughter of PIERRE WILMES and MARIE BERNARD. She was born 25 Jan 1818 in Arlon, Belgium2, and died 26 Sep 1899 in WI.

Notes for CLAUS HEINRICH BRINKER:

Ostercappeln and Herringhauson are two small villages closely connected near Osnabrueck in Hanover Hermany. Ostercappeln Catholic Church serves both communities.

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Clause Heinrich Brinker came to America in 1850. His wife and two daughters, Mathilde and Marie (Mary) came to New York in 1851. They moved to Fredonia Township in Wisconsin about 1852. He became a naturalized American citizen on 16 October 1856. The papers show his name as Henry. On Marie Mathilde's birth certificate, issued in Paris, his name is shown as Henri..

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1860 Census WI Ozaukee Fredonia ! Pg 715 (29 July 1860 Herman's Schulters)

Line 24

1190 1007 Henry Brinker 43 M do 1600 300 Hannover

Amalia Brinker 41 F Luxembourg

Mathilda Brinker 11 F France

Mary Brinker 10 F France

Henry Brinker 8 M Wisconsin

Karl Brinker 5 M Wisconsin           note - looks like Emilie and Karl were twins

Emilie Brinker 5 F Wisconsin

Louisa Brinker 1 F Wisconsin

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1870 Census WI Ozaukee Fredonia Pg 73 (31 June 1870 - S. E . Moore)

Line 3

202 201 Brinker Henry 54 MW Farmer 3500 250 Hanover

-----------------, Amelia 52 FW Keep House Luxemburg

-----------------, Mathilda 22 FW France

-----------------, Mary 20 FW France

-----------------, Henry Jr 17 MW Wisconsin

-----------------, Emma 15 FW Wisconsin               

-----------------, Charles 15 MW Wisconsin         

-----------------, Louisa 10 FW Wisconsin

 

 

Gust A. KUECHENMEISTER Self M Male W 30 WI Lawyer/Justice SAXONY SAXONY

Matilda KUECHENMEISTER Wife M Female W 30 FRANCE Keeps/Hse HANOVER LUXEMBERG

Clara KUECHENMEISTER Dau's Female W 5 WI WI FRANCE

Florence KUECHENMEISTER Dau's Female W 3 WI WI FRANCE

Martha M. KUECHENMEISTER Dau's Female W 1 WI WI FRANCE

Ferdinand KUECHENMEISTER Father W Male W 50 SAXONY Stone Mason SAXONY SAXONY

Henry BRINKER FatherL M Male W 60 HANOVER Tailor HANOVER HANOVER

Source Information: 1880

Census Place Kewaskum, Washington, Wisconsin

Fam! ily History Library Film 1255450

NA Film Number T9-1450

Page Number 434A

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This is a transcription of a hand written three page letter on the life of Heinrich Brinker written by his daughter, Mrs. G.A. Kuechenmeister (Mathilde Marie) at the time of her father's death

Heinrich Brinker died last Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. G.A. Kuechenmeister, after a brief illness. A few days previous to his death, he slipped on the kitchen floor and this fall together with old age, hastened his death.

Heinrich Brinker was born June 16, 1818, at Oanabrueck, Hanover, Germany. When he was 6 yrs of age his father died and he was adopted by a Catholic priest, in whose home he spent a happy childhood, and where he attended school until he attained age 14 yrs (he was one of 13 children). After his confirmation his mother was summoned to a c! ouncil that was to decide what trade he should be apprenticed, and he being the eldest child, she decided that he should learn his father's trade, that of tailoring. After having served his master faithfully for the term of his apprenticeship, he took up his staff as "Handwerksburcche" and set out into the great, strange world. He took a southwestern course from his native town until he reached Crefeld, and from there traveled 2 yrs through the Rhine country, making longer and shorter stays at Elberfeld, Duessildorf, Salingen, Cablentz, Bingen, and many other places. He spent 2 yrs in Switzerland, making his longest stay in Schoffhauses, Zuerich, Appenzell, Lucerne, Bern, and Neufchatel. From Lausanne he entered France. After spending several months at different minor towns, he reached Paris where, with the exception of 6 mos spent at Lyons, he lived 15 yrs.

Besides working at his trade he took up the studies of phrenology and history, frequenting places where lectures! were given on these and kindred subjects. In this way he became acquainted with many noted men among whom he counted Heinrich Heine as an intimate acquaintance. It was here that he married Anna Marie Amelia Wilmes. Here 4 children were born to them as follows: Elise and Heinrich (who died in infancy), Mathilde Marie (Mrs. G.A. Kuechenmeister) and Marie (Mrs. Peter Bechius).

After the fall of Louis Phillippe in 1848 he took an active part in the anti-Napoleonic movement and one day, being informed that his name appeared on the list of persons to be arrested for political activity, he fled to America where he was joined 6 months later by his family. Together with Jacques Reding and wife, M. Audier, Francois Bernard and another French family by the name of Le Spre, they all came to Wisconsin where they bought 120 acres of land in the town of Fredonia, Ozaukee County. Before many weeks passed it was apparent that not one of the small band was fitted to force a livelihood! from the wilderness and all went elsewhere to seek more congenial occupations. His wife, preferred to remain on the farm with the children. He bought up the shares of his friends and established a home for them, then went to Chicago where he conducted a merchant tailoring establishment from 1853 until 1865. Then he spent 9 yrs on his farm in Fredonia, and after that 5 yrs at Colby and since 1879 he has lived with his children, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Keuchenmeister at Kewaskum and West Bend, where he died on the6th day of January 1905, age 86 yrs, 6 months, and 20 days. Mrs. Brinker preceded her husband in death in September 1899. In addition to the children above mentioned, he left his surviving sons, Henry and Charles, now of Oregon, Emma (Mrs. H.J. Blanchard) of Colby Wisconsin, and Louisa (Mrs. Deane) of Chicago, and 26 grand children.

More About CLAUS HEINRICH BRINKER:

Burial: 7 Jan 1905, Union Cem. West Bend, Ozaukee, WI3

Census 1: 1860, WI Ozaukee Fredonia Pg 715

Census 2: 1870, WI Ozaukee Fredonia Pg 73

Census 3: 1880, Kewaskum, Washington, Wisconsin

Occupation: Tailor

 

Sources:

 

Colby Centenial Book  1873-1973

  

Notes:

  • The complete Brinker family history.

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