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Wendel Kreutzberger 1687-1733
Anna Catherine Kreutzberger was born January 6, 1725 in Klarenthal,
Saarbrucken, Saarland, Germany, the fifth child of Wendel Kreutzberger 1687 – 1733
and Anna Drachsler 1688 – 0000. Source: The Kreutzberger
Family Tree, Ancestry.com
On June 15, 1744 Anna Catherine Kreutzberger married Hans Hendrick Brinker at Christ Lutheran Church in
Stouchsburg, Berks Co. Pennsylvania.
(Source: "Berks Co. PA Marriages, 1730-1800, Vol. 2", 1987, Edited
by Frederick Paul & Jeffrey J. Howell. Page 1, Henry Brenker, sadler, and Anna Catharina
Kreutzberger. Marr. 15 June 1744, Christ Luth. Ch., Stouchsburg in Marion Twp.,
Berks Co., PA)
On August ___, 1772, Catherine's husband, Henry Brinker died, at the age of fifty, on their
farm northeast of Winchester, Frederick Co. Va. (Source: "Abst. of Wills,
Inventories & Admin. Accts. of Frederick Co. VA 1743-1800", King, 1982, p. 31. Will of Henry Brinker, written 17 Oct.
1769, proved Aug. 1772)
In 1782 we still find Catherine living in Frederick Co. Va. According to the Heads of Families list in Col Dowdall's
district there was 8 whites and 0 blacks living in the household.
(Source: Heads of families list of Col. Dowdall --- shows 8 white and 0 black)
September 6, 1785; Guide to Virginia Misellany Papers 1657-1931
Legal Papers, 1784-1786 Box: 1 folder: 34
- Execution, 6 September 1785, to the sheriff of Frederick County. Ca. resp. requiring James Mercer, executor
of Charles Dick, deceased, to answer Catharine Brinker and Frederick Haas, executors of Henry Brinker. 2 p.
In 1788 the Winchester land and tax books show Catherine age 63 living in town, in the district of John
(Source: “Town of Winchester Land Book, 1788” List of Land Tax with
District of John CONRAD, Commissioner)
December 13, 1788, The Virginia Land Grants Book T shows Catherine bought 39 acres in Frederick Co. near
T119: T.W. 69=18 March 1788 Catherine Brinker 39 A.3 Ro. 19 per. (11 April1788) in Frederick Co. adj. Joathan
Perkins, Joseph Lupton, Wolfe Field, Thomas Bryan Martin. 13 Dec, 1788
August 1, 1790, the Winchester Lutheran Church records show Catherine promised 1 pound per month to support 2
missionaries, David Young and Christian Streight as pastors.
December 4, 1801 Catherine (Kreutzberger) Brinker died in Winchester, Frederick Co. Va.
Source: International Genealogical Index v5.0
Many people show Catherine's Death in 1772 This record show her and Son-in-law Frederick Haas in law suit in
January 31, 1803 Catherine's estate was appraised by R. Bowen and William Holliday in Frederick Co. Va. Her signature
was written in German Source: Frederick Co. Will Book 7 pg 95
July 1, 1805, Funeral expenses were paid from the estate of Henry Brinker by Frederick Haas executor of Henry
and Catherine Brinker's Wills. Source: Frederick Co. Will Book 8 1804 - 1810 pg 92