|Posted 2017-12-05 by Judy Wight Branson|
|Prescott Evening Courier, Prescott, Arizona|
Monday, July 14, 1941, page 1, column 6
Death Claims Local Pioneer
Death today claimed on of Prescott's pioneer business men, Henry
Brinkmeyer, Sr., who died at his home at 2:30 o'clock the morning,
following a long illness.
Mr. Brinkmeyer, who came to Prescott in 1884, was born in Reimsloh,
Germany, December 16, 1866, coming directly to Prescott when he left
his native land.
He served as a baker's apprentice to George Schuerman, who operated
the old Schuerman house on South Montezuma. He established his own
bakery on North Montezuma street in 1887.
The disastrous fire of 1900 burned the frame building in which he
had his bakery and for a time, he conducted his business in a tent.
He later built the substantial brick building in which he conducted
the large bakery and hotel until his retirement several years ago.
Mr. Brinkmeyer became a naturalized citizen in 1890 and had always
been proud of this fact, particularly so since his native land
became embroiled in war.
He was a member of the Blue lodge of the Masons, joining in 1912,
and the following year joined the Prescott chapter, R.A.M., the
Hiram Council, R. and S.M., and the Ivanhoe Commandery, Knights
Templar. He occupied high offices in each organization. He was
also a member of the Odd Fellows and Elks lodge. He was a member of
the city council from 1914 to 1918 and served in many other civic
He was married in Prescott April 11m 1891, to Miss Ina Musick, a
former resident of Iowa who survives him. Three children also
survive: Henry Brinkmeyer, Jr., and the Misses Caroline and Marcella
Brinkmeyer. A brother, Herman Brinkmeyer, of Prescott also
survives. An older brother, Fritz Brinkmeyer, live in Germany but
the family has been unable to communicate with him for some time.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock, at
the Lester Ruffner Funeral Home, with the Rev. R. H. Zimmermann
officiating. Services will be followed by entombment in the
mausoleum at Mountain View cemetery, with the Masonic lodges having
charge of the final rites.
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