My mother was Laura E. Prink, born in 1892 in Iowa, who married Wm. Adrian Shanafelt in 1913 in Portland, Oregon. She was the daughter of Oscar E. Prink & his wife Lelieu Emma (Russell) Prink. Laura's great grandfather was Rev. Peter Henry Prink, probably born as Brink his name changing sometime soon thereafter to Prink, was born in 1800 in New York City and became a Baptist minister/missionary migrating in 1850 to Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He married in 1819 in NYCity Euretta Eliza Collins born in 1803 in Ft. Edward, NY, the daughter of Deacon Collins of Ft. Edward. They had 12 children.
I have written and had printed a large heritage-type 500+ page hardback volume about the Brink and the Prink family "A Brink Book (& Terpenning)" and a few copies are remaining from the original printing in 1996. My regular address is Laurel S. Powell, 1193 N. 125 E., Harrisville, Utah 84404. The e-mail address above will be changing to MSN in the middle of January, 2002.