A new scenario: Page 9. A Brink Book, Illustration Pages, shows a rough map of
"Brink" territory. Note the location of Smithfield NJ, is in the four
corners border area of Ulster Co. NY, Orange Co. NY, New Jersey and
Pennsylvania on the Delaware Riverówhere are found the place names of
Springfield, Smithfield, Minisink, Port Jervis, Deerpark, Walpack, etc.
Rev. Peter Henry Prink (1800-1865) named one of his children, "Oscar" Henry
Prinkóborn 4 April 1838 at Hillsdale, Columbia County, NY (died 10 Aug 1913
in Lents, Mult. Co. OR. The 12 children born to Rev. Peter Henry Prink and his wife Euretta (Collins) Prink were: Laura Adell Prink (1822-1886); Edwin R. (Judge) Prink (1824-1885); Collins Monteville Prink (1826-1874); Amanda L. Prink (1828- ); Ruth Naomi Prink (c. 1833-1900); Sarah Euretta Prink (1837-1907); Oscar Henry Prink (1838-1913); Jane Eliza Prink (1840-1904); Eugene Augustus Prink (1843-1936); William Frederick Prink (1844-1939); Elijah Peter Prink (1847-1920); Emma Harriet Prink (1849-1902).
Rev. Peter Henry Prink resided in Springield, Bradford Co. PA on 10 Nov
1833 when his daughter Ruth Naomi Prink was born, and in 1837 when his
daughter Sarah Euretta Prink was born. His next child was Oscar Henry Prink
born in 1838 in Hillsdale. A daughter born before Ruth Naomi was Amanda L.
Prink, born 1828 in Tompkins Co. NY. We know for sure that he was in
Springfield from at least November 1833 until in 1837. (pp. 383 & 384 ABB)
The Springfield Baptist Church is the third oldest church in point of
continuous service in the Bradford Association. The church at Troy being
the oldest and the church at East Smithfield the second. Situated between
the townships of Smithfield and Columbia, the earliest members of the
Baptist Church of Springfield shared in the great revival of 1818-19.
Page 367-368 ABB. Rev. Peter Henry Prink . . .is accredited with being
the first pastor of the Baptist Church of Springfield, Pennsylvania, he
being ordained in 1833 at Springfield, Pennsylvania. See also p. 180 ABB.
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