BRINKMANN, ALEXANDER (1868–1947). Alexander Brinkmann, lumber merchant and Texana collector, was born in a log cabin at Comfort, Texas, on March 26, 1868, the eldest child of Otto and Marie (Ochse) Brinkmann. He attended the six-grade Comfort school and took a business course in San Antonio. In 1890 he married Emmie Bodemann; they had four sons and two daughters. Brinkmann and his father had a lumber business in Comfort. Later Brinkmann formed a partnership with Edward Steves and Sons of San Antonio. In the early 1940s he sold his interest. Brinkmann is best known for his collection of Texana. In 1928 he acquired the library of Carl Assmann of Austin. Brinkmann collected pictures of early settlers of the Hill Country, letters, documents, muster rolls, membership lists, and minutes of various groups and organizations, many of which are displayed in the Comfort Historical Museum, which he helped found in 1933. His library of Texana and western Americana consisted of more than four thousand items at the time of his death in Comfort, on August 29, 1947.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Guido E. Ransleben, "Brinkmann, Alexander," accessed June 28, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fbr56.
Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.