1870 census, Findlay, Hancock, OH, surname BRINKMAN:
Lewis 37 tailor Baden, Matilda 38 keeps house OH, Etta 14 OH, William 14 OH, Franklin 6 OH, Amanda 5 OH, Elizabeth 1 OH. Both parents of Lewis and Matilda were of foreign birth.
1880 census, Findlay-BRICKMAN:
self, Lewis, 45, Mechlinburg Mech Mech, tailor
wife, Matilda, 47, OH PA PA, keeps house
son, William, 20, OH, tailor
son, Fraklin, 15, OH, laborer
dau, Amanda, 14, OH
son, Jonas, 10, OH
mil, Elizabeth WOLF, 69, widow, PA -- --
I can't locate Etta and Elizabeth BRICKMAN. Two people named Elizabeth WOLF died in Findlay; one o/a 9 Jan 1888 and another o/a 30 Oct 1885. Both are buried in Maple Grove.
1900 census in Findlay, at 522 Putnam Street:
head, Louis, 65, b Nov 1835, md 36 yrs, Ger Ger Ger, immigrated 1857, naturalized, tailor
wife, Matilda, 66, b Aug 1833, 3 chn, 3 living, OH PA PA
Matilda must have forgotten about Jonas and Etta but Etta may have been adopted. There is an Etta TATE, age 3, in the 1860 Findlay census but not in the 1870 census as a TATE.
Louis d 31 Mar 1907 and is buried in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Following is more information on son Frank and his descendants.
1900 Findlay census, at 524 Putnam Street is Frank and family, next door to Lewis at 522:
head, Frank, 35, b Dec 1864, md 14 yers, OH Ger OH, wagon builder
wife, Della, 34, b Aug 1865, 4 chn, 3 living, OH PA PA, dressmaker
dau, Edith, 13, b Jul 1886, OH
son, Clarence, 11, b Mar 1889, OH
dau, Ruth, 5, b May 1895, OH
1910 Findlay census at 522 Putnam Street:
head, Matilda, 72, widow, 3 chn, 3 living, OH PA PA, dressmaker. Matilda d 2 Apr 1917; buried in Maple Grove.
Now on the other side of Matilda at 518 Putnam is:
head, Frank, 45, md 24 yrs, OH Ger Ger, policeman
wife, Della, 44, 4 chn, 3 living, OH PA PA, dressmaker
dau, Ruth, 14, OH
Della's deceased child was a son who died o/a 11 Jan 1894.
In the 1920 and 1930 censuses, Frank and Della are still at 518 Putnam and he is still a policeman. In 1920, their daughter is Ruth M. SUMMERS, age 23, widow, and a sales lady in an art store. I don't know where Ruth is in 1930.
1910 Fndlay census at 448 Center Street is Clarence BRICKMAN:
head, Clarence W., 21, md 2 yrs, OH OH OH, driver
wife, Althe M., 20, 2 chn, 1 living
son, Ronald, 5/12, OH
Althe/Alta's deceased child was Clarence who d o/a 7 Dec 1908.
1920 Findlay census at 524 Tiffin Avenue:
head, William, 30, OH OH OH, truck driver
wife, Alta, 29, OH OH OH
son, Ronald, 10, Oh
dau, Sherley, 8, OH
son, Hugh, 6, OH
(Clarence's middle initial was W as in William)
1930 Findlay census at 524 Tiffin Avenue:
head, Clarence 40, first md at 19, OH US US, truck driver
wife, Alta, 39, first md at 18, OH OH OH
son, Hugh, 16, OH
dau, Shirly, 13, OH
son, Jack, 2, OH
I believe the following BRICKMAN deaths are correct:
Ronald 16 Jun 1932, Clarence 1 May 1966, Alta 17 Jan 1974, Shirley 9 Apr 1980 and Hugh 21 Jul 1989.
And Jack is living!