Thursday, December 2, 2010

Arvid Valfrid Brinck


Arvid Brinck



Birth: 13 October 1896 in Stockholm, Sweden

Death: 16 March 1979 in West Covina, Los Angeles, California, USA




Arvid was born in 1896 to Carl Edward Brinck and Augusta Maria Ramberg. He grew up in Stockholm with his family which included several siblings.

When he was about 25 (around 1920), Arvid and his widowed mother sailed to the United States from a port in Copenhagen, Denmark. Upon their arrival, they moved to Utah.

Passenger List for Arvid Valfrid Brinck

It was not long after the family settled in Utah that Arvid sent (and paid the way) for Juliana Ingeborg Borg (who went by Ingeborg). The couple was married and sealed in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1921 and had two children together.

Arvid Brinck


Arvid always worked hard to support his family, before, during and after the Great Depression. He owned a gas station, and had several other properties that he would lease out. He was very handy and made money by working in people’s houses and even worked in the homes of a few movie stars while living in California.

Additionally, my great grandmother (his daughter) remembers that he was also very good at bartering for things, and that this is how they got some of their kitchen appliances.




In 1943 he became a naturalized citizen of the United States, as shown by the card below:

Naturalization Card for Arvid Brinck

Arvid died in West Covina, California and was buried in the Rose Hills Cemetery in Whittier, California.

Below is a tentative four generation pedigree chart for Arvid Brinck created using RootsMagic 4 (click on image to enlarge):

Arvid Valfrid BRINCK, Juliana Ingeborg BORG, Carl Edward BRINCK, Goran Ivar BRINCK, Fredricka SODERHOLM, Carl Frederic BRINCK, Johanna Maria MALMGREN, Anders Gustof SODERHOLM, Johanna GRUNDTMAN, Augusta Maria RAMBERG, Anders Andersson RAMBERG, Maria Lovisa LINDBERG, Anders Andersson OSTER, Anna Greta NILSSON, Anders Jansson LINDBERG, Brita Maria ABRAHAMSSON

Also, here is a tentative four generation pedigree chart his wife, Ingeborg Borg, produced using RootsMagic 4 (click on image to enlarge):

Juliana Ingeborg BORG, Carl BORG, Johannes BORG, Kjerstina ADERSSON, Elna Maria OBERG, Nils Nilsson OBERG, Bengta Jeppasson, Arvid Valfrid BRINK, Anna JOHANSSON, Per JOHANSSON, Johns NILSSON, Ulrica OLOFSSON, Johan Petter JANSSON, Maja Stine PERSSON


  1. I love Grandpa Brinck. I loved the lilt of his Swedish accent.
    The Swedish Recipes that we have at Christmas came from him and his family.

  2. Love the addition of the four generation charts. That's so cool.