Henry R. Brinkerhoff

Henry Roelif Brinkerhoff ( born September 23, 1787 Adams County, Pennsylvania, † April 30, 1844 in Huron County, Ohio ) was an American politician of the Democratic Party. From 1843 to 1844 he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 21th Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


Henry R. Brinkerhoff was a cousin of Congressman Jacob Brinkerhoff ( 1810-1880 ). He was born in Adams County, Pennsylvania. In 1793 he moved with his parents to Cayuga County in upstate New York. There he attended the public schools. In the Civil War he commanded a militia. He then worked as a farmer. 1828 and 1829 he was a member of the New York State Assembly. In 1837 he moved to the Huron County.

In the 1842 congressional elections Brinkerhoff was elected as representatives of the newly created 21st District of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives. Until his death in 1844, he represented the 21th district.

Brinkerhoff was buried at the Pioneer Cemetery in Plymouth.