The Brindupky Family
The Brindupky family was listed in the 1880 Census at that time the census taker or some one compiling the data, spelled it wrong. They are all shown on the 1880 census in Mud Springs, El Dorado Co. California.
My brother and I by comparison of notes have figured that the census spelling was a complete error. This was probably caused by a census takers verbal miss understanding of the name. If you check the marriage certificate you can clearly see that in 1868 the name was spelled B r i n d u k y. Virtually every other document has it spelled this way. The only exception was this 1880 census record. However, this did help establish some better dates for those on the list that are in our family tree. Here is what we do know. We know that grandma Heringer was a Brindupky and we know that her mother was a Bentley.
We also know that great grandma Brindupky's father Samuel Bentley was a captain in the 100th Penn. Volunteers during the Civil War. We have some history going up Samuel Bentley side via his wife and it goes a long way back.
However, we know almost nothing about great grandpa Brindupky family. All that we do know is that he was a Polish Jew, but no documentation for it. We have all been told that he was Polish, but when I checked with the polish family history site was told that Brindupky was not a Polish name.
I have tried to pursue the possibility that he was perhaps Russian and had moved to Poland, but have found nothing to establish a theory in that direction. You can click here for the Brindupky Marriage Certificate
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