Brink surname: Germany came to USA

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So my father is RICKY BRINK he has 1 brother and 4 sisters. His mother is now DECEASED, her name is Twila Marie Kephart (Brink) she married Albert William Brink and they divorced in the 90s due to absent spouse. Albert Brink's mother married into the WALKER family after having him. So he was the only BRINK... I'm trying to find more out about the Brink family from Germany. 

Thank you so much!! 
in Genealogy Help by April Brink G2G Crew (350 points)
Do you have any birth year or marriage year as well as a first name for your Brink's from Germany?
I have a book about the Walker family. Guess my grandpa ) who idk and never met) had alot of half siblings mother name is Sarah Esther Walker (Meyer)

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April, your grandfather appears to be living, so we cannot discuss him here. However, if you Search Records for his name and birth decade (1930-1939) in FamilySearch.org you will find an entry for his birth. You can use that to identify his parents, then search for their records, and so on.

by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
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And important for searching your Brink family is where they came from (village, town or at least area).
by Dieter Lewerenz G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
I'm assuming Germany. I did the dna test and I'm 97% european, mainly Brittain
Actually, following up on Ellen Smith's suggestion above, it appears that your particular Brink family descends from a Lambert Brink who emigrated around 1660 from what is now the Netherlands (Gelderland province) to what was then the Dutch colony of New Netherlands (now the state of New York) - on WikiTree he is Huybertsen-4 (https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Huybertsen-4). I will send you more details per private message.

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