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Helena J. "Lena" Witt Winter
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Birth: Jan. 24, 1867, Poland
Death: Aug. 4, 1956
Sibley
Ford County
Illinois, USA

Known to the family as Lena, she was the youngest of 8 children of Karl and Elizabeth Hoffman WITT. Born in Posnan, Prussia, (now Poland) she immigrated from Bremen to Baltimore with her parents and sister Wilhelmina on the Strassburg arriving on 24 May 1884.

Lena worked for the Delters family and moved with them to IA but returned to Sibley, IL to Bill Winter family to care for her sister's children after Amelia died.

In 1892 she married her widowed brother-in-law and they had 7 more children. They farmed near Garber and Strawn IL until retiring to Sibley in 1922.

6. Henry Emil 1892- 1979
m1917 Lula Alvena Franks d1982
7. Emma Louise 1893-1967
m1920 Henry C. Roesch d1980
8. Amelia Henrietta 1895-1957
m1922 Martin G. Hensen d1945
9. Martha W. 1897-1984
m1924 Dr. Otis Perry Hamilton d1942
10.Clara Augusta 1898-1950
m1922 Earnest H. Lohmeier d1996
11. Elizabeth Anna 1902-1994
m1930 Floyd R. Merry d1965
12. Martin Otto 1903-1988
m1935 Gertrude Henning
m1956 Vivian M. Gregg 
 
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 Parents:
  Carl (Karl) Witt (1825 - 1887)
  Elizabeth Hoffman Witt (1829 - 1920)
 
 Spouse:
  William Carl Winter (1853 - 1929)*
 
 Children:
  Henry Emil Winter (1892 - 1979)*
  Emma Louise Winter Roesch (1893 - 1967)*
  Amelia Henrietta Winter Hensen (1895 - 1957)*
  Clara Augusta Winter Lohmeyer (1898 - 1950)*
  Elizabeth Ann Winter Merry (1902 - 1994)*
  Martin Otto "Stormy" Winter (1903 - 1988)*
 
 Siblings:
  Gustav Witt (1856 - 1938)*
  Ernstina Witt Pretzlaff (1861 - 1951)*
  Amelia V. Witt Winter (1863 - 1891)*
  Wilhelmina Witt Dittberner (1864 - 1921)*
  Helena J. Witt Winter (1867 - 1956)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Hope Cemetery
Sibley
Ford County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Rosetta
Record added: Jul 21, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6625746
Helena J. Lena <i>Witt</i> Winter
Added by: Tony Cannon
 
 
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- Rosetta
 Added: Sep. 19, 2006
In respect and love.
- your great-great niece
 Added: Jul. 31, 2004
 
 
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