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 Henry Winter

Henry Winter

Birth
Germany
Death 19 Dec 1919 (aged 78)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Hanover, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 111816510 · View Source
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Census and Death Index Place of Birth is Prussia (but Prussia doesn't exist in FAG locations).

BIOGRAPHY: Extract from "The History of Jo Daviess County Illinois 1878."
"Henry Winter was born in Prussia in June 22, 1841, and came to America in 1848, settling in South Hadley Falls, Mass.; removed to Northampton Leeds; thence to Ware Village; thence to Whately; thence to Holyoke; thence to Rockville, Conn., and in company with his father, to Illinois, and settled on a quarter section of Government land in Woodland Township, in the County of Carroll.
In August, 1861, he enlisted as bugler in Co. A, 45th I.V.I., in the War of the Rebellion; aware of his abilities, however, to serve his country better as a marksman, he soon after shouldered a musket and stepped into the ranks; participated in the battles of Fort Donelson, Medon, and Woodland Plantation as a private in the ranks, but after having been severely wounded by a gunshot in the head at Fort Donelson, was unable to bear the fatitue attendant upon field duty, and to modify the same he was transferred to the drum corps, where he served as drummer in the battles of Thompson's Hill, Iron Bridge, Raymon, Jackson, Champion Hills, Siege of Vicksburg, Columbus, and the Siege of Washington; he was taken prisoner at Champion Hills, and paroled; his term of three years service expired on Aug. 31, 1864, while on a scouting expedition in search of guerillas in the mountains of Pennsylvania; on returning from this expedition, he was honorably discharged at Harrisburg, on the 5th day of Sept., 1864, and returned to the old homestead in Illinois.
On Sept. 20, 1864, he married Minerva Samantha Johnson, daughter of Wm. Johnson, one of the early settlers of the West, better known as "Bushy" Bill; Mr. Winter suffered continuously from the effects of the wound received at Fort Donelson; was compelled to quit his favorite occupation of farming, and very reluctantly entered the mercantile arena, in opening a general store at Derinda; soon after his marriage, during a five years' residence here, he served as Postmaster of Derinda and also as Justice of the Peace; in 1869 he removed to Morseville and opened a jewelry and notion store, but this enterprise proved unsuccessful, and in the Fall of 1870 he entered into a partnership with his father-in-law in a general store in the Town of Stockton, where they carry on a lively business, with a stock of $8,000, consisting of almost everything required by the farmer; in 1874 a post-office was established, to satisfy the demands of the many people visiting the store; this office was christened by the Hon. H.C. Burkhard, and called Winters, and Mr. Winter appointed Postmaster."
Extract Kindly copied to me by Sandra (Old Country Roots) @ findagrave.



Inscription

"Henry Winter: 1841-1919; Mason; GAR; 45th ILL Inf Reg."


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  • Created by: Jim Flack
  • Added: 5 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 111816510
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Winter (22 Jun 1841–19 Dec 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 111816510, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Hanover, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Jim Flack (contributor 47120834) .