Helena J. “Lena” <I>Witt</I> Winter

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Helena J. “Lena” Witt Winter

  • Birth 24 Jan 1867 Poland
  • Death 4 Aug 1956 Sibley, Ford County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Sibley, Ford County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 6625746

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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  • Created by: Rosetta
  • Added: 21 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6625746
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Helena J. “Lena” Witt Winter (24 Jan 1867–4 Aug 1956), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6625746, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Sibley, Ford County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Rosetta (contributor 46558106) .