Husband: Albert Earnest Wintermantel (1 2 3 4 5 6)
Born: 06 Aug 1871 in Winterset, Marion, Iowa (7 8)
Married: 05 Sep 1895 in Canby, Clakamas, Oregon (21)
Died: 10 Jul 1926 in Spokane, Spokane, WA (9)
Father: Christian Wintermantel
Mother: Matilda Ella Fey
Spouses:
Wife: Eva Verna Bickel (11 12)
Born: 17 Jul 1879 in Albany, New York (13)
Died: 31 May 1962 in Multnomah Co, Oregon (14)
Father:
Mother:
Spouses:
Children
01 (F): Verna Maude Wintermantel (16 17 18)
Born: 10 Jul 1900 in Edwall, Washington
Died: 05 Oct 1987 in Oroville, Butte, CA (19 20)
Spouses: William Littleton Wash
Additional Information

Albert Earnest Wintermantel:

Buried: Riverside Park, Spokane, Spokane WA 10

Notes:

from "The Christian Wintermantel Story" by Dianne Z. Stevens - 2013

Christian and Matilda's fourth child wasAlbert Earnest Wintermantel (1871 Winterset, IA – 1925 Spokane, WA) married Eva Bickel . They had only one child. According to the censuses they lived in Lincoln County, Washington most of their married life. Albert also had his mother-in-law living with him most of his married life. They had only one child, Verna Maude. One of Verna's children, Earl Wash, sent this illuminating story about his grandfather, Albert Earnest Wintermantel:

"The Germans, at least at that time, were a very clannish group. That is to say, “We will all speak German in our schools and churches, all our sons and daughters will marry only to Germans and will all be very happy ever after.” (Or until further notice.) “Further notice” came one day in 1895 when son Albert decided to fall in love and marry a pretty little auburn haired Scottish girl by the name of Eva Verna Bickal. As a result of this union, she was by most of the family treated as an outcast. There were three of his siblings she did manage to befriend. Albert (granddad), being somewhat of a young rebel, tired of what he found was happening, decided to remove an edge of the German stigma by changing ever so slightly the spelling of his last name. Others around him were told that, 'In the presence of my wife, we will speak English.'"

Eva Verna Bickel:

Buried: Riverside Park, Spokane, WA 15

Footnotes
  1. Census, Federal - 1880 - Franklin Co., Iowa, Geneva Twsp, p.5.

    line 33 Dwelling 33 Household 34

    Wintermantel, Christian age 38 Farmer Baden Baden Baden
    Matilda 35 wife Prussia Prussia Prussia
    Rose 13 dau WI Baden Prussia
    Matilda 12 dau same
    William 10 son IA Baden Prussia
    Albert 8 son same
    Hedwig 7 dau same
    Herman 5 son same
    Amelia 3 dau same
    Louisa 1 dau same

  2. Census, Federal - 1910 - Lincoln Co., Washington, Edwall precinct, ED #108, sheet 2B, ancestry p. 4 of 13.
    (Apr 1910)

    Line 86 Dwellin # 50 Family # 50

    Wintermantle, Albert E. head age 38 m 14 yrs IA Ger Ger occ: retired general store merchant owns home free
    Eva V. wife 30 m 14 NY NY NY
    Verna M. dau 9 WA IA NY
    Bickel, Susan mother-in-law 67 wd NY unknown

  3. Census, Federal - 1920 - Lincoln Co., Washington, Edwall Precinct, ED # 61, sheet 5B.
    (12 Jan 1920)

    line 69 Dwelling # 126 Family # 126

    Wintermantle, Albert E. head owns/m age 48 m IA Ger Ger occ: general farming/ own acct
    Eva wife 40 m NY NY NY
    Verna dau 19 s WA IA NY
    Boekel, Josie C. mother-in-law 72w NY NY NY

  4. Jan Bender, Patsy Clark, Julie Edwards, and Margaret Ann Jenstad; about 2002, Descendants of John Jacob Wintermantel.
  5. Census, Federal - 1900 - Lincoln Co, WA, Sassin Precinct ED41, 14A.

    Wintermantle, Albert head b Aug 1871 age 28 b. IA
    Eva U. wife Jul 1880 20 NY
    Bickal, Susan mother-in-law Aug 1847 52 NY

  6. Patsy Clark Email of 5 Feb 2004 to Dianne Stevens.

    This story was forwarded to Patsy by Earl Wash: "Christian and Matilda are buried in Zion Cemetery just out of Canby, Oregon. Christian was the first buried there which had been a corner of his farm land, along with corners of three other farms, set aside for the purpose of a new cemetery. This was the result of a Presbyterian woman having been buried alongside a German Evangelical pastor. This was when a fireworks display started without the need for fireworks nor matches.
    The Germans, at least at that time, were a very clannish group. That is to say, “We will all speak German in our schools and churches, all our sons and daughters will marry only to Germans and will all be very happy ever after.” (Or until further notice.)
    “Further notice” came one day in 1895 when son Albert decided to fall in love and marry a pretty little auburn haired Scottish girl by the name of Eva Verna Bickal. As a result of this union, she was by most of the family treated as an outcast. There were three of his siblings
    she did manage to befriend.
    Albert (granddad), being somewhat of a young rebel, tired of what he found was happening, decided to remove an edge of the German stigma by changing ever so slightly the spelling of his last name. Others around him were told that, 'In the presence of my wife, we will speak English.' "

  7. Census, Federal - 1900 - Lincoln Co, WA, Sassin Precinct ED41.
  8. Maxwell Andrae <andrae27@yahoo.com>, Wintermantel, Fey - an Email.
  9. One Great Family.
  10. Patsy Clark Email of 5 Feb 2004 to Dianne Stevens.
  11. Census, Federal - 1910 - Lincoln Co., Washington, Edwall precinct, ED #108, sheet 2B.
    (Apr 1910)

    Line 86 Dwellin # 50 Family # 50

    Wintermantle, Albert E. head age 38 m 14 yrs IA Ger Ger occ: retired general store merchant owns home free
    Eva V. wife 30 m 14 NY NY NY
    Verna M. dau 9 WA IA NY
    Bickel, Susan mother-in-law 67 wd NY unknown

  12. Census, Federal - 1920 - Lincoln Co., Washington, Edwall Precinct, sheet 5B.
    (13 Jan 1920)

    line 69 Dwelling # 126 Family # 126

    Wintermantle, Albert E. head owns/m age 48 m IA Ger Ger occ: general farming/ own acct
    Eva wife 40 m NY NY NY
    Verna dau 19 s WA IA NY
    Boekel, Josie C. mother-in-law 72w NY NY NY

  13. Earl Wash.

    [correspondence of January 2009]

  14. Oregon Death Index 1903- 1998, certificate# 6780.
  15. Patsy Clark Email of 5 Feb 2004 to Dianne Stevens.
  16. Census, Federal - 1910 - Lincoln Co., Washington, Edwall precinct, ED #108, sheet 2B.
    (Apr 1910)

    Line 86 Dwellin # 50 Family # 50

    Wintermantle, Albert E. head age 38 m 14 yrs IA Ger Ger occ: retired general store merchant owns home free
    Eva V. wife 30 m 14 NY NY NY
    Verna M. dau 9 WA IA NY
    Bickel, Susan mother-in-law 67 wd NY unknown

  17. Compiled by Elbert J. Wardle, Wintermantle Genealogy: Christian and Mathilda's Family Tree 1799 to 1986 (informal publication, July 1986).
  18. Census, Federal - 1920 - Lincoln Co., Washington, Edwall Precinct, sheet 5B.
    (13 Jan 1920)

    line 69 Dwelling # 126 Family # 126

    Wintermantle, Albert E. head owns/m age 48 m IA Ger Ger occ: general farming/ own acct
    Eva wife 40 m NY NY NY
    Verna dau 19 s WA IA NY
    Boekel, Josie C. mother-in-law 72w NY NY NY

  19. Patsy Clark, Julie Edwards, and Margaret Ann Jensen, Descendants of Georg Jakob Wintermantel (Private informal printing in May 2003).
  20. Patsy Clark Email of 5 Feb 2004 to Dianne Stevens, partA.
  21. Compiled by Elbert J. Wardle, Wintermantle Genealogy: Christian and Mathilda's Family Tree 1799 to 1986 (informal publication, July 1986).
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