Husband: George Jacob Wintermantel (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11)
Born: 27 Feb 1832 in Ihringen, Germany (12 13)
Married: 11 Sep 1859 in Sauk, Wisconsin (77)
Died: 17 Oct 1916 in Troy, Sauk, Wisconsin (14)
Father: John Jacob Wintermantel
Mother: Salome Stalbar Walter
Spouses:
Wife: Agnes Joos (16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23)
Born: 01 Jan 1837 in Versan, Graubuenden, Switzerland (24)
Died: 29 Jun 1915 in Prairie du Sac, Sauk, Wisconsin (25)
Father:
Mother:
Spouses:
Children
01 (M): Jacob Wintermantel (27 28 29 30)
Born: 12 Oct 1860 in Spring Green, Blackhawk, Sauk Co, WI (31 32)
Died: 19 Dec 1937 in Iowa (33)
Spouses: Amelia Johanne Helene Buttke
02 (F): Salome Wintermantle (34 35 36 37)
Born: 30 Jul 1862 in Bear Valley, Richland, WI (38)
Died: 09 Feb 1956 in Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin (39)
Spouses: Albert Culp Hudson
03 (M): William Wintermantle (40 41)
Born: 20 Jun 1864 in Sauk Co, WI (42)
Died: 12 Jul 1891 in Sauk Co., WI (43)
Spouses:
04 (M): John Wintermantle (45 46 47 48 49 50)
Born: 25 Aug 1866 in Franklin, Sauk Co, WI (51)
Died: 01 Nov 1938 in Prairie du Sac, Sauk, Wisconsin (52)
Spouses: Emma Elizabeth Ragatz
05 (F): Sarah Wintermantle (53 54 55)
Born: 16 Aug 1868 in Sauk Co, WI (56)
Died: 05 May 1955 in Prairie du Sac, Sauk, Wisconsin (57 58)
Spouses: Felix Sprecher
06 (F): Mary Wintermantle (59)
Born: 23 Feb 1871 in Sauk Co, WI (60)
Died: 25 Jul 1937 (61 62)
Spouses: August Mellentine
07 (M): George F. Wintermantle (63 64 65 66)
Born: 29 Apr 1873 in Sauk Co, WI
Died: 11 Jun 1953 in Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin (67)
Spouses:
08 (M): Christian Wintermantle (68 69 70)
Born: 18 Aug 1875 in Franklin, Sauk Co, WI
Died: 08 May 1927 in Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin (71)
Spouses:
09 (F): Rosina Agnes Wintermantle (73 74)
Born: 28 Oct 1877 in Franklin, Sauk Co, WI (75)
Died: 02 Nov 1958 in Sauk Prairie, Sauk, Wisiconsin (76)
Spouses: Frederick Wilhelm Sprecher
Additional Information

George Jacob Wintermantel:

Cause of Death: apoplexy

Buried: Black Hawk Cemetery, Troy Twsp, Sauk Co, WI 15

Notes:

From "The Wintermantel Story - Beginnings" by Dianne Z. Stevens - 2013

John Jacob and Salome Walter Wintermantel's fifth child was George Jacob Wintermantel (known as Jacob) (1832 Ihringen, Baden – 1916 Sauk Co, WI). Jacob was a shoemaker before the Civil War. He married Agnes Joos from Switzerland about 1860. Jacob and most of his descendants stayed in Wisconsin. And one of his descendants became a good friend of mine even before I knew she was a descendant! That may be why I have such a wealth of information about Jacob. I even have a wonderful story about how his wife's family came to America. You can find it all in “Sources.” In the meantime, I will condense some of it for you here.

Jacob and Agnes had three small children when he was drafted in October, 1864 and became part of Company H, Thirty-seventh Wisconsin Infantry. He fought with Ninth Army Corp in battles at Fort Steadman, VA and Petersburg, VA.

Jacob's brother George wrote about Jacob's Civil War service in his 1875 letter:

"During the Civil War George JACOB'S lot came to go into the army, and he went to Petersburg and Richmond in Virginia. He returned to Wisconsin safe and sound at the close of the war. It was hard for him to leave wife and children. He told me that sometimes everything was a cemetery for the fallen soldiers."

In another letter, written in 1908 to his sister-in-law, Matilda Druschel, in Oregon, George writes again of brother Jacob:

"The family of my brother Jacob has had much grief and heartache. He has about 118 acres, about 80 acres in hills and woodlands, and a few acres of swampland."

We don't know what that “grief and heartache” was.

Jacob and Agnes stayed in Sauk Co., WI. The 1870, 1880, and 1900 census shows them in Franklin Township. In 1910 they are living in Prairie du Sac; Agnes reports having birthed 9 children, 8 still living. (Their son William died at age 27.) All the children stayed in Sauk Co except for the eldest, Jacob, who moved to Iowa.

Here is a very little bit about each of George Jacob's children:

Jacob married Amelia Buttke and raised a family of one child in Iowa
Salome married Albert Hudson. They raised a family of one child in Lodi, WI.
William never married. He died at age 27.
John lived in Prairie du Sac and clerked at Conger and Schoephorsters General Store. He married Emma Ragatz and had five children all of whom stayed in the area
Sarah and her sister, Rosina, married brothers, Felix and Fred Sprecher. Sarah married Felix and had three children. Sarah's granddaughter, Doris Listcher writes for the local paper in Prairie du Sac and has written articles about the Wintermantels and drew the picture of the Wintermantels Coming to America.
Mary married August Mellentine. They had no children. They stayed in Prairie du Sac.
George F. never married. He and his brother Christian ran a butcher shop in Reedsburg. George liked to tell limmericks.
Christian ran the Butcher shop with George. He also never married.
Rosina Agnes married Fred Sprecher, bother of Felix, husband of her sister Sarah. Rosina (Rose) had five children. One of whom, Wilbert, has a wife, Marcella Felix Sprecher, still living at 102. Another child, still living, is Rosina's daughter, Ruth. Ruth is the mother of my dear friend, Marilyn.

Agnes Joos:

Buried: Black Hawk Cemetery, Troy Twsp, Sauk Co, WI 26

Notes:

daughter of Johannes Joos and Veronika Bandli

(03) William Wintermantle:

Buried: Black Hawk Cemetery, Troy Twsp, Sauk Co, WI 44

Notes:

William never married per Doris Gasser. he was four months old when his father left for the Civil War.

(07) George F. Wintermantle:

Notes:

1940 - George is living with his niece, Jessie Cowles.

Per Gasser he never married. "He was somewhat of a mavrick in the family... (He) enjoyed people and liked to entertain children repeating limericks."

per Doris Gasser: "George and his brother Christ ran a butcher shop in Reedsburg until Christ died in 1927. George went into selling McNess travelling door to door. He seemed to enjoy his work and was a success. He shared a home with his sister Salome and niece, Jessie as well. They purchased home on Laurel Street after having rented a smaller home south of Main Street in Reedsburg."

(08) Christian Wintermantle:

Buried: Black Hawk Cemetery, Troy Twsp, Sauk Co, WI 72

Footnotes
  1. Census, Special, of Civil War veterans and widows - 1890.
  2. Census, Federal - 1870 - Sauk CO, WI, Twsp of Franklin, PO Plain, p. 19.
    (5 Jul 1870)

    Line 25 Dwelling # 144 Household #134

    Smitty, Matthew age 49 Farm Laborer value PE $400 born: Bavaria
    Sarah 48 "
    Mathew 18 Farm Laborer "
    Christian 11 WI
    Catherine 4 WI
    line 30 Household # 135

    Wintermantle, Jacob 70 Farmer Value RE $600 PE $150 Bavaria
    Sally 70 "

    line 32 Dwelling # 145 Household # 136

    Wintermantle, Jacob Jr. 38 Farmer Value RE $1200 PE $500 Bavaria
    Agnes 33 Switzerland
    Jacob 10 WI
    Sally 8 WI
    William 6 WI
    John 4 WI
    Sarah 2 WI

  3. Census, Federal - 1880 - Sauk Co, WI, Twsp of Franklin, ED# 251, p.1of 21.
    (Jun 1880)

    Line 34 Dwellin # 8 Household # 8

    Schmiedlin, Matheas ae 59 Farmer Prussia Prussia Prussia
    Salomea 57 wife " " "
    Matheas 27 son " " " Occ: Farmer
    Christian 19 son WI " " Works on farm

    line 38 Dwelling # 9 Household # 9

    Wintermantel, Salomea 80 Ol Age Prussia Prussia Prussia disabled box is checked

    line 39 Dwelling # 10 Household # 10

    Wintermantel, Jacob 47 Farmer Prussia Prussia Prussia
    Agnes 42 wife Switz Switz Switz
    Jacob 19 son WI Prussia Switz health issue: Dyspepsia
    Salomea 17 dau same
    Wilhelm 15 son "
    Johann 13 son "
    Sarah 11 dau "
    Maria 9 dau "
    Geoge F. 7 son "
    Christian 5 son "
    Rosina A. 2 dau "

  4. Census, Federal - 1900 - Sauk Co., WI, Twsp of Franklin ED134 p.3A.
  5. Census, Federal - 1860 - Sauk Co., WI, Bear Creek Twsp - roll 1429, p. 146 [504] PO Sandusky.
    (25 Aug 1860)

    Jacob Wintermantel age 30 shoemaker b. Baden
    Agnes 22 Switz

  6. Wisconsin State Historical Society - Veterans Museum, Civil War - Certificate of Service.

    Certificate of Service

    Civil War Service

    Jacob Wintermantle

    The Official Record: Entered Service October 29, 1864. Into Company H Thirty-Seventh Wisconsin Infantry from Franklin, Wisconsin. Drafted; Mustered out of service July 27, 1865

    Engagements
    Assault on Fort Steadman, VA
    Assault on Petersburg, VA

    Thirtyseventh Infantry. The Thirtyseventh regiment was organized at Camp Randall, Madison, Wisconsin. On April 28 six companies left the State, two companies following a few days later, proceeding to Washington D.C. On the 30th of May it left for the front, being assigned to the Ninth Army Corps. On the 10th the Thirtyseventh marched to Cold Harbor where the regiment joined the Army of the Potomac and was assigned to the Ninth Army Corps. It reached the enemies lines before Petersburg and participated in the charge on the rebel entrenchments on the 17th of June 1864. From that time until the surrender of the Confrederates in the following April, the regiment was frequently engaged with the Ninth Corps in the numerous battles about Petersburg and Richmond. After the surrender of Lee the Thirtyseventh participated in the Grand Review at Washington and remained about that city until the 26th of July, when it was mustered out of service of the United States, returned to Madison, Wisconsin, and was disbanded.

  7. Census, Federal - 1910 - Sauk, WI, Prairie du Sac Village, Ancestry p.1, line 40.
    (15 Apr 1910)

    Line 40 Dwelling 12 Family #12

    Wintermentel, Jacob head age 78 m 1st 50yrs Ger Ger Ger imm: 1849 nat occ: own income
    Agnes 73 m 1st 50yrs Swit Swit Swit 1817 9 chil b/8 living

  8. Doris Litscher Gasser, Drafted into the Civil War after Finally Reaching Freedom (Sauk Prairie Star; Thursday, October 12, 2006).
  9. Obituary, unknown newspaper.

    Obituary - Wintermantel

    Jacob Geo. Wintermantel was born in Germany, February 27, 1832. He came to this country June 18, 1856, to Sauk County, Wisconsin, and was united in marriage to Agnes Joos in 1859; to this union were born nine children. Over 50 years they shared the joys and sorrows of married life. His life's companion passed into the better world June 29, 1915, One son also preceded him in death.
    In obedience to the call of his country, he joined the army in 1864, and served in that capacity nine months, or to the war's close. Having located in town Franklin, they made that their home until about fifteen years ago, when they moved to Prairie du Sac to retire from the strenuous farm life and rest from its labors. Since the death of his lifemate he made his home with children in town Troy. For sometime with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Aug. Mellentine and Mr. and Mrs. Felix Sprecher, and the time just previous to his death with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sprecher. Here his children did all in their power to make life pleasant and comfortable for him in his weakness and infirmity. He suffered much during the later years of his life, For the last few weeks his health failed rapidly, his strength left him and on the 17th of October, 1916, his end came due to apoplexy.
    He affiliated himself with the so called Schlosser's church of the Evangelical association near Leland many years ago, and when they moved to Prairie du Sac with the Evangelical church there. He was faithful and loyal to the church of his choice, in which he served his God according to the dictates of his conscience, enlightened by the Holy Spirit.
    He leaves to mourn his departure four daughters, four sons, one sister, two brothers, besides many other relatives and friends.
    The daughters are Mrs. A. C. Hudson, Reedsburg; Mrs. Aug. Mellentine, Mrs. Felix Sprecher and Mrs. Fred Sprecher of Troy. The sons are Jacob of Hull, Ia.; John of Prairie du Sac; George and Chris. of Reedsburg. All were present at the funeral. Funeral services were conducted in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sprecher and in the Evangrelical church at Black Hawk by Revs Ph. Schneider and A. E. Happe. Internment was made in the Black Hawk cemetery.

    [from a Wintermantel folder belonging to Ruth Sprecher Hehenberger]

  10. Letter from George Wintermantle to relatives in Germany (from papers received from Paul Wintermantel via Patsy Clark; June 2003).

    Brother George JACOB lives beside Schmidlin. He was married in 1859 to Agnes Joos, who as a little girl came from Switzerland with her parents. He does little as a cobbler, but in his farming he already has good help from his boys.

    During the Civil War George JACOB'S lot came to go into the army, and he went to Petersburg and Richmond in Virginia. He returned to Wisconsin safe and sound at the close of the war. It was hard for him to leave wife and children. He told me that sometimes everything was a cemetery for the fallen soldiers.

  11. George Wintermantle, Letter from George Wintermantle to Mathilda Druschel 1/16/1908.

    The family of my brother Jacob has had much grief and heartache. He has about 118 acres, about 80 acres in hills and woodlands, and a few acres of swampland.

  12. Census, Federal - 1900 - Sauk Co., WI, Twsp of Franklin ED134 p.3A.
  13. Jan Bender, Patsy Clark, Julie Edwards, and Margaret Ann Jenstad; about 2002, Descendants of John Jacob Wintermantel.
    (Apr 2003)
  14. Ibid.
  15. Patsy Clark <gclark168@comcast.net >, Cemeteries - an Email (dated 9May2003).

    "Father" s/w Johann J. Wintermantel, Section C, Row 5

  16. Census, Federal - 1900 - Sauk Co., WI, Twsp of Franklin ED134 p.3A.
  17. Census, Federal - 1860 - Sauk Co., WI, Bear Creek Twsp - roll 1429, p. 146 [504].
    (25 Aug 1860)

    Jacob Wintermantel age 30 shoemaker b. Baden
    Agnes 22 Switz

  18. Census, Federal - 1870 - Sauk CO, WI, Twsp of Franklin, PO Plain, p. 19.

    Line 25 Dwelling # 144 Household #134

    Smitty, Matthew age 49 Farm Laborer value PE $400 born: Bavaria
    Sarah 48 "
    Mathew 18 Farm Laborer "
    Christian 11 WI
    Catherine 4 WI
    line 30 Household # 135

    Wintermantle, Jacob 70 Farmer Value RE $600 PE $150 Bavaria
    Sally 70 "

    line 32 Dwelling # 145 Household # 136

    Wintermantle, Jacob Jr. 38 Farmer Value RE $1200 PE $500 Bavaria
    Agnes 33 Switzerland
    Jacob 10 WI
    Sally 8 WI
    William 6 WI
    John 4 WI
    Sarah 2 WI

  19. Jan Bender, Patsy Clark, Julie Edwards, and Margaret Ann Jenstad; about 2002, Descendants of John Jacob Wintermantel.
  20. Census, Federal - 1910 - Sauk, WI, Prairie du Sac Village, Ancestry p.1.
    (15 Apr 1910)

    Line 40 Dwelling 12 Family #12

    Wintermentel, Jacob head age 78 m 1st 50yrs Ger Ger Ger imm: 1849 nat occ: own income
    Agnes 73 m 1st 50yrs Swit Swit Swit 1817 9 chil b/8 living

  21. Census, Federal - 1880 - Sauk Co, WI, Twsp of Franklin, ED# 251, p. 1 of 21.

    Line 34 Dwellin # 8 Household # 8

    Schmiedlin, Matheas ae 59 Farmer Prussia Prussia Prussia
    Salomea 57 wife " " "
    Matheas 27 son " " " Occ: Farmer
    Christian 19 son WI " " Works on farm

    line 38 Dwelling # 9 Household # 9

    Wintermantel, Salomea 80 Ol Age Prussia Prussia Prussia disabled box is checked

    line 39 Dwelling # 10 Household # 10

    Wintermantel, Jacob 47 Farmer Prussia Prussia Prussia
    Agnes 42 wife Switz Switz Switz
    Jacob 19 son WI Prussia Switz health issue: Dyspepsia
    Salomea 17 dau same
    Wilhelm 15 son "
    Johann 13 son "
    Sarah 11 dau "
    Maria 9 dau "
    Geoge F. 7 son "
    Christian 5 son "
    Rosina A. 2 dau "

  22. Obituary, unknown newspaper.

    Obituary - Wintermantel.
    Mrs. Agnes Wintermantel, wife of Jacob Wintermantel, died suddenly from heart failure at her home in this city Monday night. Mrs. Wintermantel, although in failing health for some time, was about and attended to her usual duties the previous day, but sometime during the night passed away. No one knows when the end came, as she was found dead in her bed onTuesday morning. She was aged 78 years, five months and 29 days.

    [from a folder belonging to Ruth Sprecher Hehenberger]

  23. Paul Wintermantel Envelope.

    from "NOLD" by Mary Alexander (nee Ragatz)

    Family of Johannes and Veronika Bandli when they came to America in 1847

    1) Maria (16) m. Florian Nold 4) Agnes (11) m. Jacob Wintermantel

    2) Ursula (14) 5) Magdalena (6)

    3) Elsbeth (13) 6) Johannes (4)

    Four Joos families were living in the district of Aretzen near the city of Versam (4 hours from Chur), Canton Graubunden, Switzerland. They decided to move to America to give their children a better chance. They bought the passport on March 16, 1847. The cost of transportation to America was $525 and the Reise Pass was an additional $18.70. Total cost was $543.70.

    These four Joos families were made up of two sets of brothers and their families. The two "sets" were distantly related. Johannes was a carpenter and his brother, Martin, was a millwright. These two families shared a large remodeled home in Switzerland, built 1823. Above the doorway was carved (in German) "God Protect This House and they that go in and out, and bless them early and late 'til their labors end. Praise and Honor God Alone." The other set of Yoos families were those of Hans Martin Yoos and George Yoos.

    Each family had a covered wagon and a yoke of oxen. They went by way of Chur, a transport ship across the Zurich Sea to the city of Zurich, on to Paris and then to Le Harve vies a boat on the Seine River. This portion of the trip took 8 days. After selling wagons and oxen they boarded a sailboat and three weeks later entered the St. Lawrence River. Shortly before seeing the shores of their new homeland, Martin Yoos took sick with a fever and died. As the ship entered the St. Lawrtence they wrapped his body in a sheet and slid it off a plank into the water. he was 45 years old and left his wife and four children.

    Their sailing ship landed at Quebec, Canada, where their belongings had to be transferred to a river boat and later to a lake ship and then to a canal boat. The horse had a path to follow along the shore and was driven by a man. On one of those boats the daughter, Anna, was born to the widow Yoos, just three weeks after her father was buried at sea. (Anna was a cousin of Agnes Yoos Wintermantel.)

    After leaving the canal boat they had to take a ship down Lake Michigan to Milwaukee, and it was there they first set foot on American soil. (Probably Jones Island). Each family again bought a covered wagon and a team of horses. They loaded their belongings and hired a teamster to drive the Widow Yoos team and to guide them to the Wisconsin River at Merrimac where a ferry took them, teams, wagons and all, across the river. They were now heading for Sauk City, Sauk County, Wisconsin. They bought their land a few miles west of the city in Honey Creek District. Just a year after building their house in the new fatherland they received their first letter from Switzerland.

  24. Jan Bender, Patsy Clark, Julie Edwards, and Margaret Ann Jenstad; about 2002, Descendants of John Jacob Wintermantel.
  25. Doris Litcher Gasser, Wintermantels Bound for America 1856 (unpublished).
  26. Patsy Clark <gclark168@comcast.net >, Cemeteries - an Email (dated 9May2003).

    [s/w Johann J. Wintermantel, Section C, Row 5]

  27. Census, Federal - 1870 - Sauk CO, WI, Twsp of Franklin, PO Plain, Ancestry p. 19 of 20.

    Line 25 Dwelling # 144 Household #134

    Smitty, Matthew age 49 Farm Laborer value PE $400 born: Bavaria
    Sarah 48 "
    Mathew 18 Farm Laborer "
    Christian 11 WI
    Catherine 4 WI
    line 30 Household # 135

    Wintermantle, Jacob 70 Farmer Value RE $600 PE $150 Bavaria
    Sally 70 "

    line 32 Dwelling # 145 Household # 136

    Wintermantle, Jacob Jr. 38 Farmer Value RE $1200 PE $500 Bavaria
    Agnes 33 Switzerland
    Jacob 10 WI
    Sally 8 WI
    William 6 WI
    John 4 WI
    Sarah 2 WI

  28. Census, Federal - 1880 - Sauk Co, WI, Twsp of Franklin, ED# 251, p.1 of 21.
    (Jun 1880)

    Line 34 Dwellin # 8 Household # 8

    Schmiedlin, Matheas ae 59 Farmer Prussia Prussia Prussia
    Salomea 57 wife " " "
    Matheas 27 son " " " Occ: Farmer
    Christian 19 son WI " " Works on farm

    line 38 Dwelling # 9 Household # 9

    Wintermantel, Salomea 80 Ol Age Prussia Prussia Prussia disabled box is checked

    line 39 Dwelling # 10 Household # 10

    Wintermantel, Jacob 47 Farmer Prussia Prussia Prussia
    Agnes 42 wife Switz Switz Switz
    Jacob 19 son WI Prussia Switz health issue: Dyspepsia
    Salomea 17 dau same
    Wilhelm 15 son "
    Johann 13 son "
    Sarah 11 dau "
    Maria 9 dau "
    Geoge F. 7 son "
    Christian 5 son "
    Rosina A. 2 dau "

  29. Census, Federal - 1900 - Sioux Co, Iowa, Lincoln Twso, City of Hull, ED# 138.

    Name: Jacob Wintermantle
    Birthplace: Wisconsin
    Home in 1900: Lincoln, Sioux, Iowa
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: Amelia Wintermantle
    Marriage Year: 1886
    Years Married: 14
    Father's Birthplace: Germany
    Mother's Birthplace: Germany
    Occupation: Dry Goods Salesman
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Jacob Wintermantle
    Amelia Wintermantle 36
    Emmet A Wintermantle 10
    Anna Buttka 23 - sister-in-law occ: dressmaker

  30. Census, Federal - 1910 - Sauk, WI, Prairie du Sac Village, p. 1 line 40.

    Jacob Wintermantel age 78 m 50 yrs immigrated 1849/naturalized Ger Ger Ger
    agnes 73 50 9 children born/8 living Swiz Swiz Swiz

  31. Census, Federal - 1870 - Sauk CO, WI, Twsp of Franklin, PO Plain.
  32. Margaret Ann Jenstad.

    [received via Karen Rose Ladd, 29Apr 2014]

  33. Jan Bender, Patsy Clark, Julie Edwards, and Margaret Ann Jenstad; about 2002, Descendants of John Jacob Wintermantel.
  34. Census, Federal - 1870 - Sauk CO, WI, Twsp of Franklin, PO Plain, Ancestry p. 19 of 20.

    Line 25 Dwelling # 144 Household #134

    Smitty, Matthew age 49 Farm Laborer value PE $400 born: Bavaria
    Sarah 48 "
    Mathew 18 Farm Laborer "
    Christian 11 WI
    Catherine 4 WI
    line 30 Household # 135

    Wintermantle, Jacob 70 Farmer Value RE $600 PE $150 Bavaria
    Sally 70 "

    line 32 Dwelling # 145 Household # 136

    Wintermantle, Jacob Jr. 38 Farmer Value RE $1200 PE $500 Bavaria
    Agnes 33 Switzerland
    Jacob 10 WI
    Sally 8 WI
    William 6 WI
    John 4 WI
    Sarah 2 WI

  35. Census, Federal - 1880 - Sauk Co, WI, Twsp of Franklin, ED# 251, p. 1 of 21.

    Line 34 Dwellin # 8 Household # 8

    Schmiedlin, Matheas ae 59 Farmer Prussia Prussia Prussia
    Salomea 57 wife " " "
    Matheas 27 son " " " Occ: Farmer
    Christian 19 son WI " " Works on farm

    line 38 Dwelling # 9 Household # 9

    Wintermantel, Salomea 80 Ol Age Prussia Prussia Prussia disabled box is checked

    line 39 Dwelling # 10 Household # 10

    Wintermantel, Jacob 47 Farmer Prussia Prussia Prussia
    Agnes 42 wife Switz Switz Switz
    Jacob 19 son WI Prussia Switz health issue: Dyspepsia
    Salomea 17 dau same
    Wilhelm 15 son "
    Johann 13 son "
    Sarah 11 dau "
    Maria 9 dau "
    Geoge F. 7 son "
    Christian 5 son "
    Rosina A. 2 dau "

  36. Jan Bender, Patsy Clark, Julie Edwards, and Margaret Ann Jenstad; about 2002, Descendants of John Jacob Wintermantel.
  37. Obituary, unknown newspaper.

    Mrs. Salome Hudson Dies at 93

    Mrs. Salome Hudson, 93, died Thursday morning at her home here. She was born on July 30, 1862 in Bear Valley.

    Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Jessie Cowles, Reedburg: asister, Mrs. Fred Sprecher, Black Hawk; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Four brothers and trwo sisters preceded her in death.

    Funeral services were held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Phelps Funeral Home. The Rev. S. J. Lambright officiated and burial was in the Greenwood cemetery.

    Here for the Funeral

    Among those from out of town who attended the funeral of Mrs.Salome Hudson on Saturday were Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Wolff, Watertown; Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Wolff, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Wolff, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Henry, Madison; Zane Hudson, Sheldon, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Bergman, Elizabeth, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sprecher, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Sorg, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil McCready, Spring Green; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Litscher, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Sprecher, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Sprecher, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hehenberger, Sauk City; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Riebe, George Wintermantel, Mrs. Oscar Becker, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Moely, Miss May Sprecher, Mrs. Meta Schaefer, Mr. and Mrs. John Clavadatscher, Mrs. Rose Rahlmeyer, Fred Wintermantel, Prairie du Sac; Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Conkle, Arlington; Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Steuber, Lodi.

    [In folder received from Ruth Hehenberger Nov 2012
    A second obituary lists the city as "Reedsburg"
    A third obituary contains the sentence, "On Dec. 2, 1885 she was married to Albert Culp Hudson of Lodi"]

  38. Doris Litcher Gasser, Wintermantels Bound for America 1856 (unpublished).
  39. Ibid.
  40. Census, Federal - 1870 - Sauk CO, WI, Twsp of Franklin, PO Plain, Ancestry p. 19 of 20.

    Line 25 Dwelling # 144 Household #134

    Smitty, Matthew age 49 Farm Laborer value PE $400 born: Bavaria
    Sarah 48 "
    Mathew 18 Farm Laborer "
    Christian 11 WI
    Catherine 4 WI
    line 30 Household # 135

    Wintermantle, Jacob 70 Farmer Value RE $600 PE $150 Bavaria
    Sally 70 "

    line 32 Dwelling # 145 Household # 136

    Wintermantle, Jacob Jr. 38 Farmer Value RE $1200 PE $500 Bavaria
    Agnes 33 Switzerland
    Jacob 10 WI
    Sally 8 WI
    William 6 WI
    John 4 WI
    Sarah 2 WI

  41. Census, Federal - 1880 - Sauk Co, WI, Twsp of Franklin, ED# 251.

    Line 34 Dwellin # 8 Household # 8

    Schmiedlin, Matheas ae 59 Farmer Prussia Prussia Prussia
    Salomea 57 wife " " "
    Matheas 27 son " " " Occ: Farmer
    Christian 19 son WI " " Works on farm

    line 38 Dwelling # 9 Household # 9

    Wintermantel, Salomea 80 Ol Age Prussia Prussia Prussia disabled box is checked

    line 39 Dwelling # 10 Household # 10

    Wintermantel, Jacob 47 Farmer Prussia Prussia Prussia
    Agnes 42 wife Switz Switz Switz
    Jacob 19 son WI Prussia Switz health issue: Dyspepsia
    Salomea 17 dau same
    Wilhelm 15 son "
    Johann 13 son "
    Sarah 11 dau "
    Maria 9 dau "
    Geoge F. 7 son "
    Christian 5 son "
    Rosina A. 2 dau "

  42. Doris Litcher Gasser, Wintermantels Bound for America 1856 (unpublished).

    [gave exact birthdate]

  43. Wisconsin Vital Records Death Index, Sauk Co. vol 1, p. 224, reel 120, image 1712, sequence 423497.
  44. Patsy Clark <gclark168@comcast.net >, Cemeteries - an Email (dated 9May2003).

    [s/w Johann J. Wintermantel, Section C, Row 5
    gives age: 27 yr 2m 22d]

  45. Census, Federal - 1870 - Sauk CO, WI, Twsp of Franklin, PO Plain, Ancestry p. 19 of 20.

    Line 25 Dwelling # 144 Household #134

    Smitty, Matthew age 49 Farm Laborer value PE $400 born: Bavaria
    Sarah 48 "
    Mathew 18 Farm Laborer "
    Christian 11 WI
    Catherine 4 WI
    line 30 Household # 135

    Wintermantle, Jacob 70 Farmer Value RE $600 PE $150 Bavaria
    Sally 70 "

    line 32 Dwelling # 145 Household # 136

    Wintermantle, Jacob Jr. 38 Farmer Value RE $1200 PE $500 Bavaria
    Agnes 33 Switzerland
    Jacob 10 WI
    Sally 8 WI
    William 6 WI
    John 4 WI
    Sarah 2 WI

  46. Census, Federal - 1880 - Sauk Co, WI, Twsp of Franklin, ED# 251, p. 1 of 21.

    Line 34 Dwellin # 8 Household # 8

    Schmiedlin, Matheas ae 59 Farmer Prussia Prussia Prussia
    Salomea 57 wife " " "
    Matheas 27 son " " " Occ: Farmer
    Christian 19 son WI " " Works on farm

    line 38 Dwelling # 9 Household # 9

    Wintermantel, Salomea 80 Ol Age Prussia Prussia Prussia disabled box is checked

    line 39 Dwelling # 10 Household # 10

    Wintermantel, Jacob 47 Farmer Prussia Prussia Prussia
    Agnes 42 wife Switz Switz Switz
    Jacob 19 son WI Prussia Switz health issue: Dyspepsia
    Salomea 17 dau same
    Wilhelm 15 son "
    Johann 13 son "
    Sarah 11 dau "
    Maria 9 dau "
    Geoge F. 7 son "
    Christian 5 son "
    Rosina A. 2 dau "

  47. Census, Federal - 1910 - Sauk, WI, Prairie du Sac Village, Ancestry p.12.
    (22 Apr 1910)

    Line 68 Dwelling # 188 Family # 174 6th St.

    Wintermantel, John head age 43 m 1st 17 yrs WI GER Swit occ: clerk/general store
    Emma E. wife 43 m 1st 17 yrs WI Swit Swit 5 chil b/5 liivng
    George B. son 16 s WI WI WI
    Caraline S. dau 13 s same
    Agnes E dau 10 s "
    Ella M. dau 6 s "
    Lillie A. dau 4 s "
    Ragatz, Caroline mother-in-law 79 w Ger Ger Ger imm: 1842 6 chil b/5 living

  48. Doris Litcher Gasser, Wintermantels Bound for America 1856 (unpublished).
  49. Census, Federal - 1900 - Sauk Co., WI - Prairie du Sac, ED141.
    (Jun 1900)

    Wintermantel, John head b. Aug 1867 age 32 m. 8yrs WI Ger Switz drygoods salesman owns free
    Emma wife Dec 1867 32 8 WI Switz Ger 3 CH born/3 living
    George B son Dec 1893 6 WI WI WI
    Carline dau Aug 1896 3 WI WI WI
    Agnes dau Nov 1899 6/12 WI WI WI
    Ragatz, Carolina mother-in-law Oct 1830 69 widow Ger

  50. Ancestry.com, Giese-LaTomme Family Tree.
  51. Census, Federal - 1900 - Sauk Co., WI - Prairie du Sac.
  52. Doris Litcher Gasser, Wintermantels Bound for America 1856 (unpublished).
  53. Census, Federal - 1880 - Sauk Co, WI, Twsp of Franklin, ED# 251, p. 1 of 21.

    Line 34 Dwellin # 8 Household # 8

    Schmiedlin, Matheas ae 59 Farmer Prussia Prussia Prussia
    Salomea 57 wife " " "
    Matheas 27 son " " " Occ: Farmer
    Christian 19 son WI " " Works on farm

    line 38 Dwelling # 9 Household # 9

    Wintermantel, Salomea 80 Ol Age Prussia Prussia Prussia disabled box is checked

    line 39 Dwelling # 10 Household # 10

    Wintermantel, Jacob 47 Farmer Prussia Prussia Prussia
    Agnes 42 wife Switz Switz Switz
    Jacob 19 son WI Prussia Switz health issue: Dyspepsia
    Salomea 17 dau same
    Wilhelm 15 son "
    Johann 13 son "
    Sarah 11 dau "
    Maria 9 dau "
    Geoge F. 7 son "
    Christian 5 son "
    Rosina A. 2 dau "

  54. Census, Federal - 1870 - Sauk CO, WI, Twsp of Franklin, PO Plain, Ancestry p. 19 of 20.

    Line 25 Dwelling # 144 Household #134

    Smitty, Matthew age 49 Farm Laborer value PE $400 born: Bavaria
    Sarah 48 "
    Mathew 18 Farm Laborer "
    Christian 11 WI
    Catherine 4 WI
    line 30 Household # 135

    Wintermantle, Jacob 70 Farmer Value RE $600 PE $150 Bavaria
    Sally 70 "

    line 32 Dwelling # 145 Household # 136

    Wintermantle, Jacob Jr. 38 Farmer Value RE $1200 PE $500 Bavaria
    Agnes 33 Switzerland
    Jacob 10 WI
    Sally 8 WI
    William 6 WI
    John 4 WI
    Sarah 2 WI

  55. Doris Litcher Gasser, Wintermantels Bound for America 1856 (unpublished), obituary.

    Mrs. Sarah Sprecher Dies in Prairie du Sac

    Mrs. Sarah Sprecher, 86, resident of Prairie du Sac for the past 23 years, passed away at her home on Thursday afternoon.
    Surviving Mrs. Sprecher are two daughters, Mrs. Carl Litscher of the town of Honey Creek, and May, at home; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Salome Hudson of Reedsburg and Mrs. Fred Sprecher of Black Hawk, and many other relatives and friends. Her husband, Felix, passed away 14 years ago.
    Funeral services for Mrs. Sprecher were held Sunday afternoon at the EUB church in Prairie du Sac, of which she was a member, with the Rev. James Verduin officiating. Burial was made in nthe Black Hawk cemetery.

  56. Ibid.
  57. Jan Bender, Patsy Clark, Julie Edwards, and Margaret Ann Jenstad; about 2002, Descendants of John Jacob Wintermantel.
  58. Doris Litcher Gasser, Wintermantels Bound for America 1856 (unpublished).
  59. Census, Federal - 1880 - Sauk Co, WI, Twsp of Franklin, ED# 251, p. 1 of 21.

    Line 34 Dwellin # 8 Household # 8

    Schmiedlin, Matheas ae 59 Farmer Prussia Prussia Prussia
    Salomea 57 wife " " "
    Matheas 27 son " " " Occ: Farmer
    Christian 19 son WI " " Works on farm

    line 38 Dwelling # 9 Household # 9

    Wintermantel, Salomea 80 Ol Age Prussia Prussia Prussia disabled box is checked

    line 39 Dwelling # 10 Household # 10

    Wintermantel, Jacob 47 Farmer Prussia Prussia Prussia
    Agnes 42 wife Switz Switz Switz
    Jacob 19 son WI Prussia Switz health issue: Dyspepsia
    Salomea 17 dau same
    Wilhelm 15 son "
    Johann 13 son "
    Sarah 11 dau "
    Maria 9 dau "
    Geoge F. 7 son "
    Christian 5 son "
    Rosina A. 2 dau "

  60. forwarded by Marilyn Arnold, Fred & Rose Sprecher's 50th Wedding Anniversary Compilation.
  61. Jan Bender, Patsy Clark, Julie Edwards, and Margaret Ann Jenstad; about 2002, Descendants of John Jacob Wintermantel.
  62. Doris Litcher Gasser, Wintermantels Bound for America 1856 (unpublished).
  63. Census, Federal - 1880 - Sauk Co, WI, Twsp of Franklin, ED# 251, p. 1 of 21.

    Line 34 Dwellin # 8 Household # 8

    Schmiedlin, Matheas ae 59 Farmer Prussia Prussia Prussia
    Salomea 57 wife " " "
    Matheas 27 son " " " Occ: Farmer
    Christian 19 son WI " " Works on farm

    line 38 Dwelling # 9 Household # 9

    Wintermantel, Salomea 80 Ol Age Prussia Prussia Prussia disabled box is checked

    line 39 Dwelling # 10 Household # 10

    Wintermantel, Jacob 47 Farmer Prussia Prussia Prussia
    Agnes 42 wife Switz Switz Switz
    Jacob 19 son WI Prussia Switz health issue: Dyspepsia
    Salomea 17 dau same
    Wilhelm 15 son "
    Johann 13 son "
    Sarah 11 dau "
    Maria 9 dau "
    Geoge F. 7 son "
    Christian 5 son "
    Rosina A. 2 dau "

  64. Census, Federal - 1900 - Columbia Co, WI, Lodi ED15 p. 1B.
  65. Census, Federal - 1940 - Sauk Co., WI.

    Name: Jessie May Cowles
    Age: 53
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1887
    Gender: Female
    Race: White
    Birthplace: Wisconsin
    Marital Status: Widowed
    Relation to Head of House: Daughter
    Home in 1940: Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin
    View Map
    Street: Willow
    House Number: 119
    Inferred Residence in 1935: Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin
    Residence in 1935: Same House
    Sheet Number: 8A
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Salome Hudson 77
    Jessie May Cowles 53
    George F Wintermantel 66
    Ruth Cowles 18

  66. Doris Litcher Gasser, Wintermantels Bound for America 1856 (unpublished), obituary from unknown newspaper.

    Geo. Wintermantel Dies Suddenly Thurs.

    George F. Wintermantel, 80, passed away suddenly on Thursday morning at his home at 541 Laurel Street in this city.
    A native of Sauk County, he lived in and around Reedsburg for about 50 years. He was a member of the Methodist church and of the Knights of Pythias lodge.
    He formerly operated a meat market in the city.
    His survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Salome Hudson, with whom he made his home; Mrs. Sarah Sprecher, Prairie du Sac; and Mrs. Fred Sprecher, Black Hawk. He was preceeded in death by his parents, four brothers and one sister, and several nieces and nephews.
    The funeral was held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Bartlett-Schreier funeral home with the Rev. S. J. Lambright, pastor of the Methodist church officiating. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery.

  67. Jan Bender phone conversation on 2 Aug 2003.
  68. Census, Federal - 1880 - Sauk Co, WI, Twsp of Franklin, ED# 251, p. 1 of 21.

    Line 34 Dwellin # 8 Household # 8

    Schmiedlin, Matheas ae 59 Farmer Prussia Prussia Prussia
    Salomea 57 wife " " "
    Matheas 27 son " " " Occ: Farmer
    Christian 19 son WI " " Works on farm

    line 38 Dwelling # 9 Household # 9

    Wintermantel, Salomea 80 Ol Age Prussia Prussia Prussia disabled box is checked

    line 39 Dwelling # 10 Household # 10

    Wintermantel, Jacob 47 Farmer Prussia Prussia Prussia
    Agnes 42 wife Switz Switz Switz
    Jacob 19 son WI Prussia Switz health issue: Dyspepsia
    Salomea 17 dau same
    Wilhelm 15 son "
    Johann 13 son "
    Sarah 11 dau "
    Maria 9 dau "
    Geoge F. 7 son "
    Christian 5 son "
    Rosina A. 2 dau "

  69. Census, Federal - 1900 - Sauk Co., WI, Twsp of Franklin ED134 p.3A.
  70. Doris Litcher Gasser, Wintermantels Bound for America 1856 (unpublished), obituary from unknown newspaper.

    Obituary - Wintermantel

    Christian Wintermantel, who died in Reedsburg Sunday, May 8, 1927, was born on August 18, 1975, in the town of Franklin, the son of Jacob and Agnes Joos Wintermantel. After he grew to manhood he went to Prairie du Sac and worked at the butcher trade until 22 years ago when he, with his brother,George, went to Reedsburg, where they purchased a meat market which they conducted until about a year ago.
    He is survived by four sisters and three brothers; Mrs. Sarah Sprecher and Mrs. Rose Sprecher of Black Hawk; Mrs. Mary Mellentine of Prairie du Sac; Mrs. Salome Hudson of Reedsburg; jacob of Hull, Iowa; John of Prairie du Sac and George of Reedsburg.
    Chris. Wintermantel, bother of John Wintermantel and Mrs. August Mellentine, of this city, died suddenly Sunday night of a stroke at the home of his sister, Mrs. Salome Hudson, in Reedsburg. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Reedsburg Methodist church and interment was made at Black Hawk cemetery. Those from here who attended the funeral were, John Wintermantel, son, George, and daughter, Misses Lena, Agnes and Ella, Mr. and Mrs. Aug. Mellentine, Mrs. Jacob Danuser and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Meng.

  71. Jan Bender, Patsy Clark, Julie Edwards, and Margaret Ann Jenstad; about 2002, Descendants of John Jacob Wintermantel.
  72. Patsy Clark <gclark168@comcast.net >, Cemeteries - an Email (dated 9May2003).

    [s/w Johann J. Wintermantel, Section C, Row 5]

  73. Census, Federal - 1880 - Sauk Co, WI, Twsp of Franklin, ED# 251, p. 1 of 21.

    Line 34 Dwellin # 8 Household # 8

    Schmiedlin, Matheas ae 59 Farmer Prussia Prussia Prussia
    Salomea 57 wife " " "
    Matheas 27 son " " " Occ: Farmer
    Christian 19 son WI " " Works on farm

    line 38 Dwelling # 9 Household # 9

    Wintermantel, Salomea 80 Ol Age Prussia Prussia Prussia disabled box is checked

    line 39 Dwelling # 10 Household # 10

    Wintermantel, Jacob 47 Farmer Prussia Prussia Prussia
    Agnes 42 wife Switz Switz Switz
    Jacob 19 son WI Prussia Switz health issue: Dyspepsia
    Salomea 17 dau same
    Wilhelm 15 son "
    Johann 13 son "
    Sarah 11 dau "
    Maria 9 dau "
    Geoge F. 7 son "
    Christian 5 son "
    Rosina A. 2 dau "

  74. Doris Litcher Gasser, Wintermantels Bound for America 1856 (unpublished), Obituary from unknown paper.

    Agnes Rosina Sprecher

    Agnes Rosina Sprecher, 81, departed this life Sunday evening Nov. 2 at the Sauk-Prairie Memorial hospital.
    She was born Oct. 27 in the Town of Franklin, the daughter of Jacob and Agnes Joos Wintermantel. Rose as she was called was the youngest of nine children and the last survivor. She received Christian baptism on April 7, 1878 at Leland. On Dec. 21, 1899 she was married to Fred Sprecher, to which union five children were born, three daughters and two sons. The family lived on a farm near Black Hawk until their retirement in 1943. Mrs. Sprecher was a member of the Black Hawk church, and also a member of the Women's Society of World Service. On Dec.21., 1949 Mr. and Mrs. Sprecher celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary. Rose possessed the qualities of a great person. She was never known to complain and was completely devoted to her family and church.
    On Sep. 14 she suffered an attack of spastic paralysis. For 7 weeks she lay in a state of semi-consciousness until death came a welcome release Sunday evening. She was preceeded in death by her parents, five brothers and three sisters. She leaves her husband, Fred; three daughters, Mrs. Howard Sorg; Mrs. Cecil McCready, and Mrs. Donald Hehenberger; 2 sons Clarence and Wilbert Sprecher all of the town of Troy; 18 grandchildren and 12 great grand children.
    Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the Black Hawk E. U. B. church, Rev. Homer Retzlaff officiated.

  75. Ibid.
  76. Ibid.
  77. Obituary, of George Jacob Wintermantel (1832).

    (He) was united in marriage to Agnes Joos in 1859

Surnames | Index

Revised: November 26, 2016