Husband: Felix Sprecher (1 2)
Born: 21 Mar 1869 in Black Hawk, Troy, Sauk, Wisconsin
Married: 11 Feb 1897 in Black Hawk, Troy, Sauk, Wisconsin (16)
Died: 20 Jun 1941 in Prairie du Sac, Sauk, Wisconsin
Father:
Mother:
Spouses:
Wife: Sarah Wintermantle (3 4 5)
Born: 16 Aug 1868 in Sauk Co, WI (6)
Died: 05 May 1955 in Prairie du Sac, Sauk, Wisconsin (7 8)
Father: George Jacob Wintermantel
Mother: Agnes Joos
Spouses:
Children
01 (F): Grace Sprecher (9 10)
Born: 24 Mar 1900 in Troy, Sauk, Wisconsin
Died: 10 Nov 1991 in Prairie du Sac, Sauk, WI
Spouses: Carl A. Litscher
02 (F): May M Sprecher (11 12)
Born: 27 May 1902 in Troy, Sauk, Wisconsin (13)
Died: 04 Aug 1990 in Prairie du Sac, Sauk, WI (14)
Spouses: Raymond L. Meng
03 (F): Florence Sprecher (15)
Born: 1907
Died: 1909
Spouses:
Additional Information

Sarah Wintermantle:

Notes:

Per Doris Litscher Gasser - Sarah was a seamstress who travelled to poeples' homes and sewed for them in their own home.
She and Felix farmed about half a mile north of the Black Hawk church on HWY C.
When they moved to Prairie du Sac they lived on Sixth Street.

(03) Florence Sprecher:

Cause of Death: kicked by horse

Footnotes
  1. Jan Bender, Patsy Clark, Julie Edwards, and Margaret Ann Jenstad; about 2002, Descendants of John Jacob Wintermantel.
  2. Doris Litcher Gasser, Wintermantels Bound for America 1856 (unpublished), obituary from unknown news paper.

    Felix Sprecher Passes Away Last Friday

    Felix Sprecher, son of the late Andrew and Wilhelmina Sprecher, was born in Black Hawk in the town of Troy, March 21, 1869, and died at his home in Prairie du Sac, Friday, June 20, 1941, at the age of 72 years and three months. he grew to manhood in the community of his birth and lived there all his life until ill health forced him to lay down his labors and retire to Prairie du Sac in 1932.
    Mr. Sprecher was converted in the days of his youth and united with the Evangelical church, of which he was a faithful member until his death. He took an active interest in his church, holding responsible offices in both the Sunday school and the church. He was also active in community interests. having at one time been a member of the school board.
    On February 11, 1897, he was united in marriage to Sarah Wintermantel. This union was blessed with three daughters, the youngest of whom, Florence, died att the age of two and one-half years.
    For more than a year he had been confined to his bed, and was called upon to suffer much until the time of his release. During those trying days he was sustained by the grace of God, and by the loving and patient care of the loved ones of his home.
    He leaves to mourn his departure his sorrowing wife and two daughters, Mrs. Carl Litscher of Honey Creek and Miss May Sprecher at home, one sister, Mrs. Hattie Raschein of Baraboo, two brothers, Fred Sprecher of Black Hawk and Andrew C. Sprecher of Honey Creek, and four grandchildren, Marion, Doris, Lenard and David Litscher and many other relatives. Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
    Servant of old, well done!
    Thy glorious warfare's past,
    The battle's fought,
    The race is won,
    And thou art crowned at last.
    Funeral services were held at the local Evangelical chuurch on Monday afternoon, the Rev. C. A. Bender officiating.
    Mrs. W. A. Schoephorster sang "Shadows" and "Sunrise." Pall bearers were six nephews - Wilbert Sprecher, Clarence Sprecher, Melvin Sprecher, Roy Sprecher, Florian Raschein and Geo. B. Wintermantel. Burial was made at the Black Hawk cemetery.
    Sympathy is extended to the bereaved family and other relatives.

  3. 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 "

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. Ibid.
  7. Jan Bender, Patsy Clark, Julie Edwards, and Margaret Ann Jenstad; about 2002, Descendants of John Jacob Wintermantel.
  8. Doris Litcher Gasser, Wintermantels Bound for America 1856 (unpublished).
  9. Jan Bender, Patsy Clark, Julie Edwards, and Margaret Ann Jenstad; about 2002, Descendants of John Jacob Wintermantel.
  10. Doris Litcher Gasser, Wintermantels Bound for America 1856 (unpublished).

    "Grace worked on the farm and helped out at relatives when babies were born."

    OBITUARY:
    Prairie du Sac - Grace A. Litscher, age 91 died on Sunday, November 10, 1991 at the Sauk Prarie Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She was born on March 24, 1900 on the family farm in Troy Township near Black Hawk. She was the daughter of the late Felix and Sarah (Wintermantel) Sprecher. She married Carl A. Litscher on April 2, 1925. He preceded her in death in 1966. Over the years she enjoyed participating with the Sauk County Homemakers Club. She had a keen interest in and was supportive of the community. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, May Meng and Florence who died in a farm accident at age two; and a son, Lenard. She is survived by two daughters, Marion (Bud) Ericksen of Atlanta, Georgia, and Doris Litscher Gasser of Prairie du Sac; and a son, David Litscher of rural Prairie du Sac; 11 grandchildren; and a great grandson, Alex. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 13, 1991 at 1:00 p.m. at Concordia United Methodist Church with Pastor David Hein officiating. Burial will follow at the Prarie du Sac Cemetery. Friends and relatives may call on Tuesday, November 12, 1991 from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. at THE VAN DEVENTER FUNERAL HOME in Prairie du Sac.

  11. Jan Bender, Patsy Clark, Julie Edwards, and Margaret Ann Jenstad; about 2002, Descendants of John Jacob Wintermantel.
  12. Doris Litcher Gasser, Wintermantels Bound for America 1856 (unpublished), obituary from unknown newspaper.

    May M. Meng

    May M. Meng, 88, died on Saturday, Aug. 4, 1990, at her home.
    She was born in Troy, on May27, 1902. She was the daughter of the late Felix and Sarah (Wintermantel) Sprecher. She taught school for several years at Witwen, Black Hawk and Harrisburg rural schools. She was also employed by the General Telephone Company as chief operator and cashier for 30 years. She married Raymond L. Meng on Nov. 16, 1963, at the Little Brown Church in the Vale, Nashua, Iowa. He preceded her in death on March 31, 1990. She was a member of the Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and the Cheerful Gleaners Sunday School Class. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Florence.
    She is survived by a sister, Grace Litscher of Prairie du Sac; and many nieces, nephews an dear friends.
    Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Concordia United Methodist Church in Prairie du Sac, with Pastor David Hein officiating. Burial followed in the Prairie du Sac Cemetery.

  13. Social Security Death Index.
  14. Ibid.
  15. Jan Bender, Patsy Clark, Julie Edwards, and Margaret Ann Jenstad; about 2002, Descendants of John Jacob Wintermantel.
  16. Doris Litcher Gasser, Wintermantels Bound for America 1856 (unpublished).
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