Husband: Frederick Wilhelm Sprecher (1)
Born: 19 Jul 1873
Married: 21 Dec 1899 (22)
Died: 24 Nov 1962
Wife: Rosina Agnes Wintermantle (2 3)
Born: 28 Oct 1877 in Franklin, Sauk Co, WI (4)
Died: 02 Nov 1958 in Sauk Prairie, Sauk, Wisiconsin (5)
Father: George Jacob Wintermantel
Mother: Agnes Joos
01 (F): Viola Alice Sprecher (6 7)
Born: 31 May 1904 in Troy, Sauk, Wisconsin
Died: 24 Oct 1978 in Black Hawk, Sauk, Wisconsin
Spouses: Howard Lincoln Sorg
02 (M): Wilbert Frederick Sprecher (8 9)
Born: 07 Sep 1907 in Blackhawk, Sauk, Wisconsin (10)
Died: 28 May 1995 in Sauk City, Sauk, WI (11)
Spouses: Living
03 (M): Clarence Jacob Sprecher (12 13)
Born: 18 May 1912 in Black Hawk, Sauk, Wisconsin (14)
Died: 09 Dec 1985 in Spring Green, Sauk, WI (15 16)
Spouses: Argent Rosetta Marks
04 (F): Rosina Lillian Agnes Sprecher (17)
Born: 26 Feb 1915 (18)
Died: 04 Jan 1998 in Prairie du Sac, Sauk, WI (19)
Spouses: Living
05 (F): Ruth Darleen Sprecher (20 21)
Born: 07 Dec 1918 in Troy Twsp, Sauk, Wisconsin
Died: 21 Oct 2016 in Sauk Prairie, Sauk, WI
Spouses: Donald Rex Hehenberger
Additional Information

Frederick Wilhelm Sprecher:

Buried: Black Hawk Cemetery

Rosina Agnes Wintermantle:


per M. Arnold:
Rose and Fred farmed on Hwy C north of the Black Hawk Church. As of 2012 the home belongs to their granson Dan.

  1. Jan Bender, Patsy Clark, Julie Edwards, and Margaret Ann Jenstad; about 2002, Descendants of John Jacob Wintermantel.
  2. 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 "

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 Doris Litcher Gasser, Wintermantels Bound for America 1856 (unpublished), Obituary from unknown paper.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

  4. Ibid.
  5. Ibid.
  6. Jan Bender, Patsy Clark, Julie Edwards, and Margaret Ann Jenstad; about 2002, Descendants of John Jacob Wintermantel.
  7. Doris Litcher Gasser, Wintermantels Bound for America 1856 (unpublished), Obituary - Sauk-Prairie Star.

    Viola Sorg, 74 dies unexpectedly

    Mrs. Howard L. Sorg, 74, of Black Hawk, Rt. 1 Spring Green, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Oct.24. The former Viola A. Sprecher was born on May 31, 1904, in the Township of Troy. She was married to Mr. Sorg Feb. 20, 1926. The couple had farmed for many years in the township of Troy prior to moving to Black Hawk in 1973.
    She was a member of the Bethlehem United Methodist Church of Black Hawk.
    She is survived by: her husband; three sons, Calvin and Fred of rural Spring Green; two daughters, Mrs. Wilfred (Joyce) Gasser, Rt. 1, Plain, and Mrs. Robert (June) Sater, of Madison; 27 grandchildren; two brothers, Clarence and Wilbert Sprecher, both of rural Sauk City; and two sisters, Mrs. Cecil (Rosina) McCready of rural Spring Green and Mrs. Donald (Ruth) Hehenberger of Sauk City.
    Funeral services were held Friday, Oct 27, at the Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Black Hawk.

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

    Wilbert Sprecher

    Wilbert Frederick "Bill" Sprecher, 87, died at his Sauk City home Sunday evening, May 28, 1995 in the presence of his family. He had been in an extended period of failing health. Born Sept. 7, 1907 in Blackhawk, he was the son of Fred and Rose (Wintermantel) Sprecher. He married the former Marcella Felix of Honey Creek May 9, 1939 and farmed near Blackhawk until 1984. He was a member of the Blackhawk United Methodist Church his entire life, serving various offices and committees. He was a charter member of the Men's Brotherhood.
    Survivors are: His wife Marcella; children Wilmar (Marilyn), Maurice, Karen (Paul) Ladd and Marla, all living in the Sauk Prairie area; sisters Rosina (Cecil) McCready of Prairie du Sac and Ruth (Donald) Hehenberger of Sauk City; sister-in-law Argent Sprecher of Blackhawk; and grandchildren Michael and Kirk Sprecher and Tinothy Ladd.
    He was preceeded in death by his parents, sister and brother-in-law Viola and Howard Sorg and brother Clarence.
    Funeral services were Wednesday, May 31 at Blackhawk United Methodist Church, Pastor Dennis Weis officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Gneikow-Hooverson Funeral Home assisted.

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

    Sprecher, Clarence

    Black Hawk - Clarence J. Sprecher, age 73, of Black Hawk, died unexpectedly on Monday, December 9, 1985, following an apparent heart attack. he was born on May 18, 1912, the son of Fred and Rose (Wintermantel) Sprecher on the family farm which he still owned at the time of his death.he was a graduate of the Prairie du Sac High School and the University of Wisconsin. He had served on the Sauk County Board of Supervisors for 32 years, 15 years of which he was County Board Chairman. Clarence played a large role in the planning and construction of the UW-Baraboo extension campus, for which he was presented with a Distinguished Citizen Award by the university. He also played a similar role in the expansion of the Sauk County Court House. He was an active member of the Bethlehem United Methodist Church, its men's club, Sauk Prairie Masonic Lodge F&AM 113. He loved farming, and even after his retirement enjoyed his daily trip to the farm to help his son, Dan. Survivors include his wife, Argent Marks; three sons, Thomas (Connie), Baraboo, Daniel (Sharon), rural Sauk City, and Gerald (Sarah). St. Charles, Illinois; four grandchildren, Corey, Tracey, Sarah, and John; a brother, Wilbert, Sauk City; and two sisters, Mrs. Cecil (Rosina) McCready, Spring Green, and Mrs. Donald (Ruth) Hehenberger, Sauk City. He was preceded in death by his parents; a siter, Mrs. Howard (Viola) Sorg. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday December 12, at the Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Black Hawk. Pastor Bob Linaberry will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 3:00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Gruber-Ellestad Funeral Home, Prairie du Sac.

  14. Social Security Death Index.
  15. Ibid.
  16. Argent Rosetta Sprecher (Obituary) (Oshkosh Northwestern, 12 Oct 2004, Oshkosh, WI).

    Obit: Sprecher, Argent Rosetta (1911 - 2004)
    Contact: Crystal Wendt

    Surnames: Sprecher, Nickesl, Marks, Breunig, Lewison, Hehenberger, McCready, Griffiths, Meyer, Quinn

    ----Source: Oshkosh Northwestern (Oshkosh, Wis.) 12 Oct. 2004

    Sprecher, Argent Rosetta (23 April 1911 - 6 June 2004)

    SAUK CITY/ BLACKHAWK - Argent Sprecher, age 93, passed away on Sunday, June 6, 2004, as a result of a fall. She was born on April 23, 1911, in Dorchester, Wis., to the Rev. John and Bertha (Nickels) Marks.

    Argent graduated from Jefferson High School on 1929, and received a bachelor of science degree from North Central College, Naperville, Ill., in 1933. She did post-graduate studies at UW-Madison. She taught home economics and English in Horicon and Downers Grove, Ill. During her father's ministry at Blackhawk Methodist Church, she met her future husband. On Aug. 21, 1943, she married Clarence Sprecher. He preceded her in death on Dec. 9, 1985.

    Argent was an active member of the Blackhawk Church, where she taught Sunday school and was very involved with church activities. Argent served on the school board during consolidation of the rural grade schools and the Sauk Prairie High School. In their retirement, Argent and Clarence enjoyed traveling throughout the world. Argent was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and will be greatly missed by her family.

    She is survived by three sons, Thomas (Connie) Sprecher, Baraboo, Daniel (Sharon) Sprecher, Blackhawk, and Gerald (Sarah) Sprecher, Woodridge, Ill.; five grandchildren, Tracey (Steve) Breunig, Blackhawk, Sarah (Dan) Lewison, Baraboo, John Sprecher, Ravensburg, Germany, and Elizabeth and Colin Sprecher, Woodridge, Ill.; three great-grandchildren, Elise and Caroline Lewison, and Dylan Breunig; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Hehenberger and Marcella Sprecher; and a brother-in-law, Cecil McCready.

    She is further survived by many nieces and nephews. Argent was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Corey Sprecher; and her sisters, Ronnata Griffiths and Naomi Meyer.

    Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 10, 2004, at 11 a.m. at the BLACKHAWK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, with Pastor Carol Quinn officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

    Interment will follow in the Blackhawk Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the church.

  17. Jan Bender, Patsy Clark, Julie Edwards, and Margaret Ann Jenstad; about 2002, Descendants of John Jacob Wintermantel.
  18. Social Security Death Index.
  19. Ibid.
  20. Jan Bender, Patsy Clark, Julie Edwards, and Margaret Ann Jenstad; about 2002, Descendants of John Jacob Wintermantel.
  21. Obituary, WI State Journal.
    (24 Oct 2016)

    SAUK PRAIRIE - Ruth D. Hehenberger, age 97, passed away on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at the Pines Assisted Living. She was born in Troy Township on Dec. 7, 1918, the daughter of the late Fred and Rose (Wintermantel) Sprecher. She grew up in Black Hawk, graduating from Black Hawk Rural School and Prairie du Sac High School in 1937. She married Donald Hehenberger on Sept. 2, 1943. They farmed for 17 years and moved to Sauk City in 1960. Ruth enjoyed playing cards, embroidering, and together with Donald, delivered Meals on Wheels. She was an active member of the First United Church of Christ.

    Ruth is survived by her five children, Marilyn (Thomas) Arnold of Madison, Donald J. (Gloria) Hehenberger of Madison, Rodney (Carol) Hehenberger of Sauk City, Sandra (Steve) Gullickson of Madison, and Sally (Mark) Mellenberger of South Wayne; nine grandchildren, Douglas Arnold, David Arnold, Lance (Abigail) Hehenberger, Michelle (Ryan) Burdick, Rodney (Staci) Hehenberger, Tracy Hehenberger, Lisa (Chris) Spohn, Mitchell (Heidi) Mellenberger and Adam (Greta) Mellenberger; four step-grandchildren, Chris (Nikol) Mellenberger, Richard Patterson, Cindy (Todd) Dunst, and Brian Patterson; ten great-grandchildren; and eight step-grandchildren.

    Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, in 2003; sisters, Viola (Howard) Sorg and Rosina (Cecil) McCready; brothers, Wilbert (Marcella) Sprecher and Clarence (Argent) Sprecher; and sister-in-law, Shirley (Merle) Ryan.

    A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, at FIRST UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 504 Washington St., Sauk City, with Pastor Bill Kapp officiating. Interment will follow in the Sauk City Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, at HOOVERSON FUNERAL HOME, 251 Water St., Sauk City.

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