Heinrich Augustus & Margaret (Laux) Winter

Greenwood, Warner Twp., Clark Co., Wisconsin


     Margaret   &    Heinrich


Heinrich Augustus Winter was born in Brake (near Lemgo), Lippe-Detmold, Germany, on January 21, 1826.  He was the son of Jobst & Sophie (Faulke) Winter.  Census records indicate that he came to the USA in 1846. In various records, his name is recorded as Augustus Winter, Aug Winter, H. A. Winter, and Henry A. Winter.  Henry became a minister, and was affiliated with the German Reformed (Presbyterian) Church.


Henry married Margaretha "Margaret" Laux, daughter of ? and Barbara (Waldburger) Laux, on December 6, 1853, in Marion, Marion County, Ohio.  Margaret was born in Leimen, Baden, Germany, in 1836 or 1835 (1900 Census shows November 1835).  Soon after their marriage, the couple moved to Wisconsin where all ten of their children were born.  Around 1875, the family settled in Madison, Wisconsin, where Henry and Margaret lived the rest of their lives.  Margaret died on August 24, 1905, and Henry passed away March 2, 1907.


Necrology 1907


Wisconsin Historical Soceity:


Rev. Henry A. Winter, H. R., the oldest member of our presbytery, died quite suddenly at his home in Madison, Wisconsin, on Saturday afternoon, March 2d, 1907 of apoplexy.  He was born in Northern Germany in the year 1826 and studied as a youth at the gymnasium in the town of Lemgo Lippe, Detmold.  Coming to the United States in 1846, he lived an artisan life in St. Louis three years, then resumed his studies in Mercerburg, Franklin county, Penn., remaining there two years.  He then spent about a year at Heidelberg Theological School, Tiffin, Ohio, and in 1852 became its first graduate, being at the same time or near that time, ordained to the gospel ministry.  Rev. Mr. Winter’s first official work was in a missionary field of the Indian Reserve, Ohio.  In the Fall of 1853 he was married to Miss Margaret Laux of Sandusky, Ohio, who continued his faithful companion through fifty-three years of married life, until they were separated by her death a year and a half ago.  Immediately after his marriage Mr. Winter came to Wisconsin and has been a resident of this state during all the fifty-four years since.  He has founded twelve churches mostly German Presbyterian, and served six other fields.  For some twenty-seven years he was pastor of the German Presbyterian church of Madison, Wisconsin, in the building, which with some modification still stands in its original location.  It was built in 1846 and was the first church building erected for that purpose, in Madison.  Mr. Winter continued in more or less active ministerial service until his seventy-fifth year, about six years ago, when he was honorably retired and has lived with physical good health ever since in his Madison home.  Even at the last he was not ill but was just called away.  He leaves two daughters and six sons.  At his funeral service, conducted March 4th by Rev. George F. Hunt of Christ Church and Rev. A. C. Kroeche, German Presbyterian pastor, five sons of Mr. Winter and a grandson acted as pallbearers.  He was a good, faithful man and minister of the gospel of Christ.


Picture taken at Madison, WI in front of Rev. H. H. Winter's house on Lathrop St., Madison, WI.


Front Row: Helen Winter, Augusta Anderson, Mrs. A G. Winter (holding Ethel), Mrs. Paul Winter, Dorothy (small girl in front), Mrs. Streit.

Back Row: Leuerett Rice, unk child, Paul Winter, Ed Winter, unk child, A. G. Winter, Herman Winter, A. E. Winter




 Research Notes



The Family of HEINRICH AUGUSTUS WINTER (aka Henry A., H. A., and Augustus Winter)

Information submitted by Marion "Kay" Smith Lhotak, 308 Cherokee Rd., Lexington NE 68850, klhotakarts@atc.net


Heinrich Augustus Winter

Son of Jobst Winter and Sophie (Soghin?) Faulke

Born: 21 Jan 1826     near Brake, Near Lemgo, Lippe-Detmold, Germany

Married: Margaretha Laux, 6 Dec 1853     Marion, Marion Co., Ohio

Died: 2 Mar 1907     Madison, Dane Co., Wisconsin

Occupation: Pastor     Church Affiliation: German Reformed (Presbyterian)

Places of Residence: St. Louis MO; Upper Sandusky OH; Milwaukee WI; Madison WI



Margaretha "Margaret" Laux

Daughter of ? Laux and Barbara Waldburger

Born: 1836? (1900 Census shows Nov 1835)     Leimen, Baden, Germany

Died: 24 Aug 1905     Madison, Dane Co., Wisconsin

Church Affiliation: Presbyterian

Places of Residence: Marion OH




(1) Emilie Sophie Winter     Born: 19 Dec 1854     Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI;

Married: Ernest A. Rice, 18 Dec 1879;

Died: Nov 1903


(2) Selma Winter   Born: 01 Feb 1857     Sheboygan, Sheboygan, WI     Died: 18 Mar 1877


(3) Albert Gotthold Winter   Born: 8 Dec 1858     Lowell, Dodge, WI;

Married: Mary Amelia Poertner-Pieper, 22 Feb 1883     Waukon, Allamakee, IA;

Died: 22 May 1928     Waukon, Allamakee, IA;

Buried: Oakland Cemetery, Waukon, IA


(4) Otto Winter   Born: 17 Jul 1861     Sauk City, Sauk, WI;

Married: Bertha Russell;

Died: 18 Oct 1933


(5) Augusta Henriette Winter   Born: 23 Oct 1863     Sauk City, Sauk, WI;

Married: Frank Anderson


(6) Helene Louise "Helen" Winter     Born: 9 Aug 1866     Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI;

Died: 16 May 1933


(7) Adolph Ernest Winter   Born: 15 Nov 1869 (or 1868?)     New Berlin, Waukesha, WI;

Married: Grace;

Died: 26 April 1966     Joplin, MO


(8) Herman Clemens Winter   Born: 25 Aug 1872     New Berlin, Waukesha, WI


(9) Edmund Sylvester Winter   Born: 12 June 1874     New Berlin, Waukesha, WI


(10) Paul Gerhard Winter   Born: 10 Nov 1876     Madison, Dane, WI     Died: 27 Jun 1932





1860 United States Federal Census

Name: Augustus Winter     Age in 1860: 34      Birth Year: abt 1826     Birthplace: Germany 

Home in 1860: Lowell, Dodge, Wisconsin     Post Office: Lowell

Household Members: Name Age

  Augustus Winter  34   Germany           Clergyman G. R. Church

  Margaret Winter  24    Baden

  Amelia Winter       5    Wisconsin

  Selma Winter        4     Wisconsin

  Albert Winter        1     Wisconsin

  Elizabeth Brecht  12     Ohio                          ?


1870 United States Federal Census

Name: Henry A Winter      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1826      Age in 1870: 44 

Birthplace: Lippe-Detmold       Race: White       Gender: Male      Occupation: Clergyman

Home in 1870: New Berlin, Waukesha, Wisconsin      Post Office: Waukesha 

Household Members: Name Age

   Henry A Winter   44     Lippe-Detmold 

   Margaret Winter  34     Baden

   Emily Winter       15     Wisconsin

   Selma Winter      13      "

   Albert Winter       11     "

   Otto Winter           8      "

   Augusta Winter     6      "

   Hellena Winter      3      "

   Adolph Winter      1      "


1880 United States Federal Census

Name: H. A. Winter     Age: 54     Estimated Birth Year: abt 1826     Birthplace: Prussia

Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)     Race: White     Gender: Male    

Father's birthplace: Prussia     Mother's birthplace: Prussia

Occupation: Minister     Marital Status: Married     Spouse's Name: Margretha

Home in 1880: Madison, Dane, Wisconsin

Household Members: Name Age

  H. A. Winter          54   Prussia   

  Margretha Winter  44   Baden

  Emielie Winter      25    WI

  Albert Winter        21    WI

  Otto Winter           18    WI

  Augusta Winter    16     WI

  Helena Winter      13     WI

  Adolf Winter        11     WI

  Hermann Winter    8      WI

  Edmund Winter     6      WI

  Paul Winter            3     WI



1900 United States Federal Census

Name: Henry A Winter     Age: 74         Birth Date: Jan 1826      Birthplace: Germany

Race: White     Ethnicity: American       Immigration Year: 1846

Relationship to head-of-house: Head     Occupation: Minister

Father's Birthplace: Germany                 Mother's Birthplace: Germany 

Spouse's Name: Margrett      Marriage Year: 1853      Marital Status: Married    Years Married: 47 

Residence : Madison Town (Excl. Madison City), Dane, Wisconsin

Home in 1900: Madison, Dane, Wisconsin

Household Members: Name Age

  Henry A Winter   74    Germany        Minister

  Margrett Winter   64    Germany       9 of 10 children living

  Hellen L Winter   32    Wisconsin      Teacher

  Herman C Winter 27     "                    Lawyer ?

  Paul G Winter       23    "                    Student



Wisconsin State Censuses, 1905         Census Date: 1 Jun 1905     Residence County: Dane 

Name: Aug Winter     Estimated Birth Year: abt 1825     Race: White     Relation: Head 

Residence State: Wisconsin     Locality: Madison    

Birth Location: Germany     Marital Status: Married     Spouse's Name: Margaret   

Line: 10     Roll: CSUSAWI1905_6 

Household Members: Name Age

Aug Winter         80    Retired Minister

Margaret Winter 70 

Helen Winter      36     Single

Everett Rice        24    Grandson, born in Kansas



Wisconsin Deaths, 1820-1907

Name: Henry A Winter      Death Date: 02 Mar 1907      County: Dane 

Volume: 04   Page #: 0255   Reel: 017   Image: 1637   Index Volume: - 

ImageNum: 105829   Sequence #: 423419 

Level Info: Wisconsin Vital Records Death Index.


Name: Mrs Margaret Winter    Death Date: 24 Aug 1905    County: Dane 

Volume: 03   Page #: 0519   Reel: 017   Image: 0102   Index Volume: - 

ImageNum: 105829   Sequence #: 423450 

Level Info: Wisconsin Vital Records Death Index.


Genealogy > Wisconsin Genealogy Index Home

Name                                       Type                            Date                                        County      

Winter, Henry A. (Rev.) WNI (Obituary)                  -- -- 1826 - 1907          Dane        

Winter, Henry A. WNI (Biographical Sketch)           -- -- 1826 - 1907          Dane        

Winter, Henry A. WNI (Biographical Sketch)           -- -- 1826 - 1907          Dane

WNI Record Details 

Last Name: Winter  First Name: Henry A.  Qualifier: Rev.

Day:   Month:   Year: 1826 - 1907   County: Dane

Volume: 8  Page: 234  Record Type: Obituary  ----Source: Wisconsin Necrology

Portrait: no







American Civil War Soldiers

Name: Henry Winter     RESIDENCE: Madison, Wisconsin      Enlistment Date: 21 Oct 1861

Side Served: Union     State Served: Wisconsin     

Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 21 October 1861.

Enlisted in Company B, 11th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 21 Oct 1861.

Received a disability discharge from Company B, 11th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 25 Jul 1862. 

Sources: 97




New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1820-1945

Name: Aug Winter     Arrival Date: 3 Jun 1846      Age: 20 

Port of Departure: Bremen, Germany          Ship Name: Olbers 

Port of Arrival: New Orleans, Louisiana     Last Residence: Brake 

National Archives' Series Number: M259_25 




New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957

Name: Margaretta Laux    Arrival Date: 25 Jun 1853   

Estimated Birth Year: abt 1838   Age: 15   Gender: Female 

Port of Departure: London, England       Destination: United States of America 

Place of Origin: Germany    Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: German    Ship Name: Prince Albert 

Port of Arrival: New York   Port Arrival State: New York      Port Arrival Country: United States 

Line: 35  Microfilm Serial: M237  Microfilm Roll: M237_128  List Number: 607 




   CARL LAUX   20

   OSWALD LAUX   21  -  Farmer







Herman C. Winter - SON of Henry & Margaret


1920 United States Federal Census

Name: H C Winter    Age: 42 years     Estimated Birth Year: abt 1878    Birthplace: Wisconsin

Relation to Head of House: Head     Marital Status: Married     Spouse's Name: Elizabeth

Father's Birth Place: Germany          Mother's Birth Place: Germany 

Home in 1920: Madison Ward 4, Dane, Wisconsin

Household Members: Name Age

H C Winter            42     Wisconsin    Owner - Telephone Co.

Elizabeth Winter   38      Michigan

Katherine Winter  17      Michigan   (daughter?  Step-daughter?)


1930 United States Federal Census

Name: Herman C Winter    Age: 55    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1875     Birthplace: Wisconsin 

Relation to Head of House: Head    Age at first marriage: 37 / 32     Spouse's Name: Elizabeth F

Race: White    Occupation: Salesman - Real Estate

Parents' birthplace: Germany / Germany

Home in 1930: Madison, Dane, Wisconsin

Household Members: Name Age

  Herman C Winter     55 

  Elizabeth F Winter   50 




Wisconsin Death Index, 1959-1997

Name: Herman C Winter     Age: 89      Sex: M (Male) 

Birth Date: abt 1872             Death Date: 16 Oct 1961

Location: Madi (May be abbreviated)     Certificate: 027737 







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