Simon William Winter

Type Value
Name Simon William Winter
Born 1825 Prussia
Gender M
Died 1891 Iowa
Type Value
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Family Whilhelmina Holskemper b. (1828-11-11, Prussia) d. (1916-01-29)
Children 6 Sophia M. Winter b. (1869-05-31, Wisconsin) d. (1918-10-21)
1 Simon Winter b. (1849, Germany) d. (1927-03-24)
2 Minnie Winter b. (1859, Manitowoc, Wisconsin) d. (1903-04-08)
3 Fredrick Christopher Winter b. (1860-12-25, Manitowoc, Wisconsin) d. (1924-04-01)
4 Mary Winter b. (1863, Mnitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin) d. (1900)
5 August Winter b. (1864-10-18, Manitowoc, Wisconsin) d. (1945-05-10)
7 Louisa Winter b. (1872-05-17, Mnitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin) d. (1953-03-25)
8 Ernest Winter b. (1877-07-28, Iowa) d. (1919-06-10)


Simon William Winter Senior was born in Prussia in 1825. Immergrated to America in 1852 or 54. Wife-Wilhelmina Holskemper b in Prussia. Children - Simon - Wilhelmina -Fredrick -Mary -August -Sophia -Louisa -Ernest. Moved to Sheboygan, Manitowoc WI and moved into Allamake Iowa 1873. August, Ernest, Fredrick, Mary and their mother moved to Canby,Mn in 1898. Some branches go by Winters–there was inaccuracy in the record keeping. Apparently there were some brothers who were recorded as Winter others as Winters. Simon’s parents remain a mystery.

We know that Simon briefly served in the Civil War– Enlisted in Company D, 52nd Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 6 Mar 1865. Mustered Out Company D, 52nd Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 28 Jul 1865 at Leavenworth, KS. His wife, Wilhelmina is rumored to have severely burned her arm when she went to make him coffee before he left. Simon William Winter’s parents and siblings.

b 1825 in Prussia, m Wilhelmina Holzkemper. Left Prussia in 1857 with wife and son, Simon. Came into New york and on to Sheboygan Wi. Than they moved to the Centreville and Newton area of Manitowoc Co, in Wi. After having six more children and fighting in the civil war, they moved to Ludlow twp in Allamakee co, abt 1873. They had one child there and than I believe (in the process of researching) they moved to Grundy Center Co. or Marshall or Tama. I believed Simon Sr, Died there in 1891 or 92. When the family came over from Prussia, they moved to an area in Wi where there were a lot of people from Lippe-Demold. In fact some of the people who moved to Allamakee, Ludlow twp, first settled in the same area Simon did. SURNAMES HOLSKEMPER, BRUHAHN, FIET, REKWARD, HAGEN, HORSTMAN, SELTER I do believe some siblings also came over.

Hi. Currently a group of us are working on a book, The Monroe Co. Civil War Veterans and one of the Veterans we are trying to trace is Simon Winter

We have the following information on him but are not sure of its accuracy. Can you help by verifying or disproving any of the following. Any info you can add would be welcome. We would really appreciate your help. Thank you. Marcia Staton

WINTER, SIMON Date/place of birth: c. 1826 at Germany Son of: Pre-war experience: He was a farmer at Newton Township, Manitowoc Co., WI in 1860. Date/place of enlistment: March 6, 1865 at Lafayette Regiment/Co.: 52nd R Wis Infantry, Co. D Rank: Private War record: Mustered out: July 28, 1865 Date/place of Marriage: To: Wilhelmine [?] [b. c. 1830 at Germany] Daughter of: Children: Simon; Wilhelmine; Frederick; Mary; August; Sophie Resided at: He was a farmer at Centerville, Manitowoc Co., WI in 1870. Post-war achievements: Date/place of death: Place of burial: