Posted By:Michael DeLorenzo
Subject:Rev. William Winegardner b. January 1821 biographical sketch
Post Date:May 15, 2005 at 03:15:13
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Not my family line, just sharing.

From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883."
page 337, Jackson Township, White County, Indiana

"REV. WILLIAM WINEGARDNER was born in Preble County, Ohio, in January, 1821, and when about fourteen years old came to Cass County, this State (Indiana), with his parents, and was reared a farmer. In 1842, he married MISS MARGARET WILEY, of LaPorte, Indiana, but a native of Tennessee, born February 18, 1822, and daughter of JOHN and MARY WILEY, also natives of Tennessee, and of Irish extraction. This lady died in 1854, leaving four small children, of whom three are yet living - AUSTIN, MARY and JOHN. In April, 1855, MR. WINEGARDNER married MISS NANCY SCOTT, a native of Indiana, who bore him two children - SANFORD and CLARA - and died January 21, 1877. In 1878, he married MRS. CAROLINE C. (GRAHAM) SEAWRIGHT, who died a year later, having one son - EARL STANTON. February 7, 1880, MR. WINEGARDNER married MRS. ESTHER (COLEMAN) WILSON, a native of Ohio. In 1853, MR. WINEGARDNER was ordained a minister in the Christian Church, and has been an active worker ever since. He continued at farming until 1878, and has filled the office of Township Trustee four years, and of Justice of the Peace eight years. His eldest son, AUSTIN, enlisted, in the fall of 1862, in Company K, Ninety-ninth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and was under SHERMAN until the close of the war, being honorably discharged in June, 1865."