31 March 2015

Tombstone Tuesday: Emanuel Winter

Emanuel Winter (12 April 1821 – 4 July 1888) is buried at the Zion Reformed Cemetery in New Providence.

Sadly, being of an “impaired” mind, he hung himself, thus taking his own life.

Emanuel, according to the 1870 US Census, lived in Smithville, Providence Township. He was 49 at the time and a farmer. Living with him then were: Ann Winter, 69; nine year old Marus Gochnauer; and seven year old Elizabeth Gochnauer. The census does not indicate relationships. 

Ten years prior, in 1860, the Census shows Emanuel and Anna in Providence Township. Emanuel is a farmer. Living with them are: John, 16, and Simon, 15, Gochnauer. Again, no relations information is provided in the 1860 Census. 

Emanuel was just 27 at the time of the 1850 Census, where we find him in Martic Township. The head of household is Joseph Winters, 63. It is presumed from this information that Joseph is the father of Emanuel. Also living there are: Joshua Winters, 25; Benjamin Winters, 24; Amos Winters, 18; Elizabeth Hurt, 40; Mary Hurt, 15; Martha Hurt, 9; and Jacob Hurt, 3. Again no relationships are provided.


Tombstone Tuesday is a genealogical prompt of GeneaBloggers. 
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.