John Welsey Winkler and Catharine Ann Warner

Winkler properties in relation to Warner
properties in Chester Twp. between
sections 13 and 14 (1873)
John Wesley Winkler was born on 02 Nov 1840 in Wayne Township, Wayne, Ohio to parents Jacob Winkler and Barbara Alleman.

John grew up in Wayne Township, Ohio. He was the eldest son and had 4 brothers (James, William, David & Martin) & 5 sisters (Sarah, Mary, Margaret, Anna & Emma). Next door was Grandparents Lawrence & Fanny Winkler’s house, Uncle Enoch Winkler  &  his wife Rachel’s house, Grandparents Christian & Sarah Alleman’s house, and Uncle George Winkler’s house.

JWW 120th Pension Card
On 22 Aug 1862, at the age of 21, John Wesley enlisted as a Private to serve in the Ohio Volunteer Infantry for the Union Army during the Civil War and on 15 Oct 1862 in Mansfield, Richland, Ohio, John was assigned to Company D of the 120th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. JWW was with the 120th for the length of the regiment’s service, during which two officers & 17 men were killed in action and 6 officers  &  275 men died of disease while serving under the 120th OVI.

JWW 114th Pension Card
On 27 Nov 1864, after mustering out of the 120th, John was transferred to Company E 114th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Here in the 114th regiment, the last years’ of his service were devoted to various expeditions, guard duty, etc.

JWW 48th Pension Card
The most action John saw while in the 114th was in the Siege of Spanish Fort at Spanish Fort, Baldwin, Alabama, 2nd-9th Apr 1865. Siege of Spanish Fort, Alabama and assault and capture of Fort Blakely were seen as the last great charge of the Civil War. After the siege JWW was sent to Mobile & Selma, AL.

John's Civil War Discharge
Papers (16 Jun 1866)
On 24 Jul 1865, it was noted that JWW was transferred to Company C 48th Ohio Veterans Volunteer Infantry but for some unknown reason, after mustering out of the 114th, he wound up on roster in Company E of the 48th instead. JWW's time in 48th OVI was on Garrison Duty in Post War Houston and Galveston, Texas.

On 14 Oct 1865, John mustered out of the 48th Ohio Veterans Volunteer Infantry after completing 3 years 2 months and 7 days of service and returned home to Wayne County, Ohio.

Catharine Ann Warner
Apple Creek (abt 1877)
Catharine Ann Warner was born on 21 Jul 1851 in Overton, Chester, Wayne, Ohio to parents Thomas Warner and Christina Henninger.

Here at Overton in Chester, Wayne, Ohio, Catharine grew up with her older sister Anna Maria and younger brother Simon Peter.

John & Catharine's Marriage Record (1870)
John Wesley Winkler married Catharine Ann Warner on 06 Jan 1870 in Wayne County, Ohio (John's father and Catharine's father owned land adjacent to one another making John and Catharine neighbors growing up.)

Catharine Ann Warner
(abt 1882)
After marriage, John and new wife Catharine make their home at Overton in Chester Township, next to Overton church, where John worked as a farmer. John & Emma immediately became “parents” as John’s 10 year old sister Emma Alice Winkler moved in with the couple. Their neighbors include his brother David Todd Winkler & wife Rosanna, Catharine’s parents Thomas & Christina Warner, and brother Simon Peter Warner & wife Ida living four houses over.

They started their own family officially in 1871 when son Thomas was born. Daughter Effie & son William would follow soon after and son Charles would round out the family in 1889.

JWW's US Veteran Grave Registration Card
John would eventually receive soldier’s pension for his service in the Civil War and on 22 Nov 1899 it was increased to $10 per month.

After father-in-law Thomas Warner passed away, JWW acquired the land and eventually sold of his existing land and moved onto the Warner property in Chester, just south-west of the Overton Church where he would retire and let son Charles take over the farming.
John Wesley Winkler's Death Record (1913)

JWW Obituary from
Wooster Daily Record
(18 Mar 1913)
He died on 18 Mar 1913 in Chester, Wayne, Ohio of “Paralysis of the Heart”. John was buried on 21 Mar 1913 at the Overton Church of God Cemetery in Chester Township, at Lot 2, Block 2, Grave 1.

After her husband passed, Catharine lived at the family home in Chester Township with son Charles & brother-in-law Martin Luther Winkler who, over the next few years, maintain the family farm.

Catharine Ann's Death Record (1942)
At street name of Route 5 for the Chester Township residence is finally documented.

Sometime between 1921, when son Charles marries (then passes away in 1922), and 1930, Catharine moved in with son Thomas & his wife Emma at 646 Nold Avenue in Wooster where she paid her son $15 in rent.

Catharine's Obituary in the Wooster
Daily Record p3 (24 Jan 1942)
Catharine died at the age of 91 on 24 Jan 1942 at the home of her daughter Effie Hartman, north of Jefferson in Plain, Wayne, Ohio. She passed away from Arteris-Sclerotic Heart Disease in what was ruled "Sudden Death".

Catharine was buried on 27 Jan 1942 in Overton Church of God Cemetery in Chester Twp, Wayne, Ohio with her husband John.

Children of John Wesley & Catharine Ann Winkler
1. Thomas E. Winkler, 19 Apr 1871 – 9 Dec 1944
2. Effie Elmina Winkler, 2 Aug 1873 – 2 Jan 1955
3. William Arthur Winkler, 16 Mar 1879 – 8 Sep 1933
4. Charles Ralph Winkler, 18 Jul 1889 – 21 Jul 1922

4 Generations of Winklers (1921)
L to R: Thomas, Catharine, Kathryn, Glenn

Catharine and her sister Anna Maria "Myra" Warner-Smith-Snell (abt 1926)

John and Catharine Winkler's Grave at Overton Church of God Cemetery
Chester Township, Wayne County, Ohio


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