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THE DIFFICULTIES OF TRACKING ANCESTORS
According to the historical document titled:
Descendants of MARGRETHA REED 1736-1822 and THEOBaLD WINK 1733-1796
The "F" or Wink Branch of the Reed Family we find
· “Theobold (or Dewalt) Wink was the oldest son of Casper and Gertrude (Kemp) Wink. His parents were among the first settlers of the Maxatawny Township, Philadelphia (now Berks County), Pennsylvania, region. The Winks located there on the ancestor's coming to America in 1727. He (Casper Wink) was in the first shipload of Swiss and German Palatines whose male passengers came under the provisions of the new "Act of the Provincial Council," of Pennsylvania, compelling "all male passengers above the age of 16 years who come hither with the intention of settling lands," to subscribe to the "Oath of Allegiance to the King of Great Britain." The name of their ship was "William and Henry," and the leader of the colonists was the Rev. George Michael Weiss, a Reformed minister of the gospel. "And all male passengers," that could and were not ill, "did march to the Court House, subscribe and repeat their name," in compliance with the new law. This was on September 27, 1727.”
Well close but not quite accurate.
With a little research we find the most prominent and consistent person in this pilgrimage was the Rev. George Michael Weiss. (G. M. Weis)
In the historical documents titled: “A history of the Goshenhoppen Reformed charge, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (1727-1819)" we find the history of the Rev Weiss and his time spent in Pennsylvania we also find he arrived in the colonies possibly as early as September 14, 1727 but not on the William and Henry as recorded by Reed-Wink but on the William and Sarah and when you check the passenger manifest of the William and Sarah you will find G. M. Weis VDM.
Further we find:
· “As early as September 14, 1727, the Governor, Patrick Gordon, had called the Provincial Board together, to inform them that there is lately arrived from Holland, a ship with four hundred Palatines, as 'tis said, and that he has information they will be very soon followed by a much greater number.
· In answer to this concern the board ordered, that the Masters of the Vessels importing them shall be examined whether they have any Leave granted them by the Court of Britain for the Importation of these Foreigners, and that a List shall be taken of the Names of all these People, their several Occupations, and the Places from whence they come, and shall be further examined, touching their Intentions in coming hither; And further, that this proves that the ship William and Sarah did not arrive on September 18, 1727, as has been wrongly inferred from the list published in the Pennsylvania Archives, Second Series, Vol. XVII, p. 7. This list was drawn up on September 18, but the ship had landed before September 14, "lately" may mean a day or even several days earlier.
· In consequence of this order a signed list was laid before the board at its meeting on September 21, containing the names of one hundred & nine Palatines, who with their Families, making in all about Four hundred Persons, were imported into this Province in the Ship William and Sarah, William Hill, Master, from Rotterdam, but last from Dover, as by Clearance from Officers of his Majesties Customs there ; And the said Master being asked, if he had any License from the Court of Great Britain for transporting those People, & what their Intentions were in coming hither, said that he had no other License or Allowance for their Transportation than the above Clearance, and that he believed they designed to settle in this Province.
· This list of 109 Palatines, as submitted to the Provincial Board on September 21, 1727, has been published In Vol. XVII, of the second series of the Pennsylvania Archives, pp. 7-8, but It Is so Imperfect and Inaccurate, full of typographical and other mistakes, that it seems worthwhile to submit a corrected list. Such a new publication is all the more justified because the list as submitted to the board, indicates the number of people In each family, which figures, though Important, were omitted In the Pennsylvania Archives.
· The original list is now in the State Library at Harrisburg, Department of Public Records, at present (1914) in charge of Mr. Luther R. Kelker, who very kindly allowed the writer to examine and copy the original list, as well as others mentioned later.
· The totals of the three columns are said to be 126 -f- 92 -f- 107 = 325. But in reality the figures in none of the columns have been added correctly. The correct totals, supposing all the figures to be accurate, are: 118 -f 91 -f-108 = 317. The whole number of passengers was, therefore, much nearer 300 than 400.
· Of these colonists not more than 51 actually appeared on September 21, 1727, in the Court House at Philadelphia to sign the following oath of allegiance :
· A comparison of these two lists shows how carelessly the captain's list was made. The writer made no attempt to ascertain the correct spelling of the names. He merely wrote down what he supposed he heard when the names were pronounced to him. For Welcker he heard Wigler and in a second case Wilkes. For Mill he put down Prill, for Miller he wrote Milder. Schweikhardt he turned into Swyger, Spengler into Springier, Rutschli apparently into Roedeull. In some cases the scribal monstrosities are so great that no identification is possible. No wonder that it is so difficult to identify immigrants, when the captains' lists are so badly corrupted and the passengers' own signatures are sometimes such awful scrawls that they need a second list as a key to decipher them correctly.
· The relation of Mr. Weiss to these immigrants has long been doubtful. The question whether he was merely their fellow passenger or the recognized leader of a colony could not be determined till very recently. There are now three documents at hand which answer this question. The first is the earliest printed report concerning the Reformed Church in Pennsylvania, printed in Holland in 1731. It was submitted in that year to the Synod of South Holland which met from July 3 to 13, 1731, at Dortrecht.
· In this report we find the following statement about the religious conditions in Pennsylvania and the coming of Mr. Weiss to America :
· Wherefore, since the most excellent Sir, distinguished through ability and learning, George Michael Weiss, from Eppingen in the Palatinate, a candidate of Sacred Theology, determined to apply the divinely granted gifts to this most laudable use, that he might labor to the best of his ability for the extension of the Kingdom of God, which is the kingdom of love; hence, after having devoted himself to the fine arts of the humanities and to philosophy, he consecrated himself wholly to the even sublimer studies of theology, in which he made such happy progress in a short time that he was deemed worthy to be permitted to undergo the examination for the ministry. In this he proved his diligence to our Senate in such a manner that we not only hoped but were also confident that he would someday perform a useful work for the Church of Christ.
· Wherefore, since he announced of late that he had conceived the plan with some of his fellow-citizens and other friends, well known to him, to undertake a journey to the transatlantic parts of the world, if it should please the Divine Providence to entrust him there with the leadership of a congregational flock, to teach and to guide them there, and since he asked that to that end he be fully inducted into the spiritual office with the laying on of hands.
· Therefore, since the purity of his morals, his humility and especially his piety that flows from it, were well known to us, and since our Senate was at the same time well aware of the progress he had made in the knowledge of the theological sciences and in thorough acquaintance with the sacred languages, we hesitated all the less to grant his request since we could cherish the certain hope that the Chief Shepherd of the sheep, to whom his own are well known, though they live in the most distant parts of the world, would not withhold his support from the undertaking of an honest mind.
· Hence we have admitted him to the office of the ministry of the divine Word and have ordained him by the imposition of hands and by extending to him the right hand of fellowship in the sacred ministry.
· It now remains for us only to implore God, the best and the highest, the ruler of the world and the church, that He may prove himself to be the companion of his journey. May He bless his labors most abundantly and whatever plans he makes, whatever labors he undertakes, may He crown and advance them with the most desired success.
· Given in Heidelberg on the Calends of
· May in the year of our Lord MDCCXXVH.
· Director and Councilors of the
· Senate of the Palatinate Church.
· C. L. MiEG. Pl. Pastor.
· P. R. FOLAD.
· In view of this document there can be no longer any doubt that Mr. Weiss was actually the leader of the colony, at whose head he appeared in signing the declaration of allegiance on September 21, 1727.
At this point it is safe to assume these facts; one, the ship carrying this group of new immigrants to Philadelphia was the William & Sarah not the William & Henry; two, it arrived sometime in September 1727; three, the leader of this group on the William & Sarah was Reverend George Michael Weiss from Eppingen in the Palatinate and four, records were anything but accurate regarding the ships passenger manifest and who took the oath of allegiance.
Where is Casper Wink?
In the Reed - Wink history W. H. Reed states that on some old land deeds in his possession “Casper Wink and his wife made only their marks, which were witnessed by "Validin Dickenschied" and "Jost Vollert" which leads one to believe they probably couldn’t read either, therefore, my guess is; Casper Wink arrived at Philadelphia on the William and Sarah as a member of the group being led by the Rev. G. M. Weiss during September 1727 cataloged under a different name, which we now know was a common mistake, and being unable to read or write he would not recognize the mistake.
There was on the ship a single man headed for the Skippack area of PA. named Christopher Wittmer who took the oath but then seems to have disappeared?
Christopher Wittmer, Casper Wink; one on the lists one not, one disappears one produces a long history? Two different men or one and the same, Whittmer or Wink what was his name?
It doesn’t really matter what our name is, what matters is we are all descendants of a God fearing man who came to North America, became successful and well respected, was willing to fight to keep what he had and called himself Casper Wink.
Bill Wink firstname.lastname@example.org
CASPER WINK FAMILY GENEALOGY FROM 1727 THRU 1948 AND BEYOND
Kutztown Patriot August 31, 1933
“There are six main branches of the Winks today, namely: the Kemp Hotel Winks, the Kutztown Winks, the Reading Winks, the Greenwich and Albany Winks, the Tamaqua Winks and the * Ohio Winks. They can be found in all walks of life, and from coast to coast. A Wink relative from Los Angeles, California, attended this fifth annual family reunion”.
This is the most in depth genealogy and family history listing on the Internet regarding Casper Wink and his descendants. You will also find information regarding names of those who served in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. If you are looking for history about Maxatawny Township and Kutztown, Pennsylvania this page may help.
Here are a few names found on this page: William & Sarah, George Michael Weiss, Casper Wink, Theobold Dewald Kemp, Isaac Roberts, Jacob Levan, John Heidenreich, George A. Fister, Theobold, Theobald Wink, Margretha (or Cretha) Reed, Philip and Veronica (Bercky) Reed, W. H. Reed, Valentine Dickenschied, Samuel Ely, Daniel Zimmerman, Henry Grim, Frederick Bower, Philip Noyes, Christian Schmick, William Marx, Peter Kutz, George Pfister, Peter Wink, Philip Wink, Doldridge, Matthias Roth, Peter Klein,
Helen Mary Shearer, Miriam Louise Stirl
NOTE!! This page is updated as new material is found – you should check back 12/03/2016
Casper Wink 1692
The Province of Pennsylvania, also known as the Pennsylvania Colony, was founded in English North America by William Penn on March 4, 1681 as dictated in a royal charter granted by King Charles II. The name Pennsylvania, which translates roughly as "Penn's Woods", was created by combining the Penn surname (in honor of William's father, Admiral Sir William Penn) with the Latin word sylvania, meaning "forest land." The proprietary colony's charter remained in the hands of the Penn family until the American Revolution, when the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania was created and became one of the original thirteen states.
PHILADELPHIA: IMMIGRANT CITY
Fredric M. Miller
From the time of its founding in 1682, Philadelphia has been both an immigrant port and a city of immigrants. In fact, in 1683 when Dutch and German religious groups founded Germantown now part of Philadelphia they established the first settlement of non-British Europeans in any English colony.
The city is 110 miles from the ocean, up a shallow bay and what used to be a winding river channel. The Delaware River froze often, unlike New York's harbor, and the ocean voyage from Europe to Philadelphia is 200 miles longer than the journey to New York.
In national terms, Philadelphia was certainly most important as an immigrant port in the eighteenth century. Beginning about 1717, when the Provincial Assembly ordered ship captains to submit passenger lists to officials, there were true mass migrations of Germans and of Scotch-Irish directly to Philadelphia. In 1749, for example, 22 ships with a total of 7000 immigrants from the Rhineland made the seven-week voyage to the city. In all, about 70,000 Germans landed there before the Revolution and Philadelphia also received the largest share of the over 150,000 Scotch-Irish who migrated from Ulster to the colonies. In both groups, the majority were so poor that they had come as indentured servants or as “redemptioners" who had to work off the borrowed price of their passage. Many were thus forced to stay in the city, helping to make it the largest in the colonies by the time of the Revolution.
THE WILLIAM & SARAH
On September 18, 1727 Captain William Hill, coming from Rotterdam, docked his ship the William & Sarah in Philadelphia harbor with a list of 109 Palatines, along with their families making about 400 persons. No convicts on board.
Each adult passenger 16 years old or above was counted as one freight. Children 4-15 were counted as half-freights and were charged half the price of an adult for passage. Children under 4 were transported for free. The number listed next to each man's name was apparently the number of freights he was responsible for. If he came alone it was usually only one. If there were 3 freights, it might represent a husband, wife, and two children age 4-15; a husband wife, and child 16 or older; or some other such combination. These numbers can therefore give a general idea of the size of the family that was transported on the ship. If someone in the family died at sea, they were not counted in the number of freights for that family.
Casper Wink was in the first shipload of Swiss and German Palatines whose male passengers came under the provisions of the new "Act of the Provincial Council," of Pennsylvania, compelling "all male passengers above the age of 16 years who come hither with the intention of settling lands," to subscribe to the "Oath of Allegiance to the King of Great Britain." The name of their ship was "William and Sarah," and the leader of the colonists was the Rev. George Michael Weiss, a Reformed minister of the gospel. "And all male passengers," that could and were not ill, "did march to the Court House, subscribe and repeat their name," in compliance with the new law. This was on September 27, 1727.
Casper Wink's first home in Pennsylvania was in Maxatawny Township, Philadelphia County, but a short distance east of the present town of Kutztown, Berks County. There he took up lands from the Penns, and first under adverse circumstances he thrived at farming, but in time with the development of the country he became owner of several fine farms, as the records show, and under the leasehold plan was one of the first in the Maxatawny region to pay quit rent to the Penns.
Theobold Dewald Kemp is said to have been the first white settler of the Maxatawny region. He was of German extraction, coming to America in 1720, from Strassburg, on the Rhine, and immediately settled in this locality. He was a Protestant, and he was accompanied to the New World by his two brothers, Thomas and Joseph, and two sisters. He settled on land that now belongs to Nathan KEMP, and there died in 1760. He had one son, George. Gertrude Kemp was Theobold’s sister.
Casper Wink and Gertrude Kemp were married about 1727, the family record shows. Casper Wink and the Kemps were neighbors in Maxatawny. They were among the founders of St. John's (Hope) Reformed Church, in Maxatawny, now within the limits of Kutztown.
The Rev. George Michael Weiss soon after his arrival in America wended his way up into the upper Perkiomen region. Thither many of his followers either followed or preceded him to locate, and there he soon became a noted minister of the gospel and assisted in the early organization of the Reformed Church in America, particularly in that section of Pennsylvania.
As an illustration of the hardships and difficulties experienced in those days by the early settlers of this region, it is recalled that when the Winks first came to Maxatawny, the nearest grist and flouring mill was on the Perkiomen Creek, more than thirty miles distant. The nearest market to sell their produce was Philadelphia, some seventy miles distant, and the only way of making the trip to these places was either on horseback or in a heavy wagon over trails leading through the woods. Wagons then in the frontier settlements were but few and far between, and to simplify and overcome the difficulty and lighten hardships the neighbors "doubled up" and took turns in making the journey. In this way they gained their ends, eked out an existence, and with it all raised large families and prospered in a humble way.
To make the trip to Perkiomen mill alone by this slow means of transportation meant a three days' journey by wagon. Wherever night overtook the teamster it meant camping for the night in the woods. In the morning after feeding the horses, the journey would be resumed and continued until completed.
When the first settlers came into the Maxatawny region the Indians were there in numbers, for this country was their favorite hunting ground. As the white people cleared the lands for cultivation, the Indian took to the timbered land or the wilder region of the hills. The Indians were shiftless, and if the winter was severe the whites had to come to their relief with food, and in this way they lived in harmony and peace. If the whites were likely to be disturbed by roaming or marauding Indians from a distance, the friendly tribes would apprise them beforehand, so they could get together as a body and be prepared to receive the visitors. On more than one occasion in this way through mutual friendship surprises and massacres were avoided.
For some reason before he took his departure from this world, the elder Casper Wink recanted, and returned to his earlier faith, Catholicism, for just before his death he sought spiritual advice and comfort from the nearby officiating priest of the Catholic Church at Bally.
Was born in the year 1692 in Germany
Came to America on the William & Sarah September, 1727
Leader of the colonists was the Rev. George Michael Weiss
He landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Settled in Maxatawny Township
Married Gertrude Kemp 1727
They reared 6 children
Served during the Revolutionary War
Died October 5, 1788 - 96 years old
b. 7 Aug. 1728 Place: Maxatawny Twp, Berks, PA
d. August 14, 1815 Place: Breinigsville, Lehigh County, PA
buried Place: Breinigsville, Lehigh County, PA
(2.) * Theobold Dewalt
b. 12 Feb. 1733 Place: Maxatawny Twp, Berks, PA.
d. Dec. 1796 Place:
buried Place: Hope (St. Johns) Church, (Reformed), Kutztown, Maxatawny Twp.
(2.) Anna Elisabeth
b. 12 Feb. 1735 Place: Maxatawny Twp, Berks, PA.
(2.) Maria Christianna (John Valentine Boyer)
b. 21 Mar. 1737 Place: Maxatawny Twp, Berks, PA.
(2.) Anna Barbara
b. 29 Sept. 1739 Place: Maxatawny Twp, Berks, PA.
(2.) John Peter
b. 27 Dec. 1745 Place: Maxatawny Twp, Berks, PA.
d. 1775/1783 Place: Revolutionary War
(2.) * THEOBOLD DEWALT WINK 1733
Theobold Wink, the second child and eldest son of Casper and Gertrude Wink, was born February 12, 1733 in Maxatawny Township. He was raised there and died there in December 1796. His family was of the Reformed faith, and all were active members in St. John's (Hope) Reformed Church, of Maxatawny, now within the borough of Kutztown. Unfortunately the early record of this congregation is lost or destroyed. If this record could be found I feel sure it would give us much of interest about the Wink family of Maxatawny.
Theobold Wink's courtship with Margretha Reed must have been conducted under difficulties. Their homes were thirty or more miles apart a wide expanse of wilderness between them-and no means of conveyance for travel other than by "taking it afoot," or "going on horseback," in making calls. Love in those days must have had its attractions and inspirations just like today, however difficult the pathway, for like bodies attracted each other then as now, and the goal was reached, for in due time they mated and were married.
Theobold married Margretha (or Cretha) Reed, daughter of Philip and Veronica (Bercky) Reed, about 1756 at the New Goshenhoppen, Church Congregation, Montgomery, PA
Margretha was born in 1736 in PA. She was christened 23 May 1736 at Salford Twp, Philadelphia Co. PA. She died about 1822 near Kutztown, Berks, PA and is buried in Hope (St. John's) Reformed Ch. Cem., in Kutztown with her husband. Records indicate they had 11 children.
I have in my (Mr. W. H. Reed, Norristown, Pa.) possession several old, musty and deteriorated papers, representing deeds for lands that Casper Wink and his wife Gertrude conveyed to their son Theobold. One of these in its recital, made under date of "19th day of May, 1762," is for a farm of one hundred and fifty acres of land, "between Casper Wink of Maxatawny * * and Gertrude his wife," * * and their "son Theobold Wink." Casper Wink and his wife made only their marks, which were witnessed by "Validin Dickenschied" and "Jost Vollert." Valentine Dickenschied was a brother-in-law of Theobold Wink, they marrying sisters. Valentine Dickenschied and Eve Reed were married on April 22, 1762, only a month before this real estate transaction, and it now looks as though this bridal couple were visiting here on their honeymoon trip on horseback, with the bride's sister, Margretha Wink, in Maxatawny, and her husband thereby by virtue of circumstance became a witness to the real estate conveyance.
The second land transfer from the parents to their son Theobold Wink was made in 1762, March 11, and comprised twenty acres adjoining the property just described. The deed recites that "Casper Wink" makes the transfer to his "son Dewalt Wink." This deed is signed only by the father.
The first property conveyance to the son, Theobold Wink, in 1762, was the improved property or homestead of Casper Wink. There still stands on this property or homestead a comparatively modern stone house, which however, shows the marks of age, and which without a doubt replaced the old log cabin of the father, Casper Wink. This newer house, built on the colonial order, is two stories high, the walls are of dark brown stone and is pointed with white mortar; there is a double pitched roof, quaint in appearance, and at this late date for a house so old it is in an excellent state of preservation. Upon approaching the house one of its appealing features that strikes the eye is seen over the doorway before entering, a rather large rectangular-shaped walled-in stone, bearing this inscription :-
THEOBOLD WINCK A. N. O. -1 7 6 3
The following information was obtained from the Berks County Historical Society at Reading, PA. May, 1930 and from Mr. Jacob D. Levan, Kutztown, PA. R. #1.
Theobold Dewalt Wink, husband of Margaret, died intestate in1796. Letters of administration were granted December 1796 to widow Margaret and son-in-law, Jacob Levan. Margaret died 1821 at 84 years See "Reading Adler" of January, 1821.
The original farm of Theobold Wink is now divided into six parts, some descendants still living there.
The Levans and Winks were close neighbors in Maxatawny Township, Berks County and were owners of large tracts of land. (end)
The colonies revolted in 1776, and under date of November 3, 1777, Dewalt (Theobold) Wink takes the "Oath of Allegiance" to the new government of the United States. He early joined the American forces in the revolt, and became a member of Captain George Kemp's Fourth Company, Second Battalion (Maxatawny Township), Berks County, Pennsylvania Militia. In the period of 1777 -1778 he paid a nominal fine for non-attendance at military duty as Dewalt Wink (Dewald Winck). Later he received depreciation pay from the state of Pennsylvania under the given name of Theodore (Theobold) Wink.*
(2.) * Theobold Dewalt Wink
b. 12 Feb. 1733 Place: Maxatawny Twp, Berks, PA.
m. Margretha (or Cretha) REED about 1756 at the New Goshenhoppen, Church Congregate, Montgomery, PA
d. Dec. 1796 Place: Maxatawny Twp, Berks, PA.
buried Place: Hope (St. Johns) Church, (Reformed), Kutztown, Maxatawny Twp.
(2.) Margretha (or Cretha) REED Daughter of Philip and Veronica (Bercky) Reed
b. 1736 in PA. Christened 23 May 1736 at Salford Twp, Philadelphia Co. PA.
d. about 1821
Place: near Kutztown, Berks, PA and is
buried Place: Hope (St. John's) Reformed Ch. Cem., in Kutztown, Maxatawny Twp.
This marriage by the Rev. George Michael Weiss is recorded in the New Goshenhoppen Reformed Church book
Records indicate they had 11 children.
(3.) CATHARINE WINK. Daughter of Theobold and Margretha (Reed) Wink. She was b. Dec. 10, 1757, at the old Wink homestead, in Maxatawny Twp., Berks Co., Pa.; d. in the summer of 1843, in Maxatawny Twp.; m. Isaac Roberts, of New Jersey; she Reformed, and bur. in St. John's Reformed Church Cern., Kutztown, Pa.: he was a Revolutionary soldier. The husband fell into evil ways and became a professional gambler. Upon learning this, his wife immediately left him, returning to her home in Maxatawny Twp., and there she died. He disappeared and is among the unknown; no children.
(3.) JACOB WINK. Son of Theobold and Margretha (Reed) Wink. He was b. Oct. 30, 1758, at the old Wink homestead, in Maxatawny Twp., Berks Co., Pa.; d. Nov. 7, 1842, in Maxatawny Twp.; m. (about) 1787, Maria, daugh, of Jacob Swoyer, or Sweyer; b. Jan. 14, 1768, in Maxatawny Township; d. April 25, 1841, in Maxatawny Twp.; Reformed; bur. in St. John's Reformed Ch. Cem., Kutztown, Pa.; was a farmer and farmed, lived and died on the old Wink homestead; was a soldier* of the Revolution and a member of Maxatawny Twp., Berks Co., Militia; he received depreciation pay from the State of Penna. ;** children:- (4.)WINK, JACOB s/o Jacob & Maria: b Oct. 4, 1788, d. Nov. 4, 1830 came from Belfast Township, Fulton County, to Brush Creek in 1816. He bought a farm in 1822 and married Sara Markle of Bedford County. (5.) Amos Wink was one of four children and married Osee Barton and they had several daughters, one of whom, (6.)Mary Angeline married Amos W. Duvall, 50 years ago (Mr. and Mrs. Duvall quietly celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary on March 4, 1941). (5.) Amos Wink reared his daughters on the farm where Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Duvall have lived for more than 40 years of their married life. Two of his other daughters married Duvalls. A granddaughter, Mrs. Lena Williams Barker, has been employed by the government in Washington, D. C., since 1924. Mr. Wink was a great man to sing and shout, also served a large number of years as Supt. of the Sunday School
(3.) Philip Son of Theobold and Margretha (Reed) Wink. b. 9 Sept. 1762 Place: Wink Homestead, Maxatawny Twp., Berks, PA. d. __ , in Maxatawny Twp.; death resulted from the kick of a horse; presumed to have never married; was a soldier of the Revolution, he having received depreciation pay.
(3.) John Peter Son of Theobold and Margretha (Reed) Wink. b. 15 Nov. 1764 Place: Wink Homestead, Maxatawny Twp., Berks, PA. .; on Nov. 21, 1784, we find him doing military duty, and reported as sick, wounded, and quartered at Wyoming;**** later, Nov. 21, 1788, he is a private in Capt. Madery's Company of Berks County Militia, and doing military duty at Fort Allen; after this he disappears and the family loses all trace of him; he is supposed to have never married.
(3.) ANNA MARIA FRONICA (Mary)WINK. Daughter of Theobold and Margretha (Reed) Wink. She was b. Dec. 26, 1765, at the old Wink homestead, in Maxatawny Twp., Berks Co., Pa.; d. Feb. 26, 1838, at Lavansville, Somerset Co., Pa.; m. --, 1794, Jacob, son of Daniel Levan of Amsterdam and his wife Marie Beau, Huguenot refugees from Picardy in Northern France. Settling in Maxatawny (---) Levan; b. March 4, 1767, in Maxatawny Twp.; d. Feb. 25, 1824, at Lavansville. About 1810, in early married life, he removed with his family to Somerset County, Pennsylvania, to a place now known as Lavansville. There he became active and influential in the locality and was truly a public-spirited man in all ways, and the town was named for him. Both are buried in the Reformed Church Cem. of this town; children:- Levan's Mill, which became an important stopover point for Moravian missionaries after 1740.
(3.) SUSANNA WINK. Daughter of Theobold and Margretha (Reed) Wink. She was b. Sept. 7, 1767, at the old "Wink" homestead, in Maxatawny Twp., Berks Co., Pa.; d. Aug. 8, 1844, in Kutztown, Berks Co., Pa.; m. John Heidenreich; b. --, in Germany; d.--, in Catawissa, Columbia Co., Pa.; bur. in St. John's Reformed Cem., Kutztown, Pa.; Reformed; silversmith and clockmaker; lived for some time in Catawissa; children:-
(3.) Unknown b. 2 Oct. 1769 Place: Wink Homestead, Maxatawny Twp., Berks, PA. supposed to have died young.
(3.) ESTHER WINK. Daughter of Theobold and Margretha (Reed) Wink. She was b. Nov. 30, 1772, at the old Wink homestead, in Maxatawny Twp., Berks Co., Pa.; d. Oct. 24, 1853, in Maxatawny Twp.; m. Sept. 1, 1799, John Hauseman; she bur. in St. John's Reformed Church Cern., at Kutztown, Pa.; child:-
(3.) RACHEL WINK. Daughter of Theobold and Margretha (Reed) Wink. She was b. May 3, 1775, at the old Wink homestead, in Maxatawny Twp., Berks Co., Pa.: d. Feb. 3, 1855, in Maxatawny Twp.; m. Feb. 24, 1795, Daniel, son of George and --- (Lavan) Kemp; b. Dec. 10,1770, in Maxatawny Twp.; d. Jan. 24,1854, in Maxatawny Twp.; Reformed; bur. in the Kemp family bur. ground, on the Kemp farm, adjoining the old Wink homestead, near Kutztown, Berks Co., Pa.; children:-
(3.) * THEOBOLD (DEWALT) WINK. Son of Theobold and Margretha (Reed) Wink. He was b. Nov. 7, 1776, at the old Wink homestead, in Maxatawny Twp., Berks Co., Pa.; d. Nov. 7, 1824, in Kutztown, Berks Co., Pa.; m. (1st), (about) 1798, Catharine, daugh, of George A. and Margaret (Fisher) Fister; b. and d. in Maxatawny Twp.; Reformed; bur. in St. John's Reformed Cern., at Kutztown; children:-
(3.) Sarah Daughter of Theobold and Margretha (Reed) Wink. b. abt. 1777/1780 Place: Wink Homestead, Maxatawny Twp., Berks, PA. d. Age 13 years
(3.) * THEOBOLD DEWALT WINK 1776
Son of Theobold and Margretha (Reed) Wink. He was b. Nov. 7, 1776, at the old Wink homestead, in Maxatawny Twp., Berks Co., Pa.; d. Nov. 7, 1824, in Kutztown, Berks Co., Pa. Theobold Wink was raised at the old Wink homestead in Maxatawny Township, and received a good common school education. As a young man he drifted into Kutztown and learned the hatter trade with George Fister, afterwards marrying his employer's daughters, Catharine and Mary.
He succeeded his father-in-law at the hat and fur business in Kutztown. He had a hat store and manufactured hats and caps, not only for home sale, but shipped quantities to Philadelphia for the wholesale market. The pelts and furs that he did not use in his own factory he shipped to Philadelphia, disposing of them in the regular channels of trade.
In the balmy days of hatters, who were to be found in all growing inland towns in the country's early history, hats and caps were manufactured by these tradesmen in large quantities, and it was a thriving industry or business. Theobold Wink thrived and prospered both from local trade and the jobbing demand. As his children grew old enough to assist, their services were utilized to meet the growing demand. Even after the death of the father the boys continued the business at the old stand until times and innovations made a change in the industry. The big factory that loomed up and its competition wrought havoc to these little enterprises and at last this competition with its machinery drove them out of business and closed their little establishments.
Upon the incorporation of the borough of Kutztown, in 1815, Theobold Wink became one of its first council members. In his day he was one of the town's leading citizens in its progress and development. In all respects he was truly a public-spirited man.
Theobold was first married to Catharine, daugh, of George A. and Margaret Fister who bore William, George, Jesse and Margaret. He then married her sister Mary who bore Daniel, Charles, Nathan, Charles Jacob and John Graff Wink.
(3.) * THEOBOLD (DEWALT) WINK. Son of (2.) Theobold and Margretha (Reed) Wink. He was b. Nov. 7, 1776, at the old Wink homestead, in Maxatawny Twp., Berks Co., Pa.; d. Nov. 7, 1824, in Kutztown, Berks Co., Pa.; m. (1st), (about) 1798, Catharine, daugh, of George A. and Margaret (Fisher) Fister; b. about 1780 and d. in Maxatawny Twp.; Reformed; bur. in St. John's Reformed Cern., at Kutztown; m. (2nd) Sept. 7, 1806, Mary Fister (sister of first wife) ; b. May 8, 1784, in Kutztown; d. Nov. 8, 1867, in Kutztown; Reformed; bur. in St. John's Reformed Church Cern.
(4.) William Wink, Son of Theobold and Catharine (Fister) Wink. He was b. --, 1799, in Kutztown, Berks Co., Pa.; d. June 10, 1867, in Kutztown; m. Mary Sassaman; b. --, at Chestnut Hill, Montg, Co., Pa.; d. April 19, 1846, in Kutztown; Reformed; bur. in St. John's Reformed Ch. Cern., in Kutztown; hatter; learned the trade with his father in Kutztown, and there for many years he followed the business.
(4.) George Wink, Son of Theobold and Catharine (Fister) Wink. He was b. May 11, 1801, in Kutztown, Berks Co., Pa.; d. Aug. 5, 1847, in Kutztown; m. Sarah Ottinger; b. --, at Chestnut Hill, Montg, Co., Pa.; d. --, at Kutztown; Reformed; bur. in St. John’s Reformed Church Cern.; learned the trade of hating with his father at Kutztown; there were a number of children:-
(4.) Jesse Wink, Son of Theobold and Catharine (Fister) Wink. b. Aug. 6, 1803, in Kutztown; d. April 16, 1853, in Kutztown; learned the hating trade with his father; after the death of his father he continued the hating business at the old Wink stand; subsequently he drifted into other business; died in Kutztown, and is buried in the Reformed Church Cem., of which church he was a member; never married.
(4.) Margaret Wink, Daughter of Theobold and Catharine (Fister) Wink. She was b. Jan. 15, 1806, in Kutztown, Berks Co., Pa.; d. Dec. 17, 1874, at Breinigsville, Lehigh Co., Pa.; m. Robert Larash; b. May 3, 1803, in Lehigh Co., Pa.; d. May 6, 1876, in Kutztown; Reformed; bur. in St. John's Reformed Church Cern.; hatter-learning the trade with his father-in-law, and for many years worked at the trade in Kutztown; children:-
(4.) * Daniel Wink, 1st son of Theobold and Mary (Fister) Wink. He was b. May 9, 1807, in Kutztown, Berks Co., Pa.; d. May 3, 1896, at Roxbury, Franklin Co., Pa.: 13 Feb. 1831. Catharine Bower b. 9 Dec. 1808 and died 13 Nov. 1874. She is buried with her husband and oldest daughter at; Letort Spring Church graveyard, Middlesex Twp , Cumberland Co. PA. There were seven children.
(4.) Charles Wink, b. --; d. young.
(4.) Nathan Wink, b. June 18, 1810. Son of Theobold and Mary (Fister) Wink. He was b. June 18, 1810, in Kutztown, Berks Co., Pa. ; d. Sept. 1, 1891, at Reading, Pa.; m. Dec. 7, 1834, Sarah Schenck; b. Aug. 11, 1811, in Hamburg, Berks Co., Pa.; d. Oct. 5, 1897, in Reading; Reformed; bur. in Chas. Evans Cern., Reading; PA Nathan Wink learned blacksmithing, and enjoyed an enviable reputation as a horseshoer. He followed the trade for a number of years in Kutztown. Then he removed -to the city of Reading and there continued at his trade. He was a hard working and much respected man, and was a veteran of the Civil War, a member of Company G, 74th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers.
(4.) Charles Jacob Wink, Son of Theobold and Mary (Fister) Wink. He was b. Feb. 12, 1812, in Kutztown, Berks Co., Pa.; d. May 24, 1863, in Reading, Berks Co., Pa.; m. Jan. 21, 1849, Mary Elizabeth Esser; b. June 8, 1819, in Kutztown; d. July 25, 1908, in Kutztown; he Reformed; she Lutheran; both bur. in St. John's Reformed Cern., in Kutztown; printer by trade; in 1852 he was chosen Clerk of Courts of Berks County, and the family then removed to Reading; there he died, much respected and honored; children:-
(4.) John Graeff Wink, b. March 21, 1815. Son of Theobold and Mary (Fister) Wink. He was b. March 21, 1815, in Kutztown, Berks Co., Pa.; d. Dec. 23, 1901, in Kutztown; m. (1st), June 17, 1856, Caroline, daugh, of Peter and Elizabeth Graeff; b. Jan. 16, 1822, in Ballietsville, Lehigh Co., Pa.: d. Dec. 23, 1873, in Kutztown; Reformed; she bur. in St. John's Reformed Church Cern., Kutztown; no children. John Graeff Wink, m. (2nd), Oct. 15, 1874, Eleanora, daugh, of Peter and Debora Schantz; b. April 28, 1838, in Allentown, Pa.; d. Jan. 31, 1901, in Kutztown; Reformed; bur. in St. John's Reformed Church Cern.; children:
(4.) Catharine Wink, Daughter of Theobold and Mary (Fister) Wink. She was b. Dec. 21, 1816, in Kutztown, Berks Co., Pa.; d. Feb. 3, 1846, in Kutztown; m. John Esser; b. and d. in Mauch Chunk, Carbon Co., Pa.; Reformed; he bur. in Mauch Chunk; children:-
(4.) Samuel Wink, Son of Theobold and Mary (Fister) Wink. He was b. Oct. 29, 1819, in Kutztown, Berks Co., Pa.; d. --, in Lisbon, Linn Co., Iowa; m. Therisa Goodman; b. --, in Reading, Berks Co., Pa.; d. in Lisbon; Reformed; bur. in Lisbon; saddler. In 1854, he removed with his family to New Lisbon, where he conducted his business of saddler; children:-
(4.) Levi Wink, b. June 13, 1822, in Kutztown; d. July 13, 1865, in Kutztown; bur. in St. John's Reformed Church Cem.; never could articulate well; mind rather weak, but of cheerful disposition and everybody's friend.
(4.) Dewalt Augustus Wink, Son of Theobold and Mary (Fister) Wink. He was b. Oct. 23, 1824, in Kutztown, Berks Co., Pa.; d. March 30, 1911, in Kutztown ; m. May 4, 1852, Mary Shaffer; b. Feb. 13, 1824, in Northampton Co., Pa.; d. Jan. 5, 1914, in Kutztown; Evangelical Church; bur. in Hope Cern., Kutztown; children:-
(4.) * Daniel Wink 1807
THE KUTZTOWN (Pa.) PATRIOT-
The following notice of Daniel Wink who recently died at Roxbury, Cumberland county, that state, and who seven years was a resident of Neligh and being at the time of his death 89 years of age: "A worthy representative of a noted family, a native of our county, passed to the better beyond. Daniel Wink, of Cumberland County, died on Sunday and was buried on Tuesday. He attained the ripe age of 89 years. He was a brother of John and Augustus Wink of town, and Samuel Wink of New Lisbon, Iowa. Deceased was married to a sister of Ephraim Bower, deceased, and left -- section fifty-eight years ago. He leaves two sons, two daughters and a number of grandchildren. Our worthy townsman John Wink is a brother of the deceased and is the oldest native of Kutztown living. He is in his 81st year now, and as hale and hearty as a man of sixty. He is a walking history relative to this section and is authoritative on anything that transpired here during his lifetime. His brother Samuel Wink in Iowa is in his 77th and brother D. Augustus G. Wink, of town, is now in his 72nd year. John G. Wink is now the oldest living native of Kutztown and he is an illustrious sample, too."
Daniel* married Catharine Bauer (Bower) on 13 Feb. 1831. Catharine was born 9 Dec. 1808 and died 13 Nov. 1874. She is buried with her husband and oldest daughter at; Letort Spring Church graveyard, Middlesex Twp, Cumberland Co. PA. There were seven children.
Note! There is a Family Bible that is still in the possession of the Wink's from this point, documenting the births and some deaths of the children. It was passed from daughter (5.) Caraline to her son, (6.) William Jacob, to his son, (7.) Edwin Augustus, to his son, (8.) William Lewis, to his son, (9.) Michael William. (10.) Chase Huston Wink is next in line.
(5.) Rebecca Daughter of Daniel and Catherine Wink was b. 4 Dec. 1832 Place: Berks Co., PA. d. 24 July 1854
(5.) Dewald (DeWalt) Son of Daniel and Catherine Wink was b. 15 June 1835 Place: Berks Co., PA d. 1928 Aurora, NE
m. Anna 1862: Dewalt Wink, Oldest Resident Here, Dies. DeWalt Wink, 93, believed to have been Aurora's oldest citizen, died Saturday morning at his home after a serious illness that had dated from a fall he received several weeks ago.
Funeral services were held at the Yost & Vogt funeral home Monday afternoon, with Rev. H. A. Dierdorff of the United Brethren church in charge. Burial was in Aurora cemetery, where the Odd Fellows lodge had charge of final rites.
Relatives and friends from Neligh, Mr. Wink's old home, and a delegation of Odd Fellows from York attended the funeral
DeWalt Wink was born in Berks County, Pa., and worked as a boot and shoe maker all his life. He manufactured shoes for the Chamberlain County poor for twenty years, and made boots for the Union army during the Civil war.
He came to Neligh, Nebr., in 1882 and lived there until seven years ago, when he entered the Odd Fellows home at York.
Mrs. Anna Wink, wife of DeWalt Wink, died Sunday July 27th, 1884. She was born in Cumberland county, Penna., May 19th, 1837, married in 1862, and remained here till 1881, when they removed to Neligh, Antelope county, Nebraska. She was a great sufferer during her entire illness, but bore up under it with remarkable fortitude until death relieved her. The funeral took place Tuesday, July 29th. Her remains were followed to the grave by a large number of friends and relatives and escorted by the Neligh Lodge of Odd Fellows to which society Mr. Wink belonged.
Mr. Wink later married Mrs. Martha Scofield and came to her home in Aurora to live. He was an Odd Fellow for 54 years.
For several years, Mr. Wink has been a familiar figure on the streets of Aurora, and was known to young and old for his jovial disposition and willingness to match wits with all comers. Until a few months ago he was unusually spry for one of his years, and made his pilgrimages about the streets with ease.
(5.) Jacob Charles Son of Daniel and Catherine Wink was b. 27 June 1837 Place: Berks Co., PA d. 16 July 1842
(5.) Mary Alinda Daughter of Daniel and Catherine Wink was b. 3 Oct. 1839 Place: Cumberland Co., PA d. 1 Nov. 1911
m. August Wolf
(5.) *Caraline (Carrie) (who made many entries in the bible) Daughter of Daniel and Catherine Wink was b. 15 June 1842 Place: Cumberland Co., PA d. 31 July 1918 Buried: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Neligh, Nebr. m. 1 May 1886 Edward Griffith according to the Family Bible was only married to Mr. Edward Griffith and not until 1886. However, she had a son, Charles Arthur KERR, born in June, 1865. On November 4th, 1868, she had another son, (6.) *William Jacob. Mr. Griffith was born in England on 14 Feb. 1855.
(5.) Emma Daughter of Daniel and Catherine Wink was b. 30 Jan. 1844 d. 17 Feb. 1844
(5.) Graeff Fister Son of Daniel and Catherine Wink was b. 15 Feb. 1846 Place: Cumberland Co., PA d. 11 Sept. 1922 Place: Los Angeles, CA. m. Mary Henrietta Goodrich 12 Nov. 1868 Place: Lisbon, Johnson, Iowa
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to our friends for their acts of kindness and sympathy during our bereavement. Especially the Odd Fellows, Ladies of the G. A. R. Circle, the Woodmen Quartet, and any who assisted in any way.
MRS. MARTHA WINK
MR. & MRS. Wm. WINK
(6.) *William Jacob Wink 1868
William Jacob Wink son of Caraline Wink was born November 4th, 1868 at Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He moved to Neligh, Nebraska with his folks on April 12th, 1882. William Jacob according to the family Bible, was married to a Florence Katie Stouter (b. 20 May 1874, Guncaster, PA) on 25 ? 1894. There is no record of her passing.
In 1896 he returned to Pennsylvania, where he met Phillippine Hossel. They were married at Mahanoy City, PA on May 4th, 1904 and left for Harrisburg to set up housekeeping. While living in Harrisburg the following children were born: William Dewalt, Caroline Minnie, Edwin Augustus, Mary Elizabeth and Anna Margaret. On April 11th, 1911, at the urging of his mother and his Uncle Dewalt, the family moved to Neligh, Nebr. While here he worked at various jobs for awhile. He worked for the Brenton Brick yards for several years and on December 14th, 1914 he went to work for the Neligh Mills, owned by S. F. Gilman. He worked there until his wife passed away on December 1st, 1939. While living in Neligh the following children were born: George Hossel, Gladys Mae, Clarence & Grace Irene. The latter two died in infancy. After the passing of his wife, he resigned his job with the Mill and moved to Lincoln to make his home with his daughter, Mary (Mrs. E. P. Oehring). He passed on to join his wife on October 27th, 1947. He was buried in the family plot along side of his wife and parents, in Neligh, Nebraska.
All his children lived in Lincoln, Nebr., except two, Bill, who lived in Omaha, Nebr. and Edwin who moved to California in 1956.
(6.) * William Jacob & Phillippine (Hossel) Wink.
(7.) William Dewalt Son of William Jacob and Phillippine (Hossel) Wink b. 18 Feb. 1905 Place: Harrisburg, PA d.13 Mar. 1990 buried
m. 8 June 1940 Avis Plowman
(7.) Caroline Minnie Daughter of William Jacob and Phillippine (Hossel) Wink b. 1 Nov. 1906 Place: Harrisburg, PA d. 31 Mar. 1986 buried
m. 19 Jan. 1927 Charles Kassing div. 8 Sept. 1951
(7.) * Edwin Augustus Son of William Jacob and Phillippine (Hossel) Wink b. 3 Mar. 1908 Place: Harrisburg, PA d. 20 Nov. 1976 Place: Middletown, CA Buried Place: St. Helena, CA m. Lena M. Huston 13 Aug. 1939 Neligh, NE. b. 13 September 1915 d.
(7.) Mary Elizabeth Daughter of William Jacob and Phillippine (Hossel) Wink b. 9 Sept. 1909 Place: Harrisburg, PA d. 20 Apr. 1989 Place: Lincoln, Nebr. Buried m. 10 Oct. 1929 Ezra P. Oehring
(7.) Anna Margaret Daughter of William Jacob and Phillippine (Hossel) Wink b. 21 Feb. 1911 Place: Harrisburg, PA d. 5 July 1987 buried m. 11 Jan. 1937 Howard D. McElhaney
(7.) George Hossell Son of William Jacob and Phillippine (Hossel) Wink b. 28 Oct. 1912 Place: Neligh, NE. d. 17 Dec. 1977 buried m. 3 Nov. 1947 Edna Bolte div. Sept. 1958
(7.) Gladys Mae Daughter of William Jacob and Phillippine (Hossel) Wink b. 13 Feb. 1915 Place; Neligh, NE d. 31 Oct. 1997 buried m. 24 Aug. 1936 Raymond D. Larson
(7.) Clarence Son of William Jacob and Phillippine (Hossel) Wink b. Place: Neligh, NE d. Place: Neligh, NE buried Place: Neligh, NE
(7.) Grace Irene Daughter of William Jacob and Phillippine (Hossel) Wink b. March 20, 1916 Place: Neligh, NE d. January 5, 1917 Place: Neligh, NE buried Place: Neligh, NE
(7.) * Edwin Augustus Wink 1908
*Edwin Augustus married Lena Margaret Huston (b. 13 Sept. 1915) on the 13th of August 1939, in Neligh, NE. Two years later, they moved to Omaha, where he was employed as a security guard at the bomber plant until 1945. While living in Omaha they had their first child, Barbara Marie. After leaving the bomber plant they moved to Chambers, Nebraska where they became owner operators of a drug store. Times were tough in the rural sand hills of Nebraska and try as hard as they did; life in this area would not be where their future would lay. Two more children were born during this time, William Lewis and Margaret Le Ann. But by the winter of 1956 they were off for the golden state of California. Everything they owned packed up in the car and a small two-wheel trailer. Edwin had continued the westward movement started by his Great Grandfather four times removed. Edwin started in Pennsylvania where Casper landed so many years ago and took himself and his family all the way across the country to California.
In California Edwin would work for his brother in-law at Guenoc Ranch until 1958, when he then went to work for The Corner Store in Middletown. He worked at this job until he retired in the spring of 1973. Edwin had found his home and lived out his remaining years in Middletown.
(7.) * Edwin Augustus Wink son of William Jacob and Phillippine (Hossel) Wink b. March 3, 1908 Harrisburg, PA d. November 20, 1976 Middletown, CA Buried St. Helena, CA m. Lena Margaret Huston August 13, 1939 Neligh, NE. b. September 13, 1915 d. January 10, 2005 buried -?-
(8.) Barbara Marie Wink daughter of Edwin Augustus and Lena Margaret (Huston) Wink b. July 31, 1940 Neligh, NE d. - - buried - - m. Fred Trochimowicz December 16, 1972 Lewiston Idaho b. December 5, 1917 Queens, New York, NY d. November 29th, 2014 Spokane, WA buried -?-
(9.) Jennifer Lynn daughter of Barbara Marie b. October 7, 1969 St. Helena, CA m. Thomas M. Voelker May 8 1993 Spokane, WA b. April 1, 1968 Spokane, WA
(10.) Zachary Ryan son of Jennifer Lynn and Tom Voelker b. July 13,1995 Spokane, WA
(10.) Zoya Elizabeth daughter of Jennifer Lynn and Tom Voelker b. August 6, 1997 Spokane, WA
(10.) Zane Alexander son of Jennifer Lynn and Tom Voelker b. July 23, 2003 Spokane, WA
(8.) * William Lewis Wink son of Edwin Augustus and Lena Margaret (Huston) Wink b. November 8, 1945 Tilden, NE d. - - buried - - m. Sylvia Jean Irwin July 30, 1966 Middletown, CA b. January 2, 1948 Deer Park, CA d. - -
(9.) Judith Marie Wink daughter of William and Sylvia (Irwin) Wink b. September 5, 1968 Kassel, West Germany m. Lester Hoskins September 30, 1989 Middletown, CA b. May 7, 1969 Danville, IL div. 1999 2nd m. Linda Pavone June 4, 2014 Lakeport, CA b. October 8, 1970 Staten Island New York, NY
(10.) Lester Dale Hoskins III son of Judith Marie (Wink) and Lester Hoskins b. March 14, 1992 Deer Park, CA. m. Danielle Edmondo September 29, 2013 South Lake Tahoe, NV. b. November 11, 1988 Santa Rosa, CA
(11.) Xander Dale son of Lester Dale Hoskins III and Danielle (Edmondo) Hoskins b. October 15, 2016 Deer Park, CA
(9.) Michael William Wink son of William and Sylvia (Irwin) Wink b. March 11, 1972 Deer Park, CA 2nd m. Lisa Ann Bern June 9, 2001 Kelseyville, CA b. October 2, 1969 Santa Cruz, CA
(10.) Parker Elizabeth Wink daughter of Michael William and Lisa Ann (Bern) Wink b. January 3, 2005 San Francisco, CA
(10.) Chase Huston Wink son of Michael William and Lisa Ann (Bern) Wink b. January 3, 2005 San Francisco, CA
(8.) Margaret LeAnn Wink Daughter of Edwin Augustus and Lena Margaret (Huston) Wink b. Dec. 3, 1948 Place: O'Neal, NE d. - - buried - - m. February 7, 1967 Darrel Schnitzius place Reno, NV b. July 8, 1949 place Richmond, CA
(9.) Jeffery Scott son of Margaret LeAnn (Wink) and Darrel Schnitzius b. October 22, 1967 St. Helena, CA 1st m. Shawna Lynn Lentz September 4, 1988 Anchorage, Alaska b. January 18, 1969 Juneau, Alaska div. 2005 2nd m. Andrea Danielle (Brady) August 13, 2016 in Ukiah, CA b. October 30, 1976 in Puyallup WA
(10.) Danielle Jean daughter of Jeffery Scott and Shawna Lynn Schnitzius b. August 25, 1992 Tacoma, WA
(10.) Emily Ann daughter of Jeffery Scott and Shawna Lynn Schnitzius b. June 15, 1999 Tacoma, WA
(9.) James Dean son of Margaret LeAnn (Wink) and Darrel Schnitzius b. August 16, 1971 Santa Rosa, CA m. Michelle Berezay August 31, 1991 Willits, CA b. July 30, 1972 Redwood, CA
(10.) Courtney Michelle daughter of James Dean and Michelle (Berezay) Schnitzius b. July 3, 1991 Ukiah, CA
(10.) Kayla Lynn daughter of James Dean and Michelle (Berezay) Schnitzius b. July 12, 1995 Novato, CA
(10.) Hunter James son of James Dean and Michelle (Berezay) Schnitzius b. October 21, 2004 Ukiah, CA
* My blood line
This could not have been done without help. A big Thank You to all those who helped and especially my daughter
(9.) Judith Marie Wink
Wink family Bible
History And Genealogy Of The Reed Family
Charles Allwein Museum
Mr. W. H. Reed
John G Wink
The 1915 Centennial history of Kutztown
History Of Berks County In Pennsylvania by Morton L. Montgomery
“A history of the Goshenhoppen Reformed charge, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (1727-1819)"
Huston (Houston) Family Book
Fredric M. Miller
Helen Mary Shearer Stirl
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