_Johann Adam FEY ____+ | (1800 - 1880) _Adam FEY ___________| | (1827 - 1905) m 1872| | |_Anna THOMAS ________+ | (.... - 1848) | |--Edith FEY | (1877 - 1879) | _____________________ | | |_Johanna REUTER _____| (1838 - 1922) m 1872| |_____________________
_Benjamin GROVER Jr__+ | (1750 - 1802) _Chester GROVER _____| | (1793 - 1845) | | |_____________________ | | |--Benjamin Russell GROVER | (1821 - 1885) | _____________________ | | |_____________________| | |_____________________
 Family chart given by Rae to Dawne Pamplin and passed to Dianne Stevens 26 Apr 2006.
__ | _Frederick KAYHART __| | | | |__ | | |--Richard KAYHART | (.... - 1850) | __ | | |_ VANDERHOOF ________| | |__
1 male under age 5
1 " 5 - 10
1 male 20 - 30
1 female under 5
1 " 5 - 10
1 " 30 - 40
Per Ancestry Message Board "Kayhart, Demouth" 22 Mar 1999, This Richard is the son ofFrederick Kayhart and _________ Vanderhoof.
1850 Census - Richard does not appear on the 1850 census with his family.
____________________________ | _Isaac Mabie KITCHELL _| | (1834 - 1883) m 1859 | | |____________________________ | | |--Charles KITCHELL | (1865 - ....) | _Jirah DEMOUTH _____________+ | | (1812 - 1854) m 1832 |_Elizabeth DEMOUTH ____| (1838 - 1890) m 1859 | |_Catherine Malinda KAYHART _+ (1811 - 1849) m 1832
 Lived in Berrien Co. Mich. in 1900.
______________________ | _Jerome B. OSTRUM ___| | (1845 - ....) m 1871| | |______________________ | | |--Gertie OSTRUM | (1872 - ....) | _Samuel MARTINDALE ___+ | | (1814 - 1890) |_Emma MARTINDALE ____| (1852 - ....) m 1871| |_Lucinda E. LAWRENCE _ (1818 - 1870)
__ | _Thomas STEVENS _____| | (1754 - 1828) | | |__ | | |--William STEVENS | (1788 - 1876) | __ | | |_Catherine MCLEOD ___| (.... - 1828) | |__
_____________________ | _Augustus Vandroof VANDERHOOF _| | (1828 - ....) | | |_____________________ | | |--William VANDROOF | | _Andrew DECKER ______ | | (1807 - 1843) |_Deborah DECKER _______________| | |_Phebe DEMOUTH ______+ (1814 - 1888)
_Jay Dumont WARDLE ________ | (.... - 1967) m 1913 _Harley WARDLE _________________| | (1915 - 1998) m 1939 | | |_Clara Edith WINTERMANTEL _+ | (1882 - 1962) m 1913 | |--Karen Helen WARDLE | (1946 - ....) | ___________________________ | | |_Helen Henrietta Goddard MINER _| (.... - 1997) m 1939 | |___________________________
_Johann Jakob WINTERMANTEL _+ | (1773 - 1805) m 1795 _John Jacob WINTERMANTEL _| | (1799 - 1879) m 1822 | | |_Cathrina MULLER ___________+ | (1778 - 1854) m 1795 | |--Christian WINTERMANTEL | (1842 - 1897) | ____________________________ | | |_Salome WALTER ___________| (1800 - 1883) m 1822 | |____________________________
1301 Reetz Road
Madison, WI 53711
February 24, 2001
Did you know that your great-great-great-great-grandfatherís name meant winter coat? His name was Jacob Wintermantle. That means winter coat in German. He was the mayor of a small town near Baden, Germany back in the 1850s. Thatís about 150 years ago. Mayor Jacob Wintermantle had four teenage sons. At that time in Germany all young men were conscripted into the army. That means they HAD to be in it. The army was very strict and very brutal. Many of the soldiers were used as mercenaries. That means the government rented them to other countries to fight other countriesí wars. The Wintermantle brothers had no desire to be forced to participate in that army. So one dark night they slipped away to the seacoast. Later the rest of the family followed and they caught a ship bound for America. In Wisconsin the family settled near Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin.
At that time the people of the United States were arguing over the virtues and evils of slavery. The underground railroad that helped slaves escape from slavery was in operation and several stations on the railroad were in Wisconsin nearby the brothers. The brothers loved their new country and thought slavery was an evil thing, so when the civil war started three of the brothers joined up to fight in the Union Army. The youngest brother, Christian Wintermantle, was our ancestor. He was a corporal with the 26th Wisconsin Infantry, Company K. He fought in many battles including the Battle of Gettysburg and he was with General Sherman when he marched through Georgia, burning everything in sight.
Christian was one of the lucky ones that didnít get killed or badly injured. After the Civil War was over Christian returned to Wisconsin and married a nice German girl named Mathilda Fey. He and Mathilda homesteaded in Iowa near Ackley. They had eleven children, the ninth was your great-great-grandmother, Wilhemina Julia Wintermantle. They called her Minnie for short. When Minnie was just a toddler the family moved to Jefferson, Oregon. They were all passengers on the new transcontinental railroad. In a book called "The Song of Yamhill" Gordon Zimmerman describes that train ride (p. 9 -11).
". . . a most unique travel conveyance on the Northern Pacific Railroad and the C. B. & Q (Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy.) The lines had started to run immigrant trains from Chicago to St. Paul to Portland, Oregon. As soon as the new Northern Pacific Line opened in 1882, they charged only one dollar for a family to go west in a special boxcar that had water tanks overhead. The family's animals were stabled in one end of the car, their farming implements were placed in the other end, and their furniture, beds, and tables, etc. were placed in the center of the car for use. Coal stoves for cooking were also installed in these special boxcars. Straw, hay, and water were provided at division stops along the way."
Christian kept a journal of the family's trip on the first train on the line. You can read it in the notes that go with my sources. When Minnie was 11 the family moved to Canby, Oregon. Christian died in 1897. He is buried at Canby.
Minnie grew up and married George Zimmerman. She and George had only one child, a son, Forrest. Forrest was my father. He had me, I had your Mommy, and your Mommy had YOU. So that is one way you are connected to the Civil War. In March Iíll write and tell you about another way - Jacob DeMouth! (But only if you want me to.)
line 30 dwelling 1206 household #1187
Wintermantel, Jacob age 61 farmer value RE $400 born Baden
Salome 60 Baden
John Jacob 32 butcher Baden
Mary 28 "
William 22 "
Rosa 18 in school "
Christian 16 in school "
Line 31 Dwelling # 75 Family # 76
Wintermantel, Wm age 31 Farmer born Baden
Sarah 21 NY
Family # 77
Wintermantel, Shristian age 27 Farm Laborer born Baden
Matilda 28 Prussia
Rosena 3 WI
Matilda 2 WI
William 7/12 IA
line 33 Dwelling 33 Household 34
Wintermantel, Christian age 38 Farmer Baden Baden Baden
Matilda 35 wife Prussia Prussia Prussia
Rose 13 dau WI Baden Prussia
Matilda 12 dau same
William 10 son IA Baden Prussia
Albert 8 son same
Hedwig 7 dau same
Herman 5 son same
Amelia 3 dau same
Louisa 1 dau same
"Christian Wintermantel, youngest son of Jacob (?) Wintermantel was born in Baden, Germany on Oct 3, 1843. The family came to the U.S. in 1855(?) settling in Wisconsin. At the age of 18 he volunteered in the Union forces, was with the Union army at Gettysburg, and Shermans march to the sea. He was appointed corporal of his company, and when the army was mustered out, he returned to Wisconsin. In 1866 he married Matilda Fey and was the father of eleven children
The handwriting is very hard to read on some of those names, particularly Frederic, Ottilia, and Elianor.
 This is a brief note left by Minnie.
Located on South Township Road just before the South Walnut Street crossroad is Zion Memorial Cemetery and Mausoleum. The property covers about 20 acres, 11 of which are developed. The old section is mostly filled and now there are only infrequent burials in remaining family plots. The new section is currently being used and has been added to over the years with growth to the north and east and a new mausoleum was dedicated in 1989. Groundbreaking has just begun on a companion mausoleum that will mirror the existing building and it is hoped to be completed by Memorial Day of 2002. The cemetery is over one hundred years old, organized by the Zion Cemetery Association in January of 1897. The first burial was that of Christian Wintermantel, the individual who originally proposed the cemetery on January 19, 1897. The cemetery was owned by the Canb6 Evangelical United Brethren Church until it became too labor-intensive to maintain, and was handed over to the City in 1937. Rules and regulations were adopted on January 10, 1938 and it has remained in City hands since that time. A fire destroyed some of the paperwork and over the years, the City has reconstructed the records.
Our present sexton, Ken Robinson of KR Maintenance, is on duty full time at Zion. He has reestablished the Memorial Gardens and has added a lovely waterfall and reflection pond with benches for quiet mediation. He has been diligent to mow, prune, paint, remove damaged trees, and open up areas that have been overgrown. For the past four years, has has planted a garden and shares his harvest with some of Zion's frequent visitors who sill long for fresh produce, but can not longer plant a garden of their own; The area even attracts picnickers. Please call Mr. Robinson at 503-266-8480 if your are interested in locating relatives, purchasing property, or just viewing the premises.
I have returned to Fredericksburg and have not forgotten your question.
My little research suggests that your relative was probably not in the
battle here. The following website
squelched their opportunity to fight at Fredricksburg, Virginia in
December of 1862. The spring of the following year was the first battle
for the 26th Wisconsin, which took place at Chancellorsville, Virginia.
" This was another important battle about an hour from here.
The troops involved in the river crossing were from the 19th and 20th
Massachusettes and the 7th Michigan. The 93 dead people came from the
Hope that helps.
Dr. Marcel Rotter
Assistant Professor of German
Department of Modern Foreign Languages
University of Mary Washington
219 Combs Hall
1301 College Ave.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Telephone: 540.654.1996Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Line 3 44 44 Christian Wintermantle private Co K 26th Wis Infantry enlisted 20 Aug 1862
discharged 28 Jun 1865 lgth of service 2 yrs 10 mos 8 das
In the year one thousand eight hundred forty-two, the 2nd of October,8:30 am, was in the parish of Ihringen legitimately born, and on the 9th of October, 10 AM, in the church christened: Christian. The parents are: Johann Jacob Wintermantel, citizen and farmer here, and Salome, nee Walther.
Godparents and witnesses:
1. Johannes Jacob, citizen and farmer here
2. Martin Gybsun, citizen and gravedigger here
3. Maria Waibel, wife of citizen and farmer here, Johannes Jacob.
Ihringen the 9th of October 1842
 Christian and Matilda's wedding date is given in an affidavit by George Wintermantel of Prairie du Sac 14 Jun 1897.