"History of Lincoln, Oneida, and Vilas Counties Wisconsin"

Compiled by George O.Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others. Printed in 1924 by H.C.Cooper. Jr. & Co., Minneapoli-Winona MN. ill. 787 pages. The first two hundred pages are history of the three counties, the remainder of the book is biographies.


Winter, Edward Carl proprietor of a good meat business in Merrill, Wis., was born at Peshtigo, Marinette County, Wis., Aug. 9, 1888, son of Charles and Matilda (SHADLER) WINTER. The parents were natives of Germany and the fahter, who was a barber by trade, died in 1900, his widow subsequently becoming the wife of William SCHWANTES. Mr. SCHWANTES is still living, Mr. SCHWANTES having died in March, 1923. By her first husband, Charles WINTER, she had seven children, all now living, namely: George; Mrs. Fred MARTY of Baraboo, Wis.; Edward Carl of Merrill; Mrs. E. MARKEL of Minneapolis; Earl of Milwaukee; Herbert, manager of the Woolworth store at Lincoln, Ill.; and Carl, of Bloomer, Wis. When Edward C. WINTER was a small boy his parents moved to New London, Wis., and later to Clintonville, where he finished his schooling. He then learned the butcher's trade, working for seven years in a meat market in Clintonville. At the end of that time he went to Bloomer and bought a farm, which he conducted for four years, finally seling it to his brother-in-law. In 1922 he came to Merrill and bought the meat market which had been started by his brother Earl, who was then operating it. He has since conducted it himself, doing a part of his own butchering, making his own sausage and curing part of his own hams and bacon. He also carries a line of canned goods. Mr. WINTER was married at Bloomer, Wis., Feb. 16, 1916, to Martha Amanda BOTTIN, daughter of Herman and Bertha BOTTIN. Both her parents are now deceased; the father, who was a railroad man, having passed away inf 1905, and the mother on March 17, 1922. Mr. and Mrs. WINTER had twin sons born in 1918, but had the misfortune to lose them both in infancy.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 733, History of Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties Wisconsin; Compiled by George O. Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others 1924, H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co

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