30 July 2011

Wilhelmine Florentine (Fiegenbaum) Winter

1854 — 1919

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photographic portrait of Wilhelmine Florentine (Fiegenbaum) Winter
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from Fiegenbaum-Gerber family.

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1919
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Transcription of the 1919 memorial card:

Florentina Winter.

Schw. Florentina Winter, geb. Fiegenbaum, erblickte das Licht dieser Welt am 20. August 1854 zu Hopewill, Mo.  Am 27. August 1875 verehelichte sie sich mit ihrem nun tiefbetrübten Gattin, Hy. F. C. Winter.  Diese Ehe war mit neun Kindern gesegnet.  Von diesen gingen zwei der Mutter in die bessere Heimat voran.  Unter der Amtstätigkeit von Br. W. Schutz fanden Br. und Schw. Winter die köstliche Perel und vereinigten sich mit der Truxton Gemeinde.  Treu hat sie beigetragen zum Aufbau derselben durch Gebet und Mitwirken in Gebet- und Bekenntnisstunden, in Sonntagschule und Missionsverein.  Gerne und viel hat sie beherbergt.  Die Ihrigen had sie täglich angehalten zur Gottesfurcht.  So war es natürlich, daß ihr Erstgeborener ins Predigtamt trat.  Während der letzten fünf Jahre, aber besonders der letzten zehn Monate, hat Schw. W. viel gelitten.  Oefters schein ihr Abscheiden vorhanden, doch erholte sie sich wieder, bis am 24. August die müde Seele zur Ruhe des Volkes Gottes einging.  "Ich möchte heim," war ihr Losung.  Sie wird überlebt bon ihrem lieben Gatten, 5 Söhnen - von denen Louis H. Glied der St. Louis Deutschen Konferenz ist - 2 Töchtern, 26 Großkindern, 3 Brüdern und 4 Schwestern.  Nebst diesen trauern um sie viele Verwandte und Freunde.  Genau 44 Jahre nach dem Einzug der glücklichen Braut hat man die entseelte Hülle nach dem stillen Friedhof getragen.  Als Leichentext dienten 2 Kor. 5, 1 und Off. 21, 3. 4.

Truxton, Mo.W. A. Dahlem.

Source: Memorial card published in 1919 upon the death of Wilhelmine Florentine (Fiegenbaum) Winter. Original in the possession of the Fiegenbaum-Gerber family. Translation of the 1919 memorial card by J. Mark Fiegenbaum.

Translation of the 1919 memorial card:

Florentina Winter.

Sister Florentina Winter, neé Fiegenbaum, beheld the light of this world on the 20th of August 1854 at Hopewell, Mo.  On the 27th of August 1875 she married her now deeply grieving husband, Hy. F. C. Winter.  This marriage was blessed with nine children.  Two of these preceded their mother to a better home.  Under the ministry of Brother Wm. Schutz, Brother and Sister Winter found the precious pearl and united themselves with the Truxton congregation.  She contributed faithfully to the growth of that parish through prayer and particpation in devotional hours and confessions, in Sunday School, and the Mission Society.  She gave of herself gladly and generously.  Each day she led her family to godliness.  So it was only natural that her first born should enter the ministry.  During the last five years, but especially the last ten months, Sister Winter suffered a great deal.  Often the end seemed near, but she would rally, until on the 24th of August her weary soul entered into the rest of the faithful.  "I want to go home," was her watchword.  She is survived by her loving husband, 5 sons - one of whom, Louis H., is a member of the St. Louis German Conference - 2 daughters, 26 grandchildren, 3 brothes and 4 sisters.  Besides these, many relatives and friends grieve her passing.  Exactly 44 years after she became a happy bride, her lifeless body was carried to the silent cemetery.  The funeral text was 2nd Corinthians 5:1 and Revelation 21: 3-4.

Truxton, Mo.W. A. Dahlem.

Chronology

This is a brief timeline of the life of Wilhelmine Florentine Fiegenbaum (1854-1919).

15 April 1823
Florentine's father, Hermann Heinrich Fiegenbaum, was born at Ladbergen, Province of Westphalia, Kingdom of Prussia.
17 October 1834
Florentine's mother, Wilhelmine Florentine Charlotte Wehrmann, was born at Alemna, Principality of Lippe.
1841

Hermann Heinrich Fiegenbaum, at the age of 18, emigrated from Ladbergen with his father, mother and unmarried sister, Christine Elisabeth (b. 1891). His family was accompanied by two other, related families. His married sister, Anna Elisabeth (Fiegenbaum) Aufderhaar, her husband, Johann Aufderhaar and their three oldest children also made the voyage. The third family consisted of his other married sister, Anna Christine Bierbaum, her husband, Johann Bierbaum, their child, and Johann's sister, Sophia Bierbaum (age 18). At least 13 members of this extended family left Ladbergen together in 1841.

They departed Germany from the port of Bremerhaven on the bark Leontine. Of the 102 persons on board, 56 were identified on the passenger list as former residents of Ladbergen. Four other persons were from the nearby towns of Brochterbeck and Lengerich. The Leontine arrived at Baltimore, Maryland on 28 June 1841. The Fiegenbaums, Aufderhaars and Bierbaums traveled further west and settled in Warren County, Missouri.

6 May 1843
Hans Hermann August Starkebaum, son of Heinrich Hermann & Elisabeth (Ridder) Starkebaum, was born at Sonneborn, Principality of Lippe.
1851
At about the age of 17, Wilhelmine Florentine Charlotte Wehrmann, commonly known as Florentine, emigrated from the Principality of Lippe. She travelled with her father; her step-mother, Wilhelmine (neé Meier); her brother, Conrad Heinrich Adolph Wehrmann; her sister, Friederike Henriette Wehrmann; and her half-sister, Dorothea Charlotte Wehrmann. The family departed Bremerhaven aboard the ship Rebecca and landed in New Orleans, Louisiana on 4 November 1851.
29 May 1852
Heinrich Friedrich Christian Winter, son of Simon Ernst & Christina (Springer) Winter, was born in Elkhorn Township, Warren County, Missouri.
18 February 1853
Hermann Heinrich Fiegenbaum and Wilhelmine Florentine Charlotte Wehrmann were married in Warren County, Missouri. The marriage was recorded in the register of die deutsche evangelische Kirche am Charrette (the German Evangelical Church on Charrette) at Holstein, Missouri (known since 1957 as Immanuels United Church of Christ). Wilhelm Steineker and Ernst Büscher were witnesses (Ernst was also a witness at the marriage of Florentine's sister, Friedricke, about one month earlier).
20 August 1854
Wilhelmine Florentine Fiegenbaum was born at Hopewell, Warren County, Missouri. She was the first of 12 children (7 girls & 5 boys) born to Hermann Heinrich and Wilhelmine Florentine Charlotte (Wehrmann) Fiegenbaum between 1854 and 1878. In the register they kept of their children's births, baptisms and deaths, they noted that Florentine had been born at 2:30 in the afternoon.
10 July 1856
Wilhelmine Louise Fiegenbaum, was born in Warren County, Missouri. She was the second child born to Hermann H. and Wilhelmine Florentine C. (Wehrmann) Fiegenbaum, and, of course, a sister to Wilhelmine Florentine Fiegenbaum.
1860
The Fiegenbaum-Wehrmann family was living in Charrette Township, Warren County, Missouri. According to the 1860 U.S. Census, the household consisted of Hermann (age 37), his wife Florentine (age 21), and their three children: Florentine (aged 5), Wilhelmina (age 4) and Henry (age 7 months). In addition, there was Hermann's 72 year old father, also named Herman, and a 24 year old woman identified as "Frederaker Rehmsen."
30 Ocotber 1867
Hans Hermann August Starkebaum arrived in New York aboard the Hansa. He travelled with his brother, Heinrich Friederich L. Starkebaum (1838-1923).
5 April 1868
Wilhelmine Florentine Fiegenbaum was confirmed in die Deutsche Evangelische Kirche am Charrette (the German Evangelical Church on Charrette) at Holstein, Missouri (known since 1957 as Immanuels United Church of Christ).
1870
The Fiegenbaum-Wehrmann family was living in Charrette Township, Warren County, Missouri. According to the 1870 U.S. Census, the household consisted of Hermann (age 46), "Florent." (age 35), "Flornt." (age 15), Louise (age 13), Henry (age 10), "Fredine" (age 8), Anna (age 5), Mary (age 3), and "Frederic" (age 1).
21 December 1870
Hans Hermann August Starkebaum and Katherine Amelia Sievert (born 15 March 1852) were married. This was a 1st marriage for both of them.
27 August 1875

Wilhelmine Florentine Fiegenbaum married Heinrich Friedrich Christian Winter. A 1st marriage for both of them, it was recorded in the register of die deutsche evangelische Kirche am Charrette (the German Evangelical Church on Charrette) at Holstein, Missouri (known since 1957 as Immanuels United Church of Christ).

Heinrich and Florentine set up housekeeping on a farm in Camp Branch Township, Warren County, Missouri, not far from Truxton, Lincoln County. It was here that all nine of their children were born.

13 August 1876
Louis Heinrich Hermann Winter was born in Camp Branch Township, Warren County, Missouri to Heinrich F. C. & W. Florentine (Fiegenbaum) Winter; he was their 1st child.
9 March 1877
Hans Hermann August Starkebaum and Wilhelmine Louise Fiegenbaum were married. This was his 2nd marriage & her 1st. The marriage was recorded in the register of die deutsche evangelische Kirche am Charrette (the German Evangelical Church on Charrette) at Holstein, Missouri (known since 1957 as Immanuels United Church of Christ).
13 November 1877
Otto Simon Ernst Winter was born in Camp Branch Township, Warren County, Missouri to Heinrich F. C. & W. Florentine (Fiegenbaum) Winter; he was their 2nd child.
26 December 1879
Robert Ernst Heinrich Winter was born in Camp Branch Township, Warren County, Missouri to Heinrich F. C. & W. Florentine (Fiegenbaum) Winter; he was their 3rd child.
28 January 1882
Paul August Winter was born in Camp Branch Township, Warren County, Missouri to Heinrich F. C. & W. Florentine (Fiegenbaum) Winter; he was their 4th child.
1883
Robert Ernst Heinrich Winter died at the age of 4 years.
15 March 1884
Meta Christina Winter was born in Camp Branch Township, Warren County, Missouri to Heinrich F. C. & W. Florentine (Fiegenbaum) Winter; she was their 5th child.
2 January 1887
Alma Florentine Winter was born in Camp Branch Township, Warren County, Missouri to Heinrich F. C. & W. Florentine (Fiegenbaum) Winter; she was their 6th child.
26 November 1891
Albert Henry Winter was born in Camp Branch Township, Warren County, Missouri to Heinrich F. C. & W. Florentine (Fiegenbaum) Winter; he was their 7th child.
9 September 1896
Martin Frederick Winter was born in Camp Branch Township, Warren County, Missouri to Heinrich F. C. & W. Florentine (Fiegenbaum) Winter; he was their 8th child.
1898
Flora Winter was born in Camp Branch Township, Warren County, Missouri to Heinrich F. C. & W. Florentine (Fiegenbaum) Winter; she was their 9th child. She lived only about four months.
25 March 1900
Hans Hermann August Starkebaum died at Higginsville, Lafayette County, Missouri. He was buried in the cemetery of Salem Evangelical Church.
9 November 1904
Louis Heinrich Hermann Winter and Allowine Luelf were married at Truxton, Lincoln County, Missouri.
1 February 1905
Otto Simon Ernst Winter and Lydia Koeple were married.
29 November 1906
Meta Christina Winter and Heinrich Friedrich Adolph Mordt were married at Truxton, Lincoln County, Missouri.
about 1907?
Alma Florentine Winter and Herman Luelf were married.
8 August 1914
Albert Henry Winter married his 1st wife, Mable Westwood Canterbury.
24 July 1918
Martin Frederick Winter and Bertha Marie Sievert were married at Truxton, Lincoln County, Missouri.
24 August 1919
Wilhelmine Florentine (Fiegenbaum) Winter died in Camp Branch Township, Warren County, Missouri.
27 August 1919
Wilhelmine Florentine (Fiegenbaum) Winter was buried in the cemetery of the Zion Methodist Church at Truxton, Lincoln County, Missouri.
20 October 1920
Heinrich Friedrich Christian Winter and Wilhelmine Louise (Fiegenbaum) Starkebaum were married. This was a 2nd marriage for both of them.
  • Heinrich's 1st wife had been Wilhelmine Florentine Fiegenbaum, sister to Wilhelmine Louise (Fiegenbaum) Starkebaum.
  • Louise's 1st husband had been Hans Hermann August Starkebaum.
27 December 1937
Wilhelmine Louise (Fiegenbaum) (Starkebaum) Winter died at Truxton, Lincoln County, Missouri. She was buried in the cemetery of Zion Methodist Church at Truxton.
31 December 1942
Heinrich Friedrich Christian Winter died at Truxton, Lincoln County, Missouri, at the home of his son, Martin Winter, with whom he had been living for the past five years. He was buried in the cemetery of Zion Methodist Church at Truxton.

Brief Genealogy

Family of 1) Wilhelmine Florentine & 2) Wilhelmine Louise Fiegenbaum

Heinrich Friedrich Christian Winter's family

Father's 1st marriage

Father's 2st marriage

Winter - Fiegenbaum (Florentine) family

Heinrich Friedrich Christian Winter's 1st marriage

Winter - Fiegenbaum (Lousie) family

Heinrich Friedrich Christian Winter's 2nd marriage

Hans Hermann August Starkebaum's family

Starkebaum - Sievert family

Hans Hermann August Starkebaum's 1st marriage

Starkebaum - Fiegenbaum family

Hans Hermann August Starkebaum's 2nd marriage

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