George Winters

One of Henry County 's prosperous, energetic and respected citizens is Mr. George Winters, who is engaged in agricultural pursuits on section 24of Cornwall Township. He was born in Lincolnshire, England, in the year 1832, and re­ mained in his native country until he attained the age of 25 years, when he concluded to emigrate to the New World , the land of possibilities, and on the 16th of July, 1858, Mr. Winters arrived in Annawan, this county. In 1867 he made a purchase of 28o acres of land on his present site, where he and his family have since resided. Mr. Winters entered vigorously and actively upon the improvement of his land and it is now under a high state of cultivation. He has erected upon his farm a frame house and all necessary outbuildings, and has quite a desirable home, with all modern conveniences.

He was married before his emigration to the United States , on the 13th of May, 1858 , the lady chosen for his companion being Miss Mary Gash. Of their union one son, William R., was born March 1, 1860. Religiously, Mr. W. is liberal in his opinions, and politically is a Republican.

 

1885 Portrait & Biographical Album of Henry Co., Illinois   page 491

Transcribed by Jan Roggy

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