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Lewis Bloomfield WINDER

Male 1825 - 1904  (79 years)


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  • Name Lewis Bloomfield WINDER 
    Birth 26 Apr 1825  Bloomfield, Crawford, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1870  Lock, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    federal 
    article Napanee, Washington, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Napanee House 
    • Picture of Napanee House
    Napanee House
    Napanee House
    cemetery Oct 1904  Nappanee, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    South Union Cemetery 
    Name Louis WINDER 
    _UID 70C35A282C924C699640FEB6977077DF0FCB 
    Death 12 Oct 1904  Locke, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Burial Y  [1
    Person ID I1427  WinderWonderland
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2014 

    Father Caleb G. WINDER,   b. 1796, , Fayette, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Jul 1840, , Portage, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 44 years) 
    Mother Margaret BLOOMFIELD,   b. 12 Dec 1807, , Crawford, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 12 Aug 1842, Marlboro, Stark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 34 years) 
    Marriage 7 Jul 1825  , Crawford, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F8524  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah Ann WALKER   d. 12 Jun 1875 
    Marriage 14 Sep 1848  , Portage, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Melissa WINDER,   b. 4 Aug 1849, , , Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 12 Jun 1854 (Age 4 years)
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2006 
    Family ID F5685  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Ann BERLIN   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Marriage 14 Oct 1875  [1
    Children 
     1. Emma A. WINDER,   b. 1854, , Elkhart, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 22 Jun 1939, Napanee, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 85 years)
     2. Ida Jane WINDER,   b. 1868   d. 1880, Locke, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 12 years)
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2006 
    Family ID F5687  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google Mapscemetery - South Union Cemetery - Oct 1904 - Nappanee, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • According to Robert L. Winder (Sep 2000):
      Lewis B. (Bloomfield?) Winder, oldest child of Caleb and Margaret, was born 26 April 1825 in Crawford County, PA, and moved with his family to Stark County, Ohio, and then to Portage County, Ohio. Lewis apparently lived in Portage County until 1865, as his name is found on several deeds prior to that time. Lewis related later in life that he had gone to school only until he was 12 years old, and "even then, being the oldest in his family", he was frequently "compelled to remain at home and perform manual labor with his father, who was a farmer and also a hatter by trade." A deed dated 21 October, 1854, on record in Portage County, Ohio, records the sale by Lewis B. Winder and Sarah Ann, his wife, to Lewis M. Bloomfield, the "undivided 7th part of lot of land in Randolph Township (80 acres)". An earlier deed of 22 October 1852, from James Winder and Lucy Winder, his wife, "of Hardin County, Ohio", conveyed to Lewis M. Bloomfield " a part of Lot. No. 11 in Randolph, 42 3/8 acres (except as much as was heretofore deeded to Lewis M. Bloomfield by Lewis Winder)". It appears that Lewis M. Bloomfield, brother of Margaret Bloomfield Winder, ended up owning the 80 acres that Caleb Winder had acquired in Randolph Township, Portage County.
      ...
      Lewis B. Winder married Sarah Ann Walker, the daughter of Thomas Walker and Hannah Battershell, on 14 October 1848 Lewis and Sarah had two daughters, only one of whom grew to maturity. Their first child, Melissa, was born 25 July 1849, in accordance with an entry in Lewis B. Winder's family Bible, and died on 12 June 1854. Melissa is supposed to be buried in the New Baltimore, Ohio Cemetery, but no marker for her has been found. Their second daughter, Emma Winder, was born on 10 August 1854, as recorded in her father's family Bible. Sarah Ann Walker Winder died on 12 June 1875, and she was buried in South Union Cemetery in Locke Township, Elkhart County, Indiana. Lewis then married Mary Ann Berlin on 14 October 1875. It is thought that Lewis and his family moved to Elkhart County early in 1865. Chapman's History of Elkhart County, published in 1881, mentions on page 1045 that the town of Locke was laid out in 1867 by George W. Eby, M. H. Morlan, and L. B. Winder. The first mail was carried to the town of Locke by Lewis B. Winder in 1869, and the first postmaster of Locke was J. D. Lake. [Could this have been J. H. Lake, Lewis' brother-in-law?] Lewis was a rural mail carrier for several years, and then he became the owner of a hotel in Locke. Later, in 1884, he traded his farm at Locke for "the hotel property", thus becoming the proprietor of a hotel in Nappanee, IN, which was known as the "Napanee House". One account of this name says that it was caused because of a mistake in painting the name on the building, and the decision that there wasn't room enough to redo the sign and put in the second "P" ! Sometime after 1888 Lewis apparently moved back to Locke Township, as he is reported to have died there on 12 Oct 1904, and his grave marker is in South Union Cemetery, in Locke township, Elkhart County, IN. The Napanee House closed as a hotel in March 1908. A news article from the Nappanee News in 1888 mentioned that L. W. Winder of "Mt. Victor" [Mt. Victory], Ohio, was visiting his uncle, Lewis B. Winder, "the genial proprietor". Lewis' only child to reach maturity was Emma A. Winder. Emma married Jacob B. Pippenger on 4 October 1874 in Elkhart County. Both Emma and Jacob are also buried in the South Union Cemetery. Jacob died in 1923 and Emma died in 1939. Jacob and Emma had two children, Bessie, who was twice married, first to Otto Wilt, and secondly to Roy Huffman

  • Sources 
    1. [S81] Robert L. Winder, Winder Families (untitled), (November 1997, revised Fall 2000).

    2. [S405] FTM CD#400 Marriage Index: Ohio 1789-1850, (Broderbund Software, Inc., 1996).


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