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Prof. Daniel Knode WINDER

Prof. Daniel Knode WINDER

Male 1828 - 1897  (69 years)

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  • Name Daniel Knode WINDER 
    Prefix Prof. 
    Birth 1828  Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Jefferson, Preble, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Newspaper Article 1870 
    Daniel Knode Telescope
    es/Gen Documents/Article winder-daniel knode telescope.jpg
    This photo, undated, was sent to Robert L. Winder by his son-in-law, Peter E. Schultz, of Lewes, DE/
    The photo was published in an article in the July 2008 issue of the Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, of which Daniel Knode Winder was the first president, when the organization was known as the Astronomy Club of Toronto. The phote was taken when he was living in Detroit, and was dubbed "the astronomer of the Campus Martius', as he would set up his telescope on the Campus Martius in Detroit, and for 5 cents would give a view through the telescope, along with a short lecture on the "feature of the day". Pete tells me that the sign on the tripod says "Sunspots Today"
    Census 1871  , Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Canada 
    Religion 1871  , Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Baptist 
    _UID 9954C7DA1C2944EA9D9ED7DC4793D49D3A0F 
    Death 31 Oct 1897  Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I5155  WinderWonderland
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2014 

    Father Daniel WINDER,   b. 30 Dec 1805, Hagerstown, Frederick, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 15 Dec 1886, Oxford, Butler, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Catherine Martha KNODE,   b. 1806, Funkstown, Frederick, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 7 Sep 1894, Oxford, Butler, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 88 years) 
    Marriage 6 Sep 1826  , Washington, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Family ID F5175  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Jane MILLER,   b. Abt 1830   d. 1891, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Marriage 2 Sep 1848  , Champaign, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Mary Ida WINDER,   b. 18 May 1851, Urbana, Champaign, llinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 29 Dec 1915, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 64 years)
     2. Jennie Miller WINDER,   b. 11 Apr 1861, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 11 Apr 1952, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 91 years)
     3. Daniel Cory WINDER,   b. 27 Jan 1863, Urbana, Champaign, llinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2011 
    Family ID F2027  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1828 - Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 2 Sep 1848 - , Champaign, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 31 Oct 1897 - Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Daniel Knode Winder
    Daniel Knode Winder

    Documents
    Daniel Knode Telescope
    Daniel Knode Telescope
    This photo, undated, was sent to Robert L. Winder by his son-in-law, Peter E. Schultz, of Lewes, DE/
    The photo was published in an article in the July 2oo8 issus of the Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, of which Daniel Knode Winder was the first president, when the organization was known as the Astronomy Club of Toronto. The phote was taken when he was living in Detroit, and was dubbed "the astronomer of the Campus Martius', as he would set up his telescope on the Campus Martius in Detroit, and for 5 cents would give a view through the telescope, along with a short lecture on the "feature of the day". Pete tells me that the sign on the tripod says "Sunspots Today"

  • Notes 
    • Biographical article by Peter Broughton (Toronto): «a href="../danielknode.htm"»Daniel Knode Winder (1828-97)«b» «/b»the First President of the Toronto Astronomical Club «/a»

      Obituary, transcribed by Robert L. Winder, May 2000:
      PROF. WINDER DEAD
      Was Known As The Campus Martius Astronomer
      His Life Devoted to Scientific Pursuits
      An Author and Lecturer
      A familiar figure on the Campus Martius for years past was Prof. D. K. Winder, who died yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. W. Carkeek, 78 Harper Avenue, aged 69 years. His favorite position was near the bust of John H. Bagley, where he would set up a telescope every pleasant evening and charge 5 cents for a view of the moon and planets with a free lecture thrown in. He also wrote occasionally for the press on scientific matters, and became widely known as the Campus Martius astronomer.

      Prof. Winder was the son of a clergyman at Hagerstown, MD. After serving three years as a professor of music at Huygens college, Cincinnati, he entered the ministry and was pastor of the Church of the Disciples in Cleveland a couple of years. Then he removed to Canada and engaged in scientific pursuits, building the first Bell telephone and the first spectroscope in the Dominion. He was president of the Toronto Astronomical Society in 1867, special lecturer in the Ontario Dental college, first vice president of the Toronto Entomological society , seven years assistant chaplain of the provincial lunatic asylum at Toronto and published several scientific works.

      Since coming to Detroit in 1879, Prof. Winder has conducted classes in astronomy and published a work called "Positive Proof of Future Life". A second volume on the same subject is now being printed by his own establishment, the Winder Printing Co. Mrs. Winder died in 1896. The professor leaves three children, Mrs. A. J. Roberts of Chicago, and D. C. Winder and Mrs. A. W. Carkeek of Detroit. Rev. L. A. Arthur will officiate at his funeral tomorrow afternoon. The interment will be at Woodmere.

      [From a newspaper clipping bearing no date or identification, but believed to be from the Detroit Free Press, unknown date in 1897. Probably late October or early November, as another story in the clipping refers to tonnages shipped in the week ending Oct 24]

  • Sources 
    1. [S942] Michigan Deaths and Burials 1800-1995 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S97] Robert L. Winder, (Letters and email exchanged 1997-present), May 2000 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S180] Miriam Roberts, May 2002 (Reliability: 3).

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


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