This is a letter from a distant relative, that the work I have done to this point(which is very little) I have used to work with.
It seems the first mention of a "Wingler" was a Ludwig (lewis) who was a passenger on the goodship "Edinburgh" that arrived in Philadelphia,PA; from Rotterdam, Holland on Sept. 30, 1754. They first settled in York County, hence the background for "the Pennslyania Durch" dont amount to much. (AT THIS TIME IM NOT SURE WHAT THE MEANS?)The record of a family Francis Wingler and wife Elizabeth who moved from Kanas to Washington County,Indiana with dates 1776-1884, Someone at that time started to move to Kanas but did'nt get to far, they settled for an area near their original home hence they named their church Kanas church.
Henry A. WIngler B/4 1774; U.S. Census 1790-1800-1920
He had several children, (he was one of Ludwig (Lewis) Wingler sons). Henry left Rowan County about 1820. 1830 records show he landed in Cumberland,PA. His family records show:
Moses Wingler B/Oct 3, 1827 SHippenberg,PA
John Wingler B/1828 PA, Married in 1840
George W. Wingler B/1897 Shippenberg, PA
James Sylvester Wingler B/1836, married in Ohio,Died in Illinois.
Moses WIngler was born in Shippenberg, Pa where he grew to manhood. Seized by the settlers spirit of the times he moved West, raised a family probably in southern Illinois, He was a blacksmith and a farmer. He married a Phoebe Ann Hultz(hulse)June 1821 at the age 24. In 1865 he was discharged from a stint as a Mexican Volunteer, not without learning much of the life of the American Indians. In 1880 we find him in Minnesota, very likely Taylors Falls where he joined his sons James and Williams. With the years slipping by in 1892 he applied and was admitted to the Minnesota Soldiers Home in Mpls; Fort Snellin, Minnesota where he died in 1901, He was buried at the Wingler site in Taylors cemetery,plot on the north side where there is a tombstone engraved thus======
Moses-Oct 3, 1837--July 27, 1901
Phoebe-Jan 20, 1829--Dec. 12, 1883
James S. Jan 29,1844-March 14, 1927
Sarah E. Nove. 11.1847-Jan 29,1912
William W. Nov 6, 1862-Feb 6, 1936
Lizzie April 15, 1860-May 30, 1912
Issac Waters July 23,1870-Dec 10, 1932
Phoebe, wife of Moses whose maiden name was Hulse.
James S. son of Moses and Sarah who was previously married to Issac Waters and had three sons-Joseph,Benjamin, and Issac.
William W. brother of James S born in Chester,Ill,(known as Will) his wife was Lizzie Fowler.He died in Taylors Falls Feb. 6, 1936 he had no children.
The Children of James Sylvester Wingler & Sarah E. Hulse-----
William Henry B/Jan. 12, 1876 in St. Croix Falls,Wis. he died the same day.
Mary Ann B/Feb. 3, 1877 in Cherokee,Kanas.M/Aloysius T Keene of South St. Paul where she died Nov. 4, 1904
Phoebe Dora B/Jan. 15,1879 in St. M/August Westfield (THIS IS THE MOTHER OF WHO IS WRITING ALL THIS-I DO HAVE HER CHILDRENS NAMES BUT HAVE NOT GOTTEN MUCH FURTHER)
Joseph,Missouri.D/in Hastings, MN Feb 28, 1938
Marion Wingler B/1881 Taylors Falls,MN Died in Amery,Wisconsin.
Laura Melvina B/July 12, 1886 in Taylors Falls,MN she married her deceased sisters husband-Aloysuis Keene and lived in South St. Paul.
(THIS IS MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER)Cora Lucinda B/ March 5, 1888 in St. Croix Falls, Wisc.
she married Chris Maurice Johnson in Wheeler,Washington, ( I HAVE STORIES OF HER HOME STEADING,WHY SHE CAME THIS DIRECTION ETC< AND THE TREE DOWN FROM HER)Died Feb 1971, Moses Lake,WA
Nellie Belle married August Quirm in St. Paul living their until her death.
Abbie Sarah B/May 11, 1889, she married her cousin, George Wingler, they lived in St. Paul where she died May 14, 1944.
James Sylvester Wingler moved to St. Pul when his wife died in 1912. He married a Angnes----who had two daughters Rose and Marian, they had a child when a few years old.
It is possible that James S. Wingler married Sarah E. WAters in the area of Rndolph, Illinois, where she had been the wife of Issac Waters and bore him three sons.
It is presumed that they traveled to Cheokee, Kanas where they both had relatives. It is stated that they lived in St.Joseph,Missouri when the birth of Phoebe Dora took place.(PHOEBE WAS HER MOTHER)They lived in Hastings,MN where James was the attendeant of the Milwaujee Railroad brideg crossed the Mississippi at Hastings. It was a draw bridge the river traffic needed it as well as the overland traffic at that location. They lived in a small house on the north side of the river, the children had to walk across the tracks to go to school in Hastings so he would signal to them as it was safe for them to cross over. They attended the first Baptist Church of Hastings.
I am now in the process of trying to peice it all together. It would be great to have someone out there to work with me on this. Please Email me,Jackie Kay