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Marriage: Children:
  1. Mary Cecelia Winker: Birth: 11 NOV 1888 in Carthage,Miner,SD. Death: 29 AUG 1944 in Sioux Falls,Minnehaha,SD

  2. John William Winker: Birth: 1 JUN 1890 in Carthage,Miner,SD. Death: 5 JAN 1956 in Howard,Miner,SD

  3. George Francis Winker: Birth: 30 OCT 1891 in Carthage,Miner,SD. Death: 14 NOV 1918 in De Smet,Kingsbury,SD

  4. Henry Joseph Winker: Birth: 20 FEB 1893 in Carthage,Miner,SD. Death: 28 JUN 1963 in Portland,Multnomah,OR

  5. Lewis Edward Winker: Birth: 30 AUG 1894 in Carthage,Miner,SD. Death: 18 MAY 1949 in Little Falls,Morrison,MN

  6. James Thomas Winker: Birth: 6 JUL 1897 in Carthage,Miner,SD. Death: DEC 1970 in Sioux Falls,Minnehaha,SD

  7. Bernard Winker: Birth: 19 JUN 1898 in Carthage,Miner,SD. Death: 19 JUN 1898 in Carthage,Miner,SD

  8. Catherine Burnetta Winker: Birth: 19 JUN 1898 in Carthage,Miner,SD. Death: 2 SEP 1898 in Carthage,Miner,SD


Sources
1. Title:   Winker Spaichengen: The John and Martha Winker Family
Page:   Pg. 1, History of John Winker
Author:   Rose Mary Feldhaus and Cecelia Halter
Publication:   Pine Hill Press, Freeman, South Dakota, 1979
2. Title:   Winker Spaichengen: The John and Martha Winker Family
Page:   Pg. 2. History of George & Catherine Winker.
Author:   Rose Mary Feldhaus and Cecelia Halter
Publication:   Pine Hill Press, Freeman, South Dakota, 1979
3. Title:   1870 Federal Census
Page:   WI > Waupaca > Royalton
4. Title:   GEDCOM File : winker.ged
Author:   Thomas Koch
5. Title:   Gravestone
Page:   St. Thomas Cemetery, De Smet, SD
6. Title:   South Dakota Marriages, 1905-1949
Page:   Kingsbury County Marriage Records, Vol 1, Page 13

Notes
a. Note:   CENSUS: 1870 Federal Census: WI, Waupaca, Royalton [Winker] George, age 8, M, W, born in Wis. CENSUS: 1900 Federal Census: SD, Miner, Grafton Twp Winker Geog. F., Head, W, M, Born, Aug 1862, Age 37, Married 12 Yrs, Born in Wisconsin, Father born Germany, Mother born Germany, Occupation: Farmer OBITUARY: De Smet Leader, Friday, Jan 8, 1904 FATAL ACCIDENT George Winker Killed by Explosion of Dynamite Close call for the Whole Family On Wednesday morning about nine o'clock George Winker, who lived on the old McNaughton farm, twelve miles south and one east of De Smet, was instantly killed by the explosion of a dynamite cartridge. Mr. Winker on Tuesday was at the home of a neighbor fixing a well. For the purpose of cleaning it out he had fixed up a charge of dynamite and put it in a gas pipe. Powder was used with the intention of exploding the charge by percussion. Dynamite will not work well when cold and Mr. Winker took it in to the stove and warmed it up. Mrs. Martin was very much worried about having it in the house, but no trouble came from it, neither did Mr. Winker succeed in getting it to explode. Next morning he hitched up his team to again go and tackle the well. Before starting he took the shell into his own house and after removing as he supposed, all of the powder, proceeded to heat the tube in the stove. As soon as it was as he thought sufficiently warm he leisurely walked out of doors, closing the door behind him. Instantly an explosion took place and Mr. Winker never knew what hit him. From his waste down he was badly mangled, one leg being nearly blown off. The gas pipe was blown all to pieces, a fragment going through the side of the house, across the room and out the opposite side. In the room just left by Mr. Winker were the wife and six children, also the school teacher, Miss Mamie Kelly. Had the explosion taken place three seconds sooner, in the room, no doubt all would hav been killed. As it was it seems a miracle that the flying pieces of pipe did not strike some one. Mr. Winker was a member of Carthage Lodge A. O. U. W. from which order the family will receive $2,000. Mrs. Winker is a sister of Mrs. Pat Kildee of De Smet. Dr. Coulter was called by phone and from him we learned the circumstances of the accident. DEATH: Dynamite explosion. BURIAL: St. Thomas Cemetery, De Smet, SD. Stone is near road, away from other graves.


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