|I was so excited to see the photo of Sarah Alvira Winch Case. It's one thing to always hear a rumor that one of your ancestors was part Indian and another thing to see it with your own eyes.||
|Olive Case Walmer submits:
Sarah Alvira Winch married a man with the last name of Barrows and when he died she married Ephriam Case on Jan. 9, 1897 (Olive has a copy of the marriage license). After E A's death she married Daniel Cozad on July 15, 1906. He died and Sarah married Andrew Knapp on September 5, 1917. After Andrew died she married George Gray on Oct. 6, 1919 but records show they divorced after two years.
No record of her death has been proven possibly she married again so she would have a different last name than we know of.
| Rebecca Sloan also writes Albert Perry Winch was born Feb.
21, 1851 in Richmond, according to the old family Bible. No parents are
listed in the family Bible or on Albert's death certificate.
Albert married Marietta (Ettie) Nichols, a daughter of Nelson and Elizabeth Baldwin Nichols. Marietta was born April 22, 1856 in Pine Township, Pa. Albert and Ettie got married Feb. 11, 1872. They had 4 children that I know of: Miriam b. 1873, Flora May, Nelson, b. 1876 and my great-grandmother, Polly Almeda Winch, born May 23 1883 in Pierpont.
In 1887, Albert filed for divorce. I can only find a document saying that the divorce was granted because the defendant was found to be in "gross neglect of duty." I think this was a general term used then and it doesn't really tell me any specifics about why Albert wanted a divorce.
Anyway, Albert remarried to a woman named Lydia Lattin in 1887.
Ettie also remarried a few years later to a man named Alzemus Swartz. I don't know anything about Lydia Lattin. I can't find a death record for her. Albert died in 1916 in the Ashtabula County home in Kingsville. The cause of death is listed as "general paralysis of the insane".
I found a document at the Geneva Library that's dated
1864. It says that the minor orphaned children of Ethelbert Winch shall
be placed under guardianship of Philo Winch, one of Ethelbert's
brothers. The minor children were listed as Freeland, Mary and Albert.
Sarah should have been on the list
The photo of the man and woman sitting side by side with faint smiles on their faces is most likely Emeline Winch (Albert and Sarah's aunt, sister of Ethelbert) and her husband Robert Henry.
Don't know who this lady is or
what side of the family she is connected to
If you can identify her email me
|This is a picture of Polly Almeda Winch Hunt Keech. She was Albert Perry Winch's daughter and my grandmother's mother. The photo was cut in half, and I suspect that her first husband is who was cut out of the picture.|
Among some old papers at her grandmother's house, she found an old name card for a Hattie M. Case. It's the type people used to exchange during the late 1800s and early 1900s.
|Some of the following information was taken from the book
"The History of The Western Reserve, Volume II", by
Harriet Taylor Upton.
David W. Winch, suspected grandfather of Sarah Alvira Winch Case, was born in Vermont Sept. 27, 1797 and died in Richmond, Ohio Feb. 18, 1879.
David came to Ohio with a team and wagon about 1822. David might have had 2 brothers who also came to the area. Their names were Joseph and Abijah Winch. Joseph was a Reverend and started a church in the area. Once source says the brothers were of Welsh descent, but I don't know if that's true.
David Winch settled first in Monroe Township and then moved to Cherry Valley.
In 1839, David came to Richmond Township. He experienced many hardships of early pioneer life and had to re-locate as many as 10 different times to 10 different farms.
David served as a township clerk, a justice of the peace, a township treasurer and was a prominent church worker.
He married Laura Shepard, who was born May 9, 1803 in New York. Laura died Aug. 8, 1894.
David and Laura are buried in Padanarum Cemetery in Richmond.
David and Laura had several children:
Emeline, b. 1820, married Robert Henry
Ethelbert, b. May 8, 1822, died April 13, 1857, married to Hannah Sterges
(also spelled Sturgis, or Sturgess)
Lucinda, b. 1824, married to John Waful
Eliza Ann, b. 1825, d. 1895
Lucy Ann, b. Dec. 2, 1826, married to Lewis Leonard
Charlotte, b. 1828, d. 1868, married to George Burlingham
Samuel, b. 1829, d. 1887, married to Martha Eliza Wheeler
Emma Jane, b. 1831, d. 1862 married Wallace Henry
Philo, b. 1833, d. 1887, married to Jane Graham
David Jr., b. 1835, d. married Sarah Graham and 2nd wife Rachel August
Albert, b. Nov. 5, 1837, d. 1839
Laurette, b. 1840
Jeanett, b. 1842, married Jacob Richards
Elbert, b. 1844, d. 1850
I am not 100 percent sure, but I think that Ethelbert (listed above, son of
David and Laura) was the father of Sarah Alvira Winch.
I think Ethelbert was also the father of my great-great grandfather Albert
Perry Winch, born 1851.
Ethelbert might have also had a son named Freeland and a daughter named Mary
or Melvina, but I am not sure about this. One old record says that Freeland
died in Texas in a gun accident.
|July 28, 2003 received an email from Rebecca.
She found Sarah Alvira Case's death certificate. She died April 22,
1928 of an apoplexy, which is an
May 22, 2007 received this information from Rebecca
ALBERT PERRY WINCH – A TIMELINE
I have also been in contact with a descendent of Albert P. Winch and his second wife, Lydia Lattin.
Her name is Monica Schwarzmueller, and she is the great-granddaughter of Albert and Lydia's first child, Laura E. Winch.
Laura E. Winch married Charles James, and they had a daughter named Margaret James, b. 1914 in Tidioute, Warren County, PA.
If anyone has any info. on this branch of the family tree, please contact Monica at email@example.com
I have also been trying very hard to find out who Hannah Sturges Winch Turner's parents were. I have dug up a few clues, but nothing is definite at this point.
My great uncle, who is long dead, once told my father that he had a female Seneca Indian ancestor who came from NY State. Since Hannah Sturges was born in Pennsylvania, according to old records, this leads me to wonder if Hannah’s mother was an Indian and her father was white and she was just half Seneca?
Although I haven't been able to find out for sure who Hannah's parents were, I have possibly found two of her sisters.
In the 1850 Richmond, Ohio census, Hannah and Ethelbert are living with a Mary T. Sturgis, age 15. This Mary might have been Hannah's sister, and she might have also been a sister to a woman named Temperance Sturgis.
I believe Mary and Temperance might have been sisters (or otherwise related) because after Temperance died, Mary married Temperance’s widowed husband.
Mary T. Sturges was first married to a Joseph Wright who died in the Civil War. At the time of her husband’s death, Mary was living in Wisconsin. (She and Joseph had moved there from Ohio/Pennsylvania.) After she became a widow, Mary moved back to Pennsylvania and went to Warren County to live. In PA she married Jonah/Jonas Broughton, whose wife, Temperance Udell Sturgis Broughton, had died. Mary and Jonas eventually moved to Kansas, where Jonas died. Mary was married a third time to B. Powell and is buried in Kansas.
Mary’s obituary says both of her parents died around 1847-48, and she went to Ohio to live. (We know she was living with Hannah and Ethelbert in 1850.)
If Mary and Hannah were sisters, then perhaps Hannah and Temperance were sisters, too? There are documented connections between the three of them.
There is a posting on Ancestry.com that says Temperance might have been the daughter of a man named Israel Sturgis and a woman named Sall Beadle.
Israel came from NY State and was in Crawford County, PA by 1830. Could he have married a Seneca woman and brought her to PA with him? Could she have been named Sall Beadle? It’s all speculation at this point, but it’s a trail to follow none-the-less.
It also makes sense that Hannah and Lester Turner would have headed west to Illinois if Hannah had family who had moved from Ohio/PA to more westerly states. (remember the guardianship papers that say Albert, Sarah and Freeland were fetched from Illinois in 1864.)
Another clue that I’ve uncovered that links our Winches to Temperance Udell Sturgis Broughton is this: In 1870, Albert P. Winch was living in Brokenstraw, Warren County, Pennsylvania with a family by the name of Ransom. The Ransoms and the Broughtons were connected. Also, if Temperance and Mary Sturgis were sisters to our Hannah, then they would have been aunts to Albert and your Sarah.
Why else would Albert have left Ashtabula County and gone to Warren County, PA to live if he didn’t have relatives there? By the way, Warren County, PA is an area that was once heavily populated by Seneca Indians.
There a ton more Sturges information at the Sturgis family forum at www.babtech.net
|5/22/07 Olive added that Hannah married Lester Turner, in fact he is the son of Carmi Turner, brother to Jesse Turner, father of the Turner sisters that E.A. married.|
Samuel Winch was a brother of Ethelbert Winch and an uncle to Sarah Winch Case.
|David Winch Jr., an uncle to Sarah and a brother to Ethelbert|
I do not know the identity of the man in this photo, but I am sure he is a Winch. He looks so much like David Winch Jr. (in the younger photo I sent you) that I sometimes wonder if it's David later in life. I also wonder if it's my ancestor Albert P. Winch. The back of the photo has some handwriting that is hard to read, but it looks like it says "Work for Ames Kertis." Maybe someone out there knows for sure who this fellow is.
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and I will list it here. Any photos must be in 400X400 pixels in .gif or .jpg