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 From the Portrait and Biographical Record of Sheboygan County, Wis., 1898:

Louis Winkler, Page 303


LOUIS WINKLER, a farmer on section 23, town of Plymouth, was born in Grafentonna, Saxony, Germany, March 7, 1847, and is a son of Christ and Fredericka (Krueger) Winkler.  His parents spent their lives in Germany, where the father owned a farm.  Of their four children, all came to the United States, the first to cross the ocean being Louis, the subject of this biography, who came in 1868, on the steamer "America," from Hamburg to New York City.

    Mr. Winkler had been reared a farmer boy, and since coming to this country has followed that occupation.  the first land he owned was on section 21, in Sheboygan Falls Township, where he bought sixty acres and later added forty more to this.  Here he lived for a number of years, making of this tract a fine farm.

    In the town of Sheboygan Falls Mr. Winkler was married, July 17, 1870, the lady of his choice being Miss Henrietta Fuchs, a native of Gross Ruthstadt.  Mrs. Winkler was born December 19, 1849, and when four years old came with her parents, Ernst and Dorathea Fuchs, to the United States, settling in Sheboygan Falls Township.  Here her father died, but her mother survives and makes her home in Sheboygan.

    Having lived on his farm in the town of Sheboygan Falls until 1887, Mr. Winkler removed to his present home, a farm of eighty acres, located in the town of Plymouth.  He has greatly improved this property by putting up a fine barn, and by additions made to the house, whereby its convenience and comfort have been increased.  Besides the property before mentioned, Mr. Winkler owns ten acres situated about one-fourth of a mile east of the limits of the city of Plymouth.  He deserves great credit for what he has accomplished, for by painstaking care, energy and perseverance, backed by a will and determination to succeed, he has made most of the property now owned by him.

    Unto Mr. and Mrs. Winkler was born one son, Oscar F., whose birth occurred in the town of Sheboygan Falls October 10, 1871.  He was educated in the district schools of his town, after which he attended the schools in the city of Sheboygan, and is now assisting his father in carrying on the farm.

    Mr. Winkler has lived in Sheboygan County for twenty-five years, and is recognized as one of the prosperous and substantial farmers of his adopted country.