Martha Whiteneck

10 August 1836–4 March 1922 (Age 85)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Whiteneck was born on 10 August 1836, in Indiana, United States, her father, John Whiteneck, was 34 and her mother, Lucy Kingery, was 29. She married Michael ( Twin) Winger on 17 February 1853, in Wabash, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Waltz Township, Wabash, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Richland Township, Grant, Indiana, United States for about 60 years. She died on 4 March 1922, in Wabash, Indiana, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Deerfield, Ward Township, Randolph, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Michael ( Twin) Winger
Martha Whiteneck
Marriage: 17 February 1853
John Madison Winger
Pamelia Ann Winger
Amanda Jane Winger
Lucinda Ellen Winger
Sarah Elizabeth Winger
Carey Austin Winger
William Perry Winger
Arthur Oliver Winger

Spouse and Children

17 February 1853
Wabash, Indiana, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    William Whiteneck


    Lydia Whiteneck


    Jacob Whiteneck


    Martin Whiteneck



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 5

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 27

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Anglo-Saxon: Hwite, white, and naca, a skiff, meaning a white skiff

Sources (3)

  • Martha Wingert in household of Michael Wingert, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martha Winger, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Martha Winger, "United States Census, 1920"

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