Daniel Oscar Winger

Brief Life History of Daniel Oscar

When Daniel Oscar Winger was born on 29 February 1860, in Grant, Indiana, United States, his father, Joseph Winger, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Showalter, was 23. He married Ida Victoria Bechtol on 27 October 1883, in Pleasant Township, Grant, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Pleasant Township, Grant, Indiana, United States in 1880 and Richland Township, Grant, Indiana, United States for about 30 years. He died on 29 October 1938, in Somerset, Waltz Township, Wabash, Indiana, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Mississinewa Memorial Cemetery, Wabash, Noble Township, Wabash, Indiana, United States.

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Daniel Oscar Winger
Ida Victoria Bechtol
Marriage: 27 October 1883
Nellie Grace Winger
Alma Frances Winger
Joseph Homer Winger
Clement Alfred Winger
Roger Daniel Winger

Sources (34)

  • Daniel Wingard in household of Jos Wingard, "United States Census, 1860"
  • David Winger, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Daniel Oscar Winger, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


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

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English (Essex): from the Middle English personal name Wingar (Old English Winegār, from wine ‘friend’ + gār ‘spear’).

German: habitational name for someone from any of several places in Alsace (now part of France) named Wingen.

Norwegian: variant of Vinger . This surname is also found in Sweden, where it is very rare.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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