Isabell Wintermute

Femaleabout 1851–

Brief Life History of Isabell

When Isabell Wintermute was born about 1851, in New York, United States, her father, Peter Wintermute Jr, was 46 and her mother, Emeline Lain, was 31. She lived in Van Etten, Van Etten, Chemung, New York, United States in 1860.

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Peter Wintermute Jr
Emeline Lain
Anna Millicent Wintermute
Isabell Wintermute
Thomas Judson Wintermute
Lewis M Wintermute
Sarah Wintermute

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  • Isabell Wintermute in household of Peter Wintermute, "United States Census, 1860"

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World Events (8)


Age 12

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

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 12

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.

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 31

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Wintermut(h), a variant of Wendemuth, a nickname for an inconstant or fickle person, from Middle High German wenden ‘to turn’ + muot ‘mind’, ‘sense’, later ‘courage’.

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

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