Henry Wintch

15 April 1828–20 January 1873 (Age 44)
Kindhausen, Volketswil, Zürich, Switzerland

The Life Summary of Henry

When Henry Wintch was born on 15 April 1828, in Kindhausen, Volketswil, Zürich, Switzerland, his father, Kasper Heinrich Wintsch, was 25 and his mother, Dorothea Weilenmann, was 34. He married Magdalena Burkhard about 1840, in Zürich, Switzerland. He died on 20 January 1873, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Manti Cemetery, Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Wintch
Anna Burkhard
Marriage: 15 March 1852
Henry Wintsch Jr.
Carl Wintsch
Jacob Wintch
Charles Wintch

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 March 1852Aussersihl, Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 2
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1830 · The Oregon Trail
    Age 2
    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
    Age 18
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English winche ‘winch, pulley’ (Old English wince), later meaning ‘well’, presumably because a winch would have been used to extract water from a well. The surname is probably a topographic name for someone who lived by a well. Compare Wink . This may also be a topographic name denoting someone who lived by a sharp bend in a river or valley, from a transferred sense of winche ‘winch, pulley’. This term and sense appears to be behind some placenames, such as Wincham (Kent) and Winchbottom (Buckinghamshire).English: habitational name from East and West Winch (Norfolk). The placenames probably derive from Old English winn ‘pasture, meadow’ + wīc ‘dwelling, specialized farmstead’.English: perhaps also a nickname from a further transferred use of the Middle English word in sense 1 above, for a lapwing (compare Middle English lapwink ‘lapwing’, Old English hlēapewince) or other bird known for its leaping and twisting flight.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Kaspar Heinrich Wintsch (1803-1866) History Written in July 1969 by Martha Louise Wintch Bartholomew (1896-1983), a Great Granddaughter

    Kaspar Heinrich WINTSCH was born 30 January 1803, in Kindhausen, Volketswil, Zurich, Switzerland. His parents were Martin WINTSCH and Regula SAUERMANN WINTSCH. It appears that most of the WI …

    Sources (23)

    • Henry Wintch in entry for Jacob Wintch, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Heinrich (Henry) Wintsch - Individual or family possessions: birth: 15 April 1828; Zurich, Switzerland
    • Heinrich Wintsch in entry for Karl Wintsch, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"

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