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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Winter, August Edward, 1838 - 1927. Reminiscences, 1861 - 1865.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 112
Winter, August Edward, 1838 - 1927. Reminiscences, 1861 - 1865. SMHC Manuscript Collection 112. 1 folder.
This collection consists of a transcribed photocopy, from German to English, of the reminiscences of August Edward Winter. Winter served as a German Lutheran minister on the Minnesota frontier, and he detailed his experience in the paper. In the document, Winter described of living conditions, wages, Minnesota communities, the Dakota Conflict, a grasshopper invasion, and Minnesota's pioneers.
August Edward Winter was born 27 December 1838 in Mengeringhausen, Waldeck, Germany to Wilhelm and Henrietta (Meissner) Winter. The Winter family emigrated from Germany to the United States in 1843. He entered the "practical" seminary in 1859. At the Fort Wayne, Indiana seminary, he was forced to take his examinations early because of a shortage of pastors. Following his examinations, he became a Traveling Missionary to Minnesota in 1861. He died on 24 December 1927 in Janesville, Minnesota.
Biographical corrections provided by Winter's granddaughter, Patricia Plaeger.
There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.
Winter, August Edward, 1838 - 1927. Reminiscences, 1861 - 1865. SMHC Manuscript Collection 112, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Agnes Naatz translated and donated this collection.
Dr. William E. Lass processed this collection in 1973. Finding aid revised by Jeff A. Jenson October 2001. Mee Xiong updated the finding aid August 2016.
LCSH Subject Headings:
Winter, August Edward, 1838 - 1927.
Frontier and Pioneer Life -- Minn. -- Personal Narratives.
Naatz, Agnes, translator.
Dakota Indians--Wars, 1862-1865.