Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens
Lawrence County Pennsylvania 1897


[p. 103] a respected citizen of Union township, who carries on a general teaming business chiefly in the city of New Castle, was born in Katrusville, Md., Sept. 17, 1850, and is a son of Christian and Margaret (Hoffman) Winters. Christian Winters was born in Hazen, Germany, in 1818, and came to America in 1844, settling in Katrusville, Md., where he bought a small farm, and engaged in agricultural pursuits for some eight years. He then came to New Castle and worked in the gas-house; and later in 1859 he bought the Col. O'Brien farm, which the heirs still own, where he lived and labored until he passed away to better abodes in 1876. His wife, who is still living, was a daughter of George and Marguerite (Ancer) Hoffman, and was born in Beria, Germany, in 1844. Her father, mother and the remaining members of the family came to America, and settled in Baltimore, Md., where the father died at the age of seventy-one years; he was a carpenter and mill-wright by trade, and in the prime of his life did extensive contracting. His wife, who only lived to be fifty-two, bore him three children: Margaret, our subject's mother; Elizabeth; and Henry. There were born to Christian Winters and his excellent wife the following children: George, a resident of New Castle; John, our subject; Henry, who lives on the homestead; William of Harlansburg; Elizabeth (Flynn); and Mary Trushel.

At the age of seventeen years, John Winters learned the plastering trade and followed it until he was married at the age of twenty to Miss Mary C. Cameron, daughter of James Cameron of Union township, Lawrence Co., Pa. Immediately after that auspicious event, realizing his need of a permanent home, he added to the acre of land given him by his father by purchasing another acre from his brother, and on the resulting tract of two acres he built a house, and has since made the place his home, following general teaming for a livelihood. Mr. Winters has gathered about him a family of seven children: James C. of New Castle; Maggie E., who married C. Patterson; Molly E.; John C. and Nanny J., twins; Clara; and Eddie W. Mr. Winters is a Democrat in politics, heartily believing in the princples of that organzation. He and his wife are communicants of the Roman Catholic Church, and take an active interest in all matters that are calculated to advance the interests of the community in which they live.

Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens Lawrence County Pennsylvania
Biographical Publishing Company, Buffalo, N.Y., 1897

Previous Biography | Table of Contents | Next Biography
Explanation/Caution | Lawrence Co. Maps | Lawrence Co. Histories
Updated: 26 Apr 2001