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Portrait of General Frederick C. Winkler

Portrait of General Frederick C. Winkler | Drawing | Wisconsin Historical Society
Quarter-length studio portrait of General Frederick C. Winkler of Milwaukee from the 1895 Columbian Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of the Representative Men of The United States: Wisconsin Volume; p 595. From the accompanying biographical sketch: He was born in Bremen, Germany on 15 March 1838, and emigrated with his parents, Carl and Elizabeth (Overbeck) Winkler, in 1842 to Milwaukee. [Actually, Frederick came in 1844 with his mother; his father had come in 1842 to get established.] He studied law and was admitted to the bar at Madison in 1859. In 1862 he raised a company of volunteers, which became Company B, 26th Wisconsin Infantry. He was elected captain, then promoted up the ranks to Major in November 1863. After fighting in a number of major battles and skirmishes, the 26th Wisconsin Infantry was mustered out in Milwaukee on 28 June 1865, after which Winkler was breveted by the War Department as a Brigadier-General. He resumed practicing law in Milwaukee, in various partnerships through the years. In 1964 he married Frances M. Wightman, by whom he had six daughters and three sons.
DESCRIPTION
Quarter-length studio portrait of General Frederick C. Winkler of Milwaukee from the 1895 Columbian Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of the Representative Men of The United States: Wisconsin Volume; p 595. From the accompanying biographical sketch: He was born in Bremen, Germany on 15 March 1838, and emigrated with his parents, Carl and Elizabeth (Overbeck) Winkler, in 1842 to Milwaukee. [Actually, Frederick came in 1844 with his mother; his father had come in 1842 to get established.] He studied law and was admitted to the bar at Madison in 1859. In 1862 he raised a company of volunteers, which became Company B, 26th Wisconsin Infantry. He was elected captain, then promoted up the ranks to Major in November 1863. After fighting in a number of major battles and skirmishes, the 26th Wisconsin Infantry was mustered out in Milwaukee on 28 June 1865, after which Winkler was breveted by the War Department as a Brigadier-General. He resumed practicing law in Milwaukee, in various partnerships through the years. In 1964 he married Frances M. Wightman, by whom he had six daughters and three sons.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:80902
Creation Date: 1895
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Milwaukee
County:Milwaukee
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:
Genre:Drawing
Original Format Type:prints, fine-art
Original Format Number:F 580 N41 1895 pt.2 2
Original Dimensions:8.5 x 11 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
From his obituary in the "Milwaukee Sentinel" on 23 March 1921: He died in Los Angeles on Tuesday (22 March), after spending the winter at the home of his daughter in an effort to recuperate his failing health. His wife had died five years prior. He was survived by five daughters and three sons: William K. Winkler, Mrs. H.B. Hitz, Mrs. H.V. Odgen and Katherine and Rosalie Winkler, all of Milwaukee; F.W. Winkler of Oak Park, Illinois; Henry O. Winkler and Mrs. Walter V. Brem, Los Angeles. He also left 19 grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Louis Schuchardt.
SUBJECTS
Suits (Clothing)
Officers
Civil War, 1861-1865
Veterans
Beards
Men
Moustache
Portrait photography
Lawyers

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