Saturday, September 03, 2016
Leonard and Theresa Winkler
This tintype picture of Theresa Weber Winkler was most likely taken before her marriage to Leonard Winkler in 1871. The couple was married in Monroeville, Ohio.
Theresa was born in Germany in 1847. Her future husband, Leonard Winkler, was also a native of Germany. During the Civil War, Leonard Winkler served in Company I of the Third Ohio Cavalry. Here he is in a picture taken in 1863:
Leonard and Theresa Winkler had a large family of children which included three sons and three daughters. Mr. Winkler worked as a delivery man for a brewery.
These portraits of Leonard and Theresa Winkler were taken later in life.
Leonard Winkler died on May 26, 1893, following a bout of bronchitis. He was buried at Oakland Cemetery. Following his death, some of his military items were donated to the historical museum of the Sandusky Library, and are now housed at the Follett House Museum.