Joseph Winzer & Eva Christiana Ganss Family


This page is devoted to all of the documents and records collected for the Joseph Winzer family. Joseph (along with two brothers Emil and Engelbert) emigrated from Stetten, Lorrach, Germany in 1856. In Germany he was named Egon (all 7 living children had names beginning with "E") which he informally changed to Joseph once he got here. He initially settled in Pittsburgh and worked as a blacksmith for the Cleveland and Pittsburgh Railroad. He enlisted in the Union army in 1861 and was mustered out in 1864. Three days after he mustered out in Pittsburgh, he was in Cleveland marrying Eva Christianna Ganss. They remained in Cleveland the rest of their lives. Eva Christianna Ganss immigrated to the US from Frankenthal, Germany at the age of 20 in 1856. In the 1860 census, she is living in Cleveland as a domestic servant.



Joseph Winzer Family Group Sheet


Federal Census Records :   1860  (Christianna Ganss only)  1860 (Joseph Winzer only)  1870   1880   1890  The 1890 census is of Civil War veterans


Joseph Winzer Baptism Record - This is a copy of the record from St. Fridolin Church in Stetten, Germany when he was known as Egon.


Joseph Winzer Civil War Information Page


Joseph Winzer & Eva Christianna Ganss Marriage License and Marriage Return


Winzer Land Records


Winzer Newspaper Articles


Joseph Winzer Burial Record - Joseph died of Typhoid fever on July 5, 1894 and was buried in Woodlawn Cemtery in Cleveland


Eva Christina (Ganss) Winzer Burial Record - Joseph's wife died in 1892. Cause as yet unknown.


Baby Winzer Burial Record - This child of Joseph and Eva Christina only lived for 14 days after being born on May 11, 1868


Joseph Winzer will


Woodland Cemetery Interment Records :


Joseph      Eva     Baby Winzer

Joseph and Christianna had 4 children and three of them survived to adulthood. Joseph's only son Emil had troubles with the law and mental issues his entire life. He is last seen as an inmate at a state hospital in 1910. Here is a link to one daughter Olga Winzer. Their other daughter, Lillie Winzer, married Albert Beckenbach and provided a home for Olga after their parent's deaths. She is on the page of Albert Beckenbach.


Updated on 28 November 2019

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