Winkler, Frederick C. Papers

Title: Winkler, Frederick C. Papers

Reference Code: Mss-1566

Inclusive Dates: 1861-1921

Quantity: 000.8 cu. ft.

Location: WH, Sh. D202

Abstract: Frederick C. Winkler was a Civil War veteran and for more than 50 years one of Milwaukee’s leading attorneys.  He was born in 1838 in Bremen, Germany, and came to the U.S. with his family in 1844.  His father, Carl Winkler, was one of the city’s pioneer druggists. Frederick studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1859.  When the Civil War broke out, Frederick organized and became captain of Company B, 26th Wisconsin Regiment.  He was promoted several times during the war, eventually brevetted brigadier general in 1865.  After the war, he returned to his law practice in Milwaukee and also became an influential figure in Wisconsin’s Republican Party. He passed away in 1921

Scope and Content: The collection contains speeches, legal documents, newspaper clippings, correspondence and genealogical materials related to Frederick Winkler.  It also includes diaries, correspondence and other material from other members of Winkler’s family as well as genealogical material related to the Price, Pendleton, Richard Smith, Pierson, Hannas and Wightman families.

Access and Use: No restrictions

Language: English, German

Notes: Collection reprocessed by Rick Fuhrman, September 16, 1989



Folder Heading Box # Folder #
Frederick C. Winkler Material 1 1
-Correspondence, 1863-1865, 1918 (some in German)
-Will (typescript), 1916
-Deeds and Correspondence re: Moritz and Wm. Von Baumbach,
-Deeds and Mortgage, 1874, 1879, 1916
-Pension Certificate and Receipts, 1912-1913
-Membership Certificate, Milwaukee Musical Society, 1865
-Correspondence re: Dock Property, 1911
-Probate Material, 1921
-Stock Certificate, Milwaukee Industrial Exposition Association,
-Deed to Forest Home Cemetery Lot, 1899
-Copies of Introduction of President Woodrow Wilson by F.C.W.,
-$500 Bond C.S.A., State of George, February 1, 1862
-Copy of the Savannah Republican, December 31, 1864
-Copy of the Army Navy Journal, April 8, 1865
Frederick C. Winkler – Speeches 1 2
Carl Heinrich Winkler Material 1 3
-Typescript diary (2 copies, translated from the German) of C.H.
Winkler re crossing the Atlantic, 1843
-Photocopy of C.H. Winkler Obituary, 1879 (2 copies)
-Receipts from German Exchange Bank, 1878
-Deed to Forest Home Cemetery lot, 1869
-Letter to Elise Winkler (in German), 1861
-Bond and Mortgage, 1867 and receipts, 1881
Elizabeth Overbeck Winkler Material 1 4
-Typescript copy of excerpts of  diary, 1837-1845
-Typescript copy of letter from Carolina Winkler, 1859
William K. Winkler Material 1 5
-Correspondence, 1901-1962
-Diploma from East Division High School, 1902
-American Kennel Club Stud Book re “Wink Boy,” 1934
-Commission, Captain, Univ. of Wisconsin Corps of Cadets, 1905
-Diploma, U.W.-Madison, 1907
-Diploma, German-English Academy, n.d.
-Wedding Invitation of Louise Allen Smith and Charles P. Hibbard,
-Newspaper Clipping re W.K. Winkler, 1933
Louis Schuchardt Material 1 6
-Membership Certificate, Milwaukee Musical Society, 1866
-Promissory Note, Albert Geilfus, 1867
-Mortgage, J. Mabbet, 1869
-Biographical Sketch of Augustus Pruskowski
Phantoms Club and “Old Boys” of the Milwaukee University and 7th Ward High School 1 7
Genealogical Information – Price Family 1 8
Genealogical Information – Pendleton Family 1 9
Genealogical Information – Richard Smith 1 10
Genealogical Information – Pierson Family 1 11
Genealogical Information – Hannas Family 2 12
Genealogical Information – Wightman Family 2 13
Genealogical Information – Southern Winkler Families 2 14
Charles Hibbard Winkler 2 15
Correspondence and History 2 16
-Constitution of the Confederate States of America, 1861
-Fiftieth Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, 1912
-History of Judiciary in Civil War (19 typewritten pages)
Legal Papers (also includes property and tax documents) 2 17
Speeches 2 18
Newspaper Clippings (includes Frederick Winkler obituary) 2 19
Astrology 2 20
Miscellaneous Materials 2 21
-Memorial of the Milwaukee County Bar Association on the life of
Frederick C. Winkler, 1921
-75th Anniversary History of Northwestern National Insurance Co.
-“Telephone Pioneering” by Angus S. Hibbard, Chicago Telephone
-Tribute on death of Mrs. F.C. Winkler (3 copies)
-Circular and Catalogue of the Packer Collegiate Institute, Brooklyn
Heights, 1861
-Circular and Catalogue of the Packer Collegiate Institute, Brooklyn
Heights, 1862