The Republican Centennial Edition, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa
Thursday, July 12, 1956, Section Two, Page 17

Transcribed by Shirley Plumb, June 30, 2019


    Ernest R. Winter has been a resident of Wapello, all of his life. The roots of the Winter family go deep in Louisa country History, as Mr. and Mrs. Winter are of the third and fourth generation, settled in this County. Mrs. Winter, nee Millicent Hicklin, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Hicklin, who were identified, all their lives, with the educational and political development of Wapello. Her paternal great grandfather, Robert Williams, built the first cabin, in 1836, in the Indian Reserve beside Long Creek. Mr. Winter is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis C. Winter, and his grandmother, Wilhelmina Winter, who was educated in medicine in Germany, was welcomed by many a home in Louisa County, and attended at many births, during her active years prior to her death in 1896.

    Mr. Winterís maternal grandfather was Henry Bothe who was the first harness maker in Wapello, having built his shop and home at the corner of North 2nd and Merchant. This building is still standing and is now the Springer Apartments. Mr. and Mrs. Winter are the parents of four children: Ernest H. of New Orleans, La.; Mary Jean Wilson of Rosemead, Calif.; Millicent Lou Bunker of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and David H. at home.

    Thirty-one years ago, Mr. Winter established his insurance business, being the Repr. of Bankers Life Co. of Des Moines and he had continued with this Company since that time.

    About 15 years ago, Mr. Winter embarked in the Real Estate business, and he has met with success from the start.

    The building on North 2nd St. in which Mr. Winter conducts his business, is owned by him and was built by Mr. Keach. The home in West Wapello, owned and occupied by the Winter family was also built by Mr. Keach.

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