Daniel Winter

DANIEL WINTER, M. D., one of the leading physicians and surgeons of Columbus, of the Homeopathic school, has been a resident of Cherokee County for more than 20 years. Dr. Winter was born in the principality of Waldeck, Germany, in 1833, and is a son of William and Henrietta (Meisner) Winter.

The parents of Dr. Winter came to America in 1843 and settled in Fairfield County, Ohio, where William Winter followed his trade of gunsmith until 1852, when he moved to Shelby County, Illinois. He did not live to establish himself there, however, his death occurring six weeks later, at the age of 63 years. His wife, who was also a native of Northern Germany, died at Columbus, Kansas, in 1884, aged 88 years. Dr. Winter has two brothers,-- Rev. E. A. Winter, a minister in the Lutheran Church, who is now in Oklahoma; and Ferdinand, who is a farmer in Fairfield County, Ohio.

Dr. Winter was educated in Ohio and was subsequently engaged in teaching for some years prior to taking up the study of medicine, which he did about 1849, at Lancaster, Ohio, with Dr. Sachse, a noted German physician of that day. In 1885 he began the practice of medicine, which he has followed continuously with the exception of three years, until the present time. After his removal, with his parents, to Shelby County, Illinois, he practiced very successfully until he came to Columbus in 1884.

Prior to leaving Ohio, Dr. Winter was married to Isabel Hiestan, who was born in that State, of German ancestry. They have five children, namely: W. F. E., of Columbus, who follows the trade of a carpenter; Mrs. Henrietta Harvey, of Columbus; Albert, of St. Louis, who is in the employ of a manufacturing company; Louis H., of Galena, Kansas, a stenographer by profession; and Mrs. Emma A. Samuelson, of Dietz, Wyoming. Three children are deceased.

Politically, Dr. Winter is a Democrat of the old Jeffersonian type, and was formerly very active in political affairs. He has witnessed many changes in the old standards, but still is stanch in his adherence to the underlying principles of the party. He is equally loyal to the Lutheran Church in which he was reared from childhood. His wife is also a member of that church.

Dr. Winter is a member of the Missouri Institute of Homeopathy, and formerly belonged to the Ozark Medical Society. He is the only distinctively Homeopathic physician in Columbus and has a large practice, which, in spite of his 70 years, he skillfully attends to. During his long residence here, he has seen wonderful progress made, and has been identified with much of the city's development.


History of Cherokee County Kansas and its representative citizens, ed. & comp. by Nathaniel Thompson Allison, 1904, transcribed by Kevin Hancock, student from USD 508, Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas, 12/11/96.


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