Winterer Family History
This page is still under construction. Below are some ideas of the kind of things that might go here. Any suggestions are welcome.
The origin of the Winterer family in Europe. Including the origin of the name Winterer, if this can be found out.
Migrations of Winterers to the U.S. This should list not only the people involved but some interesting stories about their beginnings in the U.S. There have been several migrations during the 1800's
Migrations of Winterers to ???. There are Winterers all over the world. I would like to see their stories listed here.
Short Biographies. Here we can list biographies of Winterers in our history. For example I would love to have a short history of Otto Winterer who was the mayor of Freiburg (circa190?) and is generally credited with the restoration of the gothic cathedral. There is a "Wintererstrasse" in Freiburg named for him. Even today, when there is a mayoral election, someone will yell "get Otto to run again." (ref. Jorg Winterer, Germany).
Newspaper article about Otto Winterer Mayor of Freiburg (in German)
Winterer Family Coat of Arms
A search was done some years ago, using a service, to see if there was a coat of arms associated with the Winterer family. They then etched the design on some wine glasses. Bob Winterer photographed one of the glasses (which are his) and converted the photo to use as the background on our web pages.
We don't know much about where this coat of arms comes from, beyond what was provided by the service (which was pretty much nothing). If anyone out there has more information as to its origin and authenticity please contact Bob Winterer.
Last updated 10-Aug-2001