- Born: 24 Apr 1859, Fillmore County, Minnesota. 496,595,927,928,1680,1691
- Marriage: Anna Frances Bursell on 31 Dec 1884 in Fillmore County, Minn. 1688,1689
- Died: 10 Oct 1933, Prosper, Fillmore Co., Minnesota aged 74 1692
- Buried: Prosper Cemetery, Fillmore County, MN
Mr. Asel Winch, son of Asel Winch and Elizabeth English Winch, was born April 24, 1859, and died at Prosper Oct, 10, 1933, about 3:15 pm., after being ill only a few hours. He was going about his accustomed duties on his place when he was suddenly stricken. He was 74 years of age. Mr. Winch had not been in good health for several months but was able to do some work about his farm. He was busy when the summons came to him.
Mr. Winch was married to Miss Anna Burcell on the 31st day of December 31, 1884,
To this union were born five children, two sons and three daughters. They are Mrs. Geo. Vickerman of Tracy, Mrs. Robt. Milne of Grand Rapids, Mrs. Claire Turner of Canton, Earl Winch of Prosper and Ralph Winch of Marble, all of whom with the wife and mother survive him.
He also leaves six sisters and one brother as follows: Mrs Tom Vickerman, Mrs. James Robbins, Mrs. Jake Houck, Mrs. Geo. Burcell, Mrs. Elwood Stroud, Mrs. Norm Dibble and Albert Winch. Twenty-one grandchildren also survive him.
Mr. Winch had lived all his life in Fillmore county. being born in this county. He had lived in Prosper about 40 years and was highly respected as a citizen. He was always interested in community affairs and did what he could to make his community a good place to live. He was a supporter of the church and a good friend of the pastors who have served in Prosper. He has many friends who sorrow at this time, and who deeply sympathize with his loved ones and seek to comfort them.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the home with Rev. W. R. Palmer officiating, with burial in the Prosper cemetery.
1895 census, Burr Oak, Winneshiek County, Iowa
According to the recently issued index of the 1895 Iowa census by Ancestry.com it would appear that Asel Winch (age 35), his wife Annie (age 27) and 4 children (Ella age 8, Winnie, age 5, Earl age 3, and Bertha, age 0) are living in Burr Oak, Iowa at the time of the 1895 census. Also appearing on the index would appear to be his parents Asel and Elizabeth Winch (age 73 and 65). The obit for Asel Winch at the time of his death indicates that he lived his entire life in Minnesota, but the 1895 census index for Iowa seems to indicate otherwise.. jca
1900 census, Canton twp, Fillmore Co, Minn.
Asel Winch, Head, white, male, birth Apr 1859, age 41, married 15 years, born Minn., father born Canada, mother born Iowa, Farmer, owner, mortgaged, living on farm
Anna Winch, wife, white, female, birth Sept 1867, age 32, married 15 years, mother of 5 children, 5 children still living, born Minn., father born Canada, mother born Ill. , Housekeeper
Ella Winch, daughter, white, female, birth Sept 1885, age 14, born Iowa?, father born Minn, mother born Minn., At School
Minnie Winch, daughter, white, female, birth Mar 1889, age 11, born Iowa, father born Minn., mother born Minn, At School
Earl Winch, son, white, male, birth Aug 1890, age 9, born Iowa, father born Minn., mother born Minn, At School
Bertha Winch, daughter, white, female, birth Apr 1894, age 6, born Iowa, father born Minn., mother born Minn, At School
Ralph Winch, son, white, male, birth May 1896, age 4, born Iowa, father born Minn., mother born Minn, At School
Mrs. G W Sprague, Head, white, female, birth Mar 1850, age 50, widow, married 32 years, mother of 9 children, 6 still living , born New York, father born New York, mother born New York,
3 children, ages 17-9 , all born Minn.
Asel Winch, border, white, male, birth July 1821, age 78, single?, born New York, father born New York, mother born Germany, Farm Laborer
(note by jca.. re Asel Winch sr., "mother born Germany" with a great grain of salt.. )
Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002
Name: Samul Asel Winch
Death Date: 10 Oct 1933
Death County: Fillmore
State File Number: 004033
Certificate Number: 004033
Certificate Year: 1933
Record Number: 654087
re the 1895 Iowa , Burr Oak Census and the Asel Winch family.
As to the children you see listed there, you probably have some other Winch descendants on your list who also have actually seen some of these people alive, and I am one of them. For example, on your census you will will notice a girl Ella, age 8....she married her FIRST cousin, George Vickerman, son of Martha Winch Vickerman and they lived about six miles from my home in Tracy, Lyon County,Minn.....but note that the Vickermans are in another county MURRAY , only a jjump away, and this family of Vickerman cousins (Martha Winch married George Vickerman) although across a county line, are in essence in the same churches, cemeteries, social clubs, centered in Tracy in Lyon County. These of course were my mother's first cousins,(her mother being (Margaret)Jane Winch married to John Robbins).
Little Ella on the 1895 census, bring memories of this same Ella, the grown and married matron Ella Winch Vickerman and her husband George, attending my wedding in 1950, and at my grandmothers funeral in 1953, and coming and going shopping and chatting in our little town throughout the 1940's, when I was in my teens. In addition the two sisters of Asel Jr, always called "Ace" by his sisters Martha Winch Vickerman and (Margaret) Jane Winch Robbins.
June Nash Lindquist, Nov 12, 2003
Noted events in his life were:
• Residence, 1895, Burr Oak, Winneshiek County, Iowa. 928
• Residence, 1900, Canton twp, Fillmore Co, Minn. 927
• Residence: Farmer, 1920, Canton twp, Fillmore Co, Minn. 1691
• Occupation: Farmer, 1930, Canton twp, Fillmore Co, Minn. 1680
Samuel married Anna Frances Bursell, daughter of Thomas Bursell and Alvira A. Brode, on 31 Dec 1884 in Fillmore County, Minn. 1689.,1694 (Anna Frances Bursell was born on 10 Sep 1867 in Elliota, Minnesota,927,1691,1695,1696 died on 14 Sep 1935 in Prosper, Minnesota 1695,1697 and was buried in Prosper Cemetery, Fillmore County, MN.)