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[This information is from Vol. III, p. 1352 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

Major Winne was one of five brothers who came from Holland and settled northeast of Troy, most of them in township of Brunswick. The family is probably of British descent, having emigrated to Holland during the Puritan troubles. They owned what is now Oakwood cemetery and their descendants are yet living in that section. Major Winne married Jane ————, who died at Brunswick; they had a large family of which the oldest was Philip.

(II) Philip, son of Major and Jane Winne, was born in Brunswick, Rensselaer county, New York, about 1798, died 1874. He was a farmer of Brunswick township, also engaged in the ice business in Troy for a short time. Twelve or fifteen years before his death he retired from business and moved to North Troy. He was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Lansingburg. He married Roxey Robinson, born in Edinburg, New York, 1801, died in Troy, 1872. She was several years younger than her husband. They had thirteen children among whom were Daniel E. and Nancy.

(III) Daniel E., son of Philip and Roxey (Robinson) Winne, was born in Lansingburg, February 11, 1824, died 1906. He was educated in the public schools, and began his life work about 1841. He was with Captain Alfred Mosher on his sloop on the Hudson river and had various other partners until 1874 when he went into partnership with Cooper & Company in the ice business. In 1894 a joint stock company was formed and Mr. Winne was elected first vice-president. He was a member of the board of charities and had served as president. He was a member of Apollo Lodge, No. 13, Free and Accepted Masons. He married (first) Mary Ann Ourus; (second) in 1857, Kate Geer, of Troy. He had two children by his first marriage:

  1. Julia F., married Herman Hoffman; children: Irwin, Daniel W., Kate.
  2. Mary J., married Peter Mealy, of Troy; children: Daniel E.; Walter B., Alice, Grace, Clarence, Chester, Alida, and Susan.

Mr. Winne married (third) Mrs. Anna E. House (born Philip), of Troy.

(III) Nancy, youngest daughter of Philip and Roxey (Robinson) Winne, married (first) John H. Allen, of Troy. One child, Elizabeth, died in infancy. She married (second) Irwin Daniel Sterry, born May 28, 1873, at Troy, son of Daniel C. and Orpha (Smith) Sterry. Mr. Sterry married (first) Eveline Brown by whom he had four children:

  1. Two died in infancy;
  2. Irwin Daniel, died at the age of eight;
  3. Eveline, living in Troy during the winter and at Round Lake in the summer, she is proficient in music and an instructor on piano and organ.

(II) Abraham, brother of Philip Winne, was born in Lansingburg township about 1825, died there in 1855. He was a farmer as were all his brothers. In politics a Whig and an active member of the Methodist Episcopal church. He married Sarah Geer. Six children.

(III) George, youngest son of Abraham and Sarah (Geer) Winne, was born in Lansingburg township, July 10, 1836. He was educated in the public schools of Lansingburg and went west to Ohio when about seventeen years of age, where he worked for the railroad for two and a half years. He returned to Jersey City and Brooklyn where he held positions as engineer, having been stationary engineer for twenty-three years. He then entered the contracting business, excavating, grading stone sidewalks, etc. He is a Republican, and a member of the North Troy Methodist Episcopal church. He married, in 1858, Martha Nichols, of Troy, born in Salem, Washington county, 1837, died April 20, 1907. Child:

  1. John, born 1861, sergeant of police force; married Agnes Felkins; one child,
    1. Oliver, married Myrtle Morris; one child, Oliver Morris.

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