GOTFRIED C. WINZENRIED, Company "D"
Gotfried C. Winzenried, is the eldest son of Frederick Winzenried, a
native of Germany, who came to this country forty or fifty years ago,
settling in Weeling about 1844, where he conducted business as a
watchmaker and jeweler. Gotfried is a native of Monroe county, Ohio,
and was born in 1841. In 1857 he went to the jewelry business with his
father and continued to 1861, when he volunteered into the First
Weeling Cavalry, under Capt. Carman, and left Weeling in August. He
served three years and three months in the late war, only receiving a
slight wound, though falling into the hands of the enemy, as a prisoner
in 1863, spending a month in "durance vile." On his return home he
resumed business with his father, but that gentleman retiring last
October, after their old business was destroyed by fire, Gotfried
resumed on Market street, and still conducts a very attractive store at
No. 1060. He was married in 1865, to Sophia, youngest daughter of
Hermon Esmyer, a native of Germany, but a farmer residing near here at
the time. They have three sons.
History of the Pan-Handle, West Virginia,
1879, by J. H. Newton, G. G. Nichols, and A. G. Sprankle. Page 277.