Biography of Daniel R. Winnie
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Winnie, Daniel R., was born in Lansingburgh, February 11, 1824. 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 through life's various changes always attended to his business with various partners until 1874. At that time he went into partnership with Cooper & Co. in the ice business, which was continued until 1894, when a joint stock company was formed with the following members: B. Cooper, president; Daniel R. Winne, first vice president; G. T. Bond, treasurer and secretary; M. F. Horton, manager; and H. Hoffman, assistant manager and bookkeeper. Mr. Winnie is a member of the Board of Charities and served as president of the board. He was married twice, second time in 1857 to Kate Geer of Troy. He had two children by his first marriage: Julia F. and Mary 3. Julia F. married Herman Hoffman, by whom three children have been born: Irwin, Daniel W., and Kate. Mary J. married Peter Mealy of Troy, by whom eight children have been born: Daniel R., Walter B., Alice, Grace, Clarence, Chester, Alida and Susan. Mr. Winnie second wife died and for his third wife he married Mrs. Anna E. House, born Philip, of Troy. He has two great grandsons, Daniel Hoffman and Walter Gunther. His father, Philip, was born near Lansingburgh in 1798; he married Roxie Robinson, by whom nine children were born: Julia A., Daniel R., Jane, Hester, Levinas, Susan, Maria, Philip, Catherine and Nancy. Daniel R. Winne is a member of the Apollo Lodge No. 13 of Troy, F. & A. M. The ancestry of the family was of Dutch and New England extraction.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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