Biographical Sketch of
History of Cass County, Illinois
Edited by William Henry Perrin
Published by O. L. Baskin & Co. Historical Publishers, Chicago, 1882.
Reprinted in 1968 in its in entirety as part of the
Sesquicentennial History of Cass County, Illinois
Edited by Virgil M. Dowdall
FERDINAND WINHOLD, farmer; P. O., Beardstown; was born in Pennsylvania, Nov. 26, 1839, and is a son of William and Barbara (Weber) Winhold; natives of Hessen, Germany. William Winhold, a farmer by occupation, still living; was born Feb. 1, 1809; came to this country in 1835, landing at Baltimore, Md., Aug. 28, that year, and in 1841 came to this county; his wife, also living, was born in 1805; they are the parents of seven children--two boys and five girls. Mr. Winhold received his education in this county where he has always followed farming. In this county in 1866, he married Bertha Philippi; born here Oct. 17, 1846; daughter of Pompeius Philippi, whose sketch appears elsewhere in this work. From this union nine children have been born: Rudolph F., Julius W., William P., Lena, Charles H., Eugene S., Paul, Bodo H., and Hugo B. Mr. Winhold has been School Director for five years, and Road Supervisor one term, and at present holds the latter office; he is a Republican, and a member of the Union League.
(page 322-323, Perrin's History of Cass County, Illinois)