S. WINTERS, farmer and lumber manufacturer; P.O. Petersburg; was born in St. Lawrence Co., N.Y., April 4, 1817; son of Nathan and Grace (Kelsey) Winters, of English origin; his father died in 1827, are his mother in 1852. During the early life of Mr. Winters, he learned the trade of a wagon-maker. He came to Menard Co., Ill., in 1854, locating at Athens, where he followed his trade; and, in 1856, was elected Justice of the Peace. He resigned and removed to where he now lives, in 1857, and bought the saw-mill which he still operates; this mill was one of the first in this county, and is still in good working order. Here Mr. W. began to do business with a determination, and he gradually succeeded in business, and, at different times, bought small tracts of land adjoining the mill, until now he has a fine farm of 170 acres. His wife was Miss Louisa A. Minkler; they were married Feb. 24, 1841; they have raised a family of six.