BARNARD WINTERRINGER, an old and respected citizen of Steubenville, was born in that place March 23, 1811, son of Nathaniel and Jane (Handlin) Winterringer. His father came to Steubenville from Maryland about 1797. He was a boat builder by trade, and for a number of years was engaged in shipping produce from points on the upper Ohio to New Orleans. His death occurred in July 1854. His wife, Jane Winterringer was born in Ireland, and when six years old came to America with her parents, John and Margery Handlin, both natives of Ireland. Barnard Winterringer is one of a family of thirteen children, all of whom are dead except himself. He received his education in Steubenville and subsequently went into business with his father in shipping produce to New Orleans and made several trips down the river to New Orleans, while so engaged. He continued thus for a number of years, and then began business on his own responsibility, by establishing two lines of ferries across the Ohio river, at Steubenville, which he managed for a period of twenty-two years. He was married October 20, 1844, to Marriette, daughter of John and Massey O'Neal. She came to Steubenville with her parents from Loudon county, Va., about 1828. Her father was engaged in farming. TO this union were born three children, two of whom died unnamed, and the youngest, Helennia V., died December 2, 1882, aged thirty-four years. The mother soon followed her daughter, December 17, 1885. Mr. Winterringer continued in the ferry business until 1861; since then he has lived a retired life. He is one of the oldest residents of Steubenville, and has many warm friends. He has never taken any active part in politics, but cast his first vote for Andrew Jackson, and has voted the democratic ticket ever since.
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