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John A. Wineinger
Oct. 22, 1808 - Sept. 19, 1882
Jasper Courier
Friday September 22, 1822

Mr. John A. Wineinger, of Bainbridge Township, living three miles north of Jasper died on Tuesday night, September 19th, of prostration supinduced by a severe attack of flux and diphtheria. Mr. Wineinger was one of the remarkable men of the times. He came to this county from Tennessee and settled in Columbia Township. He had learned something of blacksmithing, and building a rude forge, for many years he did blacksmithing for all that part of the county, and is said to have been the first man to have had a modern two horse wagon, painted, in the county. There being no money in circulation in those days, Mr. W. took pay for his work in furs, ginseng, or anything his neighbors would furnish, and this gradually led him into a trading business with Louisville and New Albany until he had a regular store to supply the wants of his neighbors and run a wagon regularly to Louisville. His reputation for sterling honesty was such that for years he go nearly all the produce of that section of the county. He finally bought a farm near Jasper and gave the one he owned in Columbia to a son.
He enjoyed prosperity and assisted others. He was the father of 14 children, most of whom lived to be grown. He leaves a widow and a large number of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. He was a devoted Methodist for 50 years or more, and died in full hope of a happy hereafter. He was buried at Shiloh yesterday.