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William Winemiller, son of Joseph and Mary (Souder) Winemiller, of Hopewell Township, was born November 13, 1834. His grandfather, Jacob Winemiller, was the third son of one Winemiller who it is supposed came from Switzerland and located in Hopewell Township, and who owned about 1,200 acres of land. The father was engage in farming and milling in Hopewell Township and died in 1861, leaving five children, of whom William H. is the third.
He was reared on the homestead, educated at the public schools and studied veterinary surgery. He practiced for six years at Shrewsbury Station, but in 1874 he returned to the homestead, which he had inherited from his father, and commenced farming, which he has followed since in connection with veterinary surgery.
In 1860 he was married to Rebecca Ziegler, daughter of Peter Ziegler, Hopewell Township, and has eight children: Edward P. (a teacher in the public schools of Harford County, Md.), Mary A., Joseph G., Calvin D., Eva J., Oran F., Oscar M. and Raleigh W.
Mr. Winemiller enlisted in the late war in the One Hundred and Forty-ninth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, 149th Regiment, in the fall of 1863, and was discharged in the spring of 1864. He and members of his wife's family belong to the Presbyterian Church at Stewartstown.
Source: York County, Pennsylvania Biographical History, John Gibson, Chicago: F.A. Battey Publishing Co., 1886.