Isaac Milton Winegar- Early Michigan Pioneer

Isaac Milton and Margaret Fleetwood Winegar

In the last post, I discussed the arrival of Isaac Winegar, Jr., his wife Sarah, and young son, Isaac Milton in Byron Center, Michigan.   Isaac Milton, known as “Milton,” married Margaret Fleetwoood who had been born near Liverpool, England.  Margaret moved with her family first to New York, then to Cleveland, Ohio, and then to Jamestown, Michigan.  She married Issac Milton in 1866, in Dorr, Michigan.  Isaac Milton and Margaret had four children, Arthur, Blanche Ruth, Loa Grace, and Lillian who died in infancy.  Like his father Isaac, Jr., Milton was very active in the Oddfellows and in the community.

Loa Grace Winegar was active in the Rebeccah Lodge, an auxilliary of the Oddfellows.  When the Rebeccahs published a cook book around 1915, Loa contributed numerous recipes.  Below is one of her recipes for cookies.  The recipe may be found in Family Traditions Recipes & Memories, 1997, compiled by Byron Center Historical Society, P.O. Box 20, 2506 Prescott St., Byron Center, MI 49315.

Pineapple Hermits

1 c. sour buttermilk     *     3 c. flour     *     1 tsp. soda mixed with flour     *     1 tsp. salt     *     2/3 c. sugar     *     1 half-pint can of pineapple chunks or crushed, with juice     *     1/3 c. broken nut meats

(Eggless cookies.)  Beat all together, drop from spoon on greased pan, bake.  (No oven temperature is given.)

Isaac Milton Winegar

Isaac Milton Winegar in his Oddfellows garb.

Blanche, Loa, and Arthur Winegar, son and daughters of Isaac Milton and Margaret Fleetwood Winegar


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