Some notes on the Winterhalter Family:

Some notes on the Winterhalter Family:



Fidelis (Fidel) Winterhalter (Menzenschwand-Hinterdorf 15.11.1773-Menzenschwand-Vorderdorf 6.5.1863 [natural son of Anna Schlageter (Menzenschwand 7.08.1745-Menzenschwand 2.05.1818), who m.1st  Matthias Winterhalter (Wittnau bei Freiburg 1717-); m.2nd 1786 Jacob Benedict Laule (or Leule / Lewle, Menzenschwand 11.07.1748- Menzenschwand 27.08.1829)] m. Menzenschwand 3.05.1790  Eva Mayer (Menzenschwand 12.12.1764-28.12.1838 [daughter of Josef Mayer, d. Solothurn 6.5.1772]), having had the following issue:


1. Balbina Winterhalter (Menzenschwand 11.02.1791-Menzenschwand 21.05.1803)

2. Justina Winterhalter (Menzenschwand  13.01.1793- Menzenschwand  1.07.1867), m. 1823 Hieronimus Maier (1794-1838)

2.1. Daughter, died young

2.2. Wilhelmina Maier, m. Heinrich Mayer (-1877)

2.3. Fredericka Maier, m.1854 Johann Baptist Schlageter (-1879)

3. Hermann Winterhalter (Menzenschwand 18.09.1796- Menzenschwand4.11.1798)

4. Theresia Winterhalter (Menzenschwand 20.04.1799-1.03.1865), m. Katejan Wild (-1850)

4.1. Babina Wild, m. Peter Maier

4.2. Justina Wild, m. 1866 Augustin Maier

4.3. Franz Xaver Justin Wild

4.4. Pankranz Franz de Paula Wild

5. Maria Anna Winterhalter (Menzenschwand 14.04.1801- Menzenschwand 22.06.1801)

6. Franz Xaver Winterhalter (Menzenschwand 2.11.1802- Menzenschwand 28.04.1804)

7. Franz Xaver Winterhalter (Menzenschwand 20.04.1805 – Frankfurt am Main 8.07.1873)

8. Fidel Hermann Winterhalter (Menzenschwand 23.09.1808-Karlsruhe 24.02.1891)

9. Makar Winterhalter (Menzenschwand 26.01.1813-Menzenschwand 21.02.1815)


© Eugene Barilo von Reisberg 2012

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6 thoughts on “Some notes on the Winterhalter Family:”

    1. Thank you for your kind words. I have utilised the following sources in my research: Panter, Dr Armin. „Studien zu Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-1873).” PhD diss., Universität Karlsruhe, 1996; Mayer, Dr Hubert. Die Künstlerfamilie Winterhalter: Ein Briefwechsel. Waldschut: Braun, 1998; and Ormond, Richard, and Carol Blackett-Ord, eds. Franz Xaver Winterhalter & the Courts of Europe, 1830-70, exhib. cat. London: National Portrait Gallery, and Paris: Petit Palais, 1987-1988. I trust this is of help.


      1. Thanks for approving my comment and replying. Maybe you want to approve the one I wrote on “March 20, 2016 at 7:34 am” instead, because it contains more information and has a better link to me.


  1. I just used this page as citation for the article about Winterhalter in German Wikipedia. While doing my research I found the paper which mentions some relatives of the Winterhalters:

    Josef Mayer was a brother of the grand-grandfather of the painter Hans Thoma. Father of both men was Michael Mayer (1704–1740)

    Other relatives mentioned in that paper:
    * Franz Sales Mayer (1803–), painter and lithographer
    * Ludwig Mayer, botanist and landscape painter from Waldshut
    * Franz Winkler (1899–1849), painter and sculptor from Bernau
    * Otto Ernst Sutter (1884–1970), writer born in Freiburg

    Great research you did here, thank you! May I ask for your sources?


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