Museum the New Llano Colony

Joe Winegar

Birth: He was born around 1870 in New York.  

Family Information:  

Description: In April 1934 he was described as "soft-faced" though while burning stumps he became "twisted by belched thunderclouds of soot into a vinegary old devil."  

Pre-Colony History:  

Home in Colony: In 1935 he was living inside the Newllano Colony.  

Job in Colony: In September 1931 one hundred fifty sacks of beans and peas were picked in the forenoon by a volunteer crew of men, women and children. The crowd gathered a little after 7 am and was divided into different crews to look after different fields; by 11:30 the job was done. Volunteers included: Killian, Butts, Lloyd, Baldwin, Waters, Doc Williams, Quentin, Fred Busick, Roscoe Busick, Byron Busick, Vivian Busick, Graves, Webb, John Allred, Melvina Hullinger, Fred Levan, Goeke, Eldred, Tom Farrell, Claud Allred, Earl Swenson, Mackie, Frank Collins, George Collins, Boydelatour, Cleve Campbell, Mr. Caves, Clarence Long, Harry Rennick, Dee Kurtz, Pittman, Edminster, Walter Fread, Clarence Fread, Mrs. Herron, Woodruff, J.W. Gilbert, H.M. Wood, Winegar, Bert Moore, Lindwall, Ole Synoground, Rohr, Carnahan, Hoens, Mrs. Wooley, John Neill, Robert Roe, Warren Roe, Nesnow, Bartrum and B. Stevens.

In April 1934 he was burning out pitch pine stumps, leaning on his rake. In 1936 he was repairing fences in the "park 40".  

Other Info: Rode with Miss Cuno and Mrs. Shutt in the Buick car, recently near donated to the colony by Dr. Irwin and driven by George Jensen, out to view the chicken ranch which they thought looked fine, even though Mr. and Mrs. Archer were not at home.

Enjoyed a hilarious wood-cutting party in Mrs. Shutt's yard, where he helped Charles Derleth and Rosebud Cuno work up a sizable amount of fuel that was shared by a neighbor and a good time was had by all.

Took an iron wheel to blacksmith Larsen who produced a good, strong wheelbarrow that allowed Winegar to "tote" firewood (gathered from the "park 40" and other places) to the library and needy people.  

Post-Colony History: In 1940 he was living alone in a home in the unincorporated New Llano, Louisiana (site of the old colony).  


Sources: "Llano Colonist": September 5, 1931, April 28, 1934, February 29, 1936; US Census: 1940  


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