PROFESSOR ALBERTUS Z. WINGER.
Professor Albertus Z. Winger, a well known educator of Wyoming, now superintendent of the schools of District No. 5 at Cokeville, in Lincoln county, was born in Crawford county. Kansas, March 9, 1877, and is a son of the late Martin B. Winger, who was a native of Pennsylvania and a representative of one of the old families of that state, descended from Scotch Irish ancestry, the family being founded in America prior to the Revolutionary war. Martin B. Winger was a successful farmer and stock raiser and was one of the pioneer settlers of Crawford county, Kansas, where he took up his abode in 1874. He there secured a tract of land and devoted his attention to general agricultural pursuits until his death, which occurred in 1895, when he had reached the age of forty-five years. He had married Maria Zimmerman, who was born in Pennsylvania in 1850 and is of German lineage. She is still surviving and occupies the old homestead farm in Kansas. By her marriage she became the mother of nine children, all of whom are yet living.
Professor Winger of this review was the second in order of birth. He pursued his education in the district schools of Crawford county, Kansas, and in the Baker Academy at Baldwin, Kansas, while later he became a student in the State Teachers' College at Greeley. Colorado, where he was graduated in June, 1917, with the degree of Master of Pedagogy. He entered upon his work as an educator in connection with the district schools of Crawford county, Kansas, and later he spent two years as an instructor in the State School for the Blind at Colorado Springs. In September, 1917, he assumed charge of District No. 5, at Cokeville. He has made an excellent record as an educator, imparting clearly and readily to others the knowledge that he has acquired and inspiring teachers and pupils with much of his own zeal and interest in the work. He is constantly seeking out new methods that will promote his efficiency and add to the value of the school work done under his direction. He makes a study of the individual pupil and adapts his work to particular needs, realizing that the real purpose of education is to develop individual capacity.
In his political views Professor Winger is a republican and though not an office seeker keeps well informed on the questions and issues of the day and stands loyally for the support of all those well devised plans and measures which he recognizes as factors for the public good. His religious faith is that of the Methodist Episcopal church and its teachings have guided him in his life's relations, making him a man whom to know is to esteem and honor.