Catherine Spyker

F, b. 20 December 1750, d. 20 March 1758
Father*Peter Spyker b. 27 Oct 1711, d. 13 Jul 1789
Mother*Maria Margaretha Seidel b. 27 Mar 1721, d. 10 Oct 1789
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationCatherine Spyker was also known as Anna Catherine.
  • Catherine Spyker was born on 20 December 1750 at Tulpehocken, Berks, Pennsylvania.
  • She was the daughter of Peter Spyker and Maria Margaretha Seidel.
  • Catherine Spyker died on 20 March 1758 at age 7.

Maria Barbel Spyker

F, b. 29 December 1752, d. before 1789
Father*Peter Spyker b. 27 Oct 1711, d. 13 Jul 1789
Mother*Maria Margaretha Seidel b. 27 Mar 1721, d. 10 Oct 1789
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name15 February 1772As of 15 February 1772,her married name was Gardner.
  • Maria Barbel Spyker was born on 29 December 1752 at Tulpehocken, Berks, Pennsylvania.
  • She was the daughter of Peter Spyker and Maria Margaretha Seidel.
  • Maria Barbel Spyker married Jacob Gardner on 15 February 1772 at Tulpehocken, Berks, Pennsylvania.
  • Maria Barbel Spyker died before 1789.

Colonel John Henry Spyker

M, b. 29 August 1753, d. 1 July 1817
Revolutionary War Patriot - Colonel Henry Spyker - DAR # A107911
Henry Spyker signature (1753-1817)
Father*Peter Spyker b. 27 Oct 1711, d. 13 Jul 1789
Mother*Maria Margaretha Seidel b. 27 Mar 1721, d. 10 Oct 1789
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationColonel John Henry Spyker was also known as Heinrich.
Name VariationColonel John Henry Spyker was also known as Colonel Henry Spyker.
Name VariationColonel John Henry Spyker was also known as John Henrich.
  • Colonel John Henry Spyker was born on 29 August 1753 at Tulpehocken, Berks, Pennsylvania.
  • He was the son of Peter Spyker and Maria Margaretha Seidel.
  • Colonel John Henry Spyker married Anna Maria Weiser, daughter of John Conrad Weiser and Maria Margaret Batdorf, on 29 October 1774 at First Reformed Congregation, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
  • Colonel John Henry Spyker died on 1 July 1817 at Lewisberg, Union, Pennsylvania, at age 63 Henry Spyker, Esquire. His children were: Mrs. Alexander Graham, Jonathan Spyker, &c. He was a son of Peter Spyker, who was president of the courts of Berks county in 1780. The Spykers, Crists, Kadermans, &c., came over with Conrad Weiser to New York, in 1710, from a place called Herrenburg, in Wurtemberg, Germany. In 1729, they all removed together to Tulpehocken, where Henry Spyker was born, 29th August, 1753. He was adjutant, in 1776, of a militia regiment on duty at Arnboy, New Jersey, where he heard the thunder of the battle on the 25th, 26th, and 27th. His manuscript journal is yet in the possession of his granddaughter, Mary Spyker, at Lewisburg, together with many valuable papers, a complete file of almanacs from 1756 down. He was paymaster of the militia from October 1, 1777. to July 27, 1785, during which he disbursed 122,847 pounds, 7s, 6d, and accounted satisfactorily for every cent. He was afterwards member of Assembly for Berks, 1788-90. In 1797, when Jonathan was twelve years old, just the age of Lewisburg, he removed to Lewisburg, where he engaged in store-keeping for a few years; was then appointed a justice, which office he exercised until within a few days of his death.
  • He was buried after 1 July 1817 at Lewisburg Cemetery, Lewisburg, Union, Pennsylvania.
Census DateLocation
1786Tulpehocken, Berks, PennsylvaniaColonel John Henry Spyker appeared on the census of 1786 at Tulpehocken, Berks, Pennsylvania.
1786 census Berks county, PA - Spyker, Peter Esquire, Peter Junior, Henry Esquire, Benjamin Senior
     Henry Spyker was a son of Peter Spyker, Judge of the County Courts. He officiated as Paymaster of the Militia of the county from August 1777, to the close of the Revolution. In the Militia Returns of 1777, his name appears as the Colonel of the 6th Battalion, which was composed of companies in the western section of the county, and he continued at the head of the militia for that section until 1783. In the Fall of 1777, he commanded the 5th and 6th classes, numbering 400 men, in the campaign about Chestnut Hill and Germantown. He represented the County in the General Assembly for the years 1785 and 1786. His residence was in Tulpehocken township, where he carried on a general store until 1800, when he removed to Lewistown, Northumberland County.1
History of Berks County in the Revolution 1774-1783 - Spyker, Henry
Excerpt from "Notes and Queries: Historical, Biographical and Genealogical":
Perhaps the best known of any member of the Spyker family was Colonel Henry Spyker of the Revolution He was the sixth child of Judge Peter. At the early age of 23 years he was in 1776 Adjutant of Col Patton's regiment of Pennsylvania militia, and was on duty in New Jersey, when he heard, as he records in his journal thunder, of battle. He was afterwards colonel of the Sixth battalion. On August 26, 1777, he was commissioned paymaster of the Berks county militia, a position which he occupied until July 27, 1785. During this time his services to the State were simply invaluable. Amid the clamoring of the poorly paid troops he was compelled to exhaust every means of procuring the necessary funds, sometimes supplying the money from his own individual resources. His receipt book covering this long period is a model of neatness and correctness. He expended (British Pounds) 122,847 7s 6d (over $614,235) and accounted accurately for every penny. At the close of the Revolution he engaged in the mercantile business in his native place, besides taking a deep interest in public affairs. In 1784 Mr Spyker was elected to the State Legislature, a position which he filled for three successive terms. In 1795 he erected the first brick house in the newly laid out town of Lewisburg. In 1797 he closed out his interests in Berks county and removed to Lewisburg, then in Northumberland, now in Union county, and the county seat, ten miles above Sunlxiry on the Susquehanna River. At Lewisburg he again engaged in the mercantile business. Soon after his removal to this place he was commissioned a justice of the peace in which capacity he did a vast amount of business until the period of his death, which occurred on July 1, 1817. His wife Maria Weiser Spyker born 1754 died October 11, 1829. Both are buried at Lewisburg where their graves may be seen in the cemetery. They left a number of children.
A STAPLETON Lewisburg, Pa. On 19 December 1777 at Berks County Militia, Tulpehocken, Berks, Pennsylvania, listed as Colonel Henry Spyker of the 6th Battalion, fighting in the Revolutionary War for American Independence; also listed as Spyker's Militia. Colonel John Henry Spyker was listed on the tax roll in 1784 at Berks, Pennsylvania, Spyker, Peter Sr + Jr, Henry, Benjamin.
1784 tax rolls - Berks, PA - Spyker, Peter Sr + Jr, Henry, Benjamin
He was listed on the tax roll on 21 March 1787 at Pennsylvania Tax Rolls including Henry Spyker and Peter Spyker.
Tax Rolls including Henry Spyker and Peter Spyker 21 Mar 1787 The Freeman's Journal (Philadelphia, PA)
On 27 January 1871 Excerpt of Henry Spyker papers including his father Peter Spyker.
Excerpt of Henry Spyker papers incl his father Peter Spyker - 27 Jan 1871 Reading Times (Reading, PA)
On 27 March 1897 Col. Henry Spyker of Berks County. Henry Spyker was a son of Peter Spyker, who was president of the courts of Berks county in 1780. The Spykers came over with the family of Conrad Weiser to New York in 1710, from Germany. In 1729 they all removed to Tulpehocken and settled. There Henry, the subject of this notice, was born, August 29, 1753. Soon after reaching manhood he became identified with the party which favored the independence of the colonies and in 1776 was appointed adjutant of Lieut. Col. John Patton's Berks county Battalion of foot and in active service in the Jerseys during that year. In 1778 he was colonel of the Sixth Battalion, Berks county militia, and was subsequently until July, 1785, paymaster of the militia, during which time he disbursed 122,647 pounds, 7s, 6d and accounted for every cent. He was afterwards a member of Assembly for Berks county from 1788 to 1790. In 1797 Henry Spyker removed to what is now Lewisburg, Union county, Pa., and engaged in storekeeping for a few years. He was then appointed Justice of the Peace and he filled the office till within a few days of his death, which occurred July 1, 1817. He left several children and their descendants still live at or near Lewisburg. Henry Spyker was a man of careful and methodical business habits and his integrity was of the highest order. He left a manuscript journal containing a record of his life written in German, which is said to be in the possession of a granddaughter - Mary Spyker, of Lewisburg - together with many valuable papers, and a complete file of Almanacs from 1756 to the close of his life. His family Bible, a rare edition, is also said to be in the collection. Those who have examined these ancient papers say they are voluminous and of great value to State and local historians.
Col. Henry Spyker of Berks County - 27 Mar 1897 Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, PA)
On 30 October 1897 Biograph of Peter and Maria Seidel Spyker with details of "Colonel Henry Spyker, of the Revolution."
Biograph of Peter and Maria Seidel Spyker - 30 Oct 1897 Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, PA)

Children of Colonel John Henry Spyker and Anna Maria Weiser

Citations

  1. [S345] Pennsylvania, History of Berks County in the Revolution 1774-83, pages 276-277.

baby boy Spyker

M, b. 30 December 1758, d. 30 December 1758
Father*Peter Spyker b. 27 Oct 1711, d. 13 Jul 1789
Mother*Maria Margaretha Seidel b. 27 Mar 1721, d. 10 Oct 1789
  • Baby boy Spyker died on 30 December 1758 at Tulpehocken, Berks, Pennsylvania.
  • He was born on 30 December 1758 at Tulpehocken, Berks, Pennsylvania.
  • He was the son of Peter Spyker and Maria Margaretha Seidel.

John Spyker

M, b. 8 January 1761
Father*Peter Spyker b. 27 Oct 1711, d. 13 Jul 1789
Mother*Maria Margaretha Seidel b. 27 Mar 1721, d. 10 Oct 1789
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJohn Spyker was also known as Johannes.

Children of John Spyker and Anna Elizabeth Seidel

Catharina Lauer

F, b. circa 1750
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationCatharina Lauer was also known as Lower.
Name VariationCatharina Lauer was also known as Maria Catherine.
Married NameHer married name was Spyker.

Children of Catharina Lauer and Benjamin Spyker

Benjamin Spyker Jr.

M, b. circa 1781
Father*Benjamin Spyker b. 16 Mar 1747, d. c 1819
Mother*Catharina Lauer b. c 1750

Reverand Johann Wilhelm Kurtz

M, b. 3 February 1732, d. 27 May 1799
Revolutionary War Patriot - Johan Wilhelm Kurtz - Army private
Father*Johann Georg Kurtz b. 11 Oct 1683, d. 11 Jun 1745
Mother*Anna Katharina Bender b. 1683, d. 1734
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationReverand Johann Wilhelm Kurtz was also known as Kurz.
Name VariationReverand Johann Wilhelm Kurtz was also known as Johan Wilhelm.
Name VariationReverand Johann Wilhelm Kurtz was also known as William.
Name VariationReverand Johann Wilhelm Kurtz was also known as John William.
  • Reverand Johann Wilhelm Kurtz was born on 3 February 1732 at Lutzellinden, Giessen, Hessen, Germany, also reported as 03 June 1732.
  • He was the son of Johann Georg Kurtz and Anna Katharina Bender.
  • Reverand Johann Wilhelm Kurtz married Regina Wittman, daughter of Christian Wittman and Rosina Barbara (?), on 1 November 1759 at Jonestown, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
  • Reverand Johann Wilhelm Kurtz witnessed the baptism of Susan Kurtz on 2 October 1760 at Keller's Lutheran Church, Berks, Pennsylvania; Parents are the sponsors.
  • Reverand Johann Wilhelm Kurtz died on 27 May 1799 at Jonestown, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, at age 67.
  • He was buried after 27 May 1799 at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Jonestown, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, Inscription: Pastor Zion's Lutheran 1787 - 1792.
    John W Kurtz tombstone
     Reverand Johann Wilhelm Kurtz immigrated on 30 September 1754 to from Rotterdam to, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, ship Neptune - Captain Ware. Circa 1777 Army private in the Revolutionary War; part of Captain Kerns Company, 1st Battalion.
Department of Military Affairs burial record - Johan Wilhelm Kurtz - Army private in Revolutionary War
In 1786 at Lebanon, Pennsylvania, Rev. Wilhelm Kurtz, from Lebanon, was the senior pastor on attendance at the meeting of the Synod.
Old Salem in Lebanon - page 122 - In 1786 Rev. Wilhelm Kurtz, from Lebanon, was the senior pastor on attendance at the meeting of the Synod

Child of Reverand Johann Wilhelm Kurtz and Regina Wittman

Anna Elizabeth Spyker

F, b. 18 May 1749
Father*Peter Spyker b. 27 Oct 1711, d. 13 Jul 1789
Mother*Maria Margaretha Seidel b. 27 Mar 1721, d. 10 Oct 1789
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAnna Elizabeth Spyker was also known as Elizabeth.
Married NameHer married name was Gardner.

Philip Gardner

M, b. circa 1748

Jacob Gardner

M, b. circa 1750

Anna Maria Weiser

F, b. 1 April 1754, d. 11 October 1829
Father*John Conrad Weiser b. 29 Sep 1725, d. Sep 1775
Mother*Maria Margaret Batdorf b. 10 Oct 1729, d. 22 Dec 1772
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAnna Maria Weiser was also known as Maria.
Name VariationAnna Maria Weiser was also known as Mary.
Married Name29 October 1774As of 29 October 1774,her married name was Spyker.
     Excerpt from "Notes and Queries: Historical, Biographical and Genealogical":
Perhaps the best known of any member of the Spyker family was Colonel Henry Spyker of the Revolution He was the sixth child of Judge Peter. At the early age of 23 years he was in 1776 Adjutant of Col Patton's regiment of Pennsylvania militia, and was on duty in New Jersey, when he heard, as he records in his journal thunder, of battle. He was afterwards colonel of the Sixth battalion. On August 26, 1777, he was commissioned paymaster of the Berks county militia, a position which he occupied until July 27, 1785. During this time his services to the State were simply invaluable. Amid the clamoring of the poorly paid troops he was compelled to exhaust every means of procuring the necessary funds, sometimes supplying the money from his own individual resources. His receipt book covering this long period is a model of neatness and correctness. He expended (British Pounds) 122,847 7s 6d (over $614,235) and accounted accurately for every penny. At the close of the Revolution he engaged in the mercantile business in his native place, besides taking a deep interest in public affairs. In 1784 Mr Spyker was elected to the State Legislature, a position which he filled for three successive terms. In 1795 he erected the first brick house in the newly laid out town of Lewisburg. In 1797 he closed out his interests in Berks county and removed to Lewisburg, then in Northumberland, now in Union county, and the county seat, ten miles above Sunlxiry on the Susquehanna River. At Lewisburg he again engaged in the mercantile business. Soon after his removal to this place he was commissioned a justice of the peace in which capacity he did a vast amount of business until the period of his death, which occurred on July 1, 1817. His wife Maria Weiser Spyker born 1754 died October 11, 1829. Both are buried at Lewisburg where their graves may be seen in the cemetery. They left a number of children.
A STAPLETON Lewisburg, Pa.

Children of Anna Maria Weiser and Colonel John Henry Spyker

Anna Elizabeth Seidel

F, b. circa 1761
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Spyker.

Children of Anna Elizabeth Seidel and John Spyker

(?) Spyker

F, b. circa 1784
Father*George Peter Spyker b. 25 Nov 1756, d. 18 Aug 1830
Mother*Catherine Etschberger b. 1744, d. 27 Apr 1797

(?) Spyker

F, b. circa 1786
Father*George Peter Spyker b. 25 Nov 1756, d. 18 Aug 1830
Mother*Catherine Etschberger b. 1744, d. 27 Apr 1797

Henry Spyker

M, b. 1788, d. 4 July 1817
Father*George Peter Spyker b. 25 Nov 1756, d. 18 Aug 1830
Mother*Catherine Etschberger b. 1744, d. 27 Apr 1797
Census DateLocation
1810Lewisburg, Northumberland, PennsylvaniaHenry Spyker was referenced on George Peter Spyker's household in the 1810 Census at Lewisburg, Northumberland, Pennsylvania; Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 1; Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 : 2; Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 2; Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1; Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1.

(?) Spyker

F, b. circa 1790
Father*George Peter Spyker b. 25 Nov 1756, d. 18 Aug 1830
Mother*Catherine Etschberger b. 1744, d. 27 Apr 1797

(?) Spyker

M, b. circa 1792
Father*George Peter Spyker b. 25 Nov 1756, d. 18 Aug 1830
Mother*Catherine Etschberger b. 1744, d. 27 Apr 1797

(?) Spyker

F, b. circa 1794
Father*George Peter Spyker b. 25 Nov 1756, d. 18 Aug 1830
Mother*Catherine Etschberger b. 1744, d. 27 Apr 1797

George Spyker

M, b. 1795, d. before 1870
Father*George Peter Spyker b. 25 Nov 1756, d. 18 Aug 1830
Mother*Catherine Etschberger b. 1744, d. 27 Apr 1797

Elizabeth (?)

F, b. 1796
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Spyker.

Sarah Spyker

F, b. 1801
Father*George Peter Spyker b. 25 Nov 1756, d. 18 Aug 1830
Mother*Susan Kurtz b. 8 Aug 1760, d. 30 Mar 1855
Census DateLocation
1810Lewisburg, Northumberland, PennsylvaniaSarah Spyker was referenced on George Peter Spyker's household in the 1810 Census at Lewisburg, Northumberland, Pennsylvania; Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 1; Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 : 2; Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 2; Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1; Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1.

Henry Allshouse

M, b. 1 April 1837, d. 15 December 1932
Census DateLocation
29 June 1880Rose, Jefferson, PennsylvaniaHenry Allshouse was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Rose, Jefferson, Pennsylvania, living next door to Abner Spyker.1

Children of Henry Allshouse and Catharine Spyker

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 58. ED198. Dwelling 231.

Thomas Sylvester Edmonds

M, b. 10 July 1837, d. 28 February 1922
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationThomas Sylvester Edmonds was also known as T. S.
  • Thomas Sylvester Edmonds was born on 10 July 1837 at Pennsylvania.
  • He married Mary Spyker, daughter of Joel Spyker and Mary Wenger, in 1861.
  • Thomas Sylvester Edmonds died on 28 February 1922 at age 84.
Census DateLocation
1880Rose, Jefferson, PennsylvaniaThomas Sylvester Edmonds was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Rose, Jefferson, Pennsylvania.1
13 June 1900Rose, Jefferson, PennsylvaniaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Rose, Jefferson, Pennsylvania, household includes grandchildren Thomas Weaver, age 13, and Zella Krimes, age 9..2
7 January 1920Indiana Ward 3, Indiana, PennsylvaniaHe was listed as father-in-law in John S. Swab's household on the 1920 Census at Indiana Ward 3, Indiana, Pennsylvania.3

Children of Thomas Sylvester Edmonds and Mary Spyker

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Roll: T9_1136; Family History Film: 1255136; Page: 214.2000; Enumeration District: 198; Image: 0430.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED78. Dwelling 159.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED116. Dwelling 230.

Charles Spyker

M, b. circa 1804
Father*George Peter Spyker b. 25 Nov 1756, d. 18 Aug 1830
Mother*Susan Kurtz b. 8 Aug 1760, d. 30 Mar 1855

Magdalena Spyker

F, b. circa 1812
Father*George Peter Spyker b. 25 Nov 1756, d. 18 Aug 1830
Mother*Susan Kurtz b. 8 Aug 1760, d. 30 Mar 1855

John Henry Spyker

M, b. 27 September 1782, d. 31 January 1854
Father*Colonel John Henry Spyker b. 29 Aug 1753, d. 1 Jul 1817
Mother*Anna Maria Weiser b. 1 Apr 1754, d. 11 Oct 1829
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJohn Henry Spyker was also known as Johann Henrich.
Name VariationJohn Henry Spyker was also known as Henry.
  • John Henry Spyker was born on 27 September 1782 at Tulpehocken, Berks, Pennsylvania.
  • He was the son of Colonel John Henry Spyker and Anna Maria Weiser.
  • John Henry Spyker married Elizabeth Todd on 19 August 1810 at Circleville, Pickaway, Ohio.
  • John Henry Spyker died on 31 January 1854 at Shawnee, Allen, Ohio, at age 71.
  • He was buried after 31 January 1854 at Saint Matthew Cemetery, Lima, Allen, Ohio.

Children of John Henry Spyker and Elizabeth Todd

Elizabeth Todd

F, b. 3 March 1793, d. 31 October 1876
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name19 August 1810As of 19 August 1810,her married name was Spyker.
  • Elizabeth Todd was born on 3 March 1793 also reported as 1798.
  • She married John Henry Spyker, son of Colonel John Henry Spyker and Anna Maria Weiser, on 19 August 1810 at Circleville, Pickaway, Ohio.
  • Elizabeth Todd died on 31 October 1876 at age 83.
  • She was buried after 31 October 1876 at Saint Matthew Cemetery, Lima, Allen, Ohio.

Children of Elizabeth Todd and John Henry Spyker

Mary Spyker

F, b. before 1813
Father*John Henry Spyker b. 27 Sep 1782, d. 31 Jan 1854
Mother*Elizabeth Todd b. 3 Mar 1793, d. 31 Oct 1876

Samuel Spyker

M, b. 13 November 1813, d. 24 March 1897
Father*John Henry Spyker b. 27 Sep 1782, d. 31 Jan 1854
Mother*Elizabeth Todd b. 3 Mar 1793, d. 31 Oct 1876
  • Samuel Spyker was born on 13 November 1813 at Circleville, Pickaway, Ohio.
  • He was the son of John Henry Spyker and Elizabeth Todd.
  • Samuel Spyker married Sarah Weaver on 13 December 1835 at Fairfield, Ohio, also reported as 14 Dec 1834.
  • Samuel Spyker married Margaret Losch on 13 August 1851 at Allen, Ohio.
  • Samuel Spyker died on 24 March 1897 at Allen, Ohio, at age 83 Samuel Spyker obituary.
    Lima Times Democrat March 24, 1897 - Samuel Spyker obituary
  • He was buried after 24 March 1897 at Saint Matthew Cemetery, Lima, Allen, Ohio.
Census DateLocation
15 September 1850Shawnee, Allen, OhioSamuel Spyker was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census at Shawnee, Allen, Ohio, living next door to Luther Spyker.1

Children of Samuel Spyker and Sarah Weaver

Children of Samuel Spyker and Margaret Losch

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 1494.