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.

Luther Spyker

M, b. 18 December 1818, d. 14 March 1888
Father*John Henry Spyker b. 27 Sep 1782, d. 31 Jan 1854
Mother*Elizabeth Todd b. 3 Mar 1793, d. 31 Oct 1876
  • Luther Spyker was born on 18 December 1818 at Circleville, Pickaway, Ohio.
  • He was the son of John Henry Spyker and Elizabeth Todd.
  • Luther Spyker married Mary Ann Petit on 23 April 1846 at Allen, Ohio.
  • Luther Spyker died on 14 March 1888 at Allen, Ohio, at age 69.
Census DateLocation
15 September 1850Shawnee, Allen, OhioLuther Spyker was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census at Shawnee, Allen, Ohio, living next door to Samuel Spyker.1
4 June 1880Shawnee, Allen, OhioHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Shawnee, Allen, Ohio.2

Children of Luther Spyker and Mary Ann Petit

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 1495.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED222. Dwelling 39.

Julia Ann Spyker

F, b. between 1814 and 1818
Father*John Henry Spyker b. 27 Sep 1782, d. 31 Jan 1854
Mother*Elizabeth Todd b. 3 Mar 1793, d. 31 Oct 1876

Rachel Spyker

F, b. after 1819
Father*John Henry Spyker b. 27 Sep 1782, d. 31 Jan 1854
Mother*Elizabeth Todd b. 3 Mar 1793, d. 31 Oct 1876

Henry Spyker

M, b. after 1819
Father*John Henry Spyker b. 27 Sep 1782, d. 31 Jan 1854
Mother*Elizabeth Todd b. 3 Mar 1793, d. 31 Oct 1876

Elizabeth Spyker

F, b. 31 January 1828, d. 23 June 1897
Father*John Henry Spyker b. 27 Sep 1782, d. 31 Jan 1854
Mother*Elizabeth Todd b. 3 Mar 1793, d. 31 Oct 1876
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationElizabeth Spyker was also known as Eliza.
Married Name16 May 1848As of 16 May 1848,her married name was Longshore.
Married Name1857As of 1857,her married name was Vanatta.
Married Name1857As of 1857,her married name was Vannatta.
  • Elizabeth Spyker was born on 31 January 1828 at Pickaway, Ohio.
  • She was the daughter of John Henry Spyker and Elizabeth Todd.
  • Elizabeth Spyker married J. B. Longshore on 16 May 1848.
  • Elizabeth Spyker married John Vannatta in 1857.
  • Elizabeth Spyker died on 23 June 1897 at Aurora, Illinois, at age 69 Mr. J.D. Vannatta yesterday received a telegram announcing the death of Mrs. Eliza Vannatta, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S.B. Colliver at Aurora, Ill.

    Mrs. Eliza Vannatta was born in Pickaway county, Ohio, Jan. 31, 1828, and died June 23, 1897, aged 69 years, 5 months and 23 days. It is supposed her death was due to heart trouble, and other ailments. Her maiden name was Spyker, and she was a sister of the late Samuel Spyker, of Cridersville. She was married, May 15, 1848, to J.B. Longshore, and moved to Lima in the early fifties, residing on a farm in what is now South Lima, near Main and Vine streets. Her husband died in 1852 and in 1857 she was again united in marriage to Mr. John Vannatta and lived on east Market street, between Jackson and Pine streets, Mr. Vannatta dying in the spring of 1888, of blood poisoning. She was the mother of three children by her first husband, two of whom are living-Mrs. Nelson Shade, of Logansport, Ind., and Mrs. J.D. Vannatta, of 957 west North street; and had five children by her second husband, three of whom are living-Mr. John Vannatta, of Kentucky; Mrs. G.K. Haller, of Allentown, Pa., and Mrs. B.F. Colliver, of Aurora, Ill.

    Mrs. Vannatta has been in poor health for the last five years and was compelled to break up housekeeping on east Market street, afterwards making her home with her daughter in Aurora, Ill.

    Mrs. Vannatta was one of the old settlers of Allen county, loved and honored by all who knew her. Her remains will arrive at 3:15 o'clock tomorrow afternoon and all who wish to see her may call at the house of J.D. Vannatta, west North street, to-morrow afternoon and evening.

    Interment will be made in Woodlawn in a grave beside her husband's.

    THE TIMES DEMOCRAT-LIMA, OHIO
    June 25, 1897.
    Lima Times Democrat June 25, 1897 - Eliza (Spyker) Vannatta obituary
  • She was buried after 23 June 1897 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima, Allen, Ohio.

Levi Spyker

M, b. circa 1820, d. between 1861 and 1865
Father*John Henry Spyker b. 27 Sep 1782, d. 31 Jan 1854
Mother*Elizabeth Todd b. 3 Mar 1793, d. 31 Oct 1876

John Peter Spyker

M, b. 9 August 1775, d. 15 March 1832
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 Peter Spyker was also known as Peter John.
     John Peter Spyker migrated in 1811 at Pickaway, Ohio, George Dreisbach and his brothers [migrated to Pickaway] in 1811 ; also their brother-in-law, Peter Spyker, in the same year.

Children of John Peter Spyker and Sophia Dreisbach