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Jacob Seltzer Spang was the individual for whom the borough of Spangsville was named in 1840. The Spang home, built by his father, Frederick, in 1792, still stands in that area. (William Neislar)

History: Local: Chapter XLVII: Borough of Norristown - Part II : Bean's 1884 History of Montgomery Co, PA

In 1837 the public-houses had increased to nine. The "Washington" was kept by Abraham Markley, the "Rising Sun" by Samuel Sharpless, the "Eagle" by Henry Kerr, the Norristown Hotel by Jacob Spang, and the "Pennsylvania Farmer" by Daniel Emery.
As indicative of the charges going on, we may mention that as public-houses the Washington House, the Rising Sun and Norristown Hotel have for some time ceased to exist. The "Eagle" is the present Rambo House, since greatly enlarged.

History: Local: Chapter XLVII: Borough of Norristown - Part II : Bean's 1884 History of Montgomery Co, PA
SPANG, Jacob Seltzer (I224)
John Bernard Hersberger was named for his maternal grandfather, Johannes George Remsberg and his paternal grandfather, Bernard Hersperger, but most records show him as John B. Hersberger.

As the oldest son, John B. inherited his father Henry's property. However, it appears he also inherited several property problems that had to be settled with his aunts in Equity Court and possibly other debts. There are many records attempting to settle these issues of land in and around Jefferson that had come to his father through his grandfather Bernard Hersperger.

He married Sarah Ann Wiles on September 20, 1820 in the Lutheran Church in Middletown, Frederick County, Maryland. They had three sons. In 1929, John B., Sarah, and their youngest son George Washington Hersberger all died. Their oldest son, Henry Thomas, died about 1832. This left their son John William Hersberger as the only survivor from this family. The guardianship papers show two of his guardians were his uncles, Henry Hersperger and John Dare husband of Susan Hersperger. Most likely he was raised by Henry because John William named many of his children after his first cousins who were Henry's children. Both uncles lived in Jefferson. However, there is one unverified family story that has him placed with a cobbler that he ran away from. That story has him raised by a kindly farmer that found him.

The grave for John B., Sarah Ann, and their two sons are unknown. However, there are many unmarked graves in the Union Cemetery in Jefferson near his father and his brother. They are most likely buried there.

Ann Smart, as documented on www.findagrave,com
HERSBERGER, John Bernard (I1142)
John Spang

PAULLINA, Iowa - John Spang, 85, of Paullina died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church in Paullina with the Rev. Karl Eckhoff officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery in Hartley, Iowa, with military rites conducted by the American Legion Russell West Post 95 of Paullina. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today, with the family present 7 to 8 p.m., at the Gaudian-Eldridge Funeral Home in Paullina.

Mr. Spang was born Dec. 14, 1915, in Sleepy Eye, Minn., the son of Lloyd and Mae (Gallea) Spang. He moved with his family to Moneta, Iowa where he received his education and graduated from Moneta High School. He worked in Spencer, Iowa for one year and later in Los Angeles for two years before farming in the Moneta area in 1939.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He married Margaret Schuldt on Dec. 11, 1947, in Eagle Grove, Iowa. They farmed in the Hartley, Primghar and Sutherland, Iowa, areas for 12 years.

They moved into Paullina in 1959 where he spent 24 years in the livestock feed business and later worked for the Veterans Affairs Commission.

In 1990 he was appointed Veterans Affairs Executive Director for O'Brien County, retiring in 1998. Mrs. Spang died Oct. 20, 1997, in Primghar.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, lifetime member of American Legion Russell West Post 95 of Paullina, where he held various offices. He was manager of the Legion for various activities and served as the Legions Boys State coordinator and was active in the 40 & 8. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Paullina Lions Club, where he served in various offices and was active in the Boy Scouts.

Survivors include a son and his wife, Jon L. and Linda Spang of Mound, Minn.; two daughters and their husbands, Mari Spang Wall and Keith Wall, and Julie and Ralph Aufdenkamp, all of Paullina; five grandchildren, Jonathan, Suzanne and Tyler Spang, Shelby and Rustin Aufdenkamp; three stepgrandchildren, Ira, Everett and Bart Wall; a stepgreat-grandchild; two sisters, Margaret and her husband, Blaine Klingsporn of Worthington, Minn., and Ruth Wells of Minneapolis; a nephew; and a special friend, Evelyn Drennen of Warrenton, Va.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Ernie; and an infant sister, Audrey Jean.
SPANG, John James (I926)
Joseph E. Spang, 96, resident of Forest Grove


Joseph E. Spang, 96, of Forest Grove, died Saturday morning, Sept. 20, 2003 at his home.

A Celebration of Life Service will be scheduled in early October at the Forest Grove United Methodist Church, 1726 Cedar St. in Forest Grove, with Reverend Joanne Tilton Rannells, officiating. Private Inurnment will be held at the Mt. View Memorial Gardens in Forest Grove.

Mr. Spang was born Dec. 5, 1906 in Limerick, Pa., the son of William H. and Eva May (Burke) Spang. His family moved to Pottstown, Pa. shortly thereafter and he grew up and graduated from Pottstown High School.

He was a Veteran of World War II, having been inducted into the United States Army on Oct. 20, 1942. Joseph served for four years with the 870th Field Artillery Battery A 66th Division until he received his Honorable Discharge on Jan. 10, 1946 at the rank of Private First Class.

While attending a USO dance at Fort Stevens while stationed with the Coast Artillery, Joseph met Margaret Ray. They later married on Sept. 21, 1946 at the First Congregational Church in Portland. Following their marriage they made their home in the Portland area until 1969 when they moved to the Forest Grove community. Joseph was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret, on Feb. 5, 2000, after celebrating over 53 years of marriage.

Prior to the war, Joseph worked as a machinist in the mills in Pottstown. Following his discharge, he used his GI benefits to take his training as a dental technician. Joseph worked for McGuire Dental Laboratory (later known as Harrison) for 30 years.

Joseph was a member of the Forest Grove United Methodist Church and the Eagles Lodge, Aerie No. 4 in Portland.

Among his interests, Joseph enjoyed walking, bowling, gardening and yardwork. He also enjoyed puzzles, reading, attending concerts and listening to music. He and Margaret traveled with the Odyssey Club throughout much of the United States and several times to Europe.

He was also preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Martha Spang.

Survivors include his nieces and nephews.

The family suggests that remembrances may be contributions to the Forest Grove United Methodist Church, 1726 Cedar St., Forest Grove, Ore., 97116, or to the Forest Grove Senior Center, P.O. Box 784, Forest Grove, 97116, in his memory.

Forest Grove Memorial Chapel, 503-357-3126, is in charge of the arrangements.
SPANG, Joseph Ernest (I4628)
Joseph P. Kolf, active at St. Mary?s
Joseph Peter Kolf Jr. of Ridgefield, who had been activity in community and church work, died on Friday, Jan. 23, at Danbury Hospital. He was 75 years old and husband of Marianne Conlon Kolf
Mr. Kolf was born in Boston, Mass., on March 27, 1928, a son of Joseph P. and Elizabeth Murphy Kolf. He attended schools in Boston and graduated from Boston College Catholic High School.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Coast Guard aboard the U.S.S. Wakefield, based in Boston.
Mr. Kolf retired after having worked for Stop & Shop Stores for 53 years. He had been a meat cutter, most recently at the Ridgefield store and earlier at Norwalk where he was also meat department manager. He was a member of the Local 371 United Food and Commercial Worker?s Union.
The Kolf family came to Ridgefield 43 years ago from Avon, Mass. Mr. Kolf was active in the Ridgefield community. He was a founding member and former treasurer of the Little Singers of Ridgefield, a boys choir at St. Mary?s Parish, and traveled with them in the mid-1970s to Rome and London.
At St. Mary?s Church he was active in the Daily Adoration Chapel and served as a past member of the parish council.
He was also a former member of the Ridgefield Jaycees.
?He was an avid Boston Red Sox fan, a firm believer in the Democratic Party and enjoyed dancing, most especially with his daughters,? his family said.
Besides his wife of 52 years, Mr. Kolf is survived by two sons, Joseph P. Kolf III and his wife Bunny of Brookfield, and Thomas F. Kolf and Jennifer ?Jenny? Tworek of Lindenhurst, Ill.; five daughters, Maryann Paradise and her husband Edward of Bethel, Michele D. Kolf and Dennis A. Pontanella of Ridgefield, Barbara A. Kenney and her husband James of Old Saybrook, Elizabeth ?Betsy? Pambianchi and her husband Fred of Ridgefield, and Grace A. Kolf of Ridgefield; a sister, Elizabeth Dolaher and her husband Leo of Framingham, Mass.; 14 grandchildren, Erin M. Carney, Kendall A. Paradise, Jennifer R. Filgate, Michele Filgate, Colin J. Filgate, Kaylee Kolf, Briana Kolf, Michael J. Kolf, Ryan M. Pambianchi, Emily G. Pambianchi, Rebecca E. Pambianchi, Matthew E. Kolf, Brendhan A. Kolf and Bridget C. Kolf; and several nieces and nephews.
A brother, Thomas Kolf, and two sisters, Margaret Burns and Catherine Lennon, died before him.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday in St. Mary?s Church.
Burial followed in St. Mary?s Cemetery.
Memorials to the Young Adult Group (Y.A.G.), in which daughter Grace Kolf is involved, may be made in care of Joyce Brigish, 32 November Trail, Weston, CT 06883.
KOLF, Joseph P. Jr. (I1363)
LEMUEL R. SPONG, one of the prominent citizens of East Pennsboro township,
Cumberland county, was born May 21, 1855, in that township, a son of Joseph
and Caroline (Marsh) Spong.

John Leonard Spong, the grandfather, was a native of Germany, and the
grandmother, whose maiden name was De Werter, was a native of Dauphin county.
Joseph Spong was born Feb. 2, 1823, and grew up a farmer boy, with few
educational opportunities. He continued to farm until 1861, when he moved to
West Fairview, and was employed in the nail mill until the works closed. In
politics he was a Democrat. In religious connection he was a Lutheran, and he
was a man universally respected. He married Caroline Marsh, who was born in
York county, from ancestry of the British Isles, and who still survives at
the age of seventy-seven years. Lemuel R. is the only surviving child, two
others dying in infancy, and Noah dying in 1882, aged twenty-five years. Mrs.
Spong is noted for her kind and gentle disposition and is beloved by all who
knew her. She is a devout member of the Lutheran Church.

Lemuel R. Spong was reared to manhood in his native place and at Fairview,
whither his father removed when he was six years of age. He attended the
Fairview schools until he was twelve years old, when he entered the nail
works at a wage of fifty cents a day, and continued to work there, through
all the departments, being promoted from the position of office boy to that
of overseer of the shipping department. In addition to acting as foreman of
this important department he served as agent for the Adams Express Co. and
the Northern Central Railroad at Fairview. In 1884 he was elected register of
wills for Cumberland county, entering upon his duties in January, 1885, and
served his full term, removing his family at that time to Carlisle. In
August, 1888, he became manager for the McCormick estate quarry interests,
and served as such until July, 1900, since which time he has been operating
the Walton quarry of the estate, at Lemoyne, for himself, and is also
interested in other quarries. Mr. Spong is also interested in the manufacture
of a patent fertilizer lime and is erecting an ex tensive plant for the same.
This plant is situated at Bonny Brook, below Carlisle, on the Gettysburg &
Harrisburg railroad. Mr. Spong is also the owner of large farming properties
and other real estate in Cumberland county, and is one of its most substantial
men. He is president of the Mechanicsburg Gas & Water Company.

On Oct. 24, 1875, in West Fairview, Mr. Spong married Miss Rosie Mann,
daughter of George and Mary Ann (Eslinger) Mann. She passed away April 12,
1904, a member of the Lutheran Church, which Mr. Spong also attends and to
which he is a liberal contributor. Politically, he is a Democrat and has been
active in the party since early manhood. Fraternally, he belongs to the Royal
Arcanum, Modern Woodmen and Heptasophs. 
SPONG, Lemuel R. (I3891)
Maiden name was Joy Smith. She brought a son, Joel P. Kaufman into the marriage. 
KAUFMAN, Joy (I826)
Middletown---D. Eugene "Gene" Givens, 68, 681 N. Sixth St., died Aug. 28, 1994, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis after an extended illness. He was born Oct. 13, 1925, near Honey Creek, the son of Elmer and Pearl (Sisson) Givens, and lived his entire life in Henry County. He was self-employed as owner and operator of Givens Insurance Agency in Middletown. He was very active in several ministries at the Middletown Church of the Nazarene including tape ministry and Prime Time Outreach. He was active in the Gideons and Mooreland Lodge F&AM 331. He was a veteran of World War II and Korean Conflict.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Margaret L. (Miller) Givens; two sons and daughters-in-law, Greg and Carolyn Givens of New Castle and Alvin and Nadine Givens of Indianapolis; four daughters, Mrs. Paul (Pat) Wald of Middletown, Mrs. Chris (Faith) Hailey of Anderson, Mrs. Bill (Marcia) Tyner Jr. of England and Madonna Herman of Anderson; 14 grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Hanson and Alice Givens of Minneapolis, Minn., and Arthur and Helen Givens of Warren; two sisters, Audrey Hinshaw of New Castle and Neva Goul of Anderson; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Middletown Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Philip C. Rogers officiating. Friends may call at the church one-half hour before and after the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the building fund of Middletown Church of the Nazarene Family Center. Arrangements are being handled by Ballard and Sons Funeral Home.

Published in The Anderson Herald-Bulletin. Anderson, Indiana, 30 August 1994. 
GIVENS, Delbert Eugene (I855)
59 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I1530)
November, 1965 - Robert was living in Detroit, Michigan 
SPANG, Robert Burke (I139)
On Sunday, July 23, 2000, of West Mifflin; husband of Marian McGill Spang; father of Patricia Cunningham, Suzanne Shidel and Timothy J. Spang; also 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchilden. Friends received at the TEICHART-GRACAN FUNERAL HOME, INC. Wilmot and Kennedy Avenue, Duquesne Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Funeral Blessing Wednesday 10:30 am. Funeral Mass 11 am in St. Joseph's Church, Duquesne.
SPANG, Joseph N. (I2789)
Obituary as it appeared in the Knightstown Banner, Knightstown, Indiana on page 2, issue date April 9, 2003:

FEB. 3, 1916 - APR. 6, 2003 ...

"Mary Kathleen 'Kat" Riggs, 87, a resident of rural Cadiz, died Sunday, April 6 at Rawlins House Convalescent Center in Pendleton. She was born February 3, 1916 in Henry County, a daughter of the late Garfield and Armittie (Craig) Pate.

Mrs. Riggs was a 1934 graduate of Cadiz High School. She was a homemaker and a member of the Friendly Neighbors Home Makers Club and the Farm Bureau Association.

Survivors include two daughters, Phyllis (husband Harry) Boze of Mechanicsburg, and Jama (husband Dr. Robert) Tennant of Greenfield; one son, Glenn Riggs of Shirley; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Tudie Kuhn; one son-in-law, Ronnie Sowers; one daughter-in-law, Deanna Riggs; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester (Codge) Riggs in 1993; one son, Keith Riggs in 1969; one daughter, Marlene K. Sowers, 2001; one granddaughter, Glenna Skinner, 1995; two brothers, Sam and Glen Pate; one sister, Helen Fowler; a half-brother, Harold Kuhn and half-sister, Marie Unger.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Marty Ballard officiating. Burial will follow in Mechanicsburg Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. today (Wednesday, April 9)."
PATE, Mary Kathleen"Kat" (I7411)
Obituary of Beulah Hersberger
"Middletown--Beulah E. Hersberger, 54, Rt. 2 died this morning at Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie.
Surviving are her husband, John; her mother Constance Singleton; a daughter, Mrs. Howard (Patricia) Meyer of Elwood; a son, Donald Hersberger of Middletown; a sister, Wanda Ross of Middletown; and three grandchildren.
Services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Ballard-Shirey Funeral Home at Middletown with the Rev. Russell Galaher officiating. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery."
"Obituary for Beulah Hersberger," Anderson Herald Bulletin, Anderson, IN: Monday, January 15, 1979, bound into a book by year at the Anderson Public Library, p. 14.
SINGLETON, Beulah (I6688)
Racine Post
Racine, Racine Co., Wisconsin
May 1, 2011

Raphael ?Ray? J. Spang, age 92, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2011, at Wheaton-Franciscan All Saints Medical Center. Raphael was born in Caledonia, March 16, 1919, son of the late Louis and Anna (Nee: Barth) Spang Sr.
On June 3, 1944, at St. Edward Catholic Church he was united in marriage to Betty A. Van Blarcom, who preceded him in death on July 23, 1998. He worked on the family farm and owned and operated Spang?s City Service at 14th and Villa, later on 14th and Center. Ray was a longtime member at Holy Name Catholic Church and belonged to the German Club. An avid Brewer fan, he also enjoyed gardening, bowling, fishing, playing cribbage and schafskopf. He will be deeply missed.
Survivors include his sister, Irene Maller; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, other relatives, special friend, John DeMoupied, and many dear friends. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Louis Jr., Helen Henkel, Harvey (Eva), Lucille (Elmer) Wagner, Eunice; and brother-in-law, Francis Maller.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, May 6, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Richard Catholic Church, 1503 Grand Ave., with Rev. Ronald J. Gramza officiating. Entombment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Friday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to one?s favorite charity have been suggested.
SPANG, Raphael J. (I458)
Othniel became a famous painter per Elizabeth Claire Spang 
SPANG, Othniel S. (I74)
RACINE - Mary F. (nee: Hoffman) Spang- Metzger, 56, passed away at home on Saturday, January 9, 2010, following a brave battle with cancer. Mary was born in Raymond Township, Racine County, on May 26, 1953, to the late Ervin and Norma (nee: Morrow) Hoffman. On Christmas Eve, December 24, 2003, Mary was united in marriage with Kevin D. Metzger. A graduate of J.I. Case High School, she owned and operated a residential cleaning service. Among her interests, Mary had profound appreciation for animals ?. dogs, cats, birds, and horses; fishing; and vegetable gardening. She also enjoyed visiting Las Vegas, Nev. a few times a year. Years ago, Mary and Kevin enjoyed fulfilling their dreams of operating a local tavern in Birnamwood. Above all, Mary was happiest when in the midst of her entire family and extensive circle of friends. Surviving are her loving husband, Kevin; step- children, Jaimie (Karl) Keeku, Brian Metzger, and Nikki Spang; five step- grandchildren; sister, Amelia (Gordie) Anderson; Kevin's parents, Kelvin and Jean Metzger; sisters-in-law, Lisa Hoffman, Dawn (Phil) Sheldon, Sherry (Terry) Krachey, and Lisa Metzger; special friends (of whom helped care for Mary during her time of need), Debbie Roushia, Marion Allen, and George Rivest; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends too numerous to mention all by name. In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her beloved brother, John Hoffman. A Memorial service celebrating Mary's life will be held in the Draeger- Langendorf Funeral Home on Thursday, January 14, 2010, at 4 p.m. with Rev. Jeffrey M. Thielen officiating. In accordance with Mary's wishes, cremation will take place. Visitation will be in the funeral home on Thursday from 2 until 4 p.m. In memory of Mary, memorials to the Wheaton Franciscan Cancer Center "Wall of Hope" have been suggested. A special note of thanks to Dr. Richard Odders and his entire staff; Hospice Alliance; and to all our dedicated family members and friends for the compassionate care and support during Mary's journey through cancer. DRAEGER-LANGENDORF FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY 4600 County Line Road 552-9000

Published in Racine Journ 
HOFFMAN, Mary Frances (I51)
RACINE - Mr. Elmer O. Wegner, 89, passed away at his residence on Friday, December 13, 2002. He was born in South Milwaukee on June 24, 1913, the son of the late Ferdinand and Bertha Wegner. He moved to Milwaukee in 1946 and Racine in 1977. On April 11, 1942, in South Milwaukee, he was united in marriage to the former Lucille Spang, who preceded him in death on January 9, 2002. Mr. Wegner served with the Wisconsin Civilian Conservation Corps. He owned and operated bowling lanes in Milwaukee, Silver City Recreation Center, and later, Hank Marino Recreation Center. Later, he was employed by Wrought Washer until his retirement in 1974. Mr. Wegner was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and a charter member of the Racine Golden K. He enjoyed bowling, gardening, and fishing, but most of all, he treasured the time spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Surviving are his two sons, Dr. Robert L. (Mary) Wegner of Racine and Dr. David E. (Marilen) Wegner of Paris, Ill.; grandchildren, James Wegner, Dr. Jon (Stacey) Wegner, Stefanie (Sean) Boland, Bradley (Tela) Wegner, and Ann Wegner; four great-grandchildren, Ashlee, Joshua, Allyson, and Reece; two sisters, Dorothy Delke and Grace Wagner, both of Cudahy; brother-in-law, Raphel Spang of Racine; sisters-in-law, Irene Maller of Caledonia and Eva Spang of Racine; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Herbert and Arnold Wegner. Relatives and friends are asked to meet at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1533 Erie Street, on Monday, December 16, 2002, at 5 p.m. for the Funeral Mass with Rev. John Aiello officiating. Entombment services will be held in the chapel of West Lawn Memorial Park on Tuesday, December 17, 2002, at 10 a.m. Visitation will be in the church on Monday from 3:30 p.m. until the time of the Mass. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested memorials to St. Joseph Catholic Church. DRAEGER-LANGENDORF FUNERAL HOME 1910 Taylor Avenue637-6514
WEGNER, Elmer O. (I491)
Sarah J. Winsor
BOZEMAN- Sarah J. Winsor, 87, of 2509 Westridge Drive, Bozeman, died Monday at the Bozeman Deaconess Hospital.
She was born Aug. 22, 1903, in Lame Deer, Mont., to A.D. and Lucy Spang. She attended grade school in Lame Deer and high school in Ashland and Sumatra, graduating from Sumatra in May 1924. She then attended Commercial School in Poplar, Mont., in 1925. After completing the course, she worked as a secretary to the superintendent at the Fort Peck Indian Agency.
In 1928, she returned to Lame Deer and worked as assistant post master and bookkeeper for A.C. Trading Store. In September 1929, she married Virgil G. Winsor. He preceded her in death in January 1985. She went to work for the CCC-ID Project in August 1935. In July 1942, she transferred to the Northern Cheyenne Agency and Crow Agency as fiscal accounting clerk and book keeper. In 1957, she was transferred to the realty department as a realty assistant until she retired in 1965 after 30 years of employment for the federal government.
She and her husband operated a ranch on the Rosebud Creek. They sold their ranch in 1975 and moved to Hardin. In November 1982, they moved to Bozeman to be near their daughter.
Sarah was a member of the local association of Retired Federal Employees in Bozeman and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. Sarah loved her family and friends. Her hobbies included crocheting, quilting, flower gardening and she loved to shop.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Claudine Stanton of Bozeman; a brother, Wilfred Spang of Lame Deer; four grandchildren, Roger Stanton of Fairfield, Calif., Dr. Shelley Stanton of Mosinee, Wis., Nancy Stanton of Bozeman and Dr. Christine Stanton of Fort Collins, Col.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Bullis Funeral Chapel, Hardin with burial in Fairview Cemetery. Dokken-Nelson Funeral Home, Bozeman, is in charge.
SPANG, Sarah Jane (I439)
She came from Brookville in 1905.

She is burried in Hillview Cemetary --- lot 69 --- no stone. 
COLLINS, Blanche Elizabeth (I525)
Surnames: SPANG

Frederick Spang, an artist of great talent, a cultured gentleman at Reading from 1870 to 1891, was a lineal descendant of Frederick Spang-a prominent iron master of Berks county. Mr. Spang was born Jan. 31, 1834, in Oley township, and was educated at Norristown, to which place his parents had removed when he was but a boy. While prosecuting his studies in painting at Philadelphia he enlisted in Company C, of the 15th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry, and served a term of three years. Upon his discharge he resumed his art studies in Philadelphia and afterward spent several years on California. In 1870, he located in Reading, Pa., where he continued his art work in a successful manner until his decease, Nov. 21, 1891. He painted many portraits and landscape views of great merit and his pictures of still life displayed talent of superior order

(Source - Montgomery, Morton "Historical and Biographical History of Berks County", 1909. as taken from the Berks County Web-Gen Project)

Philadelphia Inquirer - November 25, 1891
The funeral of Frederick Spang will take place from his residence, 28 North Third street in Reading, Pa. Wednesday, November 25 at 2 p.m. Survivors of the Fifteenth Pa Calvary are invited to attend. Train leaves Broad and Callowhill streets at 10 AM. 
SPANG, Frederick (I76)
Spang, Gerald P. 81, of Batavia passed away on Monday, November 29, 2010 at Provena Mercy Medical Center surrounded by his family. He was born December 26, 1928 in Aurora, IL. Gerald was an Army veteran and was member of Blessed Sacrament Church. He graduated from East Aurora High School in 1948 and was a meat cutter by trade. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Donna (Casper) Spang; his children Mark (Cheryl) Spang, Kim (Anne) Spang, Brian (Gerrie) Spang, Tracy Joy, Nick Spang, and Lisa (Michael) Simpson; 7 grandchildren Brett (Jason) Weiss, Justin (Kara) Spang, Nathan Spang, Matt Spang, Spencer Spang, Hannah Joy, and Erin (Dan) Vera; two great grandchildren; his sister Joan Kane; two sisters-in-law Joan Spang and Carol (Gus) Silagi; several nieces and nephews; and special friends Daryl, Patricia, and Sandy. He was preceded in death by his parents Hildegarde (Stull) and John Spang; his brother Thomas Spang; his sister Choral Watgen and brother-in-law Robert Watgen. Funeral from THE DALEIDEN MORTUARY will be Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 9:30am to Blessed Sacrament Church at 10:00am. Fr. John Slampak will officiate with interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 1, 2010 from 3:00pm until 8:00pm at THE DALEIDEN MORTUARY, 220 N. Lake St., Aurora, 630-631-5500. A special thank you to Delnor Glen Senior Living, Provena McAuley Manor, and the medical staff at Provena Mercy Medical Center for all the care that was given to Gerald while he was there. Memorial contributions may be made in Gerald's memory to Seasons Hospice, 606 Potter Rd., DesPlaines, IL 60016.

Published in Beacon News on December 1, 2010 
SPANG, Gerald P. (I380)

Robert W. Spang, a veteran of the Civil war, who was one of the first to respond to his country's call in 1861, is a native of Reading, born Sept. 15, 1845, son of Daniel and Mary (Young) Spang.
Daniel Spang was a son of George, who resided in Amity township, Berks county. There were five children, George, William, John, Daniel and Catherine. Daniel in his earlier years was a manufacturer of mill stones in Reading, later ran a chair factory, and finally engaged in the china and toy business, being located at No.627 Penn street. He was very successful financially, and was a prominent man in Reading. He married Mary, daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth Young. Her father was a pioneer of Reading, and was well known there, a cabinet maker by trade. His father bought property at No.627-629 Penn street, where most of the family reside, from the Penns, and the old house is one of the landmarks of the city. Daniel Spang died when only forty-eight years of age, but his wife lived to be seventy-eight. Their children were as follows: Elizabeth, widow of H. D. Van Horn, a wholesale shoe dealer in Philadelphia, who now makes her home in the old family place on Penn street; Mary, deceased; H. W., engaged in the electrical business in New York City; Robert W.; Emma, Mrs. Holtman; Daniel, Jr., who died March 18, 1907; Sallie, also at the old home; and Isaac, formerly cashier of the Reading National Bank, who married Miss Emma Hendel. Daniel Spang was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, a Republican in politics, and a man highly esteemed by all who knew him.
Robert W. Spang was sent to the public schools, but he was of an active, adventurous temperament, and when only fourteen years of age ran away from home and enlisted in Company B, 93d Pa. V. I., being mustered in at Camp Coleman, Lebanon county. When the war broke out in 1861, he was one of the first to enlist, and saw much active service as a private in the Army of the Potomac, participating in the battles of Yorktown, the Wilderness, Antietam and Spottsylvania. In time he was given a furlough and returned to his home once more. His mother refused to let him rejoin the army, as he was still so young, and he never received a formal discharge until during Grover Cleveland's administration.
On settling down again in Reading Mr. Spang went into the Philadelphia and Reading shops, and learned the trade of a machinist, remaining in the employ of that road for eighteen years. The next eighteen were spent in the electrical business, in company with his brother, and during seven of those years he was in New York City. The last seven years he has been employed by the Carpenter Steel Company, at Reading.
Mr. Spang married Miss Cordelia Filbert, whose great-uncle was the first mayor of Reading. They have one son, Charles R., a plumber by occupation. Mr. Spang is a Lutheran in his religious faith, but his wife and son are of the Reformed faith. He is a man well known in Reading and has many friends. One of his greatest pleasures is to recall from his present pleasant vantage ground, stories of the many hardships which he endured in the days of the war.

(Source - Montgomery, Morton "Historical and Biographical History of Berks County", 1909. as taken from the Berks County Web-Gen Project)

According to the military records posted on Berks County WebGen pages, Robert W. Spang enlisted November 9, 1861; and deserted November 21, 1863.

In Relief of Robert W. Spang - US Senate - Feb 8, 1887
Mr. Cameron, from the Committee on Military Affairs, submitted the following:
The Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred the bill (H.R. 9446) for the relief of Robert W. Spang, having had the same under consideration, beg leave to submit the following report:
Robert W. Spang, when just turned fifteen years of age, enlisted in Company B, Ninety-third Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, September, 1861, as a private, contrary to the wishes of his widowed mother. He was with the Army of the Potomac at the battle of Williamsburg, Va., Fair Oaks, Va., in the seven days' retreat, and Malvern Hill. Returning to Washington, met his regiment and went to South Mountain, Maryland, participating in Couch's long march, reaching Antietam two days after the fight. Was then sent to Fredericksburg, on the Rappahannock, and was in Burnside's retreat, and went into camp, Falmouth, Va. He there received a furlough dated April 20, 1863, for good record, for ten days, expiring May 8, 1863. He overstaid his time, and upon being arrested for desertion, upon Habeas Corpus, at the suggestion of his mother, heard before Hon. Warren J. Woodward, president judge of court of common pleas of Berks County, Pennsylvania, was on June 8, 1863, discharged according to law from the military service of the United States. His military record and character are good. He was a mere boy when he enter the service against the will of his parent, and under the circumstances we report the bill, with the recommendation that it do pass. 
SPANG, Robert William (I95)
STEVENSVILLE - Harold "Hal" E. Spang, 66, of Stevensville, died at his home on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001.

He was born Nov. 12, 1934, in Columbus, Ohio, to Harold and Oma (Forsyth) Spang. He lived in Columbus until 1964. He served in the Marines in Korea and Vietnam. He was wounded in Vietnam and returned to Stevensville, where he had since resided.

Survivors include three children; a sister, Linda Burkhart of Ohio; three half-brothers; sister-in-law Patty Spang; and four nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at Riverside Cemetery in Stevensville, with the VFW Post 1507 performing military honors.

Whitesitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
SPANG, Harold E. (I1206)
STEVENSVILLE - Patty Jean Spang, 73, died at her home on Sunday, May 6, 2007, of lung cancer.

She was born March 2, 1934 at Columbus, Ohio, and was the daughter of Ben and Edith (Berry) Petty.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert M. Spang, in 1996; and her son, Albert D. Spang, in 2003.

Patty is survived by her two sons, Robert of Stevensville and Jeff of Columbus, Ohio; and a daughter, Valerie of Texas. Also surviving is a niece, Valecia; and nephew, Rusty.

Private graveside services will be held.

The Whitesitt Funeral Home in Stevensville is in charge of arrangements.

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PETTY, Patty Jean (I1207)
STOUGHTON - Catherine V. 'Ginny' Spang, 70, formerly of Racine, passed away at the Skaalen Sunset Home in Stoughton on Monday evening, December 9, 2002. Mrs. Spang was born in Racine on March 21, 1932, and had lived in Racine for most of her life. She is survived by three children, George (Susan) Spang of Hustisford, Timothy (Vicki) Spang of Jefferson, and E. Louise Garcia of Racine; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Laura Spencer of Stoughton and Carol (Gerald) Bailey living in California; and two sisters-in-law, Doris and Lucy Greene, both of Racine. Nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives also survive. Mrs. Spang was preceded in death by her daughter, Cyndra Spang; her son, William Spang; four brothers, Howard, Gordon, Emmett, and Milton; and two sisters, Dorothy Clausen and Joyce Perri. Private Graveside services were held at the St. Louis Cemetery on Friday afternoon, December 13, 2002, with Fr. Ronald Crewe officiating. Mrs. Spang's family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Agmi and the staffs of the Stoughton Hospital and the Skaalen Sunset Home for their compassion and loving care. The family would also like to give a heartfelt thank you to Peggy Kiss for the sunshine that she brought to our mother's life. WILSON FUNERAL HOME 1212 Lathrop Avenue634-3361
GREENE, Catherine Virginia (I37)
the Daily News McKeesport - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Marjorie Spang
Washington Township
Formerly of Vandergrift
Marjorie Spang, 96, of Washington Township, formerly of Vandergrift, died Thursday (Jan. 2, 2003) in West Haven Nursing Home, Washington Township.
Born Aug. 6, 1906, in Plumcreek, she lived in Vandergrift for many years before moving to Captiva, Fla., in 1956. She moved back to the Valley in 1993.

Mrs. Spang was a member of the Chapel by the Sea in Sanibel, Fla.

She was a waitress at various restaurants in the Kiski Valley and in Sanibel and Captiva.

Mrs. Spang enjoyed playing cards with her grandchildren, collecting sea shells and taking trips through the Pennsylvania mountains.

Survivors include two sons, William and Arthur Spang, both of Vandergrift; a daughter, Irene Henderson of Oakmont; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Spang was preceded in death by a son, Boyd Spang; her parents, William and Carrie Nelson Thomas; and a sister, Maryedna Walker.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 tonight and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the DUNMIRE-KERR FUNERAL HOME, 244 Franklin Ave., Vandergrift. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Vandergrift Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Douglas Stephens officiating. Burial will be in Gastown, Armstrong County.
THOMAS, Marjorie E. (I1113)
Vivian H. Williams

Feb. 20, 1917 - Sept. 12, 2004

Vivian H. Williams, 87, Anderson, passed away Sept. 12, 2004, at St.
John's Medical Center following a brief illness.

She was born Feb. 20, 1917, in Anderson, the daughter of Dale and
Sharley (Stottlemeyer) Hersberger. For six years she resided at the
Isabel Harter House and had previously lived in Lapel.

She was a 1935 Lapel High School graduate and retired in 1977 from Delco
Remy after 21 years of employment.

She was a member of the Ford Street United Methodist Church in Lapel for
more than 80 years and she taught Sunday school for many years. She was
also a member of United Auto Workers Local 662 and in recent years she
volunteered her services to the Paramount Theatre.

She is survived by three children, Judith (husband, Ken) Mears of
Sarasota, Fla., Barbara (husband, Jack) Roach of York, Pa., and Alan
(wife, Kathy) Williams of Anderson; two brothers, Keith Hersberger and
Dale Hersberger, both of Anderson; two sisters, Jean Henley of Yorktown,
Va., and Harriett Spearman of Anderson; four grandchildren, Lora Mears
of Auburn, N.Y., Jan Schoeber of Syracuse, N.Y., Tom Roach of Ithaca,
N.Y., and Scott Roach of Charlotte, N.C.; and five great-grandchildren,
Benjamin Roach, Adam Roach, Emma Roach, Margaret Roach and Samuel Roach.

She was preceded in death in 1993 by her husband of 55 years, William
Williams; a sister, Virginia Dillie, a brother, Kenneth Hersberger.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home
in Lapel with the Rev. Russell Irwin officiating. Burial will be in
Brookside Cemetery in Lapel.

Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the Isabel Harter House, 600 N. Main St.,
Anderson, IN 46016.

Online condolences:
HERSBERGER, Vivian F. (I4004)

SOURCE: Birth, death dates, parents and spouse from cemetery. 
SCHAEFFER, Wayne Roscoe (I546)
79 "!MYERS Book ["Compass to Computer", compiled by Raichard Stoler MYERS, 1988], pg 122 - listed as Edith SPANG, gave dates and places of birth and marriage to
Henry Stoler MIERLY. " per Duke Clark (rootsweb) dclark There is no direct evidence that this Edith Spang is the daughter of Harvey and Katie Spang.
Possibly living in 1910 with her Aunt and Uncle, Edwin and Caroline Brooks in Gary, Lake County, Indiana.
SPANG, Edith M. (I4407)
80 "100 Roundhead, Pennsylvania Sergeant Co. C 100 Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers. Killed in action near Spottsville Court House. Did not get body." (Descendants of William Graham. J. Reid Spang - 1961). This battle took place from May 8-14, 1864.
________ - "Mustered in August 31, 1861Promoted to Sergeant, Nov. 13, 1862 killed at Spottsylvania C.H. Va., May 12, 1864-Vet."
BRACKEN, Elisha Jacobus (I1234)
81 "Andrew, wife and family moved to Clermont county, Ohio near Goshen around 1800. They are buried in Meyer cemetary. Their son, George is line of ancestry for the Michigan Shetterlys. David is line of ancestry for Indiana Shetterlys. Henry is the line of ancestry for Iowa Shetterlys.." "Shetterly History", manuscript typed by Myron D. Shetterly, 1980. SHETTERLY, Andrew (I3923)
82 "First person to die in Madison County, Indiana" (Shetterly History, Myron D. Shetterly, 1980) SHETTERLY, George (I6938)
83 "Gerold 'Jerry' Hersberger, 48, Tucson, AZ, died Monday in Van Nuys, CA. A native of Lapel, he was reared in Sulphur Springs. Surviving with the widow and several stepchildren in Tucson are five brothers, Robert Hersberger, Anderson; John, Sulphur Springs; Russell, Cambridge City; James, in the Veterans Hospital at Marion; and Roy of Van Nuys, CA; and a sister Jeannette Eller of Honey Creek. Services and burial will take place in Tucson."
"Obituary for Gerold Hersberger," Anderson Herald Bulletin, Anderson, IN: Tuesday, April 16, 1974, obituaries bound by Anderson Public Library, p. 89.
HERSBERGER, Gerold H. (I3898)
84 "Grandpa Spang had his Dental Office on the first floor of 267 Orange (New Haven, CT) with the workshop behind the office where Mr. Watson worked. The living quarters were up the stairs on the upper floors (it was a narrow brownstone building). Grandpa was also very active on the New Haven Board of Education." H. Austin Spang, III. SPANG, Henry Augustine (I183)
85 "Henry G. Wiles died at 8 a. m. today [18 January 1899] at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. W. Dayhoff, Fairground ave., of paralysis, aged 72 years. He had several paralytic strokes within the past few years. Mr. Wiles returned to Hagerstown two weeks ago from Florence, Ala., where he had been living for several years and had large business interests. He was formerly a member of the firm which operated the Hagerstown Sash Factory and one of the contractors who built the Hotel Hamilton. He was a native of Frederick county.
"He was married three times and is survived by this last wife and the following children: Mrs. J. W. Dayhoff, this city; Mr. Jacob Bodman [Bodmer], Poolesville, Md.; Mr. Jacob Little [Zittle], Omaha, Neb.; Frank, Mineola, Tex.; Charles, Washington; Marion [Marvin], Florence, Ala., and Miss Grace, at home. Funeral Friday [20 January]; services at the house at 10 a. m. by Rev. E. H. Delk; interment in Rose Hill." ("Henry Wiles Dead," Daily Mail [Hagerstown, Maryland], 18 January 1899.)

Henry G. Wiles was married three times. He married first Eliza A. Nelson on 25 February 1856 in Carroll County, Maryland. Their children were Laura Doretta, Elizabeth A., Carrie Melissa, and Jessie Venona. After Eliza's death, he married her sister Melissa, the widow of David Richards, on 15 February 1869 in Frederick County, Maryland. Their children were Franklin Alonzo "Frank," Charles Eugene, and Bertha Oliva. After Melissa's death, he married Mary Elizabeth Cruzen on 23 September 1880 in Loudoun County, Virginia. Their children were Virginia, Marvin Willard, and Grace Fay. (written by Eric Painter,, 3/30/2011)
WILES, Henry G. (I3050)
86 "In one of the histories of Mifflin township the Dill family is referred to as 'one of the honored families of Franklin County.'" One Hundred Years, History of Mifflin Presbyterian Church, by Donald W MacCleod, D. D. DILL, Elmer (I1221)
87 "It is probable that Jane Cooper Dill, who belonged to an old Presbyterian family, died before the organization of the Mifflin church, or her name would appear on the list of charter members." One Hundred Years, the story of Mifflin Presbyterian Church, by Donald W MacLeod, D. D. COOPER, Jane (I1223)
88 "John Hersberger, 66, R.R. 1 Daleville, died unexpectedly Friday at Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie.
Born Sept. 20, 1922 in Lapel, he lived most of his life in the Sulphur Springs and Middletown communities before moving to Daleville.
He retired in 1975 from Delco Remy, Anderson, after 33 years in shipping and receiving.
A veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict with the U.S. Army, he earned two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star, and achieved the rank of sergeant.
He was a member of the Arcadia Church of the Brethren, the Redmen's Lodge, Arcadia Senior Citizens, Killbuck Retirees, Phi Beta Psi and Beta Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority Auxiliaries, Muncie, and the United Auto Workers, Local 662.
He was preceded in death by his first wife of 33 years, Buleah [Beulah], by two brothers, an infant son and a daughter.
Survivors include a wife, Virginia Hersberger, Daleville; a son Donnie Hersberger, Middletown; a daughter, Mrs. Howard (Patty) Meyer, Tipton; a stepson, Erick West, Muncie; a step-daughter, Kathy West, Yorktown; by three brothers Roy Hersberger, Van Nuys, California, Russell (Ben) Hersberger, Cambridge City, Bob Hersberger, Anderson; and a sister, Janet Eller, Honey Creek; by six grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Ballard and Sons Funeral Home, 118 S. 5th St., Middletown, Rev. Bob Higgins officiating. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery east of Middletown. Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Little Red Door of Delaware County through the funeral home."
"John Hersberger obituary," Anderson, IN: Sunday, April 16, 1989, bound in a book by year at the Anderson Public Library, p. 138.
HERSBERGER, John Edgar (I3880)
89 "Kooney" died in flu epidemic.

Daily Morning Sun
Springfield, OH
Thursday, March 4, 1920
C. Charles Hornberger, age 27 died at hull hospital Wednesday noon of pneumonia. He was taken to the hospital on Saturday. The body was taken to the home of his mother, Mrs. Mary Hornberger, 206 North Greenmount Avenue, because of the serious illness of his wife at their home, State and Franklin streets. Besides his wife he leaves three children, James, William and Carmella Hornberger, three brothers, Henry, Martin and Robert Hornberger two sisters, Mrs. Mary Zugelder and Mrs. Rose Horst and his mother, Mrs. Mary Hornberger. Mr. Hornberger was a lifelong member of the St. Bernard church and was a member of the South Side Dairy Company. Funeral services will be held at 8L30 o'clock Friday morning at St. Bernard church and burial will be made in St. Bernard cemetery

"Kooney" died in flu 
90 "Marion-- James O. Hersberger, 64, resident of the Marion Veterans Hospital, died Tuesday morning at the hospital after an extended illness.
He was born in Lapel. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Air Force. He had resided at the hospital since 1943.
He is survived by four brothers, John Hersberger of Middletown, Robert Hersberger of Anderson, Russell Hersberger of Cambridge City and Roy Hersberger of Van Nuys, Calif.; one sister Janet Eller of Middletown; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 10 a.m Saturday at Ballard and Sons Funeral Home in Middletown with the Rev. Bob Higgins of Arcadia officiating. Burial will be at Miller Cemetery, east of Middletown. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
"James O. Hersberger obituary," Anderson, IN: Wednesday, November 27, 1985, bound in a book by year at the Anderson Public Library, p. 335.
HERSBERGER, James O. (I3952)
91 "Married and has children". Henry P. Hersperger WILLARD, Thomas (I2714)
92 "Married and has children". Henry P. Hersperger WILLARD, Nevin (I2782)
93 "Otis was a farmer for the first few years of marriage. Then in 1915 he went into the garage business in Hartford. There were only a few cars around but he kept at it and had a good business in Hartford from 1915 to 1947 when he retired. He and Exie traveled around in the U.S. and Canada on vacations. Otis was a member of the Masonic Lodge #83 from 1920 until his death -- a fifty year member. He was master of the lodge for a year or two. Otis and Exie's son Myron is our line of ancestry." (Shetterly History, Myron D. Shetterly, 1980) SHETTERLY, Otis W. (I6963)
94 "Racine Journal Times", Fri. Nov 23, 1956

1108 Park Ave.

Age 76. Passed away Nov. 22 in St. Mary's Hospital. Mrs. Spang was born in Caledonia, Wis. on Aug. 29, 1880. She was a member of St. Louis Church, Caledonia. Surviving are three sons, William of Racine, Robert of Franksville and John of Strawberry Point, IA; two daughters, Mrs. C. F. Dunn of Milwaukee and Mrs. William Cain of Bermuda; 21 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Barbara Haas of Racine. Funeral services will be help Monday, 9 a.m., in the Maresh Funeral Home and 10 a.m. in St. Louis Church, Caledonia, Rev. Alphonse Wissink officiating. Interment will be in St. Louis Cemetery. Friends may call the the MARESH FUNERAL HOME, South Main at Eighth St., Sunday afternoon after 2 o'clock. The Rosary will be recited Sunday evening, 8 o'clock, in the funeral home.
HAAS, Otilla Anne (I19)
95 "Rev. Reid Bracken preached at Mt. Nebo and Plain Churches, Butler County near Prospect, Pennsylvania. Both (husand and wife) were buried at Mt. Nebo. Reverend Reid Bracken was also pastor of Middlesex Church 1820-1832 inclusive, and Portersville Church 1832 to about 1844. " (The Descendants of William Graham, by J. Reid Spang, 1961) BRACKEN, Rev Reid (I1240)
96 "Reverend William Graham, Founder and Rector of Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, which was moved to Richmond, Virginia. Buried on campus at Richmond, Virginia, and later moved to Washington and Lee Campus, Lexington, Va." (Descendants of William Graham, J. Reid Spang - 1961)

NOTE: The above information and the dates of birth and death supplied by J. Reid Spang, do not correspond with online information about Rev. William Graham. 
GRAHAM, Rev William (I1251)
97 "Samuel Albert farmed all his life around Hartford. He owned Hillcrest Farm on the west edge of Hartford. He exhibited farm produce and grains at the Iowa State Fair for many years and was considered top exhibitor with many first prizes on his exhibits. He took an exhibit of farm produce to the Pan-American Exhibition in San Francisco in 1915. He came home with 20 some medals for superior grains. Had top wheat display for the gold medal. All of this was raised on his own farm, Hillcrest.
His greatest pleasure was in fishing the local streams and rivers." (Shetterly History, Myron B. Shetterly, 1980).
SHETTERLY, Samuel Albert (I6961)
98 "The family moved to Warren County, Iowa in 1843. Samuel and Jane Freel Shetterly are buried in Hartford Cemetery. Samuel died February 20, 1866; Jane died on February 12, 1903. Their son, Samuel Albert is our line of ancestry." (Shetterly History, Myron D. Shetterly, 1980) SHETTERLY, Samuel (I6939)
99 "The Givens had farms in Madison, Hamilton and Henry Counties. They moved to the family farm in Middletown, Henry County, Indiana, in 1918. It had 40 acres on both sides of the road. This would remain the family home until 1970 when the farm was sold after Elmer and Pearl died.

The home that the family moved into was only a few years old at the time and consisted of four bedrooms, a parlor, a living room, dining room and kitchen, with front and back porches and a cellar. It was not modern and thus did not have running water and electricity until many years later.

The farm was located 2-1/2 miles southeast of Middletown, Indiana and one-half mile south of the Miller Cemetery where Elmer and Pearl Givens are buried.

The three oldest children (Willis, Fern, Audrey) attended the one room Painter School, 1 mile north of the farm until 1920 when the school closed and then the children went to school in Middletown. The family were members of the Middletown Methodist Church and of the Republican Party" (Arthur Givens -unsigned Genealogy, credited to Arthur by his cousin, Stuart Givens.)

Elmer Givens was accustomed to driving the horse and wagon to Brown County to obtain Sorghum; until his death, John Givens came to dinner every Sunday (Kay Hinshaw Spang, granddaughter)

Anderson Herald/Bulletin-Wednesday, July 16, 1969, p. 20 B, Column 1

Elmer G. Givens
?MIDDLETOWN ? Elmer Glen Givens, 88, retired farmer of this area, died Wednesday
evening in the Rolling Hills Nursing Home in Anderson after an illness of the past several years.
A native of Madison County, he was the son of John and Amanda Hersberger Givens. He was a member of the Middletown United Methodist Church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Frank (Fern) Showers of Indianapolis, Mrs. Carl (Audrey) Hinshaw of New Castle and Mrs. Bert (Neva) Goul of Anderson; four sons, Willis Givens of Indianapolis, Rev. Arthur Givens of Culver, Hanson Givens of Rosemont, Minn., and Eugene Givens of New Castle; a brother, Dr. Willard E. Givens of Washington, D.C.; 20 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Ballard and Shirley Funeral Home, Middletown with the Rev. Morris Howell officiating. Enterment will be in the Miller Cemetery.
GIVENS, Elmer Glenn (I702)
100 "The Spang Family of Boston" indicates that Peter suddenly left Prussia for South Africa after shooting his commanding officer.

Went to Cape Town, South Africa in 1870 (Age 16) after shooting to death his commanding officer. family only received two letters from him
the following is from Franz Spang in South Africa
Peter Franz boarded a ship in 1870, with Laage, working as a sailor/ seaman. We
do not know who was his employer and why he did this. It could maybe have been
to avoid prosecution for the murder. They were in in Cape Town at Tafelbergbay
in 1870/71 and decided to stay in South Africa. In 1872 Peter Franz moved to
Middelburg in the Old Tranvaal Republic,that became the Province Transvaal, that
is now known as Mpumalanga ( this means the place where the sun rises)

Peter Franz was married to Gertuida Elizabeth Bosman and on the 24th of December
1881 a son was born. Frans Pieter Spang. This is my Father's Grandfather. My
uncle has a Certificate of Christening that was witnessed by a FJ Spang and a FL
Spang. This was in all possibly his brother? Your Grandfather?
We do not know who they were and there is no record of them ever staying in
South Africa. There were in all 14 children born, but 12 of them didn?t make it
past 2.
SPANG, Peter Franz (I939)

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